Therecode247 Virus


Therecode247 is a rogue extension that introduces undesired changes in the browser it is attached to. Typical symptoms related to Therecode247 are replaced browser starting page and search engine, aggressive pop-ups and banners, and automatic page-redirects to advertised sites, some of which could be unsafe.


Unwanted software components like Therecode247 are a common problem for Windows users. Due to their ability to take over the browser and start introducing unwanted changes to it, the typical term used to refer to software like Therecode247 is browser hijacker. A typical browser hijacker isn’t designed to harm the computer it gets installed on, but rather to flood the user’s browser with aggressive advertisements and to use other underhanded techniques in order to earn Pay-Per-Click and Pay-Per-View revenue for its creators.

You can get a hijacker installed on any browser, including Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Edge. Once the rogue app gets attached to the targeted browsing program, it would likely change the default starting page and search engine that would then serve the purpose of redirecting you to content that the hijacker is programmed to promote. This sort of activity could be both irritating to the user and also dangerous to the system, which is why it’s important to uninstall apps like Therecode247 and revoke any changes that they may have made in the browser or the system.


Type Adware/Browser Hijacker
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Remove Therecode247 Virus

Please follow all the steps below in order to remove Therecode247!

How to remove Therecode247

  1. First, click the Start Menu on your Windows PC.
  2. Type Programs and Settings in the Start Menu, click the first item, and find Therecode247 in the programs list that would show up.
  3. Select Therecode247 from the list and click on Uninstall.
  4. Follow the steps in the removal wizard.

What we suggest you do first is, check the list of programs that are presently installed on the infected device and uninstall any rogue software that you find there:

  • From the Start Menu, navigate to Control Panel ->>> Programs and Features ->>> Uninstall a Program.
  • Next, carefully search for unfamiliar programs or programs that have been installed recently and could be related to Therecode247.
  • If you find any of the programs suspicious then uninstall them if they turn out to be linked to Therecode247.
  • If a notification appears on your screen when you try to uninstall a specific questionable program prompting you to just alter it or repair it, make sure you choose NO and complete the steps from the removal wizard.

Remove Therecode247 from Chrome

  1. Click on the three dots in the right upper corner
  2. Go to more tools
  3. Now select extensions
  4. Remove the Therecode247 extension
  • Once you open Chrome, click on the three-dots icon to open the browser’s menu, go to More Tools/ More Options, and then to Extensions.
  • Again, find the items on that page that could be linked to Therecode247 and/or that might be causing problems in the browser and delete them.
  • Afterwards, go to this folder: Computer > C: > Users > *Your User Account* > App Data > Local > Google > Chrome > User Data. In there, you will find a folder named Default – you should change its name to Backup Default and restart the PC.
  • Note that the App Data folder is normally hidden so you’d have to first make the hidden files and folders on your PC visible before you can access it.

How to get rid of Therecode247 on FF/Edge/etc.

  1. Open the browser and select the menu icon.
  2. From the menu, click on the Add-ons button.
  3. Look for the Therecode247 extension
  4. Get rid of Therecode247 by removing it from extensions

If using Firefox:

  • Open Firefox
  • Select the three parallel lines menu and go to Add-ons.
  • Find the unwanted add-on and delete it from the browser – if there is more than one unwanted extension, remove all of them.
  • Go to the browser menu again, select Options, and then click on Home from the sidebar to the left.
  • Check the current addresses for the browser’s homepage and new-tab page and change them if they are currently set to address(es) you don’t know or trust.

If using MS Edge/IE:

  • Start Edge
  • Select the browser menu and go to Extensions.
  • Find and uninstall any Edge extensions that look undesirable and unwanted.
  • Select Settings from the browser menu and click on Appearance.
  • Check the new-tab page address of the browser and if it has been modified by “Therecode247” or another unwanted app, change it to an address that you’d want to be the browser’s new-tab page.

