How to remove (uninstall) Stimafigu.info

Have you seen annoying banners on your favorite sites that come from the Stimafigu.info search? Have you seen the presence of Stimafigu.info somewhere else on the PC? If anything similar happened in later days – your computer is infected with adware, and our guide was written to help you in uninstalling it.

Stimafigu.info

What is Stimafigu.info

The virus that distributes ads is called Stimafigu.info, and it is adware. Stimafigu.info can do nothing well, as it was made to do one thing: to irritate you. Surely, the mere irritation is not its real task, but it’s lightly delivered when the virus does its job – displays the advertising content. When the penetration is complete, it changes the browser controls and shows you tons of ads, to ensure that you click at least on a few of them. Adware owners earn some tiny amount of money for every click you’ve made, and now you realize why the links keep appearing: it’s pure money. In the sections below, we will explain in which manner Stimafigu.info got onto the computer and how it might be guarded against similar viruses. In case you know all you need on that topic and simply want to remove Stimafigu.info ASAP – don't mind the following sections and look at the removal guide.

As soon as the infection is performed, Stimafigu.info modifies the properties of the browser. It’s the best that it can do, because the core function in this play is passed to the “better search” to which you get redirected. So, the virus changes the pre-set start page, as well as the default search and puts the fake website instead of them. After that you cannot use the reputable Google, Bing, Yahoo or any other search you're used to – you will surf the Net through the miserable scammers' search, displaying advertising banners fake websites pop-ups and other stuff like that. Another adware's task is to alter the properties of browser shortcuts so that even if you recover the normal controls, you'll see the fake search engine as a first tab.

If you have already tried to erase Stimafigu.info, you could notice that it reinstalls, no matter how many times you erased it. It happens because of the adware’s defensive systems, and we will unriddle to you how they function:

  • The easiest manner of protection is to make a scheduled task on the restoration of the virus after its deletion. System tasks are not frequently used by regular computer users, so the adware simply creates a task to check if it is running, and if it’s not – to get and install it again. This task is being launched every time you reboot the workstation, and thanks to it Stimafigu.info keeps returning.
  • The second way is pretty much like the previous one, but it utilizes the system registry instead of the Scheduled Tasks service. You must clear the registry to defeat this way, but it is a rather hard task for a novice user. All other registry entries are needed for your PC to function, and by clearing any of them, you can cause significant damage to the OS.

 

How Stimafigu.info got on your computer

To make it clear, we will describe the process in total. Most of the advertisement-oriented tools are each other's copies, duplicated many times and sold to third-grade web-criminals with lesser alterations made. One of those guys bought this one in the Dark Web, tuned it and published it on file-exchanging sites all over the Web. And then, you visited the website and downloaded it. Wait, you’re sure that you didn’t search for a utility that will drive you mad? Maybe, you searched for the best recipe to endanger your PC, and received a direct link to Stimafigu.info download? Still no? Well, in that case, it was some tool that's really helpful. Some free program from a not-so-famous company, or a cracked version of some well-known tool you didn’t want to purchase.

This method is known as “bundled installation”, and it's based on that scammers unite the installation files of 3-4 viruses and a sole good tool to create one package. The principal peculiarity of that package is that its pattern interferes a victim from seeing the viruses inside of it. On some of the steps, you're allowed to see a proposal to download additional viruses, with the required checkmarks filled and the mouse cursor is already hovering over “proceed”. We assume that you proceeded, if you're reading this article. Don't forget about another technique, with the “manners of installation”. In most cases, the installation for experienced users provides you with the possibility to pick where you want this software to be installed, and how many extra utilities do you want. In case of Stimafigu.info, if you clicked the recommended installation, you allow all the trash from the bundle into your system.

Methods to remove Stimafigu.info

Method 1. Use special removal software

Method 2. Remove Stimafigu.info manually

Step 1. Uninstall Stimafigu.info from the operation system

Step 2. Remove Stimafigu.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

At this moment you realize how Stimafigu.info works, and you see how it penetrated your computer. You know all you need, besides the very significant thing: the methods to eliminate this adware. Here we go. You can remove Stimafigu.info with the help of two simple methods. The first one is what you’ve just attempted to execute – DIY uninstallation. We can do it right, and below this part, you will find the tips on manual deletion. Its crucial drawback is the incapability to uninstall several viruses through it as it will take many hours to do. It's better to try another manner: you can totally remove Stimafigu.info within several minutes through Spyhunter AntiMalware. This utility has lots of pluses, including fair price, round-the-clock user support, high operation speed and the compatibility with many antiviral tools. It's time to stop trying to guard the device with free software – switch to the true antivirus. Click the link under this paragraph to download an unpaid scanner.

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Instructions for manual deletion

Step 1. Uninstall software from the system

Windows 7

1. Uninstall Stimafigu.info from Control Panel

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

2. Delete elements that stayed after uninstalling from Control Panel

  • C:\Program Files\Stimafigu.info
  • C:\ProgramData\Stimafigu.info
  • C:\Users\YOUR_USER\AppData\Roaming\Stimafigu.info

3. Clean registry:

  • Click Start
  • Type Regedit.exe
  • Search for "Stimafigu.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 Stimafigu.info 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 Stimafigu.info from Control Panel

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

7. Remove elements like on Win7.

 

Step 2. Remove Stimafigu.info from the browser

Internet Explorer

Step 1. Disable add-on:

  • Tools
  • Manage add-ons
  • Remove Stimafigu.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 add-on:

  • Customize and Control Google Chrome
  • More Tools
  • Extensions
  • Remove Stimafigu.info

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 Stimafigu.info

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 Stimafigu.info 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

 

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