About this threat

Bankworm Virus is a bogus alert falsely warning that your OS has a damaging software or that there is a severe problem. The main purpose of these fake warnings is to trick users into dialing alleged tech-support numbers where scammers would try to gain remote access to a machine or sell useless software or services. If you are dealing with ad-supported software , it wouldn’t be surprising if the ads were quite intrusive and appeared over and over again. You might have picked up the adware infection when you were installing free programs. The alerts themselves will not endanger your device, as long as you do not fall for the scam. If you did call them, you would have to deal with people who scam others for a living, and they would ask for authorization to remotely connect to your operating system, do some unneeded fixing, and then charge money, essentially for nothing. Keep in mind that you should not authorize some shady technicians to remotely access your system, especially when their advert appears in your browser. And if you are still worried about the alert you are getting, it is not real, and your computer is secure. If you want to prevent the invasive pop-ups, all you need to do is terminate Bankworm Virus.

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Why are the warnings appearing

Since adware installation seldom occurs knowingly, it commonly spreads via free applications. Freeware come together with certain offers attached to them, and by opting for Default mode, you are providing them permission to install. Only Advanced or Custom settings will authorize you to uncheck something so we advise choosing those settings. Those added offers will be visible in Advanced, so just deselect the boxes. And if you think they could be useful, bear in mind that they did not intend to correctly disclose their installation, and you would have unknowingly installed them. If you wish to have to delete Bankworm Virus or similar for the last time, start paying attention to what you install onto your OS.

The fake alerts intend to fool people into believing that their OS has encountered some kind of issue. Con artists will create all kinds schemes, such as malware, licensing or computer problems. Expect to see alerts about data loss or leaks because scare tactics are effective with less computer savvy users. The pop-up will allege that in order to solve the mentioned issues and prevent data loss, you must dial their tech-support, who are actually scammers. Legitimate companies will not request you to call them, and especially not through some random ad, so remember that the next time you happen upon something similar. So if you get an advertisement from Apple, Microsoft, or some other technology company, and are required to call them, you are being fooled. The scammers would try to fix a non-existent problem on your computer, for which you would be charged a lot of money. While to more computer knowledgeable people tech-support scams can look very transparent, less computer savvy people might believe them, which is why those scams still exist. And it’s not hard to see how some less computer knowledgeable users could fall for them, because even if they don’t fall for the first attempt, after they start showing up over and over again, they may think that it is a real warning. If you’re still in doubt about whether the alert is real, you could always use a search engine to investigate, and that would make everything clear. The first results will certainly confirm it’s a scam. Now that it’s been confirmed to be a scam, you may ignore the warning without worrying about some kind of malicious software on your PC, and can deal with the actual issue. If adware  is responsible for them, you will need to find and delete Bankworm Virus ad-supported application to make them stop.

Bankworm Virus elimination

An adware is somewhat easy to terminate, so there should not be issues with Bankworm Virus termination. You have two ways to delete Bankworm Virus, manually or automatically. If you go with the manual method, you will need to find the threat yourself, but we will present elimination guidelines below. If you prefer to use spyware removal software, obtain the software and have it terminate Bankworm Virus for you. If the pop-ups no longer show up, that means you successfully got rid of the threat.

Learn how to remove Bankworm Virus from your computer

Step 1. Uninstall Bankworm Virus

a) Windows 7/XP

  1. Start → Control Panel → Programs and Features. win7-start Get rid of Bankworm Virus
  2. Uninstall all suspicious programs win7-uninstall-program Get rid of Bankworm Virus

b) Windows 8/8.1

  1. Right-click on the start icon, located at the lower left corner. win8-start Get rid of Bankworm Virus
  2. Click Control Panel and then Programs and Features. win8-control-panel Get rid of Bankworm Virus
  3. Uninstall all suspicious programs. win8-remove-program Get rid of Bankworm Virus
 

c) Windows 10

  1. Search 'Control Panel'. The search option can be found in the Start menu, next to the Shutdown button.
  2. Select Control Panel in the results. win10-start Get rid of Bankworm Virus
  3. Pick Programs and Features. win10-control-panel Get rid of Bankworm Virus
  4. Uninstall all suspicious programs. win10-remove-program Get rid of Bankworm Virus
 

d) Mac OS X

  1. Open Finder and click Applications (left side of the window)
  2. Find the programs you want gone, right-click on them.
  3. Pick Move to Trash.mac-os-app-remove Get rid of Bankworm Virus
  4. Empty the Trash by right-clicking the icon on your dock, and selecting Empty Trash.

Step 2. Remove Bankworm Virus from Internet Explorer

  1. Open Internet Explorer and access Tools (the gear icon). IE-gear Get rid of Bankworm Virus
  2. Manage Add-ons → Toolbars and Extensions. IE-add-ons Get rid of Bankworm Virus
  3. Select on all questionable extensions from the list and press Disable.

a) Change Internet Explorer Homepage

  1. Open Internet Explorer and access Tools (the gear icon).
  2. Choose Internet Options. ie-settings Get rid of Bankworm Virus
  3. Delete the displayed URL and type in your preferred one. IE-settings2 Get rid of Bankworm Virus
  4. Press Apply.

b) Reset Internet Explorer

  1. Open Internet Explorer and access Tools (the gear icon). ie-settings Get rid of Bankworm Virus
  2. Choose Internet Options, and then the Advanced tab. ie-settings-advanced Get rid of Bankworm Virus
  3. Click Reset and check Delete personal settings in the new window. IE-reset Get rid of Bankworm Virus
  4. Click Reset again.

