This page aims to help you remove Notalkettoft.info. Our removal instructions work for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer, as well as every version of Windows.
The problem with online ads is not only that they are irritating but it’s also that they can trick you and mislead you in various ways and may even lead to infections with Trojans, Viruses, Spyware, Ransomware and more malicious programs. Normally, you can get some idea about the reliability of the web ads you see based on the reputation of the site that shows them. If they are coming from a reliable and popular website, the ads will probably also be okay. However, if you see ads in sketchy and obscure sites, you may want to keep away from them as they may be unsafe. But what about browser hijacker and adware ads? What about the ads that get generated directly in your Chrome or Firefox or IE browser by some third-party app, which may have also set a new homepage, search engine or toolbar in your browser. Well, the problem here is that you really cannot be sure about whether or not you can trust such advertisements as some of them may indeed be legitimate and lead you to good offers while others may hide all kinds of hazards that you’d certainly want to keep away from. And since you can’t be sure about the nature of such ads, it’s better to make their appearance on your screen stop by removing their source. Here, we will help you with that – just follow our guide you will see in a moment. What has most likely brought you to our page is the desire to remove Notalkettoft.info – an ad-generating browser hijacker app, from your computer. Since the uninstallation of such browser components may sometimes be tricky and since until they are removed they won’t stop spamming you with all sorts of obscure adverts, its best if you try out the guide we’ve prepared for you:
Safety needs to come first
Even though your computer is not the victim of a Trojan or a Spyware or a Ransomware infection if the only unwanted software that’s currently in it is Notalkettoft.info, that doesn’t mean that there’s no risk for your virtual safety at all. We already told you how you cannot trust the adverts spammed by Notalkettoft.info as their nature and origins may oftentimes be questionable to say the least. Because of this, in addition to uninstalling the browser hijacker/browser redirect app, it is also important to be more careful in the future with the software you install in your machine so as to avoid getting another similar unwanted app. In most cases, the hijackers do not come in separate installers and are instead bundled in setup packages as bonus elements. You can normally see the bonus elements added to a given installer in its Advanced setup menu which is why it is a good idea to always check that menu. Also, not downloading stuff from questionable and obscure sources can also help you avoid installer wizards with hijackers bundled with them.
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 Notalkettoft.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 Notalkettoft.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 Notalkettoft.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:
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 Notalkettoft.info and click on Find Next. Tell us in the comments if any results came up when you searched for Notalkettoft.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.