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Money Viking is an adware program, which issues advertisements and pop-ups on the web page you’re visiting. If your system gets this infection, advertisements will be shown as boxes which will be showing various coupons, advertisement banners, underline keywords, and pop-up ads. When you click on these deals and keywords, they direct you to the malicious link. This advertising program displays coupons and competitive deals to lure customers. Though it claims to be a useful service, but the Money Viking is an intrusive and malicious program which not only shows unwanted ads but also create the vulnerabilities so that virus and other malwares can attack you system.

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This adware is developed to promote the dubious contents and attacking on the security layer of your system including web browser toolbars, optimization utilities and other programs stored on the system. Its publisher generates revenue through pay-per-click scheme. This adware commonly bundled with other free applications which you download off of the Internet. You get this virus without asking for it along with some free programs does not adequately disclose that such programs may also be installed with them. So you need to pay heed while installing software as some of software installer includes optional installs like Money Viking so you need to be very careful what you agree to install.

Always perform a custom installation and don’t select anything that is not familiar, and you don’t want to install still coming in the way. You should not install software from third-parties and from the developers you don’t trust. Although adware are not a real danger to your system, but they can be very irritating and annoying and slow down the overall performance of your computer considerably. When infected with Money Viking, it will display all different kind of advertisements in your browser. They will vary as underlined text “Ads by Money Viking“, “Powered by Money Viking”, “Ad by Money Viking“,  “Brought by Money Viking”, audio & video advertisements, coupons with additional pop-ups.

If you click on these advertisements and deals caused by Money Viking may further bring more infections in your computer. Clicking in the middle of the page may redirect your browser to unwanted advertisements, open a pop-up window, trap you in a social engineering scam, etc. To secure your system and data from the reach of snoopers, it’s recommended to get rid of it as soon as possible. There are two methods of its removal automatic and manual. If you’re an amateur, download a malware removal tool removes this infection in an easy way otherwise experts can use manual method to remove it. Below the manual methods are explained to remove Money Viking by hand and cleaning out your system.

To uninstall Money Viking fully, follow the below written instructions:

To remove it from Windows XP and Windows 7

  • Click on Start button, open Control Panel, and then double-click to Add or Remove Programs.
  • In the Currently installed programs box, click the malware, and then click Change/Remove option.
  • Follow the instructions that displaying on the screen and make the changes you want.

To remove it from Windows 8

  • Put the cursor to the upper-right corner of the screen, and then tap on the Search option.
  • Type Control panel in the search box, press enter, and then click Control Panel.
  • Select Large Icons Under View by, and then click Programs and features.
  • Now click the program, and then click the Uninstall option.
  • Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the task.

To remove it from Windows 10

  • Type ‘Control Panel’ on the field Search Windows
  • Click the option Uninstall a program
  • Now select Money Viking and press Uninstall

Delete elements that stayed 

  1. To remove it from files and folders, if they stayed,
  • In the search box, type Money Viking
  • For all search results, Scroll to the bottom of the list.
  • Delete items found
  1. Delete registry keys
  • Click the Start button
  • Type Regedit.exe and press Enter
  • Press Ctrl+F and type ‘Money Viking’
  • Click ‘Find Next’
  • Delete the related entries that are found

To remove it from Mac OS

  • Click Applications in the Finder sidebar
  • Now drag the program from the Applications folder to the Trash
  • Select Finder > Empty Trash

How to remove Money Viking from browser

To remove it from Google Chrome

  • Launch the browser, click Menu (Customize and Control Google Chrome)
  • Select the option More tools > Extensions. Left-click on Extensions
  • Click on the Money Viking, then click on the option Remove from Chrome
  • Now a notice will display to remove the extension Click to Remove

To remove it from Internet Explorer

  • Launch the browser
  • Select the option Manage add-ons
  • Select Money Viking and click on the Disable button

To remove it from Mozilla Firefox

  • Launch the browser
  • Open Menu
  • Click on Add-ons, Select Extensions
  • On the Money Viking, click to Remove

To remove it from Safari

  • Open the browser
  • Click Menu
  • Select the option Reset Safari…
  • Click on the Reset button

To remove it from Opera

  • Start Opera browser
  • Click Menu (Customize and Control Opera)
  • Select Extensions
  • Choose Money Viking and press button Remove from Opera

Natalie Green is an experienced technical content writer. She has done post graduation from a reputed university and likes to write unique and informative article about latest virus and spywares and how to remove virus from computer and smart phones and how to optimize PC performance.