How to remove (uninstall) Windows-rescue.info

Windows-rescue.info

Windows-rescue.info is utilized by swindlers to put up some simulated movement on the sites they have to promote and to sell the low-quality or inappropriate merchandise. We are talking about suspicious utilities, hacked utilities or video files, “rated R” files and fake goods. Needless to say, that the pop-ups displayed by Windows-rescue.info are highly dubious and should not be clicked no matter what. We have already told you, that Windows-rescue.info isn’t dangerous individually, but it gets dangerous if you leave it unattended. If adware lives for long enough inside your PC, it allows other harmful tools to sneak in thus turning the OS into a junkyard. We believe that you have seen these PC's already, littered with crappy utilities, incapable of starting in several minutes, horribly freezing, etc. You’d better remove Windows-rescue.info ASAP, to prevent these things happening to your PC.

Windows-rescue.info is a malicious tool, yet it’s not a usual virus. This is the Windows-rescue.info's best advantage and the biggest disadvantage in equal measure, and in case you wonder why - let us start. The good news is that any advertising tool isn't harmful singularly, and it's not going to harm user's files or harm the entire system as typical viruses do. It will generate a lot of advertising in the shape of pop-up windows, links emerging out of thin air on the display and huge banners. You can ignore every one of them, but it's a great discomfort no matter how you put it. What's not good is that unlike malware, adware is rarely detected by common antiviruses. They cannot fight it thanks to singular behavior patterns, and cannot stop it from being installed since users do it all by hand.

 

How to protect your PC against Windows-rescue.info

Before we launch the uninstalling procedure, you should realize the techniques to guard your workstation from Windows-rescue.info. Let us start from learning the ways of getting into the system. We're aware of lots of infection methods which malicious programs like, still the very usual of them for adware is the affiliate infection, also known as bundling. Here’s its way of function:

  • When a customer notices a bundle, he thinks that it is a trusted tool and installs it. Sometimes, antiviruses warn you about the probably dangerous contents of an installer, but hackers have a foul trick up their sleeves to take on that. The popular programs they use as honeypots are in most cases the hacked versions of official tools. That's why users think that they might raise the alarm and simply ignore the warnings.
  • Hackers upload the installer on a popular file-sharing platform. They upload it to as many portals as they can, to enlarge the number of potential victims.
  • In time of the installation process, a victim sees a menu in which he is to pick one between a preferable and not recommended installation methods. The recommended manner is pre-picked so that each user who likes to click ”skip” choose it automatically.
  • Hackers pick a nice tool that is sought-after among the regular users and mix it up with a few advertising tools. The bundle is made in a manner that you couldn’t understand what’s inside until you begin the installation process. In the worst cases, it occurs after the installation, when the user realizes that he's got not quite what he wanted.

If you haven't rejected the pre-selected installation technique – you’ve installed plenty of malicious programs instead of a good program, and we're going to assist you with their deletion.

How to recognize adware when you see one?

You may wonder how you may spot an advertising program if even an antivirus failed to do this, but we’ll explain that in a moment. The trick is that your antivirus (if you have one), is finding dangerous tools through their structure. Fraudsters change the signatures of their malicious programs each few days by uploading lesser changes so that they stay untraceable. We don’t say that you have to dig into adware’s code, but we have plenty of experience in how scammers would hide an undesired tool while it stays in front of the user’s eyes. You have to look at the sort of each program you're downloading. Think hard before installing browser enhancement add-ons and tools for social networks that offer you some new types of interactions. System optimizers are also very suspicious, as well as all pirated tools, like PhotoShop, Excel, PowerPoint, Word, etc. By refraining from using these programs, the chances of penetration will lower dramatically.

How to remove Windows-rescue.info

Method 1. Use special removal software

Method 2. Remove Windows-rescue.info manually

Step 1. Uninstall the unfamiliar programs from Control Panel

Step 2. Check hosts file

Step 3. Remove Windows-rescue.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

 

When you want to delete Windows-rescue.info – you can choose among two variants. You might remove it by hand, or via an antiviral utility. In case you love to deal with Windows-rescue.info without any additional tools – we may help you with that, but you have to remember that Windows-rescue.info is not the single undesired programs within the laptop. As you may recall from the other parts of this entry, Windows-rescue.info penetrated the device via affiliate installation, which means that there are easily three more malicious utilities to eliminate. If you are ready to deal with them all at the same time with your own hands – we will 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 "Windows-rescue.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 Windows-rescue.info from the browser

Internet Explorer

Step 1. Disable strange extensions:

  • Tools
  • Manage add-ons
  • Remove Windows-rescue.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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