How to Remove eTogether

What Is eTogether?

eTogether

eTogether browser hijacker might enter your computer when you download and install software from a freeware website. Installing freeware from these sites is a minefield: if you select Express installation (chosen by default) and rush through the installation process without reading fine print, several junkware programs will get installed and your browser settings will get changed. eTogether hijacker will alter your Google Chrome start page, new tab page and default search engine and might redirect you to sites with inappropriate content. Below you can find directions to remove eTogether from your PC.

How to Remove eTogether

The simplest method to get rid of eTogether is to run an anti-malware program capable of detecting browser hijackers in general and eTogether in particular. Norton Security is one of such tools; it finds and removes all files, folders and registry entries left by eTogether.

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Other software that may be able to get rid of eTogether:
WiperSoft (Windows)

You can also try to remove eTogether by hand using the following instructions.

Remove eTogether From Google Chrome

To get rid of eTogether, either reset browser settings or remove eTogether and any suspicious extensions from Chrome and set new tab page and default search provider.

Reset Google Chrome Settings:

Note: This will disable your extensions and themes, clear cookies and site data, as well as change content settings, start page, new tab page and search engine to default.

  1. Open a new tab.
  2. Copy and paste into the address bar: chrome://settings/resetProfileSettings
  3. Press Enter.
  4. In the dialog box click Reset.
Alternative Way to Get Rid of eTogether in Google Chrome:
  1. Click menu button Menu button.
  2. Select More toolsExtensions.
  3. Find eTogether Start and click on a trashcan to the right of it to remove.
  4. Find Search by eTogether and click on a trashcan to the right of it.
  5. Click Remove in the dialog box.
  6. Right-click the address bar and select Edit search engines….
  7. Select the search provider you want and click Make default next to it.
  8. Click an x button next to hijacker search engine to remove it from the list.
  9. Click Done.
  10. Under On startup section select Open the New Tab page.
  11. Under Appearance section put checkmark into Show Home button checkbox.
  12. Click Change below.
  13. Clear the textfield of the existing address. Put the one you want or select Use the New Tab page.
  14. Click OK.

Remove eTogether’s URL From Browser Shortcuts

  1. Right-click Google Chrome shortcut on Desktop.
  2. Select Properties.
  3. Target text field under Shortcut tab should only contain the path to .exe file, put in quotes (example: “C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe”). If there’s a URL after the closing quotation mark, delete the URL.
  4. Click OK.
  5. Repeat the steps with Google Chrome shortcuts on the taskbar at the bottom of the screen (for this one you may have to right-click on the shortcut, then right-click on Google Chrome and then click on Properties) and in Start Menu.

Remove eTogether From Programs and Features

If eTogether comes back after you reboot the computer, go to Programs and Features and uninstall suspicious programs, programs you don’t remember installing, and programs you installed just before eTogether appeared on your computer. If you are not sure if a program is safe, look for the answer on the Internet. When you are finished, remove eTogether from Chrome again.

Windows XP:

  1. Click Start.
  2. In the Start menu select Settings => Control Panel.
  3. Find and click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. To uninstall a program, highlight it and click Remove.

Windows Vista:

  1. Click Start.
  2. In the Start menu select Control Panel.
  3. Find and click Uninstall a program.
  4. To uninstall a program, highlight it and click Uninstall.

Windows 7:

  1. Click Start.
  2. In the Start menu select Control Panel.
  3. Find and select Programs and Features or Uninstall a program.
  4. To uninstall a program, highlight it and click Uninstall.

Windows 8 / Windows 8.1:

  1. Press and hold Windows key Windows key and hit X key.
  2. Select Programs and Features from the menu.
  3. To uninstall a program, highlight it and click Uninstall.

Windows 10:

  1. Press and hold Windows key Windows key and hit X key.
  2. Select Programs and Features from the menu.
  3. To uninstall a program, highlight it and click Uninstall.

How to Protect Your PC From eTogether and Other Browser Hijackers

  • Get a powerful anti-malware software, capable of detecting and eliminating PUPs. Having several on-demand scanners would be a good idea too.
  • Keep Windows firewall enabled or get a third-party one.
  • Keep your OS, browsers and security utilities updated. Malware creators find new browser and OS vulnerabilities to exploit all the time. Software writers, in turn, release patches and updates to get rid of the known vulnerabilities and lesser the chance of malware penetration. Antivirus program’s signature databases get updated every day and even more often to include new virus signatures.
  • Adjust your browsers’ settings to block pop-ups and to load plug-ins only when clicked.
  • Download and use Adblock, Adblock Plus, uBlock or one of the similar trustworthy extensions for blocking third-party advertisements on web-sites.
  • Don’t just click on any link you see while browsing the web. That applies particularly to links in comments, on forums, or in instant messengers. Pretty often these are spam links. Sometimes they are used for increasing the traffic to websites, but often enough they will land you on pages that will try to execute a malicious code and infect your computer. Links from your friends are suspect too: the person who shares a cute video might not know that the page contains threatening script.
  • Don’t download software from unverified web-sites. You can easily download a trojan (malware that pretends to be a useful application); or some unwanted programs could get installed along with the app.
  • When installing freeware or shareware, be sensible and don’t rush through the process. Choose Custom or Advanced installation mode, look for checkboxes that ask for your permission to install third-party apps and uncheck them, read End User Licence Agreement to make sure nothing else is going to get installed. You can make exceptions for the apps you know and trust, of course. If declining from installing unwanted programs is not possible, we advise you to cancel the installation completely.

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