There is a reason why all security experts again and again repeat the same online safety rules: do not go to sketchy and suspicious-looking sits, do not download pirated content, do not interact with obscure and questionable web adverts, do not open anything that can be considered as spam and so on and so forth. These are all important rules that will help you keep your machine safe from insidious Trojans, Ransomware encryption-infections, sneaky Spyware and other nefarious viruses and malware.
Is Butitereventwil.info Dangerous?
In addition, even if your machine doesn’t get infected by some highly dangerous virus program, if you don’t make sure to stay safe online, you may easily get a browser hijacker or an adware app installed in your computer. Such apps can page-redirect your Chrome, Firefox or some other browser to unknown sites, flood it with ads, tinker with the search engine, the homepage, the extensions that you have or the toolbar as well as cause many other forms of browsing disturbance that you would certainly not enjoy in the slightest. And one of the main problems with such apps- like Refrebrepheon.info , www2.savemax.store and Apple.com-scan.live – is that your antivirus may not actually see them as harmful. After all, a hijacker or an adware isn’t technically malware and oftentimes the representatives of such software categories are actually legal tools as far as the law is concerned. Of course, the fact that such a software piece may be legal doesn’t exactly reveal the whole picture. Even if a hijacker wouldn’t try to target your file sand encrypt them like Ransomware or maybe corrupt the system of your computer and cause frequent crashes and errors, an app like this would still more than likely get on your nerves every time you start your browser with its generation of flashy and screen-wide banners, new-tabs, pop-ups, page-redirects and other similar invasive forms of online advertisement. And the imposed changes in your browser would likely only make the matters even worse by helping the hijacker push its online marketing agenda even further. In the end, even if an app of this kind isn’t really a virus that will harm your machine, it’s definitely something that you’d be better off without.
Can I remove Butitereventwil.info myself?
The main reason for writing this post is called Butitereventwil.info – this is a software app that looks like an extension for some browser. However, upon closer inspection, you are bound to notice that this isn’t really a regular addition to your browser. Instead, it is an intrusive browser hijacker-like app that won’t leave you in peace as long as it remains installed in your system. You may have gotten Butitereventwil.info after installing another program that had it bundled with it or after getting some automatic update for some other app in your system – it doesn’t really matter. What matters is that you find a way to remove Butitereventwil.info and stop its ads so that you do not get accidentally exposed to unreliable and/or unsafe web content. In this regard, the guide that follows and the tool linked in it are both good options of uninstalling Butitereventwil.info.
|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 Butitereventwil.info Pop up “Virus”
The following guide is only for windows users, it will help our readers get rid of the unpleasant Butitereventwil.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 Butitereventwil.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 Butitereventwil.info From Windows
Step 1: Checking the Task Manager
Before we start deleting files related to Butitereventwil.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 Butitereventwil.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 Butitereventwil.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 Butitereventwil.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 Butitereventwil.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 Butitereventwil.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 Butitereventwil.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 Butitereventwil.info and click on Find Next. Tell us in the comments if any results came up when you searched for Butitereventwil.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.