Bethepresharthe.info in depth
If there’s a swarm of adverts on your screen every time you open the main browser in your computer and if the said browser’s search engine or starting page address have been changed in some way or outright replaced, then you may have what is called a browser hijacker inside of your system without even knowing it. The browser hijacker apps ( like Bethepresharthe.info www1.ecleneue.com and www2.savemax.store ) are a commonly encountered nuisance that many users are forced to deal with while browsing the online space. The main issues related to this type of software are, as we already mentioned, the continuous and highly invasive display of obstructive advertising messages, page-redirects and clickbait prompts as well as different changes to some of the settings of the main browser in the computer. Speaking of the browsers that get affected by this type of apps, the main targets usually are Chrome, Firefox and Edge but even the users of Safari on Mac machines can get a hijacker installed in the browser. What this basically means is that it is usually irrelevant what browser you are using or what your operating system is – you can still get some invasive hijacker added to the browser without even knowing how it happened.
But how did it happen?
There are various ways a user can get some invasive browser hijacker added to their system and in most cases, the user wouldn’t even be aware of the installation of the invasive app until the hijacker’s presence becomes apparent due to the intrusive ads, the pesky redirects and the unwelcome changes in the browser.
Let’s take one of the latest browser hijacker apps – a software component that goes under the name of Bethepresharthe.info. You can typically get such an application after you install some program that has had the invasive app included in its setup file. This distribution technique for software is usually a legitimate one and isn’t used to spread Ransomware, Trojans or other viruses. However, the presence of an added software is oftentimes disclosed rather vaguely and typically remains unnoticed by most of the users. This, however, is precisely why it is highly important that you only download and install new apps and programs that originate from reliable and trusted sources. And even then, it is still important to explore the Advanced setup settings in the installer and see if there are any potentially unwanted components that you may want to uncheck from the settings.
There could also be other methods of spreading hijackers like Bethepresharthe.info such as spam, malvertising and more similar sneaky techniques. However, the file-bundling remains the one that is used most commonly and to the greatest effect.
How Dangerous is Bethepresharthe.info?
Bethepresharthe.info may not be the scariest piece of software out there and is certainly way less dangerous than a Ransomware infection or some Trojan Horse virus. However, the fact that it may conduct activities in your browser that it hasn’t been authorized for is more than enough of a reason for you to remove the invasive app. Therefore, what we’d advise you to do is take a look at the instructions that we have prepared inside the removal guide for Bethepresharthe.info and use them to uninstall the hijacker redirect app.
|Danger Level||Medium (nowhere near threats like Ransomware, but still a security risk)|
|Symptoms||Hijackers are easily-noticeable due to their intrusive adverts.|
|Distribution Method||Hijackers are distributed through the help of other program’s installers.|
How To Remove Bethepresharthe.info Pop up “Virus”
The following guide is only for windows users, it will help our readers get rid of the unpleasant Bethepresharthe.info 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 Bethepresharthe.info. 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.
Removing Bethepresharthe.info From Windows
Step 1: Checking the Task Manager
Before we start deleting files related to Bethepresharthe.info we want to make sure that all services related to the viruses are killed before we proceed.
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 Bethepresharthe.info 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 Bethepresharthe.info 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. [add_forth_banner]
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:
Getting rid of Bethepresharthe.info from Chrome
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.
Removing Bethepresharthe.info From Firefox
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.
Removing Bethepresharthe.info From Windows Internet Explorer
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.
Removing Bethepresharthe.info From Windows Edge
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 Bethepresharthe.info and click on Find Next. Tell us in the comments if any results came up when you searched for Bethepresharthe.info 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.