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Remove teracreative (Improved Instructions) - Dec 2016 update

removal by Gabriel E. Hall - - | Type: Adware

Get to know teracreative: should you be worrying about these ads?

There is a quite a variety of adware-type programs[1] wandering around the Web, and teracreative virus is one of them. This highly irritating and unwanted program is quite nerve-racking for the Internet users since it can also act as a browser hijacker[2]. It often redirects to its affiliated websites:,, or Needless to say that these and other websites this suspicious adware can redirect you to might be potentially dangerous. Moreover, the virtual parasite causes multiple pop-ups to appear in front of your screen. Due to such behavior, your browsing and system performance highly deteriorate. Therefore, you should not delay teracreative removal. One of the alternatives is to install Reimage Reimage Cleaner Intego and let it do the magic. It is possible to remove this potentially unwanted program (PUP) manually, but it takes more time and can cause a lot of stress to you. 

Questions about teracreative

Firstly, let us start with the most prevailing feature of this PUP. The adware causes sponsored commercial offers. Thus, teracreative ads, banners, in-text commercial offers stuff your browser. If you prefer shopping online, you might notice that only subjective advertisements are displayed. In other words, you might be denied the right to see ads of other companies. If you do not prefer shopping online, and advertising is not relevant to you, the surplus of ads might become quite bothersome. Due to the pop-ups, your browser might start acting sluggishly, besides, the speed of the entire computer system processes decreases as well.

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Another distinct feature of the PUP is teracreative redirect problem[3]. Before you reach the wanted website, you might be forced to cancel several redirects to, or similar sites including the trademark title. These web pages might look like legitimate ones, but they can actually be dangerous and lead to various issues regarding the computer system. It is highly recommended to quit websites that virus takes you to, in case you care about your computer’s safety. Despite the fact that some of these sites can be safe, you should not underestimate the danger these redirects pose. In case ads seem interesting to you, remember that they are designed to draw your attention and that you shouldn’t fall for this adware program’s tricks. It is often the case that those websites victims get redirected to might shelter highly damaging viruses. If one of them manages to sneak into your computer, its removal might be quite tiring. That is why you should remove teracreative as soon as possible.

How is this mid-level computer parasite distributed?

If you are wondering how the adware got into your computer, then we will tell you about the strategy to spread adware and similar unwanted applications[4]. This technique enables scammers to cling adware onto frequently downloadable programs. Due to users’ habit not to read the installation instructions, the add-ons are installed along with the primary programs. If you have recently downloaded a new pdf viewer, then, teracreative adware has infiltrated your system the same way. If you are interested in precautions, then take note of these tips. Choose “Custom” installation rather than “Recommended.” Afterward, uncheck all pre-marked attachments. If you follow these recommendations each time you download a new program, you will be able to escape teracreative hijack again.

How to uninstall?

It is not difficult to get rid of this adware. There are mainly two ways to remove teracreative virus. The first option includes automatic Teracreative removal. We highly recommend installing a reputable anti-spyware program[5] since it will not only terminate this adware, but it also protects you against other minor and more serious malware. The second option encompasses manual elimination. We must point out that these ads can be caused by the infamous DNS Unlocker adware, so if you decide to clean your PC manually, you should definitely look for files and components related to this adware. You can remove the threats effectively if you follow each step carefully, Our IT specialists have provided the instructions below so feel free to use them. Lastly, we would like to remind you to remain vigilant while installing new software. Download it only from official sources.

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To remove teracreative, follow these steps:

Erase teracreative from Windows systems

Open the Control Panel and go to Add/Remove programs list. Here, find suspicious applications that were recently installed and uninstall them then. Look for DNS Unlocker, teracreative and similarly named apps.

  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 teracreative and related programs
    Here, look for teracreative 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'

Eliminate teracreative 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 teracreative 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'

Remove teracreative 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 teracreative 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 teracreative removal. Go to 'Advanced' tab and click on 'Reset' button. Now select 'Delete personal settings' and click on 'Reset' button again

Delete teracreative 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, teracreative should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

Uninstall teracreative from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

  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 teracreative 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 teracreative removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times

Get rid of teracreative from Google Chrome

Clean Chrome browser from suspicious extensions as the provided instructions tell you to do. Look for suspicious elements like DNS Unlocker or teracreative and click the little Trash icon next to them to remove. You must remove suspicious entries, not disable them!

  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 teracreative 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 teracreative removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal

Erase teracreative from Safari

Fix Safari by uninstalling suspicious add-ons and resetting its settings. All information on how to do it is provided below. Again, you should be looking for DNS Unlocker or teracreative virus related add-ons and settings to fix.

  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 teracreative 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 teracreative removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

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  1. Will says:
    April 25th, 2016 at 3:10 am

    This virus is very disturbing. Had to deal with it automatically. Thanks for the tips.

  2. Patricia says:
    April 25th, 2016 at 3:12 am

    Those pop-ups are really pain in the neck!

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