Chromepage1.ru “Virus” Uninstall

I wrote this article to help you remove Chromepage1.ru. This Chromepage1.ru removal guide works for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.

Chromepage1.ru is a malicious webpage, which conceals a nasty cyber infection. A browser hijacker, to be precise. Hijackers are pesky parasites and if you have one on board you have to act as fast as you can to remove it. The good news here is that hijackers are relatively easy to get rid of. You could have been infected with a much more serious threat, like a ransomware or a Trojan horse. However, Chromepage1.ru is still a parasite and you have to tackle it immediately. The minute you spot this website, take the hint. It’s a warning. It’s the hijacker`s way of informing you if its presence. If you don’t take measures on time, the pest will wreck your system completely. It will expose you to malware and, most importantly, it will jeopardize your privacy.

Aside from all the other problems you will be forced to face, the privacy one is the biggest. The hijacker spies on you and steals your personal, financial and browser-related information. Then, it hands it over to the crooks who published it. You can imagine what these strangers with agendas could do if they have such power over your private life. Don’t let that happen. The only way of protecting yourself is to permanently delete the parasite from your PC.

But how did this parasite entered your system? You didn’t download it, that’s for sure. Its website is empty and it only says “site Chromepage1.ru just created”. This means that the pest used another method. Freeware/shareware bundles are one of the most popular and effective tactic hackers use to deliver malware. This is because most users don’t take the time to check the entire bundle hence they don’t know what else they are getting beside the program they wanted in the first place. When downloading a bundle, especially if it is from an unverified source, use the Advanced settings instead of the Basic ones. They take more time but they also give you complete control of deselecting any program that you don’t want entering your machine.

Remove Chromepage1.ru
The Chromepage1.ru Virus

Also, don’t skip the Terms and Conditions/EULA because you risk agreeing to something you are completely against. Don’t forget that infections pray for your carelessness without which they cannot enter. Another invasion tactic is spam. Beware of spam messages as sometimes they land directly into your regular inbox. And last but not least, hackers also use corrupted torrents/sites/ads/links and fake program updates. If you want to spot an intruder on time always be on the alert.

Once the hijacker has tricked you into letting it in your system, it starts working. As a browser hijacker, your browsers are its first target. It installs a malicious extension which works perfectly for Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Internet Explorer. Due to this plugin, you don’t have a single reliable browser to use. No matter which one was your preferred one is it now infected. They all are. You cannot surf the Web at peace anymore. Also, now that your browsers are infected, you will notice some completely unauthorized changes made in your settings. Changes, which you didn’t agree to be made. However, the hijacker doesn’t need your permission to make reshuffles. It does what it wants and your preferences are no longer a priority.

For example, you open your browser one day to find that both your homepage and search engine have been replaced with Chromepage1.ru. It goes without saying that this site cannot be trusted but now it is your constant online companion. Its search engine promises to provide fast and accurate search results but the only results it actually provides are sponsored ones. Sponsored links which, as you know, are highly questionable and potentially dangerous. Most of the hide more malware infections in them and if you click you let said malware to infect you. These sponsored link ate only created to boost web traffic to some specific pages so the crooks could gain money. This is called the pay-per-click mechanism, meaning that your single click could not only get you another malware but it also helps hackers fill their pockets. Constantly being forced to avoid sponsored links is more than enough to ruin your browsing experience but, unfortunately, this is not all.

You cannot visit any webpage as the hijacker redirects you all the time. Chromepage1.ru is its favorite page but you will be redirected to many more pages which are just as shady and dangerous. Also, you will be bombarded with annoying ads which are also dangerous as they hide malware. They can appear in all forms so don’t click on anything even if it looks interesting or helpful. The hijacker could try tricking you with best prices offers, job applications, etc. As it has access to your browser history, as we mentioned, it could create any kind of ads based on your likes and dislikes. Avoid everything it throws your way.

Remember! As long as you have the hijacker, your PC is not safe. Not only that. Your machine`s performance also worsens. Its speed slows down, it crashes often, it cannot establish a strong Internet connection, etc. Don’t wait any longer. As you can see, you have only cons and not even a single pro. Act now. Use our removal guide below to get rid of the Chromepage1.ru hijacker once and for all.

Chromepage1.ru Uninstall

STEP-1 Before starting the real removal process, you must reboot in Safe Mode. If you know how to do this, 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.
Safe Mode with Networking
For Windows 8/8.1
Click the Start button, next click Control Panel —> System and Security —> Administrative Tools —> System Configuration.‌
Windows 8 Safe Mode with Network
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.
win10 safemode 1
While keeping the Shift key pressed, click or tap on Restart.
win10 safemode 2

STEP-2Please, follow the steps precisely to remove Chromepage1.ru from the browser:

Remove From Mozilla Firefox:

Open Firefox, click on top-right corner , click Add-ons, hit Extensions next.
firefox extensions
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).
chrome extensions

Remove From Internet Explorer:
Open IE, then click IE gear icon on the top-right corner —> Manage Add-ons.
ie gear
Find the malicious add-on. Remove it by pressing Disable.

STEP-3

Right click on the browser’s shortcut, then click Properties. Remove everything after the .exe” in the Target box.

ff shortcut

STEP-4

Open Control Panel by holding the Win Key and R together. Write appwiz.cpl in the field, then click OK.

appwiz

Here, find any program you had no intention to install and uninstall it.

STEP-5

Run the Task Manager by right clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Start Task Manager.

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.

STEP-6

Open MS Config by holding the Win Key and R together. Type msconfig and hit Enter.

msconfig

Go in the Startup tab and Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.

Still can not remove Chromepage1.ru from your browser? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.

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