The big number of Internet advertisements you are probably forced to deal with at the moment are probably caused by an app called Velarantonsho.info (or something similar along those lines, the name may not always be exactly the same). If this is indeed the case, then the ads may also have “ads by Velarantonsho.info” written somewhere on them, you may also get page-redirected when online using your browser and the browser itself may have some changes introduced to it (a new homepage, changes in the toolbar, a replaced search engine service and so on). Normally, you can use any browser and experience these effects if an apps like Velarantonsho.info, www2.savemax.store ,www1.ecleneue.com get installed in it. Some popular browsing programs in which you can experience such issues are Chrome, Edge, Safari, Firefox and Opera. Typically, the collective name that is given to this sort of apps is “browser hijackers”. They tend to initially appear and seem to function like normal and useful extensions and are oftentimes promoted as such. However, it’s doesn’t take long before the user starts noticing that there really isn’t any need for such an app to remain on their computer. Moreover, it’s preferable if any hijackers you may spot in your system get immediately removed because of the potential dangers that may be associated with them.
Finding difficulty removing Velarantonsho.info?
The good news here is that there is a distinct difference between a browser hijacker and a virus program or some other piece of malware (think Trojans, Worms, Spyware and so on). The hijackers aren’t intended to carry out activities that would cause harm and they are not supposed to be used on any cyber-crimes. Of course, you cannot say the same about a Trojan Horse infection that can damage important system data or steal crucial personal info from the attacked computer or about a Ransomware cryptovirus which, as you might now, would lock all user data and keep it that way until the victim sends money to the hackers as a ransom.
Despite the fact that hijackers cannot do any of that, however, you still need to be on your guard around them and uninstall them ASAP. Their obscure and never-ending ads, redirects to unknown pages and unwelcome modifications of the browser are certainly not things that can be regarded as “safe”. Sure, the new search engine tool won’t encrypt your files or damage the system of your computer but it may still present you with altered and false search results that may potentially trick you into visiting unreliable web addresses with questionable contents. Considering all this, it really is better to simple remove Velarantonsho.info from the browser that it’s in and never allow it to come back to you. To ensure you never again get any hijackers, we advise you to only download new software from sources that you are absolutely sure you can trust. Also, never forget to take a quick look at the custom settings of a given program installer to see what’s in there – sometimes you may find some added bonus elements you may not really want in your computer, in which case you’d have to opt-out of them before you move on.
|Danger Level||Medium (nowhere near threats like Ransomware, but still a security risk)|
|Symptoms||Since the hijackers aren’t viruses, they aren’t exactly subtle with regards to their activities – apps like these always make their presence known through their ads and invasive page-redirects.|
|Distribution Method||Usually, the annoying application would get distributed alongside some other program after having been bundled with its installer.|
Remove Velarantonsho.info “Virus”
The following guide is only for windows users, it will help our readers get rid of the unpleasant Velarantonsho.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 Velarantonsho.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 Velarantonsho.info From Windows
Step 1: Checking the Task Manager
Before we start deleting files related to Velarantonsho.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 Velarantonsho.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 Velarantonsho.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 Velarantonsho.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 Velarantonsho.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 Velarantonsho.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 Velarantonsho.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 Velarantonsho.info and click on Find Next. Tell us in the comments if any results came up when you searched for Velarantonsho.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.