Obtenez Email

What is Obtenez Email?

Our researchers say Obtenez Email should be classified as a browser hijacker because it can hijack user’s browser by replacing its default homepage. If you do not like such changes, you should get rid of the application with no hesitation. Another thing you should know about it is the search engine it might load as your homepage could show modified search results. Because of it there is a risk there could be additional advertising content among them, and since it might come from unknown third parties, we advise not to interact with it. In fact, as mentioned earlier we would suggest not to keep such suspicious tools on the system. Users who decide not to leave the extension unattended could remove Obtenez Email manually with the instructions located at the end of the article or with their selected antimalware tool.test

Where does Obtenez Email come from?

Usually, threats like Obtenez Email travel with various advertisements as well as bundled software installers. Our researchers at Anti-spyware-101.com think both of these scenarios are somewhat possible even though the software is available on chrome.google.com/webstore and its homepage called obtenezemail.com. No matter how you received it the fact the browser hijacker got it may signal you do not put enough effort to protect your device. First of all, we recommend researching each application before installing it to make sure it is not potentially dangerous. Next, it would be a good idea to stay away from torrent and other questionable file-sharing websites as the content on them could be harmful. Lastly, if you do not have a legitimate antimalware tool, it might be smart to acquire one, since such a tool could warn you about potential threats.

How does Obtenez Email work?

The application may hijack the browser by replacing its homepage. Instead of loading the user’s favorite site, Obtenez Email might make the browser load its search engine called Search.obtenezemail.com. The problem with it might show modified search results containing unreliable third-party advertisements, e.g., ads encouraging to participate in fictitious lotteries or to install other suspicious software. The same could happen if the user searches via the search box available on the browser hijacker’s toolbar. Knowing it could be risky, we would advise not to waste any time with Obtenez Email or Search.obtenezemail.com and to find a more reputable search engine. If you think it would be safer as well, we encourage you to erase the browser hijacker. What’s more, some of the application’s provided links to popular web pages might look useful, but users could bookmark them instead of leaving the unreliable extension installed for the links.

How to erase Obtenez Email?

There are two ways to delete Obtenez Email: manually and with a legitimate antimalware tool. Users who prefer dealing with the browser hijacker on their own could use the instructions added below this paragraph for guidance. As for users who prefer the second option we would advise performing a full system scan. Afterward, it should be possible to remove the threat with a single mouse click.

Remove Obtenez Email

Internet Explorer

  1. Tap Windows key+R.
  2. Type Regedit and click OK.
  3. Search for this given path: HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main
  4. Find a value name titled Start Page.
  5. Right-click the value name and select Modify.
  6. Replace its value data (http://Search.obtenezemail.com), for example, with google.com.
  7. Click OK.
  8. Leave Registry Editor.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Press Windows key+E.
  2. Find the path: C:\Users\User\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\{UniqueMozillaID}
  3. Locate file Prefs.js and open it with Notepad.
  4. Search for the given line: user_pref("browser.startup.homepage", "http://Search.obtenezemail.com").
  5. Replace http://Search.obtenezemail.com with a website you like.
  6. Tap Ctrl+S.
  7. Close the file.

Google Chrome

  1. Launch File Explorer (Windows key+E).
  2. Search for the following path: C:\Users\{Username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default
  3. Find data named as Preferences, Secure Preferences, and Web Data.
  4. Right-click these files separately and select Delete.
  5. Close the Explorer. 100% FREE spyware scan and
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