The Text Keeper is a PUP (potentially unwanted program) from the group of hijackers. When affected by this browser hijacker, the Mozilla Firefox, IE, Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge internet browser’s settings such as startpage, newtab page and search provider may be altered without permission. Whenever you start the web browser, the Text Keeper appears as your startpage instead of your favorite home page. All the time, while the Text Keeper site will be set as your homepage and search engine, its authors will be able to collect your confidential information, everything related to what are you doing on the Net.
Besides the fact that Text Keeper hijacker changes your home page, this intrusive site can set yourself as your search provider. But, obviously, it does not give you a good search results, as they will consist of a huge count of ads, links to unwanted and ad web-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 Net, is an unpleasant moment. Moreover, the Text Keeper hijacker infection has the ability to collect lots of privacy data about you. This personal data, in the future, may be used for marketing purposes. What creates the risk of theft of your user data.
As well as unwanted internet browser redirects to Text Keeper, the hijacker can collect your Net browsing activity by saving URLs visited, IP addresses, internet browser version and type, cookie information, Internet Service Provider (ISP) and web-pages visited. Such kind of behavior can lead to serious security problems or personal information theft. This is another reason why the hijacker infection that redirects the browser to Text Keeper, is defined as potentially unwanted application (PUA).
It is important, don’t use Text Keeper web-page and do not click on ads placed on it, as they can lead you to a more harmful or misleading web-sites. The best option is to use the few simple steps posted below to clean your system of browser hijacker, remove the Text Keeper startpage, and thus return your favorite startpage and search provider.
How to remove Text Keeper from computer
The following steps will help you to get rid of Text Keeper start page from the Firefox, Microsoft Edge, IE and Chrome. Moreover, the tutorial below will help you to delete malware like PUPs, adware and toolbars that your machine may be infected. Please do the tutorial step by step. If you need help or have any questions, then ask for our assistance or type a comment below. Some of the steps will require you to restart your machine or close this web-page. So, read this guidance carefully, then bookmark or print it for later reference.
To remove Text Keeper, complete the following steps:
- Get rid of Text Keeper home page without any utilities
- How to remove Text Keeper home page with freeware
- How to block Text Keeper redirect
- Where the Text Keeper browser hijacker infection comes from
- Finish words
Get rid of Text Keeper home page without any utilities
The useful removal instructions for the Text Keeper . The detailed procedure can be followed by anyone as it really does take you step-by-step. If you follow this process to get rid of Text Keeper home page let us know how you managed by sending us your comments please.
Remove Text Keeper related apps through the Control Panel of your PC system
Some potentially unwanted software, browser hijacking software and adware can be removed by uninstalling the freeware they came with. If this way does not succeed, then looking them up in the list of installed apps in MS Windows Control Panel. Use the “Uninstall” command in order to remove them.
Windows 8, 8.1, 10
When the ‘Control Panel’ opens, click the ‘Uninstall a program’ link under Programs category as shown in the figure below.
You will see the ‘Uninstall a program’ panel as shown on the screen below.
Very carefully look around the entire list of apps installed on your PC system. Most probably, one of them is the Text Keeper browser hijacker infection and other web-browser’s harmful add-ons. If you’ve many applications installed, you can help simplify the search of malicious software by sort the list by date of installation. Once you have found a dubious, unwanted or unused program, right click to it, after that click ‘Uninstall’.
Windows XP, Vista, 7
When the Windows ‘Control Panel’ opens, you need to click ‘Uninstall a program’ under ‘Programs’ as shown on the screen below.
You will see a list of apps installed on your computer. We recommend to sort the list by date of installation to quickly find the applications that were installed last. Most likely, it’s the browser hijacker infection that redirects your web-browser to intrusive Text Keeper site. If you are in doubt, you can always check the application by doing a search for her name in Google, Yahoo or Bing. Once the program which you need to delete is found, simply click on its name, and then click ‘Uninstall’ as shown in the figure below.
Get rid of Text Keeper from Internet Explorer
First, open the Microsoft Internet Explorer, press ) button. Next, press “Internet Options” as displayed in the figure below.
