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Tech-connect.biz is the primary web address for a browser hijacker. This hijacker will redirect you from its search bar and buttons on the its main page. From every search query you make, you will end up on the search results page of the Plus! network search engine. Tech-connect.biz can change the new tab setting, homepage and search engine of every browser you have. A browser extension might be installed, as well. To remove the hijacker and all of its files, you should read the whole article.

Threat Summary

Name Tech-connect.biz
Type Browser Hijacker, PUP
Short Description All browsers on your computer can get affected. This hijacker will redirect you and filter all of your search queries.
Symptoms Browser settings that could get altered are the homepage, search engine and new tab setting. Browser extensions could be set as well. You could see sponsored content and advertising.
Distribution Method Freeware Installations, Bundled Packages
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Tech-connect.biz – Delivery Methods

Tech-connect.biz can use several methods for delivery. One of the main methods is via third-party installations. The unwanted program can get inside your computer without you knowing. Software which is bundled or is freeware can place the hijacker on your PC. Those setups are usually set to install more components by default. Various settings could get modified before you notice the unwanted application tampered with your browser and personal computer. To avoid such installations is possible if you find Custom or Advanced options somewhere in the install setup.

Tech-connect.biz could use more methods to push its search engine to your browsers. One of these ways is through advertisements and redirects on websites, such as banners, pop-ups and the like. The hijacker might be delivered via the help of suspicious websites hosting redirect links. That type of websites might be in an affiliate program or partnered up with Tech-connect.biz. The following browsers could be affected: Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Safari and Mozilla Firefox.

Tech-connect.biz – Detailed Information

Tech-connect.biz is the primary web address for a browser hijacker. The hijacker will redirect you to the Plus! Network browser hijacker. You can see exactly how this Web address looks in the picture below:

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The Tech-connect.biz primary web page is comprised of a search bar and a multitude of buttons below it, which supposedly lead to the main domain of popular social media websites. As you may have guessed, some of the buttons in actuality lead to sponsored content or a particular page on those sites via redirects. This same web page will replace the search engine of your browsers, including their new tab setting, and homepage. Some browser preferences might be modified, too. An extension could be set up on each browser, as well.

When a program related to Tech-connect.biz is found somewhere on your computer machine or browser applications, then you will surely see settings being changed. Programs which do that enter your computer often with bundled software. Plugins, add-ons, and extensions, as well as other additive components, might generate advertisements or spread redirect links. The redirects can lead you to dubious websites or such with third party content. The owners of these third-party sites can be affiliates or partners of Tech-connect.biz.

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From the picture shown above, you can view how the search results page of Tech-connect.biz looks. As you can see, you get redirected to the search results of the Plus! Network. It is not excluded for other search engines to show up as well. Tech-connect.biz will gather information about you and browsing activity from the search queries you make, which will go through the servers of the Plus! Network hijacker.

The search engines are in some way associated and possible affiliates. All information acquired from your search queries can be sent to them. Be careful with whatever information you use in search bars to browse the Web from these sites, especially if you give personal details to find the answer to something. Continue reading to see what data might be acquired from you by Tech-connect.biz.

Tech-connect.biz – Privacy Policy

The Privacy Policy of the Tech-connect.biz website has no new updates and it is still short and vague. Inside, it is openly stated that you do not need to provide any information to use the website, but by merely using it, the website will gather information about you despite everything. However, it is not specified what information exactly will be acquired from you. Third party services which are partnered with the Plus! Network will have access to part of the obtained data.

From the screenshot below, you see the entire Privacy Policy page:

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Using the Tech-connect.biz website, services or any related software will be considered as you have given your consent for personally identifying information collection. The Privacy Policy also states that its page will be updated in the event of any changes that occur. Cookies are used for obtaining some of the information, as well.

Remove Tech-connect.biz Completely

To remove Tech-connect.biz 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 of 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.

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How to Remove Tech-connect.biz from Windows.


Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Tech-connect.biz

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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 Tech-connect.biz 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 Tech-connect.biz 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 Tech-connect.biz 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 Tech-connect.biz 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 Tech-connect.biz from Mac OS X.


Step 1: Uninstall Tech-connect.biz and remove related files and objects

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Manual Removal Usually Takes Time and You Risk Damaging Your Files If Not Careful!
We Recommend To Scan Your Mac with SpyHunter for Mac
Keep in mind, that SpyHunter for Mac needs to purchased to remove the malware threats. Click on the corresponding links to check SpyHunter’s EULA and Privacy Policy


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 Tech-connect.biz:

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 Tech-connect.biz. 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 Tech-connect.biz. 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 Tech-connect.biz 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 Tech-connect.biz. 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 Tech-connect.biz files from your Mac

When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as Tech-connect.biz, 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 Tech-connect.biz:


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Remove Tech-connect.biz 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 Tech-connect.biz 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 Tech-connect.biz 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 Tech-connect.biz 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 Tech-connect.biz 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 Tech-connect.biz 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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