How to Delete Chaturbate.com (Adware/PUP)

Jun 27th 2018 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News Virus Removal | 0 Comment

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Malware may reinstall itself multiple times if you don't delete its core files. This may require tracking down dozens of files in different locations.

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What is Chaturbate.com? And how does it work?

Chaturbate.com is an adult-oriented website that contains not only pornographic content but also misleading advertisements. A lot of users reported getting redirected to this site even when they intend to. If you are one of these users, and you keep getting redirected to this site almost daily, then chances are you have an ad-supported program installed in your computer. To further support this theory, security researchers found that Chaturbate.com is not just some website displaying pornographic content but also an advertising platform. The adware behind this site changes the default settings of your browser to force you into visiting its affiliated sites which Chaturbate.com is included.

No matter what browser you are using, be it Google Chrome, Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox, you can still get rerouted to this ad-supported site. Take note that some of the contents displayed in this site are misleading and could redirect you to highly suspicious or unknown websites that could harm your computer potentially. Besides frequent redirects to Chaturbate.com, you will also notice the sudden increase of ads every time you browse the internet ranging from pop-ups, in-text links, banners, etc. and as if that’s not enough, the adware program behind this site could also track all your activities online so it can gather information that may be used to deliver you more sponsored content. The information gathered includes your browsing history, ads clicked, websites you frequently visit, search queries, and more.

How does Chaturbate.com spread online?

Like mentioned, you can inadvertently visit Chaturbate.com when there is an ad-supported program installed in your computer. This kind of program travels the web in software packages known as software bundles and can be found on free sharing sites. If you have recently installed this kind of package, then it’s no wonder that an adware program is currently plaguing your browsers right now. To prevent this kind of occurrence in the future, make sure that you select the Advanced or Custom setup when installing any software bundle.

To delete the adware program, Chaturbate.com, refer to the removal instructions below and carefully each one of them.

Step 1: Start by opening the Task Manager by simply pressing the Ctrl + Shift + Esc keys.

Step 2: Next, go to the Processes tab and look for any suspicious-looking process that could be related to the ad-supported program installed in your computer – right click on the concerned process and click End Task.

Step 3: Then open the Control Panel. To do so, tap the Windows key + R, then type in appwiz.cpl and then click OK or press Enter.

Step 4: Look for Chaturbate.com and any suspicious program and then Uninstall them.

Step 5: Close all the browsers affected by Chaturbate.com. If you’re having a hard time closing them, you can close them using the Task Manager just tap on Ctrl + Shift + Esc.

Step 6: After you open the Task Manager, go to the Processes tab and look for the infected browser’s process and end it.

Step 7: Edit your Hosts File

  • Tap the Win + R keys to open then type in %WinDir% and then click OK.
  • Go to System32/drivers/etc.
  • Open the host’s file using Notepad.
  • Delete all the entries containing Chaturbate.com.
  • After that, save the changes you’ve made and close the file.

Step 8: Reset all your browsers to default to their default state.

Google Chrome

  1. Launch Google Chrome, press Alt + F, move to More tools, and click Extensions.
  2. Look for Chaturbate.com or any other unwanted add-ons, click the Recycle Bin button, and choose Remove.
  3. Restart Google Chrome, then tap Alt + F, and select Settings.
  4. Navigate to the On Startup section at the bottom.
  5. Select “Open a specific page or set of pages”.
  6. Click the More actions button next to the hijacker and click Remove.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Open the browser and tap Ctrl + Shift + A to access the Add-ons Manager.
  2. In the Extensions menu Remove the unwanted extension.
  3. Restart the browser and tap keys Alt + T.
  4. Select Options and then move to the General menu.
  5. Overwrite the URL in the Home Page section and then restart the browser.

Internet Explorer

  1. Launch Internet Explorer.
  2. Tap Alt + T and select Internet options.
  3. Click the General tab and then overwrite the URL under the homepage section.
  4. Click OK to save the changes.

Step 9: Hold down Windows + E keys simultaneously to open File Explorer.

Step 10: Navigate to the following directories and look for suspicious files associated with Chaturbate.com and delete it/them.

  • %USERPROFILE%\Downloads
  • %USERPROFILE%\Desktop
  • %TEMP%

Step 11: Close the File Explorer.

Step 12: Empty the Recycle Bin.

Follow the advanced instructions below to ensure the removal of Chaturbate.com using Advanced System Repair as well as all the file residues it left behind.

Perform a full system scan using asr. To do so, follow these steps:

  1. Turn on your computer. If it’s already on, you have to reboot
  2. After that, the BIOS screen will be displayed, but if Windows pops up instead, reboot your computer and try again. Once you’re on the BIOS screen, repeat pressing F8, by doing so the Advanced Option shows up.

  1. To navigate the Advanced Option use the arrow keys and select Safe Mode with Networking then hit
  2. Windows will now load the SafeMode with Networking.
  3. Press and hold both R key and Windows key.

  1. If done correctly, the Windows Run Box will show up.
  2. Type in the URL address, https://www.fixmypcfree.com/download.php?asr in the Run dialog box and then tap Enter or click OK.
  3. After that, it will download the program. Wait for the download to finish and then open the launcher to install the program.
  4. Once the installation process is completed, run asr to perform a full system scan.

  1. After the scan is completed click the “Fix, Clean & Optimize Nowbutton.

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