I wrote this article to help you remove Subwaysco.com. This Subwaysco.com removal guide works for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.
Subwaysco.com is a news portal. The platform covers the latest events from across the globe. The articles appear in a time line, listed in chronological order. Subwaysco.com also functions as a search provider. The content of the website is in Russian. Russian is also the default language for the search engine. If you do not speak the language and you are having this website forced on you, we regret to inform you that your machine is infected with a browser hijacker. The covert program uses the web browser as a gateway to the computer. It can penetrate the most common browsing clients: Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Microsoft Edge.
The hijacker behind Subwaysco.com poses a number of threats to users’ security. To begin with, it alters the search results. The clandestine program will make Subwaysco.com your homepage and default search provider. You will find that this change is irreversible, as the hijacker will keep on resetting your browser every time you try to revert back to your custom settings. The owners of the furtive program get paid to promote third party platforms. The purpose of the hijacker is to get the designated websites to end users. Editing the search results is one way to do this. Be advised that the rogue program does not have built in security features. The forwarded content does not go through security checks.
A more aggressive approach to advertising is displaying pop-up ads. The Subwaysco.com hijacker generates a large flow on a daily basis. You will be overwhelmed by an influx of banners, coupon boxes, interstitial, floating, transitional, inline, contextual, and full-screen ads. The shady program makes the ad windows colorful to attract people’s attention. It focuses on bargain deals to get users interested. The range of proposed items is vast. It encompasses clothes, accessories, technological devices, furniture, decorative elements, gardening equipment, sports gear, toys, games, and many others. As with the bogus search results, the ads involve a security risk. They lead to unconfirmed websites which could contain malware. It is best to steer clear of them.
Some of the listed goods may match your recent searches and purchases. This is because the sinister program keeps track of people’s browsing sessions and uses their history as an indicator about their interests. The browsing history is not the only information the Subwaysco.com hijacker collects on users. The software has advanced tracking capabilities. It can record your keystrokes, cookies, email, geographic location, IP address, and system specifications. This enables the hijacker to obtain users’ login credentials. In essence, all the information you have entered into your online accounts will be obtainable. The owners of the Subwaysco.com hijacker can sell your private data to cyber criminals.
If you are wondering how the rogue tool was able to sneak into your machine, we can elaborate. To help you avoid future issues, we will give you tips on how to neutralize the propagation vectors. The most common way for the Subwaysco.com hijacker to penetrate into computers is through software bundles. The obscure program can be included for install with another application as a bonus. In this instance, it will be listed in its installation steps and selected per default. You will have to change the setting to prohibit the install of the unwanted program. Our advice is for you to review the terms and conditions of the software you add to your system. Discard extra tools, as they could be malicious.
The other dark pattern the Subwaysco.com hijacker uses to trick its way into people’s computers is spam email campaigns. The sender conceals the rogue tool behind a given file, like a document, an image, a zipped folder, or a compressed archive. He will state that the attachment contains important information. Spammers often write on behalf of reputable entities to lead people astray. The host file can be set to execute the download and install of the contained software when opened. You must not access attachments before you have made sure the message is reliable. To filter spam from reliable emails, check the contacts. They should match the coordinates of the entity the sender is said to be representing.
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 follow to permanently remove 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 Subwaysco.com from your browser? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.