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Ditement.info Pop-up Redirects – How to Remove Them Fully

This article has been created to help explain what is the Ditement.info browser hijacker and how to remove it completely from your computer system.

A new browser hijacker, associated with the domain ditement.info has been detected to roam in the wild and cause random browser redirects plus heavily modify the settings of the victim’s browser in order to change it’s default search engine and insert advertisements of different forms. Since these ads often lead the user to third-party websites, some of which may be scamming or malicious, it is often recommended to remove the unsafe program, associated with Ditement.info from your computer, information for which you may find in this article.

Threat Summary

NameDitement.info
TypeBrowser Hijacker/PUP
Short DescriptionAims to modify the settings on your web browser in order to get it to cause browser redirects and display different advertisements.
SymptomsYour web browser begins to display various types of online advertisements, which results in slowing down of your PC.
Distribution MethodBundled downloads. Web pages which may advertise it.
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Ditement.info – How Does it Spread

There are multiple ways of getting the software, which displays the Ditement.info redirects on your computer. The main and most often used on by the developers of PUPs (Potentially Unwanted Programs) is often believed to be software bundling.

Such bundling operation includes the installation of Ditement.info browser hijacker alongside the setup programs of various different types of free software downloaded from third-party software providing sites. Such programs often remain to be drivers, media players, torrent clients, extractor programs and other freeware users often tend to search for In google. In addition to this, some third-party sites may even automatically generate what you are looking for, based on your search query.

Ditement.info – More Informaiton

As soon as Ditement.info has been installed on your computer, it may immediately begin to modify the settings of your web browser. This happens by creating several scheduled tasks and also creating Windows registry entries in the sub-keys of your web browser, where for Google Chrome, those sub-keys are the following:

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\http\shell\open\command]

@=”\”C:\\Users\\USERNAME\\AppData\\Local\\Google\\Chrome\\Application\\chrome.exe\” — \”%1\””

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\https\shell\open\command]

@=”\”C:\\Users\\USERNAME\\AppData\\Local\\Google\\Chrome\\Application\\chrome.exe\” — \”%1\””

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\ChromeHTML\shell\open\command]

@=”\”C:\\Users\\USERNAME\\AppData\\Local\\Google\\Chrome\\Application\\chrome.exe\” — \”%1\””
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\http\shell\open\command]

@=”\”C:\\Users\\USERNAME\\AppData\\Local\\Google\\Chrome SxS\\Application\\chrome.exe\” — \”%1\””

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\https\shell\open\command]

@=”\”C:\\Users\\USERNAME\\AppData\\Local\\Google\\Chrome SxS\\Application\\chrome.exe\” — \”%1\””

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\ChromeHTML\shell\open\command]

@=”\”C:\\Users\\USERNAME\\AppData\\Local\\Google\\Chrome SxS\\Application\\chrome.exe\” — \”%1\””
Source: GitHub

Besides modifying the original registry sub-keys, the Ditement.info pop-up may also create value entries with custom data, which may allow it to tamper with key settings of your browser and perform the following activities within it:

  • Set it’s custom registries to automatically run on your PC when you start your browser.
  • Display web browser redirects.
  • Display different types of advertisements.
  • Change your home page.
  • Change your new tab page.
  • Use tracking technologies.

The tracking tech which may be used by this infection may be of the following types:

  • LSOs (Also known as Flash Cookies).
  • Cookies.
  • Tags.
  • Geo-locators.
  • Pixels.

These tracking elements may be utilized in a manner that is not as safe as you might think it is. It may result in the unwanted program obtaining the following information from your computer system:

  • Information about your browsing history.
  • Location and language.
  • IP address.
  • System information.
  • Bookmarked websites.
  • Online search history.
  • Online click history.

These details may be used in order to target you using specific advertisements, generated on the go. These advertisements are often of the following kinds:

  • Browser redirects.
  • Pop-ups with sound or animations.
  • Ad-supported search results displayed via a fake search engine (hoax search results).
  • Highlighted text advertisements that may appear on the websites you visit.
  • Banner spaces taken over by the Ditement.info page to display it’s custom ads.

