What is 2netvl.ru?
2netvl.ru is usually classified as a browser hijacker even though it has an appearance of an ordinary news website. According to specialists, it belongs to this category because it is set on users’ browsers without their permission. Also, apart from changing a homepage on Google Chrome, it seems that it is capable of performing other activities too. Users report that their browsers are opened automatically every 5-10 minutes with the URL http://2netvl.ru/obsorvia at the top. Then, the redirection to another suspicious domain, e.g. containing surveys and asking to complete them immediately happens. The domain promoted might change, but it is not very likely that this browser hijacker will ever stop opening windows of your browser automatically. Also, 2netvl.ru will definitely not leave your Google Chrome browser itself unless you go to delete it. Keeping such suspicious websites set on browsers might result in serious security-related problems because websites promoted by browser hijackers are, usually, completely untrustworthy. Sadly, the same can be said about 2netvl.ru.
What does 2netvl.ru do?
2netvl.ru has an interface of a news website with a search box at the top. It allows users to read the latest news and it displays Yandex search results if they enter a search query in its box, so it does not seem to be a bad website. The website promoted by this browser hijacker is not very dangerous, but it might still provide you with untrustworthy links. These links might be placed both on the search results page or provided for you in the form of interesting articles on its main page. Such links promote all kinds of third-party websites. Unfortunately, some of these websites might not be trustworthy at all, for example, they might promote bad applications. As the previous experience of specialists working at anti-spyware-101.com shows, promotional links are well-hidden and often look harmless, so if you keep 2netvl.ru set, you might click on them without even realizing that. As has already been mentioned, visiting third-party websites promoted by this suspicious website might be a dangerous activity.
Where does 2netvl.ru come from?
This Russian domain is set on Google Chrome browsers without permission. To find out exactly which distribution method is employed by cyber criminals to spread this infection, specialists have carried out research. They have found that a browser hijacker promoting 2netvl.ru might come bundled in bad downloaders. They are usually Russian-based and can be downloaded from Russian P2P websites. When this browser hijacker is inside the computer, it not only changes a homepage on a Google Chrome browser, but also creates a task InternetED in C:\Windows\system32\tasks so that it could open a Google Chrome browser with a certain URL automatically. To be frank, there are much more harmful infections out there, so you should install a security application on your computer without further consideration if your PC is connected to the Internet. Do not forget that being careful with software promoted on P2P websites is still a must because untrustworthy applications tend to sneak onto computers together with freeware. Users could cancel the installation of undesirable software only if they are attentive when going through the installation steps.
How to delete 2netvl.ru
2netvl.ru can be removed from your browser by resetting it to its default settings; however, it is more difficult to undo the changes it has made so that it could no longer open a browser window automatically and load some kind of suspicious website. In order to help you to eliminate it quicker, we have prepared the manual removal instructions. You are welcome to use those instructions to erase this threat from your PC manually, or you can go to acquire an automatic tool (e.g. SpyHunter) for erasing this computer infection automatically from the system. It would be smart to use an automatic malware remover so that additional undesirable software that could have been installed together with the 2netvl.ru browser hijacker would be detected and erased too.
Remove 2netvl.ru manually
Undo the changes made by the browser hijacker infection
- Press Win+E.
- Copy and paste the following line in the address bar: C:\Windows\system32\tasks .
- Tap Enter.
- Find the task having the name InternetED.
- Delete it.
- Go to reset your Google Chrome browser to its default settings.
Reset Google Chrome
- Launch Google Chrome.
- Click the top-right corner button with three dots in a vertical line.
- Select Settings.
- Scroll to the bottom and click Show advanced settings.
- Click Reset settings.
- Click the Reset button to reset your browser.
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