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Obeyter.com. How to remove? (Uninstall guide)

removal by Lucia Danes - - | Type: Adware

Obeyter.com – legitimate domain exposed by adware creators

Obeyter.com redirect example

Obeyter is a legit advertising platform. However, creators of adware[1] decided to take advantage of this service too. They designed adware to start browser redirects to obeyter.com as soon as the potentially unwanted program (PUP) is installed on the computer. Such activity not only negatively impacts browsing the web, but might put your computer at risk.

Summary
Name Obeyter.com
Type Adware
Danger level Medium. Might expose to the dangerous websites or ads
Symptoms An increased amount of ads, browser redirects to questionable sites
Distribution Software bundles
To uninstallObeyter, install Reimage and run a full system scan

The main signs of the Obeyter virus are:

  • redirects to via obeyter.com to various promotional sites;
  • an increased amount of ads and banners on websites;
  • security pop-ups appearing when browsing the web;
  • fake update[2] notifications popping up.

All these activities seem to start out of nowhere. However, it always happens after installation of adware. You may have let unwanted app into your PC during the installation of the recent free program. We will explain how to avoid this failure in the future, but first, let’s talk about dangers of the adware.

Obeyter.com virus is designed to boost traffic to various websites, promote unknown software or services. While some of the ads might be safe and legit, others are not. In general security specialists from NoVirus.uk[3] do not recommend trusting any content that is being pushed in such desperate and aggressive manner.

The main risk of the Obeyter redirect problems is a high possibility of entering a compromised website. If adware resides on the system, you are always one click away from malware, spyware, ransomware and other computer infections. Additionally, scammers might be waiting for you too.

Obeyter adware seems to track browsing-related information about users too. This help to create interest-based ads which are engaging. In this way, you might be willing to click them more. However, you should not fall for such trick and stay away from these ads!

Instead of trying to avoid annoying adware activities, you should get rid of it. You can find manual Obeyter removal guide at the end of the virus description. However, ad-supported applications might be hard to detect, so we suggest opting for automatic elimination option.

If you decided to remove Obeyter with anti-malware/anti-spyware, you should try Reimage. This tool can identify and clean cyber threats but can fix all the damage caused by it as well. Within a couple of minutes, your computer can be clean and work smoothly.

Install free programs correctly to avoid adware

We have already told you that Obeyter hijack occurs when installing free programs. Keep in mind that any freeware or shareware might include this or any of thousands of other similar apps. Therefore, it’s time to learn to install free applications correctly:

  • Use reliable download sources,
  • Read Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.
  • Switch to “Advanced” or “Custom” installation settings.
  • Read provided information before clicking “Next” button.
  • Opt out pre-selected third-party apps.

Reminder. “Quick” or “Recommended” settings do not allow seeing what is included in the software bundle. Whenever you choose this setup, you give indirect permission to install all entries that are attached to the primary program.

Remove Obeyter.com redirect virus

The easiest way to remove Obeyter is to rely on anti-malware software and reset affected web browsers. However, not everyone seems to enjoy this method. For this reason, we prepared manual removal guidelines.

However, if redirects reappear after manual Obeyter removal, please do not waste your time looking for what adware-related components you have overlooked. Just obtain a reliable security software and let it do the job for you.

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 Obeyter.com, follow these steps:

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Uninstall Obeyter.com from Windows systems

Obeyter.com adware might be installed in the form of a program. Therefore, you need to look through the list of installed programs and uninstall questionable entries. This guide will help you to do that:

  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 Obeyter.com and related programs
    Here, look for Obeyter.com 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'
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Remove Obeyter.com from Mac OS X system

  1. If you are using OS X, click Go button at the top left of the screen and select Applications. Cick 'Go' and select 'Applications'
  2. Wait until you see Applications folder and look for Obeyter.com or any other suspicious programs on it. Now right click on every of such entries and select Move to Trash. Click on every malicious entry and select 'Move to Trash'
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Get rid of Obeyter.com 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 Obeyter.com 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 Obeyter.com 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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Eliminate Obeyter.com 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, Obeyter.com should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

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Erase Obeyter.com from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

Some of the Firefox extensions might be capable of redirects to obeyter.com. Get rid of them as explained below:

  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 Obeyter.com 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. 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'
  4. Now you will see Reset Firefox to its default state message with Reset Firefox button. Click this button for several times and complete Obeyter.com removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times
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Delete Obeyter.com from Google Chrome

Open the list of Chrome extensions, remove unknown entries and reset the browser to stop Obeyter redirect virus:

  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 Obeyter.com 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. Click on menu icon again and choose Settings Manage Search engines under the Search section. When in 'Settings', select 'Manage search engines...'
  4. When in Search Engines..., remove malicious search sites. You should leave only Google or your preferred domain name. Click 'X' to remove malicious URLs
  5. Reset Google Chrome
    Click on menu icon on the top right of your Google Chrome and select Settings.
  6. 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
  7. Click Reset to confirm this action and complete Obeyter.com removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal
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Uninstall Obeyter.com from Safari

  1. Remove dangerous extensions
    Open Safari web browser and click on Safari in menu at the top left of the screen. Once you do this, select Preferences. Click on 'Safari' and select 'Preferences'
  2. Here, select Extensions and look for Obeyter.com or other suspicious entries. Click on the Uninstall button to get rid each of them. Go to 'Extensions' and uninstall malicious add-ons
  3. Reset Safari
    Open Safari browser and click on Safari in menu section at the top left of the screen. Here, select Reset Safari.... Click on 'Safari' and select 'Reset Safari...'
  4. Now you will see a detailed dialog window filled with reset options. All of those options are usually checked, but you can specify which of them you want to reset. Click the Reset button to complete Obeyter.com removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

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Lucia Danes - Virus researcher

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