This page aims to help you remove KNCTR Itibiti “Virus”. Our removal instructions work for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer, as well as every version of Windows.
You have ended up on our page, which means you have probably got personally acquainted with a rather annoying program, which is an expert at affecting all your browsers. Its name is KNCTR Itibiti “Virus” and it has been identified as an Adware version. Perhaps it has become the reason for the current state of your browser apps – Firefox, Chrome, Opera, and Explorer: your browsing experience as a whole might be compromised by a really big number of broadcast pop-up, banner and other ads, and you could even be experiencing redirections to many online locations whenever you try to surf the web.
Why does KNCTR Itibiti “Virus” do all of this to you and your browsers?
In general, all Adware versions are experts at causing changes in your browsers’ behavior in terms of showing plenty of irritating ads or causing some redirecting. Normally, that’s all these programs can do. Maybe contrary to what you might expect – all of that is completely legitimate. Some developers get paid a great amount of money by the interested vendors to promote their software/ services/ products. That’s why programmers have found a successful way of spreading Adware around. Typically, this happens by software bundling – a process of adding various software together and spreading it as a whole. KNCTR Itibiti “Virus” may also be distributed via video-sharing sites, shareware web pages, spam letters and/or their attachments, torrents and contaminated web pages. Nonetheless, it is most probable that you have caught it from a bundle. Such combos of software often cost nothing and may contain various types of ad-producing software.
Could KNCTR Itibiti “Virus” be identified as a virus?
As KNCTR Itibiti “Virus” has never shown any of the typical features of the existing malicious products such as file encrypting, extortion for money, device crashing, capability of stealing credentials, and even an entire identity, we can say for sure that Adware is NOT a type of malware. Of course, some of its characteristic features may drive the ‘victim’ users crazy. For example, this software’s ability to generate lots of ads that could compromise your browsing to some extent. Also, the capability of KNCTR Itibiti “Virus” to follow your search requests and base the produced ads on this research could also appear a little too intrusive to you, however, it’s not dangerous. However, browser hijackers are still classified as potentially unwanted software due to their rather negative image resulting from the annoyance they may cause.
Another vital point here is that KNCTR Itibiti “Virus” as Adware is NOT capable of self-integrating into your system, you have to let it get installed as any other program. KNCTR Itibiti “Virus” cannot sneak inside your PC as Ransomware and Trojans do, and your device may end up contaminated if you choose the improper installation manner. All wizard options, providing a quick or automatic installation process, are more than undesirable, as by using them you skip choosing what exactly you want from a particular bundle, and what you prefer to leave aside. The best installation manner is to perform the installing manually, by following the advanced or the custom instructions of any wizard.
Managing to remove the program:
It is probable to do that yourself, however, you still have to be very cautious. Follow the instructions we have described below in the Removal Guide, and a successful uninstallation process is possible. Nevertheless, we cannot promise you our instructions will work in your case. Rarely does that happen but sometimes you may need some more advanced advice.
How to avoid Adware in the future:
Generally speaking, you can learn how to stay away from KNCTR Itibiti “Virus” and the programs similar to it. Despite that, don’t expect prevention to be a one-time act, as it is a constant and ongoing process. There is some general advice, which you may want to bear in mind:
- The more powerful the anti-malware software you have is, the safer your PC is. Learn to invest wisely in good quality software products. In such a way you will be less likely to get contaminated by any Adware and even some viruses;
- The fewer programs you download from suspicious sources, the better. Often the free bundles may be really tempting, however, you will never be sure what they consist of. If some of them contain malware, you might be facing PC crashes, file destruction, or even physical abuse and identity theft.
|Danger Level||Medium (nowhere near threats like Ransomware, but still a security risk)|
|Symptoms||Distribution of too many online advertisements, such as popus and banners.|
|Distribution Method||Bundles mainly; also via torrents, freeware, shareware, infected web pages.|
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KNCTR Itibiti “Virus” 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.
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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:
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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.
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 KNCTR Itibiti “Virus” 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 KNCTR Itibiti “Virus” from Firefox:
Open Firefox, click ——-> Add-ons —-> Extensions.
Find the adware/malware —> Remove.
Remove KNCTR Itibiti “Virus” 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!