Remove Epicunitscan.info “Virus” from Chrome/Firefox

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I wrote this article to help you remove Epicunitscan.info. This Epicunitscan.info removal guide works for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.

Epicunitscan.info is described as an optimized search provider which scans the world’s leading search engines and brings the best results to the user’s queries. There is no merit to these claims. The website is unreliable. It is connected to a browser hijacker. The rogue program can lead to security problems, such as contacting malware and data theft. Hackers use Epicunitscan.info as a gateway to the system. The compromised domain allows them to access the web browser’s internal settings and modify them to its convenience. Upon doing so, the hijacker will be able to exploit the browser for its purposes.

What security problems does the Epicunitscan.info hijacker involve?

The clandestine program will alter your browser’s DNS settings and take control over its functions. It will reset your homepage and default search engine. You will be unable to revert back to your custom preferences. The hijacker will reinforce the changes when you try to undo them. Epicunitscan.info is not a reliable engine. The hijacker makes it a pawn of its scheme. The sinister program will alter your search results by inserting supported pages beside the regular matches to your queries. The sponsored websites cannot be trusted. They could contain malware. Since there is no way to tell which websites have been brought by the Epicunitscan.info hijacker, it is advised to refrain from conducting keyword web searches until the rogue program has been removed.

The other way for the Epicunitscan.info hijacker to forward you to sponsored domains is through ads. The furtive program generates pop-up advertisements, connected to shopping. They promote bargain offers for a wide variety of items, including garments, accessories, decorations, technological devices, gardening equipment, sports gear, toys and others. The ads appear in different styles, so it may not be apparent that they come from a common source. The formats the Epicunitscan.info hijacker produces are pop-ups, pop-unders, in-text links, banners, freebies, transitional, contextual, interstitial, floating, comparison and inline ads. Ultimately, all of them contain redirect links to unconfirmed domains.

Remove Epicunitscan.info
The Epicunitscan.info Virus

The ability of the Epicunitscan.info hijacker to monitor your sessions could lead to greater issues than the ads. The insidious program will record all the information you enter into your browser, as well as details about your operating system (OS). The vulnerable data includes your history, tracking cookies, keystrokes, IP address, email account, system build, country of origin, area code, address registration, phone number and login credentials. The owners of the Epicunitscan.info hijacker can trade your data on the darknet without your knowledge. The only way to prevent this from happening is to delete the malevolent program on time.

How did the Epicunitscan.info hijacker get access to my computer?

There are two possible ways for the Epicunitscan.info hijacker to access your machine. The preferred technique is bundling. The secluded program can get installed to your computer together with another piece of software, like a pirated program, a freeware or shareware tool. The hijacker will be added to the terms and conditions of the main program as a bonus utility. You have to find the option for it and change the setting. Our perpetual advice is to read the end user license agreement (EULA) of the tools you add to your system in the course of the installation.

The other dark pattern the Epicunitscan.info hijacker has been cited to use is spam emails. The furtive program latches onto attached files, listed as documentation. The sender behind the fake message can write on behalf of a legitimate company or entity to make you believe the email is genuine. To check whether a given message is authentic, look up the contacts. They should match the coordinates, listed on the official website of the represented organization.

Epicunitscan.info Uninstall

STEP-1 Before starting the real removal process, you must reboot in Safe Mode. If you know how to do this, 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.
Safe Mode with Networking
For Windows 8/8.1
Click the Start button, next click Control Panel —> System and Security —> Administrative Tools —> System Configuration.‌
Windows 8 Safe Mode with Network
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.
win10 safemode 1
While keeping the Shift key pressed, click or tap on Restart.
win10 safemode 2

STEP-2Please, follow the steps precisely to remove Epicunitscan.info from the browser:

Remove From Mozilla Firefox:

Open Firefox, click on top-right corner , click Add-ons, hit Extensions next.
firefox extensions
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).
chrome extensions

Remove From Internet Explorer:
Open IE, then click IE gear icon on the top-right corner —> Manage Add-ons.
ie gear
Find the malicious add-on. Remove it by pressing Disable.

STEP-3

Right click on the browser’s shortcut, then click Properties. Remove everything after the .exe” in the Target box.

ff shortcut

STEP-4

Open Control Panel by holding the Win Key and R together. Write appwiz.cpl in the field, then click OK.

appwiz

Here, find any program you had no intention to install and uninstall it.

STEP-5

Run the Task Manager by right clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Start Task Manager.

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.

STEP-6

Open MS Config by holding the Win Key and R together. Type msconfig and hit Enter.

msconfig

Go in the Startup tab and Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.

Still can not remove Epicunitscan.info from your browser? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.

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Daniel Stoyanov
Daniel Stoyanov has a Master's degree in Computer Science from the Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria. He is also a Microsoft Certified Professional. Daniel provides top cyber security news with in-depth coverage of malware, vulnerabilities, PC and Network security, online safety.If you have any questions feel free to ask him right now.

1 COMMENT

  1. I followed all the steps, and I still get a frequent notification from MalwareBytes saying it blocked it. I didn’t see any programs that looked suspicious in my control panel or whatnot.

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