This page aims to help you remove the Alltie “Virus”. Our removal instructions work for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer, as well as every version of Windows.
This article you are about to read is focused on Alltie “Virus” – a version of a browser hijacker. The basic characteristics of all the existing hijackers that we can distinguish are the following ones:
- They only infect your browsers: Firefox, Explorer, Opera, Chrome or other popular ones.
- After getting infected by such a program, your browser apps may begin the broadcast of a big number of online ads (banners/ boxes/ pop-ups). And most importantly – such a production of ads occury every single time you open your browser and try to surf the web.
- One more possible result from such contamination is the redirecting processes, which your browsers may undertake. Your browsers might load websites you had never intended to open… ever.
- Another consequence of the presence of Alltie “Virus” is the alteration of your browsers’ homepages and search engines. What you can expect is to see some completely unfamiliar ones when you open your browser apps and you won’t be able to change them back so long as the program remains on your PC.
Actually, the aforementioned characteristics apply to all browser hijackers you may come across while surfing the web. This is their brief description in general.
How can a browser hijacker be characterized?
Besides the effects discussed in the previous paragraphs, all browser hijackers are promotion-oriented. Briefly speaking, this means the normal way according to which they act is directly related to the reason why they have been created in the first place. Actually, the main aim of any developer is to make a profit. On the other hand, the goods producers and the providers of services want to invest big amounts of money in popularizing their products properly. Browser hijackers may make the promotion of products successful and efficient.
Any expected suspicious activity that may result from Alltie “Virus”?
Indeed, there is really NOTHING similar between any form of a browser hijacker and any virus-related program. Actually, they have many differences that separate them. For instance, what distinguishes a version of Ransomware from any type of hijacker is the ability of the Ransomware to encrypt predetermined files and make them all inaccessible to you. Much on the contrary, Alltie “Virus” never gets any access to any of your data. To be completely precise, this software is simply capable of accessing the database of your browsers, collecting the information about your recent search requests, and sending you only pop-ups that are somehow connected to these searches. No browser hijacker has ever been able to encrypt any data or in any way modify it. Consequently, we can say that hijackers aren’t malicious in general, however, they might still be quite shady-looking due to the unclear ways they get to your computer, and the possible way they might affect your browser apps. All of these aspects have helped them earn the reputation of potentially unwanted software.
How your PC might get infected by a browser hijacker version:
Probably contrary to your beliefs, browser hijackers never infiltrate any PC on their own. Actually, they will always have to ask you for your approval first and only then become a part of your system. Still, all of this could take place in quite a suspicious way, as such software almost never needs the KNOWING approval of the victim users. More or less, it depends on your naivete and your impatience to help it get incorporated into your PC. Thus, the only legitimate way of spreading browser hijackers is as components of bundles (free combos of games, apps and programs). In this way, you willingly download such a combo as a result of your desire to use something from it.
What happens if you perform the installation process not in a correct way and what happens if you do it by the book?
Typically, an infection may follow if you use the easiest and the automatic installation features. That way you end up incorporating the entire bundle along with the advertising programs inside it into your system. Consequently, our general tip is to avoid the unsafe features known as Default, Easy and/or Automatic, when the installation wizard appears in front of you. If you make the right decision and install any bundle with special attention, via the Customized or the Advanced installation features, you will get the chance to make only the necessary games/ programs/ apps components of your system.
How to remove a hijacker as annoying as Alltie “Virus”?
We suggest that you should follow the instructions you will find in the Removal Guide at the bottom of this page.
|Danger Level||Medium (nowhere near threats like Ransomware, but still a security risk)|
|Symptoms||Changes to your browsers: many appearing ads, new search engines; a lot of redirection going on.|
|Distribution Method||Many sources including bundles, spam, torrents and contagious web pages.|
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Alltie “Virus” Removal
If you are a Windows user, continue with the guide below.
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If you are an Android user, please use our Android Malware Removal guide.
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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:
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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 Alltie “Virus” 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 Alltie “Virus” from Firefox:
Open Firefox, click ——-> Add-ons —-> Extensions.
Find the adware/malware —> Remove.
Remove Alltie “Virus” 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!