If the Google Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer opens the Ruhotred4.fingta.com intrusive page then it is possible that your PC system is infected with an ‘ad-supported’ software (also known as adware). This adware alters the Firefox, Chrome, IE and MS Edge settings to open a large amount of unwanted ads on all web-sites, including web sites where previously you advertisements have never seen. These advertisements can be varied: pop-up windows, boxes, in-text ads, different sized banners and so on. What is more, the adware, that displays the Ruhotred4.fingta.com pop up advertisements, can cause your Internet connection to be slow or freeze your web-browser so that the interface is not updated anymore.
The adware may insert tons of advertisements directly to the web pages that you visit, creating a sense that the advertising banners has been added by the creators of the site. Moreover, a legal advertising banners may be replaced on the fake advertisements, that will offer to download and install various unnecessary and malicious applications. Moreover, the adware has the ability to collect a ton of personal information about you (your ip address, what is a web page you are viewing now, what you are looking for on the Internet, which links you are clicking), which can later transfer to third parties.
In addition to that, as was mentioned earlier, certain ad-supported software to also change all web-browsers shortcuts that located on your Desktop or Start menu. So, every infected shortcut will try to redirect your web browser to intrusive ad web-sites such as Ruhotred4.fingta.com, certain of which might be malicious. It can make the whole computer more vulnerable to hacker attacks.
Therefore it’s very important to follow the steps below as soon as possible. The tutorial will help you to remove ‘ad supported’ software as well as clean your PC system from the Ruhotred4.fingta.com pop-up ads. What is more, the few simple steps below will allow you get rid of other harmful applications like unwanted toolbars and browser hijackers, that could penetrate into PC system along with the adware.
Fortunately, we have an effective solution that will assist you manually or/and automatically remove Ruhotred4.fingta.com from your browser and bring your web browser settings, including startpage, new tab page and default search provider, back to normal. Below you’ll find a removal guide with all the steps you may need to successfully get rid of adware and its traces. Read this manual carefully, bookmark or print it, because you may need to close your browser or reboot your system.
Manual Ruhotred4.fingta.com pop-up ads removal
Read this “How to remove” section to know how to manually delete adware that causes multiple undesired ads and pop-ups. Even if the instructions does not work for you, there are several free malware removers below that can easily handle such ad-supported software which causes undesired Ruhotred4.fingta.com ads.
Remove suspicious programs using Windows Control Panel
It is of primary importance to first identify and get rid of all PUPs, adware applications and browser hijackers through ‘Add/Remove Programs’ (Windows XP) or ‘Uninstall a program’ (Windows 10, 8, 7) section of your MS Windows Control Panel.
Windows 8, 8.1, 10
After the ‘Control Panel’ opens, click the ‘Uninstall a program’ link under Programs category as displayed on the screen below.
You will see the ‘Uninstall a program’ panel as displayed below.
Very carefully look around the entire list of applications installed on your PC. Most likely, one or more of them are responsible for the appearance of ads and web-browser redirect to the undesired Ruhotred4.fingta.com web site. If you have many programs installed, you can help simplify the search of malicious software by sort the list by date of installation. Once you have found a suspicious, unwanted or unused program, right click to it, after that click ‘Uninstall’.
Windows XP, Vista, 7
After the Windows ‘Control Panel’ opens, you need to click ‘Uninstall a program’ under ‘Programs’ as displayed on the screen below.
You will see a list of programs installed on your computer. We recommend to sort the list by date of installation to quickly find the software that were installed last. Most likely they responsibility for the appearance of popups and web-browser redirect. If you are in doubt, you can always check the application by doing a search for her name in Google, Yahoo or Bing. When the application which you need to remove is found, simply click on its name, and then press ‘Uninstall’ as displayed on the image below.
Remove unwanted Scheduled Tasks
If the undesired Ruhotred4.fingta.com web page opens automatically on Windows startup or at equal time intervals, then you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and get rid of all the tasks which have been created by ‘ad-supported’ programs.
Press Windows and R keys on the keyboard together. This displays a dialog box that called Run. In the text field, type “taskschd.msc” (without the quotes) and press OK. Task Scheduler window opens. In the left-hand side, click “Task Scheduler Library”, like below.
In the middle part you will see a list of installed tasks. Please choose the first task, its properties will be open just below automatically. Next, click the Actions tab. Pay attention to that it launches on your computer. Found something like “explorer.exe http://site.address” or “chrome.exe http://site.address”, then remove this harmful task. If you are not sure that executes the task, check it through a search engine. If it’s a component of the ‘ad-supported’ program, then this task also should be removed.
Having defined the task that you want to delete, then press on it with the right mouse button and choose Delete as displayed on the screen below.
Repeat this step, if you have found a few tasks that have been created by malicious program. Once is finished, close the Task Scheduler window.
Remove Ruhotred4.fingta.com redirect from Internet Explorer
In order to restore all browser startpage, new tab and default search engine you need to reset the Microsoft Internet Explorer to the state, which was when the MS Windows was installed on your system.
