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Eluxer.net. How to remove? (Uninstall guide)

removal by Alice Woods - - | Type: Browser hijacker

Eluxer.net is a website that makes your computer unresponsive because of commercial content

Eluxer.net
Eluxer.net - a bogus website that focuses on generating revenue for the advertiser from each click of yours.

Eluxer.net — a potentially unwanted program that runs in the background and redirects the traffic on your browser. It affects the speed of your Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome because it delivers commercial content and redirects your web searches to questionable sources. Various pop-ups, blinking windows, and banners change the appearance of your browser and injects the websites you commonly visit. Also, there are a few in-browser changes that Eluxer.net redirect virus makes. It adds browser extensions, bookmarks or toolbars on your browser and delivers notifications or promotional content which keeps you from using the device normally. This unwanted and intrusive behavior makes this search engine fall into potentially unwanted program category.

Name Eluxer.net
Type Browser hijacker
Category Potentially unwanted program
Symptoms Delivers intrusive commercial content
Distribution Software bundles
Affects Explorer, Chrome, Firefox, and other browsers
Elimination Use Reimage for general system cleaning after Eluxer.net uninstallation

Eluxer.net virus is a useless search engine that affects the performance of users' device and makes time online unpleasant. However, all that intrusive behavior is not the only thing that frustrates people who have encountered this browser hijacker[1]. When the system is infected with this intruder, there is no way you can work safely on the device. All your searches become filled with useless commercial content and redirect after redirect diminishes the general performance of your PC.

Unfortunately, Eluxer.net adds other tools and programs to your browser and makes it even more loaded which makes freezes and crashes occur more often. You can eliminate those additions from each browser individually, but that is time-consuming and not helpful for the main problem – browser hijacker. 

You should remove Eluxer.net from your system when you encounter similar symptoms:

  • changes default search engine, homepage, and new tab settings;
  • added extensions, toolbars or bookmarks;
  • constant redirects to questionable websites;
  • commercial content filling up the screen;
  • browser crashes and freezes.

Also, besides all the intrusive commercial content and redirects Eluxer.net tracks, collects and possibly shares information about you. Ip addresses, browser activity, history and preferences, email addresses or even passwords can be collected by the advertiser that is sponsoring this program.[2]

Beware that there is a possibility that the collected data can be shared with third -party companies to generate more personalized content and create pay-per-click revenue. However, based on the functionalities Eluxer.net virus, it can also be misused to help other suspicious programs infiltrate the system.

Therefore, Eluxer.net removal should be performed without any delay. For that, we recommend using anti-malware tools. While dealing with this threat, manual removal might not be enough, so scan your device with Reimage or any other system repair tool to fix the possible damage. Additionally, reset all of your browsers to make sure that the malware is fully eliminated.

Silent intruders come during inattentive installation of the freeware

The process when malicious programs and free software are distributed at the same time is called software bundling. When a user installs freeware, various intruders gain a front door entry to the device, and if you skip through steps, you get PUPs and other malware at the same time as your applications.

Researchers[3] always note how important is to track every step during installations and choose Advanced or Custom options when you can, instead of Default or Quick. Advanced settings allow you to see every additional program and de-select unwanted installs. Choosing reputable sources for your software could also be beneficial because p2p networks and similar websites promote questionable applications.

Employ a reputable anti-malware for Eluxer.net removal 

To safely remove Eluxer.net and forget about unwanted content, you should use tools specially designed for cleaning the system thoroughly. Any anti-malware that you trust can be employed for the job. Unfortunately, uninstalling the program is not enough since there might be additional tools or programs added to the system. 

Eluxer.net removal can be time-consuming, so follow our guidelines down below and then scan your system fully with tools we suggest. Make sure that you eliminate all possible threats, and additional programs form the system and change browser setting back to default. This way, you will get a chance to ensure that there are no browser hijacker components left on your system.

You can remove virus damage automatically with a help of one of these programs: Reimage, Malwarebytes MalwarebytesCombo Cleaner, Plumbytes Anti-MalwareMalwarebytes Malwarebytes. We recommend these applications because they detect potentially unwanted programs and viruses with all their files and registry entries that are related to them.

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To remove Eluxer.net, follow these steps:

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Eliminate Eluxer.net from Windows systems

Get rid of this Eluxer.net virus and clean the system:

  1. Click Start Control Panel Programs and Features (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs).Click 'Start -> Control Panel -> Programs and Features' (if you are 'Windows XP' user, click on 'Add/Remove Programs').
  2. If you are Windows 10 / 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. If you are 'Windows 10 / 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'.
  3. Uninstall Eluxer.net and related programs
    Here, look for Eluxer.net or any other recently installed suspicious programs.
  4. Uninstall them and click OK to save these changes. Right click on each of suspicious entries and select 'Uninstall'
  5. Remove Eluxer.net from Windows shortcuts
    Right click on the shortcut of Mozilla Firefox and select Properties. Right click on browsers' icon and select 'Properties'
  6. Go to Shortcut tab and look at the Target field. Delete malicious URL that is related to your virus. Select 'Shortcut' tab and delete 'http://isearch.babylon.com...' or other suspicious URL

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.

