How to remove (uninstall) Motious.com

Motious.com is a browser hijacker. Browser hijackers are the advertising programs which were made to use the vulnerabilities of Internet advertising system and to earn money from it. The methods of their work are pretty simple and are based on the system called Pay per click. Pay per click means that the advertiser pays for each click that was made on his advertising banner. With help of Motious.com scammers force users to make thousands of clicks on unreliable links. Users don’t even need to visit those websites, they are just trying to hide the annoying ad, and click on it. Suchlike methods can’t be considered decent, and you might have a question: are these programs legal? The answer is: yes, they are. Their legality is provided by one fact: each user that has Motious.com on his PC had once permitted it to install. Browser hijackers always ask your permission to install, and give full information about what they are and what they’re going to do on your PC. The truth is that users don’t like to read EULA, so they just skip all windows and click “OK” each time. This leads us to the question, and this question is how Motious.com got on your PC?

What is Motious.com and how it sneaked on your PC?

Motious.com

Any utility has its goal, and Motious.com isn't an exception. But, if you believe that the description of this tool is really useful - you're wrong. Usually, the depiction of adware promises that it is very helpful. Most of adware promise that they will help you to look for something on the Internet. Help in the finding of recent music, games or movies, performing some functions in Facebook and search for sales, deals and discounts online - these are the functions that the majority of advertising programs declare to carry out. It might look very good, but when you start thinking about it, you understand that all features that are stated have long been present in the default functionality of all browsers or social networks. By the way, the goal of virus creators is to state that their product performs a function that is impossible to check. The "faster", "safer" or "better" web-surfing is a excellent sample of suchlike function, since these options are really indistinct and nearly impossible to trace. According to this, advertising programs are completely useless, and is just consuming space on your hard drive? No, it's not! They perform a very important task, - to allow Internet criminals to earn thousands of dollars per day from novice users.

Usually all browser hijackers use on method of distribution: it is called bundled installation. The success of this methods depends on the popularity of programs with which the hijacker is bundled. Hackers pick the most popular and effective tools, like pirated versions of Word and Excel, and bundle their browser hijacker with them. User downloads the installation package and when he tries to install the needed program, the installer offers him to install some more programs. Usually all the additional tools are at least unwanted and in worst case – viral. If user skips all the windows and doesn’t read the user agreement – he will install not one but 4-5 programs, and most of them will only call problems, like Motious.com.

 

It's hard to understand when it had begun but now there is an opinion that hackers develop the viruses with no particular reason. Perilous programs slow down the computer, prevent the functions of reliable tools, and Internet-criminals like it so much that they are willing to spend many hours, creating annoying viruses. You must remember that all viruses have some feature, and it is often applies to profit. It is weird that advertising program shows so much banners, but when you realize it, the scheme appears very plain. All this advertising is shown to earn money on clicks. Many people know that advertisement in the Web is paid on the pay-per-click system. It means that the customer pays for every transition from the pop-up to the website. Thus, the more ads adware shows you, the higher is the chance that you will take an interest in it and pass the link. Yet if you are not interested in adware's proposals - you still click on the link, in order to hide an unwanted intrusive ad. Advertisers don't want to know in which way the clicks were made, and swindlers will receive their payment both for the normal click and for the incidental one. Despite this price isn’t large, do not forget about the number of infected computers! Trustful operator can think that suchlike advertisement is good, and try to find something entertaining among adware offers, making tens of referrals every day. Anti-viral developers and malware-fighting forums receive thousands of complaints on Motious.com, so hackers make really nice profit on it.

Methods to remove Motious.com

By the way, there is one more effect of Motious.com which in the long term may cause serious damage to your machine. This effect is Motious.com's power to switch browser controls on purpose to advertise more effective that makes it highly assailable to all threats. Adware seeks to modify three items: the filtering of annoying ads, default search engine and home page. Suchlike changes tangle with the key principles of computer security, and make user's browser highly assailable to all types of threats. The viruses will overwhelm your computer, because each click on the link, shown by adware invites one more virus in the system. If you don't like your PC to be in such state you should delete Motious.com from the machine as fast as possible.

Method 1. Use special removal software

Method 2. Remove Motious.com manually

Step 1. Uninstall Motious.com from the operation system

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

 

There are two main methods of adware spread: the deployment on the hacked web-sites and bundled installation with free software. The "website" method may be lightly avoided: you should only visit sites which are completely reliable, and appear on the first positions in browser. Also, don't forget to listen to the notifications of your antivirus software and browser. To guard yourself from the infection through the bundled installation method, you should attentively monitor the installation of each software. Bundled installation technique works because of people's credulity and the bad habit to press OK before you read what you are agreeing with. The installation program is modified to suggest you to get extra programs instead of the needed one. In many variations you just cannot decline the installation, and in some - there's no sign of additional programs. You need to know that: if Motious.com had infected your computer via installation in bundles, you, probably, have some more undesired programs or viruses. So, if you see the choice between “safe installation” and “partial installation” – pick the second variant. Doing this you will be able to choose what program you wish to install and which you do not.

Motious.com removal tool

If you're tired of redirections and advertising in all browsers - we have good instructions on Motious.com removal. Despite the fact that elimination in manual manner is highly convenient, it has some weaknesses, comparing to the software deletion through AV-tool. When you eliminate the hazardous program manually, you cannot intercept it (or any other program) from entering the PC again. If you use an antivirus program - it will provide you the defense for years. We suggest you to install a program called Spyhunter that not only deletes all adware from your system but also shields it from all other malicious software as long as Spyhunter will remain on your machine.

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Instructions for manual deletion

Windows 7 and Windows XP

1. Uninstall Motious.com from Control Panel

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

2. Delete elements that stayed after uninstalling from Control Panel

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

3. Clean registry:

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

 

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How to remove Motious.com from Windows 10

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

2. Click Uninstall a program

3. Select Motious.com and press Uninstall

 

How to uninstall from 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 Motious.com from Control Panel

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

7. Remove elements like on Win7.

 

How to uninstall Motious.com from Mac OS

1. Click Applications in the Finder sidebar

2. Drag unwanted program to the Trash

3. Empty Trash

 

Step 2. Remove Motious.com from the browser

How to remove Motious.com from Internet Explorer

Step 1. Disable add-on:

  • Tools
  • Manage add-ons
  • Remove Motious.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

 

How to delete Motious.com from Google Chrome

Step 1. Remove add-on:

  • Customize and Control Google Chrome
  • Tools
  • Extensions
  • Remove Motious.com

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Customize and Control Google Chrome
  • Settings
  • On startup
  • Set pages
  • Put “about:blank”

 

How to uninstall Motious.com from Mozilla Firefox

Step 1. Delete add-on:

  • Tools
  • Add-ons
  • Remove Motious.com

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Tools
  • Options
  • General
  • Put “about:blank” into homepage field

Step 3. Change new tab page:

  • Put “about:config” into address bar;
  • Confirm the suggestion;
  • Search for “browser.newtab.url”;
  • Reset this field (right-click and choose reset).

 

How to delete Motious.com from Opera browser

Step 1. Disable add-on:

  • Open Opera;
  • Customize and Control Opera;
  • Extensions;
  • Choose Motious.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.

 

How to delete Motious.com from Safari

Step 1. Start Safari browser

Step 2. Display a menu of General Safari Settings

Step 3. Reset Safari...

Step 4. Press "Reset"

 

Video how to reset browser and remove all extensions

 

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