24b.eu is a program that is known or its ability to integrate with your browser and spam it with various online ads. Therefore, 24b.eu is commonly referred to as a browser hijacker.
Browser hijackers are very widespread type of software, and most users have encountered one of these pieces at least once in their lives. But if this has been your first time dealing with a hijacker, then its effects may have been quite unsettling to you. Specifically, the introduction of a new homepage in your Chrome, Firefox, Edge or other popular browser tends to throw users off right off the bat. That is usually followed by noticing that the default search engine is no longer the same either, and the plot thickens.
Then normally after they’ve spent some time browsing the web, users begin to take note of the unusually large numbers of ads that are appearing on pretty much every page they visit. And over time it becomes increasingly difficult to maneuver past the endless popups, banners, in-text links, etc. And the only way you can rid yourself of all this madness is by removing 24b.eu from your system with all of its components. However, this task isn’t exactly made obvious by the browser hijacker itself in that it doesn’t have a designated uninstallation option the way that most regular programs have. Therefore, you will need to take some manual steps, which we’ve described in the removal guide below.
The 24b.eu virus
Browser hijackers like the 24b.eu virus are actually designed specifically to generate numerous online ads within users’ browsers, just as we’ve already mentioned. The purpose of the 24b.eu virus is for the hijacker developers to earn commission based on the number of times users have been exposed to this product or that service. This is possible thanks to remuneration schemes such as Pay Per Click.
And in order to maximize profits from these practices, programs like 24b.eu and Top Captcha Solver may try to gather browsing data from you in order to determine your exact preferences. So, say you’ve been searching online for a new camera. The hijacker will register this information and adjust its ads to have a bigger focus on camera and related products to ensure that you will actually click on them. And while there is nothing fundamentally wrong with this activity, users may feel that they’re privacy is being violated if they didn’t knowingly consent to it. Furthermore, who’s to say that this information won’t be packaged and sold to some third party as valuable marketing data?
With the above in mind, we should still emphasize the fact that 24b.eu does not aim to harm your machine in any way. Unlike viruses and malware such as Trojans, ransomware, spyware and others, this particular piece of software does not have the capacity to steal files, damage them, log your keystrokes or in any way manipulate your operating system. But as a result of its many page redirects, there is a danger of actually being exposed to viruses. So please be very careful when interacting with any content displayed by 24b.eu .
|Danger Level||Medium (nowhere near threats like Ransomware, but still a security risk)|
|Symptoms||The typical symptoms include a changed browser homepage and a replaced default search engine, as well as many ads appearing during browsing sessions.|
|Distribution Method||Program bundles tend to be the most widespread method for distributing hijackers like 24b.eu .|
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Remove 24b.eu Virus
If you have a Windows virus, continue with the guide below.
If you have a Mac virus, please use our How to remove Ads on Mac guide.
If you have an Android virus, please use our Android Malware Removal guide.
If you have an iPhone virus, please use our iPhone Virus Removal guide
Some of the steps will likely require you to exit the page. Bookmark it for later reference.
Reboot in Safe Mode (use this guide if you don’t know how to do it).
WARNING! READ CAREFULLY BEFORE PROCEEDING!
Press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC at the same time and go to the Processes Tab (the “Details” Tab on Win 8 and 10). Try to determine which processes are dangerous.
Right click on each of them and select Open File Location. Then scan the files with our free online virus scanner:
After you open their folder, end the processes that are infected, then delete their folders.
Note: If you are sure something is part of the infection – delete it, even if the scanner doesn’t flag it. No anti-virus program can detect all infections.
Hold together the Start Key and R. Type appwiz.cpl –> OK.
You are now in the Control Panel. Look for suspicious entries. Uninstall it/them.
Type msconfig in the search field and hit enter. A window will pop-up:
Startup —> Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer or otherwise look suspicious.
Hold the Start Key and R – copy + paste the following and click OK:
A new file will open. If you are hacked, there will be a bunch of other IPs connected to you at the bottom. Look at the image below:
If there are suspicious IPs below “Localhost” – write to us in the comments.
Open the start menu and search for Network Connections (On Windows 10 you just write it after clicking the Windows button), press enter.
- Right-click on the Network Adapter you are using —> Properties —> Internet Protocol Version 4 (ICP/IP), click Properties.
- The DNS line should be set to Obtain DNS server automatically. If it is not, set it yourself.
- Click on Advanced —> the DNS tab. Remove everything here (if there is something) —> OK.
- After you complete this step, the threat will be gone from your browsers. Finish the next step as well or it may reappear on a system reboot.
Right click on the browser’s shortcut —> Properties.
NOTE: We are showing Google Chrome, but you can do this for Firefox and IE (or Edge).
Properties —–> Shortcut. In Target, remove everything after .exe.
Remove 24b.eu from Internet Explorer:
Open IE, click —–> Manage Add-ons.
Find the threat —> Disable. Go to —–> Internet Options —> change the URL to whatever you use (if hijacked) —> Apply.
Remove 24b.eu from Firefox:
Open Firefox, click ——-> Add-ons —-> Extensions.
Remove 24b.eu from Chrome:
Close Chrome. Navigate to:
C:/Users/!!!!USER NAME!!!!/AppData/Local/Google/Chrome/User Data. There is a Folder called “Default” inside:
Rename it to Backup Default. Restart Chrome.
Type Regedit in the windows search field and press Enter.
Inside, press CTRL and F together and type the threat’s Name. Right click and delete any entries you find with a similar name. If they don’t show up this way, go manually to these directories and delete/uninstall them:
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—–Random Directory. It could be any one of them – ask us if you can’t discern which ones are malicious.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—Internet Explorer—-Main—- Random
If the guide doesn’t help, download the anti-virus program we recommended or try our free online virus scanner. Also, you can always ask us in the comments for help!