About this infection

Adultfilter.net is a browser hijacker website that would replace your homepage if you install the hijacker. It’s not a serious infection but it could have some unpleasant consequences if you allow it to stay installed. Hijackers aim to generate traffic for certain sponsored websites and links to them will be inserted into your search results.

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If you carelessly click on them, you will end up on all kinds of websites, and the hijacker will be able to generate pay-per-click revenue. Some of those websites will not be entirely safe so if you want to avoid being redirected to malicious sites, do not click on malicious links. The site advertises itself as a search engine that will not include adult websites in your results but if you stick to safe searches, you won’t end up on pornography sites anyway, so no need to use some questionable engine. We strongly suggest you delete Adultfilter.net.

How did you get infected?

Browser hijackers are added to freeware as extra offers so that users would unknowingly installed them. If you are someone who usually rushes installation processes and uses Default settings, you will need to change those habits if you want to avoid these kinds of infections. What you need to do is pay attention and use Advanced or Custom settings when setting up programs. Those settings will allow you to see and uncheck every single added offers, so you will not end up with unpleasant surprises.

Why remove Adultfilter.net?

Once the hijacker installs, it will change your browser’s settings and set a different homepage, new tabs and search engine. Those changes will be done without your explicit permission and you will be unable to alter them back because the hijacker will prevent you from doing so. Until you uninstall Adultfilter.net, you will be stuck with those changes. The hijacker will affect all popular browsers you have installed, including Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox, so do not be surprised if you notice the site loading on all of them. The site itself does not look malicious, although the absence of Terms of Use and Privacy Policy raise doubts about its safety. When those two things are absent, the site is bad news. The search engine will supposedly omit adult orientated websites but most browsers do not show you those sites unless you actively search for them. It will also insert sponsored content into the results so that users could be redirected. Those redirects could even be malicious and lead to a serious infection. There is not much use of the hijacker, so we would recommend you delete Adultfilter.net.

Adultfilter.net removal

You can remove Adultfilter.net in two ways, manually and automatically. The former might take more time than you think because you will have to find the hijacker yourself, but are welcome to use the provided instructions below this article. If you have anti-spyware software, you can use that to uninstall Adultfilter.net and it would quicker. In the end, it does not matter which Adultfilter.net removal method you use, just that you get rid of it.

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Quick Menu

Step 1. Uninstall Adultfilter.net Redirect Virus and related programs.

Remove Adultfilter.net Redirect Virus from Windows 8

Right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once Quick Access Menu shows up, select Control Panel choose Programs and Features and select to Uninstall a software.

Delete Adultfilter.net Redirect Virus from Windows 8

Uninstall Adultfilter.net Redirect Virus from Windows 7

Click Start → Control Panel → Programs and Features → Uninstall a program.

Uninstall Adultfilter.net Redirect Virus from Windows 7

Delete Adultfilter.net Redirect Virus from Windows XP

Click Start → Settings → Control Panel. Locate and click → Add or Remove Programs.

Remove Adultfilter.net Redirect Virus from Windows XP

Remove Adultfilter.net Redirect Virus from Mac OS X

Click Go button at the top left of the screen and select Applications. Select applications folder and look for Adultfilter.net Redirect Virus or any other suspicious software. Now right click on every of such entries and select Move to Trash, then right click the Trash icon and select Empty Trash.

