This page aims to help you remove Edoc Transfer Virus. These Edoc Transfer Virus removal instructions work for Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari, as well as every version of Windows. Edoc Transfer Virus has been classified by online security experts as an Adware. This is a type of malicious software known to cause a lot of problems to the affected users and their respective systems.
|Danger Level||High. There’s a strong possibility there is also a Trojan on board your PC.|
|Symptoms||redirects towards edoctransfer.com; unusual browser behavior like redirects towards random pages every 15 seconds; advertisements that seemingly do not belong to the pages.|
|Distribution Method||clicking on corrupted links/ads, phishing websites and scams, software bundles with freeware.|
1: Enter Safe Mode.
2: Remove Edoc Transfer Virus from Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari.
3: Remove attachments to browser shortcuts.
4: Uninstall the virus from your Add/Remove Programs.
5: Permanently delete the threat from Task Manager’s processes.
6: Uninstall the virus from Regedit and Msconfig.
The first thing you should immediately be warned about is this type of malware is notorious for its attempts to make users “open the gates” and install more viruses in the process. We will be listing the most typical tricks associated with Edoc Transfer Virus, it is important you remain patient and read through all so you know exactly what you will be dealing with when you begin the actual removal process. Some general advice before that though, you have undoubtedly noticed the numerous Ads either in the form of a pop-up or a banner. They will quickly become quite annoying but it is imperative you do not interact with them in any way, do not click on them or otherwise engage in any active behavior towards. If you do you will be doing just what we warned about – making it easier for even more malware to reach your computer. In a nutshell – the advertisements are bothersome but they will not harm your device directly, if you let more dangerous viruses through your defenses though, you might be in trouble real quick. Same goes for the website redirects, don’t stay any longer than the time necessary to leave once you find yourself redirected to some unknown or shady website. Not only more malware might be lurking there, your personal information might be in immediate danger due to phishing scams.
What to look out for when dealing with Edoc Transfer Virus:
- We mentioned the pop-ups, didn’t we? Well, prepare for some more. This time with different warnings. For example that a virus has been detected in your system and that you might download a “fix” for this problem. Don’t do it! More Than likely you will be downloading another computer virus.
- Ignore the messages imploring you to download missing codecs, program updates or plugins. Again, this is the malware trying to trick you.
- Your browsers might be severely compromised, strange toolbars might be installed without your permission, hyperlinks might appear in place of texts or numbers, there are documented cases of users’ browsers being replaced completely with other more prone to malicious attacks.
- You will notice a significant drop off in system performance especially concerning your web browser. This is due to the fact your computers has to deal with times higher load due to the spawning of the ads.
- There are reports that users’ online browsing data might be under attack, be especially mindful if you use any form of online banking or credit card payments. It is best if you change the passwords anyway, but only after you have successfully removed the Adware first.
It’s now high time we move on to our extensive how to remove instructions!
Edoc Transfer Virus Removal
The first thing to do is a reboot in Safe Mode. If you already know how to do it, just skip this and proceed to Step 2. If you do not know how to do it, continue reading:
For Windows 98, XP, Millenium and 7:
Restart your computer. To be sure you don’t miss the time when you need to press it, just spam F8 as soon as the PC starts booting. Then choose Safe Mode With Networking.
For W8 and 8.1:
Click the Start button, then Control Panel —> System and Security —> Administrative Tools —> System Configuration.
Then check the Safe Boot option and click OK. Click Restart in the pop-up.
- Open the Start menu.
- Click the power button icon in the right corner of the Start menu to show the power options menu.
- Press and hold down the SHIFT key on the keyboard and click the Restart option while still holding down the SHIFT key.
W10 will perform the reboot. Next do the following:
Click the Troubleshoot icon, then Advanced options —> Startup Settings. Click Restart.
After the reboot click on Enter Safe Mode With Networking (Fifth Option).
Keep in mind that this malware is fully capable and have likely infected all your web browsers. You will need to repeat steps 2 and 3 from our removal instructions for Chrome, Firefox and any other browser you might have installed. Do not let anything contaminated remain or you risk the virus reappearing after the next system reboot.
Remove the Malware from Internet Explorer:
Open IE, then click —–> Manage Add-ons.
Find the malware. Remove it by pressing Disable.
If your Home Page is different from the usual, click —–> Internet Options>edit the URL box with your preferred search engine, and click Apply.
Remove Edoc Transfer Virus from Firefox:
Open Firefox, click on (top right) ——-> Add-ons. Hit Extensions next.
The problem should be lurking somewhere around here – Remove it.
Remove Edoc Transfer Virus from Chrome:
Start Chrome, click —–>More Tools —–> Extensions. There, find the malware and select (Remove).
Click again, and proceed to Settings —> Search, the fourth tab, select Manage Search Engines. Remove everything but the search engines you normally use.
Remove the malware from Safari:
Open Safari, and click Safari —–>Preferences —–> Extensions—–>Uninstall the malware.
Right click on the browser’s shortcut, then click Properties.
NOTE: We are showing Google Chrome, but the method is the same for Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari, and Microsoft Edge.
Once you’ve reached Properties —–> Shortcut (on the band at the top), then in the Target type field, REMOVE EVERYTHING AFTER .exe.
Hold the Start Key and R together. Write appwiz.cpl in the field, then click OK.
You are now in the Control Panel. Search around for the virus and suspicious-looking programs. Uninstall it/them. Also, be extremely careful. Viruses often spend one last ditch effort to trick you into installing more of their kind. If you see a screen like this when you click Uninstall, choose NO:
Hold the Start Key and R again – but this time copy + paste the following and click OK:
A .txt file will open – don’t type or change it. If you are hacked and someone has access to your PC, there will be a bunch of other IPs connected to you at the bottom. This is what a hosts file looks like:
If there are a bunch of strange IPs connecting to you below “Localhost” you may be hacked, and it’s best to ask us in the comments for directions.
Open the Task Manager by right clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Start Task Manager.
Once it opens, choose the Processes Tab. Look at all of the processes in front of you and try to determine which ones are a virus. Google them or ask us in the comments and we will provide the best assistance we can.
A BIG WARNING HERE! READ THIS BEFORE PROCEEDING!
The most important steps are right ahead of you. Be extremely cautious before committing to executing them. You will be messing around with important system files and even a small mistake might result in a complete breakdown of your device. We always recommend to our readers that they consider a less dangerous approach and instead download and install a professional software to scan and deal with their issues. This software will be equally valuable in the future.
Right click on each of the virus processes separately and select Open File Location. Also, End the process after you open the folder. Just to make sure we don’t delete any programs you mistakenly took for a virus, copy the folders somewhere, then delete the directories you were sent to.
Take a look at the following things:
Type msconfig in the search field and hit enter: you will be transported to a Pop Up window.
Go in the Startup tab and Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.
Type Regedit in the windows search field and press Enter.
Once inside, press CTRL and F together and type the virus’s Name. Right click and delete any entries you find with a similar name. If you can’t find them this way, look in these directories, and delete/uninstall the registries manually:
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—–Random Directory. It could be any one of them – ask us if you can’t discern which ones are malicious, but bear in mind they are always different.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—Internet Explorer—-Main—- Random
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