The appearance V9.com instead of your start page or search provider is a classic sign of hijacker that installed on your PC. Moreover, the browser hijacker can lead to weird web-browser behavior (freezing/crash), delays when starting a new internet browser window or delays when searching for anything on the Internet. We think you definitely want to solve this problem. For this purpose, necessity to perform cleanup of your machine. Use the guide below that will allow you to remove V9.com and clean your internet browser from the hijacker infection using the standard features of MS Windows and some proven free software.
When you’re performing searches using the browser that has been affected with V9.com, the search results will be returned from Bing, Yahoo or Google Custom Search. The creators of V9.com browser hijacker are most likely doing this to generate advertisement money from the advertisements shown in the search results.
Some hijacker infections also contain ‘ad-supported’ software (also known as adware) that may be used to display annoying advertisements and or gather personal data which can be used for marketing purposes. These unwanted ads can be displayed as pop-unders, pop-ups, in-text ads, video advertisements, text links or banners or even massive full page ads. Most of the ad supported software is designed to show advertisements, but certain adware is form of spyware that often used to track users to gather lots of user information.
Most often, the V9.com browser hijacker infection affects most common web-browsers like Chrome, FF, Edge and IE. But such browser hijackers as well can infect other web browsers by changing its shortcuts (adding ‘http://site.address’ into Target field of web-browser’s shortcut). So every time you run the web-browser, it’ll open V9.com page. Even if you setup your start page again, the annoying V9.com web site will be the first thing which you see when you launch the web browser.
We strongly suggest you to complete the step by step guide which follow below. We’ll show you how to delete browser hijacker and thereby remove V9.com search from your Chrome, IE, Firefox and MS Edge forever.
Most commonly hijackers requires more than a simple uninstall with the help of Microsoft Windows Control panel in order to be fully removed. For that reason, our team made several removal ways which we have summarized in a detailed tutorial. Therefore, if you’ve the undesired V9.com hijacker infection on your personal computer and are currently trying to have it uninstalled then feel free to follow the steps below in order to resolve your problem. Some of the steps will require you to restart your computer or close the web-site. So, read this guidance carefully, then bookmark or print it for later reference.
How to remove V9.com startpage without any software
The useful removal instructions for the V9.com redirect. 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 V9.com let us know how you managed by sending us your comments please.
Remove V9.com associated software by using MS Windows Control Panel
We advise that you start the system cleaning procedure by checking the list of installed programs and remove all unknown or suspicious programs. This is a very important step, as mentioned above, very often the malicious applications such as ‘ad supported’ software and hijacker infections may be bundled with freeware. Uninstall the unwanted applications can remove the unwanted ads or web browser redirect.
Windows 8, 8.1, 10
First, click the Windows button , then click Search . Type “Control panel”and press Enter.
Windows XP, Vista, 7
First, press “Start” and select “Control Panel”.
It will open the Windows Control Panel as shown in the following example.
Next, click “Uninstall a program”
It will display a list of all software installed on your personal computer. Scroll through the all list, and remove any suspicious and unknown software. To quickly find the latest installed programs, we recommend sort applications by date in the Control panel.
Clean up the browsers shortcuts which have been hijacked by V9.com
After the hijacker infection is started, it can also alter the browser’s shortcuts, adding an argument similar to “http://site.address” into the Target field. Due to this, every time you launch the web-browser, it will display an unwanted web-site.
Right click on the shortcut of infected browser as displayed on the image below.
Select the “Properties” option and it’ll open a shortcut’s properties. Next, click the “Shortcut” tab and then delete the “http://site.address” string from Target field as shown in the figure below.
Then click OK to save changes. Repeat the step for all browsers that are re-directed to the V9.com unwanted site.
Remove V9.com from Mozilla Firefox by resetting web browser settings
The FF reset will keep your personal information such as bookmarks, passwords, web form auto-fill data and remove unwanted search engine and start page like V9.com, modified preferences, extensions and security settings.
