Remove Bitmotion Tab “Virus” (Oct. 2017 Update)

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This page aims to help you remove Bitmotion Tab “Virus”. These Bitmotion Tab “Virus” removal instructions work for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer, as well as every version of Windows.

Being invaded by a browser hijacking program like Bitmotion Tab “Virus” isn’t a pleasant experience. Many users may consider the activity of this program annoying and even intrusive, that’s why it is not surprising that some of them may wish to remove this software from their system. There are a couple of symptoms, which greatly contribute to such a decision. Some of the most common ones include modifications to the homepage or the search engine of the affected browser, sudden page redirects, generation of intrusive ads, pop-ups and banners, or installation of a new toolbar. Popular browsers like Chrome, Firefox, Explorer, etc. may be easily invaded by a program like Bitmotion Tab “Virus” and the only effective way to deal with it is to fully uninstall it from the system. In the removal guide below we are going to show you how to do that, but first, let us tell you a few more words about the browser hijackers’ specifics and their typical behavioral traits.

Bitmotion Tab Browser Redirect

Is Bitmotion Tab “Virus” a virus or some form of malicious program?

If your browser suddenly exhibits modifications, which you have not approved, and frequently redirects you to certain web pages, aggressive ads, and pop-ups, the first thing you may think of is a virus. Many people do mistake browser hijackers with computer viruses or malware threats, and this is understandable, having in mind the aggressive way such a program may take over your browser. However, this type of software has never been related to any major system harm. A real computer virus or malware from the rank of Ransomware, Trojans, and Spyware, for example, would definitely mess up your PC and the data inside of it, and would most probably have some irreversible or destructive consequences. Either your system will be corrupted by a nasty script, or your files will be encrypted by a cryptovirus, you will definitely face some critical issues, which will prevent you from using your infected system normally. Nothing as such can happen if a program like Bitmotion Tab “Virus” is operating on your machine.

The browser hijacker is typically associated with a harmless, yet very irritating online advertising practice, which aims to display different sponsored ads, sites and products on the users’ screen and generate Pay-Per-Click profits for its creators. Oftentimes this software can be used to collect browsing-related data from the users for the purposes of the marketing industry. However, according to the security experts, such activity is generally harmless and does not intend to perform malicious activities on the user’s computer. Still, a program like Bitmotion Tab “Virus” may really irritate the users with its unstoppable ads, modified search engine and page redirects, which may land the users on unknown and insecure web locations. That’s why, the ad-generating software may be considered potentially unwanted, and many people may prefer to uninstall it.

How can you catch a browser hijacker?

To gain a better understanding of the contamination methods that programs like Bitmotion Tab “Virus” use, let us first tell you how these pieces of software get distributed over the web. Generally, the ad-producing software can be found in many web locations – from different free download links, ads, and offers, to shareware sites, torrents, video-streaming pages or spam emails. Typically, the way it gets inside your machine is through a program bundle. A bundle is a software setup, which groups a couple of programs in one installation pack. Such packs are mostly available for free and may include different free applications, attractive new software, games, video players or optimization programs, which offer free functionality. 

But the simple action of downloading a bundle like this one doesn’t automatically lead to contamination. A browser hijacker normally needs your permission to get installed and this usually happens the moment you run the setup and click the OK button or the Automatic/Quick/Standard installation option. If you carefully read the EULA or select the Advanced/Custom/Manual option, however, a detailed menu usually opens, where you can easily see all the programs, which are packed in the bundle. This way, you can remove anything that seems potentially unwanted and customize the setup according to your needs. In some cases, making use of the Advanced options may even safe your system from nagging bloatware or even some well-camouflaged threat like a Ransomware-Trojan combo. But when it comes to removing the already installed software these options won’t help. A detailed guide like the one below may give you the correct solution, though. It contains detailed instructions, which can manually detect and delete the potentially unwanted program and eliminate all of its modifications from your browser.

SUMMARY:

Name Bitmotion Tab
Type Browser Hijacker
Danger Level Medium (nowhere near threats like Ransomware, but still a security risk)
Symptoms  Modifications in the homepage or the search engine of the affected browser, sudden page redirects, generation of intrusive ads, pop-ups and banners, or installation of a new toolbar.
Distribution Method This program may be found in different free download links, ads, and offers,  shareware sites, torrents, video-streaming pages or spam emails but typically, the way it gets inside your machine is through a program bundle.
Detection Tool We generally recommend SpyHunter or a similar anti-malware program that is updated daily.

Keep in mind, SpyHunter’s malware detection tool is free. To remove the infection, you’ll need to purchase the full version. More information about SpyHunter and steps to uninstall.

Remove Bitmotion Tab “Virus”

If you are a Windows user, continue with the guide below.

If you are a Mac user, please use our How to remove Ads on Mac guide.

If you are an Android user, please use our Android Malware 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!

A lot of people ignore what is written and then ask us, so we are putting this information here. To remove parasite without it coming back, you WILL 100% have to:

  Delete files belonging to suspicious processes in your Task Manager.

 

  Meddle with system files and folders, including ones belonging to Windows.

Both of these can damage your system. If you want a fast safe solution, we always recommend SpyHunter, because it has an option, allowing its owners to send a customized fix made for your PC. We guarantee it will work. You can access it at "Spyware HelpDesk" ----> Select Problem Type ---> Unremoved Parasite. 

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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.

DNS

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.

ie9-10_512x512  Remove Bitmotion Tab “Virus” 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 Bitmotion Tab “Virus” from Firefox:

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

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Find the adware/malware —> Remove.
chrome-logo-transparent-backgroundRemove Bitmotion Tab “Virus” 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

WARNING!
To remove parasite, you may have to meddle with system files and registries. Making a mistake and deleting the wrong thing may damage your system.
Avoid this by using SpyHunter - a professional Parasite removal tool.

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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!


  • Itä

    Hello. Thank you sooo much for this assertive and useful step-by-step guide. I am right on the way to get rid of this s***t Bitmotion. Fortunaltely, i did not find any additional IP or suspicious files (perhaps Malwarebyte got them all before I started this check). Just one quick note: as I renamed Chrome’s ‘Default’ folder, all my browsing history and saved stuff were gone – including this website address, what made it hard to find my way back to here. So I’d only suggest other users to save it somewhere else. Finally, can I name the folder back as ‘Default’, so to recover my data? Cheers to you, guys!

    • HowToRemove.Guide Team

      It is advisable that you do not, at least for now. If you want, try it but if the problem returns, be sure to rename it again. We are glad to have been able to help you!

  • Les Rochez

    I have a suspicious ip under local host, it says mcafee in it, how do i go about removing it?

    • HowToRemove.Guide Team

      You should manually delete the IP address/es from the Hosts file and then save the changes.