Pohsoneche.info Ads Virus. How to delete?

Written by Valdis Koks

Pohsoneche.info search hijacker is a sort of malware that infuses into your system, and then alters the search engine configurations in your web browser to one which it desires. It also makes some undesirable changes that can result in private information leaks, as well as to various other malware injection. In this article, you will see the guideline of Pohsoneche.info hijacker elimination in several options, as well as also the method of making your web browser just as good as new.

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Pohsoneche.info Info

Name Pohsoneche.info extension
Type Browser hijacker1
Short Description The unwanted software that amends important browser settings without the user’s permission.
Symptoms The Pohsoneche.info hijacker replaces the browser parameters set by the users and replaces these settings with its own values.
Distribution Method Bundling with Freeware or Shareware, misleading pop-up ads produced by adware.
Detection Tool Inspect If Your System Has Been Affected by the Pohsoneche.info hijacker.

The ways of injection of Pohsoneche.info search hijackers are various. Many of them belong to the malware spreading with the malvertising or malicious links of different internet sites. Sometimes, your PC can be infected with this virus through the trojan-downloader, which is put into action to spread numerous other malware. There is a solitary form of this unwanted program – browser plugin that may build right into any browser which supports the add-on setup2.

You will not likely add this plugin by yourself, since their names are pretty suspicious, and the usefulness is very debatable. The “developers” of Pohsoneche.info hijacker generally mention that it can save the .doc/.docx documents from the sites already to .pdf format, or to download the whole site on your disk. It is pretty tough to picture if somebody can be needed in such functions in 2024, when the Web access is not time-limited and every PC has the ability to start the needed .docx documents at Google Docs.

However, besides their impracticality, they can effortlessly be located in the Chrome Web Store. Obviously, virus experts sound the alarm about such spam right into the legit source of browser extensions, calling for the Google reaction – eliminating these extensions from their site. But they are still not hurrying to repair that safety issue.

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Is the Pohsoneche.info virus?

At the first sight, you can think that these redirects are only aggravating, but not harmful. As a result of this reason a great deal of people are simply playing for time rather than removing this malware, getting increasingly more chances of being contaminated with various other infections, which are a lot more harmful than Pohsoneche.info is.

Besides the altered search engine or search results, you may likewise see different promotions even on those websites that do not have any type of ads on it by default. And you can unintentionally misclick while turning off the advertisement, and start the downloading of an unknown file, which can be a virus, or a potentially unwanted program, or perhaps ransomware – whatever the maintainers of this hijacker desire.

If your browser is corrupted due to the Azorult trojan task, the system can begin malfunctioning soon – this symptome is one of the most usual in case of trojan injection.

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How to remove Pohsoneche.info?

First, let me say several words about prevention the Pohsoneche.info virus infiltration. It is extremely simple to speak about the options of shielding your system from such frustrating items as browser hijackers, however, it is very easy to be caught on this bait even being a qualified user. As it was discussed above, this malware may hide after the eye-catching (at the first sight) advertisement, or in packs with various other adware you may get in dozens of methods. But regardless of the typical intricacy of the infiltration methods, it is really easy to prevent the Pohsoneche.info hijacker appearing in your system:

  • Do not follow the dubious links;
  • Restrict the usage of pseudo-free software (one which is offered as free, but has an additional unwanted programs in its pack);
  • Leave the habit of clicking advertisements on the web. If you need to buy something, it is better to google it;
  • Avoid downloading the files from dubious sources, like forums or file sharing websites.

Preparation before removing Pohsoneche.info.

Before starting the actual uninstall procedure, we recommend that you do the following introductory milestones.

  • Make sure you have this hand-operated tutorial constantly all set to use.
  • Do a backup of all of your information, including the kept logins, passwords and other qualifications. You need to support your information with a cloud back-up solution and make sure your files are secured from any type of type of loss, also from the most extreme infections.
  • Wait up until the lasting back-up process is over.

