Api.aalbbh84.info. How to Remove Api.aalbbh84.info virus?

Api.aalbbh84.info is a new addition to the vast group of browser hijackers. Like all of them it relies on a well known method to mimic a genuine web search engine, so it can easily deceive you in its usefulness. Additionally it claims that it’s the most private search engine in the world. Even if it’s a minor threat to your system remember that in reality it is a malware program. Api.aalbbh84.info is included in the PUP (Potentially Unwanted Programs) list, and it will change your browser settings without permission. It affects all popular browsers like IE, Firefox, Opera and Chrome.

Api.aalbbh84.info is really well put together browser hijacker. It changes your start page and provides you with a search toolbar. That’s why it can easily deceive you it can be useful. Actually these fake search engines are just a tool for generating revenue for the developers. That’s why they designed it to be difficult to remove.

Symptoms of infection may include frequent display of pop ups, redirects and poor PC performance. If you notice such activity scan your system for additional malware. This type of adware programs may also gain access to valuable personal information, like IP address, bank accounts, search history and etc.

This kind of browser hijackers can be found in packages along with other free software downloaded from sites like Cnet, Brothersoft and Softonic.  Due to its genuine installation no antivirus program will detect it. That’s why it’s necessary to check the End User License Agreement every time you install free programs, that may contain unwanted . When possible, select Custom or Advanced installation option to eliminate the possibility to install other unwanted software. To prevent your PC from infection avoid visiting suspicious websites, which can  lead to malicious attack towards trojan. Use any sort of  up-to-date anti-malware program to prevent infections from the virus and for further protection.

If your PC is already infected you may experience slow performance or even “freezing” of some web pages. These symptoms can lead to additional hardware problems, so our advice is to get rid of Api.aalbbh84.info as soon as possible.

How did Api.aalbbh84.info virus got my pc infected:

In many ways adware programs attack and get to users computers with well known techniques. Some very old but still really powerful way for hackers to get you infected. If we don’t consider scam emails, there are two main ways:

  • Via shareware or freeware installation – Most adware was bundled with some freeware installation as a legitimate way to use force advertising revenue which claims to improve user experience.

More about bundling: in order to avoid any of this into the future you need to pay more attention. When you install a program never use express installation. Go for custom installation and untick any suspicious software that will come with the freeware. If you go for express installation malware will be installed as an additional software. This process is called bundling.

  • Infected websites – visiting suspicious websites may also lead to malicious attack towards trojan. Use any type of anti-malware software to remove the virus and further protection.

NOTEEven after removing all malware from your PC many of the problems caused by it may still remain!

  • Name – Api.aalbbh84.info
  • Type Spamming – Malware
  • Danger Level – Medium
  • Brief Description – pop-up ads and redirects.
  • Symptoms – Poor pc performance or freezing, pop-up ads and redirects.
  • Method – Via bundling.

Note: Removing malware manually could be very risky and unpredictable!

To proceed with the manual removal of adware from your computer, follow the removal steps below. NOTE: you may be infected with more than one malware and after following the steps ads may still pop-up. Since malware virus creates variety of malicious modified registry entries and different files, we strongly advise you to use anti-malware tool. Removing the virus manually requires high computer skills and knowledge.

Step by step how to remove malware from Chrome, Firefox and Internet explorer:

NOTE: If ads still pop-up you may be infected with more add-ons witch you have to remove from your PC.

Manual steps to remove ransomware or malware. How to prevent ransomware or malware.

For now, removing ransomware or malware manually will only be able for IT specialists. If you don't know one don't worry. We have a solution for you. Over here we will use Spyhunter to remove the virus. The Spyhunter anti-malware is a collection of programs that can be used to scan for malware and clean infected computers. You can also use full anti-malware program in this case which is the better option because it also offers protection.

How to remove "ransomware or malware"

NOTE: In this option the virus will be removed but the files will remain locked! You have to decrypt your files.
  1. Download Spyhunter anti-malware.
  1. 2.  After program has been downloaded, double-click to open it. User will have to install the program. Click on Spyhunter.exe to start the process.
User Account Control dialog may appear, asking you to allow the following program to make changes to this computer. Click "Yes" or "Run" to proceed with the installation. User can also choose variety of languages. Click Ok and the installation will begin with a welcome massage for Spyhunter. Click Next to continue to the next step. User will also have to accept Spyhunter license agreement by clicking on "I accept the agreement" and click Next. Spyhunter will ask user to read important information provided before continuing. Once done click on next to go to the next step. User can choose where to install the program. By default - C:Program FilesEnigma Software GroupSpyHunter. The process will continue and then Spyhunter will install. The installation process may take awhile, depending on a computer system performance. Once the installation is done, click Finish.
  1. 3. Update the software before scanning. Once program has been updated go to scan. You can choose from a free trial version or activate license. It is recommended to buy full version as the trial will not protect computer system.
  1. 4. The scan process will begin. The scan process may take awhile, depending on a computer system performance.
  1. 5. Once the scan is complete you can choose between delete or quarantine the viruses. The quarantine option is recommended and since the malware is active a reboot will be required to finish process.

Click here for guide of how to uninstall spyhunter.

Decrypt ransomware files.

Good news is that we can now use decryption programs. A lot of security companies like Kasperky lab, bitdefender and more has developed a program that is fully capable of decryption key for ransomware malware. You can find this programs anywhere on the internet but it is strongly suggested to download this programs from official websites. NOTE: It may take a long time for your files to be decrypted depending on your PC performance.