In the “Internet Options” screen select the Advanced tab. Next, click Reset button. The Internet Explorer will open the Reset Internet Explorer settings prompt. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box and press Reset button.
You will now need to restart your PC system for the changes to take effect. It will remove hijacker responsible for Text Keeper home page, disable malicious and ad-supported web-browser’s extensions and restore the Internet Explorer’s settings like newtab, default search provider and home page to default state.
Get rid of Text Keeper homepage from Google Chrome
If your Google Chrome web browser is re-directed to unwanted Text Keeper web-page, it may be necessary to completely reset your web browser application to its default settings.
First launch the Google Chrome. Next, press the button in the form of three horizontal dots ().
It will show the Chrome menu. Select More Tools, then click Extensions. Carefully browse through the list of installed extensions. If the list has the extension signed with “Installed by enterprise policy” or “Installed by your administrator”, then complete the following guide: Remove Google Chrome extensions installed by enterprise policy.
Open the Chrome menu once again. Further, press the option called “Settings”.
The web browser will display the settings screen. Another method to show the Chrome’s settings – type chrome://settings in the internet browser adress bar and press Enter
Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click the “Advanced” link. Now scroll down until the “Reset” section is visible, like below and click the “Reset settings to their original defaults” button.
The Google Chrome will open the confirmation prompt as displayed in the figure below.
You need to confirm your action, click the “Reset” button. The web browser will run the procedure of cleaning. When it is finished, the browser’s settings including start page, new tab page and default search engine back to the values which have been when the Google Chrome was first installed on your PC system.
Remove Text Keeper redirect from Firefox
If your Firefox web-browser home page has replaced to Text Keeper without your permission or an unknown search engine opens results for your search, then it may be time to perform the web browser reset.
Launch the FF and click the menu button (it looks like three stacked lines) at the top right of the internet browser screen. Next, click the question-mark icon at the bottom of the drop-down menu. It will show the slide-out menu.
Select the “Troubleshooting information”. If you are unable to access the Help menu, then type “about:support” in your address bar and press Enter. It bring up the “Troubleshooting Information” page as displayed below.
Click the “Refresh Firefox” button at the top right of the Troubleshooting Information page. Select “Refresh Firefox” in the confirmation dialog box. The FF will start a process to fix your problems that caused by the hijacker related to Text Keeper homepage. After, it is finished, press the “Finish” button.
How to remove Text Keeper home page with freeware
Many antivirus companies have designed applications that help detect and get rid of browser hijacker infection, and thereby revert back all your typical browsers settings. Below is a a few of the free applications you may want to use. Your personal computer may have tons of potentially unwanted applications, adware and browser hijackers installed at the same time, so we advise, if any unwanted or harmful program returns after rebooting the machine, then start your system into Safe Mode and run the anti malware tool once again.
Automatically remove Text Keeper startpage with Zemana AntiMalware (ZAM)
Zemana is a free program for Windows operating system to search for and remove PUPs, adware, malicious web browser add-ons, browser toolbars, and other unwanted apps like hijacker that designed to reroute your web browser to the Text Keeper web-site, installed on your PC.
- Download Zemana on your system from the following link.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: March 3, 2018
- At the download page, click on the Download button. Your internet browser will display the “Save as” dialog box. Please save it onto your Windows desktop.
- When the downloading process is finished, please close all apps and open windows on your PC system. Next, launch a file called Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup.
- This will start the “Setup wizard” of Zemana AntiMalware onto your system. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
- When the Setup wizard has finished installing, the Zemana Anti-Malware will open and display the main window.
- Further, click the “Scan” button to begin scanning your computer for the browser hijacker responsible for redirecting your web-browser to Text Keeper site. This process may take quite a while, so please be patient. When a malicious software, ad supported software or potentially unwanted apps are found, the number of the security threats will change accordingly.
- When finished, Zemana will display a screen which contains a list of malicious software that has been detected.
- When you’re ready, click the “Next” button. The tool will start to delete browser hijacker infection responsible for redirects to Text Keeper. Once that process is finished, you may be prompted to reboot the machine.
- Close the Zemana Free and continue with the next step.