Step 1: Uninstall Pohsoneche.info and related software from Windows

Here is a method in few simple steps that should be able to uninstall most applications. Either you use Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista or XP, these milestones will work well. Moving the app or its folder to the Trash can be a very wrong idea. In case you do that, remnants of the app may remain, and that can cause the unstable performance of your system, malfunctions with the file type associations and other unpleasant behavior. The effective solution to get an app off your device is to remove it manually. To do that:

1. Keep holding the Windows Logo Button and “R” on your keyboard. A Pop-up window will soon arrive.

Windows keyboard R

2. In the field that appeared, type in “appwiz.cpl” -1  and choose OK – 2.

Run appwiz.cpl


3. This will open a window with all the apps available on the device. Choose the app that you want to get rid of, then choose “Uninstall

Follow the steps above and you will successfully get rid of most unwanted apps.

Step 2: Get rid of Pohsoneche.info from all your available browsers.

Mozilla FirefoxGoogle ChromeInternet ExplorerMicrosoft Edge

1. Launch Mozilla Firefox. Go to its menu window

2. Choose the “Add-ons” icon in the menu.

3. Find the unwanted extension and select “Remove

Mozilla Firefox Add-ons Remove

4. Upon deleting the extension, reload Mozilla Firefox, closing it with the help of a red “X” button in the upper right corner and start it again.

1. Launch Google Chrome and go to its drop menu

Google Chrome drop menu click

2. Click on “Tools” and then in the extended menu select “Extensions

Google Chrome Tools select Extensions

3. In the “Extensions” menu find the unwanted extension and apply the “Remove” button related to it.

Google Chrome Extensions Remove

4. As soon as the extension is deleted, reload Google Chrome by closing it by means of the red “X” button at the top right corner and launch it again.

1. Launch Internet Explorer

2. Click on the gear icon marked ‘Tools’ to open the drop menu and choose ‘Manage Add-ons’


3. In the “Manage Add-ons” window, locate the extension you want to delete and then click “Remove”. A pop-up window will come up to inform you that you are about to delete the selected extension, and some more add-ons might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and choose “Remove”.

Internet Explorer extension removal

4. Once the unwanted extension is deleted, reload Internet Explorer by shutting it down from the red “X” button located at the top right corner and launch it again.

1. Launch Edge

2. Access the drop menu by clicking on the icon at the top right corner.

3. From the drop menu choose “Extensions”.

Microsoft Edge menu Extensions

4. Locate the suspected dangerous extension you want to delete and then click on the Remove button.

Microsoft Edge Extensions Remove

Step 3: Clean any registries that could be added by Pohsoneche.info on your device.

The usually attacked registries of Windows machines are the following:

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce

You can access them by going to the Windows registry editor and getting rid of any values added by Pohsoneche.info. Follow the steps below:

  1. Start the Run Window command once again, type “regedit” and click OK.Window command regedit
  2. As soon as you open it, you can freely go to the Run and RunOnce keys, whose locations are displayed above.Window command Run and RunOnce keys
  3. You can delete the value of the virus by right-clicking on it and deleting it.Window command regedit delete the value virus

Tip: To locate a virus-created value, you can right-click on it and select “Modify” to find which file it is set to run. If this is the malware file location, delete the value.

Step 4: Scan for Pohsoneche.info with Loaris Trojan Remover

1. Click on the “Download” button to proceed to Loaris Trojan Remover download.

It is recommended to run a scan before purchasing the full version of the software to make sure that the current version of the malware can be detected by Trojan Remover. Click on the corresponding links to check License AgreementPrivacy Policy.

2. Click “Install” to start.

Loaris Trojan Remover Install

There were 4 scan types suggested:

  • Standard Scan.
  • Full Scan.
  • Custom Scan.
  • Removable Scan.


3. After the installed has finished, click on the ‘Scan’ tab. Click on ‘Full Scan’.

Loaris Trojan Remover Full Scan

4. Once the scanning is started, Loaris will initiate the thorough analysis of your device and may soon identify specific threats currently slowing down the performance of your system. Make sure to wait until the scanning is completed to let the software fully evaluate the safety of your workstation.

Loaris Trojan Remover - scan in process

5. After Loaris Trojan Remover has finished scanning your PC for any files of the associated threat and found them, you can try to get them removed automatically and permanently by clicking on the ‘Apply’ button. There were options to move the files to quarantine, ignore or delete them.

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If any threats have been removed, it is highly recommended to restart your PC.


  1. About browser hijackers on Wikipedia
  2. Possible danger of free browser extensions

About the author

Valdis Koks

Security engineer, reverse engineering and memory forensics

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