I wrote this article to help you remove X18.famousintactswitch.com. This X18.famousintactswitch.com removal guide works for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.
X18.famousintactswitch.com is a malicious page. It is also a sign. A bad sign, to be exact. The site is a clear indication that your computer is no longer infection-free. It harbors a cyber parasite. An adware. Before you panic, you should know that adware infections are relatively easy to remove. They are also far less destructive than other pests like Trojan horses or ransomware. Yet, this does not mean that the adware is harmless. Of course, not. We have not encountered an innocuous infection and neither have you.
Each pest causes damage and each pest goes out of control eventually. What is crucial is that you must not let the adware get out of hand. If it does, removing it will be a much harder task. Act fast. As soon as you notice the X18.famousintactswitch.com site taking over all of your previously reliable browsers, accept it for the warning it is. And, most importantly, heed it. Find where the infection is lurking and delete it on the spot. This is the best course of action you can take. So, take it. If you don’t, you will not like the consequences which are about to follow. Make the right choice. The adware has no place in your system.
The nasty infection is incredibly annoying. As soon as it enters, it injects your browsers with ads. All of your browsers. You don’t even have a single reliable one to surf the web with. Every time you decide to go online, you get flooded with commercials in all shapes and forms. Even the pages which used to be ad-free are now heavy on coupons, deals, offers, video ads, in texts, best prices, comparisons, banners, pop-ups, etc. They appear on each page you attempt to visit, blinking and blocking content. To get on your nerves is not all these adverts do, though. They serve a purpose. Crooks` purpose. The hackers take advantage of the pay-per-click mechanism to gain effortless revenue. Each of your clicks on an ad fills their pockets. You become their sponsor just by keeping the infection on board. There is more.
Thanks to the adware you are constantly a single click away from more malware. Nothing you see due to this pest can be trusted. In fact, most of the ads and links are corrupted and they deliver parasites. In only takes a single click for you to compromise your machine even further. Don’t do that. The adware brings no positives. It destroys your online activities and causes your PC to underperform and lag. It also annoys you all the time. The question is why do you put up with that? Why not delete this plague? Once you do, everything will get back to normal. There will be no more ads and no more redirects. You will be able to surf the web at peace again. Don’t waste your time in debates. The decision got made for you. The adware has to go. To remove it manually, use our detailed deletion guide below.
How did the adware enter? Like almost all other parasites, this one turns to the old but gold means of infiltration too. It uses spam emails, freeware bundles, third-party ads, unverified torrents, corrupted pages, fake program/system updates, fake social media messages, etc. However, what it needs the most to succeed is your inactive cooperation, aka your negligence. Without it, none of the above-mentioned tactics will work. So, don’t grant it. Don’t be negligent as it only makes you an easier target. Choose vigilance instead. It helps you keep parasites away. What carelessness does, on the other hand, is invite them in. Choose wisely. It is all up to you.
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 X18.famousintactswitch.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 X18.famousintactswitch.com from your browser? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.