The Ilitil.com is a internet browser hijacker. As a result, your startpage, new tab page and default search engine are replaced by Ilitil.com and all your search results are redirected to this dangerous page or other domains. It may also create a huge number of pop-up advertisements on your computer and increase your vulnerability. With the steps below, you can remove it completely.
Most often, the Ilitil.com browser hijacker infection affects most common browsers like Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Firefox and MS Edge. But such browser hijacker infections as well may infect another internet browsers by changing its shortcuts (adding ‘http://site.address’ into Target field of web-browser’s shortcut). So every time you start the web browser, it will display Ilitil.com site. Even if you setup your homepage again, it is still the first thing you see when you start the web browser will be the unwanted Ilitil.com site.
Besides the fact that Ilitil.com hijacker infection replaces your home page, this annoying web site can set yourself as your search engine. But, obviously, it does not give you a good search results, as they will consist of lots of ads, links to unwanted and ad pages and only the remaining part is search results for your query from the major search engines. Of course, the very fact that you encounter with the inability to properly search the Web, is an unpleasant moment. Moreover, the Ilitil.com infection may collect information about you, and in the future to transfer it to third parties. What creates the risk of theft of your personal data.
Often, the computer that has been infected with Ilitil.com browser hijacker infection, will be also infected with adware (sometimes called ‘ad-supported’ software) which shows a huge number of various ads. It may be pop-ups, text links in the web-pages, banners where they never had. What is more, the ad-supported software may replace the legitimate advertisements with malicious ads that will offer to download and install malicious software and unwanted programs or visit the various dangerous and misleading pages.
Therefore it is very important to clean your computer ASAP. Follow the step-by-step instructions below to remove Ilitil.com , as well as other malicious software and adware, which can be installed onto your machine along with it.
How can you protect your computer from Ilitil.com hijacker
How to manually remove Ilitil.com
Without a doubt, the hijacker is harmful to your computer. So you need to quickly and completely delete this malicious software. To get rid of this hijacker, you can use the manual removal which are given below or malware removal utility like Malwarebytes and AdwCleaner (both are free). I note that we recommend that you use automatic removal that will allow you to get rid of Ilitil.com search easily and safely. Manual removal is best used only if you are well versed in system or in the case where infection is not removed automatically.
- Delete Ilitil.com associated software by using Windows Control Panel
- Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to get rid of Ilitil.com
- Delete Ilitil.com from Chrome
- Remove Ilitil.com startpage from FF
- Remove Ilitil.com from Internet Explorer
Delete Ilitil.com associated software by using Windows Control Panel
We recommend that you start the machine cleaning process by checking the list of installed programs and uninstall all unknown or suspicious programs. This is a very important step, as mentioned above, very often the malicious software such as adware and browser hijackers may be bundled with free software. Uninstall the unwanted programs can delete the unwanted advertisements or web browser redirect.<\/p>
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Next, click “Uninstall a program”
It will display a list of all applications installed on your computer. Scroll through the all list, and remove any suspicious and unknown applications. To quickly find the latest installed software, we recommend sort programs by date in the Control panel.
Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to get rid of Ilitil.com
When the hijacker infection is started, it can also change the web browser’s shortcuts, adding an argument like “http://www.ilitil.com/” into the Target field. Due to this, every time you run the internet browser, it will show an unwanted web-site.
To clear the web-browser shortcut, right-click to it and select Properties. On the Shortcut tab, locate the Target field. Click inside, you will see a vertical line – arrow pointer, move it (using -> arrow key on your keyboard) to the right as possible. You will see a text similar “http://www.ilitil.com/” that has been added here. You need to delete it.
When the text is removed, click the OK button. You need to clean all shortcuts of all your web-browsers, as they may be infected too.
Delete Ilitil.com from Chrome
Reset Chrome settings is a simple way to remove the browser hijacker, dangerous and adware extensions, as well as to restore the browser’s start page and search provider by default that have been changed by browser hijacker.
- First, start the Chrome and click the Menu icon (icon in the form of three horizontal stripes).
- It will open the Google Chrome main menu, press the “Settings” menu.
- Next, press “Show advanced settings” link, that located at the bottom of the Settings page.
- On the bottom of the “Advanced settings” page, click the “Reset settings” button.
- The Google Chrome will display the reset settings prompt as shown on the screen above.
