PasswordLogic is a browser extension which is supposed to help people create randomized passwords but it actually is a malicious program, also known as browser hijacker. It is considered as a PUP (Potentially Unwanted Program) as it can land on browsers without being noticed and initiate unauthorized browser’s modifications.
PasswordLogic redirects you sites such as hp.myway.com or search.myway.com. Ths toolbar falls into the category called PUP (Potentially Unwanted Programs) which leads to pop-up ads in your browser window. This similar behavior can also be seen in Search Encrypt browser hijacker.
How does it enter your system?
You can download PasswordLogic Toolbar along with a download manager, PDF creator, video streaming software or another popular program. It can also enter the system through third party installers by concealing itself in freeware installation.
Software bundling is another popular method. It is sponsored by several third parties to generate revenue for them.
How Malicious is it?
- It collects sensitive information that may compromise user’s privacy.
- It reads cookies and steals your personal details for selling purposes.
- It also displays sponsored results having ads leading to sites that may have malicious content.
Nature and Behavior
- It changes your default homepage and search engine to search.myway.com.
- Automatic redirection to various other links.
- Serves as medium for the entrance of other malware in the system.
- Causes appearance of pop-ups links and advertisements in your window.
- It can lead to slow browsing speed.
- Google Chrome
- Mozilla Firefox
- Internet Explorer
How to remove PasswordLogic:
You can remove it using the given methods:
- Automatic: Removing PasswordLogic using PasswordLogic RemovalTool
- Manual: Removing PasswordLogic manually
Removing PasswordLogic using PasswordLogic RemovalTool
- Download PasswordLogic RemovalTool by clicking on the given link:
- As soon as you will open the downloaded file a security warning pop-up will appear as shown below, click on ‘Run’ button.
NOTE: You will not see this pop-up in Windows 10.
- Again a pop-up window will appear. Click on ‘Yes’.
- A setup window will appear. Click on ‘Next’ button to start the process of installation.
- Automatically it will detect and show the active threats present in your system.
- To remove all the threats which are detected, click on ‘Clean Now’.
NOTE: If any browser are still running, close all the open browsers before proceeding.
- A pop-up will show you all the infected files, folders and registry entries has been removed successfully.
How to remove PasswordLogic manually?
Steps to remove PasswordLogic from Google Chrome:
- Press +R button on keyboard to open ‘Run’ box.
- In the Run box which appears, type the path: ‘%localappdata%\Google\Chrome\User Data‘.
- Search for Default folder and then Extensions
- Delete the folder that would be named somewhat like this: ‘bbkeilnlmfbbjeicgomjahmgldjhdfho’.
- Go back to Google Chrome.
- Now go to Menu > More Tools > Extensions.
- Delete the extension named ‘PasswordLogic’.
Steps to remove PasswordLogic from Mozilla Firefox:
- Press +R button on keyboard to open ‘Run’ box.
- In the Run box, type this path: ‘%appdata%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles‘.
- Click on the folder with ‘.default’ appended in the folder name. For e.g.: ‘7e5otfv6.default ‘.
- In this folder, delete ‘json.mozlz4‘.
- In the same folder, click on ‘Extensions’ folder and delete the file named _fpMembers_@free.passwordlogic.com.
- Set your favorite homepage.
- Now restart your browser.
Steps to remove PasswordLogic from Internet Explorer:
- Open Internet Explorer (IE).
- Go to Toolsà Click on Internet Options.
- From the listed tabs, click on ‘Advanced’ tab.
- Under ‘Reset Internet Explorer settings’ option, click on ‘Reset…’.
- Set the homepage of your choice.
Tips to Prevent PasswordLogic From Infecting Your System:
- Enable your popup blocker: Pop-ups and ads in the websites are the most adoptable tactic used by cyber criminals or developers with the core intention to spread malicious programs like PasswordLogic. So, avoid clicking uncertain sites, software offers, pop-ups etc.
- Keep your Windows Updated:To avoid such infections, we recommend that you should always keep your system updated through automatic windows update. By doing this you can keep your device free from virus. According to survey, outdated/older versions of windows operating system are an easy target.
- Third party installation:Try to avoid freeware download websites as they usually install bundled of software with any installer or stub file.
- Regular Back up: Regular and periodical backup helps you to keep your data safe in case the system is infected by any kind of virus or any other infection. Thus always backup important files regularly on a cloud drive or an external hard drive.
- Always have an Anti-Virus: Precaution is better than cure. We recommend that you install an antivirus like McAfee or a good Malware Removal Tool like Malware Crusher. Apart from this we would suggest a regular updating of these software to detect and avoid latest infections.