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This page aims to help you with the Virus removal. These Virus Virus how to remove instructions work for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer. Virus Removal From Chrome/Firefox/IE


The Virus is a program exhibiting a lot of similar traits to the Browser Hijacker type of virus. You may or may not know that this type of virus is generally perceived as a low-profile threat to your system compared to the more threatening malwares out there. In general we agree with such a statement and how could we not, when there are ransomware and trojans lurking around. What we would very much to add though is one must never take lightly the possible dangers associated with a browser hijacker like that. This exact type of malicious software is notoriously tricky and you must be aware of the possible deceptions you might encounter, for that please read carefully our removal guide, there will be a more in-depth explanation below.

In addition it is important for you to know what’s what, so we will be listing the different ways in which this is going to negatively impact your system performance.

How is my device affected by the Virus?

Before we start answering this question, let’s mark out some borders. In this paragraph we will be listing some of the ways in which your everyday internet experience might have been influenced by Virus. You are definitely going to experience general PC sluggishness and greatly reduced device performance. This is due to the fact that the pest is causing greater loads to your CPU cores in result of the numerous Pop-up Ads and Web browser redirects you are in no doubt exposed to.

You may notice strange occurrences when you start your web browser. For example an unknown toolbar or a different homepage may appear, there are even some documented cases of a user’s browser being completely replaced with another one that actively promotes the Virus. Text and number in your browser might be replaced with highlighted hyperlinks. It is safe to say you should not under any circumstances interact with such items. In any case it is imperative you remove this malware from your computer.

Before moving on to begin the actual removal process, take a moment to read this. It might answer some questions that will inevitably pop up during the procedure as well as give you a better overall understanding of the situation:

  • People who create this type of malware have significant interest to prolong the lifespan of their creations. So they constantly check for removal instructions not unlike our own and in result the make modifications.
  • There are several different alterations of the same virus.
  • This is important for you due to this simple reason – some steps might be completely redundant for some users. If that happens and you stumble upon something you don’t recognize just move on to the next steps.
Type Browser Hijacker
Danger Level High. Your browser has been hijacked. You will be under the constant danger of even more malicious threats and even possible personal information theft.
Symptoms Numerous web redirects, Unwanted Ads, Device slowing down.
Distribution Method Downloaded infected executables, Interaction with malicious advertisements.
Detection Tool Malware and Adware are notoriously difficult to track down, since they actively try to deceive you. Use this professional parasite scanner to make sure you find all files related to the infection.Sponsored

1: Enter Safe Mode.
2: Remove Esurf Virus Home Page from Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari.
3: Remove the virus from 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.

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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. Virus Removal From Chrome/Firefox/IE

For W8 and 8.1:

Click the Start button, then Control Panel —> System and Security —> Administrative Tools —> System Virus Removal From Chrome/Firefox/IE Virus Removal From Chrome/Firefox/IE

Then check the Safe Boot option and click OK.  Click  Restart in the pop-up.

For W10:

  1. Open the Start menu.
  2. Click the power button icon in the right corner of the Start menu to show the power options menu.
  3. 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). Virus Removal From Chrome/Firefox/IE

The virus has probably infected all your web browsers, so remember to apply each step to any browser present on your hard drive. Before you do though, review some of the ways this browser hijacker has been reported to trick users into them letting more malware in. If something seems familiar do your best to locate it afterwards, you will have to completely delete it.

  • A pop-up windows urging you to install missing drivers or codecs might appear.
  • A different one informing you about a missing Windows update as well.
  • A third one about missing important updates about some of the most commonly used programs that can be found on a regular user’s PC like – Winamp, WMP, Adobe products, Java etc.
  • You will probably experience various redirects to unknown to you websites.

All these things have one thing in common that you must never forget – they are just a ruse to make you allow more malware onto your computer. Never install anything from unconfirmed sources. Virus Removal From Chrome/Firefox/IE  Remove the Malware from Internet Explorer:

Open IE, then click Virus Removal From Chrome/Firefox/IE —–> Manage Add-ons. Virus Removal From Chrome/Firefox/IE

Find the malware. Remove it by pressing Disable.

