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TIME-TO-READ ALERT is classified as Win32:PUP-gen (potentially unwanted program). What is PUP? PUP is crapware. TIME-TO-READ ALERT have several types of unwanted behaviour:

  1. Displaying popup ads.
  2. Hijacking your browser.
  3. Infecting your desktop shortcuts, etc.
  4. Inserting ads to the web pages.

TIME-TO-READ ALERT can redirect your browser search, collect your personal information and sell it for advertising.
TIME-TO-READ ALERT is usually hard in removing. Some people could not find uninstall program for TIME-TO-READ ALERT in the Control Panel.
Sometimes TIME-TO-READ ALERT uninstaller does not work.


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How TIME-TO-READ ALERT got on your computer?

Usually you got TIME-TO-READ ALERT with as part of a bundle with another tool you downloaded from the Internet. Since TIME-TO-READ ALERT manufacturer pays software developers for distributing TIME-TO-READ ALERT within their applications, TIME-TO-READ ALERT is often included as part of the installer.
Usually, you have not only one TIME-TO-READ ALERT problem, but a bunch of similar WIN32:PUPs.

You have 2 ways to remove TIME-TO-READ ALERT:

You have 2 ways

Remove it automatically1. Remove Automatically.
Remove it manually2. Remove Manually.

Why I recommend you to use an automatic way?

  1. You know only one virus name: "TIME-TO-READ ALERT", but usually you have infected by a bunch of viruses.
    The UnHackMe program detects this threat and all others.
  2. UnHackMe is quite fast! You need only 5 minutes to check your PC.
  3. UnHackMe uses the special features to remove hard in removal viruses. If you remove a virus manually, it can prevent deleting using a self-protecting module. If you even delete the virus, it may recreate himself by a stealthy module.
  4. UnHackMe is small and compatible with any antivirus.
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Here’s how to remove TIME-TO-READ ALERT virus automatically:

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STEP 3: Remove TIME-TO-READ ALERT virus (3 minutes)

So it was much easier to fix such problem automatically, wasn't it?
That is why I strongly advise you to use UnHackMe for remove TIME-TO-READ ALERT redirect or other unwanted software.

How to remove TIME-TO-READ ALERT manually:

STEP 1: Check all shortcuts of your browsers on your desktop, taskbar and in the Start menu. Right click on your shortcut and change it's properties.


You can see TIME-TO-READ ALERT at the end of shortcut target (command line). Remove it and save changes.

In addition, check this command line for fake browser's trick.
For example, if a shortcut points to Google Chrome, it must have the path:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe.
Fake browser may be: …\Appdata\Roaming\HPReyos\ReyosStarter3.exe.
Also the file name may be: “chromium.exe” instead of chrome.exe.

STEP 2: Investigate the list of installed programs and uninstall all unknown recently installed programs.

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STEP 3: Open Task Manager and close all processes, related to TIME-TO-READ ALERT in their description. Discover the directories where such processes start. Search for random or strange file names.

Remove TIME-TO-READ ALERT virus from running processes

Remove TIME-TO-READ ALERT virus from running processes

STEP 4: Inspect the Windows services. Press Win+R, type in: services.msc and press OK.

Remove TIME-TO-READ ALERT virus from Windows services

Remove TIME-TO-READ ALERT virus from Windows services

Disable the services with random names or contains TIME-TO-READ ALERT in it's name or description.

STEP 5: After that press Win+R, type in: taskschd.msc and press OK to open Windows Task Scheduler.
Remove TIME-TO-READ ALERT from scheduled task list.

Delete any task related to TIME-TO-READ ALERT. Disable unknown tasks with random names.

STEP 6: Clear the Windows registry from TIME-TO-READ ALERT virus.
Press Win+R, type in: regedit.exe and press OK.

Remove TIME-TO-READ ALERT virus from Windows registry

Remove TIME-TO-READ ALERT virus from Windows registry

Find and delete all keys/values contains TIME-TO-READ ALERT.

STEP 7: Remove TIME-TO-READ ALERT from Google Chrome.
Remove TIME-TO-READ ALERT Virus from Chrome Extensions

STEP 8: Remove TIME-TO-READ ALERT from Internet Explorer.

Set Internet Explorer Homepage

Set Internet Explorer Homepage

STEP 9: Remove TIME-TO-READ ALERT from Mozilla Firefox.

Change Firefox Home Page

Change Firefox Home Page

STEP 10: And at the end, clear your basket, temporal files, browser's cache.

But if you miss any of these steps and only one part of virus remains – it will come back again immediately or after reboot.

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