How to Remove Sync.madnet.ru (Chrome/Edge/Firefox) | Updated

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I wrote this article to help you remove Sync.madnet.ru. This Sync.madnet.ru removal guide works for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.

The appearance of the Sync.madnet.ru site is not a good sign. On the very contrary. If you see it all the time, you are in trouble. There is a nasty browser hijacker in your system and it is the one forcing the page on you. Do yourself a favor and accept this as the warning it actually is. And most importantly, heed it. Hijackers are dangerous and meddlesome. All they do is wreak havoc on your machine.

Do not give this pest time to ruin your browsing experience and expose you to danger. As soon as you spot the Sync.madnet.ru page taking over your browsers, find where the parasite is hiding and delete it on the spot. The sooner you remove it, the better. Do not procrastinate. Given enough time, the pest will eventually get out of control and then its removal will become much more difficult. Act before it is too late.

Once in your system, the hijacker doesn’t waste any time. It proceeds with making a mess immediately. All of a sudden, your online activities change. Everything goes upside down. The Sync.madnet.ru site becomes your constant online companion and no matter what do you, you cannot get rid of it. Also, your browsers constantly display messages like “Waiting for Sync.madnet.ru” and “Transferring data from Sync.madnet.ru.” This is because you cannot make a single online move without being interfered. But there is more.

The infection doesn’t spot with displaying its malicious domain. It also bombards your screen with numerous commercials on daily basis. Each page that you visit, even the ones which used to be ad-free, are now blocked with ads in all shapes and forms. This is not only incredibly annoying, though. It is also dangerous. Most of the adverts you see are not legitimate. They cannot be trusted. If you click on a corrupted ad, you immediately download more malware on your already infected PC. What is more, you help hackers make money. That’s right. They use the pay-per-click marketing system to earn profits.

Every time you click on something presented by the hijacker, the crooks get paid. They also get paid for every dodgy site you get redirected to. You become their sponsor. It is a lose-lose situation for you. For one, the hijacker destroys your preciously normal online experience and causes your machine to underperform. And second, you help cybercriminals make money. This doesn’t sound good, does it? Put an end to these shenanigans ASAP.

Find the exact lurking spot of the hijacker and get rid of it. Follow our removal guide at the end of this article. All you have to do is follow the steps in the exact order given. Do not postpone. Act now and earn the gratitude of your future self.

How did the Sync.madnet.ru infection enter your PC? Well, it entered because you were too careless to notice it on time and prevent it from entering. In other words, you are infected, thanks to your negligence. Take notice. From now on, be more attentive when online. Do not blindly click on every ad/link/offer that you see. Avoid shady sites and illegitimate torrents.

Always read the Terms and Conditions before accepting them. Do not open emails from unknown senders and proceed with caution when you receive a strange social media message. The one thing no pest can succeed without is your carelessness. Do not grant it. Choose vigilance and keep your machine safe.

Sync.madnet.ru Uninstall

STEP-1 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.
Safe Mode with Networking
For Windows 8/8.1
Click the Start button, next click Control Panel —> System and Security —> Administrative Tools —> System Configuration.‌
Windows 8 Safe Mode with Network
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.
win10 safemode 1
While keeping the Shift key pressed, click or tap on Restart.
win10 safemode 2

STEP-2Here 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.
firefox extensions
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).
chrome extensions

Remove From Internet Explorer:
Open IE, then click IE gear icon on the top-right corner —> Manage Add-ons.
ie gear
Find the malicious add-on. Remove it by pressing Disable.

STEP-3

Right click on the browser’s shortcut, then click Properties. Remove everything after the .exe” in the Target box.

ff shortcut

STEP-4

Open Control Panel by holding the Win Key and R together. Write appwiz.cpl in the field, then click OK.

appwiz

Here, find any program you had no intention to install and uninstall it.

STEP-5

Run the Task Manager by right clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Start Task Manager.

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.

STEP-6

Open MS Config by holding the Win Key and R together. Type msconfig and hit Enter.

msconfig

Go in the Startup tab and Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.

Still can not remove Sync.madnet.ru from your browser? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.

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Daniel Stoyanov
Daniel Stoyanov has a Master's degree in Computer Science from the Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria. He is also a Microsoft Certified Professional. Daniel provides top cyber security news with in-depth coverage of malware, vulnerabilities, PC and Network security, online safety.If you have any questions feel free to ask him right now.

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