Msft Connect Test
Msft Connect Test is a browser hijacker program that has earned its name due to the changes that it is capable of enforcing in your browsing program. Msft Connect Test can affect most popular browsers like Chrome, Firefox, Edge and others.
And once it has integrated with your browser, it will typically modify some of its settings in order to more effectively generate promotional and advertising content.One of the most obvious changes to your browser that you will notice is the change in your usual homepage, for instance. And soon after that you will be bound to also take note of the unfamiliar new search engine that has replaced your default one. And then you will start to become aware of the vastly increased number of online ads you become exposed to. You will find yourself bombarded with popups, banners, in-text links, and colorful box messages showing up randomly all over your screen.
So, how does one deal with all of this effectively? There is only one solution to all the havoc that MsftConnectTest is wreaking on your browser – removing it. And for this purpose we have prepared an easy removal guide below.
|Name||Msft Connect Test|
|Danger Level||Medium (nowhere near threats like Ransomware, but still a security risk)|
|Symptoms||Browser hijackers tend to introduce new homepages and search engines to the affected browsers.|
|Distribution Method||You are most likely to end up with a browser hijacker by downloading programs from various freeware and file-sharing platforms.|
Some threats reinstall themselves if you don't delete their core files. We recommend downloading SpyHunter to remove harmful programs for you. This may save you hours and ensure you don't harm your system by deleting the wrong files.
Please follow all the steps below in order to remove Msft Connect Test!
How to remove Msft Connect Test
- First, click the Start Menu on your Windows PC.
- Type Programs and Settings in the Start Menu, click the first item, and find Msft Connect Test in the programs list that would show up.
- Select Msft Connect Test from the list and click on Uninstall.
- Follow the steps in the removal wizard.
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 Msft Connect Test.
- If you find any of the programs suspicious then uninstall them if they turn out to be linked to Msft Connect Test.
- 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 Msft Connect Test from Chrome
- Click on the three dots in the right upper corner
- Go to more tools
- Now select extensions
- Remove the Msft Connect Test 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 Msft Connect Test 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 Msft Connect Test on FF/Edge/etc.
- Open the browser and select the menu icon.
- From the menu, click on the Add-ons button.
- Look for the Msft Connect Test extension
- Get rid of Msft Connect Test 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 “Msft Connect Test” or another unwanted app, change it to an address that you’d want to be the browser’s new-tab page.
How to Delete Msft Connect Test
- Open task manager
- Look for the Msft Connect Test process
- Select it and click on End task
- Open the file location to delete Msft Connect Test
- 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 “Msft Connect Test” 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.
- 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 Msft Connect Test
- Click on the home button
- Search for Startup Apps
- Look for Msft Connect Test in there
- Uninstall Msft Connect Test from Startup Apps by turning it off
- Now you need to carefully search for and uninstall any Msft Connect Test-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 Msft Connect Test in the Registry, go manually to the following directories and delete them:
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Random Directory.
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Microsoft/Internet Explorer/Main/Random
Is Msft Connect Test a threat to my system?
Msft Connect Test is very often mistaken for a virus, and luckily for everyone it has nothing to do with an actual virus. That being said, it cannot inflict any harm on your computer. But it can, however, potentially expose you to genuine threats such as Trojans, ransomware, worms, spyware and whatnot. No thanks to all the constant page redirects that it makes you suffer through, there is a danger of you landing on some infected website and getting contaminated by malware. Furthermore, cybercriminals can also insert their malicious programs in online ads (called malvertisements), and all it takes to download the virus is one click on your part.
So we cannot stress enough the importance of being mindful of your browsing habits. Please be sure to only interact with proven safe content and stay away from anything that looks remotely suspicious.
A program like Msft Connect Test or MsftConnectTest may have on your system include tracking your browsing activity and monitoring things like your web searches, social media activity and the type of websites you spend the most time on. This information is gathered by software like browser hijackers in order to optimize the flow of their ads and tailor it to each separate user. But that doesn’t at all mean that these activities are welcome.
Furthermore, all this background activity can require a hefty chunk of your CPU and RAM. And that could potentially worsen your computer’s overall performance and even interfere with the work of other applications. Not to mention that the intensive ad-generating can even lead to your browser constantly freezing up and crashing.
Thus, since you shouldn’t have to put up with any of this, you have everything you need in order to rid your PC from Msft Connect Test at your disposal. Namely, the removal guide we mentioned is located just below, and if you’d rather have this task completed automatically, we have a special removal tool that you can use as well.
Leave a Comment