This page aims to help you remove Ps Eyeota Net. These Ps Eyeota Net removal instructions work for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer, as well as every version of Windows.
Ps Eyeota Net is a browser hijacker known for its abilities to produce as many online ads (box messages, new tabs, banners, pop-ups) as possible once it has been installed on your PC; it can substitute your normal search engine with a new one and change your browser homepage; it can also redirect you to certain online locations that you don’t find safe, useful or interesting. What’s more, all popular browsers could be affected by Ps.Eyeota.Net so it does not really matter whether you use Chrome, Firefox or Explorer – you may become a victim of a browser hijacker.
If your computer is “contaminated” with Ps Eyeota Net, is this program a virus?
No need to worry! Browser hijackers are programs that cause many changes in the interface of most popular browsers, however, they are incapable of destroying or crashing your system, spying on you or exploiting any OS or program vulnerabilities to help another virus enter your computer, as Trojans often do to assist Ransomware in infecting your PC. All you can expect from any browser hijacker, Ps Eyeota Net included, is for the program to affect your browser and to cause some noticeable changes in its behavior: redirects, a constant stream of ads, etc.
How on the Earth did your system get infected?
It is not very difficult to contract a hijacker. After all, they get distributed via a great number of possible sources: infected web pages, torrent-distributing and video-streaming websites, shareware, spam and strange hyperlinks. There is, of course, a method most preferred by the developers of such software, which they typically use to spread hijackers around and its name is bundling. This is the process of putting various programs together in a bundle and distributing them as a whole. If you are not careful enough, and most users aren’t, your machine may catch Ps.Eyeota.Net from the improper installation of a bundle that contains it. By “improper installation” we mean choosing the feature of the wizard that gives you no control over exactly which programs in the bundle enter your computer. The possible names of these features are Automatic, Default or Quick. Avoid all of them at all possible costs! The ones that will give you more control over the installation process are usually called the Advanced feature of the wizard or the Custom one. Use only one of them in case you want to avoid any cyber threats and potentially unwanted programs. This piece of advice will be of great use to you even when it comes to preventing viruses like Ransomware and Trojans.
Why do your browsers behave so oddly?
You need to understand that the people who put Ps Eyeota Net in bundles, torrents or spam emails get paid for that. And the money usually comes from the displayed-to-be ads. The more they are, the more money programmers will earn out of these promoting activities. The new search engine and the different look of your homepage also ensure more money for the hijacker developers. Every product that you see in the ads is being promoted by Ps.Eyeota.Net and this hijacker’s programmers profit based on the number of times the ads get clicked.
Is Ps Eyeota Net “Virus”?
Let’s answer this right away. Ps Eyeota Net is not a virus! However it is very likely that you have a problem inside your system. Despite the constant desire of Ps Eyeota Net’s developers to make more and more money, their program is not malicious. It has only marketing purposes. It may cause some disturbing changes in the typical acting of your browsers, but nothing harmful or too intrusive should be expected of this program. Its features do NOT include typical malicious activities such as identity theft, spying, blackmailing, file encryption or corruption, neither do they include data destruction or abuse in any way. The only rather intrusive practice hijackers are sometimes programmed to perform is the monitoring of your surfing activities and adjusting the ads accordingly. Such research into your browsing patterns allows the programs to show only ads with content that is more likely to be interesting to you.
What to do in case your system has been contaminated with Ps Eyeota Net?
Your best decision is to remove the program in the safest and quickest way as it will continue bothering you every day with its pop-ups, redirections and strange homepages. For this purpose, you can trust our Removal Guide below on this page. Its purpose is to get rid of this infection as soon as possible. You just need to perform the instructions correctly and everything will be okay.
|Name||Ps Eyeota Net|
|Danger Level||Medium (nowhere near threats like Ransomware, but still a security risk)|
|Symptoms||Some changes in your browser (many produced ads/ page redirects / new search engine) that have not been knowingly authorized by you.|
|Distribution Method||Within program bundles, torrents, spam, infected pages.|
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Ps Eyeota Net “Virus” Removal
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).
- Do not skip this – Ps Eyeota Net may have hidden some of its files.
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.
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 Ps Eyeota Net 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 Ps Eyeota Net from Firefox:
Open Firefox, click ——-> Add-ons —-> Extensions.
Find the adware/malware —> Remove.
Remove Ps Eyeota Net 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.
- At this point the threat is gone from Chrome, but complete the entire guide or it may reappear on a system reboot.
Press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC simultaneously. Go to the Processes Tab. Try to determine which ones are dangerous. Google them or ask us in the comments.
WARNING! READ CAREFULLY BEFORE PROCEEDING!
Right click on each of the problematic processes separately and select Open File Location. End the process after you open the folder, then delete the directories you were sent to.
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 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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