When you start your browser such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer and Edge, the site named Rimadul.com opens automatically instead of your homepage? Or this annoying page replaces the new tab page and browser’s search engine ? Then most probably your computer has become a victim of the browser hijacker that usually gets installed as a part of some free programs. Do not be surprised, it happens, especially if you are an active Internet user. But this does not mean that you should reconcile with these unwanted redirects. You need to clean your PC from malicious software such as this hijacker as quickly as possible. Because the annoying homepage can be a way to infect your system with more dangerous malicious software such as viruses and trojans. The instructions which follow, I’ll show you how to get rid of browser hijacker infection and thereby remove Rimadul.com homepage from your web-browser forever.
Most often, the Rimadul.com browser hijacker affects the most common browsers such as Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox and Microsoft Edge. But such browser hijackers as well may infect another internet browsers by changing its shortcuts (adding ‘http://rimadul.com/’ into Target field of a web-browser’s shortcut). So every time you start the web-browser, it will open Rimadul.com search. Even if you setup your home page again, it is still the first thing you see when you launch the internet browser will be the unwanted Rimadul.com web-site.
In addition, the Rimadul.com browser hijacker infection can also change the search engine selected in the browser. When you try to search on the infected browser, you will be presented with a fake search results, consisting of ads and Google (or Yahoo, or Bing) search results for your query. Among these search results can occur very dangerous links that lead to malicious and misleading sites.
Although, Rimadul.com hijacker infection is not a virus, but it does bad things, and it changes the settings of your browser. Moreover, with this hijacker, an adware can be additionally installed on to your computer, that will open lots of advertisements, hindering or completely blocking the work in the browser. Often such advertising links may recommend to install other unknown and unwanted software or visit malicious web pages. So, it’s very important to clean your system as quickly as possible. The guide, which is shown below, will allow you to remove Rimadul.com from the Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer and Edge and other browsers.
Tips to prevent Rimadul.com and other unwanted applications
How to manually remove Rimadul.com
The following instructions is a step-by-step guide, which will help you manually uninstall Rimadul.com redirect from the Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox and Microsoft Edge.
- Remove Rimadul.com associated software by using Windows Control Panel
- Delete Rimadul.com homepage from Chrome
- Uninstall Rimadul.com search from FF
- Get rid of Rimadul.com in Internet Explorer
- Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to get rid of Rimadul.com search
Remove Rimadul.com associated software by using Windows Control Panel
We recommend that you begin the personal computer cleaning process by checking the list of installed programs and delete all unknown or suspicious applications. This is a very important step, as mentioned above, very often the dangerous applications such as adware and browser hijackers may be bundled with free applications. Uninstall the unwanted programs can remove the annoying advertising links or browser redirect.
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Next, click “Uninstall a program” It will open a list of all software installed on your PC system. Scroll through the all list, and remove any suspicious and unknown software. To quickly find the latest installed software, we recommend sort software by date in the Control panel.
Delete Rimadul.com homepage from Chrome
Reset Chrome settings is a simple way to remove the malware and adware extensions, as well as to restore the web-browser’s settings that have been changed by hijacker.
- Open the Chrome and click Menu button (small button in the form of three horizontal stripes).
- It will show the Chrome main menu. Select “Settings” option.
- You will see the Chrome’s settings page. Scroll down and press “Show advanced settings” link.
- Scroll down again. Press the “Reset settings” button.
- The Chrome will display the reset profile settings page as shown on the image above.
- Next press the “Reset” button.
- Once this task is finished, your internet browser’s home page, newtab page and search provider by default will be restored to their original defaults.
- To learn more, read the article How to reset Google Chrome settings to default.
Uninstall Rimadul.com search from FF
If the Firefox settings such as start page and search provider by default have been changed by the hijacker, then resetting it to the default state can help.
First, start the Firefox and click button to display the Tools menu. It shows the drop-down menu on the right-part of the web-browser. Further, click the Help button (). 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. In the upper-right corner of this screen, press the “Refresh Firefox” button. It will open the confirmation dialog box. Further, click the “Refresh Firefox” button. The Mozilla Firefox will begin a task to fix your problems that caused by the Rimadul.com browser hijacker. Once, it is finished, click the “Finish” button.
