Teoma(.)com is the search engine of a browser hijacker. APN, LLC. developed that hijacker – a company notorious for making programs with browser hijacking capabilities. The hijacker can show you targeted content and advertisements when you browse. Teoma(.)com will become your new homepage, change the new tab setting and the search engine of every browser you have. To remove the hijacker and all of its files, you should read the article carefully.
|Type||Browser Hijacker, PUP|
|Short Description||Every browser on your computer could be affected. The hijacker might redirect you and will filter all of your searches.|
|Symptoms||Browser settings which can be modified are the homepage, search engine and new tab. You could see sponsored content and advertisements.|
|Distribution Method||Freeware Installations, Bundled Packages|
|Detection Tool|| See If Your System Has Been Affected by malware |
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|User Experience||Join Our Forum to Discuss Teoma(.)com.|
Teoma(.)com – Distribution Ways
Teoma(.)com has a few possible distribution ways. Third-party installers seem to be the primary way for its distribution. Your computer might have the hijacker installed, just because of such freeware and bundled software. The freeware setups could have more components set for installation, by default. Before you notice, the hijacker could change various settings on your browser apps. The prevention from such undesired actions and the installation of hijackers is manageable if you find Custom or Advanced menu, from where to deselect additive components.
Teoma(.)com might utilize other distribution ways. One of them is through advertisements, such as banners and pop-ups showing on suspicious websites. The hijacker might also distribute with the help of redirects hosted on those sites. The owners of said websites could be in an affiliate program or partnership with Teoma(.)com. The following browsers could be affected: Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Safari and Mozilla Firefox.
Teoma(.)com – A Closer Inspection
Teoma(.)com is the search engine and official domain for the browser hijacker with the same name. The hijacker was made by the APN, LLC. company – a developer notorious for its browser hijacker software. You can take a quick look at how the main web page looks like in the image below:
Once software related to Teoma(.)com are inside your computer system or browser programs, you will notice all the above mentioned changes to the settings of your browsers. Software like that usually enters through bundled applications. Extensions, add-ons and plug-ins along with software with similar hijacking capabilities can generate adverts and redirects when you browse. You could land on sites with content from third parties. These third parties could be affiliated with Teoma(.)com.
In the image above, it becomes clear how the search results of Teoma(.)com look. Tons of advertisements covering nearly the whole page are displayed, and the redirect links could look legitimate. Do not be tricked, even if you get redirected to reputable search engines.
Every bit of information gathered by the hijacker will go through the servers of Teoma(.)com. Cookies and related technologies could acquire more data and send them to APN, LLC. servers. Be careful with the information you write in searches, especially if it is personal. Continue reading the article, to see what data exactly is obtained by Teoma(.)com.
In the policy it is stated that the following information is collected:
- Your machine name
- Computer user name
- IP address
- Operating system information
- Machine/user permissions
- Browser type
- Browser version
- Your clicks including clicks on ads
- The URL of the web sites you visit
- New tab page and/or default search settings
- Your search queries
- The address of the web pages you previously visited
By using any services or programs associated with Teoma(.)com is considered that you automatically grant your permission for the collection of your information. In the policy, it is also stated that cookies are also used for data gathering, and similar technologies could be in play, too.
Remove Teoma(.)com Completely from Your PC
To remove Teoma(.)com manually from your computer, follow the step-by-step removal instructions provided below. In case the manual removal does not get rid of the hijacker and all its files completely, you should search for and remove any leftovers with an advanced anti-malware tool. Such software can keep your computer safe in the future.
- Guide 1: How to Remove Teoma(.)com from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of Teoma(.)com from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove Teoma(.)com from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase Teoma(.)com from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall Teoma(.)com from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove Teoma(.)com from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate Teoma(.)com from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove Teoma(.)com from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Teoma(.)com
Step 2: Uninstall Teoma(.)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.
Step 3: Clean any registries, created by Teoma(.)com 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 Teoma(.)com there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of Teoma(.)com from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall Teoma(.)com 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 Teoma(.)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:
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 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.
Remove Teoma(.)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.
Erase Teoma(.)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.
Uninstall Teoma(.)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.
Remove Teoma(.)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".
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 Teoma(.)com will be removed.
Eliminate Teoma(.)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.