Iglfjaeojcakllgbfalclepdncgidelo Virus


Iglfjaeojcakllgbfalclepdncgidelo is a type of software application that looks like a regular browser extension for Windows-compatible browsing programs. Usually, Iglfjaeojcakllgbfalclepdncgidelo gets embedded in the system in a very inconspicuous way and its presence comes as a surprise to users.

Screenshot of the Iglfjaeojcakllgbfalclepdncgidelo extension virus on Chrome

This is because Iglfjaeojcakllgbfalclepdncgidelo is what is known as a browser hijacker and these types of code are considered by most to be potentially unwanted programs or PUPs. In other words, there’s hardly a user out there who would actually prefer to have such software on their computer, as they don’t really offer any useful functionality for the end user. Furthermore, if anything they actually take away from one’s browsing experience by means of imposing their changes on the infected browsing program.

So whether you’re currently using Chrome, Edge, Firefox or some mainstream browser, you have likely already come to experience some rather obvious changes in its behavior and appearance.


Type Browser Hijacker
Detection Tool

Please follow all the steps below in order to remove Iglfjaeojcakllgbfalclepdncgidelo!

How to remove Iglfjaeojcakllgbfalclepdncgidelo

  1. First, click the Start Menu on your Windows PC.
  2. Type Programs and Settings in the Start Menu, click the first item, and find Iglfjaeojcakllgbfalclepdncgidelo in the programs list that would show up.
  3. Select Iglfjaeojcakllgbfalclepdncgidelo from the list and click on Uninstall.
  4. Follow the steps in the removal wizard.

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What we suggest you do first is, check the list of programs that are presently installed on the infected device and uninstall any rogue software that you find there:

  • From the Start Menu, navigate to Control Panel ->>> Programs and Features ->>> Uninstall a Program.
  • Next, carefully search for unfamiliar programs or programs that have been installed recently and could be related to Iglfjaeojcakllgbfalclepdncgidelo.
  • If you find any of the programs suspicious then uninstall them if they turn out to be linked to Iglfjaeojcakllgbfalclepdncgidelo.
  • If a notification appears on your screen when you try to uninstall a specific questionable program prompting you to just alter it or repair it, make sure you choose NO and complete the steps from the removal wizard.

Remove Iglfjaeojcakllgbfalclepdncgidelo from Chrome

  1. Click on the three dots in the right upper corner
  2. Go to more tools
  3. Now select extensions
  4. Remove the Iglfjaeojcakllgbfalclepdncgidelo extension
  • Once you open Chrome, click on the three-dots icon to open the browser’s menu, go to More Tools/ More Options, and then to Extensions.
  • Again, find the items on that page that could be linked to Iglfjaeojcakllgbfalclepdncgidelo and/or that might be causing problems in the browser and delete them.
  • Afterwards, go to this folder: Computer > C: > Users > *Your User Account* > App Data > Local > Google > Chrome > User Data. In there, you will find a folder named Default – you should change its name to Backup Default and restart the PC.
  • Note that the App Data folder is normally hidden so you’d have to first make the hidden files and folders on your PC visible before you can access it.

How to get rid of Iglfjaeojcakllgbfalclepdncgidelo on FF/Edge/etc.

  1. Open the browser and select the menu icon.
  2. From the menu, click on the Add-ons button.
  3. Look for the Iglfjaeojcakllgbfalclepdncgidelo extension
  4. Get rid of Iglfjaeojcakllgbfalclepdncgidelo by removing it from extensions

If using Firefox:

  • Open Firefox
  • Select the three parallel lines menu and go to Add-ons.
  • Find the unwanted add-on and delete it from the browser – if there is more than one unwanted extension, remove all of them.
  • Go to the browser menu again, select Options, and then click on Home from the sidebar to the left.
  • Check the current addresses for the browser’s homepage and new-tab page and change them if they are currently set to address(es) you don’t know or trust.

If using MS Edge/IE:

  • Start Edge
  • Select the browser menu and go to Extensions.
  • Find and uninstall any Edge extensions that look undesirable and unwanted.
  • Select Settings from the browser menu and click on Appearance.
  • Check the new-tab page address of the browser and if it has been modified by “Iglfjaeojcakllgbfalclepdncgidelo” or another unwanted app, change it to an address that you’d want to be the browser’s new-tab page.

