How to remove (uninstall) Afternoon.network

Afternoon.network tool is what we call adware. The word reflects that Afternoon.network’s sole object is to show you lots of suspicious banners on all sites you attend, regardless of your comfort or interests. Except that, it means that when you accept suchlike tool into your system, you will, before long, try to eliminate it. It consumes much more efforts and time to remove adware than to prevent the infection, so on this page, we will explain to you how you can keep your machine safe for years. We will also explain to you how to delete the suspicious software that managed to get onto the device.

What is Afternoon.network

Afternoon.network

Afternoon.network is an advertising program, as we have already mentioned. Like all other sorts of undesired utilities, Afternoon.network has some lines to follow and adheres to them all the time. They aren't accidental, each Afternoon.network’s step makes for the following one, and if you understand what to search for – you may detect an advertising program right away. We will discuss it later, but in this one we're going to find out how a customer may discover an unwanted utility before allowing it into the system.

 

Advertising software aren't able to afford to be upright with their users and just disclose their goals. It might have dropped the penetration cases drastically if Afternoon.network’s depiction honestly reflected the things it might do to customer's system and the amount of troubles it takes to remove it. “This utility is going to sink your system in ads, hiding web pages' content and making you sick of the advertising industry by default.” We believe that such a thing isn't going to occur, so when you want to install a utility – inspect it meticulously to keep adware off your computer. Adware usually utilizes disguises of various kinds of programs, such as:

  • Applications for browsing. Their stated functionality varies from speeding up customer's browser to granting access to the very beneficial propositions in all niches. You can be sure, that each reputable browser includes everything you require to use it effectually. Of course, there are some quality browser add-ons, but they’re well-known, and a user can easily see if any of them suits your needs.
  • System optimization programs. These ones are the craftiest. System boosters are supposed to execute the operations you might cope with in manual mode, but simply don’t wanna spend your time on them. Removing cache, waste of incorrectly uninstalled tools, invalid icons, useless empty folders, etc. Naturally, Internet-criminals found out that lots of PC owners don’t ever do those things, and can't tell if the system cleaner is really working or not. It resulted a lot of suspicious utilities, which feature vigorous activity and fake results, while their sole aim is to generate ads.
  • Software that helps to “unlock” web pages, which means that you become able to use the site from a country where it's prohibited. Suchlike utilities are called Virtual Private Networks, and they're extremely useful, and the very helpful ones are used by hundreds of thousands of users. If you need a quality VPN – install a famous one.

How Afternoon.network works

We've already told you that Afternoon.network suspicious program uses its own algorithm, and closely adheres it from top to bottom. The main piece you should remember is that dangerous programs aren't getting into the PC one at a time. They prefer to come in parties. A bundle means a package, comprising several programs, only one of whose is useful and the others are not. These installers could be found on any torrent-tracker along the Internet. This is the reason for adware researchers to keep saying users that they'd better download tools exclusively from trusted web pages: you're not going to get any adware, purchasing a tool from a reputable website that looks after its users.

Since a package is put somewhere for public access, and a customer downloads it, begins the next stage: the infection. The bundle can't be inspected before you run the installation process, and if you do – it advises you to pick an "easy" manner. It equals to allowing all those utilities onto the computer. The majority users ignore that information, and thoughtlessly allow Afternoon.network and some other unwanted programs into the OS. To get rid of Afternoon.network on this step, you better look into every single bit of information that appears while you're installing any programs.

The last step is to prepare a user’s device for Afternoon.network's tasks. Afternoon.network changes browser settings, changes the starting page URL, and writes in new items to the system registry to prevent you from eliminating Afternoon.network in case you attempt to. These actions lead to an abundance of ads on all sites and, with time, the weakened browser cannot prevent incoming infections, and your OS will be fully plugged-up with dangerous utilities. If such an opportunity is not suitable for you – you’d better remove Afternoon.network ASAP.

How to remove Afternoon.network

Method 1. Use special removal software

Method 2. Remove Afternoon.network manually

Step 1. Uninstall the unfamiliar programs from Control Panel

Step 2. Check hosts file

Step 3. Remove Afternoon.network 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

 

We need you to clearly realize that even as Afternoon.network looks not really dangerous, it causes damage gradually, and the longer you neglect it, the harder it will be to get rid of it. We know two totally effective and tested methods to eliminate Afternoon.network from user's system: by-hand and automatic. The manual manner is more preferable for the ones who have some Internet-literacy, and whose computers aren’t completely taken over by viruses. The software technique is easier to execute and will deal with any amount of viruses and requires no knowledge but, of course, requires you to download a powerful antivirus. To cope with Afternoon.network uninstalling, we’ll advise you to install Spyhunter, a modern utility, which was developing for more than a decade already. Spyhunter has plenty of happy customers in multiple countries, so if you want to be one of them – push the button under this paragraph.

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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 "Afternoon.network" and delete these elements

 

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. Disable notifications in the browser

Google Chrome

  • Launch Google Chrome
  • Customize and Control Google Chrome
  • Settings
  • Advanced
  • Content settings
  • Notifications
  • Block all specific pages

 

Mozilla Firefox

  • Launch Mozilla Firefox
  • Open menu
  • Options
  • Privacy and Security
  • Notifications
  • Settings...
  • Remove suspicious websites

 

Opera browser

  • Open Opera browser;
  • Customize and Control Opera;
  • Settings;
  • Advanced
  • Content settings
  • Notifications
  • Block all specific pages

 

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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