The Ssl.fixinstant is a malicious application that falls is the category of the potentially unwanted programs, and attacks the windows based computers secretly without the consent of the user. The cyber crooks use this nasty computer infection to promote third party websites, and low quality products to generate illegal profit. There are different sources that are being used by the hackers to distribute this infection including spam emails, freeware downloads, and peer to peer sharing of files. Once this adware infection attacks any system, it will change the browser settings, disable security tools, modify DNS settings, and open backdoor for the additional threats. You will receive huge number of annoying pop-up ads on the screen whenever you try to open a website. The speed of your browsing reduced, and most of the time you are unable to open your desired site. You cannot download any new program in the presence of this infection, and some of the most important system files removed without your knowledge.
Removal of Ssl.fixinstant.com
After knowing that the system is compromised to the Ssl.fixinstant.com, your goal should be removal of this dangerous adware program quickly as well as effectively. There are two different ways through which you can remove the Ssl.fixinstant.com infection. The automatic removal method is easy and fastest way of getting rid of this infection. Besides that, you can also remove this infection from your system manually by following the directions mentioned below:-
Change the Mode of Operation from Normal to Safe Mode
Change the mode of operation from normal to safe, to start the manual removal process. Restart the system, and keep pressing the F8 key while restarting to access the boot options. Once you can see a list of options, select the safe mode through arrow key and press the Enter to start the system in the safe mode.
End the Malicious Processes
You have to remove the associated processes of this malicious application. Open the task manager with the help of the Ctrl+Alt+Delete keys and click on the processes tab to see a list of processes running in the background. You must delete the following suspicious processes before closing the task manager:-
- %AppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe
Remove the Associated Data
Find and remove the following malicious files from the system files folder by using the file explorer and Delete key:-
Reverse the Modification in the Windows Registry
Open the Start menu, select Run option, and type RegEdit before pressing OK button to access the registry editor. You have to remove the following fake registry keys with the help of the registry editor:-
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Ssl.fixinstant.com\DisplayIcon %AppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe,0
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Ssl.fixinstant.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\Ssl.fixinstant.com\ShortcutPath “%AppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe” -u
Restart the machine and see how effectively you have followed the instructions of the manual removal process. If the virus is still available, repeat the same process. You are required to update your existing antivirus program after successful removal of the Ssl.fixinstant.com, and run a complete system scan.