How to remove (uninstall) Botkano.info

This is an entry that helps to deprive the Botkano.info adware from bothering you. We know the manners to get rid of Botkano.info adware for ever, and defend your machine from being infected again. Our item contains the helpful info on annoying banners so that you could browse the Web easily again.

Botkano.info

We think you have understood already, yet we will say that again: Botkano.info is the program that displays advertisement to you. This program is completely in reply for anything that goes wrong with your device. In our entry, we’ll make it clear for you, how Botkano.info penetrates the laptop, how it works and how you can defeat it. The removal guide is placed under the informational chapter. In case you do not need us to tell you anything – just ignore it and go to the uninstalling.

What is Botkano.info

Botkano.info is the last adware, but the generality of the updates invented through latter years were absolutely esthetic. Adware doesn’t need to evolve, since it's not counting upon any complex programming solutions in its job – it depends on you. Adware is one of the least intricate, yet the very payable suspicious programs, which let swindlers to gain their monies without being accused of anything. Of course, it doesn't look legal from user's point of view: dangerous program crawls into the machine, turns it laggard, invites lots of other similar tools on board, and pushes the major pile of advertising down your throat. There might be lots of explanations, but the fact is that you let adware to get into the machine. We will get to it in the coming paragraphs, and now we will talk about what adware does in the system.

We've already mentioned that Botkano.info is not a virus, since it can’t create its replicas and distribute itself through the Internet. It has customer to download it, and when someone does so – Botkano.info has to be installed. While installing Botkano.info you'll have to verify that you've read EULA, in which all functions of adware are openly stated. Of course, victims not often search for adware directly. Affiliate installation is way more usual, and we will explain what it is under this section. Sometimes victim isn't reliable for adware sneaking into the device, as it was installed by a Trojan. But guess who helped it to infect the computer? That’s right, it has made it through one of the given methods.

 

How Botkano.info gets into the system

Affiliate installation is the swiftest, most efficient and plainest technique to spread an unwanted tool through the Internet. Web criminals simply take a useful toll-free tool, add several useless programs to it, and wrap it all in a single bundle. During the installation of a good tool, you will get a suggestion to install the others. Occasionally you cannot choose the right installation method at all, but most times victims simply do not see it as they’re clicking through to install the bundle without inspecting the information in all those useless menus. That's why we have stated that you’ve called adware into the OS.

How to protect the system

In this part we'll teach you the techniques to guard the workstation from Trojans, pop-ups, viruses and the majority of other undesired tools. It's a pretty serious deal, and will require some efforts. The way comprises some habits and patterns you need to exercise, but it's not that bad and you will get accustomed to it. Here’s our advice:

  • Our main advice to guard your PC will be to not to use cracked programs. When an utility is toll-free and you know for sure that it’s good – just find it on the vendor’s website, and there won't be any issues. In case of a cracked soft – there won't be good sites – only suspicious file-sharing websites. You never find reliable security there, and any file might have a virus.
  • You should realize that some webpages aren't good. Swindlers easily can argue you into that your computer is infected, by taking over the browser and making you allow an installation of any other utility. If you've encountered something similar – simply close your browser through Task Manager, and you’ll be fine. No website is capable of scanning the system for dangerous utilities within ten seconds and find out whether or not it is contaminated.
  • You should not click on every ad you see. This is the groove we recommend you to create: you're searching for information – get it from the reputable search engine. If an ad shows up on some site or on your computer, it doesn’t mean that you have to click it. If anyone recommends you to download a utility and says that it’s helpful – use the search to learn more about it. To recognize swifter - use the word "delete".
  • Another serious thing is that, you should read all information that is displayed through the installation of any gratis program. We'd rephrase it: you don’t need to inspect all 50 pages of EULA, but you should watch out for suggestions of any installations except the desired program. If you see such proposals – you’d better act wisely.

How to remove Botkano.info

Method 1. Use special removal software

Method 2. Remove Botkano.info manually

Step 1. Uninstall the unfamiliar programs from Control Panel

Step 2. Check hosts file

Step 3. Remove Botkano.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

 

If you want to beat Botkano.info – we will recommend a couple ways to carry it out. #1 is to look into the scheduled tasks menu, and every other place where virus might have left its trace. You’ll need to restore the settings of your browser to default,. After you do this – clear the registry from unwanted entries, and inspect the Scheduled Tasks list. Sometimes you may have to clear the hosts file. If you are certain you can do it – just abide to the guide. If you don't have a slightest idea about how to resolve the issue and just wish advertising to disappear – there is one more manner for you. It’s even faster than the first option, since it provides you with the powerful security against suchlike programs. The way is called Spyhunter, and it’s the very efficient antiviral tool. The incredible detail is that it’s serving us for more than ten years by now, and it has a lot of happy customers, whose computers work alright and don’t show advertising. If you are interested – click the button below to try Spyhunter and experience its vantages.

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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 "Botkano.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 Botkano.info from the browser

Internet Explorer

Step 1. Disable strange extensions:

  • Tools
  • Manage add-ons
  • Remove Botkano.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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