Eggdepot.com virus - How to remove?
Eggdepot.com is an advertising platform that is used on Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer browsers. The purpose of it is to display various pop-up messages on the infected systems. It seeks to increase traffic of few websites and also promote certain products.
Eggdepot.com virus is distribute using bundling method. Usually it comes together with free software that you are downloading from the Internet. It can also be attached to some spam emails. Despite how it gets access to your system, you have to deal with the same consequences. Basically, you will constantly receive tons of ads on your computer every time you browse the Internet.
To prevent your system from getting programs like Eggdepot.com virus you should be more attentive with your installations, especially when you are installing free software from the Internet. You can control installation of additional programs by deselecting unwanted ones. Make sure you don’t skip this step and you can avoid many problems on your computer.
Remove Eggdepot.com virus from your system as soon as you detect it on your computer. Go to Control Panel -> Add and Remove programs list and uninstall it from there. Scan with Spyhunter as it identifies such programs quite well. You should also check browser extensions for Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome. If you do not see Eggdepot.com listed, you should use antimalware tools like Spyhunter and scan your computer with it. Uninstalling the program from your computer doesn’t change your search providers, it only stops ads appearing on your computer. You will have to do it manually by yourself. Depending on the browser you are using, follow the instructions below:
On Internet explorer:
- Click arrow on the right of search box.
- Do the following: on IE8-9 choose Manage Search Providers, on IE7 click Change Search Defaults.
- Remove Eggdepot.com virus from the list.
On Firefox :
- Enter “about:config” in url bar. This will open settings page.
- Type “Keyword.url” in the search box. Right click it & reset it.
- Type “browser.search.defaultengine” in the search box. Right click it & reset it.
- Type “browser.search.selectedengine” in the search box. Right click it & reset it.
- Search for “browser.newtab.url”. Right-click and reset. This will make sure that the search page won’t launch on each new tab.
On Google Chrome:
- Click 3 horizontal lines icon on browser toolbar.
- Select Settings.
- Select Basics ->Manage Search engines.
- Remove unnecessary search engines from list.
- Go back to Settings. On Startup choose Open blank page ( you can remove undesired pages from the set pages link too).