Step 3. Delete Bankworm Virus from Microsoft Edge

a) Reset Microsoft Edge (Method 1)

  1. Launch Microsoft Edge.
  2. Press the three dots located on the top right, and press Settings. edge-settings Get rid of Bankworm Virus
  3. Press Choose what to clear, and check all the boxes. Press Clear. edge-clear-data Get rid of Bankworm Virus
  4. Ctrl + Alt + Delete together → Task Manager.
  5. In the Processes tab, find Microsoft Edge process and right-click on it. task-manager Get rid of Bankworm Virus
  6. Choose Go to details. If that is not an option, choose More details.
  7. Right mouse click on all Microsoft Edge processes, and choose End Task.

b) (Method 2)

Before you proceed, make copies of your data.
  1. Find C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe.
  2. Delete all the folders you see. edge-folder Get rid of Bankworm Virus
  3. Press Start, find the search option and type in Windows PowerShell.
  4. When it comes up in the results, right-click on it, choose Run as administrator. edge-powershell Get rid of Bankworm Virus
  5. In the Administrator: Windows PowerShell window that appears, type inGet-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml -Verbose} under PS C:\WINDOWS\system32>. edge-powershell-script Get rid of Bankworm Virus
  6. Press Enter.

Step 4. Remove Bankworm Virus from Google Chrome

  1. Launch Google Chrome and access the menu (top right corner).
  2. More tools → Extensions. chrome-menu-extensions Get rid of Bankworm Virus
  3. Press the trash icon of all unwanted extensions. (You can also disable them if you are unsure about which should be removed). chrome-extensions-delete Get rid of Bankworm Virus

a) Change Google Chrome homepage

  1. Launch Google Chrome and access the menu (top right corner) chrome-menu Get rid of Bankworm Virus
  2. Settings → On startup.
  3. Press on Manage startup pages, and choose Open a specific page or set of pages. chrome-startup-page Get rid of Bankworm Virus
  4. Click Add a new page and enter your preferred homepage.
  5. Click Add.
  6. Go back to Settings, and choose Search engine. chrome-search-engines Get rid of Bankworm Virus
  7. Click Manage search engines.
  8. Click the three dots next to the default search engine, and press Edit.
  9. Delete the malicious search engine, and type in your preferred one.
  10. Click Save.

b) Reset Google Chrome

  1. Launch Google Chrome and access the menu (top right corner). chrome-menu Get rid of Bankworm Virus
  2. Press Settings and scroll down to the bottom.
  3. Press Advanced, and scroll down to the very end where you will see a Reset option. chrome-settings Get rid of Bankworm Virus
  4. Press on Reset, and press Reset again in the window that appears. chrome-reset Get rid of Bankworm Virus

Step 5. Remove Bankworm Virus from Mozilla Firefox

  1. Launch Mozilla Firefox and access the Menu (top right corner). mozilla-menu Get rid of Bankworm Virus
  2. Add-ons → Extensions. mozilla-extensions Get rid of Bankworm Virus
  3. Press Remove for all extensions you want gone. (You can also disable them until you decide whether you want to permanently delete them).

a) Change Mozilla Firefox homepage

  1. Launch Mozilla Firefox and access the Menu (top right corner). mozilla-menu Get rid of Bankworm Virus
  2. Press Options.
  3. In the General tab, delete the unwanted link in the home page field, and type in your preferred one. mozilla-options Get rid of Bankworm Virus

b) Reset Mozilla Firefox

  1. Launch Mozilla Firefox and access the Menu (top right corner).
  2. Open the Help menu (question mark at the bottom). mozilla-troubleshooting Get rid of Bankworm Virus
  3. Troubleshooting Information → Refresh Firefox.
  4. In the confirmation that appears, press Refresh Firefox again. mozilla-reset Get rid of Bankworm Virus

Step 6. Remove Bankworm Virus from Safari (Mac)

  1. Launch Safari and press Safari at the top of your screen. safari-menu Get rid of Bankworm Virus
  2. Select Preferences, and choose the Extensions tab. safari-extensions Get rid of Bankworm Virus
  3. Delete all strange extensions. (You can also disable them until you decide whether you want to permanently delete them).

a) Change Safari homepage

  1. Safari → Preferences → General. safari-menu Get rid of Bankworm Virus
  2. Delete the unwanted homepage, and put in the one you prefer.

b) Reset Safari

  1. Launch Safari.
  2. Safari → Clear History. safari-history Get rid of Bankworm Virus
  3. Select the time frame from which you want the history to be erased, and select Clear History. safari-clear-history Get rid of Bankworm Virus
  4. Safari → Preferences. safari-menu Get rid of Bankworm Virus
  5. Advanced tab → Check the Show Develop menu box. safari-advanced Get rid of Bankworm Virus
  6. Develop → Empty Caches. safari-develop-menu Get rid of Bankworm Virus
If that did not solve the problem you are having, it is advised that you obtain anti-spyware software and allow it to perform a scan on your computer.

Step 7. Scan your computer with anti-malware software for Bankworm Virus removal.

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