This page aims to help you remove Niaghmarykayintouch Virus. These Niaghmarykayintouch removal instructions work for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer, as well as every version of Windows.
The information below concerns all users that have been infected with Niaghmarykayintouch Virus. In general, this piece of software has been classified as a browser hijacker. In case you have never heard or read about this term, the programs associated with it may have the ability to:
- infect your computer in a quite a tricky way, however, affect only your PC’s browsers, including the most popular ones such as Firefox, Explorer, Chrome and Opera;
- after your computer has been infected, the way this hijacker could modify your browsers in the following ways:
A great number of possibly unwanted pop-ups may appear every time you try to open a website. The browser homepages and search engines you are used to seeing might be replaced with new, often totally unfamiliar, ones. While you are browsing, you might experience some sort of redirecting process. It is possible that you could be sent to various web pages, which you never intended to visit.
In short, these are the main characteristic features of any browser hijacker you might come across while surfing the Internet. All the details about these programs are going to be discussed and elaborated on below.
Could hijackers actually “hijack” anything on your PC?
Despite the annoying redirecting and the even more irritating box message, banner and pop ads, Niaghmarykayintouch and all the other browser hijackers are mostly harmless programs, which have been created with the purpose of promoting various kinds of goods, apps, programs and web pages. In fact, their creators get incredibly generous payments from the people, who need to advertise a product of theirs online. What’s more, Niaghmarykayintouch (and all the other hijacker versions) could NEVER access anything on your computer, besides the browsing programs and their history, including search request records, etc. No other files are available to them and they cannot harm your system in any way.
Is it possible to expect anything suspicious from Niaghmarykayintouch?
As we have mentioned in the previous paragraphs, no harmful or malicious activities could ever come from a browser hijacker. Nevertheless, some of its characteristics could be seen as slightly suspicious. For instance, if Niaghmarykayintouch Virus can access your browser records, it could build its new advertising campaigns and redirecting processes according to the data about your most common search requests. This is neither illegal, nor is it dangerous, however, some users could still regard it as a little too shady. Also, another rather shady habit of most hijackers concerns the way they get distributed. Logically, no user will ever directly agree to install such an irritating program on their computer. As a result, browser hijacker developers should be extremely creative and cunning in order to spread their annoying programs legally. This way of distributing software includes tricking the victim user into unknowingly approving the installation of Niaghmarykayintouch, for example. Generally, this could be achieved by mixing the Adware and hijacker programs with new and interesting apps and games, and forming the so-called program bundles. Afterwards, such bundles are usually accessible to all the users on the Internet for free and many of them download such mixtures. However, the download process doesn’t equal an infection. Choosing to install such a bundle via the wrong installer option does that. The installer options most likely to install the entire content of any bundle on your PC are usually named: “Default”/ “Automatic”/ “Quick” or “Easy”. All of them should be avoided to ensure that no ad-producing program gets incorporated into your system together with other, otherwise useful, programs. Most importantly, make sure that you always go with the appropriate wizard options, which are normally called CUSTOM and ADVANCED. Selecting such an option authorizes you to control the entire installation process and to include and exclude programs and their features.
How could you be sure that Niaghmarykayintouch is not a virus?
Actually, we are certain that you are not dealing with a virus, because viruses have distinctive harmful features. To be completely precise, you are dealing with a potentially unwanted program, which differs greatly from the usual viruses such as Trojans and Ransomware. Any Trojan or Ransomware installs itself automatically on your device and then accesses your entire system. Knowing even these small details, you can logically conclude that Niaghmarykayintouch in no way resembles any known virus.
Is the removal of such a program a possible process?
Actually, it is, especially in case you choose to use a detailed guide prepared by experts. Such a Removal Guide is available at the end of this article and could be used for free.
|Danger Level||Medium (nowhere near threats like Ransomware, but still a security risk)|
|Symptoms||Nothing really serious, just some changes made to your browsers.|
|Distribution Method||Via program bundling; torrent-sharing; spam distribution.|
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Reboot in Safe Mode (use this guide if you don’t know how to do it).
This is the most important step. Do not skip it if you want to remove Niaghmarykayintouch successfully!
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.
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.
Hold together the Start Key and R. Type appwiz.cpl –> OK.
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:
Startup —> Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer or otherwise look suspicious.
Hold the Start Key and R – copy + paste the following and click OK:
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:
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.
- Right-click on the Network Adapter you are using —> Properties —> Internet Protocol Version 4 (ICP/IP), click Properties.
- The DNS line should be set to Obtain DNS server automatically. If it is not, set it yourself.
- Click on Advanced —> the DNS tab. Remove everything here (if there is something) —> OK.
- 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).
Properties —–> Shortcut. In Target, remove everything after .exe.
Remove Niaghmarykayintouch from Internet Explorer:
Open IE, click —–> Manage Add-ons.
Find the threat —> Disable. Go to —–> Internet Options —> change the URL to whatever you use (if hijacked) —> Apply.
Remove Niaghmarykayintouch from Firefox:
Open Firefox, click ——-> Add-ons —-> Extensions.
Find the adware/malware —> Remove.
Remove Niaghmarykayintouch from Chrome:
Close Chrome. Navigate to:
C:/Users/!!!!USER NAME!!!!/AppData/Local/Google/Chrome/User Data. There is a Folder called “Default” inside:
Rename it to Backup Default. Restart Chrome.
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—Internet Explorer—-Main—- Random
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