If a pieces of software called Bikereddint.info (or something else along those lines) has invaded the browser that you typically use and is now messing with its homepage, new-tab page, toolbar and search engine settings, then you may want to learn about the options you have of removing it from your system. One thing to mention here is that switching to a different browser isn’t ideal – it’s likely not going to be long before the invasive app gets added to the new browser as well. This is because software like Bikereddint.info tends to be compatible with all the popular browsers that people use the most, including Firefox, Edge, Chrome and, at times, even Mac’s Safari.
To add to the irritation, apps like www1.ecleneue.com, Hatsurewhim.info, Deskgram tend to initiate page-redirect activities and also swarm the user’s screen with clickbait banners, advertising pop-ups and misleading links. This is, of course, all done with in service of a single goal – to make as much money as possible through the aggressive and invasive generation of advertising materials on the screens of the users who have the browser hijacker installed. Indeed, this is what Bikereddint.info is – a browser hijacker software that, despite initially appearing like a regular browser extension, is sure to soon show its true colors and start messing with the user’s browser in various ways.
Risks of Bikereddint.info
Though the presence of a hijacker in the browser may seem like a rather serious issue to some, we have some relieving things to tell you with regards to this particular form of potentially unwanted software. Firstly, this is not a nefarious and illegal virus or malware program. Bikereddint.info cannot place an encryption on your files, lock-up your computer, corrupt its system, spy on your personal activities or carry out some other criminal activity – those are all things that Trojans, cryptovirus Ransomware infections, Spyware and other similar dangerous program are used for. The browser hijackers, however, are mainly intended to generate ad-revenue and though the methods they use to achieve that could be quite unpleasant, there should typically be no direct harm caused to your computer.
Removing Bikereddint.info manually
The ads and the imposed modifications on the browser are already enough of a reason to want to remove a hijacker app by uninstalling it. However, there is another important thing you need to bear in mind about these apps which is further increases the importance of removing them.
It is no secret that one of the top most commonly used methods of infecting computers with malware is the use of the so-called malvertising technique. Misleading web ads and links are used to lure the more gullible users into allowing Ransomware viruses, Spyware programs and Trojans inside their machines without even knowing it. And though most of the ad materials brought to you by a hijacker should be legitimate, you simply cannot fully trust them as it often only takes a single click on a single unsafe advert to get your computer compromised.
|Danger Level||Medium (nowhere near threats like Ransomware, but still a security risk)|
|Symptoms||Endless streams of ads and page-redirects are the usual symptoms associated with hijackers like Bikereddint.info.|
|Distribution Method||The use of file bundles is what allows these apps to reach more computers.|
Remove Bikereddint.info “Virus”
The following guide is only for windows users, it will help our readers get rid of the unpleasant Bikereddint.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 Bikereddint.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 Bikereddint.info From Windows
Step 1: Checking the Task Manager
Before we start deleting files related to Bikereddint.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 Bikereddint.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 Bikereddint.info in the list of programs, be sure to remove the software without hesitation.
Step 4: Checking for shady IP’s
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.
If you want to avoid the risk, we recommend downloading SpyHunter - a professional malware removal tool - to see whether it will find malicious programs on your PC.
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 Bikereddint.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 Bikereddint.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 Bikereddint.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 Bikereddint.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 Bikereddint.info and click on Find Next. Tell us in the comments if any results came up when you searched for Bikereddint.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.