This page aims to help you remove Xoclkrvstrafms.com. Our removal instructions work for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer, as well as every version of Windows.
Xoclkrvstrafms.com is a potentially unwanted program (PUP) from the browser hijacker type that has recently been spreading over the Internet. There are many users who have already requested a guide to uninstall this program from their Chrome, Firefox, Explorer and other affected browsers. So, what exactly does Xoclkrvstrafms.com do after it invades your computer and why do so many people want to remove it? Well, it basically has the ability to install a new search engine, a homepage or some browser toolbar and redirect the users’ searches to different sites full of aggressive ads, pop-ups, banners and promotional messages. This program usually claims to be useful and to enhance the users’ browsing experience. However, in most of the cases, the users end up being irritated by its constant flow of advertisements and unexpected search redirects. As a typical browser hijacker, this program may modify the search results by adding hidden hyperlinks that may land you on third-party web pages full of aggressive ads that don’t want to go away. Simply put, this means that when you try to search for something online while a hijacker is integrated with your default browser, you may be required to visit web pages you did not intend to visit. How can you remove this program and save yourself from its potentially unwanted pop-ups and imposed changes is what we are going to tell you in the next lines, where a detailed removal guide will show you the exact steps to uninstall Xoclkrvstrafms.com page.
How does Xoclkrvstrafms.com penetrate the computer system without the user’s knowledge?
Xoclkrvstrafms.com is not among the most popular and trusted programs and many users are surprised to see that their homepage or search engine has been replaced with this one. What is more, most of the users, who contact our team, frequently ask us if this is a virus or some other type of nasty infection such as Ransomware or a Trojan. To your relief, we need to say that neither Xoclkrvstrafms.com, nor any other program from the browser hijacking type is as dangerous as a Ransomware infection or a Trojan-based virus, but if your browsing is hampered and you feel disturbed, uninstalling the potentially unwanted software may be a good solution.
Xoclkrvstrafms.com Page 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.
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:
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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 Xoclkrvstrafms.com 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 Xoclkrvstrafms.com from Firefox:
Open Firefox, click ——-> Add-ons —-> Extensions.
Find the adware/malware —> Remove.
Remove Xoclkrvstrafms.com 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!
This browser hijacker infects users’ computers silently, posing as a “recommended program,” along with other legitimate free programs. The software that contains additional applications is called “bundle” or “software package”. Be careful with such software packages, as they are mostly used to distribute potentially unwanted applications (adware, browser extensions or hijackers, add-ons, plug-ins). The key to protecting your computer from similar programs is to handle the correct installation of new programs. You must follow several important rules when installing the software:
- Check out the web page that provides the download link for the software you want to download. Make sure it is legitimate and safe!
- When downloading the program, install it carefully. Do not rush to complete the installation process by continuously pressing ‘Continue/ Agree’ and finally ‘Finish / Finalize.’
- When you reach the phase in which the installation settings are selected, always choose the advanced / custom settings. These settings provide an additional window that offers a list of suggestions for installing free applications. Check out these suggestions.
Install new programs this way every time. Still, if the potentially unwanted program has already entered the system, go at the end of this article and follow the steps in the removal guide below.
What are the risks?
Generally, Xoclkrvstrafms.com does not represent a serious system threat and is not able to corrupt your files, destroy your system or involve you in some criminal activities like a typical virus. However, the web pages to which you may get redirected may belong to some compromised sites. While some of the ads, pop-ups, banners, and notifications that may get generated by Xoclkrvstrafms.com on your screen may be safe, others may be contaminated with a virus, Ransomware or some tricky Trojan horse infection. That’s why, to avoid the risk of accidentally infecting your computer, follow these tips:
- Do not use the web search engine that has become the homepage of your browser without your permission.
- Do not open suspicious pop-up ads or banners that are constantly appearing on your screen. The appearance of intrusive ads indicates that your computer is probably infected with a browser hijacker.
- Remove all of the imposed changes and ads by simply uninstalling Xoclkrvstrafms.com from your system with the help of the removal guide below.
|Danger Level||Medium (nowhere near threats like Ransomware, but still a security risk)|
|Symptoms||Replacements in your browser’s homepage or search engine, new toolbars, generation of intrusive ads, pop-ups and banners.|
|Distribution Method||Software bundles, torrents, free installers, emails with attachments, spam messages, free download links.|
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