Click the Menu button (looks like three horizontal lines), and click the blue Help icon located at the bottom of the drop down menu as shown in the following example.
A small menu will appear, click the “Troubleshooting Information”. On this page, click “Refresh Firefox” button as shown on the screen below.
Follow the onscreen procedure to return your Firefox internet browser settings to its original state.
Remove V9.com from IE
If you find that Microsoft Internet Explorer web browser settings such as homepage, newtab page and search provider by default having been hijacked, then you may revert back your settings, via the reset web browser procedure.
First, start the Microsoft Internet Explorer. Next, click the button in the form of gear (). It will display the Tools drop-down menu, click the “Internet Options” as shown on the screen below.
In the “Internet Options” window click on the Advanced tab, then click the Reset button. The Microsoft Internet Explorer will show the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” window like below. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box, then click “Reset” button.
You will now need to restart your PC system for the changes to take effect.
Remove V9.com search from Chrome
Reset Chrome settings is a simple way to remove the hijacker, harmful and ‘ad-supported’ extensions, as well as to restore the browser’s startpage, newtab and search engine by default that have been replaced by V9.com hijacker.
Open the Chrome menu by clicking on the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will show the drop-down menu. Next, press 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, press the “Reset” button.
How to automatically remove V9.com hijacker
Many antivirus companies have made software that help detect and get rid of hijacker, and thereby return all your typical web browsers settings. Below is a a few of the free applications you may want to use. Your PC system can have a large count of PUPs, adware and browser hijackers installed at the same time, so we suggest, if any unwanted or harmful program returns after rebooting the computer, then start your machine into Safe Mode and use the anti malware tool again.
Scan and free your PC of V9.com with Zemana
Zemana AntiMalware (ZAM) is a utility that can remove ad-supported software, PUPs, hijacker infections and other malware from your system easily and for free. Zemana Free is compatible with most antivirus software. It works under Windows (10 – XP, 32 and 64 bit) and uses minimum of computer resources.
Download Zemana Anti-Malware (ZAM) from the link below.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: July 16, 2019
When the download is complete, close all software and windows on your PC. Double-click the install file called Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup. If the “User Account Control” prompt pops up like below, click the “Yes” button.
It will open the “Setup wizard” that will help you set up Zemana on your PC. Follow the prompts and don’t make any changes to default settings.
Once installation is done successfully, Zemana Free will automatically start and you can see its main screen as displayed in the following example.
Now click the “Scan” button . Zemana utility will begin scanning the whole machine to find out hijacker infection that alters web-browser settings to replace your home page, new tab page and default search engine with V9.com web site. Depending on your machine, the scan can take anywhere from a few minutes to close to an hour. While the Zemana AntiMalware (ZAM) utility is scanning, you may see how many objects it has identified as being infected by malware.
When that process is complete, the results are displayed in the scan report. Next, you need to click “Next” button. The Zemana Anti Malware (ZAM) will remove hijacker that redirects your browser to unwanted V9.com web-site and add items to the Quarantine. When the procedure is complete, you may be prompted to restart the computer.
Automatically remove V9.com with Malwarebytes
You can remove V9.com startpage automatically with a help of Malwarebytes Free. We suggest this free malware removal tool because it may easily remove hijacker infections, adware, potentially unwanted software and toolbars with all their components such as files, folders and registry entries.
Download MalwareBytes Free from the link below. Save it on your MS Windows desktop.
Category: Security tools
Update: April 15, 2020
Once downloading is complete, close all windows on your PC. Further, run the file named mb3-setup. If the “User Account Control” dialog box pops up as shown on the screen below, click the “Yes” button.
It will open the “Setup wizard” that will help you install MalwareBytes Anti-Malware on the PC system. Follow the prompts and don’t make any changes to default settings.
Once installation is done successfully, click Finish button. Then MalwareBytes Anti Malware will automatically run and you can see its main window as displayed below.
