Without warning your homepage became Aartemis Portal Site? The homepage of unknown origin claiming it is the best and most complete navigation site of the US is actually a browser hijacker. Tampering with your home page without agreement, replacing your frequently used search engine with Aartemis Search and redirecting your new tab to Aartemis.com page occasionally are all bad acts the browser hijacker done to your browser. Even more angry is that Aartemis Portal Site appends the malicious argument http://aartemis.com/?type=sc&ts=[time stamp]&from=tugs&uid=[hardware ID to your shortcuts of browser so as to make Aartemis.com homepage start automatically each time you open your browser.
Aartemis Portal Site browser hijacker adds browser extensions with different name to your browser. On the one hand, it injects misleading ads into your web search results; on the other hand, it gathers your browsing data which may contains your sensitive information and search queries for generating ads based on your preferences to boost its traffic and gain more revenue.
Aartemis Portal Site browser hijacker infects your computer system mainly through two ways–along with freeware and fake installers. Typically, bundling with freeware to install on your PC sneakily is the most popular one. That is, many of victims suffer from this virus by downloading and installing freeware from the internet. For fake installers, you may promoted to install a fake installer when the malicious websites tells you that your software like Flash Player need to update. These fake installers may carry Aartemis Portal Site browser hijacker, too.
How to Remove Aartemis Portal Site Browser Hijacker
- Step 1 Uninstall all of unknown and dubious program, clean up browser cookies and residual junk files
- Step 2 Remove Aartemis.com redirect from Google Chrome, Firefox and IE
- Step 3 Remove malicious argument from the shortcuts of browsers
- Step 4 Start safe mode blocking malicious page and ads
- Keep your hard drives clean
Step 1 Uninstall all of unknown and dubious program, clean up browser cookies and residual junk files
Note: Aartemis Portal Site browser hijacker installs onto your PC alongside free downloads from the internet. So you are suggested to uninstall such downloads that we called the 3rd party software. By the way, you’d better consider the recent installed program tracing back to time of http://aartemis.com malicious homepage appearing. Or you can use Anvi Smart Defender to detect malware and remove them.
● Uninstall all of unknown and dubious programs that might arouse Aartemis.com redirect virus
After installing, open it and click Expert, and then click Toolbox to download Anvi Uninstaller within several senconds; and then run it.
Switch to the Recently Installed tab to remove all of unknown and dubious programs, especially these applications installed recently. ( Please Skip “Create System Restore Points” when removing)
● clean up browser cookies
Go back to Cloud System Booster, then go to Settings → Boost tab → Cleaner → Privacy Clean, please select Internet Explorer Cookies, Mozilla Firefox Cookies and Google Chrome Cookies and others option, and then click OK to save your modification.
● Remove residual junk files
Go back to Cloud System Booster Home again, click Booster button to clean up junk and error files, invalid registry entries to optimize your PC.
Step 2 Remove Aartemis.com Redirect from Google Chrome, Firefox and IE
Here we offer you 2 option to remove Aartemis.com redirect from your browser.
Option 1Manually remove Aartemis.com redirect from your browsers
If you are Google Chrome users:
When Startup pages pops up, remove malicious url by clicking X behind it.
2. Next, switch to the Appearance tab, click Show Home button and click Change, and then change the malicious domain into http://www.Google.com/ or any one you prefer.
3. When the operation above is finished, come to Search tab, make sure that the content of the first bar is Google and then click Manage Search engines.
Then remove malicious search engines by clicking X behind them and click Make default behind Google to set it as your default engine.
If your are Firefox users:
2. Click the down arrow next to the search engine icon and select Manage Search Engines…, select the malicious web search and other unknown search engines and click Remove.
Then, on the appeared window, type Aartemis.com in the search box to find any items with value containing the keywords of the PUP from list there and highlight the item, right click on it to select Reset, one by one.
