I wrote this article to help you remove Revsrvr-a.akamaihd.net. This Revsrvr-a.akamaihd.net removal guide works for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.
Are you constantly redirected to the Revsrvr-a.akamaihd.net site? Did the page all of a sudden become your online shadow? If yes, we are sorry to inform you that your machine harbors an infection. There is an adware pest on board. Do not panic! You may consider yourself kind of lucky as adware pests are not nearly as hazardous as others infections like Trojans and ransomware. Moreover, they are considered pretty easy to remove IF you take prompt actions, of course. If you let the threat operate undisturbed, sooner or later it will get out of control. Then, your predicament will worsen. As soon as you spot the Revsrvr-a.akamaihd.net page taking over your browsers, accept the fact your PC is no longer infection-free and start looking for the adware`s hiding place. Once you find it, delete it immediately. This threat may not be the most dangerous one out there but this doesn’t mean it cannot cause you trouble. It can and it will. Cut its stay short. Now!
The adware makes a complete mess of your browsing experience. It appends a pesky plugin to all of your browsers behind your back, thus injecting them with ads. Tons of ads, to be precise, which grow in numbers with every single day. Your whole screen is now covered with coupons, deals, offers, in texts, best prices, pop-ups, video ads, etc. and etc. Even the sites which used to be ad-free are now heavy on banners. All of this is more than annoying. It is nerve wrecking.
Surfing the web normally and finding what you are searching for become impossible. Going online, in general, become dangerous also. The ads and pages and links that you are forced to see cannot be trusted. Most of them are sponsored and lead to more malware. A single click on the wrong ad is all it takes for you to download more infections on your already compromised machine. Yes, your PC is also suffering. Due to the constant intrusions, its speed slows down to a crawl. It becomes sluggish and crashes frequently. Your browsers freeze, pages don’t load, apps don’t run. Even your internet connection becomes unstable.
So the hackers can use you as their sponsor and make money via the pay-per-click mechanism. Yes, that’s what crooks use adware pieces for. To distribute malicious content and infect more and more innocent users. Don’t help them out and, most importantly, don’t put yourself at risk. Find and delete this adware the first chance you get. The sooner it is gone, the better. Not to mention that the infection also poses risk to your privacy. It has control over your browsers which means it has access to valuable information. Not only that, though. The adware does not only observe. It also catalogs and shares everything. This means that the cybercriminals who are using it also have a hold of your private life. Needless to say, this is extremely dangerous. Don’t let it happen. Use our removal guide below and clean your PC for good.
How did the adware enter? Did you download it yourself? We doubt it and yet, it is still on board. Usually, such infections arrive bundled in other programs. Be extra careful when installing bundled software. Always read the Terms and Conditions before you agree. Don’t rush the process. Opt for the Advanced settings instead of the Basic ones. Yes, they take a little more time but they also give you fool control over the installation. You are able to see an entire list of all additional programs in the bundle which are about to enter your machine. Remove them all. More often than not, those are infections. Deselect them and still finish installing the program you originally wanted. Vigilance and caution are crucial when it comes to your safety. Don’t forget that.
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 Revsrvr-a.akamaihd.net from your browser? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.