Adultfilter.net Redirect Virus removal from MAC OS X

Step 2. Delete Adultfilter.net Redirect Virus from your browsers

Terminate the unwanted extensions from Internet Explorer
  1. Tap the Gear icon and go to Manage Add-ons. Adultfilter.net Redirect Virus IE gear
  2. Pick Toolbars and Extensions and eliminate all suspicious entries (other than Microsoft, Yahoo, Google, Oracle or Adobe) Adultfilter.net Redirect Virus IE toolbars and extensions
  3. Leave the window.
Change Internet Explorer homepage if it was changed by virus:
  1. Tap the gear icon (menu) on the top right corner of your browser and click Internet Options. Adultfilter.net Redirect Virus IE gear
  2. In General Tab remove malicious URL and enter preferable domain name. Press Apply to save changes. Adultfilter.net Redirect Virus IE toolbars and extensions
Reset your browser
  1. Click the Gear icon and move to Internet Options. Adultfilter.net Redirect Virus IE options
  2. Open the Advanced tab and press Reset. Adultfilter.net Redirect Virus IE reset browser
  3. Choose Delete personal settings and pick Reset one more time. Adultfilter.net Redirect Virus IE reset
  4. Tap Close and leave your browser. Adultfilter.net Redirect Virus IE close
  5. If you were unable to reset your browsers, employ a reputable anti-malware and scan your entire computer with it.
Erase Adultfilter.net Redirect Virus from Google Chrome
  1. Access menu (top right corner of the window) and pick Settings. Adultfilter.net Redirect Virus Chrome menu
  2. Choose Extensions. Adultfilter.net Redirect Virus Chrome settings
  3. Eliminate the suspicious extensions from the list by clicking the Trash bin next to them. Adultfilter.net Redirect Virus Chrome extensions remove
  4. If you are unsure which extensions to remove, you can disable them temporarily. Adultfilter.net Redirect Virus Chrome extensions disable
Reset Google Chrome homepage and default search engine if it was hijacker by virus
  1. Press on menu icon and click Settings. Adultfilter.net Redirect Virus Chrome menu
  2. Look for the “Open a specific page” or “Set Pages” under “On start up” option and click on Set pages. Adultfilter.net Redirect Virus Chrome settings
  3. In another window remove malicious search sites and enter the one that you want to use as your homepage. Adultfilter.net Redirect Virus Chrome extensions remove
  4. Under the Search section choose Manage Search engines. When in Search Engines..., remove malicious search websites. You should leave only Google or your preferred search name. Adultfilter.net Redirect Virus Chrome extensions disable
    Adultfilter.net Redirect Virus Chrome extensions disable
Reset your browser
  1. If the browser still does not work the way you prefer, you can reset its settings.
  2. Open menu and navigate to Settings. Adultfilter.net Redirect Virus Chrome settings more
  3. Press Reset button at the end of the page. Adultfilter.net Redirect Virus Chrome advanced menu
  4. Tap Reset button one more time in the confirmation box. Adultfilter.net Redirect Virus Chrome reset
  5. If you cannot reset the settings, purchase a legitimate anti-malware and scan your PC.
Remove Adultfilter.net Redirect Virus from Mozilla Firefox
  1. In the top right corner of the screen, press menu and choose Add-ons (or tap Ctrl+Shift+A simultaneously). Adultfilter.net Redirect Virus Firefox add ons
  2. Move to Extensions and Add-ons list and uninstall all suspicious and unknown entries. Adultfilter.net Redirect Virus Firefox extensions
Change Mozilla Firefox homepage if it was changed by virus:
  1. Tap on the menu (top right corner), choose Options. Adultfilter.net Redirect Virus Firefox reset confirm
  2. On General tab delete malicious URL and enter preferable website or click Restore to default. Adultfilter.net Redirect Virus Firefox reset confirm
  3. Press OK to save these changes.
Reset your browser
  1. Open the menu and tap Help button. Adultfilter.net Redirect Virus Firefox help
  2. Select Troubleshooting Information. Adultfilter.net Redirect Virus Firefox troubleshooting
  3. Press Refresh Firefox. Adultfilter.net Redirect Virus Firefox reset
  4. In the confirmation box, click Refresh Firefox once more. Adultfilter.net Redirect Virus Firefox reset confirm
  5. If you are unable to reset Mozilla Firefox, scan your entire computer with a trustworthy anti-malware.
Uninstall Adultfilter.net Redirect Virus from Safari (Mac OS X)
  1. Access the menu.
  2. Pick Preferences. Adultfilter.net Redirect Virus Safari menu
  3. Go to the Extensions Tab. Adultfilter.net Redirect Virus Safari extensions
  4. Tap the Uninstall button next to the undesirable Adultfilter.net Redirect Virus and get rid of all the other unknown entries as well. If you are unsure whether the extension is reliable or not, simply uncheck the Enable box in order to disable it temporarily.
  5. Restart Safari.
Reset your browser
  1. Tap the menu icon and choose Reset Safari. Adultfilter.net Redirect Virus Safari reset menu
  2. Pick the options which you want to reset (often all of them are preselected) and press Reset. Adultfilter.net Redirect Virus Safari reset
  3. If you cannot reset the browser, scan your whole PC with an authentic malware removal software.

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