What is aartemis.com?

Aartemis.com is a website that functions as your home page and default search engine when you get infected with a browser hijacker. It means that your browser settings get changed without your permission, and consequently you get exposed to a variety of potential security threats. In order to protect your system from various security risks, you should remove aartemis.com from your browser and your computer immediately. Refer to the instructions below for a manual aartemis.com removal, and then do consider investing in a powerful antimalware tool, so that your system would be safeguarded against similar intruders in the future.

Where does aartemis.com come from?

If you open the main home page for aartemis.com you will not find any download link that would allow you to install the application on your computer. That is because this browser hijacker generally comes with freeware applications or with fake licensed software downloaders that are available at third party websites.

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Based on its distribution methods, its appearance and infection symptoms, aartemis.com falls into the same group of computer infections as Qvo6 Virus, Qone8 Virus, iSearch.omiga-plus.com and similar browser hijackers. It means that you may also install this unwanted application on your computer yourself, as it is in case of fake software downloaders – during the software setup you are actually informed that Aartemis will become your default home page in Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome browser, but since it is a Quick (Recommended) option, a lot of user simply skip it to Next.

What does aartemis.com do?

It is obvious that aartemis.com changes your default home page and search engine to aartemis.com. However, that is not the only thing this browser hijacker is capable of doing. After browser settings modification, you may simply think that you have gotten yourself a new and fancy search engine, but the truth is that aartemis.com employs cookies to collect information on your web browsing patterns in order to display a customized stream of pop-up advertisements.

You may also be redirected to affiliated websites as aartemis.com needs to survive and it does so by employ the pay-per-click system which pays money for the increasing website traffic. What is more, the browser hijacker can use a third party advertising network to display commercial advertisements. This way the application may end up being exploited by a malevolent third party that wants to infect you with malware.

How to remove aartemis.com?

It goes without saying that it is necessary to remove aartemis.com from your computer as in the long run the entire infection may result in an ultimate computer shutdown or even a money theft. Follow instructions below to restore your browser settings default, and then do scan your PC with SpyHunter free scanner, because manual removal may not be enough to terminate all the malware-related files. Do invest in a licensed antimalware tool if necessary.

Manual aartemis.com Removal

Reset Internet Explorer

  1. Press Alt+T and click Internet options.
  2. Open Advanced tab and click Reset.
  3. Select Delete personal settings and press Reset.
  4. Click Close.

Reset Mozilla Firefox

  1. Press Alt+H and click Troubleshooting information.
  2. Click Reset Firefox on a new tab.
  3. Press Reset Firefox again and then click Finish.

Change Google Chrome Settings

  1. Press Alt+F and click Settings.
  2. Mark Open a specific page or set of pages and click Set pages.
  3. Remove aartemis.com, enter a new home page address and click OK.
  4. Select Manage search engines under Search.
  5. Set a new default search engine, delete aartemis.com and click Done.
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