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Remove eTogether(.)com Adware Effectively

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eTogether(.)com is the site of an online dating platform called eTogether. It is developed and owned by Tyche Technologies AG. The site is considered as adware, because it sends out adverts, mainly pop-ups, and it can redirect you to other websites. To remove the unwanted advertisements, you should read this article carefully.

Threat Summary

Name eTogether(.)com
Type Adware, PUP
Short Description The site shows advertisements and might redirect you to other sites.
Symptoms You see ads in your browsers – pop-ups, message boxes, pop-unders, or others.
Distribution Method Freeware Installations, Bundle Packages
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eTogether(.)com – Distribution Ways

eTogether(.)com is distributed via third-party installation setups. Unknowingly, you could end up with the adware installed on your PC, from a bundle package or some freeware installer. Inside bundled apps, more components are selected, by default, to be installed. If you want to prevent this, you could uncheck components from a Custom or an Advanced setting menu if the setup includes one.

eTogether(.)com might also be distributed from visiting or using other dating sites (or malicious ones) and from clicking on ads, like pop-ups. Those are the most common ways of distribution for this adware to invade your computer. Browsers that are affected: Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and Safari.

eTogether(.)com – A Closer Look

eTogether(.)com is the official website of an online dating platform which is considered an adware. The website claims that people can discover their soulmates with this online dating site. But the site will show different kinds of advertisements, such as pop-ups and text links.

A picture of how the eTogether(.)com site looks like:

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eTogether(.)com also has an extension which will install a program with browser hijacking capabilities. That service could have a different privacy policy and might collect more information about you. Thus, more targeted advertisements may appear in your browsers and the quantity of the ads could increase as well.
The extension related to the eTogether platform can gain access to:

  • Read and change all your data on the websites you visit
  • Change your search settings
  • Communicate to cooperating websites

If you have a program on your browser or computer, connected to the adware, you will experience a multitude of sponsored ads while browsing. Two extensions exist for browsers, both sending information to the eTogether platform owners. Not only adverts, but redirects can be present in your browsers.

Ads might have one of the following texts inside them:

  • Ads by eTogether(.)com
  • Advertisement by eTogether(.)com
  • Ad by eTogether(.)com
  • Advert from eTogether(.)com
  • Powered by eTogether(.)com
  • Brought to you by eTogether(.)com

The redirects which might be generated from the services of eTogether make money off pay-per-click. That might not be the only way the creators of these services make money with the dating platform. The advert content can be of various kinds, possibly sponsored by affiliate sites. The advertising associated with eTogether(.)com can be displayed as pop-unders, pop-ups, in-text links, interstitial, transitional, banners or full page ads.

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The Privacy Policy of eTogether(.)com seen in the screenshot above is not very detailed, but informative. The policy claims to collect information of the site’s users, but not provide it to third-parties or anyone else. Yet, it also states that if a search warrant or court order is involved, they will share it.

Third parties of the site will still receive information about you via cookies. You will be the target of personalized advertising content. See the quote on all of this down here:

In the course of serving ads to this site and you using some part of the web-site, us or our third-party advertiser may place or recognize a unique cookie on your browser.

The information collected by the site is:

  • Your IP address
  • Your Name
  • Full post code
  • Mobile or landline phone number
  • Your Email address

Cookies, as well as other tracking technologies, are used by the adware. Such technologies collect information about you and provide it to unknown parties. If you have used this dating service, you should remove it if you don’t want to share your information or to receive any ads.

Remove eTogether(.)com Completely

To remove eTogether(.)com manually from your computer, follow the step-by-step removal instructions outlaid below. In case the manual removal does not get rid of the redirects and ads completely, you should search for and remove any leftovers with an advanced anti-malware tool. Such a program will keep your computer secure in the future.

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How to Remove eTogether(.)com from Windows.


Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove eTogether(.)com

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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 eTogether(.)com 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 eTogether(.)com 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 eTogether(.)com 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 eTogether(.)com 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.

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

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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.

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


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Get rid of eTogether(.)com from Mac OS X.


Step 1: Uninstall eTogether(.)com and remove related files and objects

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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 eTogether(.)com:

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 eTogether(.)com. 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 eTogether(.)com. 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 eTogether(.)com 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 eTogether(.)com. 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 eTogether(.)com files from your Mac

When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as eTogether(.)com, 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.


Click the button below below to download SpyHunter for Mac and scan for eTogether(.)com:


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Remove eTogether(.)com 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 eTogether(.)com 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 eTogether(.)com 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 eTogether(.)com 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".

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

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


Step 6: Click 'Uninstall'.

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A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall the extension. Select 'Uninstall' again, and the eTogether(.)com 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 eTogether(.)com 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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