How To Remove Adulttube.info

Video Removal Guide

Adulttube.info Overview

  1. Adulttube.info is an intrusive pop-up site classified as malware as it hijacks your browser. Removing it can be both tricky and time-consuming, but the real problem is that the longer it remains on your PC, the higher chance it has to do some real damage to the system.
  2. Getting rid of this pest is just the first step. Usually, when a virus takes root, it installs several others of its buddies as well. You need to identify and delete all of these if you want to be completely virus-free.
  3. As weird as it may sound, the advertisements appear to be real. However, most of the time, the links redirect you to websites, unrelated to the ads. And these websites are filled with malicious PUPs and malware, so make sure to exit them as soon as they load.
  4. The PC will begin experiencing a big surge in loading time, because all the pages will be filled with advertisements and pop-ups. The slowdown will pass after you remove Adulttube.info.

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ATTENTION! An extremely important thing to note is that Adulttube.info may start displaying fake messages crafted to trick you into downloading more of its kind. The tricks include messages about missing plugins or updates on Java and FlashPlayer. You’ve been warned – do not click on any of these. IF you do click for some reason, immediately enter the taskbar (CTRL+ALT+DEL) and stop the setup process from completing.

How To Avoid Adulttube.info (And Other Malware)

Adulttube.info typically comes bundled with other programs. As always with adware, trickery is the name of the game here. Probably the most prominent way such viruses find their way in is through fake downloads. Basically these track your search queries and create a file with the same name as the words your searched for. Another way is through spam email and corrupted links, but most users have become too aware of their dangers over the years, so that’s kind of a long shot.

The final way is through real programs. Not fakes, but free programs, shared through distributing websites. If you remember downloading one such program recently, there’s a really good chance it was the one that let Adulttube.info in. Here is an example for you:

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Here is the real deal. It doesn’t really matter what kind of program it is. Most users are simply so accustomed to clicking “Accept” and “Next” that they just don’t see the danger. In the picture above you can clearly see that the setup is stating there will be advertisements. And when that happens, don’t wait and exit the setup. The real conclusion here is that you simply need to keep your guard up and read the text before installing anything.

How To Remove Adulttube.info

STEP 1: Removing The Virus From Windows

Substep 1. 

 For Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7 Users:

First, click the Start button (the windows key) —–>Control Panel —–> Programs and Features or (for Windows XP) Add/Remove Programs.pic 1

Proceed to Substep 2.

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 For Windows 8 users:First, right click down on the left side of your screen. The Quick Access Menu should appear —–> Control Panel —–> Uninstall a Program. Proceed to Substep 2.

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For Mac (OS X) Users:

Click Go at the top left —–> Applications.

Proceed to Substep 2.

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Substep 2.

For all Windows Users:

Look for the virus and click Uninstall.

Sometimes the virus will operate under a different name. If you can not find it under its normal name, click on the column titled Installed On. This will arrange programs by their installation date. Look for all recently added programs that seem suspicious and click Uninstall on them.

You are not done, however. Proceed to STEP 2.

For Mac (OS X) Users:

Find the malware, then right click on it and select Move to Trash.

If you can not find such a program, click the Date Modified column, and look for recent additions of programs you don’t know about. Right click on each of them—–> Move to Trash.

Proceed to STEP 2.

STEP 2: Removing Adulttube.info from your browser(s)

For Internet Explorer Users:

Open the browser, then click on the small Gear icon on the top right —–> Manage Add-ons.

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Once there, you should look for Adulttube.info or any other extension or plugin you feel may be unsafe. Click Disable on it/them.

If for some reason. you Home Page was changed from the one you prefer (viruses, especially adware, tend to do that) click on the Gear icon —–> Internet Options. From there you just edit the URL box, dispose of the unwanted link, and put in what you like, then click Apply.

Proceed to STEP 3.

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For Mozilla Firefox Users:

Open the browser, click on the Menu icon on the top right (three lines) —–> Add-ons.

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Then you just click Extensions.

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Here you should find  the malware or anything you think may be a virus, then click Remove.

Proceed to STEP 3.

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For Google Chrome Users:

 

Enter the browser. At the top right click on the Menu icon —–>Tools —–> Extensions.

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Once in Extensions, find  the threat and anything you believe may be dangerous, and click the little Trash icon on the right.

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You are almost done! Now click on the Menu icon on top for a second time, and go to Settings. In Settings, find the Search section (the fourth one from top),then click Manage Search Engines. In there you should remove any search sites you do not use.

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Proceed to STEP 3.

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For Safari Users:

Open Safari, and click the Safari button on the top left —–>Preferences —–> Extensions

Find the virus and/or other possible virus extensions, then click Uninstall.

Proceed to STEP 3 .

STEP 3: Removing Registry Keys

At this point, what you will need to do is enter the windows function, called Registry Editor. To do this, Hold and R together, then type Regedit in the field, then hit Enter.

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This will transport you to the Windows Registry Editor. The whole thing looks kind of alarming, but don’t worry. If you just follow the path I show you, nothing can go wrong. In the directories on the left, simply follow this path:

ComputerHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftInternet ExplorerMAIN

In this directory, there is a registry called “Start Page.” You need to delete it. 

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Proceed to STEP 4.

STEP 4: Checking For Adulttube.info Leftovers

For All Users:

You should do the following for ALL browsers you have installed. Browser hijackers infect everything while in your system. You need to manually get rid of it from each shortcut. You should do the following:

Right click on the browser’s shortcut, then click Properties.


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Alternatively, if you have your browser pinned down to the taskbar, you Right click it, then Right Click again on the Small Browser Icon —–> Properties

NOTE: Below, we are showing Google Chrome, but the method is the same for all browsers.

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Once you’ve reached Properties —–> Shortcut (on the band at the top), then in the Target type field, you should REMOVE EVERYTHING AFTER .exe”

 

What this does is remove  what the virus did from your shortcuts. Now, the next thing you should do is slightly different 

STEP 5: Reset Browsers (Optional)

This step to remove the virus is completely optional. You need to do this only in the case when the steps up until now were not enough to make your troubles go away. If they WERE enough:

  • You are now clear of the virus. Please consider following us on our channels on Google+, Twitter and Facebook. It will be immensely appreciated, because it will help us grow and in turn – that way we will help more people.

  • You may also want to check out Step 5 – we’ve prepared a short guide for optimizing PCs after a malware has been removed

  • If you were not successful, then continue reading.

Step 3 optional guide

STEP 6: Optimization Tips (Optional)

If you’ve reached this step, then well done for removing Adulttube.info . We’ve prepared a short and sweet optimization guide, specifically designed for users who just removed a virus. It is completely free, you do not need to download anything, and it’s not very time consuming. If you are interested you can check it out here.

 

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