If you are Internet Explorer users:
2. Go to The gear icon ( IE 9 and 10 ) or Tools ( IE 8 )> Manage Add-ons> Search Providers, right click on Bing or others and select Set as default, and then right click on the malicious one, click on Remove. (the order for removing can’t be reversed absolutely)
3. Go to The gear icon ( IE 9 and 10 ) or Tools ( IE 8 )> Internet Options> General, find the Tabs area, click on Settings, click on the button under “When a new tab is opened, open:”, select A blank page and hit OK to complete the operation.
Option 2 Remove Aartemis.com rediect via Anvi Slim Toolbar
Because some of users feel it’s a little bit complicated to manually remove Aartemis.com Homepage from browsers one by one. Here, we recommend you a convenient browser management tool–Anvi Slim ToolBar. This tool is designed to remove browser add-ons and repair browser damages including homepage and search engine redirects. With one click to recovery your default browser settings.
1: Download and install Anvi Slim ToolBar.
2. Remove toolbars from browsers
After installing Anvi Slim ToolBar, please open it(if you use trial version, click at the right bottom of box; if you use pro version, input your license key in the blank box), and click on Manage to detect toolbars in your browsers. When the result is displayed, select unknown extensions and others you what to remove, and then click Remove button to remove them.
3. Repair hijacked homepage and modified search engine.
In Anvi Slim ToolBar box, please click on Browser Repair. IE, FF and Google Chrome are listed in the left; you can select any of them to change its homepage and search engine. When you choose customize homepage or customize search engine, please input the one you prefer.
Then click on Repair button to repair hijacked homepage and modified search engine and click on OK.
Step 3: Remove malicious argument from the shortcuts of browsers
The removal guide below is available for Internet Explorer, FireFox and Google Chrome. We take Internet Explorer as an example.
2. When below window appears, switch to Shortcut tab, then remove malicious argument of Aartemis.com from the Target and click OK to finish the operation.
Step 4> Start the safe mode blocking malicious websites and ads
For Internet Explore:
Open your Internet Explorer> click on Tools (Gear Bar if you’re using IE9)> Select Internet Options> Select Privacy tab> Tick the “Turn on Pop-up Blocker” to prevent “Recommended for You” Pop Up > click OK to complete.
Open your Mozilla Firefox>Click on Tools>Select Options>Choose Content>Tick on “Block pop-up windows” and click on OK to finish the operation.
For Google Chrome:
Open your Google Chrome>Click on the wrench icon on the top-right corner of the browser>Select Settings>Click on Showing advanced settings…>Find the Privacy and click on Content Settings>Go to Pop-ups and tick on “Do not allow any site to show pop-ups (recommended)” and click on Done to complete the operation.
However, some of malicious URLs, phishing websites, pop-up/flash ads as well as your unwanted websites cannot be distinguished and detected by the browser itself. To browsing more safe online, an ads blocking tool like Anvi AD Blocker is highly recommended( for instructions of this protection tool please see Learn by trying it. Once install it, it gives you a real-time protection to make your be free from the bother of Pop-up ads and malicious websites as well as decrease the risk of being infected be virus.
Now, you have removed Aartemis.com browser hijacker completely and are relatively safe online with the protection of Anvi Ad Blocker .
Due to browser hijacker like Aartemis Portal Site going to computer packaged with freeware installers and other 3rd party software, it can’t be avoid that those freeware installers still carry other viruses and infections, even they can’t be removed from control panel or can’t be trace on your PC. Under this circumstance, you need use your antivirus software like Anvi Smart Defender ( download:http://dotfab.com/download_asd.html) to detect and remove these malicious and stubborn malware and give you a prompt protection.
Keep your hard drives clean
After computer working for a long time, your disk drives will carry a heavy load. What’s more, due to the infection of this browser hijacker or even other more malicious malware, there will be some of file system errors and junks and invalid fragments in your disk drives. it is necessary to install a repair and clean tool like Anvi Ultimate Defrag to help you fix bug and errors of files in your disk drives, clean up junk files, rearrange fragmented data in the disk as well as optimize the performance of your disk drives.
Free download: http://www.dotfab.com/downloads_aud.html
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After install it, please select the disk drive you want to repair and clean and operation you would like to run ( Repair, Clean, Defrag and Optimize ), then click on Start.
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