Chaumonttechnology “Malware” Removal (May 2018 Update)

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This page aims to help you remove Chaumonttechnology “Malware”. Our removal instructions work for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer, as well as every version of Windows.

If you have problems with online surfing, you may have been hijacked by Chaumonttechnology “Malware”. This program is usually detected on popular browsers such as Chrome, Firefox or Internet Explorer as it normally changes the browser’s settings and the overall quality of your internet surfing. This may include longer page loading time, freezing or crashing of the browser, frequent redirects, generation of intrusive ads, banners and pop-ups and similar types of disturbance. Because of this behavior, Chaumonttechnology is often mistaken for a virus, and the users may suspect that their computer has been infected with a nasty threat, especially when an unknown homepage or a search engine greets them from the browser. However, this software is not malicious and does not contain the harmful scripts of a Trojan horse or a Ransomware infection. Security experts consider it a potentially unwanted program (PUP), and more precisely, a browser hijacker. In the next lines, you will learn more about its specifics, as well as the possible methods to remove it and uninstall its components from your system.

Chaumonttechnology “Malware”

Chaumonttechnology claims to provide faster and better search services!

The creators of Chaumonttechnology claim that this tool helps you quickly search for the information you need, provides access to popular webpages that are supposed to meet the needs of the users and offers them relevant content. Still, these good promises have nothing to do with reality. Instead of giving you access to necessary web pages, the browser hijacker encourages you to visit third-party websites that are sponsored. Unfortunately, the search engine and the homepage that Chaumonttechnology installs, provide modified search results and include commercial content in them. These modifications may make it hard for you to find the information you need when using the affected web browser. Also, the hijacker may ad some browser components and various shortcuts, change the Windows registers or install additional apps to prevent you from uninstalling it. All of these modifications may prevent you from regaining your browser settings and using the browser normally. You may also find yourself on potentially dangerous websites, especially when your searches get redirected to certain unknown web locations. The issue of redirecting is quite worrying because in case you visit an insecure web page, you may get serious Internet infection (such as Trojans, Ransomware, and other viruses) or lose your personal information.

Chaumonttechnology “Malware” Removal

If you are a Windows user, continue with the guide below.

If you are a Mac user, please use our How to remove Ads on Mac guide.

If you are an Android user, please use our Android Malware Removal guide.


Step1

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).

Step2

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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. 

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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. 

Step3

Hold together the Start Key and R. Type appwiz.cpl –> OK.

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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:

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Startup —> Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer or otherwise look suspicious.

Step4

Hold the Start Key and R –  copy + paste the following and click OK:

notepad %windir%/system32/Drivers/etc/hosts

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:

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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.

  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.

DNS

Step5

  • 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).

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Properties —–> Shortcut. In Target, remove everything after .exe.

ie9-10_512x512  Remove Chaumonttechnology 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 Chaumonttechnology from Firefox:

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

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Find the adware/malware —> Remove.
chrome-logo-transparent-backgroundRemove Chaumonttechnology 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.

Step6

WARNING!
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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—-Windows—CurrentVersion—Run– Random
    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!

Still, if Chaumonttechnology “Malware” looks useful and you do not want to remove it right away, you should know that this tool can collect information about you. It is no joking matter that the browser hijacker may be keeping track on your internet activity. In fact, it has it in the Privacy Policy. Chaumonttechnology may be interested in the web pages you visit, search terms you type, IP addresses, specific web pages you visit, date and time of visit, your browser type, language, etc. All this information is supposed to be used in order to provide better service, but we still cannot know what other targets the creator of the hijacker may have. Therefore, we generally recommend that you do not postpone the uninstallation of Chaumonttechnology for too long. You can quickly remove the hijacker from the system using the professional Chaumonttechnology removal tool, or the instructions in the removal guide below.

How to keep your browser safe from hijackers in the future?

Browser hackers use tricky software installation and marketing techniques to distribute themselves. A commonly employed method, called “bundling” allows the software developers to add programs like Chaumonttechnology and other similar PUPs to the regular software package of another program, usually as “selectable” or “recommended” applications. Therefore, when users install a new program, they should always check for some additional, bundles in the setup.  The hijacking of the browser may occur when installing new software by using the “Recommended”, “Quick/ Fast” or “Standard” settings. They do not open up additional apps but install them by default. For this reason, it is important to select “Advanced” or “Custom” user settings to control the process. When you carefully perform all stages of the installation, you will notice a list of additional programs, so you can uncheck them. In addition, you may notice a flagged statement claiming that you have agreed to make Chaumonttechnology your homepage. If you run through the installation process, you may miss this moment and install the browser hijacker on your computer without knowing.

SUMMARY:

Name Chaumonttechnology
Type  Browser Hijacker
Danger Level Medium (nowhere near threats like Ransomware, but still a security risk)
Symptoms  This program may replace your search engine or homepage and may start redirecting you to various ads, pop-ups and sponsored sites.
Distribution Method Spam email messages, attachments, software bundles, free installers, automatic setups, torrents, free download links and download managers. 
Detection Tool We generally recommend SpyHunter or a similar anti-malware program that is updated daily.

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