Thursday, July 18, 2024

The Olpair Virus – how to get rid of it

Olpair occasionally referred to as Pair is a pop-up virus attributed to the amount of Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUP) that install on your PC without your knowledge. The virus can install by itself on your browser, either as an extension or as notification.

Therefore, if you notice your browser showing multiple pop-ups and notifications for adverts – there’s a good chance your PC is already under the Olpair virus attack.

How does Olpair virus get into your PC?

In most instances, Olpair virus comes bundled with free programs that you download from the internet. The virus ships with archives, audio players, and other software utilities that you download on various download managers, as well as on web clients – which mostly carry additional malware.

Kodi is a major avenue through which Olpair virus can get to your device. Cybercriminals tend to hide the virus on the multiple add-ons that are supported on the media player. Cloud hosting and sharing platforms such as Openload are also major avenues that transmit the Olpair virus. Therefore, we warn you to avoid any notifications from unknown sites and always opt for advanced options of software installation – such as ‘install as an administrator.’

How to remove Olpair virus from your device

The obvious, most recommended solution for removing pop-ups, Trojans, ransomware and other virus attacks is by using antivirus programs.

Optionally, you can also remove the Olpair virus manually. Let’s look at how you can uninstall the Olpair virus from various platforms where it can be found.

Step 1: Remove Olpair virus from the Control Panel

Windows XP:

  • Click on the Start key
  • Search and open the Control Panel
  • Click Add or Remove Programs
  • Navigate to pop up virus
  • Uninstall

Windows 7/Windows Vista:

  • Click on the Start Key
  • Open the Control Panel
  • Tap on Uninstall a Program
  • Search for
  • Uninstall

Windows 8/Windows 8.1:

  • Open the Menu
  • Search and open the Control Panel
  • Tap on Uninstall a Program under the Programs section
  • Find
  • Uninstall

Windows 10:

  • Click on the Start key
  • Tap to open the Settings page
  • Open the App & features on the left menu
  • Locate tap on it to Uninstall
  • Confirm Uninstall

Note: If you fail to find the Olpair virus in the installed programs, you can sort the available programs by date – and identify the recently installed software.

Step 2: Remove from browsers

Google Chrome:

  • Open the Chrome browser
  • Press Alt + F
  • Tap on Tools
  • Select Extensions
  • Search for
  • Click on the delete option to remove

Mozilla Firefox:

  • Open Firefox
  • Press Shift + Ctrl + A
  • Find
  • Tap on the Disable or Remove button to remove

Microsoft Edge:

  • Open Microsoft Edge
  • Click on Settings and more button
  • Open Extensions page
  • Search for the Olpair extension and open settings
  • Click on the Uninstall button to remove

Internet Explorer:

  • Open Internet Explorer
  • Press Alt + T
  • Tap Manage Add-ons
  • Click on Disable
  • Click on More information link on the left-bottom corner
  • Tap on the Remove button

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