Chitka Pop-ups Removal Guide

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If you search for information on Chitka Pop-ups and how to remove it online, you will definitely be presented with Chitika as well. However, do not be hasty as to believe that Chitka Pop-ups and Chitika have anything in common. Chitika is a legitimate advertising company while Chitka Pop-ups is a piece of adware program that constantly displays pop up advertisements. Usually you would expect the pop-up ads to close after a while, but Chitka Pop-ups ads do not have a close option, and thus, with the advertisements constantly open, user is exposed to possible malware infections.

The reason why Chitka Pop-ups could be responsible for malware infection is because the advertisements displayed may contain links to corrupted websites. One click on such an ad and you will be immediately infected with malware that can seriously jeopardize your PC. What is more, in order to display ads to your liking, Chitka Pop-ups collects information on your internet browsing and if the adware is exploited by a third party, it may collect even such important information as your banking logins and/or passwords!

There is no need to tell you that Chitka Pop-ups enter your system to make easy money. As it collects information on your browsing habits, it makes use of it for marketing purposes by displaying tailored commercial ads. Luckily, it is possible to remove Chitka Pop-ups from your PC manually. Keep in mind that you will also need to check your Hosts file for any possible modifications, because constant pop-ups indicate hosts file modifications.

How to remove Chitka Pop-ups from your PC

  1. Open My Computer and click Local Disk.
  2. Go to Windows folder and open System32.
  3. Click open drivers folder and then open etc folder.
  4. Open hosts file with Notepad.
  5. If you use Windows XP, there should be one line at the end of your hosts file: 127.0.01 localhost. If you use Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8 there should be two lines at the end of the file: 127.0.01 local host and ::11 localhost.
  6. If you see any other lines below the two described above, delete them and save changes.

How to restore default browser settings

Instructions for Internet Explorer

  1. Press Alt+X and click Manage add-ons.
  2. Remove any unfamiliar plugin from Toolbars and Extensions list.

Instructions for Mozilla Firefox

  1. Press Ctrl+Shift+A and Add-ons manager tab will open.
  2. Remove unfamiliar plugins from Extensions list.

Instructions for Google Chrome

  1. Press Alt+F and click Tools.
  2. Go to Extensions and remove all unfamiliar plugins.

Once you are done with manual removal, perform a full system scan with SpyHunter free scanner to make sure that all potentially dangerous files have been removed from your system for good.

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