I wrote this article to help you remove Teeion.com. This Teeion.com removal guide works for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.
Teeion.com presents itself as a humble multi-engine search platform. As useful as it may sound, this website is nothing of the sort. Teeion.com is a classic browser hijacker. It sneaks into its victim’s computer and scans the system. It will infect all installed web browsers and modify their settings. The Teeion.com hijacker changes your homepage and default search engine. It will not allow you to restore them to the regular ones. It is not a serious threat, yet, given enough time, it can cause some irreversible damage to your machine. Don’t let anyone decide how you use your browser. Detect this intruder and delete it on the spot.
Before we continue, we should mention that the Teeion.com website appeared only because your machine was infected. The Teeion.com hijacker managed to trick you into giving it access to your system. Yes, you gave it permission to make changes to your machine. But don’t be harsh on yourself. You were cleverly deceived. The developers behind the rogue program have found ways to use people’s negligence to their advantage. Keep reading to find more information.
The Teeion.com utility may have arrived as an extra to some freeware or shareware you downloaded off the Internet. Developers tend to attach additional apps in the installation files of many free programs. They would hide those extras under a custom/advanced tab or button. They will also try to mislead the user into believing that the advanced installation method is suitable for IT gurus only. Don’t fall for that. Anyone can use the advanced installation. There is nothing complicated in it. It is a step-by-step installation, just like the standard one. The only difference is that only under it can the user see all extra applications and deny their installation. We would advise you to always opt for such a button and deselect all additional apps that come along.
The Teeion.com website claims to combine search results from multiple search engines and, hence, spare the user the trouble of doing it manually. It sounds convenient, but it’s not. What this utility actually combines is advertisements from different promoters. It uses the so-called pay-per-click mechanism. For every ad the user clicks on, the people behind this utility get paid. Therefore, it won’t hesitate to expose you to numerous ads.
This form of marketing is used by all big search engines. However, unlike them, the Teeion.com hijacker won’t waste time checking what is being promoted. Its developers care for money only. They will let anyone willing to pay to promote anything. This may include uncertificated products and services. Be careful if you have children. The Teeion.com hijacker may show content that is not suitable for kids.
Not only does the Teeion.com hijacker change your homepage, it also changes your default search engine. The search results you will see may appear to be coming from a legitimate provider, but they are not. The hijacker adds fake entries among them. Most of the time, those are ads, but they are not marked as such. Hence, you can never be sure which results are organic and which are paid to be there. Don’t trust anything you see while this parasite is present on your computer.
As if the fake search results are not enough, the Teeion.com hijacker does an ad bombardment on users. All kinds of pop-up windows, video ads, coupons and alerts will cover your screen. They are not only annoying, they can be harmful to your computer, too. To display so many ads, the hijacker uses a lot of RAM. The more ads you see, the more RAM is consumed. This will slow your machine down and may cause your system to freeze and even crash.
There is a potential danger in the ads you see. A malicious ad may redirect you to an infected website. There, a drive-by download will be executed. Such a download doesn’t require the user’s interaction. It starts in a matter of milliseconds and is almost completely invisible to the user. For all those reasons, this type of download is often used by hackers for virus distribution. Don’t put your system at risk. Delete the Teeion.com hijacker immediately.
Before starting the real removal process, you must reboot in Safe Mode. If you are familiar with this task, 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.
Here are the steps you must perform to remove the hijacker 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 Teeion.com from your browser? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.