How to remove Connect814.com hijacker from Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer

Connect814.com is malicious domain that will try to perform phishing on innocent users who visit it. It can be considered as a browser hijacker, because it can hijack user’s browser and change default homepage and search engine to Connect814.com. Also, it can modify system settings, DNS addresses and even install additional applications without user’s knowledge. Redirections caused by Connect814.com can lead user to questionable websites with malicious or adult content.  User may start receiving tons of spam emails once infected by Connect814.com malware.

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Connect814.com browser hijacker will be always running on the background and it will cause loss in computer’s performance. Constant communication with remote server of cyber criminals will greatly reduce network speed by consuming user’s bandwidth. Apart of mentioned system changes, Connect814.com hijacker can add some tasks to Windows Task Manager. Most of the times, those tasks will be to collect user’s personal information and transfer it to the remote server. While infected with Connect814.com browser hijacker, users will suffer from excessive amount of pop-up ads, banners, discounts, deals and offers and also fake updates for Flash Player, Java, browser, etc. All of the changes performed by this malware will provide user with misleading search results and even if user tries to manually introduce the website address he will be redirected to some sponsored websites like connect5364.com, connect001.com, Filmate-search.com and others. All of those websites are known hijackers that will try to get into your system or trick user into downloading some unwanted programs disguised into some important program updates.

If it’s not enough to convince you to get rid of Connect814.com browser hijacker, we will tell you even more. Connect814.com collects your personal information such as history of visited websites, search query keywords, IP address, browser version, location and even your home address and phone number and shares that information with their partners or selling to third party for commercial purposes. Having Connect814.com hijacker installed on your computer can involve you into some ransomware troubles or other identity theft issues. Connect814.com or any other variation of this browser hijacker mentioned above can serve as a gateway for other viruses, Trojans, backdoors and rootkits that can get into your system without your knowledge.

There are various methods of distribution of Connect814.com hijacker. Some users can get infected by opening spam email attachments, others can install it along with freeware program downloaded from unofficial website or torrent. The last one method is known as bundling and it is very dangerous, because users do not suspect any pitfalls while selecting automatic installation of the freeware. It is highly advised to avoid downloading any software from unknown developers, especially if it is hosted on dubious and unofficial websites. Also, during the installation user should always pay attention and read EULA and select custom or advanced installation. To assist you with the removal of Connect814.com browser hijacker we have developed a comprehensive removal guide written below. Also, for your convenience we are providing you with automatic removal tool that will scan your whole system for threats and neutralize them with just a few clicks.

Connect814.com Removal Instruction

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Manual Removal Instruction for Connect814.com

Step 1
UNINSTALL CONNECT814.COM AND RELATED PROGRAMS
Windows XP / Vista / 7
  • Click on the Start button in the left lower corner and select → Control Panel. After that find the Programs and Features (if you are running Windows XP , then click on Add/Remove Programs).
    Connect814.com remove from Windows - step 1.1
Windows 8/8.1/10
  • If you are running Windows 8 or Windows 10 operating system , then right-click on the Start which is in the lower left corner of the screen. After that select Control Panel and go to Programs/Uninstall a Program.
    Connect814.com remove from Windows - step 1.2
Uninstall Connect814.com and related programs
  • In the list of installed programs find the Connect814.com or any other recently installed suspicious programs.
  • Click on them to select and then click on Uninstall button to remove them.
    Connect814.com remove from Windows - step 1.3
Step 2
REMOVE CONNECT814.COM FROM YOUR WEB BROWSERS
  • Step 3
Remove suspicious add-ons
  • Open Internet Explorer, click on the Gear icon (IE menu) on the upper right corner of the browser and select Manage Add-ons.
    Remove Connect814.com from Internet Explorer - Step 2.1
  • You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Now, find the Connect814.com and other suspicious add-ons. Disable them by right clicking and selecting Disable:
    Remove Connect814.com from Internet Explorer - Step 2.2
How to change your homepage if it was modified by browser hijacker:
  • Click on the gear icon (menu) on the upper right corner of the browser and select Internet Options.
  • On General tab remove unwanted URL and enter your desired domain name such as google.com. Click Apply to save changes.
    Remove Connect814.com from Internet Explorer - Step 2.3
Resetting Internet Explorer browser
  • Click on the gear icon (menu) again and chose Internet options. Go to Advanced tab.
  • Now click on Reset button, the new window should appear. Select the Delete Personal settings option and click on Reset button again. Now you have deteled Connect814.com completely.
  • Remove Connect814.com from Internet Explorer - Step 2.4
Remove suspicious extensions
  • Open Mozilla Firefox, click on the menu icon which is located in the top right corner. Now select Add-ons and go to Extensions.
  • Remove Connect814.com from Mozilla Firefox - Step 2.1
  • Now you can see the list of extensions installed within Mozilla Firefox, simply select Connect814.com and other suspicious extensions and click on remove button to delete them.
  • Remove Connect814.com from Mozilla Firefox - Step 2.2
Resetting Mozilla Firefox
  • Click on the Firefox menu icon which is on the upper left corner of the browser and click on the question mark. Now, choose Troubleshooting Information option.
  • Remove Connect814.com from Mozilla Firefox - Step 2.3
  • New windows will pop-up where you can see Refresh Firefox to its default state message and Refresh Firefox button. Click this button to remove Connect814.com completely.
  • Remove Connect814.com from Mozilla Firefox - Step 2.4
Remove suspicious extensions
  • Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon in the upper right corner and select More Tools and then select Extensions.
  • Remove Connect814.com from Google Chrome - Step 2.1
  • Now, find the Connect814.com and other unwanted extensions and click on trash icon to delete them completely.
  • Remove Connect814.com from Google Chrome - Step 2.2
  • Click on menu icon once again and select Settings and then Manage Search engines it will be right under the Search section.
  • Remove Connect814.com from Google Chrome - Step 2.3
  • Now you will see all of the Search Engines installed in your browser. Remove any suspicious search engines. We advise you to leave only Google or your preferred domain name.
  • Remove Connect814.com from Google Chrome - Step 2.4
Resetting Google Chrome
  • Click on menu icon which is on the top right corner of your Google Chrome browser. Now select Settings. Click Show Advanced Settings...
  • Scroll down to the end of the page and find there Reset settings and click on it.
  • Remove Connect814.com from Google Chrome - Step 2.5
  • New window will pop-up where you click on Reset button to confirm the action and remove Connect814.com completely.
  • Remove Connect814.com from Google Chrome - Step 2.6
Step 3
FINAL CONNECT814.COM REMOVAL PROCEDURE

After performing all of the steps above you should have all of your web browsers clean of the CONNECT814.COM and other suspicious add-ons and extensions. However to complete the removal procedure we strongly advise to scan your computer with antivirus and anti-malware tools like SpyHunter, HitmanPro 32-bit, HitmanPro 64-bit or Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. Those programs might help to you find registry entries of malware and remove them safely.

Information added: 11/19/2015 12:26 PM;