How to remove eType (Virus removal guide) Updated redirect Removal Guide

What is redirect?

eType is the browser hijacker that comes together with shareware applications and can install additional extensions is the browser hijacker that injects various intrusive advertisements on commonly visited pages. is the program that significantly affects time online with tons of redirects and altered search results so that it can be categorized as a browser hijacker. The program also called eType offers a dictionary, translator, and other options that seem to be useful for today's Internet user. However, people who have installed the suspicious software on purpose claim that their computers have started to behave strangely. People mostly report about continuous browser's redirections and commercial content injected on commonly visited pages.

In reality, virus uses hijacking functionality and keeps the user form searching online normally. Also, it tends to alter DNS settings and redirect people to other domains filled with advertisements or even malicious material. If you suffer from annoying browser's redirections, your PC has been infected and affected by the PUP, so you should scan your computer immediately to end the annoying activities.

Alternate name eType
Type Browser hijacker
Category Potentially unwanted program[1]
Symptoms Makes changes on the browser, delivers pop-ups and redirects to suspicious pages, installs other extensions and toolbars
Main danger Tracks online browsing-related data and details about users' habits online, location. This information can be shared with third-party companies
Distribution Freeware, software bundling,[2] and other cyber threats
Elimination Install FortectIntego for removal

eType is the alternate name of this browser hijacker program that infects common types of web browsers like Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Safari. It adds plugins or toolbars and extensions that supposed to improve the in-browser searching activities and make a major difference in your satisfaction. The program keeps you from finding the needed information because commercial content is all that you see since redirecting is the main purpose the PUP got designed for.

Instead, this potentially unwanted program changes various settings on the machine and the browser itself. eType alterations include:

  • new tab settings,
  • homepage preferences,
  • default search engine;
  • startup program preferences. is not a genuine search provider, so you should avoid using it as your search engine on the browser. Instead, get rid of the PUP as soon as it appears on the machine, especially when your DNS and browser settings get altered without permission.

eType hijackeType is the browser hijacker that affects browsing online with commercial content, redirects and pop-ups showing promotional material. has another annoying feature – installation of eType toolbar and other applications based on hijacking and redirecting the user. Although the extension claims to be a useful utility for dictionary and translation while you typing, the internet is filled with such useless tools and you can encounter more severe cyber infiltrations instead of getting the useful service.

eType, as any other PUP can access information about you:

  • IP addresses;
  • location;
  • browsing history;
  • most viewed items;
  • commonly visited sites.

Bare this data tracking and sharing function in mind and rely on tools that experts[3] recommend for eType removal. Anti-malware tools are highly suggested for infections like this because of the information recording. Adware, rogue tools, browser hijackers and other viruses of this type haven't disclosed the issue fully.

All those details needed for the sponsor or publisher of the program- advertiser. So, eType itself can be promoted to other users and pushed as free download program on pop-up ads. Avoid clicking on such material yourself because PUPs can automatically install from these banners or redirects from one click on the content.

When inside the system, a user may be suffering not only from annoying redirections – this browser hijacker can also change the start page and also make the victim continuously confront sponsored advertisements, spam, and similar, suspiciously-looking websites. So, we do NOT recommend ignoring redirections to website because it's dangerous.

In order to stop this activity, you must uninstall eType software and also check your computer with an anti-malware program to remove from your computer altogether. For this, you can rely on FortectIntego and other anti-malware tools designed to eliminate such programs. is the in-browser intruder that makes users frustrated and annoyed with unwanted advertising content.

Hijacker spreading methods involve deceptive promotional content

Such useless and intrusive software can get inside the system either voluntary or not:

  • it can be downloaded from its official page,
  • loaded from misleading promotional notifications, that pop-up out of nowhere and offer free dictionaries and translators.

Basically, as soon as click on such alert, you may download the PUP on your computer, which alters homepage and other browser's settings. We do not recommend leaving this software on your computer because its advertisements may lead you to additional software of third party spyware platforms.

Also, choose Advanced or Custom options during the installation and de-select toolbars, add-ons, other suspicious material from the list on the installation setup. When you go to Recommended or Quick installations, all the included programs get automatically added on the computer.

Delete eType virus from the system and get rid of the unwanted behavior

You should focus on cleaning the system when performing removal because the program reads and changes various settings, so you need to pay attention to alterations and reverse them back. Employ anti-malware tools, and this way you can save you precious time for resetting the browsers because that is the process that requires manual interference but the malware elimination gives better results with professional tools.

