(SOLVED!) How to Remove "SHORTE.ST" VIRUS from Chrome, Firefox, Edge, IE browser: "SHORTE.ST" Removal Tips

What is SHORTE.ST?

SHORTE.ST is a browser hijacker! SHORTE.ST is appeared on your PC after installing free software, bundled with adware downloader program. Adware program changes the homepage and search engine for your web browser to SHORTE.ST.
 
Ads by SHORTE.ST

In addition, it changed Windows shortcuts on your desktop and in the Start Menu.
The link to SHORTE.ST site is added into the command line.

SHORTE.ST

Each time when you click on shortcut you will start displaying of SHORTE.ST site.

You have 2 ways to remove SHORTE.ST:

You have 2 ways

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


Will you remove it?
8 137

Download Removal Tool for Free

People say

Visitor post

Why I recommend you to use an automatic way?

  1. You know only one virus name: "SHORTE.ST", 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.
  5. UnHackMe is fully free for 30-days!

Here’s how to remove SHORTE.ST virus automatically:

STEP 1: Install UnHackMe (1 minute)

STEP 2: Scan for malware using UnHackMe (1 minute)

STEP 3: Remove SHORTE.ST 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 SHORTE.ST redirect or other unwanted software.

How to remove SHORTE.ST 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.

http://SHORTE.ST

You can see SHORTE.ST 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.

check installed programs to uninstall

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

Remove SHORTE.ST virus from running processes

Remove SHORTE.ST virus from running processes

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

Remove SHORTE.ST virus from Windows services

Remove SHORTE.ST virus from Windows services

Disable the services with random names or contains SHORTE.ST 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 SHORTE.ST from scheduled task list.

Delete any task related to SHORTE.ST. Disable unknown tasks with random names.

STEP 6: Clear the Windows registry from SHORTE.ST virus.
Press Win+R, type in: regedit.exe and press OK.

Remove SHORTE.ST virus from Windows registry

Remove SHORTE.ST virus from Windows registry

Find and delete all keys/values contains SHORTE.ST.

STEP 7: Remove SHORTE.ST from Google Chrome.
Remove SHORTE.ST Virus from Chrome Extensions

STEP 8: Remove SHORTE.ST from Internet Explorer.

Set Internet Explorer Homepage

Set Internet Explorer Homepage

STEP 9: Remove SHORTE.ST 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.


I use UnHackMe for cleaning ads and viruses from my friend's computers, because it is extremely fast and effective.




STEP 1: Download UnHackMe for free

UnHackMe removes Adware/Spyware/Unwanted Programs/Browser Hijackers/Search Redirectors from your PC easily.

Free Download

UnHackMe is compatible with most antivirus software.
UnHackMe is 100% CLEAN, which means it does not contain any form of malware, including adware, spyware, viruses, trojans and backdoors. VirusTotal (0/56).
System Requirements: Windows 2000-Windows 8.1/10 32 or 64-bit. UnHackMe uses minimum of computer resources.

STEP 2: Double click on UnHackMe_setup.exe

You will see a confirmation screen with verified publisher: Greatis Software. Verified Publisher Greatis Software

Once UnHackMe has installed the first Scan will start automatically

Review the detected threats

STEP 3: Carefully review the detected threats!

Click Remove button or False Positive.

Enjoy!

7 votes, average: 5.00 out of 57 votes, average: 5.00 out of 57 votes, average: 5.00 out of 57 votes, average: 5.00 out of 57 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5 (7 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)
You need to be a registered member to rate this.
Loading...