Tsyndicate.com Malware


Tsyndicate.com

Tsyndicate.com is a type of program that is classified as a browser hijacker. As such, it will typically alter the settings of such widely used web browsing programs like Chrome, Firefox, Edge, Opera and others.

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The Tsyndicate.com Malware

Software like Tsyndicate.com ends up getting installed on computers as a result of being integrated in what is known as software bundles. These are basically software packages, in which there is one main program, and the others are added to its setup as optional installs. Once you run the automatic setup of such software, it will install the extra components by default and, chances are, you won’t realize this until you actually encounter said components on your machine.

In the case of browser hijackers, this usually happens after they have embedded themselves in your main web browser. And after that happens, users typically first notice the change to their browser’s homepage, also there may be changes made to the default search engine. New browser elements may be added to the interface, as well, such as buttons and toolbars, etc. But what’s more important, browser hijackers like Tsyndicate.com serve the online advertising industry. Hence, their main trait is advertising. And this will generally manifest in the form of countless popups, box messages, banners and other types of online ads appearing on your screen during browsing sessions.

Furthermore, software of this type is also more than likely to cause uninvited page redirects in your browser to various sponsored web locations. This is all done in the name of generating profit for the developers of this hijacker. And as a rule, hijackers like Tsyndicate.com operate on the basis of Pay Per Click and similar remuneration systems.

Therefore, every click counts and this software will do all it can in order to extract as many of those from you as possible, which should explain the fairly aggressive placement of the ads on your screen.

The Tsyndicate Malware

This also tends to breed various unsavory practices that browser hijackers like Tsyndicate are often accused of. For example, browsing data collection is a common one. Tsyndicate may monitor your browsing patterns in order to tailor its ads to your preferences and thus provoke more interaction on your part with the advertising materials displayed on your screen.

However, the information gathered may be sold to third parties, and the collection of it in and of itself can already be viewed as a violation of your privacy.

What’s more, browser hijackers, although not malicious, can potentially make your system more susceptible to virus attacks. You may, for instance, be redirected to a page that’s been tampered with by hackers and you could come face to face with dangerous malware like Trojans, worms, rootkits and ransomware viruses.

Therefore, instead of waiting for something like that to happen, it’s best to simply remove Tsyndicate.com from your system and minimize the risk of landing an infection. And to help you with this task we have designed a special removal guide below that should allow you to quickly and efficiently uninstall the hijacker from your system.

 

SUMMARY:

Name Tsyndicate.com
Type Browser Hijacker
Danger Level Medium (nowhere near threats like Ransomware, but still a security risk)
Symptoms  Changes made to the main browser’s interface, e.g. new toolbars, new add-ons, a different homepage and/or new default search engine, etc. 
Distribution Method Predominantly via program bundles that can be downloaded from various file-sharing and similar platforms.
Detection Tool

Remove Tsyndicate.com Malware

To try and remove Tsyndicate.com 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 Tsyndicate.com extension (as well as any other unfamiliar ones).
  4. Remove Tsyndicate.com by clicking on the Trash Bin icon next to its name.
  5. Confirm and get rid of Tsyndicate.com and any other suspicious items.

If this does not work as described please follow our more detailed Tsyndicate.com 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


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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).

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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. 

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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.

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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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  • 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.

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Tsyndicate.com Malware  Remove Tsyndicate.com from Internet Explorer:

Open IE, click  Tsyndicate.com Malware —–> Manage Add-ons.

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Find the threat —> Disable. Go to Tsyndicate.com Malware —–> Internet Options —> change the URL to whatever you use (if hijacked) —> Apply.

Tsyndicate.com Malware Remove Tsyndicate.com from Firefox:

Open Firefoxclick  Tsyndicate.com Malware  ——-> Add-ons —-> Extensions.

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Find the adware/malware —> Remove.
Tsyndicate.com MalwareRemove Tsyndicate.com from Chrome:

Close Chrome. Navigate to:

 C:/Users/!!!!USER NAME!!!!/AppData/Local/Google/Chrome/User Data. There is a Folder called “Default” inside:

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Rename it to Backup Default. Restart Chrome.

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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!

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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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