What is Isasus? And how does it work?
Isasus is a Google Chrome extension that may look like a reliable and useful tool but the truth is, it’s not. In fact, it is categorized as an adware program which is solely dedicated to delivering you ads and flooding your browser with them whenever you browse the internet. If installed, Isasus will alter your Google Chrome’s settings so that the searches you’ll be making will be redirected to multiple suspicious sites and then eventually display search results from Rambler.ru. The searches will first pull up search results from http://supesearches.co/jhr4er.html?q= and then you’ll be redirected again to Nova.rambler.ru.
Isasus also uses java script alerts to aggressively promote the installation of this shady extension. The java script alerts get aggressive to the point where it won’t let you exit the tab unless you install this extension. Another annoying thing about this extension is the constant popping up of ads that could almost occupy your entire browser’s screen which isn’t surprising given the fact that Isasus is an adware program. And just like all adware program, its main purpose is to generate revenue from these ads.
One of the worrisome traits of this extension is its ability to monitor users’ activities and collects information about them. So installing this app is like having a spy that keeps track of all your online moves. It’s important to note that the information gathered is shared with third parties to deliver you sponsored contents that matches your preferences and interests to lure you into clicking those ads which you shouldn’t no matter how tempting the ad can be.
How does Isasus spread online?
This shady extension has lots of distribution techniques before and thankfully it has toned down a notch. It used to be distributed at Sloix.com, and on the Chrome Web Store which are both taken down for some time now. However, it is still distributed on one of the common ways to distribute hijackers – software bundling. Many programs, unwanted ones included, are combined into a single package distributed on free sharing sites. If you install software bundles, you must always opt for the Custom or Advanced installation setup instead of the quick or the standard one so that you’ll get to remove unwanted programs and install the only program you want to install. And just to be on the safe side, it would be better if you download a program from its official distribution site instead of third party sources.
To get rid of Isasus, complete the removal guide below.
Step 1: Launch Google Chrome.
Step 2: Click the wrench icon. And from the drop-down menu click on Tools and then select Extensions.
Step 3: Under the Extensions tab, select Isasus or other suspicious browser extensions related to it and then click on the Trash icon.
Step 4: Click on Remove button from the confirmation dialog box.
Step 5: Reset Google Chrome. To do that, click the three stripes icon located at the upper-right corner of your screen. And then select Settings.
Step 6: under Settings, look for Show advanced settings at the bottom of the page and click on it.
Step 7: Then click on the Reset browser settings button.
Step 8: After that, a dialog box pops up, click the Reset button to Reset Chrome.
Step 9: After you reset Chrome, enable the Phishing and Malware Protection in Chrome to prevent PUPs like Isasus from infecting your computer again in the future. To do that, click Settings once again.
Step 10: Select the Show advanced settings again.
Step 11: Go to the Privacy section and check the Enable phishing and malware protection option.
Step 12: Restart Chrome.
Follow the continued advanced steps below to ensure the removal of Isasus:
Perform a full system scan using SpyRemover Pro.
- Turn on your computer. If it’s already on, you have to reboot
- After that, the BIOS screen will be displayed, but if Windows pops up instead, reboot your computer and try again. Once you’re on the BIOS screen, repeat pressing F8, by doing so the Advanced Option shows up.
- To navigate the Advanced Option use the arrow keys and select Safe Mode with Networking then hit
- Windows will now load the Safe Mode with Networking.
- Press and hold both R key and Windows key.
- If done correctly, the Windows Run Box will show up.
- Type in explorer http://www.fixmypcfree.com/install/spyremoverpro
A single space must be in between explorer and http. Click OK.
- A dialog box will be displayed by Internet Explorer. Click Run to begin downloading SpyRemover Pro. Installation will start automatically once download is done.
- After all the infections are identified, click REMOVE ALL.
- Register SpyRemover Pro to protect your computer from future threats.