Capricornus adware is currently attacking many computers today. The adware is quite similar to other adware samples, such as CoronaBorealis, Sagittarius, etc. Users may see these ads in the first place, but then after the PC reboots they will encounter plenty of Ads by Capricornus to come up everywhere around.
First of all, note that Capricornus is not a good program at all. It spies over your activity in the web and tracks your browsing experience. Furthermore, it permanently redirects you to various third-party web sites, through which your computer may become full of other absolutely dangerous software.
Plus, Capricornus adware is known to cause a lot of stability issues with your computer. You will notice that your system functions extremely slow as a result of malware enabled in it. Hence, your system may start functioning extremely sluggish. We suggest that you scan the system with a proven malware removal tool as demonstrated below.
Capricornus automatic removal tool:
Capricornus removal steps:
- Download GridinSoft Anti-Malware and scan your computer with it.
- Click on “Apply” to remove all infections found after the scan is completed:
- Shut down all your available browsers.
- In GridinSoft Anti-Malware click on “Tools” and then on “Reset browser settings“:
- Follow the instructions, select browsers you need to be reset, and click on “Reset” button. Finally, restart your computer to apply all made changes:
Video explaining how to reset your browser using GridinSoft Anti-Malware:
How to prevent your PC from being reinfected with Capricornus in the future.
GridinSoft Anti-Malware offers excellent solution which may help to prevent your system from being contaminated with malware ahead of time. This feature is referred to as “Real-Time Protection”. By default, it is disabled once you install the software. To enable it, please click on “Protect” button and press “Start” as demonstrated below:
This options helps you to prevent execution of malicious programs and to avoid their installation ahead of time. When certain malware tries to install itself into your system, GridinSoft Anti-Malware and its Real-Time Protection module will terminate this installation attempt ahead of time. You may click on “Confirm” button to continue blocking this malicious program, or to select “Ignore this file” and allow the malicious application to be installed (at your own risk):