Step by Step to Get Rid of Pinterest.aot.im Virus

Posted by Britt Duncan - August 25, 2013

You cannot get rid of Pinterest.aot.im virus? Is it too stubborn? If you don’t have any ideas about how to remove Pinterest.aot.im virus completely, you can read this page to delete it and stop pop ups immediately.

Is Pinterest.aot.im a dangerous virus?

Pinterest.aot.im is classified as a web hijacker infection that can invade your machine via various ways. For example, this little pest can conceal in some famous and legal websites, so when you browse on those websites, this pest can sneak into your system without any notification. When this pest intrudes into your PC, it will change some settings of your Internet and take over your browser. By then, the browsers like Google Chrome, IE, Mozilla Firefox and other legal browsers will be affected greatly, which will be hijacked to some certain unfamiliar websites frequently.

Moreover, you may be confronted with an impossible task. That is searching for wanted information from the Internet. The reason why it is hard for you to get some information from the Internet is that Pinterest.aot.im will redirect your search results to unknown websites, which show little relevant information to what you search for. Besides, this vicious pest may collect your browsing information for illegal activities. Thus, you should get rid of Pinterest.aot.im as soon as possible.

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Disadvantages and risks of Pinterest.aot.im Virus:

1. It is able to sneak into the target computer and hide deep inside
2. It takes up lots of system resources and slows down the system operation
3. It drops lots of malware to damage the system
4. It collects browsing information for cyber criminals without your permission
5. It affects the browser like Google Chrome, IE, and Mozilla Firefox

Manually Get Rid of Pinterest.aot.im Virus

According to our research, we found that Pinterest.aot.im redirect is caused by its toolbar that often gets installed together with other free toolbar or programs. And its toolbar has made many changes to your computer system and web browsers. So, you should keep very patient and careful when you are following our removal steps and manually removing Pinterest.aot.im virus.

1. Please close all your web browsers before deleting Pinterest.aot.im malware.

2. Click Start button and then Control Panel

3. Click Add or Remove Programs

4. Locate and remove Pinterest.aot.im toolbar and other unknown software or toolbars

5. Run your Internet Explorer

6. Click Tools and then click Manage Add-ons option

7. Click Toolbars and Extensions to disable Pinterest.aot.im toolbar or other suspicious add-ons and then click Search Providers tab to remove unwanted search engine.

After uninstalling Pinterest.aot.im toolbar and reverting its changes to your browser, you need to go throught the following steps if you want to completely get rid of Pinterest.aot.im virus.

1. Search and delete the following registry entries of Pinterest.aot.im virus

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\ pinterest.aot.im
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Command Processor “AutoRun” = “\.exe”

2. Search and remove the following malicious files of Pinterest.aot.im malware

%AppData%\\.exe

%CommonAppData%\

You should know that manually editing registry needs some computer know-how and is rather risky for computer newbie. Another fact is that Pinterest.aot.im virus is able to update its version frequently and change its file locations. So the manual removal can not gurantee a thorough removal of Pinterest.aot.im virus.

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