I wrote this article to help you remove Weevah2.top. This Weevah2.top removal guide works for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.
Weevah2.top is a classic member of the hijacker family and, as such, it is going destroy your previously normal browsing experience. Luckily, hijackers are not that hard to tackle if you take measures on time. If you don’t, however, they can cause you some irreversible damage. How to know that you are infected? Well, the hijacker slithers in your system completely undetected but, once in, you cannot miss its presence. Your first clue is the appearance of the Weevah2.top website. The parasite uses this page as a front. It lurks behind it. So, the minute you see Weevah2.top start looking for the hijacker`s hiding spot. Delete the pest on the spot unless you want to regret it later.
After its installment, the hijacker doesn’t waste any time. It goes for your browsers. All of them – Mozilla, Chrome, Internet Explorer or whatever browser you are using. It adds to them its pesky extension making them unreliable and unsafe. Of course, this change, or any other, is done without your permission. The hijacker doesn’t need your approval to mess with your browser settings. Also, the hijacker replaces both your homepage and search engine with its dubious domain. Now, Weevah2.top appears all the time when you open your browser, or when you open a new tab. It basically becomes your constant online companion and not in a good way. You cannot get rid of it.
Any time you try using your browser you get redirected back to Weevah2.top or to other pages which are every bit as suspicious. The pest takes control over your browsing and your preferences don’t matter anymore. And there is more. Aside from the constant redirects, you are also bombarded with countless of ads. The hijacker floods your browsers with its annoying commercials. Don’t think even for a second that you will be able to put up with this. If this is the first time a hijacker has attacked you, you have no idea what is coming your way. These ads are so intrusive that they can easily make you give up on using your machine at all. Imagine having pop-ups non-stop blinking on your screen and blocking the content of the page you are visiting.
Actually, the page which you are trying to visit. And do you know why these ads are so persistent? The reason is simple. They are being used by hackers to make revenue. That’s right. Crooks rely on the pay-per-click mechanism to fill their pockets. They use the ads to generate web traffic to particular pages so they could make money. Simple as that. But they are also using you in their nasty scheme. Are you willing to become a sponsor of cybercriminals? Do you want to help them expand? And not to mention that you are risking being infected with more threats.
Most of these ads conceal malware in them and your one click is enough to get this malware. Only a single click and it doesn’t matter if it is on purpose or by accident. You can compromise your already compromised PC without even realizing. And your machine is already suffering because of this pest. Your computer slows down to a crawl, it starts crashing frequently, your browsers freeze all the time as they are overwhelmed with ads, etc. But what is even worse is that your privacy is in jeopardy. The hijacker is able to spy on you and monitor everything you do. It collects sensitive information and then gives it to its crooks. Imagine if the parasite gets its hands on your financial details. Or, on your identifiable ones. Don’t let that happen. Use our removal guide right now to delete the intruder permanently.
Once you do that, make sure this won`t happen again. As you can see, it is much better to prevent an infection that dealing with it later. So, take measures. First, get a reliable anti-virus program. Second, do everything that is up to you to keep your machine clean. Hijackers use tactics to sneak in your system. Tactics like freeware bundles, spam messages, fake updates, third-party pop-ups, corrupted pages/links/sites, etc. The methods are too many to count but none of them is good enough to succeed without your inactive cooperation. In other words, without your distraction. You have to be very careful online.
Avoid suspicious pages and download coursed. Do not click on any ad that comes your way. Any email, which you don’t know the sender of, must be deleted right away. When installing a bundle, opt for the Advanced settings, not for the Basic ones. Sure, the Basic ones are faster and all you have to do is press “next” but they don’t give you any control. The Advanced ones allow you to see each program in the bundle AND to deselect it if it looks suspicious. Don’t forget that infections pray for your carelessness. Don’t provide it.
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 Weevah2.top from your browser? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.