Do you know what Norassie is?
Norassie LTD is a company that creates installers that are primarily used for the distribution of adware (i.e., advertising-supported software). They can also be employed for the distribution of potentially unwanted programs (PUPs) and malicious browser hijackers. Unfortunately, these installers are unlikely to spread one threat at a time. Instead, it is likely to bundle all of them together, which means that by installing one seemingly attractive program – and they are likely to be introduced to you in a misleading manner – you are likely to attract a bunch of them. Needless to say, all threats require removal, regardless of how harmless they might appear to be at first. If you have noticed at least one unwanted or suspicious program, you need to install a legitimate malware scanner to check if any additional threats exist. Of course, all of them must be eliminated. Keep reading to see how you can delete Norassie-related infections from your operating system too.
According to our research team, Norassie installers can be used to spread VisualBee, OpenCandy, and Solimba ad-supported programs, all of which are very well-known because they are vastly spread. They can be distributed using all kinds of installers, but the most important thing is that they must be deleted. Whether or not they were installed onto your PC without your permission, you are likely to notice the ads that start showing up as soon as this adware is installed. These advertisements might be attractive, and they could be selected appropriately, considering your browsing history. The chances are that the software installed by Norassie will also be able to spy on your virtual activity and collect certain pieces of information, including your browsing history or your interaction with the ads shown to you. Unfortunately, it is unknown what kind of data trackers the company can use or how it could use them. In the worst case scenario, they could be employed to track personally-identifiable information, and that, of course, is dangerous.
There is very little information about Norassie because this company has chosen to reveal no information about itself. Although norassie.org has been set up to represent the company, the information on this website makes very little sense. It appears to have been created by someone who does not know English every well, and someone who does not really understand how to introduce customers to the company. It is most important that there is no information regarding the distribution of third-party software, privacy policies, and, of course, the advertising service. This is not that surprising, considering that the Norassie installers are malicious. This just proves how important it is to be selective and careful. If you stay away from unreliable installers and unreliable sources, you can greatly minimize the chances of installing malicious software.
Norassie installers can lurk for you in unreliable sites, or you could face them after you click on misleading pop-ups and advertisements. If you end up using them, all kinds of malicious and unreliable pieces of software could end up invading your operating system. It is hard to say how you can remove Norassie-related malware because there are so many threats that could slither in via malicious installers. The guide below explains how to uninstall applications via Control Panel, as well as how to erase unwanted add-ons via Chrome and Firefox browsers (note that Internet Explorer can disable extensions by uninstalling apps). Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee that this will be enough. Due to this, we advise employing anti-malware software instead. It will automatically delete existing threats, as well as help you keep malware away in the future.
How to remove unwanted extensions
- Launch Firefox and tap Alt+T.
- Select Add-ons and then open the Extensions menu.
- Remove undesirable extensions.
- Launch Chrome and tap Alt+F.
- Select More tools and then go to Extensions.
- Click the recycle bin linked to the undesirable add-on and select Remove.
How to uninstall unwanted applications
- Click Start on the Taskbar and then open Control Panel.
- Move to Add or Remove Programs.
- Remove undesirable programs.
Windows Vista/Windows 7
- Click the Windows logo on the Taskbar.
- Open the Control Panel and then go to Uninstall a program.
- Right-click and Uninstall undesirable programs.
Windows 8/Windows 10
- Tap Win+R keys to launch RUN and then enter control panel.
- Navigate to the Uninstall a program menu.
- Right-click and Uninstall undesirable programs.
In non-techie terms:
Malicious Norassie installers are used for the distribution of advertising-supported programs, hijackers, PUPs, and other kinds of malware. If you have used these installers, you MUST scan your PC immediately even if you think that the software you downloaded is harmless. Without a doubt, you should eliminate all infections that are identified as threats. The instructions you can see above do not show how to eliminate specific threats, but you might be able to employ them to delete Norassie-related programs/extensions. Of course, since there are no guarantees that your PC and browsers would become clean after following these guides, we advise performing a full system scan using a legitimate malware scanner afterward just to check for potential leftovers.