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Danger level 9
Type: Browser Hijackers
Common infection symptoms:
  • Changes default search engine
  • Can't be uninstalled via Control Panel
  • Hijacks homepage
  • Installs itself without permissions

terra.im

The suspicious terra.im is a browser hijacker that can change the home page and default search provider settings on all popular browsers. Whether you run Internet Explorer, Chrome, or Firefox, you could become a victim of this browser hijacker. Needless to say, most computer users find that they need to remove terra.im if their operating systems are unguarded by authentic security software. If this is the case, it is likely that your operating system is corrupted by lots of different infections that you must delete.

According to our malware researchers, terra.im can hijack your browsers without permission. In most cases, this clandestine hijacker slithers in via unreliable software bundles, and these could be used to distribute a bunch of other unreliable programs that require removal. Of course, you should not expect reliable installers to promote terra.im, because this is an infection, and it is more likely to come bundled with adware, PUPs, keyloggers, and all other threats that should be deleted.

Terra.im can be installed silently, which means that most users discover that they need to remove the threat only after they launch their infected browsers. Unfortunately, it is not easy to delete terra.im once it slithers in, because this threat can modify the browser’s shortcut target. Are you familiar with this function? Most computer users are not, and this is the reason why most find the removal of terra.im practically impossible. If you delete the hijacker in a regular manner, it will simply regenerate.

Some computer users, who do not find a way to delete terra.im, decide to keep the hijacker installed, and this is a bad idea. Even though the search engine works, you must be very cautious with the provided search results. You also must keep in mind that terra.im can install many tracking cookies to learn how you browse your web. All in all, terra.im can hijack your browsers without your notice or consent, and this should be enough for you to understand that you must remove the hijacker.

Follow the provided removal guides diligently, and terra.im will be successfully removed in no time. The first step shows how to change the undesirable shortcut target, and the remaining instructions demonstrate how to delete terra.im from browsers. Unfortunately, your virtual security will not be restored unless you delete the rest of the computer infections that are likely to be active on your PC. Even though some of these threats might be easily removed manually, instead, we suggest using the automatic malware removal software for the best results.

Change the Target

  1. Right-click the shortcut of the affected browser.
  2. Select Properties to open a menu and click the Shortcut tab.
  3. Go to Target and delete the added shortcut after chrome.exe”/firefox.exe”/iexplore.exe”.
  4. Click OK and move to the next affected shortcut.

Remove terra.im

Remove from Google Chrome:

  1. Launch Chrome, simultaneously tap Alt+F, and click Settings.
  2. Go to On Startup, select Open a specific page or set of pages, and click Set pages.
  3. Delete/overwrite the undesirable URL and click OK.
  4. Go to Appearance, select Show Home button, and click Change.
  5. Delete/overwrite the undesirable URL and click OK.
  6. Go to Search, click Manage search engines…, and set a new default search provider.
  7. Find the URL of the search tool you want to delete, click X on this URL, and select Done.

Remove from Internet Explorer:

  1. Launch Internet Explorer, simultaneously tap Alt+T, and select Manage Add-ons.
  2. Select Search Providers and set a preferred default search provider.
  3. Remove the undesirable search provider and click Close.
  4. Simultaneously tap Alt+T again and select Internet Options.
  5. Click the General tab, go to the Home Page, delete/change the URL, and click OK.

Remove from Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Launch Firefox, move to the Firefox search box, and click the search provider icon.
  2. Select Manage Search Engines to find the list of search providers.
  3. Remove the undesirable search provider, click OK, and set a new default search provider.
  4. Simultaneously tap Alt+T to open the Tools menu at the top and click Options.
  5. Click the General tab, find the Home Page, delete/change the URL, and click OK.
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Comments

  1. Don Jul 22, 2015

    Thank you so much LIFESAVERS!

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