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Remove En.savefrom.net Virus (Sept. 2019 Update)


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This page aims to help you remove En.savefrom.net Virus. Our removal instructions work for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer, as well as every version of Windows.

An application named En.savefrom.net has recently been disturbing a big number of regular web users with its unstoppable flow of online advertisements, pop-ups, banners, and page-redirects. If you are one of them, then, on this page, you will find a Removal Guide which will explain to you how to remove those ads and how to uninstall their source. But, before you scroll down to the instructions, let’s first clarify some things regarding the nature of En.savefrom.net and its specifics. We have been receiving tons of queries about this program lately, and this is the reason why we have decided to come up with this particular article and the attached removal guide.

In case you have noticed some unwelcome changes in the settings of your main browser (be it Chrome, Firefox, Explorer, Opera or another one), then you should know that the software you are about to deal with belongs to the Browser Hijacker family. It is typical for the programs of this category to hijack popular browsers by changing their homepage URL, replacing their default search engine or installing some additional components, toolbars and buttons, which automatically redirect to predefined web locations.

Another typical feature for the Browser Hijackers is that they usually tend to be a bit stubborn when it comes to uninstalling them. Fortunately, those pieces of software are not as malicious as, let’s say a Ransomware cryptovirus or a Trojan Horse. Therefore, you can easily remove them with the help of a professional removal tool, or manually, if you carefully follow the correct instructions. This is exactly what we are going to show you in the Removal Guide below, so stay with us if you want to eliminate En.savefrom.net in a fast and reliable manner.

Why is the En.savefrom.net Virus deemed potentially unwanted?

En.savefrom.net Virus

The En.savefrom.net Virus will try to trick you into subscribing to its Push notifications

The Browser Hijackers are programs which are created to advertise different products, services, search engine tools, new websites, and their related offers, on the users’ screens during web browsing. These programs basically ease-up the work of the online advertisers by automatically and autonomously promoting specific ads, pop-ups, banners, and offers and prompting the web users to click on them. Thanks to remuneration methods like Pay-Per-Click, apps like this may also generate money from advertising. This is not illegal bur a rather common online business model which is very profitable for the creators of programs like En.savefrom.net.

Why do Browser Hijackers exist?

A lot of people who struggle with dealing with the annoying advertisements that constantly pop-up on their screen typically wonder why on earth do programs like En.savefrom.net exist in the first place. And more importantly, why do they tend to make changes in the Internet browser? The answer is actually very simple – money.

Many people end up getting frustrated and irritated from the activities of the Browser Hijackers. They find it difficult to browse the web in peace while trying to navigate through hundreds of sponsored ads that pop-up on their screens. This aggressive advertising approach is one of the reasons why security specialists classify those programs as possibly unwanted. Besides, there are actually some undesirable consequences of keeping such software on the system. For instance, you never know where the Browser Hijacker may redirect you to. There are plenty of sketchy web locations and insecure websites which may infect you with a real virus, a Trojan or even a Ransomware, if you happen to click on them. Therefore, it is best to prevent such a scenario by uninstalling the page-redirecting software.

SUMMARY:

Name En.savefrom.net
Type Browser Hijacker
Danger Level Medium (nowhere near threats like Ransomware, but still a security risk)
Symptoms  This program may replace your browser’s search engine or the main homepage with some sponsored ones.
Distribution Method Software bundling is a common method of distribution of Browser Hijackers.
Detection Tool

En.savefrom.net 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


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.

ie9-10_512x512  Remove En.savefrom.net 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 En.savefrom.net from Firefox:

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

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Find the adware/malware —> Remove.
chrome-logo-transparent-backgroundRemove En.savefrom.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 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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