How to remove Boot.gapz

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Adware Boot.gapz

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Name

Boot.gapz

Description

A Boot.gapz is a program that grants unauthorized access to a computer, often through a backdoor. Boot.gapzs are typically distributed through other software applications or through downloads, which can seem harmless or legitimate but also deliver malware.

Type

Adware

Manual

How to manually remove Boot.gapz guide. Only for ADVANCED users.

  • Step 1: Basic check for Boot.gapz activity

    Check running processes on your system. Usually you can find Boot.gapz process running. Use the Ctrl+Shift+Esc buttons combination to open system information window and click Processes tab. Scroll down the whole list and try to find the process named like Boot.gapz. If you find Boot.gapz process running, right click on it and choose “End Process”. It will disable Boot.gapz for the current Windows session, but remember that if you do not completely remove Boot.gapz using next steps, then your PC will stay vulnerable to malware attack. Next steps are much more important in removing Boot.gapz.

  • Step 2: Disconnect your PC from the Internet

    Prevent the malware from leaking or spreading your personal data. Adware usually uses the Internet to transfer all possible and important information you have. Some Adwares are not so “Active” and they can simply disable some Windows features and options. To disconnect your PC from the Internet you need to plug-off LAN cable (if you use LAN connection) or to turn of the Wi-Fi module (if you use Wi-Fi Internet connection). Most of (not 100%) Adwares can not access Wi-Fi module preferences. Turning off the Internet will disable Boot.gapz from transferring any data from your PC.

  • Step 3: Enter the safe mode.

    The next step is very important in removing Boot.gapz. After turning off the Internet and disabling Boot.gapz process you will need to reboot your PC in so-called Safe Mode. Safe Mode is a Windows mode which allows you to start the System using only important applications and services. Safe Mode does not usually allow Boot.gapz to load when the system boots (!!!but exceptions can appear!!!). Choose Restart in Windows Start menu and wait until the screen turns off.

    After that you have to follow the next instructions according to the versions of Microsoft Windows you use:

      Windows XP:
    1. Press the F8 key repeatedly when the first screen appears.

    2. Select Safe Mode from Windows Advanced Options Menu and press ENTER.

      Windows Vista, 7:
    1. Press the F8 key repeatedly when the first screen appears.

    2. Use the arrow keys from Windows Advanced Options Menu in order to select Safe Mode and press ENTER.

      Windows 8, 8.1, 10:
    1. Press and hold the Shift button when left-clicking the Restart button on Windows log-on screen.

    2. Select Safe Mode from Windows Troubleshooting boot screen and press ENTER.

  • Step 4: Removing virus files

    Having booted your PC in Safe mode you have to start cleaning your PC manually by deleting every file associated with Boot.gapz one by one. Here is the list of all files associated with Boot.gapz. Delete all files listed below using the Shift+Delete buttons combination. Always double check the file name as sometimes Adwares use very similar filenames as very important system files do and you can mistakenly remove important system file what will harm your system and you will not be able to boot your PC at all.

    Please, remember that viruses are always progressing and sometimes new files can appear. If you are using our offline PDF guide on How to remove Boot.gapz, please check if you have it’s latest version.

    We do not guarantee that Boot.gapz has the same file structure at the moment of deleting.

    After removing all files associated with Boot.gapz that were listed above, reboot your system in normal mode and check if your PC works fine or you still have any troubles.

    It it is OK – congratulations! You have made a great job!

    If it is still NOT ok – use OSHI Defender to check your PC.

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How does Boot.gapz infect my computer?

Boot.gapz is an Adware-type virus. The most common way a computer becomes infected with Boot.gapz is when a user downloads free software or browser toolbars.

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I detected Boot.gapz on my computer. What do I do?

If you have OSHI Defender installed on your computer, it will detect and remove Boot.gapz and all related files. First, restart your browser and then check the Home Page to make sure that you’re still using your preferred search engine (Google, Bing, Yahoo, etc.), because Boot.gapz replaces users’ search engines with ones that display ads.

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What damage can Boot.gapz do to my computer?

Developed by large companies, viruses like Boot.gapz are mostly legal products that hackers use to make money on the ads that Boot.gapz displays on infected computers.

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What are the main symptoms of Boot.gapz?

High network activity
Unusual browser settings
Pop-up windows

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Can Boot.gapz spread to other computers?

As a rule, Boot.gapz requires user interaction and cannot automatically infect other computers on your local network or by using the same USB-disk on additional computers. There may be exceptions, though.

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Countries with the highest Boot.gapz infection rates.

US

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The first recorded appearance of Boot.gapz

2016-02-22

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