Tinyurl5.ru is a potentially unwanted piece of software that has recently been reported to have caused significant alterations to the browsers of numerous users. Amongst the most common complaints are that Tinyurl5.ru has altered the default search engine, replaced their homepage and changed the toolbar.
This program is not a virus, but it may easily attach itself to browsers which are considered to be safe such as Chrome, Firefox, IE, Opera and others, and make them operate in a way that could be considered as disturbing.
Most people are likely to find Tinyurl5.ru or Wp20.ru as annoying, no matter who they are or what they’re doing on the web. Your tolerance for page redirection and clickbait adverts (such as pop-ups, pop-unders and auto-redirects) may vary greatly depending on your personality type. Some users may find these intrusions very irritating, while others may be unconcerned about them at all. In most cases, however, such software should better be uninstalled from the system without a delay.
Although programs like Tinyurl5.ru may be obtrusive, their potential for degrading the security of your browser and, in consequence, the security of your whole system may be considerably worse than the irritation they tend to create. This article and the instructions below include a lot of useful information on how to deal with such software and safely uninstall it, especially if you are struggling with a browser annoyance of the above-described kind.
When a new and intrusive hijacker is installed, it typically sets the homepage of your browser to the Tinyurl5.ru’s website. If this is not what you want, you can remove Tinyurl5.ru from your browser by following the removal instructions found at the end of this article.
Hijackers pose a security concern for a variety of reasons.
Many people wrongly believe that the browser hijacker components that are injected to the user’s browser are viruses or other devious malware. In contrast to Trojans, Spyware, Ransomware, and other very harmful kinds of malware, however, a program like the one that has changed your home page to Tinyurl5.ru will not attempt to access your files, encrypt them, damage your system, or spy on you.
Despite this, a hijacker might still have an impact on your system’s security in the long run. Ads that hijackers may serve up to their victims may come from places you don’t trust, which is why they might cause your browser to perform auto-redirects in an unexpected way. Obviously, the odds of your machine being infected by a Trojan, Ransomware, or another malicious software program or a virus increase if you ever find yourself on a dubious website with suspicious content. The hijacker you are presently dealing with is basically doing just that, thus it should be removed from your browser.
When installing applications like Tinyurl5.ru, always check the custom setup options to see if there are any additional components, some of which may be hijackers, in the installer. This will help you avoid future interaction with such software and save you from the disturbance related to random page-redirects, different ads, banners, pop-ups and homepage changes.
Some threats reinstall themselves if you don't delete their core files. We recommend downloading SpyHunter to remove harmful programs for you. This may save you hours and ensure you don't harm your system by deleting the wrong files.
Remove Tinyurl5.ru Virus
To try and remove Tinyurl5.ru quickly you can try this:
- Go to your browser’s settings and select More Tools (or Add-ons, depending on your browser).
- Then click on the Extensions tab.
- Look for the Tinyurl5.ru extension (as well as any other unfamiliar ones).
- Remove Tinyurl5.ru by clicking on the Trash Bin icon next to its name.
- Confirm and get rid of Tinyurl5.ru and any other suspicious items.
If this does not work as described please follow our more detailed Tinyurl5.ru 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
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).
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.
Right click on each of them and select Open File Location. Then scan the files with our free online virus scanner:
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.
Hold together the Start Key and R. Type appwiz.cpl –> OK.
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:
Startup —> Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer or otherwise look suspicious.
Hold the Start Key and R – copy + paste the following and click OK:
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:
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.
- Right-click on the Network Adapter you are using —> Properties —> Internet Protocol Version 4 (ICP/IP), click Properties.
- The DNS line should be set to Obtain DNS server automatically. If it is not, set it yourself.
- Click on Advanced —> the DNS tab. Remove everything here (if there is something) —> OK.
- 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).
Properties —–> Shortcut. In Target, remove everything after .exe.
Remove Tinyurl5.ru from Internet Explorer:
Open IE, click —–> Manage Add-ons.
Find the threat —> Disable. Go to —–> Internet Options —> change the URL to whatever you use (if hijacked) —> Apply.
Remove Tinyurl5.ru from Firefox:
Open Firefox, click ——-> Add-ons —-> Extensions.
Remove Tinyurl5.ru from Chrome:
Close Chrome. Navigate to:
C:/Users/!!!!USER NAME!!!!/AppData/Local/Google/Chrome/User Data. There is a Folder called “Default” inside:
Rename it to Backup Default. Restart Chrome.
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—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!