Run Malwarebytes to get rid of browser hijacker
Manual Text Keeper removal requires some computer skills. Some files and registry entries that created by the hijacker can be not completely removed. We recommend that use the Malwarebytes Free that are completely clean your computer of browser hijacker. Moreover, the free program will help you to remove malicious software, PUPs, ad-supported software and toolbars that your machine can be infected too.
Download MalwareBytes Anti-Malware on your computer by clicking on the following link.
Category: Security tools
Update: March 20, 2018
When the download is done, close all applications and windows on your PC system. Double-click the set up file named mb3-setup. If the “User Account Control” prompt pops up as on the image below, click the “Yes” button.
It will open the “Setup wizard” that will help you install MalwareBytes on your PC. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
Once setup is finished successfully, click Finish button. MalwareBytes Anti Malware (MBAM) will automatically start and you can see its main screen like below.
Now press the “Scan Now” button for checking your PC for the Text Keeper hijacker and other web-browser’s harmful extensions. A system scan can take anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes, depending on your machine. During the scan MalwareBytes will scan for threats exist on your computer.
Once the scanning is done, you can check all threats detected on your PC system. Make sure all items have ‘checkmark’ and click “Quarantine Selected” button. The MalwareBytes Free will remove hijacker responsible for modifying your web-browser settings to Text Keeper and add items to the Quarantine. After the cleaning procedure is finished, you may be prompted to restart the system.
We recommend you look at the following video, which completely explains the process of using the MalwareBytes Anti Malware (MBAM) to delete ad supported software, hijacker infection and other malicious software.
Scan your PC system and delete Text Keeper with AdwCleaner
AdwCleaner is a free removal utility that can check your PC system for a wide range of security threats such as adware, malicious software, PUPs as well as hijacker infection responsible for redirecting your web browser to Text Keeper site. It will perform a deep scan of your personal computer including hard drives and MS Windows registry. After a malicious software is detected, it will allow you to remove all found threats from your personal computer with a simple click.
- Please go to the following link to download AdwCleaner. Save it on your MS Windows desktop or in any other place.
Author: Xplode, MalwareBytes
Category: Security tools
Update: January 8, 2019
- Select the file location as Desktop, and then click Save.
- When downloading is finished, launch the AdwCleaner, double-click the adwcleaner_xxx.exe file.
- If the “User Account Control” prompts, click Yes to continue.
- In the AdwCleaner window, click the “Scan” to begin scanning your computer for the browser hijacker responsible for Text Keeper search. This process may take quite a while, so please be patient. While the AdwCleaner tool is scanning, you may see count of objects it has identified as being infected by malicious software.
- Once the checking is done, AdwCleaner will open a list of all threats detected by the scan. Review the report and then click “Clean”. If the AdwCleaner will ask you to restart your machine, press “OK”.
The step by step tutorial shown in detail in the following video.
How to block Text Keeper redirect
If you browse the Net, you cannot avoid malvertising. But you can protect your browser against it. Download and run an adblocker program. AdGuard is an ad-blocker which can filter out lots of of the malicious advertising, stoping dynamic scripts from loading harmful content.
Please go to the following link to download the latest version of AdGuard for Windows. Save it directly to your Microsoft Windows Desktop.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 15, 2018
Once the download is done, double-click the downloaded file to start it. The “Setup Wizard” window will show up on the computer screen as on the image below.
Follow the prompts. AdGuard will then be installed and an icon will be placed on your desktop. A window will show up asking you to confirm that you want to see a quick guide as on the image below.
Press “Skip” button to close the window and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” to see an quick tutorial which will assist you get to know AdGuard better.
Each time, when you run your machine, AdGuard will start automatically and block pop up advertisements, Text Keeper redirect, as well as other malicious 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 AdGuard icon, which can be found on your desktop.
Where the Text Keeper browser hijacker infection comes from
Now your system should be clean of the hijacker that cause a redirect to Text Keeper web site. Remove AdwCleaner. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you stop unwanted pop-ups and undesired harmful web sites) and Zemana Free (to periodically scan your machine for new browser hijacker infections and other malware). 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 get rid of Text Keeper search from the MS Edge, Chrome, Internet Explorer and FF, then ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.