How to remove Xtractor Plus

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Adware Xtractor Plus

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Name

Xtractor Plus

Description

Xtractor Plus programs are generally designed to deliver unwanted ads on computers by running in the background and remaining hidden. This software can cause pop-up windows to appear, Web browsers to redirect to advertising websites, and can sometimes track a user's activity and send reports to the Xtractor Plus creator.

Type

Adware

Manual

How to manually remove Xtractor Plus guide. Only for ADVANCED users.

  • Step 1: Basic check for Xtractor Plus activity

    Check running processes on your system. Usually you can find Xtractor Plus process running. Use the Ctrl+Shift+Esc buttons combination to open system information window and click Processes tab. Scroll down the whole list and try to find the process named like Xtractor Plus. If you find Xtractor Plus process running, right click on it and choose “End Process”. It will disable Xtractor Plus for the current Windows session, but remember that if you do not completely remove Xtractor Plus using next steps, then your PC will stay vulnerable to malware attack. Next steps are much more important in removing Xtractor Plus.

  • Step 2: Disconnect your PC from the Internet

    Prevent the malware from leaking or spreading your personal data. Adware usually uses the Internet to transfer all possible and important information you have. Some Adwares are not so “Active” and they can simply disable some Windows features and options. To disconnect your PC from the Internet you need to plug-off LAN cable (if you use LAN connection) or to turn of the Wi-Fi module (if you use Wi-Fi Internet connection). Most of (not 100%) Adwares can not access Wi-Fi module preferences. Turning off the Internet will disable Xtractor Plus from transferring any data from your PC.

  • Step 3: Enter the safe mode.

    The next step is very important in removing Xtractor Plus. After turning off the Internet and disabling Xtractor Plus process you will need to reboot your PC in so-called Safe Mode. Safe Mode is a Windows mode which allows you to start the System using only important applications and services. Safe Mode does not usually allow Xtractor Plus to load when the system boots (!!!but exceptions can appear!!!). Choose Restart in Windows Start menu and wait until the screen turns off.

    After that you have to follow the next instructions according to the versions of Microsoft Windows you use:

      Windows XP:
    1. Press the F8 key repeatedly when the first screen appears.

    2. Select Safe Mode from Windows Advanced Options Menu and press ENTER.

      Windows Vista, 7:
    1. Press the F8 key repeatedly when the first screen appears.

    2. Use the arrow keys from Windows Advanced Options Menu in order to select Safe Mode and press ENTER.

      Windows 8, 8.1, 10:
    1. Press and hold the Shift button when left-clicking the Restart button on Windows log-on screen.

    2. Select Safe Mode from Windows Troubleshooting boot screen and press ENTER.

  • Step 4: Removing virus files

    Having booted your PC in Safe mode you have to start cleaning your PC manually by deleting every file associated with Xtractor Plus one by one. Here is the list of all files associated with Xtractor Plus. Delete all files listed below using the Shift+Delete buttons combination. Always double check the file name as sometimes Adwares use very similar filenames as very important system files do and you can mistakenly remove important system file what will harm your system and you will not be able to boot your PC at all.

    • hhs.url

    • xtractor

    Please, remember that viruses are always progressing and sometimes new files can appear. If you are using our offline PDF guide on How to remove Xtractor Plus, please check if you have it’s latest version.

    We do not guarantee that Xtractor Plus has the same file structure at the moment of deleting.

    After removing all files associated with Xtractor Plus that were listed above, reboot your system in normal mode and check if your PC works fine or you still have any troubles.

    It it is OK – congratulations! You have made a great job!

    If it is still NOT ok – use OSHI Defender to check your PC.

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How does Xtractor Plus infect my computer?

Xtractor Plus is an Adware-type virus. The most common way a computer becomes infected with Xtractor Plus is when a user downloads free software or browser toolbars.

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I detected Xtractor Plus on my computer. What do I do?

If you have OSHI Defender installed on your computer, it will detect and remove Xtractor Plus and all related files. First, restart your browser and then check the Home Page to make sure that you’re still using your preferred search engine (Google, Bing, Yahoo, etc.), because Xtractor Plus replaces users’ search engines with ones that display ads.

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What damage can Xtractor Plus do to my computer?

Developed by large companies, viruses like Xtractor Plus are mostly legal products that hackers use to make money on the ads that Xtractor Plus displays on infected computers.

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What are the main symptoms of Xtractor Plus?

High network activity
Unusual browser settings
Pop-up windows

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Can Xtractor Plus spread to other computers?

As a rule, Xtractor Plus requires user interaction and cannot automatically infect other computers on your local network or by using the same USB-disk on additional computers. There may be exceptions, though.

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Countries with the highest Xtractor Plus infection rates.

US

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The first recorded appearance of Xtractor Plus

2016-02-22

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