Guntony Chrome “Virus” Removal

Welcome to our Guntony “Virus” removal instructions. This article intends to help you remove Guntony from your system and is designed to work for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer and all Windows versions.

Adware, for the most part, is an annoyance to most computer users. The name itself can be traced back to the words Adware and software. In other words, they are pieces of software supported by ads. While this may seem harmless based on how it sounds, it can become very dangerous in the hands of malicious individuals – such as hackers. Naturally, offsetting the development cost of a piece of software can be achieved using Adware and allow the developers to provide free software. They usually come bundled inside the software package that a user installs on his machine. The revenue provided by these ads in legitimate software can also motivate the developer to continue updating and maintaining the program.

However, it is important to note that not every single Adware has a harmless intent. Some of them are developed by hackers who only aim to gain a quick buck. They load the software with ads that get displayed in various manners – most of them being very obstructive and diminish your computing experience. Without knowing it, you may already be affected by Adware – or more specifically, Guntony – because you usually do not notice the hidden options of installers where the Adware resides. Nevertheless, do not fear, because we are here to help you. In the following article you will find a summarized description of the functions of Adware – and Guntony . Before jumping to the removal guide below, be sure to read and understand this article. Knowledge is the key to success and your most useful weapon against this threat.

What is Guntony Chrome “Virus”? What does it do?

As we already discussed – Guntony is a type of Adware. They come in two forms – legitimate and unwanted. The legitimate end of the spectrum generally is generally occupied by useful software that use ads to support their development. The benefits you get from this are a reduced price – or none whatsoever. In addition to that, you support the development and motive the creators to continue working on this program. On the other side of the spectrum, we also have the unwanted side of Adware. In most cases, these programs are useless and provide you no real benefit. They may include some sort of half-sassed functionality, but this is easily recognized – when the developers didn’t spent the majority of their efforts on the advertised functionality. Instead, they focus on the hidden side – intrusive ads. The way they deliver them differs, but we have outlined the three most common practices below:

  • Banners are the first type of ads, usually positioned at the top, bottom and sides of the web page. While not as obstructive as the rest, they are nonetheless large and sometimes cover the entirety of the white space. They are an annoying sight to see.
  • In-text ads are more cunning in nature. They hide in the text of the page and take the shape of hyperlinks. You can usually identify them, because, for the most part, they look out of place. Sometimes, if you hover your mouse over it, a pop-up can appear containing an ad.
  • The last, and definitely not the least, are the pop-up ads. They represent big, spacious windows covering the entire page with a large ad. You can occasionally find them populating a separate browsing window. Whichever the case, their most defining feature is their pop-up nature – they appear suddenly and without notice, possibly startling you too.

What is Spyware? How does it affect me?

Another negative side, is the possibility of being infected with a Spyware program – installed alongside Adware. This is a privacy invasion program that only aims to do one thing – steal personal information. One example is the collection of browser related information. This can include stuff such as the browsing history, your habits and patterns during surfing and more. They then send this information back to the source – the hacker, usually – and use it to manipulate the ads displayed through the Adware. When this happens, there is a possibility that the ads become more believable and real. They may show a long wanted product or service at an affordable price. Whatever the case, always remember that this is rarely true and is only an attempt at social engineering. They wish you lure you into interacting with the ads, into clicking them. Because if you do so, you not only generate revenue to them, but also get caught in a dangerous location on the net. Do not fall for their tricks. Act now and follow the guide below to completely remove Guntony .

Threat Guntony
Classification Adware
Security Alert
Medium
Negative Effects A myriad of ads displayed in cunning ways. 

Guntony Chrome “Virus” Removal

Step1Reveal Hidden Files. If you don’t know how to do this, ask us in the comments.

Step 2Press Start Button => Control Panel => Uninstall a program.

Uninstall in Control Panel

Locate the Adware and any other suspicious looking programs and uninstall them.

Additional 2.1:

Sort the programs by Installed On.

Installed On

Delete recent suspicious entries.

Additional 2.2:

In the search field type => msconfig => hit Enter.

Type msconfig

Go to Startup and disable all entries with Unknown as Manufacturer.

Disable Unknown Manufacturer

Step 3Start Button => Search=> Copy/Paste “notepad %windir%/system32/Drivers/etc/hosts” => Enter.

Hosts File

If you notice other IPs different from the localhost IPs – you might be in danger!

Localhost IPs

Ask for additional help in the comments.

Step 4Guntony Removal from Chrome BrowserChrome

Click Chrome => More Tools => Extensions.

Extensions in Chrome

Locate the Adware and remove it.

Guntony Removal from Firefox BrowserFirefox

Click Bars in Firefox => Add-ons=> Extensions.

Extensions in Firefox

Locate the Adware and delete it.

Removal from Internet ExplorerInternet Explorer

Press on IE Gear => Manage Add-ons =>

Extensions in IE

Find the Adware and remove it.

Step 5Right click on the Taskbar => Start Task Manager.

Start Windows Task Manager

Navigate to Processes.

Processes in Task Manager

Locate any suspicious processes associated with Guntony . Right click on the process = > Open File Location => End Process = > Delete the directories with the suspicious files.

Step 6Start Button => Search => Type:

  • %AppData%
  • %LocalAppData%
  • %ProgramData%
  • %WinDir%
  • %Temp%

Type in Search

Hit Enter after each new search. Check each Folder and delete recent entries.

If you run into any trouble – ask us for help in the comments section!

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Daniel Sadakov has a degree in Information Technology and specializes in web and mobile cyber security. He harbors a strong detestation for anything and everything malicious and has committed his resources and time to battling all manners of web and mobile threats. He has founded MobileSecurityZone.com , a website dedicated to covering the top tech stories and providing useful tips for the everyday user, in an effort to reach and help more people. In his off time he is an avid book reader, occasional PC gamer and affectionate football spectator. Daniel would hardly begrudge anyone who might call him a computer nerd, yet this might be just the thing one needs in case of a security issue.