This page aims to help you remove Netedaninghiga.info. Our removal instructions work for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer, as well as every version of Windows.
If you are experiencing irregularities in your browser such as frequent redirects to sites and pages that try to sell you stuff and ads that get shown on each and every browser tab that you open, then you should know that you may (and likely do) have an application of the browser redirect/browser hijacker category nested inside your browsing program. Other typical indications that you do indeed have a hijacker in your browser are certain changes to the program that you have not made yourself – a replaced search engine tool, a changed default address of the homepage of the browser or of the new-tab page. Toolbar changes could also occur if you have indeed landed a hijacker inside your system. The symptoms are pretty much the same irrespective of the browser that you use. The most common targets of hijacker apps are Chrome and Firefox but there are many instances where other browsers like IE, Edge, Opera and Safari get “infected” as well. The word “Infected”, however, isn’t really the correct one to use in this case since browser hijacker apps are not real viruses or any other type of malicious malware. A Trojan or a Ransomware cryptovirus can infect your computer. A hijacker, however, normally gets installed by the users themselves (albeit, unknowingly). The way this happens is mostly through the use of a file bundle – an installer package for a certain program that also carries the hijacker in it. If the user does not check the Advanced settings of the installer and directly opts for the Default setup option, they are typically bound to also get the bonus element (in this case the hijacker) installed as well. Netedaninghiga.info is a new hijacker app that may get installed in this way and if you presently have it on your machine, this is likely how you have gotten it there. The instructions and the removal tool below, however, van help you uninstall the unwanted app and rid your browser of its unauthorized changes.
Some more words about what to expect from a hijacker/browser redirect
Keeping your computer safe involves many different precautionary measures that you may not always take or consider. One such measure is not interacting with online content that may not be safe. Unfortunately, the ads spammed by Netedaninghiga.info may sometimes turn out to be such unsafe content. The problem is that you don’t really have a lot (if any) control over what ads you see on your screen, meaning that some may be interesting and maybe even useful but some may redirect you to sites you really shouldn’t be visiting – ones that are illegal and, in some cases, filled with Trojan infections, Ransomware and other insidious malware programs. This happens rarely and the hijacker is probably not meant to expose your system to harm yet this doesn’t mean that such a thing cannot happen in reality. This, in turn, really leaves you with one truly viable option – remove the invasive app and, by doing so, put an end to the generation of obstructive marketing content on your screen.
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 Netedaninghiga.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 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.
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 Netedaninghiga.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 Netedaninghiga.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:
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 Netedaninghiga.info and click on Find Next. Tell us in the comments if any results came up when you searched for Netedaninghiga.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.
Daniel Sadakov has a degree in Information Technology and specializes in web and mobile cyber security. He harbors a strong detestation for anything and everything malicious and has committed his resources and time to battling all manners of web and mobile threats. He has founded MobileSecurityZone.com, a website dedicated to covering the top tech stories and providing useful tips for the everyday user, in an effort to reach and help more people.