Finally, scan your computer with a reputable anti-malware program to remove or any corrupted, useless, or even infected files from your computer. Tools like this can check the system fully and indicate various issues with your machine besides the infiltration of PUPs.

You may remove virus damage with a help of FortectIntego. SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner and Malwarebytes are recommended to detect potentially unwanted programs and viruses with all their files and registry entries that are related to them.

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Getting rid of redirect. Follow these steps

Uninstall from Windows

eType removal should improve the speed of the machine and affect the performance in a positive way

Instructions for Windows 10/8  machines:

  1. Enter Control Panel into Windows search box and hit Enter or click on the search result.
  2. Under Programs, select Uninstall a program. Uninstall from Windows 1
  3. From the list, find the entry of the suspicious program.
  4. Right-click on the application and select Uninstall.
  5. If User Account Control shows up, click Yes.
  6. Wait till uninstallation process is complete and click OK. Uninstall from Windows 2

If you are Windows 7/XP user, proceed with the following instructions:

  1. Click on Windows Start > Control Panel located on the right pane (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs).
  2. In Control Panel, select Programs > Uninstall a program. Uninstall from Windows 7/XP
  3. Pick the unwanted application by clicking on it once.
  4. At the top, click Uninstall/Change.
  5. In the confirmation prompt, pick Yes.
  6. Click OK once the removal process is finished.

Delete from macOS

Remove items from Applications folder:

  1. From the menu bar, select Go > Applications.
  2. In the Applications folder, look for all related entries.
  3. Click on the app and drag it to Trash (or right-click and pick Move to Trash) Uninstall from Mac 1

To fully remove an unwanted app, you need to access Application Support, LaunchAgents, and LaunchDaemons folders and delete relevant files:

  1. Select Go > Go to Folder.
  2. Enter /Library/Application Support and click Go or press Enter.
  3. In the Application Support folder, look for any dubious entries and then delete them.
  4. Now enter /Library/LaunchAgents and /Library/LaunchDaemons folders the same way and terminate all the related .plist files. Uninstall from Mac 2

Remove from Microsoft Edge

Delete unwanted extensions from MS Edge:

  1. Select Menu (three horizontal dots at the top-right of the browser window) and pick Extensions.
  2. From the list, pick the extension and click on the Gear icon.
  3. Click on Uninstall at the bottom. Remove extensions from Edge

Clear cookies and other browser data:

  1. Click on the Menu (three horizontal dots at the top-right of the browser window) and select Privacy & security.
  2. Under Clear browsing data, pick Choose what to clear.
  3. Select everything (apart from passwords, although you might want to include Media licenses as well, if applicable) and click on Clear. Clear Edge browsing data

Restore new tab and homepage settings:

  1. Click the menu icon and choose Settings.
  2. Then find On startup section.
  3. Click Disable if you found any suspicious domain.

Reset MS Edge if the above steps did not work:

  1. Press on Ctrl + Shift + Esc to open Task Manager.
  2. Click on More details arrow at the bottom of the window.
  3. Select Details tab.
  4. Now scroll down and locate every entry with Microsoft Edge name in it. Right-click on each of them and select End Task to stop MS Edge from running. Reset MS Edge

If this solution failed to help you, you need to use an advanced Edge reset method. Note that you need to backup your data before proceeding.

  1. Find the following folder on your computer: C:\\Users\\%username%\\AppData\\Local\\Packages\\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe.
  2. Press Ctrl + A on your keyboard to select all folders.
  3. Right-click on them and pick Delete Advanced MS Edge reset 1
  4. Now right-click on the Start button and pick Windows PowerShell (Admin).
  5. When the new window opens, copy and paste the following command, and then press Enter:

    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\\AppXManifest.xml” -Verbose Advanced MS Edge reset 2

Instructions for Chromium-based Edge

Delete extensions from MS Edge (Chromium):

  1. Open Edge and click select Settings > Extensions.
  2. Delete unwanted extensions by clicking Remove. Remove extensions from Chromium Edge

Clear cache and site data:

  1. Click on Menu and go to Settings.
  2. Select Privacy, search and services.
  3. Under Clear browsing data, pick Choose what to clear.
  4. Under Time range, pick All time.
  5. Select Clear now. Clear browser data from Chroum Edge

Reset Chromium-based MS Edge:

  1. Click on Menu and select Settings.
  2. On the left side, pick Reset settings.
  3. Select Restore settings to their default values.
  4. Confirm with Reset. Reset Chromium Edge

Remove from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

Remove dangerous extensions:

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox browser and click on the Menu (three horizontal lines at the top-right of the window).
  2. Select Add-ons.
  3. In here, select unwanted plugin and click Remove. Remove extensions from Firefox

Reset the homepage:

  1. Click three horizontal lines at the top right corner to open the menu.
  2. Choose Options.
  3. Under Home options, enter your preferred site that will open every time you newly open the Mozilla Firefox.

