Servime.exe Virus Removal (Feb. 2018 Update)

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This page aims to help you remove Servime.exe Virus. Our removal instructions work for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer, as well as every version of Windows.

Servime.exe  – it’s a program that belongs to the browser hijacker category. It may target your browsers (even Firefox, Chrome and/or Explorer), and is, because of that, identified as a browser hijacker. This infection would mine cryptocurrency without the user’s permission. We want you to be aware of this in order to not get the wrong impression regarding the nature of this software. However, you should keep in mind that Servime.exe is a program that actively uses aggressive promotion strategies and tries to display sponsored commercials (ads, banners, pop-ups) within your Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer or any other browser you might be currently using. So it may happen that a new search engine, a toolbar or a homepage appear in your browser without your direct permission and start to redirect your searches to various blinking boxes, new tabs, and websites with aggressive ads positioning. Such aggressive online advertising techniques are not new and are technically considered legitimate. Yet they are actively used by both software developers and dubious service providers.

If you just have discovered Servime.exe Virus on your device, you are probably the only one to be blamed for the presence of the hijacker on your PC. You may be wondering why that is. Well, this is because you have most probably allowed the installation of “additional” programs by neglecting important steps in the installation process of some free software that you recently downloaded. If you want to find out what steps you should take to remove Servime.exe and avoid the invasion of browser hijackers and their nagging redirects and ads in future, read this article to the end.

What is Servime.exe and what is it likely to do?

Servime.exe is a page-redirecting software piece, which can be classified as a browser hijacker. This strange program named Servime.exe  is mining cryptocurrency without your knowledge or approval. However, as soon as it becomes part of your PC, the browser hijacker may impose certain changes to your default browser, which you will immediately notice. Servime.exe may interfere with your browsing sessions and modify them as it tends to redirect users to other domains and certain promotional content. This can be quite annoying as the page redirect usually tries to promote sponsored web pages and tries to help them increase their traffic and visitors. If you do not want to deal with these redirects, though, we recommend that you remove Servime.exe and its components (aka search engine, toolbar, homepage). The fastest way you can do that is to install the professional Servime.exe tool we have posted on our site and let it scan your PC for unwanted content.

An easy way to remove Servime.exe

If you want to remove Servime.exe from your computer, check the manual removal steps, given in the Removal Guide below. You will need to uninstall this hijacker and reset the browser settings to get everything back to normal. After completing the procedure, you should also consider running a full system scan with an anti-malware tool to make sure your computer is safe and free from any computer threats or potentially unwanted programs. To do this, you will need to use a trusted security program, such as the professional Servime.exe removal tool fro this page. Upgrade to the latest version and perform a full system scan. Normally, removing a browser hijacker from the device is not as complicated as removing a virus, so it should usually take just a few minutes. And finally, remember that personal caution significantly reduces the likelihood of getting infected with cyber threats. That’s why, we recommend you be careful with the software you install in order to protect your PC from unwanted and even dangerous infections such as Trojans, Ransomware or Spyware.

Servime.exe Virus Removal

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).

Step2

WARNING! READ CAREFULLY BEFORE PROCEEDING!

We get asked this a lot, so we are putting it here: Removing parasite manually may take hours and damage your system in the process. If you want a fast safe solution, we recommend SpyHunter. 

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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.

DNS

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.

ie9-10_512x512  Remove Servime.exe from Internet Explorer:

Open IE, click  IE GEAR —–> Manage Add-ons.

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Find the threat —> Disable. Go to IE GEAR —–> Internet Options —> change the URL to whatever you use (if hijacked) —> Apply.

firefox-512 Remove Servime.exe from Firefox:

Open Firefoxclick  mozilla menu  ——-> Add-ons —-> Extensions.

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Find the adware/malware —> Remove.
chrome-logo-transparent-backgroundRemove Servime.exe 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

WARNING!
To remove parasite, you may have to meddle with system files and registries. Making a mistake and deleting the wrong thing may damage your system.
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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

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!

Another reason that may make you uninstall this software from your PC is the fact that it may collect certain data about your browsing habits and slow down your browser’s performance. In general, most browser hijackers may collect technical information about the users. This has nothing to do with espionage or virus compromising and is done usually solely for marketing purposes. While using the imposed search engine or toolbars of Servime.exe, you may occasionally be redirected to domains of third parties, which promote items, similar to your latest browsing searches. Also, these third parties may use different tracking technologies to collect information that determines your personal browsing preference, interests, location, language, bookmarks, likes, and shares. After receiving this information, the online advertising companies can flood your browser with annoying personalized commercial offers. If this does not suit you, your current priority should be to remove Servime.exe.

What should you do in order to avoid browser hijackers?

Typically, potentially unwanted programs get into computers by hiding inside the installers of free software. The web users also contribute to this distribution methods because they usually run through the installation settings quickly, without even realizing that alongside the legitimate applications there are bundled programs, which often are marked as “suggested” or “recommended”.

To protect your browser from getting hijacked by a program like Servime.exe or any similar software in the future, we suggest you change the usual sequence of the installation process:

  1. Run the software installation wizard and select “Advanced” setup.
  2. Then you may notice a few checkboxes that ask you to agree to downloading and installing additional components or recommended toolbars. Make sure you uncheck the boxes of any component that you may not want and only then proceed to the normal installation. If you accidentally allow them to be downloaded and they get installed, don’t worry. Unlike threats such as Ransomware or Trojans, such hijackers and browser redirects can be removed relatively easily.

SUMMARY:

Name Servime.exe
Type  Browser Hijacker
Danger Level Medium (nowhere near threats like Ransomware, but still a security risk)
Symptoms  A new search engine, a toolbar or a homepage may appear in your browser without your direct permission and start to redirect your searches to various blinking boxes, new tabs, and websites.
Distribution Method Usually, this program may be found inside the software installation packs of other free software, but it also may be downloaded from the web, from torrents, automatic installation managers, spam email attachments, free download links, ads. 
Detection Tool We generally recommend SpyHunter or a similar anti-malware program that is updated daily.

Keep in mind, SpyHunter’s malware detection tool is free. To remove the infection, you’ll need to purchase the full version. More information about SpyHunter and steps to uninstall.