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Suddenly Terra.im took over your homepage and you cannot remove it.
Do you find yourself constantly redirected to Terra.im? Has it replaced your default search engine and homepage? If that is the case, know that you’re dealing with a browser hijacker. Terra.im is a malicious and intrusive application that severely damages your system. It deceives you into approving its installation, and then proceeds to make a complete mess. The changes mentioned above are just the beginning of an entire string of issues that follow this tool. Once it’s in, the application can implement all sorts of changes without your knowledge or permission. For example, it can choose to install more malware on your computer, and you’ll just have to deal with it. The best course of action, you can take once you’ve realized this program has infected your system, is to delete it immediately. You’ll save yourself a ton of headaches and issues, and your future self will thank you for it.
How did I get infected with?
Since Terra.im has to get your permission for its installation, it has come up with an entire array of different tricks it can resort to when it comes to getting it. The application uses deception in order to dupe you into giving it the green light, and it’s so sly in its methods that you have no clue you allowed such a harmful threat to enter your system. That’s because Terra.im is sneaky. It usually hides behind freeware as most users don’t pay nearly enough attention as they should when going through its installation. They skip reading the terms and conditions, and just agree to everything in haste. That’s exactly what you should do if you wish to end up with a hijacker such as Terra.im. If you don’t, be more attentive and you might avoid it. The application can also hitch a ride in with spam email attachments, corrupted links, and corrupted websites or pose as a program or system update.
Why is this dangerous?
Aside from being able to install more malware on your computer, Terra.im can also change your registry settings and prevent you from visiting your favorite website. Also, the program displays one of the most infuriating characteristics of computer viruses – it floods you with pop-up ads incessantly. Every single time you attempt to use your browser you will be interrupted by a pop-up ad. These ads are thrown your way for a reason. Their primary objective is to generate web traffic and produce pay-per-click profits for the third parties behind the application. Not only are the ads extremely annoying, but because they pop up constantly, they end up slowing your computer’s performance to a crawl and causing frequent system crashes. However, the pop-ups will be the least of your concerns. Terra.im is programmed to act as a spy and steal your private details. It’s designed to start keeping track of your browsing activities as soon as it infiltrates your PC. The application catalogs your every move and once it feels it has collected enough data on you, proceeds to send it to the unknown wicked people behind it. Don’t grant them access to your personal and financial information! Do what’s best for you and your computer, and get rid of Terra.im at once.
How to Remove Terra.im virus
If you perform exactly the steps below you should be able to remove the Terra.im infection. Please, follow the procedures in the exact order. Please, consider to print this guide or have another computer at your disposal. You will NOT need any USB sticks or CDs.
The Terra.im adware is specifically designed to make money. It generates web traffic, collects sales leads for other dubious sites, and will display advertisements and sponsored links within your web browser.
STEP 1 : Uninstall Terra.im from your computer
Simultaneously press the Windows Logo Button and then “R” to open the Run Command
Locate the Terra.im search software and click on uninstall/change. In general you should remove all unknown programs.
STEP 2 : Remove Terra.im homepage from Chrome, Firefox and IE
Open Google Chrome
- In the Main Menu, select Tools then Extensions
- Remove the Terra.im by clicking on the little recycle bin
- Reset Google Chrome by Deleting the current user to make sure nothing is left behind
Open Mozilla Firefox
- Press simultaneously Ctrl+Shift+A
- Disable the unwanted Extension
- Go to Help
- Then Troubleshoot information
- Click on Reset Firefox
Open Internet Explorer
- On the Upper Right Corner Click on the Gear Icon
- Click on Internet options
- go to Toolbars and Extensions and disable the unknown extensions
- Select the Advanced tab and click on Reset
- Restart Internet Explorer
How to Permanently Remove Terra.im Virus (automatic) Removal Guide
To make sure manual removal is successful, we recommend to use a free scanner of any professional antimalware program to identify possible registry leftovers or temporary files.