How to remove (uninstall) Ex1gent.com

Ex1gent.com is an undesired tool, belonging to the adware range. This stands for that Ex1gent.com’s single aim is to show you lots of undesired banners on all websites, neglecting user's comfort or wants. It also means that if you accept this utility into your system, you will, in short, try to uninstall it. It needs much more efforts and time to delete adware than to prevent the penetration, so on this page, we will teach you how you can keep the machine safe for a long time. Except that, we'll explain to you how to delete the advertising utilities that have found the way into your system.

What is Ex1gent.com

Ex1gent.com

Ex1gent.com is adware, as we’ve lately explained. Like every other kind of hazardous tools, adware has behavioral algorithms and follows them constantly. They are not random, each Ex1gent.com’s action leads to the next one, and when you know where to look – you might notice adware on the spot. We're going to talk it over later, but now – we'll define how you may see adware before letting it into the system.

 

Questionable software can’t be fair to potential victims and just declare their goals. It might drop the infection odds significantly if Ex1gent.com’s description actually reflected the things it is able to do to your system and how much energy it takes to get rid of it. “Our tool will flood you with advertising banners, showing absolutely everywhere on your monitor, blocking web pages' content and creating horrible user experience.” We suppose that such a thing isn't going to happen, so in case you search for a tool to install – inspect it in-depth to prevent adware infection. Advertising programs usually use disguises of other sorts of utilities, such as:

  • System optimization software. These ones are the most suspicious. System boosters are supposed to execute the actions you can do by yourself, but simply don’t want to expend your time in doing it. Erasing outdated icons, remainings of incorrectly uninstalled utilities, useless empty folders, cache, etc. Naturally, swindlers understood that many users don't ever perform those operations, and can't tell whether the system booster is helpful or not. It caused a flood of undesired utilities, which display vigorous practice and dummy results, but their single function is to show advertising banners.
  • Browser tools. Their claimed purposes range from quickening user's browser to granting access to super-up-to-date proposals in any niche. You can be sure, that every popular browser includes all functions you need to apply it effectually. Indeed, there are lots of real browser tools, yet they are popular, and a user can easily prove if one of them suits your needs.
  • Software that assists to “unlock” sites, meaning that you become able to use the web page from a restricted state. These utilities are called Virtual Private Networks, and they are undoubtedly helpful, and the very useful ones are used by hundreds of thousands of customers. If you require a decent VPN – install a well-known one.

How Ex1gent.com works

As we’ve already mentioned, Ex1gent.com dangerous utility has a behavioral frame, and industriously follows it from top to bottom. The main fact you should understand is that undesired tools aren't infecting the machine one after one. They usually do it in parties. A bundle is an installer, containing a few software pieces, and only one of them is helpful. These files could be downloaded from all torrent-trackers around the Internet. That’s why we keep saying people that they'd better install utilities only from trusted websites: you won’t get any suspicious software, installing a program from a trusted site that is concerned about its customers.

Since a bundle is put on a website for public usage, and someone downloads it, the penetration stage comes. The bundle can't be reviewed before you run the installation process, and when you do – it wants you to select an "easy" way. It equals to inviting all those utilities onto your computer. Most customers don’t mention a dialogue window, and automatically allow Ex1gent.com and several other advertising utilities into the system. To beat adware on this phase, you must read any information that pops up during installation of any tools.

The last step is to prepare a victim’s PC for fraudsters' purposes. Ex1gent.com readjusts browser controls, changes the homepage address, and writes in additional items to the system registry to prevent you from uninstalling Ex1gent.com if you attempt to. This process propels into an overwhelming amount of pop-ups on all websites and, after a while, the compromised browser cannot deal with other infections, and the machine will be totally clogged with unwanted tools. If such an opportunity is not suitable for you – you need to get rid of Ex1gent.com in a timely manner.

How to remove Ex1gent.com

Method 1. Use special removal software

Method 2. Remove Ex1gent.com manually

Step 1. Uninstall the unfamiliar programs from Control Panel

Step 2. Check hosts file

Step 3. Remove Ex1gent.com from the browser (Google Chrome/Mozilla Firefox/IE/Opera/Safari/Edge)

 

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

 

You'd better remember that even if Ex1gent.com looks not extremely hazardous, it causes issues gradually, thus the more you consider the situation, the more time it will take to uninstall it. We're aware of two totally safe and approved methods to delete Ex1gent.com from customer's workstation: by-hand and automatic. The manual mode is more preferable for users who have some computer literacy, and whose machines aren’t fully infected by adware. The automatic technique is easier to execute and will help you with any amount of viruses and needs no knowledge but, obviously, requires you to install a decent antivirus. To get rid of Ex1gent.com, we’ll advise you to purchase Spyhunter, a useful tool, which is improving for more than a decade already. Spyhunter has lots of happy users in various countries, and if you wish to become one of them – click the button below.

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Instructions for manual deletion

Step 1. Uninstall software from the system

Windows 7

1. Uninstall the unfamiliar programs from Control Panel

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

2. Check the following folders for the suspicious elements

  • C:\Program Files\
  • C:\ProgramData\
  • C:\Users\YOUR_USER\AppData\Roaming\
  • C:\Users\YOUR_USER\AppData\Local\

3. Clean registry:

  • Click Start
  • Type Regedit.exe
  • Search for "Ex1gent.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 the program 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 unfamiliar programs from Control Panel

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

7. Remove elements like on Win7.

 

Step 2. Check hosts file

Modify hosts file, that located in C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\ .

Hosts file.Step 1

Open the file with Notepad and delete suspicious strings.

Hosts file.Step 2

It has to look like this:

Hosts file.Step 3

Step 3. Remove Ex1gent.com from the browser

Internet Explorer

Step 1. Disable strange extensions:

  • Tools
  • Manage add-ons
  • Remove Ex1gent.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 unfamiliar add-on:

  • Customize and Control Google Chrome
  • More Tools
  • Extensions
  • Remove add-on

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 suspicious extensions:

  • Open menu
  • Add-ons
  • Extensions
  • Remove add-on

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Open menu
  • Options
  • Home
  • Choose “Blank page” into Homepage and new windows

 

Opera browser

Step 1. Disable strange add-ons:

  • Open Opera;
  • Customize and Control Opera;
  • Extensions;
  • Choose add-on and press button "Disable"

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Open Opera browser;
  • Customize and Control Opera;
  • Settings;
  • On Startup;
  • Open a specific page or set of pages;
  • Press button "Add a new page" 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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