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Suddenly Vosteran.com took over your homepage and you cannot remove it.
Vosteran.com will replace your homepage on Google Chrome if the Vosteran browser has been installed on your system. The program is supposed to provide you with quick access to your favorite websites by placing their logos on the Vosteran.com homepage. You are also provided with the so-called Vosteran export tool, which allows to open multiple previously saved websites with one click. This is supposed to save you a lot of time, especially if your job involves spending time online. Still Vosteran is not considered to be reliable and it is better not to keep Vosteran.com as your default homepage.
How did I get infected with Vosteran.com?
At Vosteran.com you will find more information about the program and what it offers. If you go carefully through the website, you will also find out that it does feature a download button which appears to be broken. This means that the program has entered your system when you have acquired another free application. It was probably suggested to you as an additional program which you skipped to disable, and so it got installed automatically. Paying attention to all steps when installing freeware will save you a lot of trouble with removing unwanted programs afterwards.
Why is Vosteran.com dangerous?
If you find Vosteran.com useful and decide to use its services, you will soon notice the appearance of pop-up ads on the web pages you visit. You can be certain that it is the program that is responsible for their display. The purpose of the ads is to redirect you to websites belonging to Vosteran’s third-party affiliates. These third parties are not disclosed by the program, so you do not know what to expect of them. Vosteran is also capable of collecting non-personally identifiable information, which might result in some privacy-related issues. You should remove Vosteran.com in order to protect yourself from infections.
How to Remove Vosteran.com virus (Manual Removal Guide)
If you perform exactly the steps below you should be able to remove the Vosteran.com 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 Vosteran.com 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 Vosteran.com from your computer
Simultaneously press the Windows Logo Button and then “R” to open the Run Command
Locate the vosteran.com search software named WSE_vosteran and click on uninstall/change. In general you should remove all unknown programs.
STEP 2 : Remove Vosteran.com homepage from Chrome, Firefox and IE
Remove from Google Chrome
- Open Google Chrome
- In the Main Menu, select Tools—> Extensions
- Remove any unknown extension by clicking on the little recycle bin
- If you are not able to delete the extension then navigate to C:\Users\”computer name“\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\and review the folders one by one.
- Reset Google Chrome by Deleting the current user to make sure nothing is left behind
- go to settings – Add person
- choose a preferred name.
- then go back and remove person 1
- Chrome should be malware free now
Remove from Mozilla Firefox
- Open Mozilla Firefox
- Press simultaneously Ctrl+Shift+A
- Disable and remove the unwanted add on
- Open the Firefox’s Help Menu
- Then Troubleshoot information
- Click on Reset Firefox
Remove from Internet Explorer
- Open IE
- On the Upper Right Corner Click on the Gear Icon
- Go to Toolbars and Extensions
- Disable any suspicious extension.
- On the Upper Right Corner of Internet Explorer Click on the Gear Icon.
- Click on Internet options
- Select the Advanced tab and click on Reset.
- Check the “Delete Personal Settings Tab” and then Reset
- Restart Internet Explorer
Go to your application data folder and delete vosteran.exe
How to Permanently Remove Vosteran.com Virus (automatic) Removal Guide
To make sure manual removal is successful, I recommend to use a free scanner of any professional antimalware program to identify any Vosteran.com malware registry leftovers or temporary files.