You could be mistaken for thinking that PingPong appear on the page you are visiting is a common phenomenon. But the infection is actually real that this is an adware which is developed for generating random ads or specific advertisements related to your searching. Even this is not a hot issue which has taken the internet by storm, it is a new popular adware that reported by a lot of computer users. There is nothing different between this adware and other advertising programs as they are all created for displaying ads on screen when they have been installed on target computers via making use of free applications, email attachments and pop up links.
What is PingPong?
PingPong is an adware that spread on the Internet widely. Usually, this adware gets into computers via software bundling. Hence, you must be careful extremely. It is necessary to run scan with anti-spyware software before you add new files to the system. The PC will be suck when it is attacked by this kind of program. Unknown ads can pop out on the desktop without limitation. You can see these annoying ads on regular websites like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. Keep in mind that those ads are irregular even malicious.
It’s wise not to click any pop-up link. Or you could be led to commercial pages which may contain dangerous PC threats. PingPong would ask you to download free media or players. Also these messages can lead you to additional chaos or dangers. On the other hand, the pest adds new registry keys secretly so as to run along with the system. Meanwhile it occupies great system resources, which slows down the whole PC performance. Your Internet connection could be shut down suddenly. That is, PingPong will disrupt your work on the computer. The earlier you remove it, the better it will be.
You are not fond of PingPong pop-up ads
1.It can take up your system resource to degrade your computer performance.
2.It will invite more useless toolbars to attached to your web browser.
3.It may turn your text into hyperlink.
4.I t may change your background.
5.It will track and store your online traces such as search keywords, favorites, bookmarks, browser history.
How PingPong adware run into your computer without your knowledge?
It pretends to be helpful to save your money and time, however, it is intrusive and get into your computer without your knowledge. Usually it can bundle with free software downloads or online games downloads or sneak into your computer via clicking unknown attachments, spam email attachments, visiting questionable websites, sharing malicious files with other users online, etc.
Note: To get rid of the annoying ads and protect both your computer and personal information, you have to remove PingPong from the computer as soon as possible. Have trouble uninstalling the unwanted software from your Windows manually? Download and install a powerful third-party removal tool to clear the program quickly.
PingPong removal instructions:
- Uninstall PingPong via Control Panel
- Remove unwanted add-ons/toolbars from browsers
- Reset your browser settings (Optional)
If you want to manually get rid of the unwanted pop-up ads caused by the adware program from the PC, follow the guide below to perform the removal. If the manual method doesn’t fix the problem, try the automatic removal then.
Uninstall PingPong via Control Panel
- Open the Start menu by pressing the Windows key.
- Click Settings and then click System on the Settings menu.
- Select Apps & features on the left side. A list of all installed programs will show up in the right pane.
- Select the adware program and click the Uninstall button.
- Click the Uninstall in the pop-up to confirm.
- Click on the Start button and select Control Panel (Windows 7/Vista). If you use Windows 8/8.1, press the WIN (Windows) key and the X key together to open User Power Menu and then click on Control Panel.
- Click on Uninstall a program under Programs (View by: category.) or Programs and Features (View by: Large Icons).
- Find the adware or its related programs and click on Uninstall button.
- Click on Start button and click on Control Panel.
- Double click on Add/Remove Programs.
- When all the programs are displayed, find the unwanted program and click on Remove button.
Remove unwanted add-ons/toolbars from browsers
PingPong may install some browser add-ons or toolbars to inject advertisements into the web pages. You need to check the browser extensions and remove any suspicious one.
Click the Tools button, and then select Manage Add-ons from the drop-down menu.
Click on Toolbars and Extensions under types of add-ons.
If any toolbar or add-on associated with the unwanted program is found, click Remove button to delete it.
Note: If you use Edge browser, extensions aren’t available in Microsoft Edge at this time.
Click Tools or the Firefox menu button and choose Add-ons from the pull-down menu.
Select the Extensions on the left side of the page. All the installed Firefox add-ons will be displayed on the right. Find PingPong or other suspicious add-ons and click the Remove button to uninstall them.
