How to remove Slithermon Adware

How to remove Slithermon Adware

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How to remove Slithermon Adware

 

What is Slithermon:

Threat Classification: Adware/PUP

The Slithermon Adware are usually bundled with other software – freeware or shareware and is distributed using various methods from download sites, via torrents and P2P sharing networks to infected SPAM emails. The Slithermon is responsible for various troubles on the infected systems, including pop-up ads and random browser redirects, which could make browsing very irritating and nearly almost impossible. You may notice that your browser starts opening various pop-ups or strange websites, full of web ads or online games. The Slithermon is usually distributed using software bundles, that often contain additional infections and even Trojan infections, masked as browser add-ons or online gaming extensions etc. Once you have a Trojan infection active on your computer, you should consider your computer seriously compromised and infected by a very dangerous malware, capable of taking over your entire system and do things, that you couldn’t even imagine – identity theft, hacking your financial records – bank accounts, credit card numbers, finding out and sharing your social security number and carrying cyber attacks from your computer, what alone could bring up an entire new meaning of bad day! That is why our security advisers and malware researcher are strongly recommending to run a full system malware scan, using some reputable and reliable anti-malware product, just like the award-winning anti-malware product SpyHunter 4. If you start getting lots of annoying web ads and you’ve also noticed some suspicious checkers game popping up on your desktop, you should consider your computer compromised and infected by an adware and we suggest you to take steps to clean it.

Usually, users that have Slithermon adware installed on their computers might experience various intrusive and very irritating pop-up or pop-under ads, coupon boxes, banners, search suggestion windows, link advertisements or other commercials, displayed on popular web pages. The victim should consider, that the search results have being compromised as well, most likely overloaded with SPAM and other 3rd party advertising.

Slithermon is usually bundled with some other free ad-supported software products and has being installed by default, when the user accepts the EULA, while performing an express/recommended installation of that software bundle. The possible distribution of Slithermon varies but is not limited to – installing third-party toolbars, free software products, video editing software, codecs, downloading e-mail attachments, clicking on ads or banners etc.

The main purpose of Slithermon is to generate as much traffic as possible to certain domains, which could easily be monetized via one of the many online marketing and/or affiliate platforms. Please note, that the creators of such or similar adware or malware would collect information that might be used to track your browsing habits, however often they collect much more than your web search history. Slithermon may use cookies and other relevant techniques, that might be used to collect private data like account information, username, passwords, financial information including credit card and bank account numbers etc. That’s why this malware infection should not being left unattended, and needs to terminate immediately, as it presents a serious risk for your computer and threat to your private data.

!!! Please note, that these infections could potentially bring up other malware to your computer and even cause a loss of data. Please, do not underestimate such threats.

How to remove Slithermon adware:

There are two ways to remove this infection. It is totally up to you to decide which way you want to go:

1. Automatic Removal Method (recommended for ALL users) using the SpyHunter Malware Security Suite.

2. Manual Removal Method (recommended ONLY for PC Experts or Enthusiasts).

Remove Slithermon adware Automatically:

We recommend using SpyHunter Malware Security Suite.

You can download and install SpyHunter to detect Slithermon and remove it, by clicking the button below. Once installed, SpyHunter will automatically scan and detect all threats present on your system, but to use it as a removal tool, you need to purchase a subscription.

SpyHunter will automatically scan and detect all threats present on your system.

Learn more about SpyHunter (EULA). We strongly recommend you to read and follow the SpyHunter’s Installation InstructionsSpyHunter‘s free diagnosis offers unlimited scans and detection. You can remove the detected files, processes and registry entries manually, by yourself, or purchase a subscription, which will allow you to perform an automatic removal and to receive unlimited one-on-one professional help for any malware related issue by an expert technician.

Remove Slithermon adware Manually:

!!! Please note: You can remove Slithermon Adware/PUP manually. However, you should go ahead at your own risk. Any of the manual interventions might render your system inoperable. Therefore the Manual removal method is highly recommended ONLY for PC Experts or Enthusiasts. For regular users, MalwareKillers.com recommends using SpyHunter.

1. Remove Slithermon Uninstall Entry:

First, you can try to go to Control panel and click on Programs and Features (Windows Vista/7/8/10) or Add/Remove Programs (Windows XP) and check the Uninstall Programs List for any entry related to Slithermon, like the 1.loadblanks.ru, Outbrain.com9o0gle.com, Popads.netShowBox Ads, Traffic-Media.coXmediaserve.com, KMSpico, Ludashi, Dashlane, Search Manager, Playbar.biz, TheProfitsMaker.net, StartNewTab.com, Searchguide.level3.comLoadLeader or any other third-party add-ons, extensions and toolbars. We recommend you to take a very close look for any program, installed near the date, that you started to suspect your computer has been infected or within a day or two before/after that timeframe! If you find any – just right-click on it and try to uninstall them. Although, please mind that these are real infections and you may not been able to remove them directly from the list.

*(Start -> Control Panel -> Programs and Features or Add/Remove Programs) or “Win + R” keys to open “Run” and type in “control”, then hit enter.

2. Remove Slithermon from your browser:

Internet Explorer:

Check out: How to set Internet Explorer settings to default!

Go to Tools -> Internet options -> Advanced Tab and click the Reset button (make sure to select the Delete Personal Settings checkbox).

*please note that in order to save your favorites, you need to export them before resetting the browser as you will lose all personal settings.

After Internet Explorer completes the operation, click the close button and then close IE in order for the changes to take effect.

Google Chrome:

Check out: How to set Google Chrome settings to default!

Go to the following path (you can copy-paste it) and delete the entire folder “Chrome” with all the folders and files that are in it.

For Windows XP: %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\

For Windows Vista/7/8/10: %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Google\

Alternatively, you can navigate to these folders by following these steps:

For Windows XP:

1. Click on “Start” in the bottom-left part of the screen.

2. Choose “Run“.

3. Type %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\ and hit the Enter.

For Windows Vista/7/8/10:

1. Click on the Windows logo in the bottom-left part of the screen.

2. Type %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Google\ and hit the Enter.

Mozilla Firefox:

Check out: How to set Mozilla Firefox settings to default!

1. At the top of the Firefox window (top-right corner), click the Firefox Menu button, go over to the Help sub-menu and select Troubleshooting Information.

2. Click the Refresh / Reset Firefox button in the upper-right corner of the Troubleshooting Information page.

3. To continue, click Refresh / Reset Firefox in the confirmation window that opens.

4. Firefox will close and will reset. When it’s done, a window will list the imported information. Click Finish and Firefox will restart.

3. Remove any folders or files related to Slithermon by checking the following locations:

%ProgramFiles%

%AppData%

%ProgramData%

%LocalAppData%

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