This page aims to help you remove Google Chrome 1111 Virus . Our removal instructions work for Chrome, as well as every version of Windows.
In case that you think that your browser has recently gone crazy because it has started displaying dozens of new tabs, page-redirects, pop-up ads and different promotional banners on your screen, know that you are not the only one faced with this issue. A number of users have recently reported a similar activity in browsers such as Chrome and others as well as changes to the browsers’ default homepages, new-tab pages, toolbars and search engines. Some people have even contacted our “How to remove” team for assistance in order to figure out how to remove the annoying ads and how to bring their main browser back to normal. If you are one of them, on this page you will find all the information that you need in order to effectively take care of this situation. When you scroll down, you will see a detailed removal guide packed with instructions, as well as a trusted removal tool specialized in automatic uninstallation of a wide range of potentially unwanted programs.
Basically, the aggressive ads invasion that has most probably brought you here is caused by a browser hijacker such as Google Chrome 1111 . This is a special advertising-oriented type of software which is not as malicious as typical malware infections (such as Trojans, Worms, Spyware, Ransomware, etc.) but it is not among the most pleasant pieces of software either. Google Chrome 1111 is an app which may make some potentially unwanted changes to your browser (install new search engines, toolbars, homepage domains, browser buttons, etc.) and to initiate some automatic page-redirects to various sponsored websites, sales platforms and pay-per-click ads. The main idea of its creators is to promote certain domains, tools, toolbars, products and services on your screen during your web browsing. That’s why it is very likely that, during the time the browser hijacker operates on your system, you may constantly get redirected to various advertisements and predefined web locations, regardless of what your actual searches are. This, on the other hand, may greatly disturb your normal web surfing activity and may cause irritation as well as exposure to unfamiliar sites, aggressive advertising materials and, in some instances, even expose you to security hazards.
How you may end up with Google Chrome 1111 and why it’s important to remove it?
Typically, the apps of the browser hijacker category have a rather aggressive advertising behavior which is why they are usually referred to as potentially unwanted. Similar is the case with Google Chrome 1111 . This piece of software has been reported just recently but judging by the complaints that we have already received, it has already managed to create a lot of disturbance for a big number of users with its browser changes, automatic redirects and intrusive pop-ups. And this is not surprising. Sometimes, in its attempts to advertise more effectively, the browser hijacker may literally make it impossible for you to browse the web normally. It may constantly expose the users to different third-party content and pay-per-click links which might be misleading and unreliable. Such software is also known for contributing to frequent crashes, sluggishness and unresponsiveness of the affected browser. That’s why having a program like Google Chrome 1111 on your PC is generally not the most pleasant experience. Fortunately, you can uninstall it rather easily because it lacks the stealthiness of real malware such as Ransomware or Trojan viruses. In the removal guide above, you can find all that you need for that.
|Name||Google Chrome 1111|
|Danger Level||Medium (nowhere near threats like Ransomware, but still a security risk)|
|Symptoms||Your browser may start to redirect you to different sponsored web pages, ads and pop-ups|
|Distribution Method||Typically found inside free program bundles, ads, torrents, free download links, shareware sites, spam.|
Remove Google Chrome 1111 Virus
Android user, please use our Android Malware Removal guide.
Mac user, please use our Mac Malware Removal guide.
The following guide will help our readers get rid of the unpleasant Google Chrome 1111 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 the virus. 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 Google Chrome 1111
Step 1: Checking the Task Manager
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 Google Chrome 1111 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 Google Chrome 1111 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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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 Google Chrome 1111 and click on Find Next. Tell us in the comments if any results came up when you searched for Google Chrome 1111 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.