The Bat.happy1090.com Virus in Depth
The main problem with Bat.happy1090.com Virus as well as with other software components that are similar to it (there are lots of them) is that you won’t be able to normally surf the Internet with all the pesky ads and page-redirects that are getting shown on the screen of browsers like Chrome, Safari and Firefox as well as with all the unwanted modifications made to the browser. Speaking of modifications, what you can expect from Bat.happy1090.com is for it to give your browser a new search engine tool (which is most probably less optimized than your previous one) as well as a new starting page address and maybe a new new-tab page. The modifications may be promoted as things that will give you a better browsing experience or allow you to be safer on the Internet. However, this is oftentimes the exact opposite of what the reality is. After all, there is a reason why Bat.happy1090.com Virus is regarded as a browser hijacker and not a regular extension for the browser. In most cases, its ads are way too aggressive and invasive and its browser modifications are way too obstructive and useless for this to be a legitimate and helpful tool. That being said, Bat.happy1090.com is not some illegal software or a malicious virus.
The real nature of the browser hijacker apps
Comparing it to Ransomware or maybe to Trojan Horses, this is actually not a harmful app. Even if it may potentially be related to certain risks to the system, the hijacker itself lacks the harmful features and abilities of a Trojan Horse, a Spyware or a Ransomware encryption-virus. Still, wanting to remove it is the logical reaction of any user who comes to experience the nagging activities of such a browser hijacker inside their browsing program. This is, however, where many people may struggle and it’s easy to see why. Unlike some regular program or an actually useful extension for a browser, a hijacker would normally be quite tricky to uninstall from a given computer. These apps have their ways of sticking to the system they are installed in and remaining there for very long periods of time if the user doesn’t know how to properly dispose of them. Seeing as how you are reading this article, we would assume that you are one of the many disgruntled users who have recently had a close encounter with Bat.happy1090.com Virus and who are now struggling with with its removal. Not to worry, though, there is a practical, safe and relatively easy way to remove this app and in the guide we’ve included in this page, we will show you how you can do it on your own.
Here, we have basically prepared two possible ways that you can follow in order to rid yourself and your computer of the invasive app. The first option is to do it manually, in which case you would need to carefully follow and complete each step from the guide. The second option involves the use of a specialized removal tool – you can choose any removal software as long as it is reliable but our suggestion for such software is linked in the guide and you can use it to automatically remove the hijacker.
|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.|
Bat.happy1090.com Virus Removal
The following guide is only for windows users, it will help our readers get rid of the unpleasant Bat.happy1090.com 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 Bat.happy1090.com. 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 Bat.happy1090.com From Windows
Step 1: Checking the Task Manager
Before we start deleting files related to Bat.happy1090.com 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 Bat.happy1090.com 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 Bat.happy1090.com 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 Bat.happy1090.com 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 Bat.happy1090.com 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 Bat.happy1090.com 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 Bat.happy1090.com 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 Bat.happy1090.com and click on Find Next. Tell us in the comments if any results came up when you searched for Bat.happy1090.com 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.