How to remove Prime Info Spot

Do you see annoying banners in your browser, labeled as “pop-ups by Primeinfospot.com”? Do you see the name Primeinfospot.com anywhere else in the system? If something alike occurred lately – the system is infested with an advertising program, and this entry can assist you to remove it.

Primeinfospot.com

What is Primeinfospot.com

Immediately after the infection, Primeinfospot.com switches the controls of the browser. It’s the best that it can do, as the main function in this system is left for the “super search” to which you're being redirected. So, adware alters the default homepage and your favorite search engine and puts the scammer’s website in their place. Now, instead of searching via the reputable Bing, Google, Yahoo or any other search engine you're used to – you will surf the Net via the wretched Primeinfospot.com website that displays fake pages ads pop-ups and other stuff like that. The virus also substitutes the properties of the icons of your browsers so that even if you restore the regular controls, you will see the untrusted search system as a first tab.

If you've already tried to get rid of the virus, you might have realized that it recovers, no matter the number of times you deleted it. It happens because of the adware’s protective mechanisms, and we will define how they work:

  • A system task is the most popular method to launch the reinstallation of Primeinfospot.com if the operator had removed it. These tasks are not often used by regular PC owners, so Primeinfospot.com simply sets a task to inspect if it’s installed, and if it’s not – to download and install it again. This task verifies the virus' status after each reboot, and that’s why Primeinfospot.com keeps returning.
  • Another manner has the similar goal, but it utilizes the OS's registry instead of the system tasks. Scammers add a new string to the registry and you should find and delete it, which might be not easy. All other registry items are crucially important, and by removing one of them, you might bring significant injury to the system.

Primeinfospot.com, as you might have guessed already, is adware. Primeinfospot.com cannot do anything helpful, as it was created to do one thing: to irritate you. We're joking, your annoyance isn’t its real task, but you'll be irritated anyway until the virus does what it does – displays ads. When the virus gets inside, it modifies the controls of your browser and shows you lots of ads, making sure that you click at least on some of them. Swindlers get a few cents for every click you're making, and now you see why the ads appear again and again: it’s pure money. In the further parts of this article, we’ll tell you in which manner adware infected the PC and how you might guard it against similar threats. If you know everything that you need on that topic and simply want to delete adware as soon as possible – don't mind the coming parts and look at the removal instructions.

 

How Primeinfospot.com was installed in the system

To make simpler for you, we will depict the process in total. 99% of the advertising tools are clones of each other, duplicated countless times and sold to various web-criminals with lesser changes made. Some evil guys purchased Primeinfospot.com from an illegal website, tuned it and published it on file-exchanging sites all over the Internet. And after that, there was you, downloading it. Okay, you're saying that you haven't looked for adware that will irritate you? Maybe, you searched for some messing-it-all-up tool for the machine, and got a direct link to Primeinfospot.com downloader? Missed again? Okay, in that case, it was another tool that is really useful. Some toll-free tool created by an unknown company, or a cracked copy of a paid tool you're not going to purchase.

We know this way as the “affiliate installation”, and its essence is that hackers merge the installers of 3-4 perilous programs and a sole useful tool to create one package. The principal peculiarity of that package is that it’s called by the name of a helpful software, and you don’t know its content before the installation starts. On some of the stages, you're allowed to see an offer to get other viruses, with all fields checked and the first desire is to get them and proceed. We suppose that you proceeded, as you're on this page today. It could be slightly different: they might have done this via the “manners of installation”. It's pretty simple: the installation for practiced users means that you may decide a folder for this software to be established, which extra tools do you require, and which you don’t. In case of Primeinfospot.com, picking the recommended installation means that you admit all the trash from the bundle into the device.

Methods to remove Primeinfospot.com

Method 1. Use special removal software

Method 2. Remove Primeinfospot.com manually

Step 1. Uninstall the unfamiliar programs from Control Panel

Step 2. Check hosts file

Step 3. Remove Primeinfospot.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

Now you understand what Primeinfospot.com is, and you are aware of its tricky manners of infection. We’ve told you nearly everything, besides the highly significant thing: how to delete this adware. Let’s fix that. You can eliminate Primeinfospot.com with the help of two basic methods. One of them is what you have already attempted to perform – uninstallation in manual mode. We can do it right, and under this paragraph, you will see the hints on manual removal. Its only disadvantage is the incapability to delete lots of viruses with its help as it will require too much time. We offer you the faster technique: you might fully remove the adware in a few minutes via Spyhunter antivirus. This tool has many benefits, including round-the-clock support service, extended signature database, rapid deletion and the compatibility with other anti-viruses. It's time to stop attempting to clean the device through unpaid utilities – try the decent antivirus. Click the link below to scan the hard drive via the unpaid scanner.

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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 "Primeinfospot.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 Primeinfospot.com from the browser

Internet Explorer

Step 1. Disable strange extensions:

  • Tools
  • Manage add-ons
  • Remove Primeinfospot.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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