Remove Tech-connect.biz “Virus” (Chrome/Firefox)

This article is here to help you remove Tech-connect.biz. These Tech-connect.biz removal instructions work for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.

Tech-connect.biz belongs to the category of browser hijackers which are capable of infiltrating your PC while you are browsing the web and try to download various programs from third-party websites. Be aware that this hijacker not only affects your default homepage, but it replaces your default search engine as well. Thus, in case you want to change the URL of your homepage and search provider, you should remove Tech-connect.biz from your virtual machine.

Actually, Tech-connect.biz does need your permission to enter your computer. However, the browser hijacker is so creative that when it comes to deceiving you into approving its installation, you don’t even realize it’s present on the system.

Some computer users think that they don’t have to remove Tech-connect.biz from their computers, because the replaced search engine could provide them with useful links for shopping deals and promotional offers. However, the main problem with Tech-connect.biz is that it often displays links to untrusted websites and potentially unreliable banner advertisements which can infect your PC with malware. Thus, removing the hijacker from your PC is highly recommended.

tech-connect.biz removal

The malware experts claim that Tech-connect.biz has replaced your default homepage and search provider when you have installed some kind of unwanted software on your system. For that reason, you should be very careful while setting up new applications on your virtual machine and install a legitimate antimalware tool on the system to protect it against any dangerous infections. Also, you should carefully choose the sources for downloading new programs and make sure that they are not corrupted.

If your browsing sessions have been transferred to untrusted websites, compromised files, it is very In case that your browsing sessions have been redirected to unreliable and insecure websites, compromised files and computer viruses may have managed to penetrate into your PC.

As a result, infections may be now hidden in the system and they may make it possible for cyber criminals to gain access to your computer and steal your personal and financial details. If this happens, the only way to remove any threats and viruses completely and protect your information from being stolen is to use an automatic security program. With it, hidden infections can be detected and deleted. The next step needed in order to protect your system successfully from hackers’ attacks is to schedule regular scans of your computer with the antivirus software.

Luckily, the removal of Tech-connect.biz is not a hard process. You can delete the program along with all the displayed advertisements either manually, or automatically. The manual removal instructions are provided bellow this article. Though, even if you have completed the manual removal process, you still have to run a full scan of your PC in order to identify any registry leftovers or temporary files. You can do this by installing a reputable antimalware tool which will find and erase all the existing threats at once and will protect your system against malware at all times.

Tech-connect.biz Removal

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-2Tech-connect.biz hijacks the homepage of Chrome, Firefox and IE. Please, follow the guide precisely. If you miss some of the steps below, there is a chance that Tech-connect.biz will come back at a later moment. These are the steps you must follow precisely to remove Tech-connect.biz 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 Tech-connect.biz from your browser? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.

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