Remove Binkiland.com

 

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How Harmful is Binkiland.com

Binkiland.com is a virus of the hijacker class, meaning it will replace your homepage and you search engine. The real trouble, of course, starts when you realize you simply can not remove the extension from your browsers – it wouldn’t be much of virus if it was that easy, would it? Now, the real and lasting issue with this virus is that not only it will nuke you with incessant ads, but it is also reported to tweak and change your system to its liking. And it does all of that without asking for allowance from you to do so. Which practically leads us to the big problem: once it slithers its way in, there’s just nothing to stop it from inviting other viruses as guests of honor on your system. Unlike typical adware that only bombards you with ads tries to trick you into inviting other malware, it simply has free reign to do so. For that reason I recommend you remove, exterminate, bash and rinse this malicious extension. It is definitely one of the more dangerous ones out there.

On another note, some of the symptoms you may experience from contracting this threat include constant crashing of your browsers and occasional system crashing (blue screen), freezing with a “display driver stopped working, but recovered” message, and a variety of glitches. If you are experiencing any of the above, rest assured that once you remove Binkiland.com, these effects will likely cease.

How Binkiland.com Works

Aside from the advertisements it floods you with, and the search engine and homepage changes, there’s not much else this extension does. On system boot-up it may install more viruses, but you should be fine for now if you simply do not restart and follow the instructions below. Curiously enough though, although it can setup malware on its own, often Binkiland.com poses as an update of a legitimate program or a “recommended install” you should check. DO NOT take any actions, do not update or install anything, until you’re moved the virus from your PC. This is the favorite trick of hijackers and adware alike. As soon as you say “yes” they will bring aboard others of their kind.

How Binkiland.com Entered My Computer

Probably through the front door, to be honest. There are ways like if you clicked on link from spam email or opened one of the attachments of such. Going on unreputable sites is of course always a danger. But the most common way Binkiland.com uses to infiltrate your computer is through another software.

Whenever you download a piece of freeware (that’s what free programs are called) there is a chance that the setup process will ask you at some point if you want to also include the bonus content – in this case, the virus. It’s a widely known and used marketing strategy called “bundling.” Unfortunately, in this case, you’d be inviting something that can potentially damage your PC.

To prevent such a thing from happening in the future, be sure to set a Custom Install. Express always includes the virus. Choose your own path/directory and carefully watch each step for the moment when the setup will ask you for permission. Another way to avoid such threats is to skip on the freeware completely – trust me when I say this, even if the software looks promising, it’s not worth it to compromise your computer’s safety for it.

And indeed, not only your computer’s. There are varying reports that malware has the potential to collect your passwords and personal information. I don’t even want to imagine what would happen if your bank account’s details fell in the hands of the people who are responsible for creating Binkiland.com.

How To Remove Binkiland.com

What follows is a  several step guide on how to easily remove Binkiland.com first from your PC, then from your browsers.

STEP 1: Removing Binkiland.com From Windows

Substep 1. 

 For Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7 Users:

First, click the Start button (the windows key) —–>Control Panel —–> Programs and Features or (for Windows XP) Add/Remove Programs.pic 1

Proceed to Substep 2.

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 For Windows 8 users:First, right click down on the left side of your screen. The Quick Access Menu should appear —–> Control Panel —–> Uninstall a Program. Proceed to Substep 2.

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For Mac (OS X) Users:

Click Go at the top left —–> Applications.

Proceed to Substep 2.

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Substep 2.

For all Windows Users:

Look for a program called ” Binkiland.com” and click Uninstall.

Sometimes the virus will operate under a different name. If you can not find it under its normal name, click on the column titled Installed On. This will arrange programs by their installation date. Look for all recently added programs that seem suspicious and click Uninstall on them.

You are not done, however. Proceed to STEP 2.

For Mac (OS X) Users:

Find a program called  Binkiland.com, then right click on it and select Move to Trash.

If you can not find such a program, click the Date Modified column, and look for recent additions of programs you don’t know about. Right click on each of them—–> Move to Trash.

Proceed to STEP 2.

STEP 2: Removing Binkiland.com from your browser(s)

For Internet Explorer Users:

Open the browser, then click on the small Gear icon on the top right —–> Manage Add-ons.

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Once there, you should look for  the virus or any other extension or plugin you feel may be unsafe. Click Disable on it/them.

If for some reason. you Home Page was changed from the one you prefer (viruses, especially adware, tend to do that) click on the Gear icon —–> Internet Options. From there you just edit the URL box, dispose of the unwanted link, and put in what you like, then click Apply.

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Proceed to STEP 3.

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For Mozilla Firefox Users:

Open the browser, click on the Menu icon on the top right (three lines) —–> Add-ons.

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Then you just click Extensions.

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Here you should find  Binkiland.com or anything you think may be a virus, then click Remove.

Proceed to STEP 3.

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For Google Chrome Users:

 

Enter the browser. At the top right click on the Menu icon —–>Tools —–> Extensions.

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Once in Extensions, find ” Binkiland.com” and anything you believe may be dangerous, and click the little Trash icon on the right.

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You are almost done! Now click on the Menu icon on top for a second time, and go to Settings. In Settings, find the Search section (the fourth one from top),then click Manage Search Engines. In there you should remove any search sites you do not use.

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Proceed to STEP 3.

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For Safari Users:

Open Safari, and click the Safari button on the top left —–>Preferences —–> Extensions

Find ” Binkiland.com” and/or other possible virus extensions, then click Uninstall.

Proceed to STEP 3 .

STEP 3: Checking For Binkiland.com Leftovers

For All Users:

You should do the following for ALL browsers you have installed. Browser hijackers infect everything while in your system. You need to manually get rid of it from each shortcut. You should do the following:

Right click on the browser’s shortcut, then click Properties.
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Alternatively, if you have your browser pinned down to the taskbar, you Right click it, then Right Click again on the Small Browser Icon —–> Properties

NOTE: Below, we are showing Google Chrome, but the method is the same for all browsers.

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Once you’ve reached Properties —–> Shortcut (on the band at the top), then in the Target type field, you should REMOVE EVERYTHING AFTER .exe”

 

What this does is remove  what the virus did from your shortcuts.

  • Warning! There is a step 4, but you should proceed with it ONLY IF your efforts up until now failed to remove  Binkiland.com.
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STEP 4: Reset Your Browser (OPTIONAL)

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