Aartemis (you can also find it named as Aartemis.com, Aartemis virus, etc.) is an annoying and really suspicious application, which is mostly used for promoting affiliate websites and programs that are related to it. Typically, it may infiltrate your PC system unnoticed and then may affect all Internet browsers, including Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox, at once. After doing so, it may alter some of your system settings, including your start page and the default search engine. After that, you may notice changes in these settings and then may also start suffering from unwanted activities, including slow downs, redirects, pop-up ads and similar issues. Beware that the clearest sign showing that you have this program on your computer is continuous redirects to aartemis.com and similar unknown websites. In addition, you may also notice continuous commercial ads and similar notifications that tell you about discounts, coupons and other deals. Please, don't click them because you may be tricked into visiting very unsafe websites that may lead you to the infiltration of other adwares, browser hijackers and similar PUPs. Please, do NOT leave Aartemis on your computer because it may force you to install potentially unwanted software on your computer! In this case, you should run a full system scan with the reputable anti-spyware and fix your machine. For that we highly recommend using SpyHunter.
Aartemis.com and similar search engines' distribution is mostly related to freeware and shareware, which is filled with various components in exchange for money. This unfair distribution method is mostly called 'bundling' because people are not clearly notified that, instead of one application, they will download several or sometimes even three different programs. 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. For getting such ability, you should select Custom or Advanced installation of the freeware. Of course, that's not the end. What you also need is to uncheck all questionable chank marks that allow installation of this suspicious search engine. Otherwise, we can assure you 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:
If you noticed Aartemis.com redirects to unknown and very questionable websites, your system was affected by aartemis virus. In this case, you should immediately scan it with updated anti-spyware and see what it finds. It might be that your machine is full of browser hijackers. Of course, you can also get rid of this program manually. For that you need to follow manual removal steps that are given below:
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.
If you are using OS X, click Go button at the top left of the screen and select Applications.
Wait until you see Applications folder and look for Aartemis or any other suspicious programs on it. Now right click on every of such entries and select Move to Trash.
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.
After uninstalling this potentially unwanted program (PUP) and fixing each of your web browsers, we recommend you to scan your PC system with a reputable anti-spyware. This will help you to get rid of Aartemis registry traces and will also identify related parasites or possible malware infections on your computer. For that you can use our top-rated malware remover: SpyHunter, STOPzilla or Malwarebytes Anti Malware.
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Information added: 04/07/15 07:51;
information updated: 04/07/15 07:51