- Confirm the internet browser’s reset by clicking on the “Reset” button.
- To learn more, read the blog post How to reset Google Chrome settings to default.
Remove Ilitil.com startpage from FF
If the FF settings such as homepage, new tab page and search engine by default have been modified by the infection, then resetting it to the default state can help.
First, start the Mozilla Firefox and click button. It will open the drop-down menu on the right-part of the browser. Further, click the Help button () as shown on the screen below
In the Help menu, select the “Troubleshooting Information” option. Another way to open the “Troubleshooting Information” screen – type “about:support” in the web browser adress bar and press Enter. It will open the “Troubleshooting Information” page as shown on the screen below. In the upper-right corner of this screen, click the “Refresh Firefox” button.
It will show the confirmation dialog box. Further, press the “Refresh Firefox” button. The FF will begin a process to fix your problems that caused by the Ilitil.com hijacker. Once, it’s complete, click the “Finish” button.
Remove Ilitil.com from Internet Explorer
First, start the Internet Explorer. Next, click the button in the form of gear (). It will open the Tools drop-down menu, press the “Internet Options” as shown in the figure below.
In the “Internet Options” window click on the Advanced tab, then click the Reset button. The Internet Explorer will open the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” window as on the image below. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box, then click “Reset” button.
You will now need to restart your personal computer for the changes to take effect.
Get rid of Ilitil.com with Malwarebytes
Remove Ilitil.com manually is difficult and often the hijacker is not completely removed. Therefore, we recommend you to use the Malwarebytes Free which are completely clean your PC system. Moreover, the free program will help you to remove malware, ‘ad-supported’ software (also known as adware) and toolbars that your personal computer may be infected too.
Download Malwarebytes by clicking on the link below.
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Once downloaded, close all programs and windows on your computer. Open a directory in which you saved it. Double-click on the icon that’s named mbam-setup as shown on the image below.
When the installation begins, you will see the “Setup wizard” that will help you install Malwarebytes on your computer.
Once install is finished, you will see window as shown on the image below.
Now press the “Scan Now” button to begin checking your system for the infection that cause a redirect to Ilitil.com. This process can take some time, so please be patient.
When the scan is finished, make sure all entries have “checkmark” and click “Quarantine Selected” button.
The Malwarebytes will start removing Ilitil.com infection related files, folders, registry keys. Once disinfection is finished, you may be prompted to reboot your PC.
The following video explains steps on how to remove browser hijacker with Malwarebytes Anti-malware.
How to stop Ilitil.com homepage
To increase your security and protect your machine against new unwanted ads and harmful sites, you need to use program that stops access to dangerous ads and web-pages. Moreover, the software can block the show of intrusive advertising, that also leads to faster loading of pages and reduce the consumption of web traffic.
- Download AdGuard program from the following link.
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- When the download is finished, run the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” program window. Follow the prompts.
- When the installation is finished, click “Skip” to close the setup application and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” to see an quick tutorial that will assist you get to know AdGuard better.
- In most cases, the default settings are enough and you do not need to change anything. Each time, when you start your PC system, AdGuard will start automatically and stop pop-up ads, web pages such Ilitil.com, as well as other dangerous or misleading web sites. For an overview of all the features of the program, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the icon named AdGuard, that is located on your desktop.
If the problem with Ilitil.com is still remained
If MalwareBytes Anti-malware cannot delete this infection, then we suggests to use the AdwCleaner. AdwCleaner is a free removal tool for browser hijackers, adware, PUPs, toolbars.
- Download AdwCleaner by clicking on the link below.
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- Double press the AdwCleaner icon. Once this utility is started, click “Scan” button to perform a system scan for the Ilitil.com browser hijacker infection.
- When it has finished scanning your machine, the AdwCleaner will show a scan report. Review the report and then click “Clean” button. It will open a prompt, click “OK”.
These few simple steps are shown in detail in the following video guide.
Now your machine should be clean of the Ilitil.com startpage. Remove AdwCleaner. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you stop unwanted ads and annoying malicious web-sites) and Malwarebytes (to periodically scan your machine for new browser hijackers, malware and ad-supported software). Probably you are running an older version of Java or Adobe Flash Player. This can be a security risk, so download and install the latest version right now.
If you are still having problems while trying to remove Ilitil.com homepage from the Google Chrome, FF, Internet Explorer and MS Edge, then ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.