Sushi-idea.com Ads Pop-ups – How to fix your browser?

Written by Valdis Koks

Sushi-idea.com search hijacker is a kind of malware that infuses into your system, and after that modifies the search engine configurations in your browser to one which it wants. It also makes different unpleasant changes that can provoke private data leaks, as well as to other malware penetration. In this article, you will read the guide of Sushi-idea.com hijacker clearing in a couple of strategies, as well as additionally the technique of making your browser just as good as new.

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Sushi-idea.com Info

Name Sushi-idea.com extension
Type Browser hijacker1
Short Description The unwanted software that amends important browser settings without the user’s permission.
Symptoms The Sushi-idea.com hijacker replaces the browser parameters set by the users and replaces these settings with its own values.
Distribution Method Bundling with Freeware or Shareware, misleading pop-up ads produced by adware.
Detection Tool Inspect If Your System Has Been Affected by the Sushi-idea.com hijacker.

The ways of injection of Sushi-idea.com search hijackers are diverse. The majority of them come from the malware dispersing with the malvertising or evil-minded web links of different sites. In some cases, your PC may be infected with this virus via the trojan-downloader, which is utilized to disperse various other malware. There is a solitary kind of this unwanted program – browser plugin that can build into any type of internet browser which supports the add-on setup2.

You will not likely setup this plugin on your own, due to the fact that their names are quite dubious, and also the functionality is very controversial. The “developers” of Sushi-idea.com hijacker typically mention that it can save the .doc/.docx files from the sites already to .pdf format, or to download the entire web site on your disk. It is quite difficult to imagine if someone can be needed in such functions in 2024, when the Internet access is not time-limited as well as every system has the ability to start the needed .docx files at Google Docs.

However, besides their impracticality, they can easily be found in the Chrome Web Store. Obviously, virus analysts sound the alarm concerning such spam right into the legitimate source of web browser extensions, requiring the Google response – removing these extensions from their site. However, they are still not hurrying to fix that protection issue.

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Is the Sushi-idea.com virus?

At the first blush, you may assume that these redirects are just bothersome, but not dangerous. Because of this factor a number of users are just playing for time rather than getting rid of this malware, obtaining much more possibilities of being contaminated with numerous other malware, which are far more harmful than Sushi-idea.com is.

Besides the altered search engine or search engine result, you can also see different promotions even on those sites that do not have any type of promotions on it by default. And you can unintentionally misclick while closing the promotion, and launch the downloading of an unfamiliar file, which can be a malware, or a potentially unwanted program, or perhaps ransomware – whatever the maintainers of this hijacker want.

If your browser is damaged as a result of the Azorult trojan activity, the system may start malfunctioning in the near future – this symptome is just one of the most common in case of trojan injection.

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How to remove Sushi-idea.com?

First, let me say several words about prevention the Sushi-idea.com virus penetration. It is really simple to refer to the techniques of securing your personal computer from such irritating items as browser hijackers, but it is very simple to be caught on this bait perhaps even being an experienced user. As it was specified above, this unwanted program can hide after the eye-catching (at the first sight) ad, or in packs with other adware you can get in dozens of means. However, regardless of the typical intricacy of the penetration approaches, it is very easy to stay away from the Sushi-idea.com hijacker appearing in your system:

  • Do not follow the dubious links;
  • Restrict the usage of pseudo-free software (one which is offered as free, but has an additional unwanted programs in its pack);
  • Leave the habit of clicking advertisements on the web. If you need to buy something, it is better to google it;
  • Avoid downloading the files from dubious sources, like forums or file sharing websites.

Preparation before removing Sushi-idea.com.

Before starting the actual uninstall procedure, we recommend that you do the following introductory milestones.

  • See to it you have this hands-on tutorial constantly all set to use.
  • Carry out a back-up of all of your data, including the saved logins, passwords as well as various other credentials. You ought to support your info with a cloud backup solution and also see to it your files are protected from any type of kind of loss, even from one of the most extreme infections.
  • Wait until the resilient back-up process mores than.