Get rid of Rimadul.com in Internet Explorer
To restore the homepage, new tab page and search engine by default you need to reset the Internet Explorer’s settings to the state, they were when the Windows OS was first installed on your computer.
First, launch the Internet Explorer. Open the Tools menu (click ‘gear’ icon ). It opens the drop-down menu on the right part of the browser, then click the “Internet Options”. In the “Internet Options” dialog screen, you need to click the “Advanced” tab, then click the “Reset” button. The IE will open the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” dialog box. Further, press the “Delete personal settings” check box to select it. Next, click the “Reset” button as shown below. Once the task is finished, press “Close” button, then close the Microsoft Internet Explorer. Restart your computer for the changes to take effect. This step will help you to back your internet browser’s homepage and search engine by default to default state.
Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to get rid of Rimadul.com startpage
Once installed, this hijacker may add “http://rimadul.com/” into the Target property of the desktop shortcut for the Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox and Microsoft Edge. Due to this, every time you launch the browser, it will open the unwanted homepage.
Right click on the internet browser’s shortcut, click Properties option. 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 “http://rimadul.com/” that has been added here. Remove everything after .exe. An example, for Google Chrome you should remove everything after chrome.exe. To save changes, press OK . You need to clean all internet browser’s shortcuts. So, repeat this step for the Chrome, Firefox, IE and MS Edge.
Remove Rimadul.com with MalwareBytes Anti-malware.
Remove Rimadul.com manually is difficult and often the browser hijacker infection is not completely removed. Therefore, we recommend you to use the MalwareBytes Anti-malware Free that are completely clean your PC. Moreover, the free program will help you to get rid of adware and toolbars that your computer may be infected too.
Download MalwareBytes Anti-malware (MBAM) from the link below.
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Once downloaded, close all software and windows on your computer. Open a directory in which you saved it. Double-click on the icon that named mbam-setup as shown on the image below.
When the installation starts, you will see the “Setup wizard” that will help you install MalwareBytes Anti-malware on your PC.
Once installation is finished, you will see window as shown in the figure below.
Now click the “Scan Now” button to begin scanning your system for the browser hijacker infection that cause a redirect to Rimadul.com. This process can take some time, so please be patient.
When the scan is finished, make sure all entries have “checkmark” and click “Remove Selected” button. The MalwareBytes Anti-malware will start removing Rimadul.com browser hijacker infection related files, folders, registry keys. Once disinfection is finished, you may be prompted to Restart.
The following video offers a instructions on how to get rid of browser hijacker with Malwarebytes Anti-malware.
Block Rimadul.com and other unwanted web-pages
To increase your security and protect your system against new annoying advertising links and malicious web sites, you need to use an application that blocks access to harmful advertising and sites. Moreover, the program can block the open of intrusive advertising, which also leads to faster loading of sites and reduce the consumption of web traffic.
Download AdGuard program using the following link.
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Once the download is complete, run the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen as shown on the screen below.
Follow the prompts. After installation is done, you will see a window as shown on the image 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 that will help 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 personal computer, AdGuard will run automatically and block pop-up ads, pages such Rimadul.com, as well as other dangerous or misleading pages. 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 is located on your desktop.
If the problem with Rimadul.com is still remained
If MalwareBytes Anti-malware cannot remove this infection, then we suggests to use the AdwCleaner. AdwCleaner is a free removal tool for browser hijackers, adware, PUPs, toolbars. Also you can ask for help our Myantispyware team below.
- Download AdwCleaner from the link below. AdwCleaner download
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- Double click the AdwCleaner icon. Once this tool is started, click “Scan” button to perform a system scan for Rimadul.com browser hijacker.
- Once the scan is finished, the AdwCleaner will display a scan report. Review the report and then click “Cleaning” button. It will show a prompt, click “OK”.
How to ask for help the Myantispyware team
If you are seeking a help for Rimadul.com homepage removal then follow these steps.
- Download HijackThis from the link below and save it to your Desktop. HijackThis download
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- Double-click on the HijackThis icon, and click the button labeled “Do a system scan only”.
- Once the scan is complete, the scan button will read “Save log”, click it. Save this log to your desktop
Create a Myantispyware account here. Once you’ve registered, check your e-mail for a confirmation link, and confirm your account. After that, login.
- Copy and paste the contents of the HijackThis log into your post. If you are posting for the first time, 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 Rimadul.com removal.