I wrote this article to help you remove Spaceforyou.cc. This Spaceforyou.cc removal guide works for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.
The Spaceforyou.cc redirect is a sign that your computer has been infected by a browser hijacker. Other symptoms of such malicious infection are altered browser settings, replaced homepage, search provider and new tabs page, as well as an unauthorized installation of dubious extensions, toolbars and add-ons.
When your browser gets hijacked, you start receiving numerous annoying ads, pop-ups, exclusive deals, special coupons and offers, fake update messages, blinking banners, etc. that will look very attractive to you. This is because of the hijacker’s ability to steal your web history and habits and also monitor any browser activity. It is a smart way to generate targeted advertisements that the victim is most likely to click on. The main goal is to create income by the PPC (Pay-Per-Click) method.
The most common source of browser hijackers are free software bundles and installation packs. Such type of malware can also be distributed through spam emails and attachments, fake updates, torrent files, dubious links and pop-ups, etc. You can prevent a future infection by making sure you always get your software updates from official and reliable sources only.
When downloading content from the internet, especially if it’s free software bundles, we recommend opting for an Advanced/Custom installation, so as to have full control over the downloaded content. This way you can easily deselect any program or application that you don’t want or just seem suspicious to you. Also, be careful when you receive emails from unknown senders. Spam emails are known to cause trouble to the recipients if they open them. This also applies for any attachments or executable files that are included in those spam letters.
Browser hijackers are not as dangerous as a Trojan Horse virus or ransomware, but they still pose a risk for your security. That targeted content we mentioned earlier may reroute you to suspicious and possibly dangerous third-party websites. Such pages are possible to be infected and may even open backdoors to hackers who seek to steal your personal information in order to profit.
You don’t want to be cyber criminals’ next victim, do you? To avoid eventual damages, we advise you to proceed with the immediate removal of this annoying Spaceforyou.cc hijacker. You can find out how to get rid of this malicious parasite and return to a peaceful and ad-free browsing experience by following through our detailed instructions below.
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 Spaceforyou.cc from your browser? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.