V9 Redirect Virus is a browser hijacker redirecting you to the search engine website V9.com in order to gain traffic. Malware experts recommend its removal as it may expose your system to more serious threats from the Web.
How Does V9 Work?
V9 Redirect Virus will alter your default browser settings and replace your home page to v9.com. As a typical browser hijacker, V9 will start displaying multiple pop-up advertisements that, when clicked, may redirect you to potentially infected websites. Thus, although V9 is not malicious by its nature, it exposes your system to potentially malicious websites that could then infect your PC with serious viruses.
The purpose of V9 is to gain traffic to its webpage which could be monetized in various ways. The browser hijacker is also capable of monitoring your browsing activities and recording them just to share them with advertising agencies. They, on the other hand, will personalize the pop-up ads in order to fit your searches.
How Does V9 Enter Your PC?
V9 Redirect usually enters your system bundled with other freeware you download. The bundling is a popular method of installing programs without your knowledge but with your consent. That is possible when you automatically accept the “recommended” installation settings without really knowing what they include.
In order to be safe then, you must pay close attention to the installation process of any freeware you download from the Web. Always disallow the default settings and choose “custom” or “advanced” instead.
How Do You Remove V9?
In case you already have V9 in your system, worry not. Simply find our anti-malware tool below which will perform a system scan and will clean your PC properly. You can also follow the manual instructions below.
Remove V9.com from your browser
Select the “Add-ons” icon from the menu
Select V9.com and click “Remove”
After V9.com is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red “X” in the top right corner and start it again.
Select V9.com to remove, and then click ‘Disable’. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected toolbar, and some additional toolbars might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click ‘Disable’.
After V9.com has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red ‘X’ in the top right corner and start it again.
From the drop menu select ‘Preferences’
In the new window select ‘Extensions’
Click once on V9.com
A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall V9.com. Select ‘Uninstall’ again, and the V9.com will be removed.
- Guide 1: How to Remove V9.com from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of V9.com from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove V9.com from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase V9.com from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall V9.com from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove V9.com from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate V9.com from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove V9.com from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove V9.com
Step 2: Uninstall V9.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 V9.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 V9.com there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of V9.com from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall V9.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 V9.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 V9.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 V9.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 V9.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 V9.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 V9.com will be removed.
Eliminate V9.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.