X1.c.lencr.org redirection – How to fix your browser?

Written by Valdis Koks

X1.c.lencr.org search hijacker is a sort of virus that injects into your personal computer, and after that alters the search engine settings in your browser to one which it wants. It also makes some unpleasant changes that can lead to personal data leaks, as well as to other malware injection. In this article, you will read the manual of X1.c.lencr.org hijacker elimination in various methods, as well as also the solution of making your browser just as good as new.

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X1.c.lencr.org hijacker nature

Name X1.c.lencr.org extension
Type Browser hijacker1
Short Description The unwanted software that amends important browser settings without the user’s permission.
Symptoms The X1.c.lencr.org 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 X1.c.lencr.org hijacker.

The methods of injection of X1.c.lencr.org search hijackers are numerous. The majority of them come from the malware dispersing through the malvertising or evil-minded links of different sites. Sometimes, your system may be infected with this virus through the trojan-downloader, which is utilized to disperse numerous other malware. There is a solitary kind of this unwanted program – browser plugin that can build into any web browser which supports the add-on installation2.

You will not likely add this plugin by yourself, due to the fact that their names are really uncertain, and also the functionality is very debatable. The “developers” of X1.c.lencr.org hijacker usually mention that it can save the .doc/.docx documents from the sites already to .pdf format, or to download the whole web site on your disk. It is very difficult to imagine if someone may be needed in such functions in 2020, when the Web access is not time-limited as well as every system 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. Naturally, virus experts sound the alarm regarding such spam into the legitimate source of browser extensions, calling for the Google response – getting rid of these extensions from their place. But they are still not hurrying to deal with that protection problem.

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Is the X1.c.lencr.org virus harmful?

At the first sight, you can believe that these redirects are just frustrating, but not risky. Due to this factor a great deal of people are simply playing for time instead of eliminating this malware, getting increasingly more possibilities of being contaminated with numerous other viruses, which are much more major than X1.c.lencr.org is.

Besides the modified browser search engine or search results, you may likewise see different ads even on those sites that do not have any type of promotions on it by default. And you may easily misclick while closing the promotion, and begin the downloading of an unfamiliar file, which may be a malware, or a potentially unwanted program, or perhaps ransomware – whatever the maintainers of this hijacker desire.

If your browser is corrupted as a result of the Azorult trojan task, the system can begin malfunctioning quickly – this symptome is among the most common in case of trojan penetration.

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How to remove X1.c.lencr.org hijacker?

First, let me say several words about prevention the X1.c.lencr.org virus penetration. It is really easy to refer to the techniques of protecting your personal computer from such annoying items as browser hijackers, but it is extremely simple to be caught on this bait perhaps even being a professional user. As it was discussed above, this virus may hide after the attractive (at the first sight) promotion, or in packs with other adware you can get in dozens of ways. But no matter the typical intricacy of the injection methods, it is very simple to prevent the X1.c.lencr.org hijacker presence 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.
X1.c.lencr.org may remain persistent on your system and may re-infect it. We recommend you to download LOARIS TROJAN REMOVER and run free scan to get rid of all infected files on your device. This saves you a lot of time and efforts compared to the manual malware removal.
Keep in mind, that LOARIS TROJAN REMOVER is only for malware detection. If LOARIS TROJAN REMOVER detects malware on your PC, you will need to purchase LOARIS TROJAN REMOVER removal tool to delete the malware threats. Read our LOARIS TROJAN REMOVER. Click on the corresponding links to check LOARIS TROJAN REMOVER License AgreementPrivacy Policy .

Preparation before removing X1.c.lencr.org.

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

  • See to it you have this hand-operated tutorial always ready to utilize.
  • Do a back-up of all of your data, including the kept logins, passwords and other credentials. You must back up your details with a cloud backup service and also make certain your documents are secured from any type of loss, even from one of the most extreme infections.
  • Wait until the resilient back-up process is over.

Step 1: Uninstall X1.c.lencr.org and related software from Windows

Right here is a technique in few easy steps that ought to have the ability 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 X1.c.lencr.org 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’

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 X1.c.lencr.org 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 X1.c.lencr.org. 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.

IMPORTANT!
Before starting “Step 4”, please boot back into Normal modein case you are currently in Safe Mode.
This will enable you to install and use LOARIS TROJAN REMOVER successfully.

 

Step 4: Scan for X1.c.lencr.org 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 LOARIS TROJAN REMOVER. Click on the corresponding links to check LOARIS TROJAN REMOVER 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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