What is Eaes.2track.info?
Eaes.2track.info is a potentially unwanted and malicious program that operates as a browser hijacker and typically makes changes to the settings of popular web browsers like Google Chrome and Firefox. Eaes.2track.info or (Auto Refresh) changes the user’s homepage to https://eaes.2track.info/ and starts to spam your screen with porn-related ads.
People who use Chrome, Firefox, Edge, Opera, and other web browsing programs may commonly encounter https://eaes.2track.info/ inside of them as this browser hijacker has the ability to integrate with pretty much any web browser. Most commonly, users install the browser hijacker application along with some other software that they want without actually realizing that this is an optional application that can be removed if not needed. However, in the majority of cases when users set up the desired software automatically, the additional components included in the installation package get installed by default and people don’t realize that until they get disturbed by the activity of the unwanted components on their machine.
The Eaes.2track.info Virus
The Eaes.2track.info virus relates to all problems caused by redirects to https://eaes.2track.info/ or http://eaes.2track.info/. The Eaes.2track.info virus often goes hand in hand with “Auto Refresh” and causes pop-ups and changes to your browser’s settings.
After the browser hijacker has embedded in the system’s main web browser, users usually first notice a change to the homepage of their browser, as well as modifications in the default search engine. These changes typically cannot be uninstalled in a normal way. New browser add-ons and components such as buttons and toolbars can also be added to the interface. But most importantly, the users’ web browsing activity starts to get interrupted by an aggressive generation of on-screen ads. These ads normally come in the form of hard-to-remove pop-ups, box notifications, banners, and other online alerts that constantly appear during web browsing sessions.
In addition to the ads invasion, people often experience unwanted page redirects to various sponsored web locations caused again by this software. These redirects are normally automatic and are aimed at landing users on pay-per-click and pay-per-view pages that benefit the hijacker’s creators. And since every click is significant and generates revenue, the hijacker program will do everything possible to get as many of them as possible, including placing aggressive ads on your screen and making changes to your browser’s settings.
In its strive for more revenue, browser hijackers such as Eaes.2track.info, Open4u, and Best Deal For Life are often accused of employing some rather unpleasant and questionable online advertising practices. Browsing data collection, for example, is a common activity that such software can perform while on your system. In order to adapt its advertisements to your preferences and increase its chances to receive more clicks from you, a piece like Eaes.2track.info can track your browsing habits and send them to online marketers for analysis. However, even though the obtained information is not private, it could be sold to third parties or used for other promotional campaigns. So, in a way, this practice could be considered a breach of your privacy. In addition, browser hijackers may make your system more vulnerable to virus attacks. You may, for example, be redirected to a page that hackers have manipulated and, if this happens, you may have to deal with dangerous malware such as Trojans, ransomware, rootkits, etc.
So it’s best to just uninstall Eaes.2track.info from your system and reduce the risk of a virus infection, rather than wait for some nasty ransomware or other malware to compromise you. To help you with this process, below we have created a special removal guide that should allow you to safely eliminate the unwanted program should you carefully follow its instructions.
|Danger Level||Medium (nowhere near threats like Ransomware, but still a security risk)|
|Symptoms||Browser Hijackers may often irritate web users with various browser changes and unstoppable pop-ups, banners, and promotional notifications on their screen.|
|Distribution Method||Commonly, Browser Hijackers get distributed via free file bundles, torrents, spam messages, and different click-bait ads.|
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To remove Eaes.2track.info:
- Go to your browser’s settings and select More Tools (or Add-ons, depending on your browser).
- Then click on the Extensions tab.
- Find the Eaes.2track.info extension (as well as “Auto Refresh”).
- Remove Eaes.2track.info by clicking on the Trash Bin icon next to its name.
- Confirm and get rid of Eaes.2track.info and any other suspicious items.
If this does not work as described please follow our more detailed Eaes.2track.info removal guide below.
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:
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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 Eaes.2track.info 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 Eaes.2track.info from Firefox:
Open Firefox, click ——-> Add-ons —-> Extensions.
Find the adware/malware —> Remove.
Remove Eaes.2track.info 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!