How to Remove Netmahal Virus (Browser Hijacker Removal Guide)?

Your browser homepage is replaced with netmahal.com, and default search engine with search.netmahal.com? The webpage is flooded with pop-up ads? Computer becomes slower and slower? What causes all of the computer issues? Exactly, the Netmahal is the chief culprit. This article helps you fix all of the problems. Keep reading.
 

Netmahal Virus Description (Browser Hijacker Description)

 
You may never know what the Netmahal is before it captures your machine. The Netmahal is classified as browser hijacker, which hijacks the homepage and default search engine of browser including Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. The biggest sign of the Netmahal virus is the homepage change. That means whenever you open the browser, you will be redirected to the Netmahal.com and forced to use the Netmahal search. This in itself is not as malicious as ransomware or rogueware, but it can bring some potential hazards.
 

 

Impact of Netmahal Virus

 
Besides the default settings change of browser, numerous unwanted pop-ups rampantly bombard victims. The Netmahal search can collect the search terms from your search queries and then provides advertisements associated with your search queries so that the promoted advertisements can more easily receive your attention. A bombardment of advertisements makes you crazy as well as eats the computer resources. Moreover, the Netmahal search is possible to list some malicious websites in the search results. Once you are rerouted to a phishing website, your computer has a great chance to be infected with other rootkits and Trojans. As long as you enter into a malicious websites, it may automatically download other dangerous virus. That is the reason why you take more time to load a page or even can’t open the website you want to visit. To avoid other terrible computer viruses, it is highly recommended you remove it as soon as possible.
 

 

How Netmahal Virus enters into computer?

 
Usually, this browser hijacker propagates through e-mail attachments, shared files, pornographic webpages or free software downloads. For instance, when you download and install a game, you will also agree to check the Netmahal.com as your homepage of browser and change default settings of browser. Nevertheless, when you remove the game from your computer, the changed browser settings can’t be restore automatically, you have to repair it manually. To avoid this virus, users should always pay attention when installing free software with optional installs, opt for the custom installation and uncheck those programs which you are not familiar with.
 

How to Remove Netmahal Virus (Browser Hijacker Removal Guide)?

 
Step 1 Remove Netmahal from control panel
Step 2 Remove Netmahal add-ons and repair browser using Anvi Slim toolbar
Step 3 scan and remove Netmahal related malware using Anvi Smart Defender
Step 4 Clean invalid registry entries and leftovers using Cloud System Booster
 

step 1

Remove Netmahal from control panel

 
Windows 8
Move mouse cursor to the bottom right corner of the screen. Click Settings on Charms bar and go to Control Panel. Select Uninstall a program and remove Netmahal build 1.0, New Tabs Uninstall, eSave Security Control, Desk 365, BrowserProtect and any other unwanted or unknown programs.
 
Windows XP
Go to Start, navigate to Settings and click on Control Panel, navigate to Add or Remove Programs, choose Programs and Features, find Netmahal build 1.0, New Tabs Uninstall, eSave Security Control, Desk 365, BrowserProtect and any other unwanted or unknown programs, and hit Remove.
 
Windows 7/Vista
Go to Start, navigate to Control Panel, select Uninstall a program/Programs and Features, find Netmahal build 1.0, New Tabs Uninstall, eSave Security Control, Desk 365, BrowserProtect and any other unwanted or unknown programs, and click on Uninstall.
 

step 2

Remove Netmahal add-ons and repair browser using Anvi Slim toolbar

 
Anvi Slim Toolbar is designed to protect and repair browsers including IE, Firefox and Chrome from malicious toolbars. Users are easily captured by useless or even malicious toolbars and add-ons while installing freeware or shareware. This nice program can keep your internet browsers safe and healthy and help you conveniently and quickly remove unwanted add-on/toolbar/extension/plugin installed on. In addition, it also can repair the changed homepages and search engines of browsers including IE, Firefox and Chrome back to their default homepages and search engines. Anvi Slim Toolbar deserves your own.
 