Next, press the “Scan Now” button .MalwareBytes AntiMalware program will scan through the whole system for the hijacker which cause a reroute to V9.com web-page. A system scan can take anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes, depending on your computer. While the MalwareBytes Free utility is checking, you may see how many objects it has identified as being infected by malicious software.
After the scanning is finished, a list of all items found is produced. Review the scan results and then click “Quarantine Selected” button.
The MalwareBytes AntiMalware (MBAM) will get rid of V9.com hijacker and other browser’s harmful extensions and move threats to the program’s quarantine. After the clean-up is done, you can be prompted to restart your PC. We recommend you look at the following video, which completely explains the procedure of using the MalwareBytes Anti Malware to delete browser hijackers, adware and other malware.
Use AdwCleaner to get rid of V9.com from the computer
AdwCleaner is a free portable application that scans your machine for ‘ad supported’ software, PUPs and browser hijacker infections such as V9.com and helps get rid of them easily. Moreover, it’ll also help you remove any malicious internet browser extensions and add-ons.
Download AdwCleaner tool by clicking on the link below. Save it on your Microsoft Windows desktop.
Author: Xplode, MalwareBytes
Category: Security tools
Update: June 30, 2021
After downloading is finished, open the file location and double-click the AdwCleaner icon. It will start the AdwCleaner utility and you will see a screen as displayed below. If the User Account Control dialog box will ask you want to open the program, click Yes button to continue.
Next, click “Scan” . AdwCleaner utility will begin scanning the whole PC to find out browser hijacker infection that causes internet browsers to open intrusive V9.com page. This task can take quite a while, so please be patient. While the AdwCleaner utility is scanning, you can see number of objects it has identified as being infected by malicious software.
After that process is complete, AdwCleaner will display a scan report as shown in the following example.
Make sure all items have ‘checkmark’ and press “Clean” button. It will open a prompt. Click “OK” button. The AdwCleaner will begin to delete browser hijacker that causes browsers to open undesired V9.com web-page. Once that process is finished, the tool may ask you to restart your computer. After reboot, the AdwCleaner will show the log file.
All the above steps are shown in detail in the following video instructions.
Block V9.com home page and other unwanted web sites
It’s also critical to protect your internet browsers from harmful web-sites and ads by using an adblocker application like AdGuard. Security experts says that it will greatly reduce the risk of malware, and potentially save lots of money. Additionally, the AdGuard can also protect your privacy by blocking almost all trackers.
Download AdGuard application from the following link. Save it to your Desktop so that you can access the file easily.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 15, 2018
Once the downloading process is done, start the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen like below.
Follow the prompts. Once the install is finished, you will see a window like below.
You can click “Skip” to close the installation program and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” button to see an quick tutorial which will help you get to know AdGuard better.
In most cases, the default settings are enough and you don’t need to change anything. Each time, when you launch your personal computer, AdGuard will run automatically and stop advertisements, web sites such V9.com, as well as other harmful or misleading web-sites. For an overview of all the features of the application, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the AdGuard icon, that is located on your desktop.
How to V9.com hijacker get installed onto machine
In many cases, the V9.com hijacker infection come along with the installation packages from a free hosting and file sharing web sites. So, install a free programs is a a good chance that you will find a bundled browser hijacker. If you don’t know how to avoid it, then use a simple trick. During the installation, choose the Custom or Advanced install option. Next, click ‘Decline’ button and clear all checkboxes on offers that ask you to install optional software. Moreover, please carefully read Term of use and User agreement before installing any software or otherwise you can end up with another unwanted program on your PC system such as this browser hijacker.
After completing the step by step instructions shown above, your computer should be free from browser hijacker which cause V9.com web-site to appear and other malicious software. The Chrome, Firefox, MS Edge and Microsoft Internet Explorer will no longer show annoying V9.com startpage on startup. Unfortunately, if the guide does not help you, then you have caught a new browser hijacker infection, and then the best way – ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.