Clear cookies and site data:

  1. Click Menu and pick Settings.
  2. Go to Privacy & Security section.
  3. Scroll down to locate Cookies and Site Data.
  4. Click on Clear Data…
  5. Select Cookies and Site Data, as well as Cached Web Content and press Clear. Clear cookies and site data from Firefox

Reset Mozilla Firefox

If clearing the browser as explained above did not help, reset Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox browser and click the Menu.
  2. Go to Help and then choose Troubleshooting Information. Reset Firefox 1
  3. Under Give Firefox a tune up section, click on Refresh Firefox…
  4. Once the pop-up shows up, confirm the action by pressing on Refresh Firefox. Reset Firefox 2

Remove from Google Chrome

You need to remove from the browser too

Delete malicious extensions from Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome, click on the Menu (three vertical dots at the top-right corner) and select More tools > Extensions.
  2. In the newly opened window, you will see all the installed extensions. Uninstall all the suspicious plugins that might be related to the unwanted program by clicking Remove. Remove extensions from Chrome

Clear cache and web data from Chrome:

  1. Click on Menu and pick Settings.
  2. Under Privacy and security, select Clear browsing data.
  3. Select Browsing history, Cookies and other site data, as well as Cached images and files.
  4. Click Clear data. Clear cache and web data from Chrome

Change your homepage:

  1. Click menu and choose Settings.
  2. Look for a suspicious site in the On startup section.
  3. Click on Open a specific or set of pages and click on three dots to find the Remove option.

Reset Google Chrome:

If the previous methods did not help you, reset Google Chrome to eliminate all the unwanted components:

  1. Click on Menu and select Settings.
  2. In the Settings, scroll down and click Advanced.
  3. Scroll down and locate Reset and clean up section.
  4. Now click Restore settings to their original defaults.
  5. Confirm with Reset settings. Reset Chrome 2

Delete from Safari

Remove unwanted extensions from Safari:

  1. Click Safari > Preferences…
  2. In the new window, pick Extensions.
  3. Select the unwanted extension and select Uninstall. Remove extensions from Safari

Clear cookies and other website data from Safari:

  1. Click Safari > Clear History…
  2. From the drop-down menu under Clear, pick all history.
  3. Confirm with Clear History. Clear cookies and website data from Safari

Reset Safari if the above-mentioned steps did not help you:

  1. Click Safari > Preferences…
  2. Go to Advanced tab.
  3. Tick the Show Develop menu in menu bar.
  4. From the menu bar, click Develop, and then select Empty Caches. Reset Safari

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 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: FortectIntego, SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner or Malwarebytes.

How to prevent from getting browser hijacker

Protect your privacy – employ a VPN

There are several ways how to make your online time more private – you can access an incognito tab. However, there is no secret that even in this mode, you are tracked for advertising purposes. There is a way to add an extra layer of protection and create a completely anonymous web browsing practice with the help of Private Internet Access VPN. This software reroutes traffic through different servers, thus leaving your IP address and geolocation in disguise. Besides, it is based on a strict no-log policy, meaning that no data will be recorded, leaked, and available for both first and third parties. The combination of a secure web browser and Private Internet Access VPN will let you browse the Internet without a feeling of being spied or targeted by criminals. 

No backups? No problem. Use a data recovery tool

If you wonder how data loss can occur, you should not look any further for answers – human errors, malware attacks, hardware failures, power cuts, natural disasters, or even simple negligence. In some cases, lost files are extremely important, and many straight out panic when such an unfortunate course of events happen. Due to this, you should always ensure that you prepare proper data backups on a regular basis.

If you were caught by surprise and did not have any backups to restore your files from, not everything is lost. Data Recovery Pro is one of the leading file recovery solutions you can find on the market – it is likely to restore even lost emails or data located on an external device.

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