First, run the Internet Explorer, then press ‘gear’ icon . It will display the Tools drop-down menu on the right part of the browser, then click the “Internet Options” as displayed in the following example.
In the “Internet Options” screen, select the “Advanced” tab, then press the “Reset” button. The Microsoft Internet Explorer will open the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” prompt. Further, click the “Delete personal settings” check box to select it. Next, click the “Reset” button like below.
Once the process is complete, click “Close” button. Close the IE and restart your PC system for the changes to take effect. This step will help you to restore your web browser’s start page, new tab and default search provider to default state.
Remove Ruhotred4.fingta.com pop up ads from Chrome
Use the Reset internet browser tool of the Chrome to reset all its settings like new tab, home page and search engine by default to original defaults. This is a very useful utility to use, in the case of internet browser redirects to annoying ad pages like Ruhotred4.fingta.com.
Open the Chrome menu by clicking on the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will show the drop-down menu. Next, click to “Settings” option.
Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on the “Show advanced settings” link. Now scroll down until the Reset settings section is visible, like below and click the “Reset settings” button.
Confirm your action, click the “Reset” button.
Remove Ruhotred4.fingta.com from Mozilla Firefox by resetting browser settings
If the Mozilla Firefox web browser program is hijacked, then resetting its settings can help. The Reset feature is available on all modern version of Firefox. A reset can fix many issues by restoring Firefox settings such as homepage, newtab page and search provider by default to its default state. It will save your personal information like saved passwords, bookmarks, and open tabs.
First, open the Mozilla Firefox. Next, click the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will open the drop-down menu. Next, click the Help button ().
In the Help menu click the “Troubleshooting Information”. In the upper-right corner of the “Troubleshooting Information” page press on “Refresh Firefox” button as displayed on the screen below.
Confirm your action, click the “Refresh Firefox”.
Clean up the internet browsers shortcuts that have been hijacked by adware
After the adware is started, it can also modify the web-browser’s shortcuts, adding an argument like “http://site.address” into the Target field. Due to this, every time you start the web-browser, it will open an intrusive page.
Open the properties of the browser shortcut. Right click on the shortcut of infected web browser and select the “Properties” option and it will open the properties of the shortcut. Next, choose the “Shortcut” tab and have a look at the Target field as shown on the screen below.
Normally, if the last word in the Target field is chrome.exe, iexplore.exe, firefox.exe. Be sure to pay attention to the extension, should be “exe”! All shortcuts which have been changed by adware like Ruhotred4.fingta.com usually point to .bat, .cmd or .url files instead of .exe as on the image below
Another variant, an address has been added at the end of the line. In this case the Target field looks such as …Application\chrome.exe” http://site.address as displayed below.
In order to fix a shortcut, you need to insert right path to the Target field or remove an address (if it has been added at the end). You can use the following information to fix your shortcuts that have been modified by adware.
|Chrome||C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe|
|Firefox||C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe|
|Microsoft Internet Explorer||C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe|
|C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe|
|Opera||C:\Program Files (x86)\Opera\launcher.exe|
Once is finished, click OK to save changes. Repeat the step for all internet browsers that are rerouted to the Ruhotred4.fingta.com annoying web-site.
Run free malware removal tools to completely remove Ruhotred4.fingta.com pop up advertisements
Manual removal instructions does not always help to completely delete the adware, as it is not easy to identify and get rid of components of adware and all malicious files from hard disk. Therefore, it is recommended that you use malicious software removal tool to completely delete Ruhotred4.fingta.com off your internet browser. Several free malware removal tools are currently available that can be used against the adware. The optimum method would be to run Zemana Anti-malware, Malwarebytes Free and AdwCleaner.
How to automatically remove Ruhotred4.fingta.com pop up advertisements with Zemana Anti-malware
Zemana Anti-malware is a tool which can get rid of adware, PUPs, browser hijackers and other malicious software from your system easily and for free. Zemana Anti-malware is compatible with most antivirus software. It works under Windows (10 – XP, 32 and 64 bit) and uses minimum of computer resources.
- Please download Zemana Free from the link below and save it to your Desktop.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: March 3, 2018
- At the download page, click on the Download button. Your web-browser will display the “Save as” prompt. Please save it onto your Windows desktop.
- After downloading is finished, please close all software and open windows on your PC. Next, run a file named Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup.
- This will start the “Setup wizard” of Zemana onto your PC. Follow the prompts and don’t make any changes to default settings.
- When the Setup wizard has finished installing, the Zemana Anti-Malware (ZAM) will launch and open the main window.
- Further, click the “Scan” button for checking your computer for the adware that causes unwanted Ruhotred4.fingta.com pop up ads. This task may take quite a while, so please be patient. When a malicious software, ad supported software or PUPs are detected, the number of the security threats will change accordingly.
- When Zemana Free completes the scan, Zemana AntiMalware (ZAM) will show a list of all items detected by the scan.
- Next, you need to press the “Next” button. The tool will delete ad supported software that redirects your web-browser to intrusive Ruhotred4.fingta.com web page. When the task is finished, you may be prompted to restart the computer.
