Friday, May 16, 2014

Remove V9 Portal Site (en.v9.com) without Reimage

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OUTLINE
  • The accurate definition of v9 portal site
  • V9 portal site’s functions
  • Why en.v9.com can be potentially dangerous?
  • Remove v9 portal site and stop its hijacking with the steps
  • Final: something about removing en.v9.com permanently


Wipe off Misconception


People are used to taking anything that’s causing unpleasant scenarios as virus. As a matter of fact, en.v9.com (that is commonly known as v9 portal site) is a browser hijacker categorized as PUP (potentially unwanted program). If one pays attention to the changes on the Internet, one would notice that items like v9 portal site and ads started to flood in the Internet when PC users develop more dependence on it as they simply serve to promote product.



What Does V9 Portal Site Do?


By hijacking a computer/browser, en.v9.com manages to intercept the traffic constantly to help itself get more popular, allocate traffic to where its maker desires and attract more potential business when other online operators want promote their products rapidly. Though the below scenarios are not the ultimate goals of the browser hijacker, they are incurred when v9 portal site is working to drive business:
  1. Homepage and search engine seem to be permanently replaced by en.v9.com.
  2. Some new tabs will be redirected back to v9 portal site.
  3. Additional web applications might be detected to install on the harassed machine without knowledge and permission, such as key-find.com.
  4. More pop-up ads might be detected before long advertising products.
  5. It takes longer to load a desirable web page.


En.v9.com Can Be Potentially Dangerous


If one keeps updating knowledge on computer threats and the similar ones by accessing VilmaTech’s Sharing Knowledge, one would have known that BHO and JS techniques are commonly seen in building a normal web page; by adding in some slight modifications, the two techniques would combine together to help the browser hijacker to load into startup section and keep the computer constantly querying for en.v9.com.

What’s worse, due to the fact that it is extremely easy to make another browser hijacker like this, en.v9.com is not strictly built and thus bug can be readily taken advantage by any infection that finds it. Once v9 portal site is captured by virus, BHO and JS techniques will be utilized to:
  1. Preload vicious codes into system configuration for easy infiltration.
  2. Record any in-put information, especially log-in confidential to accomplish identity theft.
Since v9 portal site is not technically a virus, anti-virus program will not help take it down. Below is the instruction offered by Global PC Support Center. Should you have any question in the middle of the removal, please welcome to start a live chat for instant answer and assistance.
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Follow Expert Guide to Remove En.v9.com


Step1. Remove the extensions created on the day when v9 portal site was firstly detected.

Internet Explorer
Tools > Manage add-ons > ‘Toolbars and Extensions’ and ‘Search Providers’ > remove v9.com's extension and the one created on the day when it firstly appeared.

Firefox
Tools > Options > ‘Extension’ and‘Plugins’ panel > remove en.v9.com's extension and the ones created on the day when it firstly appeared.

Chrome
Spanner icon > "Tools" > ‘Extensions’ > remove v9 portal site's extension.

Opera
Opera menu > Extensions > Manage Extensions > remove v9's extension.

Safari
Safari Menu > Preferences > extensions tab > remove v9 portal site's extension and the ones generated on day when it firstly appeared.




Step2. Reset the homepage from en.v9.com.

Internet Explorer
Tools menu >“Internet Options” > General tab > put in the desirable homepage URL >“Use Current” button.

Firefox
Firefox’s Menu > Options > General tab > type your favorite homepage URL in ‘Home Page’>“Use Current Pages”.

Chrome
Spanner icon > “Settings” > Basic section > ‘Home Page’> type your favorite homepage URL in “Open this page” > “OK” button.

Opera
Opera’s menu > “settings” > select “Preference” > tap General tab > “Home page” > set your desired search engine.

Safari
Safari menu > Preference > General tab >  “Homepage” > enter your desirable homepage URL > Enter/Return key.




Step3. Modify Hosts file to block en.v9.com from appearing.

Windows
Win+R key combination > type CMD > hit Enter key > type "ping en.v9.com" respectively  > Enter key > note down the IP address > navigate to C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc > click open Hosts file > paste the IP address to the last line > save file.
ping en.v9.com under DOS to block it


Mac OS X
Finder launchpad icon > Utilities > Terminal > type "ping en.v9.com" respectively  > Enter/Return key > note down the IP address > shift+command+g key combination > type “etc” (/private/etc/hosts) > Enter/Return key > click open Hosts file > paste the IP address to the last line > save it to modify host file.
access Terminal to ping v9.com and block it




Step4. Remove all the Temp files under the following directories.
C:\WINDOWS\Temp
C:\Documents and Settings\[user name]\Local Settings\Temp
C:\Documents and Settings\[user name]\Local Settings\Temporary Internet File


Not a few victims said that they encountered v9 portal site after the removal help and thus think wrong that the hijacker had never been removed completely. It should be widely informed that there are thousands of hundreds of browser hijackers alive on the Internet, and every one of them has its own rage period; if one doesn’t follow good PC practice or use extreme carefulness when surfing on the Internet, it is very likely to be hijacked by en.v9.com again. 
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Reference:

V9 (en.v9.com) Portal Site Controlled, How to Remove 



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