What is Canopus?
Canopus is classified as an advertising-supported application because it starts showing commercial advertisements the moment it slithers onto computers. It does not install any extensions to show advertisements like other adware programs; however, it has been noticed that it might change the DNS settings in order to do that. Some people download and install Canopus themselves because this program promises to help users get the most out of their online shopping experience. Unfortunately, they soon understand that Canopus is only going to show coupons, shopping suggestions, pop-ups, and other kinds of advertisements on their screens. The program is compatible with Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox, so you will undoubtedly see advertisements if you use any of them to surf the Internet. We will help you with the Canopus removal further into this article.
How does Canopus work?
Ads generated by Canopus will have a label “Ads by Canopus,” so you will be able to ignore them completely. We know that these ads might look completely decent and you might even think that they can help you to save some money at online stores, but, actually, we do not think that that is true. In addition, there is a big possibility that you will end up on undesirable web pages after clicking on an ad generated by Canopus. Furthermore, it has been found that this advertising-supported application might record details about your activities on the web so that it could generate relevant advertisements for you. As you can see, Canopus seeks to lure you into clicking on its ads. As you already know, we do not recommend doing that if you want to protect your system from harm.
Specialists at anti-spyware-101.com have come across the official website of Canopus (canopus.orgfree.com); however, it is not very likely that users download this program from there because it is not so easy to find this web page. In our opinion, Canopus comes bundled with other programs. In other words, you get several programs instead of some kind of free application. As there are so many applications that enter systems unnoticed, we do not recommend downloading programs from torrents, file-sharing websites, and other third-party sources. This should really help you prevent undesirable software from entering your system. It would be wise to install a reputable security tool on your system, too, which would block the entrance for malware.
How to remove Canopus
Even though Canopus is an advertising-supported application, you should not expect to be able to delete it via Control Panel. Luckily, however, you can still get rid of it manually. The manual removal process will not be easy, but we have prepared the instructions for you. You will find them below this article. Actually, we suggest that you use an automatic malware remover, such as SpyHunter, to get rid of Canopus because there might be other infections installed on your computer. You should also do that if you still see ads by Canopus after you get rid of it manually. It is worth investing in a security tool because it will protect your PC in the future, too.
Delete Canopus from your computer
- Tap the Windows key + R.
- Enter cmd in the box and click OK.
- Type in netsh winsoc reset next to C:/Users/User.
- Tap Enter.
- Write sfc /scanfile=C:\Windows\system32\dnsapi.dl in the next line.
- Tap Enter.
- Enter sfc /scanfile=C:\Windows\syswow64\dnsapi.dll below.
- Tap Enter on your keyboard.
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