Deleting Greatene.com In Simple Clicks

What Is Known About Greatene.com?

Greatene.com virus is a browser hijacker threat that may cause various issues on your machine. One of the main thing that you should understand that it may show you fake alerts telling that you immediately need to update some of your installed applications and also offering you to do that for free of cost. Of course, when you click on the 'Download' or 'Update Now' button, then you download a software that has nothing in common with the application that you want to update. In most of the cases, Greatene.com may additionally initiate various annoying activities on your device. Applications that are typically reported as outdated are Flash Player, Java and one of well-known active web browsers.

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If the ads by this hijacker have already started interrupting during your browsing session and informed you about any outdated programs, then you should waste no time and immediately check your PC with a reputable anti-spyware tool. Researchers at RPVT recommend this because the appearance of Greatene.com ads is a sign that your computer has already been affected by a browser hijacker or an adware-type threat that has modified some of your machine settings and started initiating above mentioned activities. Moreover, you may also notice unwanted browser redirects to suspicious domains when having this infection on your device. So, you should go ahead and perform its removal now.

How Can Greatene.com Hijack Your Browsers?

Just like other hijacker viruses, Greatene.com is capable of infiltrating user's system without being noticed. This is because it is related to various PUPs that are spread bundled with freeware and shareware apps. You should be very careful when trying to avoid them at the time of downloading and installing cost-free softwares. You need to be very attentive while making every installation steps and always make sure that you opt out any recommended or additional programs. Although, rejecting offers to alter the default start page or search tool is also recommended because it may lead you to continuous browser redirects on your PC. If you find it hijacked your browsers, then remove Greatene.com as soon as possible.

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A. Greatene.com Manual Removal

How to Change the System Folder Settings to view hidden files

On Windows 7 | Vista

Windows Logo button is to be selected and then you need to Open Windows Explorer.

Click on Organize selecting Folder and Search Options.

Now Click on View Tab and select Show hidden files and folders Option to view Greatene.com related files.

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Click on OK to Apply

On Windows 8

Select on Windows + E keys in combination on the keyboard.

Click on View Tab option

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File name Extensions along with hidden items is to be checked

Step 2: Delete Greatene.com Related Files in Hidden Folders as given

  • %Temp%\[adware name]
  • %AppData%\[adware name]
  • %LocalAppData%\[adware name]
  • %LocalAppData%\[adware name].exe
  • %CommonAppData%\[adware name]
  • %AllUsersProfile%random.exe

Step 3 : Remove Greatene.com Related Registry Files on Windows

First, Open Registry Editor

On Windows 7| Vista

Click on Start Button

Select on Run Button

Type regedit

Finally Click on OK button

On Windows 8 Computer

Click on Win [Window Key] + R in Combination on Keyboard

Type regedit.exe in dialog box and press OK.

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Confirm OK to open the registry editor.

Look for Greatene.com related files and entries created in Win Registry.

Note: This step is only suitable for users having Technical Skills, if you delete any other entries other than Greatene.com, it will permanently damage your PC.

B. Greatene.com Removal from Windows OS

How to Uninstall Greatene.com related program on PC

on Windows 10

1. On Win 10 Screen, Click on Start Menu and Select All apps.

  1. this will show entire list of apps installed on Win 10, Find Greatene.com or any other suspicious program from the list. Right Click on the Selected item to uninstall it.

On Win 7 | Vista

  1. Select and Click on the Start Button and Click on Control Panel using Start Menu.

control panel2. You need to Select Uninstall Program under the Program Category in Control Panel.

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3. Using the Window, Program and Features option, select Installed on to view all the recently installed programs, Now uninstall Greatene.com or any other suspicious programs.

From window 8 PC

1. Press Windows key + I simultaneously , then open Setting Bar, click Control Panel to open it

2. Under Programs category, select Uninstall a program

3. Search Greatene.com program in Program and Features window, then click on Uninstall

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Step 2:- Uninstall Greatene.com toolbar, add-on, plug-in and extension from browser IE/Microsoft Edge/Firefox/Google Chrome

From Chrome Browser

1. On Chrome browser, select menu

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2. Select Advanced Settings option

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3. Click on Extension

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4. To remove Greatene.com extension, click on Trash icon

5. Select the Remove option in dialog box

From Microsoft Edge Browser

( Microsoft Edge does not support extension, now you have to just reset the search engine and homepage of Edge browser)

1. Set homepage on Edge browser to remove Greatene.com

  1. On address bar click More(..), and then select Settings option

Edge-Browser-Settings3. View Advanced Settings for specific page, to set homepage to Open with option

advance-settings-edge4. To set your own homepage click on Custom, the then type URL of your own homepage

 

2. To remove Greatene.com set default Search Engine

  • On address bar click More(..), and then select Settings option
  • select the View advanced settings option
  • Select “Search in the address bar with”, then enter the search engine by clicking on <Add new> option, then click on Add as default

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  •  Custom option is to be selected, enter the URL of the homepage to be set as

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From IE Browser

1. To open Manage add-ons on your IE browser, click on Tools button

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2. Select Toolbars and Extensions, them make a selection of Greatene.com to remove it

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3. Now click on Reset button to remove  Greatene.com add-ons

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From Firefox browser

1. To open Add-on Manager tab, select Menu button, and then click on Add-ons

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2. Click Extensions

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3. Select Remove or Disable button

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How to Remove Greatene.com Automatically

Well, in the fast growing technology and day by day increasing malicious activities of cyber criminals, it is necessary for every computer user to protect their PC from Greatene.com. You must own a best removal tool which can provide safety and security to your windows machine. Greatene.com Free Scanner is one of the best tool which is capable to detect Greatene.com or any malware completely from compromised machine. However you need to purchase its licensed version to delete Greatene.com completely.

User Guide : Automatic Greatene.com Free Scanner

Step 1 Download the software and now install it on your computer. Click on “Scan Computer” to detect presence of Greatene.com and its harmful traces.

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Step 2 Scan in progress can be viewed

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Step 3 Use System Guard feature to block entry of Greatene.com and its infectious files.

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Step 4 HelpDesk is an additional feature which is can sort out all your troubles usually you face when PC is infected with Greatene.com

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Step 5 Greatene.com Free Scanner has Network Sentry feature which helps to block modification done through Internet connectivity on your computer system.

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Step 6 Enable Scan Scheduler feature on your computer to perform scanning at pre set time like daily, weekly or monthly.

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