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
- Guide 1: How to Remove erot.co from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of erot.co from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove erot.co from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase erot.co from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall erot.co from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove erot.co from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate erot.co from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove erot.co from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove erot.co
Step 2: Uninstall erot.co 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.
Step 3: Clean any registries, created by erot.co on your computer.
The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:
You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by erot.co there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of erot.co from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall erot.co and remove related files and objects
1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:
- 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 erot.co 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:
You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:
Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.
Step 2: Scan for and remove erot.co files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as erot.co, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. SpyHunter for Mac offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.
Remove erot.co 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.
Erase erot.co 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.
Uninstall erot.co 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.
Remove erot.co 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".
Step 4: After that, select the 'Extensions' Tab.
Step 5: Click once on the extension you want to remove.
Step 6: Click 'Uninstall'.
A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall the extension. Select 'Uninstall' again, and the erot.co will be removed.
Eliminate erot.co 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.