How to remove (uninstall) Cobalten.com

Do you see irritating banners on your favorite pages that are shown by the Cobalten.com search? Do you see the presence of Cobalten.com anywhere else on the PC? If anything like this happened lately – the machine is infected by an advertising utility, and this guide will assist you to eliminate it.

Cobalten.com

What is Cobalten.com

The tool that distributes ads is called Cobalten.com, and it is an advertising program. Cobalten.com cannot do anything well, as it is made to achieve a single purpose: to drive you crazy. Well, the mad-driving activity is not its real task, but you will be irritated anyway until the virus does what it does – displays the advertising content. When the penetration is complete, it alters the browser settings and delivers you as many links as it can and even more, making sure that you will see some of them. Swindlers get a couple of cents for every click you are making, so you can understand why the banners are being displayed repeatedly: it is a real bonanza. In the coming sections, we will explain how Cobalten.com infected the machine and how it might be protected against such threats. If you are not interested and simply want to remove adware as soon as possible – ignore the other parts and look at the removal advice.

 

Right after the infection, Cobalten.com begins to switch the properties of the browser. It is all that it can do, because the core role in this system is left for the scammers' search engine, which emerges in the browser as soon as you download Cobalten.com. Therefore, the virus clears your default homepage and the pre-set search and places the fake website instead of them. After that, you cannot use the reputable Yahoo, Bing, Google or any other search you are used to – you will browse the Internet with the help of the poor scammers' tool, giving away ads suspicious links pop-ups and other suchlike trash. One more Cobalten.com's task is to modify the controls of browser shortcuts in a way that in case you restore the normal settings, you will automatically open the fraud search engine in a first tab.

If you have already struggled to uninstall Cobalten.com, you might have realized that it returns, no matter how many times you eliminated it. It occurs because of the adware’s protective mechanisms, and we will define how they work:

  • A system task is the most popular technique to restore Cobalten.com after its elimination. Usually, users do not frequently utilize these tasks, so Cobalten.com just creates a task to inspect if it is working, and if it is not – to get and install it one more time. This task checks the Cobalten.com's status after each restart, and that is why virus is so difficult to remove.
  • Another way is pretty much like the previous one, but it utilizes the system registry instead of the system tasks. Hackers create a new string to the registry and you should find and remove it, which might be difficult. The regular registry entries are critically important, and by erasing one of them, you may cause significant damage to the system.

How Cobalten.com was installed in the system

We know this way as the “bundled installation”, and it means that evil people merge the installation files of several hazardous programs and a single useful tool into one "bundle". The essential peculiarity of the package is that its name is the name of a good tool, and you cannot see what is in there until it's too late. On one of the middle stages, you see an offer to get more viruses, with all fields checked and the natural turn is to install them and move on. In addition, you pressed that button. There is also a method, with the “manners of installation”. In most cases, the advanced installation manner provides you with the ability to pick a directory for a tool to be established, which extra tools you require, and which you do not. In case of Cobalten.com, if you pick the recommended installation, you admit all the adware from the package into your system.

Methods to remove Cobalten.com

If you are MAC user, follow this guide How to remove virus from MAC

 

Method 1. Use special removal software

Method 2. Remove Cobalten.com manually

Step 1. Uninstall Cobalten.com from the operation system

Step 2. Remove Cobalten.com from the browser (Google Chrome/Mozilla Firefox/IE/Opera/Safari/Edge)

 

At this moment, you know what Cobalten.com is, and you are aware of its tricky techniques of infection. We have told you nearly everything, apart from the very significant thing: how to uninstall this adware. Let’s get to it. You can uninstall Cobalten.com by following these plain methods. One of them is what you have already attempted to execute – manual removal. We can make it right, and below this paragraph, you will find the guide on by-hand removal. Its crucial disadvantage is that you cannot uninstall many viruses through it since it will take lots of time. We offer you another manner: you may fully remove the virus within ten minutes with the help of Spyhunter Antimalware. It has many benefits, and among them are extended signature database, fast working, 24/7 user support and the compatibility with other antiviral tools. It is time to stop trying to clean the device through unpaid programs – switch to the true antivirus. Push the button below to scan the hard drive via the unpaid version with limited capabilities.

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Instructions for manual deletion

Step 1. Uninstall software from the system

Windows 7

1. Uninstall Cobalten.com from Control Panel

  • Start
  • Control Panel
  • Programs
  • Programs and Features
  • Uninstall a program
  • Select Cobalten.com and press Uninstall

2. Delete elements that stayed after uninstalling from Control Panel

  • C:\Program Files\Cobalten.com
  • C:\ProgramData\Cobalten.com
  • C:\Users\YOUR_USER\AppData\Roaming\Cobalten.com

3. Clean registry:

  • Click Start
  • Type Regedit.exe
  • Search for "Cobalten.com" and delete these elements

 

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Windows 10

1. On the field Search Windows type 'Control Panel'

2. Click Uninstall a program

3. Select Cobalten.com and press Uninstall

 

Windows 8

1. Point to the upper-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer down, and tap Search.

2. Enter control panel in the search box, and then click Control Panel.

3. Under View by:, select Large Icons, and then click Programs and features.

4. Click the program, and then click Uninstall.

5. Follow the instructions on the screen.

6. Delete Cobalten.com from Control Panel

  • Start
  • Control Panel
  • Programs
  • Programs and Features
  • Uninstall a program
  • Select Cobalten.com and press Uninstall

7. Remove elements like on Win7.

 

Step 2. Remove Cobalten.com from the browser

Internet Explorer

Step 1. Disable add-on:

  • Tools
  • Manage add-ons
  • Remove Cobalten.com

Step 2.Change homepage:

  • Tools
  • Internet Options
  • General
  • Home page
  • Put “about:blank”

Step 3. Change new tab page:

  • Tools
  • Internet Options
  • General
  • Tabs

 

Google Chrome

Step 1. Remove add-on:

  • Customize and Control Google Chrome
  • More Tools
  • Extensions
  • Remove Cobalten.com

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Customize and Control Google Chrome
  • Settings
  • Open a specific page or set of pages
  • Delete all specific pages

 

Mozilla Firefox

Step 1. Delete add-on:

  • Open menu
  • Add-ons
  • Extensions
  • Remove Cobalten.com

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Open menu
  • Options
  • General
  • Put “about:blank” into Home page field

 

Opera browser

Step 1. Disable add-on:

  • Open Opera;
  • Customize and Control Opera;
  • Extensions;
  • Choose Cobalten.com and press button "Remove from Opera"

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Open Opera browser;
  • Customize and Control Opera;
  • Settings;
  • On Startup;
  • Open a specific page or set of pages;
  • Press button "Set pages" and change Homepage to your favorite one.

 

Safari

Step 1. Start Safari browser

Step 2. Display a menu of General Safari Settings

Step 3. Reset Safari...

Step 4. Press "Reset"

 

Microsoft Edge

Step 1. Delete the suspicious extensions.

  • Menu
  • Extensions
  • Choose unfamiliar extension
  • Press Uninstall

Step 2. Change homepage.

  • Go to the website of the search engine you want
  • Select More actions
  • Settings
  • View advanced settings
  • Change search engine
  • Select search engine you want and Set as default

 

Video how to reset browser and remove all extensions

 

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