How to remove (uninstall) Relistinfo.com

Relistinfo.com

Fraudsters need Relistinfo.com to display some fake visits on the pages they need to promote and to advertise the things that can’t be advertised in a legit way. We’re speaking of drugs, “18+” files, suspicious utilities and hacked utilities or media files. Naturally, the banners generated by Relistinfo.com are highly suspicious and shouldn’t be clicked under no event. We’ve said previously, that Relistinfo.com isn’t dangerous independently, but it grows more hazardous if it manages to escape customer's attention. If a dangerous utility dwells for long enough within your laptop, it helps other dangerous programs to crawl in thus transforming your machine into a junkyard. You might see these spoiled PC's occasionally, choked with useless tools, incapable of starting in a few minutes, constantly freezing, etc. You have to uninstall Relistinfo.com as soon as possible, to prevent these things happening to your OS.

Relistinfo.com

Relistinfo.com is a hazardous utility, yet it can't be called a virus. This is the adware's best advantage and the biggest weakness at one stroke, and if you are wondering why - let us begin. It's relieving to know that any adware isn't perilous singularly, and it's not going to spoil the information on your computer or vandalize the system as common viruses do. It will just show you lots of unacceptable advertising content in the form of links appearing without any logic on your screen, pop-ups and large banners. You might manage to hide them all, but it's a major inconvenience no matter how you put it. What's not good is that unlike viruses, adware is rarely detected by regular AV. They can’t recognize it as the result of weird behavior patterns, and cannot decline its installation since people install it by hand.

 

How to protect your PC against Relistinfo.com

Before we proceed to the removal, you should know the techniques to guard the PC against undesired programs. It's better to begin with learning the manners of infection. We know lots of penetration methods that harmful tools prefer, still the most usual of them for Relistinfo.com is the bundled infection. This is how it goes:

  • When a customer sees an installation file, he decides that it is a trusted utility and installs it. Occasionally, AV programs warn their users about the possibly harmful contents of a package, but swindlers have an ace up their sleeves to take on it. The popular tools used as titles for bundles are mostly the cracked variants of licensed programs. That's why victims think that a bundle may conflict with their AV programs and just ignore the alerts.
  • Internet-criminals pick a helpful tool that is widely known among the common users and mingle it with a few pieces of adware. The installer is developed so that you cannot see what’s inside before you start installing it. Sometimes, it occurs past the installation, when the user understands that he has installed more than he wanted.
  • Swindlers put the bundle on a sought-after torrent-tracker. They put it on as many platforms as they're able, to increase the quantity of possible victims.
  • When the customer installs the package, he sees a menu where he has to pick one between a preferable and advanced methods of installation. The preferable one is pre-chosen so that all users who like to click ”skip” picked it right away.

If you haven't unchecked the recommended installation way – you’ve got a lot of harmful tools besides of a useful utility, and now we will help you with their elimination.

How to recognize adware when you see one?

You might wonder how a user may detect adware if an antiviral program failed to do this, but we will answer this question right now. The thing is that the antiviral program (if there is one installed on your computer), detects suspicious programs by their signature. Fraudsters change the structure of their unwanted programs at least once in a while by uploading minor changes so that they remained untraceable. We won't recommend you to dig into adware’s code, but we have a few thoughts about how hackers might hide an undesired tool when it remains in front of the customer’s face. You need to think over the type of each tool you're installing. Don’t ever install browser improvement programs and programs for social networks that want to give you any type of miraculous advantages. System optimizers are also highly suspicious, as well as any pirated utilities, like PhotoShop, Word, PowerPoint, Excel, etc. By refraining from downloading these ones, the chances of penetration will go down dramatically.

How to remove Relistinfo.com

Method 1. Use special removal software

Method 2. Remove Relistinfo.com manually

Step 1. Uninstall the unfamiliar programs from Control Panel

Step 2. Check hosts file

Step 3. Remove Relistinfo.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

 

If you’re trying to uninstall Relistinfo.com – you can pick between two ways. You might delete it by hand, or via an antivirus. In case you like to cope with Relistinfo.com without any antiviruses – we can help you with that, but you should understand that Relistinfo.com isn’t the single virus inside your PC. As you recall from the previous sections of this paper, Relistinfo.com got into the device through bundled installation, and there are at least 3 more dangerous programs to remove. If you’re ready to cope with them all at once in the manual mode – we'll help you with it.

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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 "Relistinfo.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 Relistinfo.com from the browser

Internet Explorer

Step 1. Disable strange extensions:

  • Tools
  • Manage add-ons
  • Remove Relistinfo.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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