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Untsorce.cool

Untsorce.cool is a type of rogue Windows app categorized as a browser hijacker due to its ability to get installed in the browser and take over its settings. The goal of Untsorce.cool is to introduce changes to your browser, causing it to automatically redirect your surfing.

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The Untsorce.cool virus pops up every time you pull up a new webpage

The idea behind apps like Untsorce.cool is to make money off users’ backs by flooding their browsers with various kinds of advertisements and page redirects to sites that profit through ads. The more ads and redirects you get exposed to, the higher the chance of you interacting with the ads and the more ads you click on, the greater the profit for the people behind Untsorce.cool. Models such as Pay-Per-Click and Pay-Per-View are applied here in order to ensure maximum profit.

To further push its agenda, Untsorce.cool will also likely install a new search engine or homepage address to your Firefox, Chrome, or Edge browsers. These new elements would allow the browser to “customize” what you see online, thereby ensuring that you get as many advertisements on your screen as possible.

Most such apps typically fall under the umbrella term of “Browser Hijackers” and although they usually share similar characteristics, not all hijackers are the same. Some are less invasive than others and some might even come very close to resembling a regular browser add-on. In some cases, an extension for your browser that serves its purpose and provides the user with useful functionality can still be regarded as a browser hijacker by some just because it is a free app that financially supports its creators through occasional ad-generation. In such cases, it is up to the individual user to decide if the application is an unwanted browser hijacker or simply a helpful add-on that implements ads in order to support its developers.

The Untsorce.cool hijacker

In the case of Untsorce.cool, even if some users may not mind the presence of this app and the changes it has made in their browsers, the general opinion is that Untsorce.cool is not something you’d like to have in your browsing program. It seems to be too aggressive with its ads and page redirects, while, at the same time, not offering much functionality as compensation. Another particularly frustrating trait of this app is that it doesn’t give you the option to revert the changes it’s made in the browser, or even uninstall the app itself, for that matter. This has led some users to think that they have a Trojan, Spyware, or even a Ransomware virus in their computers and while that’s not the case with Untsorce.cool, it is still a piece of software you’d probably prefer to see uninstalled.

One other thing we must mention before we wrap this up and give you the removal guide is that the sites you might get sent to by the ads and the redirects coming from this hijacker might not always be very safe and, in some of the worst cases, you might even end up on pirate sites that hackers use for infecting more users with Ransomware viruses, Trojan horses, and other malware. Considering all this, it really seems that the best option is to simply uninstall Untsorce.cool and the guide from this page will show you exactly how you could do that. 

SUMMARY:

Name Untsorce.cool
Type  Browser Hijacker
Danger Level Medium (nowhere near threats like Ransomware, but still a security risk)
Symptoms Hijackers typically affect how your browser operates by changing some of its components like its homepage or its toolbar buttons.
Distribution Method Most users get hijackers after installing some low-quality app from an unknown developer.
Detection Tool

Remove Untsorce.cool Virus

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

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


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

WARNING! READ CAREFULLY BEFORE PROCEEDING!

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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

To remove parasite on your own, you may have to meddle with system files and registries. If you were to do this, you need to be extremely careful, because you may damage your system.

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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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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 Untsorce.cool 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 Untsorce.cool from Firefox:

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

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Find the adware/malware —> Remove.
chrome-logo-transparent-backgroundRemove Untsorce.cool 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

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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