And the last thing that these advertisements may be is harmless, since they often tend to boost the traffic of some god knows what website or to lead you to scamming and even malicious sites, such as:

  • Sites that phish for your data.
  • Malicious sites that may infect your computer with malware.
  • Sites that may represent a fake virus detection and get you to call a fake tech support number.

When we consider those risks to your computer, it is strongly recommended that you focus on removing Ditement.info from your computer, if you see browser redirects with random URL’s, like the following image shows:

Remove Ditement.info Completely from Your Browser and PC

In order for you to get rid of this browser hijacking program, it is strongly recommended that you follow the removal instructions underneath this article. They have been created in order to help you to delete this unwanted program either manually or automatically, based on how much experience you have in removing intrusive software of this type. If you lack such experience, experts advise not to take the chance and download an advanced anti-malware software instead, which will make sure to scan for and delete any threats or potential threats from your computer and then protect it against any intrusive software in real-time.

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How to Remove Ditement.info from Windows.


Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Ditement.info

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1. Hold Windows key() + R


2. The "Run" Window will appear. In it, type "msconfig" and click OK.


3. Go to the "Boot" tab. There select "Safe Boot" and then click "Apply" and "OK".
Tip: Make sure to reverse those changes by unticking Safe Boot after that, because your system will always boot in Safe Boot from now on.


4. When prompted, click on "Restart" to go into Safe Mode.


5. You can recognise Safe Mode by the words written on the corners of your screen.


Step 2: Uninstall Ditement.info and related software from Windows

Here is a method in few easy steps that should be able to uninstall most programs. No matter if you are using Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista or XP, those steps will get the job done. Dragging the program or its folder to the recycle bin can be a very bad decision. If you do that, bits and pieces of the program are left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, errors with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it. To do that:


1. Hold the Windows Logo Button and "R" on your keyboard. A Pop-up window will appear.


2. In the field type in "appwiz.cpl" and press ENTER.


3. This will open a window with all the programs installed on the PC. Select the program that you want to remove, and press "Uninstall"
Follow the instructions above and you will successfully uninstall most programs.


Step 3: Clean any registries, created by Ditement.info on your computer.

The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce

You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by Ditement.info there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:

1. Open the Run Window again, type "regedit" and click OK.


2. When you open it, you can freely navigate to the Run and RunOnce keys, whose locations are shown above.


3. You can remove the value of the virus by right-clicking on it and removing it.
Tip: To find a virus-created value, you can right-click on it and click "Modify" to see which file it is set to run. If this is the virus file location, remove the value.

IMPORTANT!
Before starting "Step 4", please boot back into Normal mode, in case you are currently in Safe Mode.
This will enable you to install and use SpyHunter 5 successfully.

Step 4: Scan for Ditement.info with SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool

1. Click on the "Download" button to proceed to SpyHunter's download page.


It is recommended to run a scan before purchasing the full version of the software to make sure that the current version of the malware can be detected by SpyHunter. Click on the corresponding links to check SpyHunter's EULA, Privacy Policy and Threat Assessment Criteria.


2. After you have installed SpyHunter, wait for it to update automatically.

SpyHunter5-update-2018


3. After the update process has finished, click on the 'Malware/PC Scan' tab. A new window will appear. Click on 'Start Scan'.

SpyHunter5-Free-Scan-2018


4. After SpyHunter has finished scanning your PC for any files of the associated threat and found them, you can try to get them removed automatically and permanently by clicking on the 'Next' button.

SpyHunter-5-Free-Scan-Next-2018

If any threats have been removed, it is highly recommended to restart your PC.


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Get rid of Ditement.info from Mac OS X.


Step 1: Uninstall Ditement.info and remove related files and objects

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Manual Removal Usually Takes Time and You Risk Damaging Your Files If Not Careful!
We Recommend To Scan Your Mac with SpyHunter for Mac
Keep in mind, that SpyHunter for Mac needs to purchased to remove the malware threats. Click on the corresponding links to check SpyHunter’s EULA and Privacy Policy


1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:


2. Find Activity Monitor and double-click it:


3. In the Activity Monitor look for any suspicious processes, belonging or related to Ditement.info:

Tip: To quit a process completely, choose the “Force Quit” option.


