Do you know what aartemis.com is?
Aartemis.com is a browser hijacker that comes from the same family of computer threats as Qone8 Virus, Qvo6 Virus, Delta-Homes, Dosearches.com and other similar infections. As a browser hijacker, this dangerous application changes your home page and default search engine to aartemis.com, and at first it may seem that the website you get exposed to is an absolutely legal and safe search engine. However, it is full of third party advertisements that might get exploited by third parties to distribute malware. Hence to protect yourself from serious infection consequences you must remove aartemis.com right now.
In order to avoid your home page getting changed to aartemis.com you should refrain from downloading and installing freeware applications and installers from third party websites. If you are about to download a licensed program, and you choose a third party downloader instead of a link at an official website, you better not do that, because fake downloaders often come with additional software, and aatermis.com could be one of those applications.
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Nevertheless, even so, during the installation process you would have a choice to opt out of setting Aartemis as your default search engine. However, since the option which installs aartemis.com on target computer is Quick (Recommended), a lot of users goes through it automatically, thinking that it is really the best option they can choose. Therefore, it can be said that users are partly responsible for allowing this browser hijacker to enter their computers as well, despite the fact that aartemis.com does employ deceptive tactics in order to get installed on a particular system.
Once your browser settings are modified it may be hard to change them back. You may choose to use aartemis.com as a default search engine, because it appears to perform that function, but if you look closely at it, you will see that most of its searches are carried out via Yahoo Search engine. Hence, aartemis.com is not an original search engine; it simply uses a customized version of another search provider.
What is more, constant exposure to pop-up advertisements and personal data tracking via cookies could be a serious security threat. Pop-up ads may contain third party links to corrupted websites that distribute malware. Also, tracking cookies used by aartemis.com might collect your browsing history and then share it with third parties for marketing purposes. In order to prevent that, you should follow the instructions below and remove aartemis.com from your browser.
Do not forget that resetting your browser DOES NOT remove aartemis.com files from your computer. Therefore, you need to scan your PC with SpyHunter free scanner to detect the files, and then acquire a powerful antimalware tool to terminate all the potential threats automatically.
Manual aartemis.com Removal
How to Change Shortcut Target
- Right-click your browser’s shortcut.
- When drop-down menu appears, click Properties.
- Select Shortcut tab.
- Navigate to Target line and delete the text OUTSIDE of quotation “ “ marks.
- Click OK.
Reset Internet Explorer to default
- Press Alt+X and click Internet options.
- Go to Advanced tab and press Reset.
- Mark Delete personal settings and click Reset.
- Click Close.
Reset Mozilla Firefox to default
- Click Firefox button and navigate to Help.
- Click Troubleshooting information and press Reset Firefox on a new tab.
- Press Reset Firefox again and press Finish.
Change Google Chrome Settings
- Press Alt+F and click Settings.
- Under On Startup select Open a specific page or set of pages.
- Click Set pages and change your home page address. Click OK.
- Select Manage search engines under Search.
- Set a new default search engine, remove aartemis.com and click Done.
In non-techie terms:
Aartemis.com is a fake search engine set by a browser hijacker infection. You need to remove aartemis.com immediately otherwise it can result in a serious malware infection.
Aliases: Aartemis search.