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Techobc

Techobc targets popular web browsers such as Chrome, Firefox, Edge and others in order to fill them with ads during browsing sessions. Techobc embeds itself in the browser and begins to generate various ads within it. Thus, Techobc is known as a browser hijacker. 

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The Techobc.com virus will display pop up ads and notifications

Techobc Surprise Message

It is pretty much inescapable to occasionally get adverts in your browser that try to get you to visit Techobc or buy some product. In most cases, the Techobc advertisements would be coming from the sites you go to as many of them rely on paid advertising space to generate money.

If you are getting irritated by such ads, there are basically two things you can do: the first is to stop visiting the sites that are overly aggressive with their advertising activities and the second one is to install an ad-blocking extension in your browser.

What is Techobc?

However, if neither of those methods helps you put an end to the nagging ads and occasional page redirects and if the homepage and new-tab page addresses as well as the search engine tool of your browser have been replaced, you may have a Techobc browser hijacker on your hands. Firefox and Chrome as well as other popular browsers that many people use are the ones that get the most hijackers as the developers of the Techobc unwanted apps want to get as much exposure for the adverts of their browser hijackers as possible.

It should be obvious to you by now that the goal of hijacker apps is to make money through the different ads, pop-ups, new-tabs and page redirects that they spam users’ screens with. Any changes that such an app may attempt to impose on your browser are also introduced in order to make the ad distribution even more effective.

An example of that is the new search engine you are likely to get if an app of the browser hijacker category sneaks in your computer. This new search engine is likely to favor sites and pages the owners of which have paid to the hijacker’s creators for advertising exposure. This could, of course, significantly affect the reliability and the accuracy of the search results that you get after you try to look something up. Furthermore, if some of the favored results are of pages or sites that are unreliable, you may easily get redirected to some sketchy sites that may expose your system to harmful scripts like ransomware and Trojan horse viruses.

The Techobc Virus

The Techobc virus is a typical example of a browser hijacker and it possesses most of the traits that the rest of the browser hijacker representatives have. The Techobc virus can enter your browser unnoticed after getting installed alongside some file bundle or installation package. Once it’s in your system and browser, its intrusive changes and advertising activities are sure to give its presence away and you will know that there’s some software in your computer that shouldn’t be there.

The problem is that it may be a bit challenging for a regular user to remove an app like Techobc and uninstall all the components that it may have introduced to the browser without having been given a permission. We, however, can help you with the uninstallation of Techobc and all you’d need to do is follow the guide below and/or use the removal program available in it.

SUMMARY:

NameTechobc
TypeBrowser Hijacker
Danger LevelMedium (nowhere near threats like Ransomware, but still a security risk)
Detection Tool

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Remove Techobc com Virus

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

    To remove parasite on your own, you may have to meddle with system files and registries. If you were to do this, you need to be extremely careful, because you may damage your system.

    If you want to avoid the risk, we recommend downloading SpyHunter
    a professional malware removal tool.

    More information on SpyHunter, steps to uninstallEULAThreat Assessment Criteria, and Privacy Policy.

    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 Techobc 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 Techobc from Firefox:

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

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    chrome-logo-transparent-backgroundRemove Techobc 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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    Violet George

    Violet is an active writer with a passion for all things cyber security. She enjoys helping victims of computer virus infections remove them and successfully deal with the aftermath of the attacks. But most importantly, Violet makes it her priority to spend time educating people on privacy issues and maintaining the safety of their computers. It is her firm belief that by spreading this information, she can empower web users to effectively protect their personal data and their devices from hackers and cybercriminals.

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