Click on the Chrome menu button at the top-right corner of the browser and click on More Tools and thenExtensions.
All the installed Chrome extensions available are showed. Find the extensions that are associated with the adware program and click on the trashcan icon.
Click on “Opera” menu icon at the top left corner and select Extensions -> Extensions manager from the menu.
In the Extensions page, search for any extension strange to you that is related to PingPong and remove it from the browser.
Click the Safari menu icon at the top right corner of the browser and select Preferences from the menu.
Select Extensions tab and remove the unwanted add-on by clicking Uninstall button.
Tips: If the Remove or Uninstall button next to the unwanted software add-on is greyed out, it means it can’t be removed. How to deal with such stubborn software/browser add-ons? We suggest you use a powerful removal tool to scan for such unnecessary items and clear them forcibly and completely.
Reset your browser settings (Optional)
Sometimes potentially unwanted programs like PingPong may change the homepage, search engine and other browser settings. If the settings can’t reverse successfully after you manually changed the default homepage and settings, you can try resetting the browser settings to defaults. Please note that this will also erase all your installed add-ons and your customizations on browsers.
Click on Tools, and then select Internet Options from the menu.
In the Internet options window, go to the Advanced tab and then click on Reset button.
In the Reset Internet Explorer Settings dialog box, check the Delete personal settings option and click Reset to confirm.
When resetting browser settings is completed, please click Close and then click OK.
Click on Help on the menu bar and then select Troubleshooting Information.
Click on Refresh Firefox button in the Troubleshooting information page.
When the Reset Firefox dialog box appears, click on Refresh Firefox button to confirm the changes.
Click on the Google Chrome menu button in the top-right corner of the browser and select Settings from the menu.
In the chrome settings page, scroll down to the bottom and click on Show Advanced Settings.
Click on Reset browser settings button at the bottom of the page.
When the Reset Browser Settings dialog box pops up, click on Reset button.
Open Opera and type opera://about in the address bar.
In the About Opera page, go to the Paths section.
Note the Profile and Cache values. In my case, they have following path:
C:\Users\winaero\AppData\Roaming\Opera Software\Opera Stable
C:\Users\winaero\AppData\Local\Opera Software\Opera Stable
Close Opera and then delete these two folders: Profile and Cache.
Now run Opera. All its settings will be reverted to their defaults.
Click on the gear icon in the top right corner and click on the Reset Safari in the drop-down menu.
When a warning dialog box appears, click on the Reset button to complete the process.
Safari will restart automatically.
Remove PingPong quickly by using SpyHunter
If you want to quickly uninstall the program as well as its other components, use a third-party removal tool to remove them. SpyHunter is able to find and remove malware like Trojans, worms rookits and other harmful threats completely. In addition, it is also good at detecting and clearing browser hijackers, adware, spyware and other potentially unwanted programs. Follow the steps below to use SpyHunter to get rid of PingPong from your computer easily.
Download SpyHunter to your computer.
Make sure that both its product version and DB version are the newest versions before scanning your system. Close all running files, folders and applications and then click Scan Computer Now button to scan your PC.
The scanning usually takes several minutes to complete. The scanning may be displayed as the image below:
When the scan is complete, all the items associated with PingPong will be displayed in the search results. Click on Fix Threats to remove all of them. (Note: You need to register for the full version of SpyHunter so as to completely delete the threats.)
The adware have been a real headache to lots of computer users worldwide. They can be created every once in a while and put on the Internet among malicious web sites, freeware and spam attachments. They can also attack most of the systems including Windows 7, Vista and XP. Even though your computer has been protected by antivirus software, it can still have the chances to be attacked by this PingPong virus because this virus doesn’t need permission to install. And once it’s installed successfully, it can even hide itself deep down in the targeted systems from being seen. You can experience constant stuck on the computer and everything runs very slow. Many security pop ups will also be displayed. But the most dangerous part of this PingPong virus is that it can help computer hackers gather all the valuable information on targeted computers. So it should be removed completely.