This page aims to help you remove 9o0gle.com. These 9o0gle.com removal instructions work for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer, as well as every version of Windows.
Maybe you have come across our article on 9o0gle.com while you have been searching for ways to remove that program from your PC. Probably, it has done many irritating things to your browser: it may have altered your initial homepage; it might make your browser redirect you to a different place every time you try to open any web page. What’s more, this program could have even started producing annoying advertisements that might have compromised your online experience. In the article you are about to read we have suggested a guide, which can help you get rid of 9o0gle.com, as well as some basic information about the origin and the features of this software.
9o0gle.com “Virus”. What is it?
Contrary to what most people think 9o0gle.com “Virus” is not actually a virus. The program that may currently be irritating you represents a browser hijacker. This piece of software and the other ones similar to it are programmed to change your browser home page; display rather annoying ads and redirect you to different pages online. Also, this program might research your surfing history and determine what products and services you could take interest in. In this way the produced ads on your screen will relatively match your tastes. The places on the Internet 9o0gle.com might redirect you to could be suspicious (they may even include Ransomware and other types of malware). Despite all these rather shady characteristics, 9o0gle.com is actually somehow harmless. It has not been classified as any kind of malware. This is the good news – your PC has NOT been infected by a virus. The real viruses are usually capable of doing some evil activities, such as crashing your entire PC; choosing certain files and encrypting them; blocking your whole system; stealing some of your account or banking credentials or your entire identity. Browser hijackers don’t work in this way; they are only capable of playing with your nerves and annoying you with their advertisements and redirects.
Actually, such software only serves the marketing industry. It has been created in order to advertise products and services. The ads it generates are legitimate and are not against any law. The developers who create and distribute such browser hijackers are paid by the vendors who need to promote their products. Every single displayed ad in any form (a banner, a new browser tab, a pop-up) makes money for the people who spread 9o0gle.com. In fact, there are many various ways in which browser hijackers can infect a system. You can catch them by visiting a contaminated web page; by downloading and using a torrent; by opening a suspicious letter from your email. However, most infections come from the so-called software bundles. These mixtures of software (Adware, browser hijackers, original software) could be downloaded and installed for free. As you can guess, programmers put browser hijackers and Adware inside them because of the money they are paid to do so.
Here comes an essential point about any browser hijacker. You can download it inside a bundle, but in order to allow it to get integrated into your browser, you should install it on your PC. This happens very often to naive or careless users. We strongly recommend that you be very cautious about the installation process. When you install any program, just follow one simple rule: always select the Custom / Customized or Advanced function of the given wizard. In this way you will be able to install and use only the programs from the bundle that you really need, not the special extras like 9o0gle.com.
What about removing the current infection and preventing any future ones?
When it comes to healing your already contaminated PC, we can recommend that you use our removal guide at the end of this article to do that. It has been tested and is supposed to help you uninstall 9o0gle.com from your computer. When it comes to future prevention, remember the aforementioned installation tips and also pay attention to some more advice. Try to avoid anything that doesn’t appear trustworthy to you on the web – websites, torrents, emails and shareware. If you are not sure where they come from and who has created those products, ignore them. Also, though you have heard much about them, we are going to repeat that anti-malware tools are there to help you prevent all kinds of infections. Purchase a top-quality one, update it and use it regularly to keep your system safe.
|Danger Level||Medium (nowhere near threats like Ransomware, but still a security risk)|
|Symptoms||Changes in the behavior of your browser: pop-up ads, redirects, substituted homepage.|
|Distribution Method||By torrents, spam, shareware, and mostly by software bundles.|
|Detection Tool||9o0gle.com may be difficult to track down. Use SpyHunter – a professional parasite scanner – to make sure you find all files related to the infection.|
How To Remove 9o0gle.com (Chrome/Firefox)
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).
- Do not skip this – 9o0gle.com 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.
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.
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 9o0gle.com 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 9o0gle.com from Firefox:
Open Firefox, click ——-> Add-ons —-> Extensions.
Find the adware/malware —> Remove.
Remove 9o0gle.com 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.
- 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.
WARNING! READ CAREFULLY BEFORE PROCEEDING!
Right click on each of the problematic processes separately and select Open File Location. End 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—Internet Explorer—-Main—- Random
Remember to leave us a comment if you run into any trouble!