Step-by-step Removal guide for Pinterest.aot.im Virus

Pinterest.aot.im Description

Type: Browser Hijacker \ Redirect Virus

Risk Coefficient:Severe \ High Level

Targeted Browsers:Internet Explorer, Firefox, Google Chrome, and so on.

Pinterest.aot.im virus is an annoying browser hijacker that makes hoax to targeted PC. Generally, it will display various pop up messages when users surf online via Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome or other browsers. Pinterest.aot.im virus will hijack the homepage and default search engine, every new tab will redirect to Pinterest.aot.im. Users cannot get the accurate search result from its bogus search engine except tons of advertisements with sponsored links. Pinterest.aot.im is designed for one goal:  make money from the ads exposure. Thus every infected PC will be the loyal worker to work for that creators of Pinterest.aot.im virus, not the computer owner.  To get rid of the annoying ads popups, users must remove Pinterest.aot.im virus as fast as possible. Thus, your computer will concentrate on your command again.

Pinterest.aot.im is a Big Threat to Your System

1) Pinterest.aot.im comes to system without notification.
2) The homepage will be changed to Pinterest.aot.im
3) Your web search results will be redirected to other unrelated web sites.
4) A plug-in may be inserted to the web browser to arouse tons of irritating pop ups.
5) Other kinds of computer threats(Trojan virus, spyware, ransomware) may be found on the computer.
6) Your protection tools may unable to detect or do auto removal.
7) System performance will be decreased significantly.
8) Private information stored on the computer may be traced and captured by cyber hackers.

Pinterest.aot.im Virus Removal Guide

1. Press CTRL+ALT+DELETE to open the Windows Task Manager, and stop all Pinterest.aot.im processes.


2. Using Control Panel to remove unwanted programs.

Click Start Menu, choose Control Panel. Go to Add or Remove Programs. In the program list, try to find out any programs related Pinterest.aot.im, click Uninstall. You can also uninstall those unwanted programs.

3. Disable any suspicious startup items.

For Windows XP:
step: Click Start menu -> click Run -> type: msconfig in the search bar -> open System Configuration Utility -> Disable all possible startup items including those of search.conduit.com.

4. Remove add-ons:

Internet Explorer:
1) Go to Tools -> ‘Manage Add-ons’;
2) Choose ‘Search Providers’ -> choose ‘Bing’ search engine or ‘Google’ search engine and make it default;
3) Select ‘Search Results’ and click ‘Remove’ to remove it;
4) Go to ‘Tools’ -> ‘Internet Options’; select ‘General tab’ and click website, e.g. Google.com. Click OK to save changes.

Google Chrome
1) Click on ‘Customize and control’ Google Chrome icon, select ‘Settings’;
2) Choose ‘Basic Options’;
3) Change Google Chrome’s homepage to google.com or any other and click the ‘Manage Search Engines…’ button;
4) Select ‘Google’ from the list and make it your default search engine;
5) Select ‘Search Result’ from the list to remove it by clicking the ‘X’ mark.

Mozilla Firefox
1) Click on the magnifier’s icon and select ‘Manage Search Engine…’;
2) Choose ‘Search Results’ from the list and click ‘Remove’ and OK to save changes;
3) Go to ‘Tools’ -> “Options”. Reset the startup homepage or change it to google.com under ‘General tab;

5. Remove all files associated with Pinterest.aot.im from your computer completely:


6. Click “Start” button and selecting “Run.” Type “regedit” into the box and click “OK.” Once the Registry Editor is open, remove all related registry entries:

HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\[random]

Note: Above removal process will be complicated to those who have limited expert skills. Meanwhile, it is not advised you to remove Pinterest.aot.im if you are not good at dealing with program files, processes, dll files and registry entries. If you need any assistance, welcome to contact  24/7 online computer experts for help.

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