How to Remove Google Chrome 1111 Virus (December 2018 Update)


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This page aims to help you remove Google Chrome 1111. Our removal instructions work for Chrome, as well as every version of Windows and Mac.

If you are looking for a way to put an end to the intrusive ads showing on your screen each and every time you attempt to use your Chrome and if you wish to bring back your regular search engine and/or homepage which have likely gotten recently replaced, know we are here to help you resolve this unpleasant issue. However, before we go any further, we need to tell you more about the most probable cause behind the browser-related issues that you are currently facing. If the aforementioned symptoms are ones that you are indeed currently struggling with, know that the reason for that is likely a hijacker app like the recently discovered and reported Google Chrome 1111. Now, there is no need for panic, Google Chrome 1111 and most other hijacker applications are not actual virus programs – unlike threats such as Ransomware, Trojans, Rootkits and Spyware, a hijacker wouldn’t typically be used in any form of cyber crime. However, despite this, the sheer annoyance and irritation that browser components like Google Chrome 1111 are capable of causing is likely more than enough for you to want to get rid of such software ASAP and we understand it if you do indeed wish to eliminate the pesky hijacker. It is, after all, what we would advise you to do. However, in order to uninstall an application such as Google Chrome 1111 from your computer, you may need to go through several actions that you wouldn’t normally need to take if you were trying to uninstall any regular program from your system. The good news is that the guide from this page includes all the steps you will need to go complete so as to ensure that the hijacker is removed and is no longer able to spam your browser with pesky ads and obstructive page redirects.

Remove Google Chrome 1111 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).

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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.

  chrome-logo-transparent-backgroundRemove Google Chrome 1111 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

Browser Hijacker hazards

With Google Chrome 1111 in your computer, your files will likely not get encrypted and your system will probably not get corrupted which is something that could happen if there was a Ransomware or a Trojan Horse virus in the machine. However, being perfectly fine with the presence of a hijacker in your system and allowing it to operate freely is also not advisable. Some users may have no issue with the ads or may at least not get bothered by them so much that they’d try to remove the hijacker. However, even if that’s the case with you, removing Google Chrome 1111 is still the advisable course of action and the reason for that is the potential of having your machine exposed to actual malware threats due to the constant and oftentimes uncontrolled and random generation of all kinds of advertisements. You simply have no way of knowing what each and every ad showed by the hijacker is going to be linked to. It may be an actual offer from an online store but it may also be an illegal page that hackers use for distributing different viruses. Therefore, it is advisable that you waste no time and make sure to get rid of the hijacker application using the instructions that we offer on this page.

SUMMARY:

Name Google Chrome 1111
Type Browser Hijacker
Danger Level Medium (nowhere near threats like Ransomware, but still a security risk)
Symptoms  Any type of browsing disturbance may be caused by a hijacker. Changes to the browser are also likely symptoms that you can expect.
Distribution Method Mainly via software bundling and through spam messages and e-mails.
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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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