Detailed Information on Kyubey.exe
Kyubey.exe is yet another redirect virus that may take over your Internet browser, alter its default homepage, reroute you to unfamiliar websites and other settings without asking for your permission. Once getting inside your machine, it prevents you from restoring the web browser to its default settings. This infection may be associated with Elex Hijacker which may cause variety of other annoying symptoms. Usually, the threat located in “%appdata%\Kyubey\Kyubey.exe” folder. One of the main reason that makes it consider as a noxious hijacker infection is because its main objective is to take over a targeted browser to force the PC users to visit certain web portals repeatedly.
Besides, it opens new browser tabs and windows whenever the users attempt to use their machine and try to load the installed web browsers. This redirect virus is promoted as a legit and useful browser extension or plug-in. However, the system security researchers have determined that Kyubey.exe does not offer any kind of beneficial or useful service. Rather, the threat is especially designed by the criminal hackers in order to generate revenue and get benefited at the expense of innocent system users. It displays countless advertisements and force the affected users to visit the domains that are related to their affiliate sites.
Kyubey.exe May Expose Your PC to Threatening Content
One of the main issues related to this redirect virus is that system users do not really have any type of control over the web pages that their browsers forces them to visit. Hence, this may cause the machines to become infected with malicious threats or other low-level threats due to unwanted redirects and excessive amount of pop-ups. Essentially, the Kyubey.exe itself is a nasty threat and its associated pop-up ads and affiliated web portals may expose your PC to more threatening and unwanted contents. Another problem related to this infection is that it may deliver huge amount of advertising contents to the user’s computer in the form of inserted links, banners and adverts added to the domains viewed onto the affected Internet browsers. It may also cause important performance related issues on affected systems. If the threat is installed on your machine, then it may increase the probability of freezing, crashing or a slower performance. Hence, it would be better for you to remove Kyubey.exe from your compromised computer as early as possible.
We will guide you to remove Kyubey.exe completely from your system but before we proceed the first step is to reboot your system in safe mode.
Windows 98, XP, Millenium, 7
For Windows 98, XP, Millenium,7:
Restart your system and when the first screen appears start pressing F8 key repeatedly. You will be able to see Advance boot option screen, now choose “safe mode with networking”
windows 8, 8.1 and 10
For windows 8, 8.1 and 10
System Configuration Tool (msconfig.exe) is one of the easiest method to boot in safe mode for windows 8/8.1
press ctrl + r and type msconfig.exe
on the window opened, go to the boot tab and click the box which says “safe boot” and press ok. Once pressed it will ask to restart and get you in safe mode.
Now we will guide you to remove Kyubey.exe from the browsers.
How to remove Kyubey.exe from Mozilla Firefox
Open firefox and click 3 horizontal lines are right hand corner as shown in picture
Drop down menu will appear hit Add-ons >> Extensions
Look out for any unknown or suspicious extensions and remove them.
How to remove Kyubey.exe from Chrome
Open chrome and click 3 horizontal lines are right top corner shown in picture
A drop down will appear, click settings >> Extensions
Here look for malware and unrecognized icons and click trash.
How to remove Kyubey.exe from IE
Open IE and click tools on right hand corner and then manage add-ons as shown in picture.
click on toolbars and extensions >> select unwanted or malicious add-ons and click disable as shown in picture.
Now you need to right click on the browser shortcut on your desktop and then click properties. Now you should remove everything after “.exe” in Target box
Now you need to open control panel. For this you need to run “appwiz.cpl” in run window.
Press Win key and R together, a window will appear. Now write “appwiz.cpl” to open control panel.
Now look out for add remove program in control panel. Open it and remove any suspicious programs installed.
Now you need to open task manager by right click on taskbar and selecting start task manager as shown in picture
Now look at the various processes running and identify them , if they look suspicious then you need to end them. You can search for various processes running on google and take your decision about suspicious processes.
Now you need to remove startup entries which are suspicious or not needed.
Click win key and R key together, a window will open write “msconfig” and hit enter
Now you need to go to the startup tab and browse through list of programs and uncheck suspicious programs from the list
How to Scan and Remove Kyubey.exe Automatically
If you are unable to get rid off Kyubey.exe manually, don’t worry and instead scan your PC using Malwarebytes Anti-malware. This tool will detect Kyubey.exe or any other threats that remain hidden on compromised PC. (To know how to install and use this tool click on the link)
By following whole process you must be able to remove Kyubey.exe. And if still you are not able to remove it, just write to us we will make sure that your system is clean.