What is SEARCH9.ASKTHEPOTATO.COM?SEARCH9.ASKTHEPOTATO.COM is detected as Adware.
Adware term is a short form of Advertising Software.
Adware displays unwanted, annoying ads for getting revenue from advertising agencies.
SEARCH9.ASKTHEPOTATO.COM has antivirus alias ADWARE.ASKTHEPOTATO.
SEARCH9.ASKTHEPOTATO.COM infects web browsers.
SEARCH9.ASKTHEPOTATO.COM risk is considered as Medium.
- Notification messages from web site: SEARCH9.ASKTHEPOTATO.COM.
- New tabs with URL: SEARCH9.ASKTHEPOTATO.COM.
- Advertisement banner with name Ads by SEARCH9.ASKTHEPOTATO.COM.
- Redirect from a good web page to SEARCH9.ASKTHEPOTATO.COM.
- Pop up ads.
How did you get infected by SEARCH9.ASKTHEPOTATO.COM virus?
- Fake browser. You wanted to download Google Chrome, but installed Chromium.
- Free games from unknown producer.
- Youtube Adblocker is a Fake Adware blocker.
- Software Crack or serial code.
- Youtube/Video Downloaders.
How to easily remove SEARCH9.ASKTHEPOTATO.COM virus?I have enough computer skill to remove virus manually using only my hands and internal Windows utilities.
But it takes a lot of time. It's not easy. Use the manual removal instruction it at your own risk.
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Why I don't offer an antivirus for malware removal?Antivirus is good in removing file viruses.
But the modern malware are fileless.
Virus simply adds its link to your browser and you will see a lot of pop-up ads, redirects, notifications, etc. Also, malware uses the legitimate programs to download and execute malicious code.
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Here’s how to remove SEARCH9.ASKTHEPOTATO.COM virus:
STEP 1: Install UnHackMe (1 minute).
- Download UnHackMe from the official web site.
- Double click on UnHackMe.zip.
Unzip all files from the zip to a new folder.
- Double click on the 'unhackme_setup.exe'.
- You will see a confirmation screen with verified publisher: Greatis Software.
- Then you have to accept the license agreement.
- After that choose a destination folder.
Complete UnHackMe installation.
STEP 2: Scan for SEARCH9.ASKTHEPOTATO.COM malware using UnHackMe (1 minute).
- First scan will start automatically.
STEP 3: Remove SEARCH9.ASKTHEPOTATO.COM malware (3 minutes).
- Carefully inspect found items.
Malicious items are marked by red shield.
Suspicious items are yellow.
UnHackMe automatically creates a System Restore point before fixing!
It is important to have System Restore active in case of recovering deleted files.
Next click the red button: Remove Checked!
- UnHackMe may ask your confirmation to close all browsers.
- If you want to quarantine files before deleting, check the box 'Use file safe deleting'.
- And after all you will see the results of your scanning and fixing process:
STEP 4: (optional) Clear your browser cache, delete temporary files, clean Recycle Bin.
- If you use Mozilla Firefox as I do, just go to menu Tools and run Options. Open Privacy tab and check option 'Clear history when Firefox closes'
- Then click Settings at this screen and check options 'Cookies' and 'Cache' as shown at picture.
- After that click OK and close your browser's pages. All information in cache will be removed.
- Switch to desktop, find a Recycle Bin icon. Right click on it and choose "Clear".
How to remove SEARCH9.ASKTHEPOTATO.COM virus manually?
- Check recently installed apps and uninstall unknown apps.
- Disable Web Push Notifications in your browser.
- After that, check settings of search and homepage of your browser. Reset them if needed.
- Open Task Manager and close all unused programs.
Use the Details tab in the Task amanager.
Customize columns to display the "Command line".
Virus programs often use random filenames.
- Stop and disable unknown services. Be careful! Do it only if you are fully sure that you do!
- Delete virus scheduled tasks.
- Find and delete all keys with virus name in it's content.
- After that, check shortcuts of your browsers if they have additional addresses at the end of command line. Check if shortcuts runs real browsers, not fakes. Remember: Chromium is fake browser, real name have to be Chrome.
- Remove all unused extensions (or plug-ins) in your browsers: Firefox, Internet Explorer, Chrome, etc., if they have our virus name in their names or directory. You may need to uninstall suspisious exgtensions or totally reset your browser.
- Next, you have to check your DNS settings. Follow your provider's instructions, delete all unknown DNS addresses.