The Alothome.com is a malicious application which is categorized as a browser hijacker. This dangerous malware is developed to redirect all the searches of the users towards the desired websites. The Alothome.com has the ability to change all the settings of your computer once installed. These settings may include browser settings, homepage, default search engine, DNS settings, and security settings. This dangerous browser hijacker is capable of hijacking all major browsers that include Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, and Internet Explorer. This application is developed by the international hackers to record the online activity of the infected users. This activity may include stealing financial details of the users, emails, passwords, and browsing preferences. This information then transferred to the cyber criminals who use it to make money through fraudulent means. In other words, this parasite provides remote access of the infected computers t the hackers.
How to Remove Alothome.com manually?
The Alothome.com is a type of virus which needed to be removed quickly once it is detected in any computer. The manual removal of this dangerous browser hijacker is difficult, but possible. However, for the basic level computer users we recommend the automatic removal method. The manual removal method consists of the following steps:-
Reboot the Computer in the Safe Mode
You cannot remove Alothome.com until you terminate the normal mode of the computer, and reboot the system in the safe mode. In this regard, you have to restart the system, and use F8 key to see the boot option menu. You have to select the safe mode option from that menu, and hit the enter key to restart your computer in the safe mode.
Delete the Malicious Processes
Once the system is restarted in the safe mode, you have to end the processes that are attached to the Alothome.com. In this regard, you have to press the Ctrl+Alt+Delete keys together, and click on the processes tab to locate and delete the following associated processes:-
%AppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe
Delete the Associated Files
Once the processes are stopped, you can now proceed to remove the files and folders related to this dangerous threat. Mostly, these files are hidden in the system files folder where you have to look for the following suspicious files, and delete them by using the delete key:-
Clean the Windows Registry
In order to finish the manual removal process, you have to clean the windows registry from the malicious entries created by the Alothome.com. You have to open the registry editor, and look for the following corrupt entries to delete them quickly:-
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Alothome.com\DisplayIcon %AppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe,0
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Alothome.com\UninstallString “%AppData%[RANDOM CHARACTERS][RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe” -u
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce\[RANDOM CHARACTERS] %AppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Alothome.com\ShortcutPath “%AppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe” -u
After removing all of the above mentioned entries, you also need to close down the registry editor, and restart the computer again in the normal mode to see the effectiveness of the manual removal process. Update your antivirus program, and run a complete system scan.