I wrote this article to help you remove Maraukog.info. This Maraukog.info removal guide works for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.
Maraukog.info is a bad sign. This page indicates the presence of a browser hijacker infection in your system. Seeing it all the time means that the hijacker is already on board and it is the one forcing the Maraukog.info site on your non-stop. Accept the appearance of this page as the warning sign it is and heed it as soon as possible. Hijackers don’t make for pleasant companions. This one doesn’t differentiate. It will bring you nothing but headaches and negatives. The longer it stays, the worse your situation gets.
Do yourself a favor and remove Maraukog.info ASAP. Find its exact hiding spot and delete it upon discovery. It has no place on your system. All it does it ruin your browsing experience, expose you to malware risk and threaten your privacy. Act before it manages to cause you some irrevocable damage. Its prompt deletion is the best course of action you can take. Take it now!
The hijacker, once in, doesn’t waste time. The mess-making begins right away. The infection makes some completely unauthorized changes in your settings like replacing your homepage and search engine, for instance. Again, without your permission. You just open one of your browsers one day to find that you are stuck with the Maraukog.info page. Don’t forget that all of your browsers are affected so you don’t even have a single reliable one to use. If you decide to install a new one, be sure that it will be infected as well. Aside from that, the hijacker also appends a pesky plugin to your browser, thus injecting them with commercials. Almost every advert that you see from now on is powered by the pest. And, it is not reliable.
In fact, most of the ads are sponsored and used by crooks to boost web traffic and gain pay-per-click profits. A sponsored link is never to be trusted, though. If you click, it could easily lead to a shady page full of malware. Or, it can conceal malware itself. Either way, a single click is all it takes for you to download more parasites on your already infected and underperforming machine. With the hijacker on board, you are always a single click away from more cyber threats. But that’s not all. The pest also jeopardizes your safety by spying on you and threatening to expose your private details to crooks. Do not let it. Cut its stay short now before it is too late. Follow our removal guide at the end of this article and say goodbye to this plague once and for all.
How did the nasty hijacker enter? One of the most commonly used tactics that adware pieces use is called freeware bundling. In other words, crooks attach the adware to another program on the web and when you download this program, you get the adware as well. To prevent that from happening, be more cautious. Opt for the Custom settings in the Setup Wizard instead of the Basic ones. This way you will be able to see this additionally attached pest and deselect it before finishing the installation.
Crooks rely on the fact that most users choose speed over safety. They go with the faster option as they don’t want to lose time. This is their mistake. Don’t let it be your mistake too. No one said that keeping your PC infection-free will be easy. It does require time and attention. Don’t rush. Take the time to see what you are about to install. When you spot an app which is not the one you originally wanted, deselect it. Such programs are usually malicious. Prove the hackers wrong. Prove that you care for your safety.
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 Maraukog.info from your browser? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.