I wrote this article to help you remove Play.eanswears.com. This Play.eanswears.com removal guide works for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.
Play.eanswears.com is a malicious website and it is definitely not the safe and helpful search engine it is advertised to be. In fact, the site is associated with a cyber infection. It is the face of a browser hijacker. If the page suddenly takes over all of your browsers, know that there is a hijacker on your PC and this is bad news. Hijackers bring nothing but headaches and unpleasantries to their hosts. Unless for some reason you want to experience those, get rid of the intruder as fast as possible. When you see the Play.eanswears.com site, take it as a warning. It`s the hijacker`s way of revealing its presence. You can call it its front if you will. Either way, this is your clue. You don’t want to deal with the pest once it gets out of hand. And it will, eventually. Each parasite evolves with time. The longer the hijacker remains on board, the more problems it causes. Don’t let it. You will be much better off without it.
The very first thing the infection does once getting in is modifying your browsers. All of them. It makes changes in their settings and it doesn’t bother asking you. This is simply because it doesn’t need your permission. It acts as it sees fit. Correction: as the crooks behind it see fit. You open your favorite browser one day only to see that your previous homepage and preferred search engine have been replaced with the Play.eanswears.com site. Did you agree to this? No. And yet, it is a fact. How you are forced to use this malicious search engine every time you decide to go online. And, needless to say, the results you are shown are extremely unreliable. Most of the links you see are even dangerous and you cannot tell the safe ones apart from the corrupted ones. The crooks behind this pest use these links to boost web traffic to particular pages and gain pay-per-click revenue. Clicking on these links helps hackers make money. However, as we said, you cannot trust the search results.
The hijacker doesn’t bother selecting safe links to display. If you click on the wrong link, you can worsen your already pretty bad situation in no time. Do you want to get stuck with more infections? Of course, not. Then don’t click on anything the hijacker throws at you. But then, how are you supposed to surf the web? Do you see how the pest ruins your online experience? You are always a single click away from malware. And, you cannot find what you are looking for. But this is not all. The hijacker also injects your browsers with ads. It adds its pesky plugin causing them to generate numerous commercials which are just as unreliable as the search results. You entire browsing experience turns hellish. The only way to get rid of the intrusions is to get rid of the infection altogether. We can help with that. All you have to do is follow our removal guide at the end of this article and clean your machine from this menace for good.
How did the hijacker infect you? Hijackers are still programs and in order to operate, they need your permission to enter your system. If you deny them access, they cannot get it. So, they ask you but in the sneakiest way possible. They rely on tricks like corrupted links or pages, fake program updates, bundles software, malicious third-party ads, spam, unverified download sources, etc. However, none of these methods are good enough to work without your inactive cooperation, aka your carelessness. As we said, the infection`s goal is you dupe you into giving it green light. So, be careful what you agree to. You may think you are updating Java while in fact, you are installing a hijacker. Pay attention. Don’t give your “okay” lightly. Read the Terms and Conditions. Don’t skip installation steps. Stay away from shady pages and don’t click on every link/ad you see. Negligence leads to infections. Protecting your machine requires caution.
Before starting the real removal process, you must reboot in Safe Mode. If you are familiar with this task, skip the instructions below and proceed to Step 2. If you do not know how to do it, here is how to reboot in Safe mode:
For Windows 98, XP, Millenium and 7:
Reboot your computer. When the first screen of information appears, start repeatedly pressing F8 key. Then choose Safe Mode With Networking from the options.
For Windows 8/8.1
Click the Start button, next click Control Panel —> System and Security —> Administrative Tools —> System Configuration.
Check the Safe Boot option and click OK. Click Restart when asked.
For Windows 10
Open the Start menu and click or tap on the Power button.
While keeping the Shift key pressed, click or tap on Restart.
Here are the steps you must follow to permanently remove from the browser:
Remove From Mozilla Firefox:
Open Firefox, click on top-right corner , click Add-ons, hit Extensions next.
Look for suspicious or unknown extensions, remove them all.
Remove From Chrome:
Open Chrome, click chrome menu icon at the top-right corner —>More Tools —> Extensions. There, identify the malware and select chrome-trash-icon(Remove).
Remove From Internet Explorer:
Open IE, then click IE gear icon on the top-right corner —> Manage Add-ons.
Find the malicious add-on. Remove it by pressing Disable.
Right click on the browser’s shortcut, then click Properties. Remove everything after the .exe” in the Target box.
Open Control Panel by holding the Win Key and R together. Write appwiz.cpl in the field, then click OK.
Here, find any program you had no intention to install and uninstall it.
Run the Task Manager by right clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Start Task Manager.
Look carefully at the file names and descriptions of the running processes. If you find any suspicious one, search on Google for its name, or contact me directly to identify it. If you find a malware process, right-click on it and choose End task.
Open MS Config by holding the Win Key and R together. Type msconfig and hit Enter.
Go in the Startup tab and Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.
Still can not remove Play.eanswears.com from your browser? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.