I wrote this article to help you remove Ntpo.com. This Ntpo.com removal guide works for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.
Ntpo.com is a browser hijacker. Actually, it is a malicious page which indicated the presence of a hijacker in your system. Either way, you have to take measures. Hijackers are a menace and the one you are currently stuck with it no exception. It will completely ruin your previously pleasant browsing experience. It will never be the same again. You won`t be able to find anything you are searching for AND you will be always one click away from more malware. What is even worse is that the hijacker starts spying on you from the second it slithers in and it doesn’t stop unless you remove it for good.
The pest monitors your every online move, gathers your sensitive information and sends it all to the crooks behind it. Do you know what this means? Strangers with agendas have access to your private life and can use your data as they see fit. Nothing good could come out of this situation. But one thing is sure, though: you are going to be the one to suffer. So, don’t wait and don’t give the parasite more time on your machine. As soon as you see the Ntpo.com page, start looking for the hijacker and, when you find it, delete it on the spot.
Once the pest has made its way in your system, the issues start pouring. For starters, both your homepage and search engine are now gone and the Ntpo.com site is in their place. The hijacker made this change itself and your permission was neither needed nor required. It is already done and if you want to surf the web you have no other option but to use the Ntpo.com search engine. It goes without saying that this domain is absolutely unsafe. Most of the results this engine generates and unreliable and may lead you straight to more infections.
Also, you are constantly redirected back to Ntpo.com no matter which other page you are trying to visit. The hijacker doesn’t allow you to. And like this is not enough, the pest bombards you with numerous annoying commercials all the time. It generates them for one single purpose. They boost web traffic to particular pages and the hackers gain money via the pay-per-click mechanism. But they use you. Each click of yours on an ad fills their pockets and jeopardizes your safety at the same time.
The ads are as dangerous as the redirects. Sometimes only a click is enough for you to get infected with more threats. And next time you may get stuck with something much more dangerous. The risk it too big. Not to mention that all of these interruptions make your browsing impossible. You will reach to the conclusion that it is better no to use your machine at all. And not only because the redirects and the incredibly annoying commercials are non-stop getting on your nerves.
Your computer is also suffering due to the hijacker`s presence. It is underperforming. Its speed has slowed down to a crawl. It crashes, freezes and reboots frequently. It is unable to find a stable internet connection, etc. Does this sound like a pleasant situation? We don’t think so. And when you add to this equation the security risk the threat poses, no more convincing is necessary. The pest has to go. To remove it manually, use our detailed guide at the end of this article. All you have to do is to follow the step in the exact order shown and your PC will be infection-free soon enough.
Finally, once you have gotten rid of this nasty hijacker, make sure it, or any other infection, won`t attack you again. Infections are sneaky. They use tricks to fool you and get in undetected. But they also need your distraction and negligence more than anything else. Without them, they cannot enter. These tactics include spam emails, third-party ads, fake program updates, corrupted pages/links/torrents, bundled software, etc.
Any of these methods will do IF you are careless. If you open any email you get without thinking twice about it. Or, if you blindly click on suspicious ads or links. Or, if you don’t pay attention when installing a bundle. All of this only helps the pest to infect you. So, be more vigilant. Always read carefully what you agree to. Don’t rush the installation process. Stay away from illegitimate sources and delete any email which you don’t know the sender of. Don’t forget that it is up to you to protect your machine.
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 Ntpo.com 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 Ntpo.com from your browser? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.