If your home page, newtab and search provider by default has been modified to WorldofNotes page then it could mean that your machine has become a victim of unwanted software from the browser hijacker family. Browser hijacking is a form of unwanted software which changes settings of installed browsers without a user permission, to redirect on malicious, intrusive and misleading web-pages. Also, if you are seeing that the existing startpage, error page, or search page has been changed to WorldofNotes web site, then you don’t need to wait , you need to perform the step-by-step guidance below and get rid of WorldofNotes hijacker ASAP.
Besides the fact that WorldofNotes browser hijacker rewrites your homepage, this unwanted web site may set yourself as your search provider. But, obviously, it does not give you a good search results, as they will consist of a large amount of ads, links to unwanted and ad web pages and only the remaining part is search results for your query from the major search providers. Of course, the very fact that you encounter with the inability to properly search the Web, is an unpleasant moment. Moreover, the WorldofNotes hijacker may collect lots of personal information, and in the future to transfer it to third parties. What creates the risk of theft of your personal data.
Often, the computer which has been infected by WorldofNotes browser hijacker, will be also infected with adware (sometimes named ‘ad-supported’ software) that opens a large amount of various advertisements. It can be pop-ups, text links in the web-pages, banners where they never had. What is more, the adware can replace the legitimate advertisements with malicious ads that will offer to download and install malicious software and unwanted software or visit the various dangerous and misleading sites.
We recommend you to remove WorldofNotes redirect and clean your computer of hijacker as quickly as possible, until the presence of the browser hijacker has not led to even worse consequences. Use the guide below that will assist you to completely remove WorldofNotes , using only the built-in Windows features and a few of specialized free utilities.
Remove WorldofNotes (removal guide)
The WorldofNotes is a hijacker that you might have difficulty in uninstalling it from your PC system. Luckily, you’ve found the effective removal steps in this article. Both the manual removal method and the automatic removal method will be provided below and you can just choose the one that best for you. If you’ve any questions or need assist then type a comment below. Read it once, after doing so, please print this page as you may need to close your web-browser or restart your machine.
Get rid of WorldofNotes search without any utilities
The following instructions is a step-by-step guide, which will help you manually get rid of WorldofNotes from the Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Internet Explorer and MS Edge.
Remove PUPs through the Windows Control Panel
Some PUPs, browser hijacking applications and adware may be uninstalled by uninstalling the freeware they came with. If this way does not succeed, then looking them up in the list of installed applications in MS Windows Control Panel. Use the “Uninstall” command in order to remove them.
Windows 10, 8.1, 8
Click the MS Windows logo, and then click Search . Type ‘Control panel’and press Enter as displayed in the following example.
When the ‘Control Panel’ opens, press the ‘Uninstall a program’ link under Programs category as shown on the screen below.
Windows 7, Vista, XP
Open Start menu and select the ‘Control Panel’ at right as displayed on the image below.
Then go to ‘Add/Remove Programs’ or ‘Uninstall a program’ (Windows 7 or Vista) as on the image below.
Carefully browse through the list of installed programs and remove all software that has the name such as “WorldofNotes”. We advise to click ‘Installed programs’ and even sorts all installed applications by date. After you have found anything suspicious that may be the hijacker, adware or PUPs, then choose this application and press ‘Uninstall’ in the upper part of the window. If the suspicious program blocked from removal, then run Revo Uninstaller Freeware to fully delete it from your PC system.
Remove WorldofNotes search from Internet Explorer
First, run the Internet Explorer. Next, press the button in the form of gear (). It will display the Tools drop-down menu, press the “Internet Options” as displayed in the following example.
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 as shown in the figure below. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box, then click “Reset” button.
You will now need to reboot your personal computer for the changes to take effect.
Get rid of WorldofNotes redirect from Google Chrome
If your Chrome web browser is rerouted to unwanted WorldofNotes web page, it may be necessary to completely reset your web browser application to its default settings.
First start the Google Chrome. Next, click the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will show the main menu. Further, press the option named “Settings”. Another way to open the Google Chrome’s settings – type chrome://settings in the internet browser adress bar and press Enter.
The browser will open the settings screen. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click the “Show advanced settings” link. Now scroll down until the “Reset settings” section is visible, like below and press the “Reset settings” button.
The Chrome will display the confirmation prompt. You need to confirm your action, click the “Reset” button. The web-browser will run the task of cleaning. After it is complete, the internet browser’s settings including start page, new tab page and search provider by default back to the values that have been when the Google Chrome was first installed on your system.
Delete WorldofNotes from Firefox by resetting browser settings
If the 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 start page, newtab page and search engine by default to its default state. It’ll save your personal information like saved passwords, bookmarks, and open tabs.
First, launch the Firefox. Next, click the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will show the drop-down menu. Next, press the Help button ().
In the Help menu click the “Troubleshooting Information”. In the upper-right corner of the “Troubleshooting Information” page click on “Refresh Firefox” button as on the image below.
Confirm your action, click the “Refresh Firefox”.
How to automatically delete WorldofNotes hijacker
After completing the manual removal guidance above all unwanted software and web-browser’s plugins that causes web browser redirects to the WorldofNotes site should be removed. If the problem with WorldofNotes hijacker is still remained, then we recommend to check your personal computer for any remaining malicious components. Use recommended free hijacker removal applications below.