4. Click on the "Go" button again, but this time select Applications. Another way is with the ⇧+⌘+A buttons.


5. In the Applications menu, look for any suspicious app or an app with a name, similar or identical to Ditement.info. If you find it, right-click on the app and select “Move to Trash”.


6: Select Accounts, after which click on the Login Items preference. Your Mac will then show you a list of items that start automatically when you log in. Look for any suspicious apps identical or similar to Ditement.info. Check the app you want to stop from running automatically and then select on the Minus (“-“) icon to hide it.


7: Remove any left-over files that might be related to this threat manually by following the sub-steps below:

  • Go to Finder.
  • In the search bar type the name of the app that you want to remove.
  • Above the search bar change the two drop down menus to “System Files” and “Are Included” so that you can see all of the files associated with the application you want to remove. Bear in mind that some of the files may not be related to the app so be very careful which files you delete.
  • If all of the files are related, hold the ⌘+A buttons to select them and then drive them to “Trash”.

In case you cannot remove Ditement.info via Step 1 above:

In case you cannot find the virus files and objects in your Applications or other places we have shown above, you can manually look for them in the Libraries of your Mac. But before doing this, please read the disclaimer below:

Disclaimer! If you are about to tamper with Library files on Mac, be sure to know the name of the virus file, because if you delete the wrong file, it may cause irreversible damage to your MacOS. Continue on your own responsibility!

1: Click on "Go" and Then "Go to Folder" as shown underneath:

2: Type in "/Library/LauchAgents/" and click Ok:

3: Delete all of the virus files that have similar or the same name as Ditement.info. If you believe there is no such file, do not delete anything.

You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:

→ ~/Library/LaunchAgents
/Library/LaunchDaemons

Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.


Step 2: Scan for and remove malware from your Mac

When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts, programs and malware, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. Combo Cleaner offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.



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Remove Ditement.info from Google Chrome.


Step 1: Start Google Chrome and open the drop menu


Step 2: Move the cursor over "Tools" and then from the extended menu choose "Extensions"


Step 3: From the opened "Extensions" menu locate the unwanted extension and click on its "Remove" button.


Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.


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Erase Ditement.info from Mozilla Firefox.

Step 1: Start Mozilla Firefox. Open the menu window


Step 2: Select the "Add-ons" icon from the menu.


Step 3: Select the unwanted extension and click "Remove"


Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.



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Uninstall Ditement.info from Microsoft Edge.


Step 1: Start Edge browser.


Step 2: Open the drop menu by clicking on the icon at the top right corner.


Step 3: From the drop menu select "Extensions".


Step 4: Choose the suspected malicious extension you want to remove and then click on the gear icon.


Step 5: Remove the malicious extension by scrolling down and then clicking on Uninstall.



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Remove Ditement.info from Safari.


Step 1: Start the Safari app.


Step 2: After hovering your mouse cursor to the top of the screen, click on the Safari text to open its drop down menu.


Step 3: From the menu, click on "Preferences".

stf-safari preferences


Step 4: After that, select the 'Extensions' Tab.

stf-safari-extensions


Step 5: Click once on the extension you want to remove.


Step 6: Click 'Uninstall'.

stf-safari uninstall

A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall the extension. Select 'Uninstall' again, and the Ditement.info will be removed.


How to Reset Safari
IMPORTANT: Before resetting Safari make sure you back up all your saved passwords within the browser in case you forget them.

Start Safari and then click on the gear leaver icon.

Click the Reset Safari button and you will reset the browser.


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Eliminate Ditement.info from Internet Explorer.


Step 1: Start Internet Explorer.


Step 2: Click on the gear icon labeled 'Tools' to open the drop menu and select 'Manage Add-ons'


Step 3: In the 'Manage Add-ons' window.


Step 4: Select the extension you want to remove and then click 'Disable'. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected extension, and some more add-ons might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click 'Disable'.


Step 5: After the unwanted extension has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red 'X' button located at the top right corner and start it again.


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