I wrote this article to help you remove Election.interferencer.ru. This Election.interferencer.ru removal guide works for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.
Election.interferencer.ru is a clear sign that you have a nasty browser hijacker on your machine and you have to act fast. This infection will ruin your browsing experience in no time and will cause your PC to underperform. Luckily, the hijacker is not that hard to remove provided that you act now. The more time it spends on board, the more problems it will cause. And these problems won`t be exclusively connected with your web surfing alone. Oh, no. There are many more issues. The biggest one, however, has to do with your privacy.
The pest that you are currently stuck with is able to spy on your and to monitor your every online move. It has access to your IPs, email addresses, usernames, passwords, browser-related data, etc. If you are particularly unfortunate, it may even get its hands on your personally identifiable and financial credentials as well. What is more, the hijacker doesn’t just collect information. It shares too. With whom? With the hacker who published it of course. The question is, are you going to let it do so while you sit idly by? Or, are you going to stop it? We suggest you pick the latter. Get rid of this parasite now and your future self with thank you for it.
Once the hijacker has entered your PC, it doesn’t waste time. It immediately starts making a mess of your machine. Its first target is your browsers. All of them. The hijacker makes completely unauthorized changes in their settings. It doesn’t need your approval to do so. It acts as it sees fit. Then the troubles start. Your online experience turns into a nightmare. You are constantly redirected to Election.interferencer.ru and other just as shady pages. The Election.interferencer.ru page even replaces your homepage and search engine.
Again, no permission required. The page becomes your constant online companion and no matter what you do, it doesn’t go away. Also, it is not alone. It has an entire avalanche of annoying advertisements to accompany it. Every time you open your browsers, you get buried with ads. Ads in all form imaginable. Banners, coupons, deals, offers, pop-ups, pop-unders, video ads, etc. and etc.
Do you see how the hijacker completely demolished your browsing? You are no longer able to find anything you are searching for online. What you can easily find, though, is more infections. Nothing this pest generates can be trusted. One click on the wrong link and you automatically download more malware on your already infected computer. And, you help crooks make money in the process. It is a win-win for them. You, on the other hand, lose. The last thing you need is to flood your PC with parasites.
The hijacker you are stuck with is enough. It threatens to expose your privacy to strangers. It interrupts your every online more so you cannot surf the web normally. And it slows down your machine. Your computer crashes and freezes frequently. Your browsers freeze as well because of the ad bombardment. You may even have trouble finding a stable internet connection. So, end this now. You gain nothing by keeping the virus on board. But if you delete it, you gain a lot. Use our removal guide below to do so manually.
Finally, make sure there won`t be another attack. You have to learn how to keep your machine infection-free. Do you know how did this infection enter? Simple. With your help. Yes, such pests need your permission on their installment and they rely on the oldest tricks in the book to get it. Tricks like freeware bundles, spam email messages, corrupted links, fake updates, third-party ads, unverified sources, etc. Practically, any of these tactics would do if you are careless. Your negligence is what hackers pray for the most. They cannot succeed without it. So, don’t help them infect you.
Be more cautious. Don’t open strange emails from people you don’t know. Stay away from illegitimate sites. Don’t click on every ad without thinking. When you are installing a program/bundle/update, take your time. Opt for the Custom settings instead of the Basic ones as they give you complete control over the installation process. Don’t forget that preventing an infection from entering is much easier that dealing with it later and vigilance is the key to prevention.
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 Election.interferencer.ru 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 Election.interferencer.ru from your browser? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.