Resystem24 Virus



The goal of the changes that Resystem24 makes in the infected browser are to turn the latter into a platform for aggressive online ads.


We understand that you might be worried about your computer’s safety and health if you currently have an app like Resystem24 installed on it. However, we need to tell you that this is not a real virus. Actual malware threats the likes of spyware, rootkits, Trojans or ransomware cryptoviruses are way more dangerous and harmful than an app like Resystem24 .

Obstructive and invasive pop-ups, ads and page-redirects, changes to the new-tab page or to the homepage of your browser as well as replacement of the toolbar and the search engine are all things that can happen to your Firefox, Chrome, Edge or maybe even Safari browsers if you have the invasive hijacker inside your system. The good news is that the symptoms we’ve just mentioned are likely not going to lead to any serious issues, especially if you take the necessary actions and remove the hijacker as soon as possible.

The problem many users tend to face here, however, is that it may be a bit difficult to fully uninstall a browser hijacker app like the one we are currently focusing on since most such applications are made in a way that allows them to remain on the computer for long periods of time and to even reinstall themselves after having been seemingly removed. However, with the help of the instructions that we have prepared for you in the removal guide at the bottom of this page, you should have no difficulty removing Resystem24 and bringing your browser back to its regular state.


TypeBrowser Hijacker
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Please follow all the steps below in order to remove Resystem24!

How to remove Resystem24

  1. First, click the Start Menu on your Windows PC.
  2. Type Programs and Settings in the Start Menu, click the first item, and find Resystem24 in the programs list that would show up.
  3. Select Resystem24 from the list and click on Uninstall.
  4. Follow the steps in the removal wizard.

What we suggest you do first is, check the list of programs that are presently installed on the infected device and uninstall any rogue software that you find there:

  • From the Start Menu, navigate to Control Panel ->>> Programs and Features ->>> Uninstall a Program.
  • Next, carefully search for unfamiliar programs or programs that have been installed recently and could be related to Resystem24.
  • If you find any of the programs suspicious then uninstall them if they turn out to be linked to Resystem24.
  • If a notification appears on your screen when you try to uninstall a specific questionable program prompting you to just alter it or repair it, make sure you choose NO and complete the steps from the removal wizard.

Remove Resystem24 from Chrome

  1. Click on the three dots in the right upper corner
  2. Go to more tools
  3. Now select extensions
  4. Remove the Resystem24 extension
  • Once you open Chrome, click on the three-dots icon to open the browser’s menu, go to More Tools/ More Options, and then to Extensions.
  • Again, find the items on that page that could be linked to Resystem24 and/or that might be causing problems in the browser and delete them.
  • Afterwards, go to this folder: Computer > C: > Users > *Your User Account* > App Data > Local > Google > Chrome > User Data. In there, you will find a folder named Default – you should change its name to Backup Default and restart the PC.
  • Note that the App Data folder is normally hidden so you’d have to first make the hidden files and folders on your PC visible before you can access it.

How to get rid of Resystem24 on FF/Edge/etc.

  1. Open the browser and select the menu icon.
  2. From the menu, click on the Add-ons button.
  3. Look for the Resystem24 extension
  4. Get rid of Resystem24 by removing it from extensions

If using Firefox:

  • Open Firefox
  • Select the three parallel lines menu and go to Add-ons.
  • Find the unwanted add-on and delete it from the browser – if there is more than one unwanted extension, remove all of them.
  • Go to the browser menu again, select Options, and then click on Home from the sidebar to the left.
  • Check the current addresses for the browser’s homepage and new-tab page and change them if they are currently set to address(es) you don’t know or trust.

If using MS Edge/IE:

  • Start Edge
  • Select the browser menu and go to Extensions.
  • Find and uninstall any Edge extensions that look undesirable and unwanted.
  • Select Settings from the browser menu and click on Appearance.
  • Check the new-tab page address of the browser and if it has been modified by “Resystem24” or another unwanted app, change it to an address that you’d want to be the browser’s new-tab page.

How to Delete Resystem24

  1. Open task manager
  2. Look for the Resystem24 process
  3. Select it and click on End task
  4. Open the file location to delete Resystem24
  • Access the Task Manager by pressing together the Ctrl + Alt + Del keys and then selecting Task Manager.
  • Open Processes and there try to find a process with the name of the unwanted software. If you find it, select it with the right button of the mouse and click on the Open File Location option.
  • If you don’t see a “Resystem24” process in the Task Manager, look for another suspicious process with an unusual name. It is likely that the unwanted process would be using lots of RAM and CPU so pay attention to the number of resources each process is using.
  • Tip: If you think you have singled out the unwanted process but are not sure, it’s always a good idea to search for information about it on the Internet – this should give you a general idea if the process is a legitimate one from a regular program or from your OS or if it is indeed likely linked to the adware.
  • If you find another suspicious process, open its File Location too.
  • Once in the File Location folder for the suspicious process, start testing all of the files that are stored there by dragging them to our free online scanner available below.
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    • If the scanner finds malware in any of the files, return to the Processes tab in the Task Manager, select the suspected process, and then select the End Process option to quit it.
    • Go back to the folder where the files of that process are located and delete all of the files that you are allowed to delete. If all files get deleted normally, exit the folder and delete that folder too. If one or more of the files showed an error message when you tried to delete them, leave them for now and return to try to delete them again once you’ve completed the rest of the guide.

    How to Uninstall Resystem24

    1. Click on the home button
    2. Search for Startup Apps
    3. Look for Resystem24 in there
    4. Uninstall Resystem24 from Startup Apps by turning it off
    • Now you need to carefully search for and uninstall any Resystem24-related entries from the Registry. The easiest way to do this is to open the Registry Editor app (type Regedit in the windows search field and press Enter) and then open a Find dialog (CTRL+F key combination) where you have to type the name of the threat. 
    • Perform a search by clicking on the Find Next button and delete any detected results. Do this as many times as needed until no more results are found. 
    • After that, to ensure that there are no remaining entries lined to Resystem24 in the Registry, go manually to the following directories and delete them:
    • HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Random Directory. 
    • HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/Run/Random
    • HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Microsoft/Internet Explorer/Main/Random

    What you should know about the Resystem24 ads?

    Even if Resystem24, Total Recaptcha or Link2captcha aren’t really viruses or ransomwares or Trojan horses, it’s still not advisable to postpone and procrastinate their removal and the reason for that is the fact it’s still possible that a hijacker like this one may lead to the exposure of your computer system to different hazards (albeit indirectly and not purposefully). What we are referring to here are the ads and the page redirects to different webpages that hijackers are typically known to generate.
    While some of the commercial materials may be legitimate, others could be fake and deceitful and if you decide to explore them, you may get tricked into downloading more unwanted software and purchasing low-quality items and programs you really don’t need. Furthermore, many hackers heavily rely on malicious and compromised adverts as a means of getting their noxious malware infections inside more systems which further increases the importance of not allowing any advertising-oriented software to spam you with random advertisements while you are browsing the web.
    Lastly, remember to be careful with the sources of program downloads that you use in the future as the main way users get hijackers installed on their computers is by downloading low-quality free applications and programs that have the browser redirect/hijacker bundled with them.


    About the author


    Lidia Howler

    Lidia is a web content creator with years of experience in the cyber-security sector. She helps readers with articles on malware removal and online security. Her strive for simplicity and well-researched information provides users with easy-to-follow It-related tips and step-by-step tutorials.

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