How to Uninstall Engineering Group Inc Product “Virus” (April 2019 Update)


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This page aims to help you remove Engineering Group Inc Product “Virus”. Our removal instructions work for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer, as well as every version of Windows.

Engineering Group Inc Product “Virus” is an adware-based application, which has recently become a synonym of annoyance. The reason is, this application tends to spam the web browsers of the users who have installed it on their PCs with various kinds of hard-to-remove ads, pop-up messages and page-redirects. Many people have recently reached out to our team with a request to help them uninstall the nagging ad-generating piece of software, believing that they have been infected with some nasty virus. Luckily, we have to say that Engineering Group Inc Product is not a virus and does not belong to any malware category such as Trojans, Spyware, Ransomware or other ones. That’s why you should not get panicked if you have it on your Chrome, Firefox, Explorer or another browser. The application can be uninstalled pretty easily, without leaving any negative consequences to your computer. Still, there are some specifics which need to be taken into consideration if you really want to get rid of Engineering Group Inc Product and its ads for good. As a typical adware component, this application is programmed to display pay-per-click ads and sponsored content on your screen during your regular browsing sessions for as long as it is present on your system. Its goal is to make you click on some third-party content which could be beneficial for its creators and could bring them pay-per-click revenue. Such an activity is not malicious and is not considered illegal, but could be extremely irritating and could constantly interrupt your web surfing experience. Unfortunately, the adware typically does not have any customization options or a menu, which can give you control over the sponsored content that it could generate during your web surfing and that’s why you cannot stop it from spamming you when you want to. For this reason, below, we have posted a set of instructions, arranged in a step-by-step guide, which will show you how to eliminate Engineering Group Inc Product “Virus” and all of its sponsored commercials in such a way so that they will never disturb you again.

More about the adware applications

An adware application such as Engineering Group Inc Product “Virus” could easily be mistaken for a piece of software, similar to the browser extensions and add-ons that you usually install on your browsers. That’s why it is very possible that you may install such a piece of software on your default browsing program, believing that you will get some free functionality out of it. However, shortly after being integrated, the adware would likely do nothing but annoy you with displaying paid commercials and sponsored page-redirect links than provide you with some beneficial services. Also, it’s likely that if you have such an app on your PC, you would be subjected to traffic data monitoring and automatic exposure to specific pages that the software is trying to promote. It is not excluded that the pesky software may display some unreliable or misleading pop-ups and ads, which may promote some low-quality products or unrealistic offers. Clicking on such content may hide risks for your safety and having software that can randomly display it on your screen may increase the chances of accidentally landing on real security threats, including Ransomware, Trojans or Rootkits. That’s’ why it is a good idea to remove Engineering Group Inc Product from your system before it makes you click on something that may be potentially hazardous for your system’s security.

SUMMARY:

Name Engineering Group Inc Product
Type  Adware
Danger Level Medium (nowhere near threats like Ransomware, but still a security risk)
Symptoms  The screen of your main browser may get flooded with various intrusive ads, pop-ups and banners. 
Distribution Method You may install this program via program bundling, free downloads, browser add-ons, spam, torrents, ads. 
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How to Uninstall Engineering Group Inc Product “Virus”

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.

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 Engineering Group Inc Product 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 Engineering Group Inc Product from Firefox:

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

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Find the adware/malware —> Remove.
chrome-logo-transparent-backgroundRemove Engineering Group Inc Product 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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