iThemes.dll “Virus” Uninstall

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

iThemes.dll is a rogue program. It falls under the adware category. The shady utility is meant to look like a legitimate dynamic link library file. These components are an integral part of the Windows OS. Renegade developers have taken advantage of the properties of this format. Objects like iThemes.dll are not a genuine Windows component. They are created for a malicious purpose. Hackers use these files to perform unauthorized tasks. The aftermath from the activity of iThemes.dll varies in degree. The damage the adware will inflict depends on your predisposition to permit certain operations and ignore others. You can prevent iThemes.dll from damaging your machine and stealing your data by deleting it. The removal process is not difficult.

Like the majority of adware programs, iThemes.dll tries to lead users astray. The furtive tool shows people bargain shopping offers through advertisements. The ads are brought in a variety of formats. The most common form is pop-ups. iThemes.dll opens new browser windows, containing exclusive deals. The ads can be the size of your regular browser window. Some of them are more discrete, like coupons, banners, and freebies. Others cover the entire screen, including the task bar. Pop-under ads tend to be less obstructive. They do not open new browser windows. Rather, the adware inserts them into the current tabs. The floating and transitional ads follow users as they scroll down the page. The interstitial, contextual and inline ads stand still. You may not notice them, if you are hard to distract.

The other type of content iThemes.dll displays is bogus update messages. The clandestine program shows update notifications for both system components and custom tools. The adware can make the fake update requests resemble the legitimate to perfection. It can duplicate the text and design of the standard notification from the Windows OS or a chosen program. Still, there is a way to distinguish bogus update messages. When the message comes from your operating system, you can check your update center. All system updates are listed there. Custom programs display their update requests on launch. Just open the program to see if it has a new version available.

Another threat you need to be aware of is the adware’s ability to access information from your web browser. iThemes.dll can record your surfing history, monitor your keystrokes and tracking cookies. The clandestine program can obtain sensitive personal information, like your IP address, area code, geographic location, physical address, email account, phone number, social media profiles, account user names and passwords. The owners of iThemes.dll can sell your private details on dark markets without asking for your permission or notifying you. Cyber criminals could buy your personal data.

There are several ways to get infected with iThemes.dll. The first distribution technique we will talk about is bundling. The adware can travel in a bundle with other programs. It usually chooses pirated tools, freeware, and shareware. In general, unlicensed software can host iThemes.dll. The same goes for all malware programs. If you are intending to install a free application, you should go through its terms and conditions in the course of the process. If there are bonus tools offered, you should check them off or terminate the process altogether.

The second distribution technique we will address is spam emails. iThemes.dll can be transferred per email. In this instance, the host for the adware would be an attachment. The message will present the file as a piece of documentation. The sender can introduce himself as a representative of a legitimate company or institution, like the national post, the district police department, a courier firm, a bank, a government branch, or an e-commerce platform. To check if the sender is who he claims to be, proof the contacts he has provided in the letter.

Another way to contact iThemes.dll is through a drive-by installation. This pattern is the simplest of distribution techniques. All the adware needs is for a user to enter its host domain. Visiting corrupted websites and following compromised links is a mistake users often make due to negligence. Staying alert all the time may be difficult, but refraining from venturing to unknown turfs is not challenging. Just keep your sources limited. Doing your research is the approach you should take when there is a reason to doubt an unfamiliar website. iThemes.dll uses the same propagation vectors as many other malware programs. You can use the same tips to protect yourself from cyber threats in general.

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

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