How to remove 123mania

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Browser Hijacker 123mania

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Name

123mania

Description

123manias are typically offered by third parties as an add-on for Web browsers. They offer toolsets to add features to the browsing experience, but some 123manias are installed without a user's awareness and then deliver unwanted ads through a browser or hijack it to force users to a different home page or search engine.

Type

Browser Hijacker

Manual

How to manually remove 123mania guide. Only for ADVANCED users.

  • Step 1: Basic check for 123mania activity

    Check running processes on your system. Usually you can find 123mania 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 123mania. If you find 123mania process running, right click on it and choose “End Process”. It will disable 123mania for the current Windows session, but remember that if you do not completely remove 123mania using next steps, then your PC will stay vulnerable to malware attack. Next steps are much more important in removing 123mania.

  • Step 2: Disconnect your PC from the Internet

    Prevent the malware from leaking or spreading your personal data. Browser Hijacker usually uses the Internet to transfer all possible and important information you have. Some Browser Hijackers 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%) Browser Hijackers can not access Wi-Fi module preferences. Turning off the Internet will disable 123mania from transferring any data from your PC.

  • Step 3: Enter the safe mode.

    The next step is very important in removing 123mania. After turning off the Internet and disabling 123mania 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 123mania 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 123mania one by one. Here is the list of all files associated with 123mania. Delete all files listed below using the Shift+Delete buttons combination. Always double check the file name as sometimes Browser Hijackers 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.

    • Downloaded

    • GIDCAI32.cab

    • GIDCAI32.dll

    • MSAMAIL.dll

    • msapasrc.dll

    • msapasrc.inf

    • mshtmpre.inf

    • SIPSPI32.cab

    • SIPSPI32.dll

    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 123mania, please check if you have it’s latest version.

    We do not guarantee that 123mania has the same file structure at the moment of deleting.

    After removing all files associated with 123mania 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 did my computer get 123mania?

Computers get infected with 123mania through bundle installing. That’s when a user elects to install 123mania as a free download. 123mania is a browser hijacker designed to make your browser display certain website ads.

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I detected 123mania on my computer. What do I do?

Scan your computer for 123mania immediately. Browser hijackers are usually elaborately disguised and are often hard to detect manually.

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What damage can 123mania do to my computer?

123mania can fully control your computer, change your settings and gain access to your personal information.

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What are the main symptoms of 123mania?

High network activity
Unusual browser settings
Pop-up windows

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Can 123mania spread to other computers?

As with most malware, 123mania is installed manually by the user. A user may install 123mania while installing utility software without even knowing it.

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Countries with the highest 123mania infection rates.

US

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The first recorded appearance of 123mania

2016-02-22

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