If you see an adult website, called erot.co, it has most likely been set as your homepage. This could occur due to an installation of a browser hijacker possibly in the form of extension or add-on for your Chrome, Firefox or Internet Explorer. Browser hijackers may change homepages, new tab pages, and some of them could display annoying advertisements that may in some cases be dangerous to the PC.
What Does erot.co Do?
Erot.co may come to a PC in several different ways, main of which is when it is combined with other freeware, that may be downloaded and set up by the end user. What happens is users often disregard installers and tend to miss out on the few essential steps that may prompt for the installation of a browser hijacker. It is imperative to be thorough when installing new software because such programs might slip in the PC.
Also, there is a possibility that erot.co may display intrusive ads during browsing to third party sites. Usually, such third party content should be considered unsafe and might conceal certain risks to the user PC, which may be:
- Redirects to third party sites of unknown origin that prompt the user to download unfamiliar executable files.
- Prompt users to enter their personal or financial information as a part of entering a prize-winning contest, claiming coupons or registration in the website.
- Trick people into calling phone numbers for ‘tech support’ which may charge very high rates.
- Situate LSOs (Local Shared Objects) i.e. a type of cookies that may track your browsing behaviour and other information.
How to Get Rid of erot.co?
The removal of erot.co might prove to be tricky if you attempt it on your own because such software may modify registry settings and permission settings and could also make itself difficult to uninstall from the PC. To fully delete it, it is recommended to refer to the steps, provided below and also download individual cyber-threat protection software that can always guard the user’s information.
Spy Hunter scanner will only detect the threat. If you want the threat to be automatically removed, you need to purchase the full version of the anti-malware tool.Find Out More About SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool / How to Uninstall SpyHunter