This page aims to help you remove Oleobet “Virus”. Our removal instructions work for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer, as well as every version of Windows.
A browser Hijacker can be a really unpleasant software annoyance if such an application has managed to get installed on your computer. Typically hijacker apps (also known as page-redirects/browser redirects) are similar to most regular browser extensions. They typically function as a part of the user’s browser and might even initially seem like useful tools that could improve the overall online experience of the customer. However, if a certain application has been categorized as a browser hijacker, then it is highly likely that it on your computer would be quite frustrating and irritating. The reason for that is the fact that most hijacker/browser-redirect apps tend to make unwanted and obstructive alterations to the user’s browser (Internet Explorer, Chrome, Opera, Edge, Firefox or any other). Most hijackers are capable of replacing the search engine of the browser or changing the starting page as well as opening new browser tabs and windows and triggering page redirects to sponsored sites. As you can see, having such software on your PC might not be the most pleasant of experiences. That is why, in the next lines, we will supply you with important information with regards to this software group and we will also give you a removal guide for Oleobet “Virus” – one of the latest additions to the browser hijacker family. In fact, it is likely that many of you who are currently reading this have landed on this page in search of a reliable and effective method for uninstalling and fully removing Oleobet “Virus” from your computers. If that is your case, we recommend you read every bit of information that this article has to offer with regards to Oleobet “Virus” and the hijacker/page-redirect software category and then scroll down to the removal guide. Use the instructions from the guide in order to ensure that the pesky piece of software is eliminated so that it can no longer disturb your browsing experience. If you should face any problems while completing the removal steps from the guide, you can give a try to the suggested anti-malware program from this page as it can assist you in the process of removing the hijacker. Additionally, know that you can always request our help by hitting us up in the comment section – we will make sure to get back to you as soon as we see your comment.
Oleobet “Virus” Removal
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
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Reboot in Safe Mode (use this guide if you don’t know how to do it).
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.
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.
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.
- 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).
Properties —–> Shortcut. In Target, remove everything after .exe.
Remove Oleobet 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 Oleobet from Firefox:
Open Firefox, click ——-> Add-ons —-> Extensions.
Find the adware/malware —> Remove.
Remove Oleobet 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.
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—Internet Explorer—-Main—- Random
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What you need to know about hijackers
While page-redirecting software applications such as Oleobet “Virus” aren’t typically deemed dangerous or harmful and are typically legal and legally distributed, it could still be highly frustrating having one such hijacker installed on your PC. As we said, it could cause various forms of browsing disturbance such as displaying irritating advertising contents or messing with the settings of your browser. As far as the reason for all that intrusiveness is concerned, it should be fairly obvious that most of what a typical hijacker application does is done for the purposes of advertising and promoting different products. Applications that fall under the hijacker category are mainly used as marketing tools through which their developers generate significant amounts of revenue by advertising promoted sites, software tools and programs, online stores, web services and all other types of products. Some hijacker apps might even seem to come with certain useful functions that would supposedly improve the overall browsing experience of the user. However, in most cases the reality is the exact opposite – a hijacker would typically make it rather difficult to freely navigate your browsing program and use it to find what you are actually looking for. Note that if you have Oleobet “Virus” on your PC, it might try to modify your search results especially if you are using a search engine that has been imposed onto your browser by the hijacker. While all of this annoyance is mostly regarded as harmless, it is always possible that some of the displayed advertising contents and redirects to other pages might actually expose your PC to various types of cyber threats such as Trojan Horses, Spyware, Worms, Rootkits, Ransomware and others. That is why, we believe it is always better to eliminate any hijacker-related components from the computer as well as avoid any content that might have been generated by those irritating applications.
Preventing future encounters with hijackers
Once you get rid of Oleobet “Virus”, it is important that you make sure that no more such apps make it inside your PC. For that, we advise you to keep your eyes open while surfing the Internet in order to avoid questionable web content that might be used for hijacker distribution. Such content might include spam e-mail attachments, sketchy web-ads, fake/misleading online offers and software suggestions, pirated or low-quality software downloads as well as many others. Also, when installing new software, remember to avoid using the Quick installation settings as there might be applications bundled with the main program that might be unwanted. Instead of going for the quick install, use the Custom/Advanced setup option and see if there are any added optional application installs that might be undesirable. If anything catches your attention as potentially unwanted, uncheck it and only then move on with the actual installation. Remember that those prevention tips can also help you avoid actual computer threats like the ones mentioned above (Trojans, Ransomware, etc.) and not only hijackers.
|Danger Level||Medium (nowhere near threats like Ransomware, but still a security risk)|
|Symptoms||Most hijackers tend to impose unwanted changes to the users’ browsers which is how you can detect such software on your computer.|
|Distribution Method||Mostly through spam messages, file bundles and through misleading adverts.|
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