What browser start page, probably everyone knows. As well as the fact that its various options are provided. «Default» browser is loaded from a page provided by the developer (usually a certificate or advertising of new features), but you can get it to boot from a well-defined site or even an empty box. And everything is fine, as long as the start page of a sudden does not replace a funny thing, is not specified by the user and the manufacturer is not provided.
What Sindex and what he is bad?
The situation is simple and uncomplicated: one day a user runs your IE, Opera, or something else, and instead of the usual picture of the site sees that it is not necessary in a nightmare, and in the address bar of any Sindex. He honestly changes in the properties of an address into your favorite / the desired page … And the next time it is repeated. And the next … And in all browsers installed on the computer.
In general, it is a virus that changes the «registration» start page. He has several versions that differ in the first level domain name — .biz, .net, .com, — but all of them are removed the same way.
Of course, Sindeks not as bad as viruses, files or eating at all «kill» iron, but also unpleasant, so «dirty trick» can be shamelessly removed.
How to delete? Method one — a simple but unreliable
What is the first thing does the average computer owner, suspecting a virus? Correctly! Run anti-virus! But the fact is that in most cases this does not work: the program or do not find anything suspicious, or can not remove it.
Slightly better things with the use of special anti-virus utilities such as Dr.Web CureIt! Or AVZ, but they also help you through the times. Therefore, to remove Sindex have to make an effort.
The second way — the right
To begin with — about pleasant. Since Sindeks registers in all browsers at once, and then removed it from them (in particular, IE, Opera, and Google Chrome) equally, there are small differences only in Mozilla Firefox.
Now action. To once and for all get rid of sindex, you need to act in different directions.
- To get started, go to the Program Files folder (starting with Windows 7, when you install a 32-bit system with a suffix (x86)), to find there a browser folder: .. \ Opera \, .. \ Google \ Chrome \ Application \ or .. \ Internet Explorer \, — and from there to remove all the names on the mask * .url files.
- The next step is to find a browser shortcuts, open the properties of each, and replace the reference to the «object» (which, thanks to the virus link to files deleted in step 1) is true. The second option: all incorrect shortcuts — to remove, and then find the folder in the browser’s executable file, and give the command «Desktop (create shortcut)» from the context menu.
- Now you need to open the «Programs and Features» Control Panel ( «Add or Remove Programs» in earlier versions), and check the list of installed software on the presence in it of unknown browsers that no one installed. Often found objects such as zaxar, winres and other «browser game». They too should be removed.
Usually, after these steps, the adventure comes to an end and the browser opens when you start the desired start page. But the virus would not be a virus, if there were no set of its versions, which differ, including the removal procedure.
The second option is the removal sindeks — through autostart. To access it, we click Start, select, click Run and type msconfig in the line, and in the window that opens — Startup tab. Here are all the lines, including word Sindex, remove them with a tick. Then open the Application Data folder (usually it is located in your user account folder) and delete out all the files with the same name. This method makes it possible, in particular, to remove the page sindex.biz, which often does not lend itself to the first method.
Finally, for those who want zakovyryatsya into the depths of the system there is a third way connected, as you might guess, with editing the registry. A Start / Run / open the regedit registry. It contains all the keys containing sindex (in all branches and parameters), and removed. The search is performed by pressing F3, when finding the right line, it stands out. It remains the right mouse button to call the selected menu item and choose «Remove» or double-click to open the Edit text line and erase it.
Mozilla — the most original browser
And so it is. In the Mozilla browser, to remove from it sindex and return to the homepage of the place you need to take a few additional steps.
In the address bar, you must enter the «about: config» (without the quotes) and press Enter, and then verify that the user understands what he does. Next, a window opens with a list of all possible browser settings. In the filter address entered annoying Web page, and then in the list to only those parameters that contain it. Address of the need to remove them. This is tedious, but the result is something that is worth it!
You can then operate the first, second, or third method.
So Sindex removal — not the easiest thing. We must be patient in order to make all these steps for all browsers on the system. Otherwise there is a risk that the situation will be repeated more than once.