Manual removal instructions:
What is TARGETOPTIONS.COM?TARGETOPTIONS.COM is known as Adware.
Adware or Advertising Software is a computer term of malicious software.
Adware displays unwanted, annoying ads for getting revenue from advertising agencies.
Antivirus classification name(alias): ADWARE.TARGETOPTIONS.
TARGETOPTIONS.COM infects web browsers.
TARGETOPTIONS.COM risk is considered as Medium.
- Notification messages from web site: TARGETOPTIONS.COM.
- Redirect from a good web page to TARGETOPTIONS.COM.
- New tabs with URL: TARGETOPTIONS.COM.
- Advertisement banner with name Ads by TARGETOPTIONS.COM.
- Pop up ads.
How did you get infected by TARGETOPTIONS.COM virus?
- Youtube/Video Downloaders.
- Software Crack or serial code.
- Free games from unknown producer.
- Fake browser. You wanted to download Google Chrome, but installed Chromium.
- Youtube Adblocker is a Fake Adware blocker.
How to easily remove TARGETOPTIONS.COM virus?There two ways: manual, using only your hands, and Windows built-in software or automatic, using the special malware killer software.
I recommend the manual method for advanced users.
The special malware killer software UnHackMe offers you a quick way. The author of UnHackMe actively supports their program.
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Includes powerful tools.
Why I do not offer an antivirus for malware removal?Antivirus is good in removing file viruses.
But the modern malware are fileless.
Virus simply adds its link to your browser and you will see a lot of pop-up ads, redirects, notifications, etc. Also, malware uses the legitimate programs to download and execute malicious code.
UnHackMe is good in removing Adware/Fileless malware/Unwanted programs/SpywareUnHackMe was created in 2005 to remove rootkits - invisible/stealth viruses.
Now it removes all types of malicious software.
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Here’s how to remove TARGETOPTIONS.COM virus:
STEP 1: Install UnHackMe (1 minute).
- Download UnHackMe from the official web site.
- Double click on UnHackMe.zip.
Unzip all files from the zip to a new folder.
- Double click on the 'unhackme_setup.exe'.
- You will see a confirmation screen with verified publisher: Greatis Software.
- Then you have to accept the license agreement.
- Complete installation.
Complete UnHackMe installation.
STEP 2: Scan for TARGETOPTIONS.COM malware using UnHackMe (1 minute).
- First scan will start automatically.
STEP 3: Remove TARGETOPTIONS.COM malware (3 minutes).
- Carefully inspect found items.
Malicious items are marked by red shield.
Suspicious items are yellow.
UnHackMe automatically creates a System Restore point before fixing!
It is important to have System Restore active in case of recovering deleted files.
Next click the red button: Remove Checked!
- UnHackMe may ask your confirmation to close all browsers.
- If you want to quarantine files before deleting, check the box 'Use file safe deleting'.
- And after all you will see the results of your scanning and fixing process:
STEP 4: (optional) Clear your browser cache, delete temporary files, clean Recycle Bin.
- If you use Mozilla Firefox as I do, just go to menu Tools and run Options. Open Privacy tab and check option 'Clear history when Firefox closes'
- Then click Settings at this screen and check options 'Cookies' and 'Cache' as shown at picture.
- After that click OK and close your browser's pages. All information in cache will be removed.
- Switch to desktop, find a Recycle Bin icon. Right click on it and choose "Clear".
How to remove TARGETOPTIONS.COM virus manually?
- Check recently installed apps and uninstall unknown apps.
- Disable Web Push Notifications in your browser.
- After that, check settings of search and homepage of your browser. Reset them if needed.
- Open Task Manager and close all unused programs.
Use the Details tab in the Task amanager.
Customize columns to display the "Command line".
Virus programs often use random filenames.
- Stop and disable unknown services. Be careful! Do it only if you are fully sure that you do!
- Delete virus scheduled tasks.
- Find and delete all keys with virus name in it's content.
- After that, check shortcuts of your browsers if they have additional addresses at the end of command line. Check if shortcuts runs real browsers, not fakes. Remember: Chromium is fake browser, real name have to be Chrome.
- Remove all unused extensions (or plug-ins) in your browsers: Firefox, Internet Explorer, Chrome, etc., if they have our virus name in their names or directory. You may need to uninstall suspisious exgtensions or totally reset your browser.
- Next, you have to check your DNS settings. Follow your provider's instructions, delete all unknown DNS addresses.
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