I wrote this article to help you remove Bongacams.com. This Bongacams.com removal guide works for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.
Bongacams.com is a pornographic website of Bulgarian origin. It is associated to an adware program. If you have never visited this website, you may find it shocking that you are getting redirected by it. The infected domain opens a backdoor to the web browser. The adware will process redirects through Bongacams.com. It will take you to unsolicited websites which may be unsafe to visit. The shady tool also generates advertisements. Perhaps the biggest threat around it is another activity which you may not be aware of. The adware can monitor your browsing sessions and record information on you.
As we alluded to, you can have the clandestine program enter your system without ever visiting the Bongacams.com website. The adware uses a couple of propagation vectors. It often travels with other programs in a bundle. Freeware, shareware and pirated copies of paid applications are the usual hosts because they do not have a protected license agreement. This allows developers to tamper with them. The download client will be set to process the install of the secluded program. If you do not find the option and change the setting, it will get installed to your computer. We advise you to always read the terms and conditions of the tools you add to your system.
The other entry point for the Bongacams.com adware is through a spam email. The sender will state that the letter is a legitimate notification from a reputable organization. He can write on behalf of the national post, the local police department, a courier firm, a bank, a government branch, a commercial platform, a social network or another entity. Be advised that opening the containing file is enough to allow the secluded program into your machine. Before accessing attached files, you should do your research to make sure the message is genuine. Look up the sender’s name and contacts.
The Bongacams.com Virus
When the Bongacams.com adware enters your computer, it will start to perform its intended tasks per schedule. The furtive program will redirect you at random during your browsing sessions. It will take you to supported websites. The purpose of the adware is to make proceeds for its owners. To do so, it conducts advertising campaigns. Apart from loading pages without your involvement, the malevolent program will display ads on your screen. It will try to get you interested with bargain offers for high quality items. The covert program will show you deals for clothes, accessories, furniture, interior and exterior decorations, technological devices, toys, games and other commodities.
The Bongacams.com adware generates ads in various formats, including pop-ups, pop-unders, in-text links, coupon boxes, freebies, interstitial, floating, contextual, transitional and inline windows. The insidious program will decorate them with colorful patterns, cursive fonts, flash animations and other special effects to make them stand out. The ads contain redirect links to sponsored websites. Clicking on them would be a gamble. There is no guarantee that they are reliable. The Bongacams.com adware does not run security scans to proof the reliability of the third party content before forwarding it to users. The burden of the risk will be yours to bear.
The other security risk around the Bongacams.com adware is connected to personal data. The sinister program is set to track users’ online sessions and gather input from their web browser. It can record your browsing history, cookies, keystrokes, IP address, geographic location, postal code, residency, email account, telephone number, user names, passwords, financial credentials and other details. The gathered input will be packed into catalogs and sold on the darkweb. The proprietors of the insidious program will not ask for permission to monitor, record and trade your web traffic.
Before starting the real removal process, you must reboot in Safe Mode. If you know how to do this, skip the instructions below and proceed to Step 2. If you do not know how to do it, here is how to reboot in Safe mode:
For Windows 98, XP, Millenium and 7:
Reboot your computer. When the first screen of information appears, start repeatedly pressing F8 key. Then choose Safe Mode With Networking from the options.
For Windows 8/8.1
Click the Start button, next click Control Panel —> System and Security —> Administrative Tools —> System Configuration.
Check the Safe Boot option and click OK. Click Restart when asked.
For Windows 10
Open the Start menu and click or tap on the Power button.
While keeping the Shift key pressed, click or tap on Restart.
Please, follow the steps precisely to remove Bongacams.com from the browser:
Remove From Mozilla Firefox:
Open Firefox, click on top-right corner
, click Add-ons, hit Extensions next.
Look for suspicious or unknown extensions, remove them all.
Remove From Chrome:
Open Chrome, click chrome menu icon at the top-right corner —>More Tools —> Extensions. There, identify the malware and select chrome-trash-icon(Remove).
Remove From Internet Explorer:
Open IE, then click IE gear icon on the top-right corner —> Manage Add-ons.
Find the malicious add-on. Remove it by pressing Disable.
Right click on the browser’s shortcut, then click Properties. Remove everything after the .exe” in the Target box.
Open Control Panel by holding the Win Key and R together. Write appwiz.cpl in the field, then click OK.
Here, find any program you had no intention to install and uninstall it.
Run the Task Manager by right clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Start Task Manager.
Look carefully at the file names and descriptions of the running processes. If you find any suspicious one, search on Google for its name, or contact me directly to identify it. If you find a malware process, right-click on it and choose End task.
Open MS Config by holding the Win Key and R together. Type msconfig and hit Enter.
Go in the Startup tab and Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.
Still can not remove Bongacams.com from your browser? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.