Remove Ephemeral Butterflies Virus (Chrome/Edge/Firefox) | Updated

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

This article is about one more member of the adware family – Ephemeral Butterflies. As a classic adware, this pest doesn’t stand out with anything in particular. It operates the same way other adware pieces do. It sneaks into your system undetected and then proceeds to wreak havoc. How does it enter without you noticing? Well, it tricks you. Since it is still a program, the pest needs proper installation. In other words, it needs your okay to get in. So, it asks for it. But don’t think it does so straightforwardly. Of course, not. This leaves too much room for rejection. The pest turns to trickery and deceit to dupe you into giving it green light.

One of the most commonly used tactics is the bundling method. The adware creators attach it to another free program on the web and you do the rest. If you don’t pay attention during installation processes, the infection slips right by you. And unfortunately, most users are careless like that. They don’t read the Terms and Conditions and blindly agree to everything in order to finish the installation faster. That’s a mistake. Haste and negligence lead to parasites. If you want to keep your machine safe, you have to take your time and do your due diligence. Carefully read the fine print and don’t agree to anything before you read it. Don’t skip steps. Choose safety over speed and be cautious. Also, stay away from shady pages and ads, unverified download sources, illegitimate link, etc. Always be on the alert. Otherwise, you are only helping crooks infect you.

Remove Ephemeral Butterflies Virus
The Ephemeral Butterflies Virus

Once in, the adware doesn’t waste time. It goes after your browsers immediately. All of them receive a brand new malicious extension. This way, the adware takes control over them and injects them with ads. Numerous adverts cover your screen all the time now. And don’t try switching browsers. As we said, they are all infected as well as any browser which you install after the parasite has entered. You are buried with ads in all shapes and colors every time you go online. Why? Because hackers use these commercials to boost web traffic to particular pages and gain money via the pay-per-click mechanism.

Each of your clicks fills hackers’ pockets. That’s their goal and they don’t care what this is doing to your online activities. They turn into a nightmare. You are constantly interrupted and redirected to shady sites. You are a sponsor of crooks. What is worse, though, is that you are always a single click away from more malware. Yes, nothing the adware generates can be trusted. Even if the ads look legitimate and helpful, it is only because the pest wants them to. It needs your clicks. Do not grant them. A single click on a corrupted link is all it takes for you to worsen your already pretty bad situation. But avoiding is temporary. The ads become more and more with each passing day. The only way to get rid of them for good is to get rid of the adware itself. Do that and everything will get back to normal.

Use our removal guide below and clean your PC manually. And don’t procrastinate. The more time the parasite spends on board, the more problems it causes. Your machine, for instance, is also affected. Due to the pest, it starts to underperform. It crashes and reboots often. Apps take ages to load. Your browsers freeze. Your Internet speed worsens, etc. Do not put up with all of this. Don’t help crooks get rich at your expense. Find where the nasty adware is lurking and delete it on the spot. This is the best course of action you can take.

Ephemeral Butterflies Virus Removal

STEP-1 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.
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-2Here 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.
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.


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

ff shortcut


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.

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 Ephemeral Butterflies Virus from your browser? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.

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