I wrote this article to help you remove Iupot.com. This Iupot.com removal guide works for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.
The Iupot.com website is bad news for you and your system. Seeing it all the time when you surf the web and being redirected to it constantly means that your machine is no longer infection-free. There is a cyber infection on board. An adware, to be exact. The pest has already managed to slither on board and it is the one forcing Iupot.com on you non-stop. Do not panic. Yes, you do have a parasite in your system but it is a relatively easily removable one.
Compared to other infections like ransomware and Trojans, for instance, adware is not that difficult to tackle. That’s is if you act promptly, of course. If you procrastinate things will worsen. Each cyber threat goes out of hand eventually and then it will be much harder for you to tackle it. Do not waste your time but act as soon as you spot the Iupot.com page taking over your browsers. This is your warning sign. Heed it. Do yourself a favor and get rid of the nasty adware as soon as possible. Otherwise, it will throw a ton of problems your way and it won`t be long before you regret not having removed it when you had the chance.
The adware messes with your browsing experience. The meddling starts immediately after the pest settles. You start experiencing constant interruptions when you browse. For instance, the Iupot.com site all of a sudden is everywhere. It appears at every turn. It is not alone, though, it is hackers` favorite. Yet, you are redirected to many other just as dodgy sites. You cannot visit any page because as soon as you load it, additional tabs open and you get redirected to another shady one. This is not all. The adware also bombards you tons of incredibly irritating pop-up commercials which cover your entire screen 24/7. Isn`t this nerve wrecking? It is.
The ads are so many that they block pages` content. Even the pages which used to be ad-free are now heavy on banners. Do your best not to click on anything. Don’t. The adware uses this adverts to boost web traffic to particular pages and generate pay-per-click revenue. With each one of your clicks, you fill hackers` pockets. What is more, you risk downloading more malware on your machine. Nothing the pest displays can be trusted. A single click on the wrong ad and you automatically download more parasites on board. Do not put up with that. Get rid of this nasty plague immediately. Use our removal guide below and soon enough your computer will be clean.
But how did you end up with this adware in the first place? Did you download it on purpose? We doubt it and yet, here it is. How did it enter? Such infections are still programs and they need to be properly installed. This means that they need your permission so they ask for it. However, don’t think that they ask openly. Oh, no. They use tricky tactics to get your okay. Otherwise, you would never give it. Some of these tactics include spam emails, fake program updates, freeware bundles, corrupted sites and links, malicious third-party ads, etc.
The truth is that the methods are too many to count but they all have one thing in common. Each one needs your carelessness to work. Without it, they will all fail. So, don’t be negligent. Always apply extra caution and be careful what you agree to. Do not rush and pay attention to what you click on. Keep in mind that preventing an intruder from entering is much easier than dealing with its shenanigans later. And prevention requires vigilance.
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 Iupot.com from your browser? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.