This page aims to help you remove Verentinjec.info. Our removal instructions work for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer, as well as every version of Windows.
Every user who cares about the safety of their computer knows that one of the top causes of malware infections with Ransomware, Trojan Horses, Viruses and other insidious programs is the interaction with sketchy online content. And, one of the most common forms of sketchy online content are the ads that can get displayed inside Chrome, Firefox, Safari and other popular browsers. Normally, what makes the adverts appear on the screen are the sites that are being visited at the moment and this somewhat helps you determine if the adverts are safe to open or not – if they are shown in reliable sites, they are probably not harmful and if the site looks sketchy, you should probably keep your distance. However, sometimes the page-redirects and ads are coming directly from the browser, generated by a browser hijacker that may have also affected the homepage, the search engine, the buttons in the toolbar and the extensions in the browser. In fact, the browser hijackers are a sort of annoying browser extensions infamous for their ad-generating capabilities. And all the changes you may observe once such an app has nested itself inside your main browser are typically introduced to the browsing program to make the whole advertising process more effective and, well, more aggressive and annoying. The end goal of such applications is to lure you or even frustrate you into clicking on the different promotional messages as this is what accumulates income on the basis of the well-known Pay-Per-Click model. Again, the problem with that is you can never really be able to peacefully use your browser without having to put up with constant redirects and ads-display all the time if a hijacker is still allowed to operate freely. In fact, what the most likely reason for you coming here is, is probably Verentinjec.info which is the newest addition to the family of the hijacker applications. Fortunately, after you carry out the uninstallation steps below, you will have successfully gotten rid of the annoying software.
A reminder about the security issues that may come with Verentinjec.info
While this annoying app named Verentinjec.info is certainly not a virus and cannot do anything to your data or system in the way that Trojans, Ransomware and other malware programs could, it’s still obviously not a software piece that you would want to keep. Such apps don’t normally allow you to choose if and what ads you’d get exposed to and this, in and of itself, is a potential security hazard that must not be underestimated. You surely don’t want to accidentally click on an advert only to find out its some clickbait that lands you on obscure, questionable, inappropriate and potentially harmful websites. However, this is exactly what may happen if you allow Verentinjec.info to endlessly spam you with its adverts without being able to control the ads generation. This brings us back to the only reliable way of taking care of this mess which is removing and uninstalling everything that this hijacker may have put inside your browser and system.
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 Verentinjec.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 Verentinjec.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 Verentinjec.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 Verentinjec.info and click on Find Next. Tell us in the comments if any results came up when you searched for Verentinjec.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.