Step 1: Uninstall Sushi-idea.com and related software from Windows

Right here is a technique in couple of easy steps that ought to be able to uninstall most applications. Either you use Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista or XP, these milestones will work well. Moving the app or its folder to the Trash can be a very wrong idea. In case you do that, remnants of the app may remain, and that can cause the unstable performance of your system, malfunctions with the file type associations and other unpleasant behavior. The effective solution to get an app off your device is to remove it manually. To do that:

1. Keep holding the Windows Logo Button and “R” on your keyboard. A Pop-up window will soon arrive.

Windows keyboard R

2. In the field that appeared, type in “appwiz.cpl” -1  and choose OK – 2.

Run appwiz.cpl

 

3. This will open a window with all the apps available on the device. Choose the app that you want to get rid of, then choose “Uninstall

Follow the steps above and you will successfully get rid of most unwanted apps.

Step 2: Get rid of Sushi-idea.com from all your available browsers.

Mozilla FirefoxGoogle ChromeInternet ExplorerMicrosoft Edge

1. Launch Mozilla Firefox. Go to its menu window

2. Choose the “Add-ons” icon in the menu.

3. Find the unwanted extension and select “Remove

Mozilla Firefox Add-ons Remove

4. Upon deleting the extension, reload Mozilla Firefox, closing it with the help of a red “X” button in the upper right corner and start it again.

1. Launch Google Chrome and go to its drop menu

Google Chrome drop menu click

2. Click on “Tools” and then in the extended menu select “Extensions

Google Chrome Tools select Extensions

3. In the “Extensions” menu find the unwanted extension and apply the “Remove” button related to it.

Google Chrome Extensions Remove

4. As soon as the extension is deleted, reload Google Chrome by closing it by means of the red “X” button at the top right corner and launch it again.

1. Launch Internet Explorer

2. Click on the gear icon marked ‘Tools’ to open the drop menu and choose ‘Manage Add-ons’

Manage-add-ons

3. In the “Manage Add-ons” window, locate the extension you want to delete and then click “Remove”. A pop-up window will come up to inform you that you are about to delete the selected extension, and some more add-ons might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and choose “Remove”.

Internet Explorer extension removal

4. Once the unwanted extension is deleted, reload Internet Explorer by shutting it down from the red “X” button located at the top right corner and launch it again.

1. Launch Edge

2. Access the drop menu by clicking on the icon at the top right corner.

3. From the drop menu choose “Extensions”.

Microsoft Edge menu Extensions

4. Locate the suspected dangerous extension you want to delete and then click on the Remove button.

Microsoft Edge Extensions Remove

Step 3: Clean any registries that could be added by Sushi-idea.com on your device.

The usually attacked registries of Windows machines are the following:

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce

You can access them by going to the Windows registry editor and getting rid of any values added by Sushi-idea.com. Follow the steps below:

  1. Start the Run Window command once again, type “regedit” and click OK.Window command regedit
  2. As soon as you open it, you can freely go to the Run and RunOnce keys, whose locations are displayed above.Window command Run and RunOnce keys
  3. You can delete the value of the virus by right-clicking on it and deleting it.Window command regedit delete the value virus

Tip: To locate a virus-created value, you can right-click on it and select “Modify” to find which file it is set to run. If this is the malware file location, delete the value.

Step 4: Scan for Sushi-idea.com with Loaris Trojan Remover

1. Click on the “Download” button to proceed to Loaris Trojan Remover download.

It is recommended to run a scan before purchasing the full version of the software to make sure that the current version of the malware can be detected by Trojan Remover. Click on the corresponding links to check License AgreementPrivacy Policy.

2. Click “Install” to start.

Loaris Trojan Remover Install

There were 4 scan types suggested:

  • Standard Scan.
  • Full Scan.
  • Custom Scan.
  • Removable Scan.

 

3. After the installed has finished, click on the ‘Scan’ tab. Click on ‘Full Scan’.

Loaris Trojan Remover Full Scan

4. Once the scanning is started, Loaris will initiate the thorough analysis of your device and may soon identify specific threats currently slowing down the performance of your system. Make sure to wait until the scanning is completed to let the software fully evaluate the safety of your workstation.

Loaris Trojan Remover - scan in process

5. After Loaris Trojan Remover has finished scanning your PC for any files of the associated threat and found them, you can try to get them removed automatically and permanently by clicking on the ‘Apply’ button. There were options to move the files to quarantine, ignore or delete them.

Loaris Trojan Remover - show viruses

If any threats have been removed, it is highly recommended to restart your PC.

 

  1. About browser hijackers on Wikipedia
  2. Possible danger of free browser extensions

About the author

Valdis Koks

Security engineer, reverse engineering and memory forensics

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