Notcomp.com Virus

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Notcomp.com

Notcomp.com is a site-advertising app that will ceaselessly obstruct your browsing activities by suddenly page-redirecting you to the sites it is tasked with promoting. Notcomp.com functions as an add-on to the browser but since it usually doesn’t help the user in any way, removing it is the advisable thing to do.

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The Notcomp.com virus is programmed to take control over the main browsing program

Browser hijackers are programs which can easily be mistaken for some sort of malware. However, the reality is that those pieces of software are dreaded by a lot of web users without being an actual computer threat. This is because they can significantly mess with the functionality of popular browsers such as Chrome, Firefox, Explorer, etc. and spam the screen with hundreds of hard-to-remove ads, pop-ups, banners and page-redirect messages. One recent example of a Browser Hijackers is Notcomp.com – a hijacker that usually changes the homepage to Notcomp.com or installs a new search engine and bombards you with pop-up windows of doubtful content.

The good news is that the Browser Hijackers like this one and Omnatuor, Computeradz are generally not programs that can steal data or harm the computer. However, they may take you to pages that do so or expose you to transmitters of real computer infections such as Ransomware or Trojans. For this reason, most web users prefer to uninstall those programs and to permanently remove them from the computer. Luckily, there are many security programs capable of uninstalling Browser Hijackers. On this page, you can find a trusted Notcomp.com removal tool, as well as a manual removal guide, specially dedicated to helping you deal with this type of annoyances. Before you scroll to the instructions, however, let us tell you a bit more about the nature of those programs and what can you expect from an application like Notcomp.com.

Most Browser Hijackers are not very different in appearance from the typical browser toolbars and add-ons that can be found for most types of browsers and that offer new features and functionalities. However, their goal is different from what they usually claim to offer. The hijackers are programmed to take control over the main browsing program and to force the web users to consume unwanted advertising through automatic page-redirects and pop-ups that appear without control on the screen. Most of this advertising content comes from third-party sources which promote different products and services or too-good-to-be-true offers. Interacting with those offers may sometimes be beneficial, but, as with all aggressive online advertising content, one should be extra careful when getting presented with something questionable. Another thing to keep in mind is the possibility to land on some illegal site or on an infected link, which may insert real computer threats (Viruses, Trojans, Ransomware, etc.) inside the system. This risk may significantly increase if the Browser Hijacker initiates automatic page-redirects to different sites.

Fortunately, there is a way to avoid all the disturbance and the possible malware encounters. All you have to do is uninstall Notcomp.com right away and restore the settings of your favorite browser. The easiest way to do that is to use the professional Notcomp.com removal tool, which you can find in the removal guide below. Alternatively, you can follow the manual instructions and deal with the Browser Hijacker step by step. Just make sure you remove the correct files, because if you delete something else, you may end up making your system unusable.

SUMMARY:

NameNotcomp.com
TypeBrowser Hijacker
Danger LevelMedium (nowhere near threats like Ransomware, but still a security risk)
SymptomsYour browser may have its homepage or search engine replaced with some new sponsored ones.
Distribution MethodSpam, free downloads, ads, software bundles, free installation managers, torrents, shareware sites.
Detection Tool

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Remove Notcomp.com Virus

To try and remove Notcomp.com quickly you can try this:

  1. Go to your browser’s settings and select More Tools (or Add-ons, depending on your browser).
  2. Then click on the Extensions tab.
  3. Look for the Notcomp.com extension (as well as any other unfamiliar ones).
  4. Remove Notcomp.com by clicking on the Trash Bin icon next to its name.
  5. Confirm and get rid of Notcomp.com and any other suspicious items.

If this does not work as described please follow our more detailed Notcomp.com removal guide below.

If you have a Windows virus, continue with the guide below.

If you have a Mac virus, please use our How to remove Ads on Mac guide.

If you have an Android virus, please use our Android Malware Removal guide.

If you have an iPhone virus, please use our iPhone Virus Removal guide


Step1

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).

Step2

WARNING! READ CAREFULLY BEFORE PROCEEDING!

Press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC at the same time and go to the Processes Tab (the “Details” Tab on Win 8 and 10). Try to determine which processes are dangerous. 

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Right click on each of them and select Open File Location. Then scan the files with our free online virus scanner:

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    After you open their folder, end the processes that are infected, then delete their folders. 

    Note: If you are sure something is part of the infection – delete it, even if the scanner doesn’t flag it. No anti-virus program can detect all infections. 

    Step3

    Hold together the Start Key and R. Type appwiz.cpl –> OK.

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    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:

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    Startup —> Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer or otherwise look suspicious.

    Step4

    Hold the Start Key and R –  copy + paste the following and click OK:

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

    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:

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    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.

    1. Right-click on the Network Adapter you are using —> Properties —> Internet Protocol Version 4 (ICP/IP), click  Properties.
    2. The DNS line should be set to Obtain DNS server automatically. If it is not, set it yourself.
    3. Click on Advanced —> the DNS tab. Remove everything here (if there is something) —> OK.
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    Step5
    • After you complete this step, the threat will be gone from your browsers. Finish the next step as well or it may reappear on a system reboot.

    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).

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    Properties —–> Shortcut. In Target, remove everything after .exe.

    Browser Hijacker Removal Instructions

    ie9-10_512x512  Remove Notcomp.com from Internet Explorer:

    Open IE, click  IE GEAR —–> Manage Add-ons.

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    Find the threat —> Disable. Go to IE GEAR —–> Internet Options —> change the URL to whatever you use (if hijacked) —> Apply.

    firefox-512 Remove Notcomp.com from Firefox:

    Open Firefoxclick  mozilla menu  ——-> Add-ons —-> Extensions.

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    chrome-logo-transparent-backgroundRemove Notcomp.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 the Folder to Backup Default

    Rename it to Backup Default. Restart Chrome.

    Step6

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

    If the guide doesn’t help, download the anti-virus program we recommended or try our free online virus scanner. Also, you can always ask us in the comments for help!

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    Brandon Skies

    Brandon is a researcher and content creator in the fields of cyber-security and virtual privacy. Years of experience enable him to provide readers with important information and adequate solutions for the latest software and malware problems.

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