Takhiza Virus


Takhiza

Takhiza is a browser hijacker that can interrupt the regular user web surfing activity by spamming the screen with hard-to-remove ads. Normally, Takhiza may affect the operation of Chrome, Firefox, Edge and other commonly used web browsers by placing modifications to their settings.

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The Takhiza.com Virus will display pop up ads and messages.

If this browser hijacker has recently started to disturb you, on this page, we will provide you with a free removal guide. The instructions in it will help you to quickly uninstall Takhiza and remove the aggressively imposed browser changes. But before you follow the steps, let us first tell you a little more about the browser hijackers and how they can impact your device.

Takhiza.com

If you have a browser hijacker like Takhiza.com in your system, your default browser will look and will operate in a very different way. Takhiza.com will probably make changes in your homepage, your search engine or some of your browsing preferences.

Perhaps you won’t be able to browse the web normally because most of your search queries will immediately get rerouted to pages full of intrusive web ads, pop-up notifications, banners, and promotional messages. And the worst thing is that, most probably, all of these browser modifications will be made without your permission. And to top it all off, when you try to remove them and reset your preferred settings, Takhiza will instantly reapply them on your browser and will keep exposing you to different advertisements, irritating pop-ups, and sponsored sites.

From what we have already said, it is clear that programs like Takhiza aren’t something the majority of users want to keep on their computers. In fact, browser hijackers like this one are often considered as potentially unwanted programs. Fortunately, these kinds of programs aren’t as harmful as computer viruses and do not have malicious code like the Trojans and the Ransomware threats. As a matter of fact, browser hijacking programs, such as Takhiza, are pieces of software that are generally utilized to promote sponsored web content and websites through aggressive ads and auto redirects. They are not used for criminal purposes and unlike the aforementioned Trojans, Ransomware and other virus infections, they cannot damage the computer they are installed on.

Still, we cannot deny the fact that, while they are operating, browser hijackers can create an enormous annoyance and trouble related to the users’ web surfing. That’s why uninstalling them is a good way to regain control over your web browser and prevent them from spamming your screen and interrupting your regular web browsing with random redirects.

Ideally, once you completely remove Takhiza from your computer, all the modifications made by it will be removed as well and you will be able to reset your browser to its previous state. In the removal guide below you can find the exact steps on how to do this. If the manual removal method is not your thing, the professional Takhiza removal tool on this page allows you to properly identify and uninstall all files associated with the browser hijacker in a quick and automatic manner.

SUMMARY:

Name Takhiza
Type Browser Hijacker
Detection Tool

Takhiza.com Virus Removal

To try and remove Takhiza quickly you can try this:

  1. Go to your browser’s settings and select More Tools (or Add-ons, depending on your browser).
  2. Then click on the Extensions tab.
  3. Look for the Takhiza extension (as well as any other unfamiliar ones).
  4. Remove Takhiza by clicking on the Thrash Bin icon next to its name.
  5. Confirm and get rid of Takhiza and any other suspicious items.

If this does not work as described please follow our more detailed Takhiza removal guide below.

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!

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.

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    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.

    Browser Hijacker Removal Instructions

    ie9-10_512x512  Remove Takhiza 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 Takhiza from Firefox:

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

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    chrome-logo-transparent-backgroundRemove Takhiza 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

    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!

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    About the author

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    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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