I wrote this article to help you remove Clotraiam.website. This Clotraiam.website removal guide works for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.
The Clotraiam.website page indicates the presence of an adware virus which has managed to slither in your system. Adware pieces are useless but very irritating and persistent. Given the time they could cause some irreversible damage. This is why it is crucial that you take measures on time. Luckily, these infections are relatively easy to deal with. But this is also why most users tent to underestimate them, which they sooner or later regret. The more time the past spends on board the more problematic it gets. As soon as you spot the Clotraiam.website, start looking for the adware`s hiding spot and delete it upon discovery.
Immediately after having entered your system, the adware starts wreaking havoc. For starters, it adds its pesky extension to all of your browsers thus taking complete control over your online experience. For example, you are no longer able to find anything you search for online as you are constantly redirected to the Clotraiam.website and other shady pages. No matter what page you are trying to visit you somehow end up on another one. But there is more. This is just the tip of the iceberg. Every time you are online you are forced to deal with tons of incredibly annoying ads. They are everywhere, covering your whole screen and blocking page content. Pop-ups, pop-unders, video ads, offers, deals, coupons, best prices, etc. Pretty much anything you can think of, the adware generates.
But do you know why these commercials are so intrusive? Do you know why the adware bombards you with them? We mean, aside from wanting to drive you crazy. The reason is simple. With these ads, the crooks boost web traffic to particular pages and gain money via the pay-per-click method. What is worse is that they use you to help them. Each click of yours fills their pockets. You become their sponsor from the second the adware gets is. Is this something that you want? Do you want to help crooks make illegitimate revenue? Probably not. Not to mention that you are always at risk of getting more infections. The pages you get redirected to as well as the ads are dangerous. They could lead you straight to malware.
Take the ads, for instance. They are sponsored and you know that a sponsored link is not to be trusted. Most of them conceal more threat in them and your single click is more than enough to invite them over. Your click equals your consent. It is a matter of time before you infect your already underperforming PC even more. Yes, your machine also suffers. It is slow, it lags, it crashes, your previously stable internet connection is nowhere to be found. This adware makes not using your computer at all the better option. And to top all of this. The pest spies on you and your online activities. It has access to IP addresses, account, usernames, passwords, browser-related data, etc.
Your financial and identifiable information are not safe either. Imagine what could happen if they end up in the crooks` hands? Because this is what the adware does: it monitors everything, it catalogs it and then sends it to its developers. The only way to protect your privacy is to uninstall the parasite now. Use our removal guide at the end of this article and regain control over your browsing.
But before proceeding to the removal part, take the time to learn how adware travels the Web so you can prevent a second attack. Well, all infections use tricks to sneak on your system. For example, the adware could have gotten in with the help of a freeware/shareware bundle. If you download such bundles often but you are not careful during the installation, you could get much more infections that just this one.
Always opt for the Advanced settings instead of the Basic ones, as they give you complete control over the installment. You can see each program in the bundle and deselect it if it looks shady. Do not skip the Terms and Conditions as you may accidentally agree to something you are totally against. Double-check what you are giving green light to and forget about blindly pressing the “next/I agree” button. This only makes you vulnerable. Infections need your distraction. They pray for it. So, don’t provide it.
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.
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.
Please, follow the steps precisely to remove Clotraiam.website 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 Clotraiam.website from your browser? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.