Mokiray Virus

Also Known As: Mokiray Ads
Type: Adware
Distribution: Low
Damage level: Medium

Mokiray Virus removal instructions

What is Mokiray?

Mokiray is a potentially unwanted browser plug-in claiming to improve the quality of users' Internet browsing experience by displaying website trust ratings, enabling coupons, comparison shopping, etc. This browser extension is developed by a company called SuperWeb LLC and is optimized for Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome. Although functionality added by Mokiray may seem legitimate, Internet users should be aware that this plugin is considered to be adware. This browser add-on installs on browsers using a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling'. After successful installation, this adware generates various intrusive advertisements including text, banner, search, interstitial, transitional, and full page ads.

Mokiray Ads

Furthermore, Mokiray tracks users' Internet browsing activity by recording various information, including IP addresses, unique identifier numbers, browser information, search queries, URLs visited, pages viewed, and other personal information. Having adware such as Mokiray on your computer may lead to serious privacy issues and malware infections. This browser extension is identical to many other other rogue browser plug-ins created by SuperWeb LLC including FralimboBrowseDen, and CommonShare. This company releases identical rogue browser add-ons under different names to avoid detection by legitimate anti-spyware and anti-virus software. The main purpose of Mokiray, and other similar adware, is to generate revenue by displaying intrusive online advertisements.

Internet users should be aware that, today, most current freeware download websites (for example, download.com, softonic.com, and many others) use 'download clients' to monetize their free services, and therefore, reckless installation of freeware may have serious consequences. Download clients are small programs offering installation of advertised browser add-ons together with the chosen program. By not paying close enough attention when downloading and installing freeware, you may inadvertently install various adware. To avoid installation of Mokiray, or any other similar advertisements-generating browser extensions, study each installation step and decline installation of any bundled adware. When installing freeware, choose the 'Custom' or 'Advanced' installation settings, rather than 'Quick' or 'Typical' - this will allow you to opt-out of installation of bundled adware. Users who already notice "Ads by Mokiray", "Mokiray Deals", and "Powered by Mokiray" when surfing the internet should follow this removal guide to remove this adware from their Internet browser/s.

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Quick menu:

Mokiray virus removal:

Windows 7 users:

Accessing Programs and Features (uninstall) in Windows 7

Click Start (Windows Logo at the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose Control Panel. Locate Programs and click Uninstall a program.

Windows XP users:

Accessing Add or Remove Programs in Windows XP

Click Start, choose Settings and click Control Panel. Locate and click Add or Remove Programs.

Windows 10 and Windows 8 users:

Accessing Programs and Features (uninstall) in Windows 8

Right-click in the lower left corner of the screen, in the Quick Access Menu select Control Panel. In the opened window choose Programs and Features.

Mac OSX users:

Uninstall app in OSX (Mac)

Click Finder, in the opened screen select Applications. Drag the app from the Applications folder to the Trash (located in your Dock), then right click the Trash icon and select Empty Trash.

Removing Mokiray Ads via control panel

In the uninstall programs window, look for "Mokiray", select this entry and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".

After uninstalling the potentially unwanted program (which causes Mokiray ads), scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.

Remove Mokiray virus from Internet browsers:

Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:

Internet Explorer logoRemove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:

Removing Mokiray from Internet Explorer step 1

Click on the "gear" icon Internet Explorer options icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer) select "Manage Add-ons". Look for "Mokiray", select this entry and click "Remove".

Removing Mokiray from Internet Explorer step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the mokiray ads, reset your Internet Explorer settings to default.

Windows XP users: Click Start, click Run, in the opened window type inetcpl.cpl In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows XP

Windows Vista and Windows 7 users: Click the Windows logo, in the start search box type inetcpl.cpl and click enter. In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 7

Windows 8 users: Open Internet Explorer and click the gear icon. Select Internet Options.

Reseting Internet Explorer settings to default in Windows 8 - accessing

In the opened window, select the Advanced tab.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - Internet options advanced tab

Click the Reset button.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - click the Reset button in the Internet options advanced tab

Confirm that you wish to reset Internet Explorer settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - confirm settings reset to default by clicking the reset button

Google Chrome logoRemove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:

Removing Mokiray from Google Chrome step 1

Click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome options icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome) select "Tools" and click on "Extensions". Locate: "Mokiray", select this entry and click the trash can icon.

Removing Mokiray from Google Chrome step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the mokiray ads, reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome) and select Settings. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen. Click the Advanced… link.

Google Chrome settings reset step 1

After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the Reset (Restore settings to their original defaults) button.

Google Chrome settings reset step 2

In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Google Chrome settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Google Chrome settings reset step 3

Mozilla Firefox logoRemove malicious plugins from Mozilla Firefox:

Removing Mokiray from Mozilla Firefox step 1

Click on the Firefox menu firefox menu icon (at the top right corner of the main window) select "Add-ons". Click on "Extensions", in the opened window remove "Mokiray".

Removing Mokiray from Mozilla Firefox step 2

Optional method:

Computer users who have problems with mokiray ads removal can reset their Mozilla Firefox settings.

Open Mozilla Firefox, at the top right corner of the main window, click the Firefox menu, firefox menu icon in the opened menu, click Help.

Accessing settings (Reset Firefox to default settings step 1)

Select Troubleshooting Information.

Accessing Troubleshooting Information (Reset Firefox to default settings step 2)

In the opened window, click the Refresh Firefox button.

Clicking on Refresh Firefox button (Reset Firefox to default settings step 3)

In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the Refresh Firefox button.

Confirm your want to reset Firefox settings to default (Reset Firefox to default settings step 4)

safari browser logoRemove malicious extensions from Safari:

removing adware from safari step 1 - accessing preferences

Make sure your Safari browser is active, click Safari menu, and select Preferences....

removing adware from safari step 2 - removing extensions

In the opened window click Extensions, locate any recently installed suspicious extension, select it and click Uninstall.

Optional method:

Make sure your Safari browser is active and click on Safari menu. From the drop down menu select Clear History and Website Data...

resetting safari step 1

In the opened window select all history and click the Clear History button.

resetting safari step 2

Microsoft Edge logoRemove malicious add-ons from Microsoft Edge:

Removing browser hijackers from Microsoft Edge step 1

Click the three horizontal dots icon edge more icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Extensions". Look for any recently-installed suspicious extensions, right click your mouse on these entries and click "Uninstall".

Removing browser hijackers from Microsoft Edge step 2

Optional method:

Click the three horizontal dots icon edge more icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), and select Settings.

Resetting Microsoft Edge settings step 1

In the opened tab, click the "Choose what to clear" button.

Resetting Microsoft Edge settings step 2

Click Show more and select everything, and then click the "Clear" button.

Resetting Microsoft Edge settings step 3

  • If this didn't help, please follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset Microsoft Edge browser.

Summary:

declining installation of adware while downloading free software sampleCommonly, adware or potentially unwanted applications infiltrate Internet browsers through free software downloads. Note that the safest source for downloading free software is via developers' websites only. To avoid installation of adware, be very attentive when downloading and installing free software. When installing previously-downloaded free programs, choose the custom or advanced installation options – this step will reveal any potentially unwanted applications listed for installation together with your chosen free program.

Removal assistance:
If you are experiencing problems while trying to remove mokiray ads from your computer, please ask for assistance in our malware support forum.

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this was quite easy to fix. thanks

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Malware activity

Global virus and spyware activity level today:

Medium threat activity
Medium

Increased attack rate of infections detected within the last 24 hours.

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