I wrote this article to help you remove Time2play-online.net. This Time2play-online.net removal guide works for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.
Being constantly redirected to the Time2play-online.net website is a clear sign that your computer is no longer infection-free. You have a parasite on board. An adware, to be exact. Luckily, adware infections are considered among the least destructive and relatively easy to deal with pests. You should have no problem tackling this threat IF, however, you act promptly. No infection should be underestimated.
Time2play-online.net will go out of hand eventually and you would not want to deal with it then. The longer it stays, the worse your predicament gets and the bigger the chance of it causing you some irreversible damage becomes. The adware is an actual program installed on your PC. The Time2play-online.net page`s appearance is just its way of informing you of its presence. You should take this page as a warning. As soon as you spot it, take measures. Track the nasty adware down and delete it on the spot. The sooner, the better.
Once on your machine, the parasite doesn’t waste any time. Issues come pouring immediately after the infiltration. First, you notice that your browsing experience changes and not for the better. All of a sudden you cannot get any work done online because you are constantly interrupted. Aside from the annoying redirects to shady pages, you are also buried with commercials. Every page you attempt to visit is completely covered with ads. Banners, coupons, deals, offers, video ads, pop-ups, discounts, etc.
No matter what you do, they don’t go away. In fact, they become more and more aggressive with each day. But there is something else about this ads. They all are connected with your like and interests in some way. They offer products you have searched for. They display discounts for shops you like, etc. In other words, it looks like the commercials have been selected specially for you. Strange, isn’t it? Actually, no. It makes perfect sense.
The adware`s goal is to generate as many ads as possible so the crooks behind it can gain money via the pay-per-click method. Each click of yours on an ad fills their pockets. This is why the adware displays only commercials which would appeal to you. It doesn’t leave anything to chance. It needs your clicks. But how does it know what your likes and preferences are? Simple. It spies on you. It monitors your every online move and uses the information to created ads that you will like. This way you will be at least tempted to click. However, this information is not used for the ad only. The adware collects everything it can find and then sends it to crooks. This may include usernames, passwords, email addresses. Even your financial and identifiable data is not safe.
Do you see how the pest exposes you to a security risk? And not only security but to malware risk as well. The annoying ads we talked about are far from safe. One wrong click and you automatically get more infections on your already infected and underperforming machine. Delete the adware now and get your computer and online experience back to normal. To remove it manually, use our guide at the end of this article.
When you clean your machine, do your best to protect it better in the future. One of the most widely used infiltration methods is freeware bundling. It is both efficient and secretive and this is why crooks like it so much. They simply attach a malicious program to another safe program and you do the rest by being negligent. If you want to be safe, be more cautious when installing programs/updates.
Always opt for the Advanced settings in the Setup Wizard instead of the Basic ones. Yes, they are a little bit more time-consuming but they also give you complete control over the installation process. You are able to see each additional program in the bundle as well as to decide which one stays and which one goes. Also, skipping the Terms and Conditions is a huge mistake as it may mean that you agree to something you are totally against. Don’t be careless. Carelessness leads to infections. Caution, on the other hand, keeps you safe.
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 Time2play-online.net from your browser? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.