Terela Virus Program Removal

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How irritating is this virus?

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

Terela Virus Program is a type of advertising software, which may take over all your browser apps – Firefox, Explorer, Opera and/or Chrome (and all the other browser apps); and might cause some very annoying changes to these apps:

  • You may get redirected to unknown websites every time you try to open a selected website that you wish to visit. Thus, your entire browsing experience could be affected.
  • Your browser apps might begin to broadcast too many online ads. Pop-ups, banners and colorful boxes could appear all over your browser whenever you try to browse the Internet.
  • Terela Virus Program may even substitute the browser homepage and search engine you have always used with new ones – often unrecognizable and annoying to you.

This program’s type is a browser hijacker. The good news is that generally, these programs are not among the most disturbing online threats. Nonetheless, the “unpleasant” news is that they may play with your nerves by displaying ads and opening various web pages without your asking for that. Hijackers represent a kind of software, which is strictly oriented towards browsers. Indeed, no other aspect of your system will ever get affected by such a program. This kind of software may only access and modify your browsers. Terela Virus Program, as a typical representative of this group, is only able to change your browsers – nothing less and nothing more could be performed by it.

What you probably don’t know about Terela Virus Program

Perhaps you are not aware of the fact that all programs from the hijacker family actually serve the online marketing industry. The coordinated efforts of product manufacturers, service providers and developers to keep up with the increasingly online-based communication have resulted in the creation of such software. Really, we can consider them equal to the ad campaigns, conducted on the TV and on the Radio, which we are quite used to seeing every day. This cooperation scheme has been named PPC {pay per click} and its name explains how it works. The more ads you see, the more redirecting you experience and the more new homepages are set; the more successful the advertising process is considered. That’s why programmers usually make browser hijackers a work in overdrive, hence why they are perceived as “intrusive” – to make more money from them. In fact, there is really nothing you should worry about and we will give you some actual proof of the harmless nature of Terela Virus Program and its siblings in the text below.

Is this program simply unwanted or actually dangerous?

We are positive that Terela Virus Program does NOT represent a version of malware. To be more precise, this program is a simple advertising tool and can’t do you and your PC any harm. In order not to talk in vain, but to point out the contrast between any browser hijacker and any very malicious program, we are going to show you how Terela Virus Program differs from a Ransomware-based virus. There are a lot of crucial differences if we discuss these two sorts of programs, however, the biggest ones concern the way hijackers get distributed and the way Ransomware viruses spread; as well as the manner in which they affect your PC in general. For instance, when we talk about the distribution differences, we must point out that viruses are able to automatically self-install on your PC, while every single Browser Hijacker will need your direct/indirect permission and its developers will always look for a way to trick you into including it into your system. One more example deals with the way Terela Virus Program and a typical Ransomware may affect your PC. While the hijacker might only “hijack” the control over your browsers, the Ransomware will actually hijack all your regularly accessed files and block you from accessing them, requiring a ransom for their decryption. No hijacker is capable of such harassment.

Places where hijackers tend to lurk

Still, you will not need such a persistently annoying piece of software on your computer. Quite as you might expect, the most efficient way to solve any hijacker infection is to never catch such a program in the first place. In order to efficiently secure your device and stop it from getting infected, you have to be aware of the potential sources of such software. When we talk about Adware and hijackers, the biggest source is bundling. Bundling is the process of putting many various games and apps together, and spreading them in a combo called a bundle, normally for free. Such sets are generally harmless if you know how to install them in a proper way. The basic and most essential tip is: whatever you install onto your system, do it in the slower but more detailed way – by selecting the ADVANCED or the CUSTOMIZED installation method.

How to deal with this hijacker once and for all

In case your machine has already come across Terela Virus Program, please, see the Removal Guide below. We have created it and tested it with the single intention to help you remove this hijacker forever.

 

SUMMARY:

Name Terela 
Type Browser Hijacker
Danger Level Medium (nowhere near threats like Ransomware, but still a security risk)
Symptoms Browser apps modifications: redirecting, ad production and new homepage/search engine occurrence. 
Distribution Method Inside program bundles; torrents, sharing web pages and other online locations.
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.

Terela Virus Program 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.


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

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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.

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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.

ie9-10_512x512  Remove Terela Virus Program 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 Terela Virus Program from Firefox:

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

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Find the adware/malware —> Remove.
chrome-logo-transparent-backgroundRemove Terela Virus Program 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!
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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!