Remove tv.channel157news.com virus

Whenever I browser the Internet, I keep on getting a pop-up advertisements from tv.channel157news.com. I suppose a virus has infected my computer. Last program I download was a file from Torrent. I saw signs of irregularities when running the downloaded file, so I cancelled it immediately. I am not sure, but some adware or malware is already installed on the computer causing some pop-ups and redirect to tv.channel157news.com.

The pop-up advertisements from the said URL are in random format. Here are the most common things I can see:
– How many triangles to you see in this picture?
– How many hands do you see?
– Shoot the new iPhone 5
– Body Age. Discover what is your real body age.
– Body Age. Personal Test.

I have done several virus scans on my computer but it will help me get rid of the tv.channel157news.com virus. I see no entry on the control panel’s add and remove program so there nothing to be uninstalled.

Thanks in advance to someone in this forum that can tell me the proper removal procedure for this virus. I’ll keep on looking from other forums as well, if I found the correct method of eliminating tv.channel157news.com, I will update this post right away.

1 Response

  1. dexter says:

    I have the other version of this virus few weeks ago. It is not tv.channel157news.com, but the symptoms are the same especially the “Sponsorship” ads that pop-ups. It is quite difficult to remove using only your default antivirus program. Chances are, installed security program on the PC may have been disabled by the virus. Here is what I did.

    1. Download Norton Power Eraser and start scanning my computer. It found a couple of PUP (not virus) items on my Profiles folder.
    – Download NPE here: http://www.precisesecurity.com/tools-resources/free-antivirus/norton-power-eraser

    2. Download and scan the computer with AdwCleaner. This is a free tool that is getting popular these days that adware are overflowing on the Internet. The tool scans and deletes unwanted programs and entities straightaway.
    – Download AdwCleaner here: http://www.softpedia.com/get/Antivirus/Removal-Tools/AdwCleaner.shtml

    3. Download and scan the computer with Avast Browser Cleanup. Another free tool that was made specifically to remove unwanted entries from the browser. It removes unknown add-ons, extensions, and plug-ins.
    – Download Avast Browser Cleanup here: http://www.precisesecurity.com/tools-resources/adware-tools/avast-browser-cleanup-download-and-usage

    Another scanners you may try that are effective in removing malicious object like tv.channel157news.com are Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and SuperAntispyware.