Remove Playtopus virus

My computer caught a virus called Playtopus. It affects my Internet browsers especially Firefox. This nasty program opens a window each time I am running the browser. What is so annoying is it opens a window that cannot be close until I complete what it calls ‘survey’.

I scanned my computer with different anti-virus program but none of them detects Playtopus as virus. It could not be a virus but my main concern right now is to remove Playtopus from the computer. The program, which I downloaded where this thing came from, has been removed using Windows control panel. So bad, Playtopus is nowhere to be found and cannot be uninstall using the same method. So please, if anyone here who can help me get rid of this Playtopus, please share your means now.

I am hoping for immediate response.

Thanks,
MonacoBoy

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  • First of all, you must understand that Playtopus is not a virus. Though, some computer security experts considered it as an adware due to its invasive method. It comes with other software and most of the time will get installed without your complete knowledge. Removing Playtopus is not that hard. It is as easy as uninstalling any programs from control panel. To execute the removal, please follow these steps:

    1. Click Windows Start Menu.
    2. Go to Control Panel.
    3. Click on ‘Uninstall a program’.
    4. Find Playtopus from the lists of installed programs.
    5. Select the subject and then click on ‘Uninstall’ button on upper portion of the window.

  • The previous poster has no idea what they are talking about.

    I am dealing with playtopus. It is a malicous malware virus. It is constantly adapting. it won’t let you uninstall, it won’t let you find its files to delete them. The virus scanners totally over look it.

    This is a dangerous program that allows hackers into your computer. And it is stumping a lot of people.

    Until you find a method to remove it, I haven’t, turn off your internet.

  • My antivirus software uninstalled Playtopus for me; but since it was not removed using the uninstall method on my computer I kept getting pop-ups saying the computer could not run Playtopus. If going using this method:

    1. Click Windows Start Menu.
    2. Go to Control Panel.
    3. Click on ‘Uninstall a program’.
    4. Find Playtopus from the lists of installed programs.
    5. Select the subject and then click on ‘Uninstall’ button on upper portion of the window.

    does not work you can go to Playtopus.com; select DEACTIVATE at the VERY BOTTOM of the page and at the end of uninstall message there is a link to uninstall Playtopus. This works. I did it and have had no more problems.

    Or use this link and select Remove Playtopus at the bottom of the page. http://www.playtopus.com/deactivate/

  • I used the trick from Roses and it seems to be working…for now. But just a side note if it doesn’t help and you are good at editing the computer registry you can give this a try.

    HKEY_CURRENT_USERS > SOFTWARE > APPDATALOW > SOFTWARE > PLAYTOPUS (The playtopus file may be located in just the APPDATALOW file but it doesn’t hurt to surf the SOFTWARE file just to be on the safe side )

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