- Close the Zemana Free and continue with the next step.
How to automatically delete Ruhotred4.fingta.com with Malwarebytes
We recommend using the Malwarebytes Free. You can download and install Malwarebytes to detect ‘ad supported’ software and thereby delete Ruhotred4.fingta.com pop-up advertisements from your browsers. When installed and updated, the free malware remover will automatically check and detect all threats present on the computer.
Download MalwareBytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) on your Microsoft Windows Desktop by clicking on the link below.
Category: Security tools
Update: November 9, 2017
Once downloading is complete, close all software and windows on your PC. Double-click the install file named mb3-setup. If the “User Account Control” prompt pops up as displayed in the following example, click the “Yes” button.
It will open the “Setup wizard” that will help you install MalwareBytes Free on your system. Follow the prompts and don’t make any changes to default settings.
Once installation is finished successfully, press Finish button. MalwareBytes Anti Malware (MBAM) will automatically start and you can see its main screen as displayed in the figure below.
Now press the “Scan Now” button .MalwareBytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) program will scan through the whole computer for the ad-supported software that cause intrusive Ruhotred4.fingta.com popup ads to appear. Depending on your PC system, the scan can take anywhere from a few minutes to close to an hour. When a threat is found, the number of the security threats will change accordingly. Wait until the the checking is done.
After the system scan is complete, MalwareBytes will display a screen that contains a list of malware that has been found. Review the report and then press “Quarantine Selected” button. The MalwareBytes Free will get rid of adware which cause intrusive Ruhotred4.fingta.com pop up advertisements to appear and move items to the program’s quarantine. After the cleaning process is finished, you may be prompted to reboot the machine.
We recommend you look at the following video, which completely explains the procedure of using the MalwareBytes Anti Malware (MBAM) to remove adware, browser hijacker infection and other malicious software.
Double-check for potentially unwanted software with AdwCleaner
If MalwareBytes anti-malware or Zemana cannot remove this adware, then we recommends to run the AdwCleaner. AdwCleaner is a free removal utility for browser hijacker infections, potentially unwanted applications, toolbars and adware that causes a huge count of intrusive Ruhotred4.fingta.com pop-ups.
Download AdwCleaner tool by clicking on the link below.
Author: Xplode, MalwareBytes
Category: Security tools
Update: February 8, 2018
Once the downloading process is complete, open the file location and double-click the AdwCleaner icon. It will run the AdwCleaner tool and you will see a screen as displayed on the screen below. If the User Account Control prompt will ask you want to run the application, click Yes button to continue.
Next, click “Scan” to perform a system scan with this tool for the adware that causes multiple intrusive ads and pop ups. A system scan can take anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes, depending on your PC system. While the utility is checking, you may see number of objects and files has already scanned.
After finished, you will be shown the list of all found items on your PC system as shown below.
In order to get rid of all items, simply click “Clean” button. It will display a prompt. Click “OK” button. The AdwCleaner will start to remove ‘ad supported’ software that causes a huge number of annoying Ruhotred4.fingta.com pop-up ads. After finished, the utility may ask you to reboot your machine. After restart, the AdwCleaner will display the log file.
All the above steps are shown in detail in the following video instructions.
Stop Ruhotred4.fingta.com popup ads and other undesired pages
It’s also critical to protect your browsers from harmful web-sites and ads by using an ad blocking program like AdGuard. Security experts says that it will greatly reduce the risk of malicious software, and potentially save lots of money. Additionally, the AdGuard can also protect your privacy by blocking almost all trackers.
- Download AdGuard program from the following link. Save it on your Desktop.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 7, 2017
- Once the downloading process is done, run the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” program window. Follow the prompts.
- When the installation is done, click “Skip” to close the installation program and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” to see an quick tutorial which 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 launch your machine, AdGuard will run automatically and stop popup ads, web pages such Ruhotred4.fingta.com, as well as other harmful or misleading 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, which is located on your desktop.
Method of Ruhotred4.fingta.com ads intrusion into your computer
These days some freeware makers bundle third-party applications which could be PUPs like this adware, with a view to making some money. These are not free software as install an unwanted software on to your Microsoft Windows system. So whenever you install a new free program that downloaded from the Web, be very careful during installation. Carefully read the EULA (a text with I ACCEPT/I DECLINE button), choose custom or manual installation method, uncheck all optional applications.
After completing the step by step guide shown above, your computer should be clean from this adware and other malware. The Google Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and MS Edge will no longer open annoying Ruhotred4.fingta.com web-site when you surf the Internet. Unfortunately, if the step by step tutorial does not help you, then you have caught a new ad-supported software, and then the best way – ask for help.
Please start a new thread by using the “New Topic” button in the Spyware Removal forum. When posting your HJT log, try to give us some details about your problems, so we can try to help you more accurately. Wait for one of our trained “Security Team” or Site Administrator to provide you with knowledgeable assistance tailored to your problem with the intrusive Ruhotred4.fingta.com ads.