Friday, December 13, 2013

Aartemis.com Virus, How to Remove Popup Virus from Browsers

Is Aartemis.com Portal Site Virus?


YES. Aartemis.com is a browser hijacker that intercepts traffic. It is actually supported by Trojan with the cover of a browser hijacker. The common symptoms and problems caused by aartemis.com portal sites are:
  • Anti-virus programs don’t flag aartemis.com as virus.
  • Default homepage is replaced by aartemis.com.
  • Web search is hijacked by aartemis.com virus.
  • Browser responses to user’s activities in a slow manner.
  • Some more promoting ads are coming into sight.
All these are attributed to Trojan which boasts the capability of attaching vicious items to system items. In other word, system configurations are changed and some affected items will comply with the orders given away by aartemis.com portal site, which leads to backdoor formation and additional virus attacks. To sum up, aartemis.com hijacker is far more than a browser malware, it is also capable of messing around deep in a system. Therefore, immediate removal is in desperate need.


How Aartemis.com Portal Site Spreads?


As a web browser, aartemis.com mainly spreads itself through Internet. Once there’s vulnerability, aartemis.com is able to infiltrate into a system. Therefore, people should be careful when surfing online. The dissemination routines of aartemis.com portal site are hereby listed below for reference:
  • Accident click on spam ads may very well bring to aartemis.com’s settlement.
  • Visit made to unknown web sites will load down aartemis.com;s vicious code.
  • Loose web settings will be easily exploited by aartemis.com portal sites.
  • Downloading some freeware/shareware will result in aartemis.com’s infiltration.
If you unwittingly get infected by aartemis.com portal site virus, you are welcome to follow the below manual removal steps to help yourself get out of its trouble. If you don’t know how to start, you are welcome to get instant help from VilmaTech Online Support.
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Steps to Remove Aartemis.com virus from Windows and Mac

Step one 

Remove startup item of aartemis.com virus.

Windows 8
  • Hover mouse over the border of Start Screen
  • Type “Task” on the search charm bar that appears to hit Enter key.
  • Hit Startup tab.
  • Search and select startup items of aartemis.com virus and click ‘Disable’.

Windows 7/Vista/XP
  • Hold Win key and R key together.
  • Type ‘MSCONFIG’ on the pop-up window and hit Enter key.
  • Check startup items of aartemis.com virus and click ‘Disable all’.


Step two

Modify configurations back to normal on infected browser manually to remove aartemis.com virus.

Internet Explorer:
  • Go to Tools.
  • Select Internet option at the bottom of the drop down list.
  • Select General tab to
  1. Empty out browse history.
  2. Select ‘Search’ section to ‘Manage Add-on’ window and heck ‘Toolbars and Extensions’ and then ‘Search Providers.
  3. Locate ‘Tabs’ section to ‘Tabbed Browsing Settings’ and uncheck ‘Always switch to new tabs when they are created’ before pressing ‘OK’.

Mozilla Firefox:
  • Click on Tools menu.
  • Enter Manage Add-ons.
  • Modify settings under Extensions tab and Plugins tab respectively.

Google Chrome
  • Click on ‘Customize and control’ Google Chrome icon.
  • Select ‘Settings’.
  • Manage ‘Extension’.

Opera
  • Open up Opera and make it as the current browser.
  • Press and hold Alt+P key at once to initiate a new tab to modify.
  • Locate “Search” section and remove aartemis.com virus from “manage search engine” option.
  • Browse to Privacy and Safety on the left pane to locate “Cookie” which is on the right pane.
  • Click on “all cookies and website data” button there to remove all cookies as recommended.

Safari
  • Click once on Safari menu and choose ‘Reset Safari’.
  • Tick all given options on the pop-up window and press ‘Reset’ to confirm the change.


Step three

  • Remove all suspicious files under C: Windows and System32 to thoroughly remove aartemis.com virus.
  • Delete all executable files identical to systematic ones, such as svchost.exe and winlogon.exe in sub-directories under C: Windows.


Step four

Modify database

Windows 8
Type ‘regedit’/‘regedit.exe’ on search charm bar and hit Enter key.

Windows 7/XP/Vista
  • Hold Win key and R key together to launch Search/Run box.
  • Type ‘regedit’ and hit Enter key.

After enter into database, follow the steps below:

For IE users:
  • navigate to Explorer Bars, Extensions respectively under
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\ Microsoft\Internet Explorer\
to find and select items related to aartemis.com virus and then right click on selected item to delete it.


For Google Chrome users:
  • navigate to Clients, ClientState and ClientStateMedium respectively under
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Google
to find and select items related to aartemis.com virus and then right click on selected item to delete it.
  • navigate to ClientState under
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Google\Update
to find and select items related to aartemis.com virus and then right click on selected item to delete it.
  • navigate to Common under
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Google\
to find and select items related to aartemis.com virus and then right click on selected item to delete it.


For Mozilla Firefox users:
  • navigate to Extensions under
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\ Microsoft\Mozilla\ Firefox
to find and select items related to aartemis.com virus and then right click on selected item to delete it.
  • navigate to
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\ Microsoft\MozillaPlugins
to find and select items related to aartemis.com virus and then right click on selected item to delete it.
  • navigate to
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\MozillaPlugins
to find and select items related to aartemis.com virus and then right click on selected item to delete it.


For Opera users:
  • Browse to 
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Opera Software
to find and select items generated by aartemis.com virus and then right click on selected item to delete it.

As a browser hijacker, aartemis.com virus manages to introduce its affiliates or web partners into the compromised computer, which is to say ads, toolbars will be introduced in and they will bring aartemis.com virus into other compromised computer in turn. To remove aartemis.com virus completely without reimage, an eradication of related items is required. If you are not able to tell which is vicious that helps with aartemis.com’s survival due to absent computer skills, you are welcome to ask VilmaTech online professionals for instant help.

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Reference: http://blog.vilmatech.com/aartemis-com-virus-remove-aartemis-com-redirect-virus-browsers/
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