How to remove Bawd.me pop-up virus (Chrome Extension Scam)

Bawd.me is a malicious website which displays a “Add Extension to Leave” pop-up to force the users into installing an unwanted Google Chrome extension. These malicious Google Chrome extension may hijack your default search engine or display pop-up ads and unwanted advertisements on web pages that you visit.



The Bawd.me runs a jаvascript code producing a dialog box, telling you you’ll have to “Add Extension to Leave”. Clicking “Leave” once changes it to add a tick box marked “Prevent this page from creating additional dialogs” Thinking that this is the ticket out of the page, you will tick that box and click “OK”. At this point, your tab will go into “Full Screen” mode, and you will be prompted to install a malicious extension.
A typical behavior for malicious extensions installed by Bawd.me is:
  • Advertising banners are injected with the web pages that you are visiting.
  • Random web page text is turned into hyperlinks.
  • Browser popups appear which recommend fake updates or other software.
  • Your browser homepage and default search may be changed
  • Your browser search queries are being redirected or tracked

If your Windows machine gets stuck on a malicious site like Bawd.me, follow these steps to close your browser:

Open the Task Manager by right-clicking the taskbar and then clicking Start Task Manager. Alternatively to start the Windows Task Manager, you can press Ctrl+Alt+Del and click on Task Manager or simply press on Ctrl+Shift+Esc.

 Scroll through the list till you see your web browser’s process and left-click on it once so it becomes highlighted. Once you have selected the browser’s process, click on the End Task button as show in the picture below.



Your browser window should now be closed. The next time you open your browser, do not allow the browser to open the last opened page.

How to remove Bawd.me redirect (Virus Removal Guide)

This malware removal guide may appear overwhelming due to the amount of the steps and numerous programs that are being used. We have only written it this way to provide clear, detailed, and easy to understand instructions that anyone can use to remove malware for free.
Please perform all the steps in the correct order. If you have any questions or doubt at any point, STOP and ask for our assistance.

STEP 1: Reset Google Chrome to the default settings

STEP 1: Reset Google Chrome to the default settings


If you are still experiencing issues with the Bawd.me pop-ups within Chrome, we will need to reset your browser to its default settings.
This step should be performed only if your issues have not been solved by the previous steps.


Google Chrome has an option that will reset itself to its default settings. Resetting your browser settings will reset the unwanted changes caused by installing other programs. However, your saved bookmarks and passwords will not be cleared or changed.
  1. Click on Chrome’s main menu button, represented by three horizontal lines. When the drop-down menu appears, select the option labeled Settings.

Chrome’s Settings should now be displayed in a new tab or window, depending on your configuration. Next, scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the Advanced link (as seen in the below example).

Chrome’s advanced Settings should now be displayed. Scroll down until the Reset browser settingssection is visible, as shown in the example below. Next, click on the Reset settings button.

A confirmation dialog should now be displayed, detailing the components that will be restored to their default state should you continue on with the reset process. To complete the restoration process, click on the Reset button
 










News article is edited by: yakura - 16-04-2018, 14:55

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