This page aims to help you remove Rp.gwallet.com “Malware” . Our removal instructions work for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer, as well as every version of Windows.
In the paragraphs below we have collected and summarized all the information that you have to know about Rp.gwallet.com “Malware”. This version of a browser hijacker is normally a harmless program, even though it’s deeply annoying with the possible modifications of your browsers that it could render. Such modifications may include the broadcast of some unwanted pop-up ads when you are trying to explore the Internet. What’s more, some redirecting processes could also occur. In addition, all your default homepages/ search engines might change and some new ones might get displayed. Furthermore, this kind of software could really affect all your browser apps – neither Chrome, nor Firefox and Explorer are immune to such an infection.
Contrary to what you could be expecting, Rp.gwallet.com and the other representatives of this software category aren’t really dangerous in any way. Indeed, some of the already created hijackers could show some odd and suspicious features like the aforementioned ones, which may really irritate you. Nonetheless, even these program’s capabilities of using the history records of your browser apps in order to match the ad flow to your alleged interests aren’t a reason serious enough to classify this type of software as malicious.
But what should you expect from Rp.gwallet.com “Malware” particularly? Generally speaking, Rp.gwallet.com could function as a typical hijacker. It cannot do anything more to your computer than what has already been said in the previous passages. Again, this program is just marketing-oriented and cannot really cause much trouble, simply lots of irritation, but that’s all. Also, the process of developing hijackers is normal and legitimate, which helps programmers make more money, and manufacturers – get whatever they offer advertised online.
What is NOT typical of any hijacker infection?
Nothing really dangerous and bothering such as data encryption or destruction is possible when we talk about Rp.gwallet.com. This program really differs from the standard Trojan and Ransomware-like viruses to a serious extent. To give you an example, this version of software is practically unable to access anything on your PC; neither directories, nor separate files, except for the info about your recent online searches. Completely on the contrary, Trojans and Ransomwares are very likely to get access to the whole system and corrupt or damage some of its components. What makes the existing browser hijackers and the known virus types even more different from each other are the way both software types may get distributed. While Trojans and Ransomwares normally invade your PC in a rather automatic way, Rp.gwallet.com can NEVER be installed without your (willing or unwilling) permission.
Rp.gwallet.com “Malware” Removal
If you are a Windows user, continue with the guide below.
If you are a Mac user, please use our How to remove Ads on Mac guide.
If you are an Android user, please use our Android Malware Removal guide.
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Reboot in Safe Mode (use this guide if you don’t know how to do it).
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.
Right click on each of them and select Open File Location. Then scan the files with our free online virus scanner:
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 Rp.gwallet.com 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 Rp.gwallet.com from Firefox:
Open Firefox, click ——-> Add-ons —-> Extensions.
Find the adware/malware —> Remove.
Remove Rp.gwallet.com 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
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!
Where do browser hijackers normally hide?
When discussing the possible means of distributing hijackers, we need to say that there might be tens of different sources. Nonetheless, some of them are more common than others and we are going to discuss them here:
- Shareware/ torrents: hijackers and Adware may be found inside shareware and torrents;
- Any form of spam: clicking on a cyber-ad, which comes to your browser tab unwanted, could lead to an infection with a hijacker and the production of many other annoying ads.;
- Contagious websites: at times some web platforms may contain ad-generating software and you might catch it via directly or indirectly downloading and installing something from such a website.
- The most usual hijacker sources are the program bundles. These are combos of apps, programs and games that you can download and use freely. Often such mixes contain ad-producing programs like Rp.gwallet.com. More precisely, you can’t catch any hijacker merely via downloading a free bundle from the web, the exact way to get infected is to install the entire bundle improperly.
The perfect installation process of any piece of software:
It is very important to keep this tip in mind. By doing so you will be gaining some healthy surfing and computing habits. The heart of the right installation process is simply to choose the proper installer feature. For that purpose, we advise you to always avoid the ones that will install the whole bundle such as the “Quick”, the “Default” and the “Recommended” ones. Instead of these ones, install only what you really want using the following features: the “Customized”, the “Advanced”, or the “Manual” one.
The process of removing Rp.gwallet.com:
Fortunately, such contamination may be counteracted in case you follow the appropriate instructions. Luckily, we have already managed to collect them all in our Removal Guide below.
|Danger Level||Medium (nowhere near threats like Ransomware, but still a security risk)|
|Symptoms||Browser app modifications regarding the generation of ads and the default homepages/ search engines.|
|Distribution Method||Mainly via bundles. Also via shareware, spam, torrents, various web pages.|
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