Title: Aartemis
Also known as: Aartemis.com virus

Remove Aartemis
Removal instructions

 
Severity scale:Aartemis severity is 11  (11 / 100)
 

Aartemis (you can also find it named as Aartemis.com virus) is an annoying application, which is used for promoting websites and programs that are related to it. Typically, it occupies all Internet browsers, including Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox, and alters several system settings. After that, you may notice changes in your start page and default search engine. The clearest sign that you have this program on your computer is continuous redirects to aartemis.com and similar sites. In addition, you may also notice continuous commercial ads and similar notifications that tell you about discounts, coupons and other deals. Please, don't leave Aartemis on your computer because it may force you to install potentially unwanted software or may initiate other problems.

HOW CAN Aartemis INFILTRATE MY COMPUTER?

Aartemis.com distribution is mostly related to freeware and shareware. This unfair distribution method is mostly called 'bundling' because people are not clearly notified that they will download it on their computers. That's why we always recommend paying more attention to the installation process of the freeware and unchecking all 'additional downloads', 'free additions' and similar things if you want to avoid aartemis.com. Otherwise, we can forecast that this program will take over your start page and default search engine. Besides, Aartemis virus may also initiate redirections and pop-up ads when you are searching on the Internet. You may be redirected to unknown sites, see annoying commercial ads or simply notice slow downs on your browsers. If you want to avoid these things, you should remove Aartemis from your computer. Here is a guide for that:

HOW TO REMOVE Aartemis.com virus?

If you noticed redirections to Aartemis.com, your system was affected by aartemis virus. In this case, you should immediately scan it with STOPzilla or SpyHunter. After that, follow manual removal steps and complete your removal:

Automatic Aartemis Removal Guide

You can remove Aartemis automatically with a help of one of these programs: SpyHunter, STOPzilla, Malwarebytes Anti Malware. We recommend these applications because they can easily delete potentially unwanted programs and viruses with all their files and registry entries that are related to them.

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SpyHunter is recommended remover to uninstall Aartemis. You should confirm using free trial that it detects current version of parasite.

Note: Manual assistance required means that one or all of removers were unable to remove parasite without some manual intervention, please read manual removal instructions below.

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Manual Aartemis Removal Guide

Step 1: Uninstall Aartemis and related programs

  • Click Start Control Panel Programs and Features (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs).
  • Here, look for Aartemis or any other recently installed suspicious programs.
  • Uninstall them and click OK to save these changes.

If you are Windows 8 user, then right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once Quick Access Menu shows up, select Control Panel and Uninstall a Program.

Step 2: Remove Aartemis from Windows shortcuts

  • Right click on the shortcut of Mozilla Firefox and select Properties.
  • Go to Shortcut tab and look at the Target field. Delete malicious URL that is related to your virus.

Repeat steps that are given above with all browsers' shortcuts, including Internet Explorer and Google Chrome. Make sure you check all locations of these shortcuts, including Desktop, Start Menu and taskbar.

Step 3: Remove Aartemis from each of your web browsers

Internet Explorer Mozilla Firefox Google Chrome
Remove dangerous add-ons
  • Open Internet Explorer, click on the Gear icon (IE menu) on the top right corner of the browser and choose Manage Add-ons
  • You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Here, look for Aartemis and other suspicious plugins. Disable these entries by clicking Disable:
Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
  • Click on the gear icon (menu) on the top right corner of the browser and select Internet Options. Stay in General tab.
  • Here, remove malicious URL and enter preferable domain name. Click Apply to save changes.
Reset Internet Explorer
  • Click on the gear icon (menu) again and select Internet options. Go to Advanced tab.
  • Here, select Reset.
  • When in the new window, check Delete personal settings and select Reset again to complete Aartemis removal.
Internet Explorer Mozilla Firefox Google Chrome
Remove dangerous extensions
  • Open Mozilla Firefox, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Add-ons Extensions.
  • Here, select Aartemis and other questionable plugins. Click Remove to delete these entries.
Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
  • Click on the menu (top right corner), choose Options General.
  • Here, delete malicious URL and enter preferable website or click Restore to default.
  • Click OK to save these changes.
Reset Mozilla Firefox
  • Click on the Firefox menu on the top left and click on the question mark. Here, choose Troubleshooting Information.
  • Now you will see Reset Firefox to its default state message with Reset Firefox button. Click this button for several times and complete Aartemis removal.
Internet Explorer Mozilla Firefox Google Chrome
Delete malicious plugins
  • Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Tools Extensions.
  • Here, select Aartemis and other malicious plugins and select trash icon to delete these entries.
Change your homepage and default search engine if it was altered by your virus
  • Click on menu icon and choose Settings.
  • Here, look for the Open a specific page or set of pages under On startup option and click on Set pages.
  • Now you should see another window. Here, delete malicious search sites and enter the one that you want to use as your homepage.
  • Click on menu icon again and choose Settings Manage Search engines under the Search section.
  • When in Search Engines..., remove malicious search sites. You should leave only Google or your preferred domain name.
Reset Google Chrome
  • Click on menu icon on the top right of your Google Chrome and select Settings.
  • Scroll down to the end of the page and click on Reset browser settings.
  • Click Reset to confirm this action and complete Aartemis removal.

What is browser hijacker?

Browser hijacker is a malicious program, usually a web browser plug-in or add-ons, which modifies web browser settings in order to change default search page, home page, new tab or error page. After that, it starts unwanted redirects to undesirable Internet sites. A browser hijacker also can record all web pages the user visits and send gathered information out through a background Internet connection.

Practically all browser hijackers are created for commercial, advertising or marketing purposes. However, there are lots of malicious versions of these programs that similarly to spyware or adware threats can be installed on the system without user's consent and often hide deep inside the system for avoiding their removal.

Symptoms showing that your computer was infected by Aartemis:

•  Changes in homepage and/or default search engine
•  Redirects to websites that are unknown and suspicious
•  Appearance of new tabs
•  Unknown sites in Bookmarks and Favorites list
•  Decreased speed of every Internet browser

Geolocation of Aartemis:

This map reveals the prevalence of Aartemis. Countries and regions that have been affected the most are: France, Italy, Argentina, Indonesia and Spain.

QR code for Aartemis removal instructions:

Aartemis qrcode
QR is short for Quick Response. They can be read quickly by the mobile phones. QR codes can store more data than standard barcodes, including url links, geo coordinates, and text.

The reason we add QR code to the website is that parasites like Aartemis are really hard to remove on infected computer. you can quicly scan the QR code with your mobile device and have manual removal instructions to uninstall Aartemis right in your pocket.

Simply use the QR scanner and read removal instructions from mobile device.

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Information added: 2014-08-13 08:10:54
Information updated: 2014-08-13 08:10:54

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viorel
install yet another cleaner (free),scan your pc and your problem are finished
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Heather
Ive installed Malwarebytes, Trojan Killer and Bitdefender. Ive followed the directions to remove from the browsers and from the Control Panel - and yet my browsers still come up with aartemis.com. Any other suggestions?????
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Bill
Dont install Spyhuner - jts junk
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tara
Click uninstall? Aartemis has grayed out that option in both internet explorer and control panel. Now what?
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sanjay
aartemis sucks.....

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