This article is created for the removal of an unwanted browser hijacker named Haberimix kaldırma Virus from Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari. We’ll be discussing how Haberimix Virus works, what dangers you can expect from it and lastly our step-by-step guide will explain how to get rid of this – permanently.
Haberimix Virus works by creating advertisements and harassing you with them while you browse the internet. These Ads will commonly be spawned every time you start your browser and also whenever you load a new page/link/tab while working. The Ads could be of different size, shape and colors and can come as pop-up windows, banners or perhaps new pages opening. They have been known to advertise goods based on what you recently searched for – because Haberimix Virus can read browser history and past search queries, which is quite worrisome in regards to your privacy.
Methods Haberimix Virus may have used to enter your computer
As a rule of the thumb Haberimix Virus (as well as most of all known viruses) will infect your computer hidden in an executable file (.exe). This file may be presented to you from multiple sources, but it will usually be part of some free download scam. It could be offered to you by another virus like Haberimix Virus that is already on your computer or it may also be offered from fake storage sites and torrents. Whatever the source remember that the name of .exe files is just a description, which can easily be changed – thus what is inside the .exe file will be unknown until the moment you download and install it. It is recommended that you own an anti-virus software program that can scan .exe files and avoid infected ones.
In any case it’s best if you simply avoid installing .exe files, which were downloaded from random or otherwise potentially unsafe sources. If you want to install a program the safest course is to always download it from the official developer site. All other sources could be dangerous.
1: Enter Safe Mode.
2: Remove Haberimix Virus from Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari.
3: Remove the virus from browser shortcuts.
4: Uninstall the virus from your AddRemove Programs.
5: Permanently remove Haberimix Virus from Task Manager’s processes.
6: Delete the virus from Regedit and Msconfig.
7: Optimize your PC after the removal is done.
Remove Haberimix Virus
From this point on the actual removal guide begins, but there is one important piece of information you should know before starting the removal process. Some of these steps could be redundant for the particular version of Haberimix Virus infesting your PC. This is so because multiple copies of Haberimix Virus exist and some require different steps to remove then others.
If you are carefully following our instructions and some step DOES NOT produce the expected results do not worry. It’s likely that the step wasn’t necessary for you and you should simply proceed with the next one.
Our first step here is a reboot in Safe Mode. If you already know how to do it, just skip this and proceed to Step 2. If you do not know how to do it, continue reading:
For Windows 98, XP, Millenium and 7 Users:
Restart your computer. To be sure you don’t miss the time when you need to press it, just spam F8 as soon as the PC starts booting. In the new menu, choose Safe Mode With Networking.
Proceed to Step 2.
For W. 8 and 8.1 Users:
Click the Start button ,then Control Panel —> System and Security —> Administrative Tools —> System Configuration.
Then check the Safe Boot option and click OK. Click Restart in the new pop-up.
Proceed to Step 2.
For Windows 10 Users:
- Open the Start menu.
- Click the power button icon in the right corner of the new Start menu to show the power options menu.
- Press and hold down the SHIFT key on the keyboard and click the Restart option while still holding down the SHIFT key.
Windows 10 will perform the reboot. Next do the following:
Click the Troubleshoot icon, then Advanced options —> Startup Settings. Click Restart.
After the reboot click on Enter Safe Mode With Networking (Fifth Option).
Continue with Step 2.
Next you have to clean Haberimix Virus from ALL internet browsers installed on your computer. This includes any that are installed, but you are no longer using actively. This must be done, because Haberimix Virus has infected all of them and if even one copy of the virus remains it can clone itself into all browsers you just cleaned and render your efforts useless. To remove Haberimix Virus run Steps 2&3 for every installed browser on your computer.
Also please note that Haberimix Virus might try one final trick on your by spawning a message with convoluted wording that tries to install another copy of the virus under a different name once you remove Haberimix Virus. DO NOT install anything prompted by Haberimix Virus until it’s removed from your PC.
For Internet Explorer Users:
Open IE, then click —–> Manage Add-ons.
Find Haberimix Virus . Remove it by pressing Disable.
If your Home Page is different from the usual, click —–> Internet Options>edit the URL box with your preferred search engine, and click Apply.
Go to STEP 3.
For Mozilla Firefox Users:
Open Firefox, click on (top right) ——-> Add-ons. Hit Extensions next.
Haberimix Virus should be somewhere around here – Remove it.
Go to STEP 3.
For Google Chrome Users:
Start Chrome, click —–>More Tools —–> Extensions. There, find the virus and select (Remove).
Click again, and proceed to Settings —> Search, the fourth tab, select Manage Search Engines. Remove anything but the search engines you normally use.
Go to STEP 3.
For Safari Users:
Open Safari, and click Safari —–>Preferences —–> Extensions—–>Uninstall the malware.
Go to STEP 3.
Right click on the browser’s shortcut, then click Properties.
NOTE: We are showing Google Chrome, but the method is the same for all browsers.
Once you’ve reached Properties —–> Shortcut (on the band at the top), then in the Target type field, REMOVE EVERYTHING AFTER .exe.
Continue with STEP 4.
(Works for XP, 7, 8, 8.1)
Hold the Windows Key and R together. Write appwiz.cpl in the new field, then click OK.
You are now in the Control Panel. Search around for Haberimix Virus and anything else suspicious-looking. Uninstall it/them. Also, be extremely careful. Viruses often spend one last ditch effort to trick you into installing more of their kind. If you see a screen like this when you click Uninstall, choose NO:
Hold the Windows Key and R again – but this time copy + paste the following and click OK:
A .txt file will open – don’t touch anything there. If you are hacked and someone has access to your PC, there will be a bunch of other IPs connected to you at the bottom. This is what a hosts file looks like:
If there are a bunch of strange IPs connecting to you below “Localhost” you may be hacked, and it’s best to ask us in the comments for directions.
Go to STEP 5.
Open the Task Manager by right clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Start Task Manager.
Once it opens, choose the Processes Tab. Look at all of the processes in front of you and try to determine which ones are a virus. Google them or ask us in the comments and we will provide the best assistance we can.
A WORD OF CAUTION! DO NOT SKIP THIS
Coming up next is the most difficult and dangerous step of our guide, which unfortunately is also vital for the removal of Haberimix Virus and this mandatory. Read the instructions carefully before deleting anything – performing this step wrong can damage your OS significantly, especially if you make a big mistake. If you are not feeling comfortable, we advise you to download professional anti-malware software that can remove Haberimix Virus for you and risk free. Another good reason to trust anti-malware software with the deinstallation is because it can scan your computer for other subtle threats you might not even see. These could be very dangerous too – rootkits, trojans and keyloggers can all steal your credit card number and passwords.
Right click on each of the virus processes separately and select Open File Location. Also, End the process after you open the folder. Just to make sure we don’t delete any programs you mistakenly took for a virus, copy the folders somewhere, then delete the directories you were sent to.
Move on to STEP 6.
Take a look at the following things:
Type msconfig in the search field and hit enter: you will be transported to a new window.
Go in the Startup tab and Uncheck anything that has “Unknown” as Manufacturer.
Type Regedit in the windows search field and press Enter.
Once inside, press CTRL and F together and type the virus’s Name. Right click and delete any entries you find with a similar name. If you can’t find them this way, look in these directories, and delete the registries manually:
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—–Random numbers
HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—Internet Explorer—-Main—- Random
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STEP 7 – Optimization
We’ve prepared a short and sweet optimization guide, specifically designed for users who just removed a virus. It is completely free, you do not need to download anything, and it’s not very time consuming. If you are interested – How To Remove Guide’s Optimization Tips.