Help to Get Rid of Playtopus, How to Remove Playtopus Adware?

A nagging adware, called Playtopus

Playtopus is known as a nagging adware, when this infection runs into the target computer, you cannot uninstall it even after you trying to do it many times. When you try to uninstall this adware, you may meet the error message every time somethiang called “RunDLL does its thing. The error message says that ...\AppData\Local\PLAYTO~1\Updater.dll isn't found. Otherwise, it keeps popping up whenever you visiting any web site, you cannot able to stop at all. Usually, this adware program will enter into the target system without your notification, when you are installing some certain free programs which you think that are useful and important to you.


The complains from Playtopus adware’s victims

“My computer caught a virus called Playtopus. It affects my Internet browsers especially Firefox. This nasty program opens a window each time I am running the browser. What is so annoying is it opens a window that cannot be close until I complete what it calls ‘survey’.”

“About a week or so ago, I was stupid enough to respond to a pop-up that told me a virus or trojan had been detected on my PC. It prompted me to press a prompt which would, allegedly, take me to the Microsoft site and give me the chance to download a nifty tool that would find and delete the threat. Like a fool, I responded as prompted, downloaded the tool then ran it. It quickly told me the threat had been detected and removed. By the next day, fed up with these pop-ups every time I visited a site, I looked a bit more closely and saw they were all to do with Playtopus.”

Screenshot of Playtopus


How do I know my computer is infected with Playtopus adware?

If you are facing the same problems with the above mentioned examples, you may know that your computer has got the Playtopus adware infection. In other case, you can notice that your computer is infected with this adware, and you can reviews sufferings below:

Sufferings from Playtopus adware

Suffering 1: this is a dangerous adware.
Suffering 2: this virus cannot uninstall easily, even though try to uninstall from the control panel, it can come back again.
Suffering3: after downloading this infection, it will keep annoying popping up when you visiting a website.
Suffering 4: this program may show fake alert message, which claims your computer has been infected many virus, such as malware, Trojan and so on. 
Suffering 5: target computer can get infected this virus via downloading free software.
Suffering 6: it can affect all kinds of browsers such as Firefox, Google, IE and etc.

Guide to get rid of Playtopus adware step-by step from your computer

Solution 1: uninstall Playtopus adware from attacked computer
Step 1: Click Start Menu, Control Panel, Double-click Add/Remove Programs
Step 2: Scroll down to find Playtopus adware and related programs. Click Uninstall or Remove to uninstall these programs from the attacked computer.

Solution 2: remove Playtopus adware from your browser:
* Internet Explorer
Step 1: open Internet Explorer, navigate to Tools
Step2: Manage Add-ons->Disable 
Playtopus related add-on or extension.
* Mozilla Firefox
Step 1: Open Mozilla Firefox, navigate to Tools-
Step 2:Add-ons->Extensions->Disable Strong Vault related add-on or extension.
* Google Chrome
Step 1: open your Google Chrome; navigate to Wrench Icon->Tools->Extensions
Step2: Unclick the Enabled to disable
Playtopus related add-onsor extension, and then click the Bin button to remove them.

Solution three: find out all the related files as listed and then delete them:
%COMMONPROGRAMFILES%\Microsoft Shared\web server extensions\40\bin\OLD1F.tmp
%PROGRAMFILES%\internet explorer\connection wizard\icwrmind.exe
%PROGRAMFILES%\Adobe\Reader 9.0\Reader\AdobeCollabSync.exe
%COMMONPROGRAMFILES%\Microsoft Shared\Smart Tag\

Solution four: delete the entire registry listed as follows:

Permanently Remove Playtopus With Powerful SpyHunter Anti-Spyware Protection

1. Download SpyHunter Free Scanner here.


2. Double-click on Setup file to start the installation process.

3. Follow the prompts listed on the screen to finish the installation process.

4. To perform a system scan, please click on the Scan Now button.

5. Remove all the listed malware.

Summary: Playtopus is a useless program cannot easily to uninstall by users, and it is an adware that display fake message and pop-up ads. In addition, browser defender is known as a kind of hijack browser virus that can cause many redirections to other malicious websites, and users’ homepage and default search engine will be replaced with its own sites or its related websites.So you have to get rid of Playtopus in a hurry. 

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