Attirer Page “Virus” Removal

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This page aims to help you remove the Attirer Page “Virus”. These Attirer Page “Virus” removal instructions work for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer, as well as every version of Windows.

Dear user,

If you are about to read the article below, you most probably have recently been disturbed by some possibly aggressive ads in different forms, showing up on your PC screen. In case the details above match the description of your current issue, your system is likely to have been infected with browser hijacker – the Attirer Page  “Virus” in particular.  

What we can offer you to help you get rid of this software is our removal guide at the end of the following article. Follow the instructions carefully and you should not have any problems. What’s more, our article contains general details about browser hijacker and Attirer Page and some prevention tips.

Good luck!

General information on browser hijacker

 browser hijacker-based programs are among the most commonly spread types of software that have ever been created. Such programs usually tend to display numerous ads in many various shapes and forms. Also, they may generate ads within any browser (Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox…. etc.) and within certain applications as well. The said browser hijacker-like apps tend to infiltrate your system from within software bundles.

A software bundle is a term used for pieces of free software that are usually mixed with other software, most often browser hijacker, in order to get distributed more easily and earn additional profits for its creators. 
At the very moment you download and start the installation process of such a free program, the browser hijacker inside might get incorporated in your system as well, if you are not especially careful.
In case you still want to use the given free software, however, and are unwilling to install browser hijacker on your system, always try to:

  1.  Use only the Manual / Customized/ Advanced feature of the installation wizard in order to be aware of what you are inviting to become a part of your PC;
  2. Never forget to pay attention to the End-User License Agreements of any newly downloaded program in the installation process;

What makes developers create free bundles and include browser hijacker in them?

browser hijacker has been created with the sole purpose to generate revenue for its developers. And as you might expect, they use it exactly for that – to make money. browser hijacker-like programs as marketing tools function closely according to the PPC {pay per click} scheme. Basically, that means that the more advertisements get displayed and clicked on, the more money their programmers earn. 

Are there any potential unpleasant side effects of being infected with browser hijacker?

The possible negative consequences of browser hijacker as a whole are usually limited to a few aspects:

  1. The potential threat that such software may represent to your system may vary in accordance with what browser hijacker has been programmed to perform. Generally, the possible annoyance it may cause to most of the users is what makes them want to remove it. The constant stream of banners, pop-ups and other ads is irritating enough on its own.
  2. Some advertisements may redirect you to webpages that promote suspicious software or other possibly harmful websites that may infect your system with viruses like Trojans or Ransomware. Though cases like this are very rare, you should still be careful!
  3. Some browser hijacker-based programs may tend to keep track of your activities while you’re browsing the Internet. Such “research” helps them guess what services and products you might be in need of. If this is the case, you will receive only ads that fit your recent search requests including only whatever you are interested in.

What does Attirer Page do? How does it affect your system?

Attirer Page is indeed a good example of what browser hijacker represents in general.  It may strive to match the ads it shows with your preferences and it may sell the data about your surfing experience to 3rd parties.
Is Attirer Page really dangerous?
Attirer Page is unable to steal sensitive information like account credentials, banking details or passwords. Moreover, it is NOT able to cause the destruction of data or the encryption of any files in any way, like ransomware would, for example. Also, it is important to mention that it DOESN’T self-replicate (what real viruses strive to do). 

The nature of this browser hijacker is mostly harmless but still might be regarded as extremely annoying.

When it comes to its removal

If you can’t tolerate the irritating ads anymore, our removal guide will certainly help you uninstall Attirer Page and get rid of its ads forever. Just make sure that you follow the steps very carefully.


Name Attirer Page
Type  browser hijacker/Browser Hijacker
Danger Level Medium (nowhere near threats like Ransomware, but still a security risk)
Symptoms  An overwhelming number of constantly appearing ads that may not only irritate you, but also slow down the entire system.
Distribution Method Normally within software bundles mixed with free programs, shareware, torrents. Also via spam emails and their attachments or incorporated hyperlinks.
Detection Tool Attirer Page may be difficult to track down. Use SpyHunter – a professional parasite scanner – to make sure you find all files related to the infection.

Keep in mind, SpyHunter’s malware detection tool is free. To remove the infection, you’ll need to purchase the full version.
More information about SpyHunter and steps to uninstall.

Attirer Page “Virus” Removal

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Reboot in Safe Mode (use this guide if you don’t know how to do it).

This was the first preparation.


To remove parasite on your own, you may have to meddle with system files and registries. If you were to do this, you need to be extremely careful, because you may damage your system.

If you want to avoid the risk, we recommend downloading SpyHunter
a professional malware removal tool.

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Reveal All Hidden Files and Folders.

  • Do not skip this  – Attirer Page may have hidden some of its files.

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.

  • Remember this step – if you have reason to believe a bigger threat (like ransomware) is on your PC, check everything here.


Open the start menu and search for Network Connections (On Windows 10 you just write it after clicking the Windows button), press enter.

  1. Right-click on the Network Adapter you are using —> Properties —> Internet Protocol Version 4 (ICP/IP), click  Properties.
  2. The DNS line should be set to Obtain DNS server automatically. If it is not, set it yourself.
  3. Click on Advanced —> the DNS tab. Remove everything here (if there is something) —> OK.



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.

ie9-10_512x512  Remove Attirer Page from Internet Explorer:

Open IE, click  IE GEAR —–> Manage Add-ons.

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Find the threat —> Disable. Go to IE GEAR —–> Internet Options —> change the URL to whatever you use (if hijacked) —> Apply.

firefox-512 Remove Attirer Page from Firefox:

Open Firefoxclick  mozilla menu  ——-> Add-ons —-> Extensions.

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Find the browser hijacker/malware —> Remove.
chrome-logo-transparent-backgroundRemove Attirer Page from Chrome:

Close Chrome. Navigate to:

 C:/Users/!!!!USER NAME!!!!/AppData/Local/Google/Chrome/User Data. There is a Folder called “Default” inside:

Rename the Folder to Backup Default

Rename it to Backup Default. Restart Chrome.

  • At this point the threat is gone from Chrome, but complete the entire guide or it may reappear on a system reboot.


Press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC simultaneously. Go to the Processes Tab. Try to determine which ones are dangerous. Google them or ask us in the comments.


We get asked this a lot, so we are putting it here: Removing parasite manually may take hours and damage your system in the process. We recommend downloading SpyHunter to see if it can detect parasite files for you.

Right click on each of the problematic processes separately and select Open File LocationEnd the process after you open the folder, then delete the directories you were sent to.



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 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—-Windows—CurrentVersion—Run– Random
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—Internet Explorer—-Main—- Random

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