“Hello New User” Pop-up Removal

Welcome to our “Hello New User” Pop-up removal instructions. This article intends to help you remove “Hello New User” Pop-up from your system and is designed to work for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer and all Windows versions.

In case you have detected a program called “Hello New User” Pop-up on your PC, you are probably experiencing a constant flow of strange messages, popping up on your screen. You may not be really sure how and when this program got in your system, but in case you are looking for how to stop the annoying ads, you have come to the right place. In this article, you will learn how to safely remove the program that is generating these ads on your screen. You may also want to know how you got “Hello New User” Pop-up in the first place, as well as how to prevent future ad invasions. We are going to cover all this in the next lines, where you will find some useful information about the program you are dealing with. Our team has also prepared a detailed removal guide with some easy-to-follow steps that will help you successfully uninstall the ad-generating software, in case you want to get rid of the constant popping boxes. Now, let’s get straight to the point.

Where the annoying ads come from

You have probably noticed that some suspicious and intrusive boxes, banners, ads, links and messages appear, every time you open your browser. The problem you are probably facing is that they are so many and so annoying that you can’t really browse normally and this is driving you crazy. Where all these ads come from? These ads are usually generated and displayed through software known as adware. “Hello New User” Pop-up is an example of such software, which is developed to do exactly that – display ads on the user’s screen.

Now, there are a few things you should know about adware and here we are going to explain the most important things in brief. First of all, adware is a term that comes in short from the words advertisements and software. As you probably know, the Internet is a great place to advertise and marketers create millions of ads every day, in order to show their promotional messages to the users. This is normally done with the help of adware programs like “Hello New User” Pop-up. The idea is to display as many targeted ads as possible, so the users could click on them and hopefully buy online. To do that, adware programs may track users’ online searches, collect data, analyze it and then display relevant advertisement messages on the screen. Of course, the adware developers earn from every single click through the so-called Pay-Per-Click method, therefore, they are trying to display as many ads as possible. However, sometimes the amount of ads that are generated could literally flood the users’ screen and this way become a source of irritation and browsing disturbance.

How can you get adware on your PC?

Adware applications are rarely distributed alone. They usually come bundled with other software, most commonly free software that users download from the web or open-source download platforms. This way, when you run the installation process of the software you want, you usually get an adware installed along with it. Some users may say that this is a bit of a stealthy way of installation; however, they may not know that when they click the “Ok” button they actually agree to install it. In case you want to prevent this from happening, you should know that any additional applications, including adware, are commonly found in the “custom” option of the installation wizard. Reading the EULA would also give you a clue about what exactly you are getting with that installation package. Unfortunately, many users find it too boring to read and very often proceed to the quick install, therefore, they notice the adware only when it starts to disturb them by displaying the annoying banners, pop-ups, and ads on their screen.

Is adware risky for your system?

You are probably concerned by the fact that you can’t stop the ads and your searches are usually redirected to unknown promotional pages and links. This behavior makes many users wrongly assume that adware programs are some kind of a virus infection. But this is not really true, because programs like “Hello New User” Pop-up cannot be related to the malicious activities that viruses normally undertake. Malicious infections like Ransomware or Trojan horses are illegal forms of cybercrime. They can corrupt your data, apply encryptions and ask for a ransom, steal your information, spread to different machines or networks and infect other computers. Adware, on the other hand, is a legal piece of software and cannot do any of the above mentioned harmful activities. However, it could still be a source of irritation, mainly due to its intrusive ads displaying, page redirecting and online tracking activities.

There are users, who are not disturbed by the ads and may even find them helpful, especially when they come across a targeted ad for something they are interested in. But there are also users who consider adware as a source of useless and disturbing popping messages and wish to remove it. For those of you, who belong to the latter group, we’ve provided the removal guide below. It covers all the necessary steps you need to follow to save yourself from the ads invasion.

Threat “Hello New User” Pop-up
Classification Adware
Security Alert
Medium
Negative Effects Intrusive boxes, banners, ads, links and messages appear, every time you open your browser.

“Hello New User” Pop-up 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.

Step 2

(Alternative)

Press and hold the  Start Button button on your keyboard and R. Type appwiz.cpl and click on Ok.

appwiz.cpl

Look for suspicious programs and uninstall them.

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 4“Hello New User” Pop-up Removal from Chrome BrowserChrome

Click Chrome => More Tools => Extensions.

Extensions in Chrome

Locate the Adware and remove it.

“Hello New User” Pop-up 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 “Hello New User” Pop-up. 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.