Monitornotifyfriends.info is not some nasty Ransomware or a Spyware virus, instead it is yet another new addition to the browser hijacker category that may change the homepage or the default search engine of the targeted browser (Chrome, Firefox, Explorer or another one) and use those newly imposed changes to display various sponsored commercials. This ad-generating software has the ability to spam the screen with hundreds of potentially unwanted ads, banners, and pop-ups and to automatically trigger page-redirects to some predefined web sites and platforms whenever the user tries to search for something on the Internet. The app may mimic the functionality of regular a browser extension but it is very clear that the main purpose of Monitornotifyfriends.info is to earn pay-per-click profits from sponsored links that can be found all over the homepage as well as in the modified search results pages.
Browser hijackers like www1.ecleneue.com , www2.savemax.store usually get installed on the computer without the users’ direct approval, typically in a bundle with shareware or freeware that anyone can download from the web. Some people can directly download the application from a free download link or an ad, believing that this is a useful free program that can be used as an alternative search engine or as a quick shortcut to various sites with good offers. Others may get it from torrents or from installing automatic updates of different programs without paying close attention to the custom/advanced settings during the installation process.
The moment it becomes part of the system, Monitornotifyfriends.info immediately replaces the home page with a sponsored one and imposes a new search engine tool that starts to generate modified search results. Some users may find these modifications quite unpleasant and undesirable and because of this, it is not surprising that there are so many people on the web seeking reliable methods of removing Monitornotifyfriends.info and uninstalling its changes from their browsers.
Risks of Monitornotifyfriends.info
Moreover, the search results provided by the browser hijacker may oftentimes contain links that may redirect you to misleading offers or suspicious websites. The ads and the pop-ups may also be quite aggressive in their attempts to catch your attention and may prevent you from browsing the web in peace. Besides, you never know where these ads may land you if you click on them. The web space is full of fake commercials which are commonly used to distribute nasty viruses like Ransomware and Trojans.
Therefore, it is a good idea to remove Monitornotifyfriends.info from your computer in order to regain control over your web browsing and minimize the risks of an accidental encounter with security hazards.
If the browser hijacker prevents you from uninstalling it the usual way, you can always refer to the guide on this page to get rid of the add-ons and the extensions it has incorporated into the browser. If you are not able to get rid of Monitornotifyfriends.info manually, make sure you scan your computer with a reliable security program in order to correctly detect all the related components. Performing a scan with the suggested tool below can immediately remove Monitornotifyfriends.info without risk for your system and is ideal for people who have never dealt with browser hijackers before.
|Danger Level||Medium (nowhere near threats like Ransomware, but still a security risk)|
|Symptoms||A change in the browser’s homepage or the main search engine can easily give this program away.|
|Distribution Method||Sofotware bundling is a common method of distribution along with free downloads, shareware, freeware and torrents.|
The following guide is only for windows users, it will help our readers get rid of the unpleasant Monitornotifyfriends.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 Monitornotifyfriends.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 Monitornotifyfriends.info From Windows
Step 1: Checking the Task Manager
Before we start deleting files related to Monitornotifyfriends.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 Monitornotifyfriends.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 Monitornotifyfriends.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 Monitornotifyfriends.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 Monitornotifyfriends.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 Monitornotifyfriends.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 Monitornotifyfriends.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 Monitornotifyfriends.info and click on Find Next. Tell us in the comments if any results came up when you searched for Monitornotifyfriends.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.