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Delete Eluxer.net from Internet Explorer (IE)

  1. 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. Click on menu icon and select 'Manage add-ons'
  2. You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Here, look for Eluxer.net and other suspicious plugins. Disable these entries by clicking Disable: Right click on each of malicious entries and select 'Disable'
  3. 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.
  4. Here, remove malicious URL and enter preferable domain name. Click Apply to save changes. Delete malicious URL, enter your desired domain name and click 'Apply' to save changes
  5. Reset Internet Explorer
    Click on the gear icon (menu) again and select Internet options. Go to Advanced tab.
  6. Here, select Reset.
  7. When in the new window, check Delete personal settings and select Reset again to complete Eluxer.net removal. Go to 'Advanced' tab and click on 'Reset' button. Now select 'Delete personal settings' and click on 'Reset' button again
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Remove Eluxer.net from Microsoft Edge

Reset Microsoft Edge settings (Method 1):

  1. Launch Microsoft Edge app and click More (three dots at the top right corner of the screen).
  2. Click Settings to open more options.
  3. Once Settings window shows up, click Choose what to clear button under Clear browsing data option. Go to Settings and select 'Choose what to clear'
  4. Here, select all what you want to remove and click Clear. Select 'Clear' button
  5. Now you should right-click on the Start button (Windows logo). Here, select Task Manager. Open the start menu and select 'Task Manager'
  6. When in Processes tab, search for Microsoft Edge.
  7. Right-click on it and choose Go to details option. If can’t see Go to details option, click More details and repeat previous steps. Right-click 'Microsoft Edge' and select 'Go to details' Select 'More details' if 'Go to details' option fails to show up
  8. When Details tab shows up, find every entry with Microsoft Edge name in it. Right click on each of them and select End Task to end these entries. Find Microsoft Edge entries and select 'End Task'

Resetting Microsoft Edge browser (Method 2):

If Method 1 failed to help you, you need to use an advanced Edge reset method.

  1. Note: you need to backup your data before using this method.
  2. Find this folder on your computer: C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe.
  3. Select every entry which is saved on it and right click with your mouse. Then Delete option. Go to Microsoft Edge folder on your computer, right-click every entry and click 'Delete'
  4. Click the Start button (Windows logo) and type in window power in Search my stuff line.
  5. Right-click the Windows PowerShell entry and choose Run as administrator. Find Windows PowerShell, right-click it and select 'Run as administrator'
  6. Once Administrator: Windows PowerShell window shows up, paste this command line after PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> and press Enter:
    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml -Verbose}
    Copy and paste a required command and press 'Enter'

Once these steps are finished, Eluxer.net should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

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Get rid of Eluxer.net from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

Folllow this guide and clean the browser after virus termination to make sure that you can normally work again:

  1. Remove dangerous extensions
    Open Mozilla Firefox, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Add-ons Extensions. Click on menu icon and select 'Add-ons'
  2. Here, select Eluxer.net and other questionable plugins. Click Remove to delete these entries. Select 'Extensions' and look for malicious entries. Click 'Remove' to get rid of each of them
  3. Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
    Click on the menu (top right corner), choose Options General.
  4. Here, delete malicious URL and enter preferable website or click Restore to default.
  5. Click OK to save these changes. When in 'General' tab, delete malicious URL from 'Home Page' section or click on 'Restore to Default' button. Click 'OK' to save changes
  6. Reset Mozilla Firefox
    Click on the Firefox menu on the top left and click on the question mark. Here, choose Troubleshooting Information. Click on menu icon and then on '?'. Select 'Troubleshooting Information'
  7. Now you will see Reset Firefox to its default state message with Reset Firefox button. Click this button for several times and complete Eluxer.net removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times
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Erase Eluxer.net from Google Chrome

Do not forget to remove Eluxer.net from your Chrome too:

  1. Delete malicious plugins
    Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Tools Extensions. Click on menu icon. Select 'Tools' and 'Extensions'
  2. Here, select Eluxer.net and other malicious plugins and select trash icon to delete these entries. Look for malicious entries and delete each of them by clicking on the Trash bin icon
  3. Change your homepage and default search engine if it was altered by your virus
    Click on menu icon and choose Settings.
  4. Here, look for the Open a specific page or set of pages under On startup option and click on Set pages. After clicking on menu and 'Settings', select 'Set pages'
  5. Now you should see another window. Here, delete malicious search sites and enter the one that you want to use as your homepage. Click 'X' to remove malicious URLs
  6. Click on menu icon again and choose Settings Manage Search engines under the Search section. When in 'Settings', select 'Manage search engines...'
  7. When in Search Engines..., remove malicious search sites. You should leave only Google or your preferred domain name. Click 'X' to remove malicious URLs
  8. Reset Google Chrome
    Click on menu icon on the top right of your Google Chrome and select Settings.
  9. Scroll down to the end of the page and click on Reset browser settings. When in 'Settings', scroll down to 'Reset browser settings' button and click on it
  10. Click Reset to confirm this action and complete Eluxer.net removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal

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