Scan and clean your personal computer of WorldofNotes with Zemana Anti-Malware (ZAM)
Zemana is a tool which can get rid of adware, potentially unwanted programs, hijacker infections and other malware from your computer 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 machine resources.
Download Zemana from the link below and save it directly to your Windows Desktop.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: July 16, 2019
After the downloading process is finished, close all software and windows on your computer. Open a directory in which you saved it. Double-click on the icon that’s called Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup as shown in the figure below.
When the installation begins, you will see the “Setup wizard” that will allow you setup Zemana Anti Malware on your personal computer.
Once installation is finished, you will see window like below.
Now click the “Scan” button to perform a system scan with this utility for the browser hijacker infection that causes web browsers to show intrusive WorldofNotes web site. Depending on your system, the scan can take anywhere from a few minutes to close to an hour. When a malware, ad supported software or potentially unwanted applications are found, the number of the security threats will change accordingly.
Once finished, Zemana will display a list of all items found by the scan. Review the results once the utility has finished the system scan. If you think an entry should not be quarantined, then uncheck it. Otherwise, simply click “Next” button.
The Zemana Free will delete browser hijacker that developed to reroute your web browser to the WorldofNotes site and move items to the program’s quarantine.
Run Malwarebytes to get rid of hijacker
Manual WorldofNotes search removal requires some computer skills. Some files and registry entries that created by the hijacker can be not completely removed. We suggest that use the Malwarebytes Free that are completely clean your computer of hijacker. Moreover, the free program will help you to get rid of malicious software, PUPs, ‘ad supported’ software and toolbars that your computer can be infected too.
- Download MalwareBytes AntiMalware from the link below. Save it on your Windows desktop or in any other place.
Category: Security tools
Update: April 15, 2020
- After the downloading process is done, close all programs and windows on your PC system. Open a directory in which you saved it. Double-click on the icon that’s named mb3-setup.
- Further, press Next button and follow the prompts.
- Once installation is finished, click the “Scan Now” button to perform a system scan for the hijacker that cause a reroute to WorldofNotes web site. A system scan can take anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes, depending on your personal computer. During the scan MalwareBytes Free will detect all threats present on your PC system.
- As the scanning ends, MalwareBytes AntiMalware will display a list of detected items. Review the scan results and then press “Quarantine Selected”. When finished, you may be prompted to reboot your machine.
The following video offers a instructions on how to get rid of browser hijackers, ad-supported software and other malware with MalwareBytes Anti Malware.
Remove WorldofNotes hijacker infection and malicious extensions with AdwCleaner
If MalwareBytes antimalware or Zemana Free cannot get rid of this hijacker, then we suggests to use the AdwCleaner. AdwCleaner is a free removal utility for malicious software, adware, potentially unwanted software, toolbars as well as browser hijacker that modifies web browser settings to replace your home page, newtab and default search provider with WorldofNotes site.
Download AdwCleaner from the link below. Save it on your MS Windows desktop.
Author: Xplode, MalwareBytes
Category: Security tools
Update: March 22, 2021
Once downloading is finished, open the folder in which you saved it. You will see an icon like below.
Double click the AdwCleaner desktop icon. When the tool is opened, you will see a screen as shown in the figure below.
Further, press “Scan” button to perform a system scan with this utility for the browser hijacker which cause WorldofNotes web-site to appear. This procedure can take some time, so please be patient. Once the scanning is complete, AdwCleaner will open a list of found threats as shown on the screen below.
Next, you need to click “Clean” button. It will display a prompt as shown in the figure below.
You need to press “OK”. After the cleaning procedure is finished, the AdwCleaner may ask you to restart your computer. When your computer is started, you will see an AdwCleaner log.
These steps are shown in detail in the following video guide.
Run AdBlocker to block WorldofNotes and stay safe online
If you surf the Web, you cannot avoid malicious advertising. But you can protect your internet browser against it. Download and run an ad blocking program. AdGuard is an adblocker which can filter out a ton of of the malvertising, stoping dynamic scripts from loading harmful content.
Download AdGuard program from the following link and save it to your Desktop.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 15, 2018
When downloading is finished, launch the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen as on the image below.
Follow the prompts. Once the setup is finished, you will see a window as shown below.
You can press “Skip” to close the setup program and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” button to see an quick tutorial which will assist 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 run your computer, AdGuard will launch automatically and block advertisements, pages such WorldofNotes, as well as other malicious 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, which is located on your desktop.
How to WorldofNotes browser hijacker get installed onto PC system
The majority of browser hijacker infections such as WorldofNotes come in the composition, together with free applications or even paid software which Net users can easily download online. The installers of such software, most often, clearly indicate that they will install additional programs. The option is given to users to block the installation of any additional programs. So, in order to avoid the installation of any browser hijackers: read all disclaimers and install screens very carefully, select only Custom or Advanced installation method and uncheck all optional applications in which you are unsure.
To sum up
Once you’ve finished the guidance above, your system should be clean from hijacker which developed to redirect your web browser to the WorldofNotes web-page and other malicious software. The Chrome, Firefox, IE and MS Edge will no longer open annoying WorldofNotes home page on startup. Unfortunately, if the step-by-step instructions does not help you, then you have caught a new hijacker, and then the best way – ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.