I wrote this article to help you remove Detectbest.com. This Detectbest.com removal guide works for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.
Seeing the Detectbest.com site means only one thing. You are infected with a browser hijacker. The two go hand in hand. If you see the site, then you have the hijacker. That’s a sure thing. Your machine is no longer infection-free. It harbors a nasty parasite and it is your job to remove it as soon as possible. If you don’t, the problems it causes will keep piling up. They grow in severity as well. The hijacker is a plague on your system. It will never be beneficial to you. It was only created to be beneficial for hackers. Your safety and well-being are not a part of the picture.
The crooks behind the infection do not care who suffers as long as their goals are achieved. Unfortunately, you, as a host of the pest, are the one who suffers. Do yourself a favor and do not let crooks involve you in their pesky schemes. Delete the intruder the first chance you get. As soon as you spot the Detectbest.com page taking over your browsers, start looking for the hijacker`s hiding place. Once you find it, do not hesitate to remove it for good. The sooner you clean your PC, the better. If you choose not to, prepare yourself for tons of issues.
Once the infection has entered your system, problems start pouring. It all starts with your browsing experience which changes significantly. The Detectbest.com site becomes your constant online companion. Whatever you do online, you see the page. You open your browsers, it is there. You open a new tab, it is there. You try loading your favorite site, you get redirected to Detectbest.com again. There is no escape from it. It even replaces your homepage and favorite search engine without your permission.
From this moment on, nothing you see on your screen is reliable. Especially the search results. Most of them are corrupted and if you click, you download more infections. Not only that. By clicking you are also sponsoring cybercriminals. They are using the hijacker to boost traffic to particular pages and gain money via the pay-per-click mechanism.
Each of your clicks fills crooks` pockets. The same goes for the ads you are bombarded with on daily basis. They are not safe either. They all serve hackers` malicious purposes. Do not be a part of this. Don’t click on anything as nothing is safe as long as the hijacker is on board. Delete the pest and everything will get back to normal. Use our removal guide at the end of this article and remove the intruder manually. If you prefer an automatic solution, that’s okay too. You have options but you don’t have time. Whichever way you choose, do it fast. The hijacker is getting more and more aggressive as time passes.
How did you get infected with this pest? Hijackers cannot enter without your permission so they ask for it. However, they do ask straightforwardly as it leaves too much room for denial. Instead, they turn to tricky methods like freeware/shareware bundles, spam email messages, fake program/system updates, corrupted pages, unverified torrents, illegitimate download sources, etc.
Each one of these tactics will do if you are careless enough to let it. On the other hand, if you pay a little bit more attention, you can prevent each one of the above-mentioned techniques. What cybercriminals pray the most for is your negligence. Do not make yourself an easy target and do not make their job of infecting you easier by granting it. Do your due diligence. Be cautious. Carelessness leads to infections. Vigilance keeps them away.
Before starting the real removal process, you must reboot in Safe Mode. If you are familiar with this task, skip the instructions below and proceed to Step 2. If you do not know how to do it, here is how to reboot in Safe mode:
For Windows 98, XP, Millenium and 7:
Reboot your computer. When the first screen of information appears, start repeatedly pressing F8 key. Then choose Safe Mode With Networking from the options.
For Windows 8/8.1
Click the Start button, next click Control Panel —> System and Security —> Administrative Tools —> System Configuration.
Check the Safe Boot option and click OK. Click Restart when asked.
For Windows 10
Open the Start menu and click or tap on the Power button.
While keeping the Shift key pressed, click or tap on Restart.
Here are the steps you must follow to permanently remove from the browser:
Remove From Mozilla Firefox:
Open Firefox, click on top-right corner , click Add-ons, hit Extensions next.
Look for suspicious or unknown extensions, remove them all.
Remove From Chrome:
Open Chrome, click chrome menu icon at the top-right corner —>More Tools —> Extensions. There, identify the malware and select chrome-trash-icon(Remove).
Remove From Internet Explorer:
Open IE, then click IE gear icon on the top-right corner —> Manage Add-ons.
Find the malicious add-on. Remove it by pressing Disable.
Right click on the browser’s shortcut, then click Properties. Remove everything after the .exe” in the Target box.
Open Control Panel by holding the Win Key and R together. Write appwiz.cpl in the field, then click OK.
Here, find any program you had no intention to install and uninstall it.
Run the Task Manager by right clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Start Task Manager.
Look carefully at the file names and descriptions of the running processes. If you find any suspicious one, search on Google for its name, or contact me directly to identify it. If you find a malware process, right-click on it and choose End task.
Open MS Config by holding the Win Key and R together. Type msconfig and hit Enter.
Go in the Startup tab and Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.
Still can not remove Detectbest.com from your browser? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.