Not every software issue that you may have with your computer is necessarily related to a malware infection with some Trojan Horse, a Spyware, a Ransomware cryptovirus or some other nasty malicious program. In fact, in many of the instances where a user has a problem with some software piece on their computer, the issue is caused by a relatively harmless app that is simply being irritating while at the same time providing no use to the customer. Such is the case with Evengsitolightont.info – an application that, while not really harmful, is still regarded as unwanted by many users. It is an app that functions- like www1.ecleneue.com and www2.savemax.store – as an addition to the main browser in a computer. This browser could be Chrome, Firefox, Opera or another and it is likely to have its homepage address and its default search engine replaced by Evengsitolightont.info. Also, page-redirects and frequent generation of online adverts are also likely to appear due to this app’s presence in the browsers.
Is Evengsitolightont.info Dangerous?
Understandably, many may conclude that their machine has fallen prey to some dangerous and nefarious virus like, for example, a file-encrypting Ransomware infection or some Trojan that can corrupt the whole system of the computer rendering the machine unusable. Luckily, this is not the case with Evengsitolightont.info as it is nothing more than an annoying page-redirecting and ad-generating browser hijacker. The main traits of this app are its ability to swarm the user’s screen with adverts and to introduce changes into the browser’s settings without requesting the user’s approval.
Now, even though this app is unlikely to lead to any serious system issues, it is still advisable to remove it from the machine since this is the best and the most effective way of returning your browsing program to its normal state. The problem here is that many users may have difficulties with the removal of the invasive app. Since the creators of hijackers like Evengsitolightont.info earn income from the ads their applications generate, they really don’t want the users to remove their hijackers from the computers. This is why most apps of this type are made somewhat difficult to remove from the computer – they typically lack uninstallation features and in order to eliminate them, one needs to locate all their components and manually delete them from the system.
The removal of Evengsitolightont.info
If you are among the many customers who are disgruntled at the invasive activities that this irritating piece of software is conducting in your browser, then you may find the guide we’ve assembled below a useful and helpful method of eliminating this software. Be sure to complete everything and follow the steps exactly in the way they are shown. If you need extra assistance or if you’d prefer to remove the hijacker automatically, using the professional removal program linked inside this page is another great way of getting rid of browser hijackers such as Evengsitolightont.info. Last but not least, remember that you can always use the comments section from this page to ask us any questions related to this browser hijacker and we will make sure to answer them.
|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 Evengsitolightont.info Pop up “Virus”
The following guide is only for windows users, it will help our readers get rid of the unpleasant Evengsitolightont.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 Evengsitolightont.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 Evengsitolightont.info From Windows
Step 1: Checking the Task Manager
Before we start deleting files related to Evengsitolightont.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 Evengsitolightont.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 Evengsitolightont.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 Evengsitolightont.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 Evengsitolightont.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 Evengsitolightont.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 Evengsitolightont.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 Evengsitolightont.info and click on Find Next. Tell us in the comments if any results came up when you searched for Evengsitolightont.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.