Recently we’ve encountered many complaints from users in various countries of the world about special ads popping up in their browsers and originating from http://web.longfintuna.net. The degree of severity of this problem made us publish this article and explain the steps user needs to undertake in order to get rid of web.longfintuna.net malware from the computer which became the target of a special virus attack and is now burdened with this annoying program.
What is web.longfintuna.net in the first place? There have been many articles already published on the web regarding this issue. They all assert that this is a special utility which according to the amendments introduced by it into targeted computer can be classified as an adware program and a browser hijacker. These two categories are rightfully addressed and assigned to this program in our article.
First of all, web.longfintuna.net performs the functions of an adware partner, i.e. other adware programs actively use this utility as a medium for display of online advertisements. These ads were paid for to be displayed by many companies which intend to promote their commodities and services. So, they refer to the help of various adware applications to boost up sales of these products online. This application is like a special engine which is set up to show these ads on a specific computer which became attacked with some particular adware program.
Secondly, web.longfintuna.net is a browser hijacker which is integrated into your browser and causes search engine redirection through this domain. The issue of browser redirection through this domain name is especially peculiar to browsers like Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer, even though other browsers may become affected as well.
The ads displayed through this advertisement platform are shown in the form of web.longfintuna.net pop ups in your default browser. These are not just small (tiny) windows, but rather the ones of pretty large sizes. In these windows users see various ads displayed, and this fact is very irritating to many of them. Plus, the presence of this browser hijacker on the attacked computer considerably slows it down, especially causing browser to function terribly slow.
If you permanently experience web.longfintuna.net ads popping up in your browser while you surf the world wide web this can be a valid sign of your system infected with viruses like Pihar, Tracur, ZeroAccess/Sirefef rootkit, some nasty adware or other potentially unwanted program (abbreviated as PUP).
This application has been developed specifically in order to earn money for its owners and for owners of adware programs using it. Integration of this adware partner into browser gives a good ground to generate web traffic and divert it towards advertised commodities and services. As a result, this may boost up sales of these products, however, the presence of this application on your machine is very dangerous and may tremendously infect your system.
How could this adware platform ever enter your PC? Most probably it got there after you clicked some malicious link online, or downloaded some free program which was bundled with adware utility that used web.longfintuna.net online ad services. You should be very careful when dealing with free applications you download online. Even through some of them are free, the danger is that they may be bundled with a lot of other absolutely useless and even dangerous applications. Web.longfintuna.net is one of them. Whenever you install free programs always make sure you choose the custom installation instead of the standard one. Uncheck installation of all extras like browser hijackers, add-ons, extensions and other useless tools.
In order to delete web.longfintuna.net program from your computer and stop its ads from popping up in your browser we recommend you to scan your system with our security software for thorough system cleanup. Please follow the guidelines below.
Automatic instructions to reset your browser settings:
- Through your browser download Plumbytes Anti-Malware via https://www.system-tips.net/download.php or directly via the link below.
- Scan your computer and remove all detected adware files and registry entries.
- In Plumbytes Anti-Malware click “Tools” tab and select “Reset browser settings”:":
- Give your permission to reset your browser settings by clicking “Yes“:
- You will receive the confirmation windows about browser settings reset successfully. When you reset your browsers through restarting them you will see that adware has been successfully removed and the hijacker has been neutralized.