I wrote this article to help you remove Biolento.net. This Biolento.net removal guide works for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.
The Biolento.net website functions as a search engine and a link provider. The engine has filters for images, videos, music, maps and dictionaries. Biolento.net has language settings for English, Italian, Spanish and Catalan. The platform is suitable for different purposes. You can just look up keywords and phrases. If you are traveling, you will have quick access to directions, guides and dictionaries. There are links to various websites which host videos, give information about movies and other fun stuff. If you got the impression that Biolento.net is a reliable website, you were misled by the good presentation the owners of the platform have devised. The domain is connected to a hijacker.
The hijacker behind Biolento.net is distributed in a couple of ways. The main propagation vector is bundling. The furtive program can hitch a ride with another piece of software. Pirated applications, freeware and shareware are to blame for spreading the Biolento.net hijacker. The host can install the shady tool to your computer, but it requires your permission to do so. The unwanted program will be listed in the terms and conditions of the download client as a bonus. To deselect it, you have to find where it is mentioned. Make sure you review the end user license agreement (EULA) and select the custom or advanced installation mode.
The other dark pattern the Biolento.net hijacker resorts to is spam emails. Attached files, like images, documents, spreadsheets, archives and zipped folders can carry the payload of the secluded program. The person behind the message will describe the attachment as an important piece of documentation. Before opening a file from an email, make sure the notification is legitimate. Remember, devising a convincing letter is easy. All the sender has to do is write in formal style, cite a given entity and copy its official contacts. To proof the reliability of your in-box items, check the email address. Spammers register fake accounts, since they cannot access the real ones.
Once inside your system, the hijacker will attack your web browser. It can penetrate Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge and other clients. The covert program will reset your homepage and default search engine to Biolento.net. The website is a pawn of the hijacker. It assists in carrying out the scheduled tasks. The creators of the rogue tool make proceeds by supporting third party content. There are a couple of ways of conducting advertising campaigns. The first method is seamless. The Biolento.net hijacker renders the browser’s DNS settings. This allows it to change the homepage and default search engine at will. This way the sinister program gets the ability to edit the search results. You will have supported websites inserted between the pages which genuinely match your queries.
The more effective way to promote third party content is through advertisements. The Biolento.net hijacker generates pop-ups, pop-unders, banners, in-text links, coupon boxes, freebies, transitional, contextual, interstitial, floating, comparison and inline ads. The influx will hinder you from getting your work done. Producing the ad windows is a burden in its own right, as the hijacker exerts a high amount of CPU. This will have a negative effect on your computer’s performance. The adverts show bargain deals for a wide variety of consumer goods, including clothes, accessories, furniture, sports gear, technological devices, decorations, games, toys and others. Be advised that the sources for the listed goods are not confirmed to be reliable. Any given window could lead to an infected website.
The other threat around the Biolento.net hijacker is related to personal data. The insidious program monitors users’ online sessions and gathers the information they disclose through their web browser. The vulnerable input encompasses browsing history, tracking cookies, keystrokes, physical address, email account, telephone number, geographic location, IP address, demographic profile, user names, passwords and financial credentials. The Biolento.net hijacker sorts the collected data into catalogs. The owners of the malevolent program can sell your private details without asking for permission. There are markets on the darkweb where cyber criminals trade information and goods illegally.
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 Biolento.net from your browser? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.