1 Download and install Anvi Slim Toolbar.
 
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2 Launch the Anvi Slim Toolbar and click on the second Manage tab to scan the extensions and toolbars on the browsers.
 

 
3 Select Netmahal related program related extensions on the browsers including IE, Firefox and Chrome and hit Remove.
 

 
4 Repair modified browser using Anvi Slim Toolbar
 
4.1 After removing the Netmahal related extensions, click on Back, go to Browser Repair.
 
4.2 Choose the browser which you want to repair. Under Homepage Settings, check Customize Homage, type the URL you want such as http://www.google.com into the box, under the Search Engine Settings, choose one search engine listed in pull-down menu, and finally click Repair.
 

 
Note: The Netmahal virus may under different name. If you can find the Netmahal related add-ons using Anvi Slim toolbar, you can repair the browser manually. First of all, choose the browser on your computer and follow the repair instructions.
 

     
Google Chrome
 
1 Remove Netmahal.com from the Startup pages of Chrome.
 
Click on the Chrome menu > tools>Settings> In On startup section click Set pages> mouse-over to the Netmahal.com and click the X symbol to remove it> Add your preferred domain and set it as your homepage.
 

 
2. Remove Netmahal.com from the homepage.
 
Click on Settings> In Appearance section click Change
 
Remove Netmahal.com from Startup pages by clicking the X symbol, you can also choose to add a new page by entering its URL and hit OK to complete the modification.
 

 
3 Change default search provider, and remove Netmahal from the search engines list.
 
Click on the Chrome menu> Settings> In Search section click Manage search engines…> Choose to set another preferred one as the default search engine by clicking Make default> Remove Netmahal from the list.
 

 
4. Remove Netmahal associated add-ons through managing Extensions.
 
Click on the Chrome menu > tools> Extensions > Find and delete Netmahal related add-ons from the list.

 

step 3

Scan and remove Netmahal related malware using Anvi Smart Defender

 
In order to be sure that there are no other undesirable files present in your system, run a full system scan with Anvi Smart Defender. Anvi Smart Defender is a powerful malicious software removal tool, which can help users prevent malicious software such as virus, Trojan, adware, spyware and so on. The light and smart swordfish scan engine will not consume extra resources and influence the operation of the computer. And here we recommend you the Anvi Smart Defender antimalware.
 
Anvi Smart Defender Anti-Malware Software safe and direct download link: www.anvisoft.com/software/asd/
 
1. Install the free or paid version of Anvi Smart Defender Anti-Malware software.
Note:
Free version users: please update the database following the prompt.
Existing version users: please update the software by navigating to Settings > Update tab.
 
2. Launch the program.
3. Scan the malware infecting the computer system.
 

 
4. Check out the detailed results and remove the malicious files once and for all.
 
Click on View Details to see detailed results and click on Remove button to completely remove.
 

step 4

Clean invalid registry entries and leftovers using Cloud System Booster

 
After removing Netmahal extensions, there are invalid registry entries as well as any leftovers left in the computer. These junks files will slow down the computer or leave hide danger in your computer. It is highly recommended that you get rid of the junks files using Cloud System Booster—a computer cleaner initially designed to clean and optimize your computer by throwing out junk data on disk, registry, and more unneeded Windows files. If you have any question, please feel free to get in touch for help.
 
1. Download and install Cloud System Booster
 
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2. Run the Cloud System Booster
 
Click on the Boost button on the main screen to run a full scan, and hit Clean button to remove these junk files, malicious registry entries, etc.
 

 
Tips for optimization
 
Anvi Ultimate Defrag newly developed by Anvisoft team is designed to integrate four common functions of repairing disk errors, cleaning up junk files, defragging and optimizing the hard disk drive volumes. It is light to install and efficient to defrag. The Anvi Ultimate Defrag is featured with offering four different defragmentation modes including Normal Mode, Home Mode, Business Mode and Entertainment Mode. It results in serving for better disk defrag as per user’s need.
 
Anvi Ultimate Defrag: http://www.anvisoft.com/ultimate-defrag.html

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