How to Delete Therecode247

  1. Open task manager
  2. Look for the Therecode247 process
  3. Select it and click on End task
  4. Open the file location to delete Therecode247
  • Access the Task Manager by pressing together the Ctrl + Alt + Del keys and then selecting Task Manager.
  • Open Processes and there try to find a process with the name of the unwanted software. If you find it, select it with the right button of the mouse and click on the Open File Location option.
  • If you don’t see a “Therecode247” process in the Task Manager, look for another suspicious process with an unusual name. It is likely that the unwanted process would be using lots of RAM and CPU so pay attention to the number of resources each process is using.
  • Tip: If you think you have singled out the unwanted process but are not sure, it’s always a good idea to search for information about it on the Internet – this should give you a general idea if the process is a legitimate one from a regular program or from your OS or if it is indeed likely linked to the adware.
  • If you find another suspicious process, open its File Location too.
  • Once in the File Location folder for the suspicious process, start testing all of the files that are stored there by dragging them to our free online scanner available below.
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    • If the scanner finds malware in any of the files, return to the Processes tab in the Task Manager, select the suspected process, and then select the End Process option to quit it.
    • Go back to the folder where the files of that process are located and delete all of the files that you are allowed to delete. If all files get deleted normally, exit the folder and delete that folder too. If one or more of the files showed an error message when you tried to delete them, leave them for now and return to try to delete them again once you’ve completed the rest of the guide.

    How to Uninstall Therecode247

    1. Click on the home button
    2. Search for Startup Apps
    3. Look for Therecode247 in there
    4. Uninstall Therecode247 from Startup Apps by turning it off
    • Now you need to carefully search for and uninstall any Therecode247-related entries from the Registry. The easiest way to do this is to open the Registry Editor app (type Regedit in the windows search field and press Enter) and then open a Find dialog (CTRL+F key combination) where you have to type the name of the threat. 
    • Perform a search by clicking on the Find Next button and delete any detected results. Do this as many times as needed until no more results are found. 
    • After that, to ensure that there are no remaining entries lined to Therecode247 in the Registry, go manually to the following directories and delete them:
    • HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Random Directory. 
    • HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/Run/Random
    • HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Microsoft/Internet Explorer/Main/Random

    What is Therecode247?

    Typically, a hijacker like Therecode247 isn’t something that can harm your files or system. It’s far less dangerous than a Trojan Horse, a Rootkit, or a Ransomware virus. However, it’s unacceptable and invasive behavior combined with its ability to make undesired changes in both the browser and in the system make this app a potential threat to the computer’s safety.

    Is Teherecode247 dangerous?

    The main security issue related to Therecode247 or McAfee virus popup is that it may end up redirecting you to sites with questionable or outright harmful content. For example, some website promoted by this hijacker could turn out to be a fake phishing page designed to steal your credit or debit card information. Even worse, the site you get redirected to may attempt to automatically download malware onto your computer and thus get your system infected.
    Fortunately, all of this can be easily avoided so long as you make sure to eliminate the undesired hijacker as soon as possible. Obviously, the creators of the rogue app won’t make it easy for you to delete it, but it’s still possible to manually uninstall Therecode247 and restore your browser back to its regular state. In the guide down below, we’ve shown the exact steps to manually get rid of the unwanted app. 
    However, if for some reason it turns out that the hijacker is still in your system even after you complete the guide, know that you can always use the professional anti-malware tool shown in the guide to take care of Therecode247. The tool will perform a full scan of your system and delete the hijacker alongside any rogue files or settings it may have left behind. Just make sure that after the unwanted software is gone you stay safe on the Internet by avoiding suspicious sites and content and by only downloading software that can be verified as safe.


    About the author


    Brandon Skies

    Brandon is a researcher and content creator in the fields of cyber-security and virtual privacy. Years of experience enable him to provide readers with important information and adequate solutions for the latest software and malware problems.

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