This page aims to help you remove Baymaleti.net. Our removal instructions work for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer, as well as every version of Windows.
The annoyance and irritation that the overwhelming generation of online advertisements could cause while you are using your browser for Internet surfing can really ruin your day or week. Unfortunately, online ads are everywhere nowadays and you are bound to get some displayed on your computer screen if you frequently use the Internet. However, while the website-generated ads are rather easy to avoid by installing a reliable ad-blocker add-on on your browser or by simply staying away from the sites responsible for them, dealing with ads and page-redirects generated by browser hijackers can be a real pain in the neck if you don’t know how to handle the situation. On top of that, if there’s a hijacker inside your system that has attached itself to your Chrome or Firefox or Safari browser, there may be other unpleasant effects such as a replaced homepage, search engine tool or toolbar buttons caused by the presence of the hijacker which are supposed to further increase the number of ads that your screen is going to be getting. Naturally, wanting to remove the cause behind this irritation is the expected response from most users. However, since the creators of browser hijacker (also known as browser redirect) apps benefit from the ads their products show on your screen, this type of software components are made significantly more difficult to remove compared to any regular program you may have on your computer. This is not to say that dealing with a hijacker and removing it is as difficult as taking care of a Ransomware or a Trojan Horse infection but there are still certain specifics that most users aren’t aware of. However, if you follow the instructions that we have posted in the guide available on this page, you should be able to get rid of one of the latest representatives of the browser hijacker family – an annoying app known as Baymaleti.net, which is also likely the reason you have come to this page anyway.
Making sure that your computer stays safe
Manipulating your browser and making unwanted changes to it as well as flooding it with nagging advertisements is what hijackers are supposed to do and while this may not directly threaten the security of your system and the health of your machine, it certainly doesn’t contribute to keeping your computer safe either. It is no secret that many of the advertisements that are shown on the Internet can be misleading or outright fake. Oftentimes, it takes no more than a two or three clicks on the wrong things to get a computer infected with severe malware hazards like Ransomware, Trojans and Spyware to name a few. It is, because of this, preferable to not allow any advertising-oriented apps to operate inside your system without your permission. For this reason, we once again advise you to take a look at our guide and make use of the instructions that are available inside of it. The suggested tool for removing unwanted software is also a great way of dealing with hijackers and more severe hazards in case you don’t want to manually tinker with your computer’s system.
|Danger Level||Medium (nowhere near threats like Ransomware, but still a security risk)|
|Symptoms||Hijackers tend to spam the browser screen of the user with annoying advertisements and obstructive commercial messages which is how you can know you have a hijacker.|
|Distribution Method||You can expect a hijacker to get distributed through spam messages and software installation bundles.|
Remove Baymaleti.net Virus
Android user, please use our Android Malware Removal guide.
Mac user, please use our Mac Malware Removal guide.
The following guide will help our readers get rid of the unpleasant Baymaleti.net software. Follow the instructions and complete each step for best results. If you have any questions, feel free to ask them using our comment section down below.
Preparation: Entering Safe Mode and Revealing Hidden Files and Folders
Before you proceed with the actual removal instructions, you will need to take two extra steps in order to ensure that the guide has maximum effect.
For best results, we advise our readers to boot into Safe Mode prior to attempting to remove the virus. If you do not know how to do that, here is a separate How to Enter Safe Mode guide.
Also, in order to be able to see any potentially undesirable files, you should reveal any hidden files and folders on your PC – here is how to do that.
Step 1: Checking the Task Manager
Open your Task Manager by using the Ctrl + Shift + Esc keys and go to the Processes tab. Look for any suspicious processes. For example, any unfamiliar process that uses high amounts of RAM and/or CPU. If you aren’t sure if a certain process comes from malware, tell us in the comments.
Right-click on any process that you consider shady and select Open File Location. Delete anything from the file location of the process.
Step 2: Disabling Startup programs
Use the Winkey + R keyboard combination to open the Run search bar and type msconfig. Hit Enter and in the newly opened window, go to the Startup tab. There, look for suspicious entries with unknown manufacturer or ones that have the name Baymaleti.net on them. Right-click on those, and select disable.
Step 3: Uninstalling unwanted programs
Go to Start Menu > Control Panel > Uninstall a Program. Click on Installed On to sort the entries by date from most recent to oldest and look through the programs that come at the top of the list. Right-click on any entries that appear shady and unwanted and then select Uninstall to remove them from your PC. If you see the name Baymaleti.net in the list of programs, be sure to remove the software without hesitation.
Step 4: Checking for shady IP’s
Open your Start Menu and copy-paste notepad %windir%/system32/Drivers/etc/hosts in the search bar. In the notepad file, look below Localhost and see if there are any IP addresses there. If there are some, send them to us in the comments and we will tell you if you should take any action.
Step 5: Cleaning-up the browsers
You will also have to uninstall any undesirable browser extensions from your browser programs. Here’s how to do that for some of the more popular browsers:
Open Chrome and open its main menu. Go to More Tools > Extensions. Look through the list of extensions and uninstall any that you think could be suspicious. To remove them – click on the trash can icon next to each extension.
You can also use a specialized Chrome CleanUp tool if you cannot manually remove a certain extension. Here is an article where you can learn more about the CleanUp tool.
Open Firefox and go to its Menu. Select the Add-ons button.From the left panel, select Extensions and take a look at the different entries. Remove any of the that might be unwanted.
Once you open your IE browser, click on the Tools button at the top-right corner of the program and from the drop-down menu select Manage Add-ons. Check each one of the four different groups of add-ons and search for anything that seems undesirable. If you find anything, click on it and them select Remove.
Open the main menu of Microsoft Edge and go to Extensions. Find the extensions that you believe could be unwanted and right-click on them. Then, select Uninstall.
Step 6: Checking the Registry Editor
Open the Run search bar again and type regedit in it. Hit Enter and once the Registry Editor opens press Ctrl + F. In the search field type Baymaleti.net and click on Find Next. Tell us in the comments if any results came up when you searched for Baymaleti.net in your PC’s Registry.
Step 7: Deleting recent entries
For this step, you will have to open your Start Menu and copy-paste the following lines, one by one:
Hit Enter after each one to open a file directory. In the directories, delete the most recent entries that you find there. In the Temp folder, delete all files.
Step 8: System Restore
In order to be fully sure that the unwanted software has been removed from your machine, you can also try using a Restore Point to roll back your system its last stable configuration. However, in order to do that, you would have to previously had had a restore point created. On most systems, such points get created automatically but this isn’t always the case.
- If you want to learn how to configure System Restore and how to manually create Restore Points, follow this link.
- Open your Start Menu and type System Restore.
- Click on the first result – a setup wizard should open.
- Read the brief description of the process and select Next.
- Now, choose a restore from the presented list. You can also check the Show more restore points option in order to reveal any other restore points that might be saved on your PC.
- Click on Scan for affected programs to see what programs will get deleted or restored after you use the Restore Point. (optional)
- Click on next and take and then select Finish.
- A warning window will appear telling you that once the process starts, it shouldn’t be interrupted. Select Yes and be patient as this might take some time. Do not do anything on your PC throughout the duration of the process.
Step 9: Windows Refresh/Reset
Use this method only if nothing else has worked so far as it is a last resort option. If you do not know how to do it, this separate guide will give you the information that you need.
Daniel Sadakov has a degree in Information Technology and specializes in web and mobile cyber security. He harbors a strong detestation for anything and everything malicious and has committed his resources and time to battling all manners of web and mobile threats. He has founded MobileSecurityZone.com, a website dedicated to covering the top tech stories and providing useful tips for the everyday user, in an effort to reach and help more people.