If your Home Page is different from the usual, click Virus Removal From Chrome/Firefox/IE —–> Internet Options>edit the URL box with your preferred search engine, and click Apply. Virus Removal From Chrome/Firefox/IE Remove from Firefox:

Open Firefoxclick on Virus Removal From Chrome/Firefox/IE (top right) ——-> Add-onsHit Extensions next. Virus Removal From Chrome/Firefox/IE

The problem should be lurking somewhere around here –  Remove it. Virus Removal From Chrome/Firefox/IE Remove from Chrome:

 Start Chrome, click Virus Removal From Chrome/Firefox/IE —–>More Tools —–> Extensions. There,  find the malware and  select Virus Removal From Chrome/Firefox/IE(Remove). Virus Removal From Chrome/Firefox/IE

 Click Virus Removal From Chrome/Firefox/IE again, and proceed to Settings —> Search, the fourth tab, select Manage Search Engines.  Remove everything but the search engines you normally use. Virus Removal From Chrome/Firefox/IE Remove the malware from Safari:

Open Safari, and click Safari —–>Preferences —–> Extensions—–>Uninstall the malware. Virus Removal From Chrome/Firefox/IE

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. Virus Removal From Chrome/Firefox/IE

Once you’ve reached Properties —–> Shortcut (on the band at the top), then in the Target type field, REMOVE EVERYTHING AFTER .exe. Virus Removal From Chrome/Firefox/IE Virus Removal From Chrome/Firefox/IE

Hold the Start Key and R together. Write appwiz.cpl in the field, then click OK. Virus Removal From Chrome/Firefox/IE

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 Uninstallchoose NO: Virus Removal From Chrome/Firefox/IE

Hold the Start Key and R againbut this time copy + paste the following and click OK:

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

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: Virus Removal From Chrome/Firefox/IE

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. Virus Removal From Chrome/Firefox/IE

Open the Task Manager by right clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Start Task Manager. Virus Removal From Chrome/Firefox/IE

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.


Right click on each of the virus processes separately and select Open File LocationEnd 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. Virus Removal From Chrome/Firefox/IE Virus Removal From Chrome/Firefox/IE

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. Virus Removal From Chrome/Firefox/IE

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

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Bert L. Jackson

Bert L. Jackson has more then 13 years in the Cyber Security Industry consulting and collaborating. Distinguished for an entrepreneurial mindset, creative problem solving, cross-functional teams and a bottom-line orientation.


  • This is what my IP notepad looks like. I don’t understand and dunno where my IP are; and what are those 4 below the # ::1 localhost. Are those the Virus Creator’s IP?
    But they’re all the same.
    Please, help. I don’t know what to do.
    If I format my PC, would it remove the said virus?
    Thank you!

    • Hello,
      Unfortunately I can’t see anything on the picture that you have provided. Please attach another one you just copy/paste the IPs.

    • Hi Sajisnu,

      This is not a good sign. Delete all lines which contain these adresses, then save the file itself.

      Let me know if you have any problems with the process.

        • Hello,

          To circumvent that restriction you need to go to the program you are using to edit the hosts file.

          Press the Windows button, write Wordpad/Notepad and right click on the program -> open as administrator.

          Now when the program starts click open, navigate to the Hosts file in C:WindowsSystem32driversetc and open it, You should now be able to edit it.

          Hope that helped, let me know how it went 🙂

  • Hi Atharva,

    It seems to me the adware is deleted, but the changes it has done to your browser remain.

    Click on the three horizontal lines on top=right corner of your browser and select options. From there find the accounts panel and create a new account, then delete the old one. Afterwards try changing your home page to something else.

    Did this work?

  • Hi Aditya,

    You cant really harm your PC by deleting these as windows will automatically restore any missing line.

    Delete all lines that you think are related to the virus.

  • Hi Greg, I don’t see any parasitic process in those screenshots. What you can do is that instead of searching the needle in the haystack you can download Spyhunter from our banners and do a system scan – this is free to use. When the program finds the virus you can go to that folder and delete it yourself. Alternatively you can just buy the software – it’s fairly good and saves a lot of time in problems like this.

  • Hi Corey, we try our best 🙂

    What you need to do is simply delete those lines from the file, then save it. If you don’t get permission to do that first run Notepad as an admin (search for notepad in windows search,, right click on exe-> run as admin) and then open the Hosts file from the inside menu of Notepad: File->Open. Navigate manually to the file.

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