How to remove (uninstall) Stopnotifyfriends.info

Stopnotifyfriends.info

Adware is used by hackers to put up some simulated activity on the web sites they have to boost and to sell the poor-quality or improper services. We are talking about hacked tools or media files, suspicious utilities, drugs and “adult” files. Needless to say, that the links created by Stopnotifyfriends.info are extremely dangerous and you should not click them under any circumstances. We have said before, that Stopnotifyfriends.info is not dangerous separately, but it gets perilous if stays unattended. If a perilous program lives for long enough inside your workstation, it allows other unwanted programs to infect the machine occasionally turning the OS into a dump site. You’ve probably seen such PC's already, littered with dangerous utilities, incapable of launching in a few minutes, continually freezing, etc. You should uninstall adware ASAP, to evade such problems with your own device.

Stopnotifyfriends.info is a dangerous utility, but it’s not your ordinary malware. This fact can be considered both good and bad news at one stroke, and if you wonder why - let us begin. The good thing is that any advertising program is not harmful individually, which means that it's not going to destroy the data on your PC or vandalize the system as typical viruses do. It will simply show you a lot of unacceptable promotional content in the shape of links emerging without any logic on your screen, pop-ups and huge banners. You can ignore every one of them, but it's a big discomfort anyway. What's not so good is that as distinct from viruses, advertising tools are on rare occasions recognized by regular anti-viral software. They're unable to catch it because of irregular behavioral patterns, and cannot stop it from being installed because people install it by hand.

 

How to protect your PC against Stopnotifyfriends.info

Before we begin the elimination procedure, you'd better realize how to secure your machine against adware. Let’s begin by learning the manners of infection. We know many infection ways which malicious programs use, still the very usual of them for Stopnotifyfriends.info is the sponsored download, AKA bundling. This is how it goes:

  • During the installation process, a victim sees a menu in which he is to select between a preferable and advanced installation techniques. The recommended variant is pre-chosen so that all people who like to click ”skip” picked it instantly.
  • When a victim finds an installer, he believes that it is a helpful program and downloads it. Occasionally, antiviral tools warn you about the probably perilous contents of an installer, but web-Internet criminals have a helpful trick up their sleeves to cope with this. The useful programs they use as honeypots are in most cases the cracked variants of paid tools. That's why customers expect that a bundle most likely will raise the alarm and simply bypass the alerts.
  • Web-criminals choose a useful utility that is popular among the regular customers and bundle it with a few advertising utilities. The installer is created in a way that you couldn’t see what’s inside until you launch the installation process. Often, it happens past the installation, when the customer understands that he has installed not what he wanted.
  • The bundle is being put on a popular file-sharing website. They upload it to as many sites as they can, to enlarge the number of possible victims.

If you didn’t uncheck the pre-selected installation way – you’ve installed a lot of perilous programs instead of a useful tool, and we're going to assist you with their uninstalling.

How to recognize adware when you see one?

You may wonder how one may recognize adware if even an antivirus didn't manage to do that, but we’ll answer this question in a moment. The trick is that the antiviral utility (if you’ve got one), finds viruses through their structure. Fraudsters change the structure of their suspicious programs each few days by uploading small updates without altering the major aim. We do not think that you should look into Stopnotifyfriends.info’s structure, but we have some thoughts about how hackers may hide a hazardous utility while it remains in front of everyone’s face. You need to inspect the sort of every tool you're downloading. Think twice before installing browser improvement utilities and add-ons for social networks which want to give you any type of miraculous functions. System cleaners are very questionable too, as well as all pirated utilities, like Excel, PowerPoint, Word, PhotoShop, etc. By refraining from using these programs, the odds of penetration will lower significantly.

How to remove Stopnotifyfriends.info

Method 1. Use special removal software

Method 2. Remove Stopnotifyfriends.info manually

Step 1. Uninstall the unfamiliar programs from Control Panel

Step 2. Check hosts file

Step 3. Remove Stopnotifyfriends.info 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

 

If you’re going to get rid of Stopnotifyfriends.info – there are two ways. You can delete it manually, or with the help of an antivirus. In case you prefer to cope with Stopnotifyfriends.info without any antiviruses – we can help you with that, but you should realize that Stopnotifyfriends.info isn’t the single adware inside the computer. As we've told you in the above paragraphs of the article, Stopnotifyfriends.info infected your device via bundling, which means that you have at least 3 more suspicious programs to uninstall. If you’re OK with eliminating them all at one by one manually – be our guest.

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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 "Stopnotifyfriends.info" 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 Stopnotifyfriends.info from the browser

Internet Explorer

Step 1. Disable strange extensions:

  • Tools
  • Manage add-ons
  • Remove Stopnotifyfriends.info

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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