How to Delete Iglfjaeojcakllgbfalclepdncgidelo

  1. Open task manager
  2. Look for the Iglfjaeojcakllgbfalclepdncgidelo process
  3. Select it and click on End task
  4. Open the file location to delete Iglfjaeojcakllgbfalclepdncgidelo
  • Access the Task Manager by pressing together the Ctrl + Alt + Del keys and then selecting Task Manager.
  • Open Processes and there try to find a process with the name of the unwanted software. If you find it, select it with the right button of the mouse and click on the Open File Location option.
  • If you don’t see a “Iglfjaeojcakllgbfalclepdncgidelo” process in the Task Manager, look for another suspicious process with an unusual name. It is likely that the unwanted process would be using lots of RAM and CPU so pay attention to the number of resources each process is using.
  • Tip: If you think you have singled out the unwanted process but are not sure, it’s always a good idea to search for information about it on the Internet – this should give you a general idea if the process is a legitimate one from a regular program or from your OS or if it is indeed likely linked to the adware.
  • If you find another suspicious process, open its File Location too.
  • Once in the File Location folder for the suspicious process, start testing all of the files that are stored there by dragging them to our free online scanner available below.
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    • If the scanner finds malware in any of the files, return to the Processes tab in the Task Manager, select the suspected process, and then select the End Process option to quit it.
    • Go back to the folder where the files of that process are located and delete all of the files that you are allowed to delete. If all files get deleted normally, exit the folder and delete that folder too. If one or more of the files showed an error message when you tried to delete them, leave them for now and return to try to delete them again once you’ve completed the rest of the guide.

    How to Uninstall Iglfjaeojcakllgbfalclepdncgidelo

    1. Click on the home button
    2. Search for Startup Apps
    3. Look for Iglfjaeojcakllgbfalclepdncgidelo in there
    4. Uninstall Iglfjaeojcakllgbfalclepdncgidelo from Startup Apps by turning it off
    • Now you need to carefully search for and uninstall any Iglfjaeojcakllgbfalclepdncgidelo-related entries from the Registry. The easiest way to do this is to open the Registry Editor app (type Regedit in the windows search field and press Enter) and then open a Find dialog (CTRL+F key combination) where you have to type the name of the threat. 
    • Perform a search by clicking on the Find Next button and delete any detected results. Do this as many times as needed until no more results are found. 
    • After that, to ensure that there are no remaining entries lined to Iglfjaeojcakllgbfalclepdncgidelo in the Registry, go manually to the following directories and delete them:
    • HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Random Directory. 
    • HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/Run/Random
    • HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Microsoft/Internet Explorer/Main/Random

    What is Iglfjaeojcakllgbfalclepdncgidelo?

    Software like Iglfjaeojcakllgbfalclepdncgidelo, Apps, Apps 1.0, Apps 3.3, Apps 3.5 or Apps 3.6 will replace the default search engine with a new one and it may even set it as the new browser homepage. In addition, software of this type has a tendency to install ad-generating components in the browser in question, which enables it to display popups, box messages, banners and other types of online adverts directly on your screen during browsing sessions.
    And if you are among the many users who have simply tried to change their browser settings back to their original state, then you’ve likely also discovered that it simply cannot be done. This is because as long as Iglfjaeojcakllgbfalclepdncgidelo exists in your system, it will always override any changes you make to the configurations. And the developers of such software know that such behavior will rarely be greeted with open arms, so they hardly ever include an obvious uninstallation option. Instead, users have to try and remove the pesky ad-generating program manually, which is often more difficult than it may sound.
    For this reason our team of professionals has compiled a free removal guide for Iglfjaeojcakllgbfalclepdncgidelo, and you can find it on this page, just below the current post.

    Is Iglfjaeojcakllgbfalclepdncgidelo a virus?

    Being a typical PUP, Iglfjaeojcakllgbfalclepdncgidelo provides more than just one reason for end users to want to uninstall it from their computers. And its annoying behavior is just scratching the surface of it.
    In the long run, the presence of a browser hijacker like this one may result in a decreased quality of your computer’s overall performance. The constant generation of online ads and other background activities that Iglfjaeojcakllgbfalclepdncgidelo may be running can consume a lot of your PC’s resources (read RAM and CPU), and that, in turn, could lead to overheating, system crashes, programs lagging and freezing up, etc.
    But what’s even more harrowing is the potential of landing infections with viruses and malware as a result of Iglfjaeojcakllgbfalclepdncgidelo’s activity. The frequent page redirects to dubious web locations may at some point land you on a page or website that’s been tampered with by hackers. And that could lead to attacks from highly dangerous malicious programs like ransomware and Trojan horse viruses.

    About the author


    Violet George

    Violet is an active writer with a passion for all things cyber security. She enjoys helping victims of computer virus infections remove them and successfully deal with the aftermath of the attacks. But most importantly, Violet makes it her priority to spend time educating people on privacy issues and maintaining the safety of their computers. It is her firm belief that by spreading this information, she can empower web users to effectively protect their personal data and their devices from hackers and cybercriminals.

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