Aartemis.com Browser Hijacker Removal Guide
Tuesday 11th February 2014,

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Aartemis.com Browser Hijacker Removal Guide

posted by Matthew Baker  
Filed under Browser Hijacker


Aartemis.com is a web browser hijacker known for being presented as a generic web search engine site. The Aartemis.com interface is much like that of known search engine sites, even Google. Use of Aartemis.com will filter and redirect search queries and results through a custom Yahoo search page. The use of Aartemis.com may display random ads redirecting your system to an unwanted site.

Aartemis.com is among the growing list of browser hijacker sites that have related components usually installed after loading a freeware program obtained from a downloads site on the internet. Most times freeware applications include other components that install, sometimes without your knowledge, causing your default home page and default search engine settings to be changed.

In the case of Aartemis.com your default internet settings are manipulated through plugins or add-ons that are loaded within popular web browsers, such as Firefox, Internet Explorer and Google Chrome. The Aartemis.com site by itself is not malicious, it is just annoying when it is automatically loaded each time you open a new web browser.

Stopping the redirects to Aartemis.com and changing your internet default settings back to your own preference usually requires finding and eliminating all Aartemis.com components. These add-ons or plugins related to Aartemis.com may be automatically removed through the use of an antimalware application.

Aartemis.com sample image:

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Aartemis.com Technical Details

Aartemis.com files:

  • %AppData%\[random].exe
  • %Desktop%\[random].lnk

Aartemis.com registry entries:

  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “” = “[random]“
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\[random]
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “[random]“

Removal of Aartemis.com may prove to be difficult in some situations due to blocking agents of the malware. In such a case, you may choose to boot your system into Safe Mode with Networking by following the instructions below.

How to boot into Safe Mode with Networking:

  1. Bookmark or Favorite this Web Page.
  2. Restart your PC
  3. Press the F8 key (just before Windows starts to load during the boot sequence text screens) several times until it registers.
  4. Select “Safe Mode with Networking” and press Enter.
  5. Allow the system to boot into Safe Mode with Networking and then return to this page to download the spyware remover.
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