I wrote this article to help you remove Systemservice.vbs. This Systemservice.vbs removal guide works for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.
Systemservice.vbs is not a reliable search engine. It claims that it will enhance and improve your browsing activities and its developers advertise it as a useful tool. However, this extension is malicious and it is anything but helpful. Categorized as a browser hijacker, Systemservice.vbs will bring only headaches and unpleasantries to you. Do your best to remove it from your system the first chance you get. As soon as you notice the appearance of the Systemservice.vbs page, take the hint. Accept the site as the warning sign it actually is, and heed it.
Trust us when we say that the more time the infection spends on board, the more problems it causes. Also, these problems grow in severity as well. They become more and more severe with each passing day until your PC becomes almost unusable. Do not hesitate even a second longer. Even though this hijacker is not the most dangerous parasite out there, it is not harmless. No infection is and no infection deserves a place in your system. Take matters into your own hands and delete the intruder before it is too late. This is, without a doubt, the best course of action you can take.
Following a successful installation, the hijacker starts messing with your browsers` settings immediately. It makes different unauthorized changes and prevents you from reversing the process. It also installs a brand new homepage and search engine, namely the Systemservice.vbs site, and you cannot get rid of it. You cannot get your preferable settings back. You are no longer in control. But there is more. The hijacker turns your online activities into a nightmare by redirecting you to shady pages all the time and presenting malicious and questionable links as search results. Some of the results are even unreliable ads even though they are not marked as such.
Nothing you see on your screen can be trusted anymore. The crooks use these links and adverts to boost web traffic and gain pay-per-click revenue. This means that every time you click on something, hackers get paid and you risk downloading more infections at the same time. And somehow, the sponsorship of cybercriminals and the constant malware risk are not the worst part. There is something even more dangerous.
The hijacker exposes your privacy to risk as well. It uses your browsers are spying devices and it monitors every single online move you make. Thus, the pest gathers sensitive data which it then sends to the people who published it. This data may be used for whatever these hackers want. They can use it for marketing purposes or for other malicious agendas. This should be more than enough to convince you that the hijacker is not worth keeping. It is hazardous and it must be uninstalled immediately. The question is are you going to sit idly by and wait for your predicament to worsen, or are you going to protect your machine. Choose the second option. Use our guide below and get rid of this pest ASAP.
How did you get stuck with the Systemservice.vbs hijacker? Like other similar threats, this one also relies on tricks and deceptive methods to enter your machine. Some of the most commonly used tactics are spam email messages and attachments, software or freeware bundles, fake program updates, corrupted sites or ads, etc. Be extra careful when you surf the web and pay attention before you give your permission to anything. Always read the Terms and Conditions before accepting them. Stay away from unverified torrents and dodgy sites. Also, get yourself a reliable anti-malware app to help you. Keep it up to date and regularly scan your PC to be sure it is clean.
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 in the Startup tab and Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.
Still can not remove Systemservice.vbs from your browser? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.