I wrote this article to help you remove Regardensy Virus. This Regardensy Virus removal guide works for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.
Browser hijackers are probably the most annoying type of viruses out there. Why? Because they flood your screen with annoying pop-ups and ads, special offers, exclusive deals and coupons, blinking messages, fake update requests, etc. What’s more, hijackers have the ability to change your browser settings and replace your homepage and preferred search engine with custom ones.
The malicious software can monitor your browsing activity, as well as collect all of your data like web history and habits, passwords, Login credentials, credit card numbers and many more. An example of a hijacker infection is the Regardensy redirect. If you constantly get redirected to this website, it is a sign that your browser has been hijacked.
Malware from the browser hijacker category is very easy to spread. The most common means of distribution are spam emails and attachments, bundled software, fake updates, infected links and ads, etc. How can you keep your computer safe from this virus? There are some things we recommend users to do in order to prevent a future hijacker infection. Users are advised not to open emails from unknown senders, especially if they contain attachments or executable files.
Such email is called spam for a reason. It is very possible that they may contain some type of a virus. It would also be best to opt for Custom or Advanced mode in the Setup Wizard when installing software from the internet. This way you can have full control over what is actually being installed on your computer and can easily deselect any program that seems suspicious to you or didn’t even want to download in the first place.
Browser hijackers are not widely considered to be very dangerous. However, they should not be underestimated. While an ad attack might not seem like much, the danger is there. It is hidden behind the pages such advertisements redirect you to. Which is why it is not a good idea to click on any suspicious pop-ups or ads that appear to be too good to be true.
If you fall into the trap of a hijacker, the best case scenario is that it will just generate pay-per-click revenue for the hackers and owners of the webpages. Worst case scenario, well, you open backdoors to hackers that can launch other types of viruses like Trojan Horses, worms or even ransomware on your computer. If you want to avoid such damages, you must act quickly and remove this nasty parasite from your computer system by following our instructions below.
Regardensy Virus Uninstall
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 perform to remove the hijacker 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 to the Startup tab and Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.
Still cannot remove Regardensy Virus from your browser? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.