When launching the web browser to search for something, you are always redirected to Alothome.com or some other unwanted websites? What is Alothome.com? You get nothing on the scan report of the antivirus program? Is it safe to use the computer with Alothome.com in your computer? How to get rid of it without damaging the computer? Please read the post for more information about Alothome.com redirect.
Alothome.com is a suspicious domain which can cause many annoying problems in the computer. It disguises as a legitimate search engine and keeps redirecting you to its own website or some other unwanted websites it promotes. Alothome.com can strike many major web browsers including Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Opera. It is usually bundled with free downloads from unsafe sources, spam email attachments and malicious websites. You do not know its installation in your computer until you run the browser and find that the browser has been occupied by it totally.
After Alothome.com infiltrates into the computer, it will change important system settings, DNS settings and browser settings. You can see that the default homepage as well as the default search engine of the browser are changed and locked at Alothome.com to prevent you from changing back. It is almost impossible for you to do any search on the Internet for it will redirect all the search results to Alothome.com or other websites it promotes. Some of those websites display many unreliable advertisements and the other may contain dangerous viruses causing further damages to your computer. Furthermore, Alothome.com makes the infected computer run slower and some advertisement windows may pop up suddenly when you are using the computer. What is worse, cybercriminals may implant a remote program in this redirect which enables them to access the infected computer without your permission.
So far there is no antivirus program can handle Alothome.com completely, since it uses complex methods to root deep in the computer and it can regenerate automatically. Manual removal can be the best choice but it is complicated to proceed. The following removal guide shall be executed carefully in case of any mistakes damaging the computer.
Alothome.com is a high-risk redirect which will change the homepage and browser settings, and redirect your web search results to random sites containing lots of illegal advertisements, even Trojan, rootkit or other malware virus. Sometimes the antivirus software cannot identify the computer threat accurately and timely or remove it permanently. Therefore, manual removal is the best choice to uninstall it completely from your computer. Users can follow the manual guide here to have this virus removed instantly.
1. Show hidden files
(1). Click on the Start button and then on Control Panel
(2). Click on the Appearance and Personalization link
(3). Click on the Folder Options link
(4). Click on the View tab in the Folder Options window
(5). Choose the Show hidden files, folders, and drives under the Hidden files and folders category
(6). Click OK at the bottom of the Folder Options window.
2. Delete virus files
(1). Delete the related registry entries through Registry Edit
Guides to open registry editor: Click “Start” menu, hit “Run”, then type “regedit”, click “OK”
While the Registry Editor is open, search and delete the following registry entries listed below:
(2). Find out and remove the associated files of this redirect.
%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\.dll HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Random “.exe”
In a word, Alothome.com is an annoying browser redirect which keeps causing annoying redirects and presenting unwanted ads. It can take over your web browser and redirect your search results to some unwanted websites. You cannot use your browser normally and safely anymore with this redirect in your computer. Your computer will be messed up and your personal information is not safe if you don’t remove it as soon as possible.
Published by & last updated on May 21, 2013 11:21 am