Potatoheader.com Removal

How To Remove Potatoheader.com Redirect (Virus Removal Guide)

Potatoheader.com Removal Guide

This article consists lots of information about how to remove Potatoheader.com from computer? Moreover, you will get information about its adverse effects on system. ways of invading and so on.


Potatoheader.com is a kind of web browser hijacker. Which seems to legitimate in fact it is. But, for its action of working this browser hijacker counts in hijacker category. It usually redirects user to Potatoheader.com and creates lots of pop-up ads containing malicious contents.

It also attacks on browser in a way that this website changes the registry entries and change the web browser settings and infiltration of another malware can be started with its help.

It  has tendency to create random files in which this hijacker  can hide itself. Hence, its detection would be difficult for user.

What are the effects of Potatoheader.com?

  1. Supports and permits PUPs (Potentially Unwanted Programs). Which produce lots of ads on your web browser.
  2. Drives you to malicious and damaging web pages designed to con people.
  3. It can easily show spam pop-ups to con people and download malwares covertly.
  4. Provides secretly a back door to infiltrate its partners and other malware.
  5. It can record your web browsing skills and steal your private information.
  6. Able to install numerous malevolent program and files in computer.
  7. It can be responsible for violate the computer security.
  8. Usually shows false alerts or warnings messages.
  9. Potatoheader.com can modify the computer settings, web browser settings and alter the registry files.
  10. Displays several disk errors and reduce the internet-speed.
  11. It can interrupt your security software and reduces the computer speed and its performance as well.

Ways of infiltration of Potatoheader.com

  1. Potatoheader.com can spread through spam email attachment, social networks, sharing of files or through insecure prompt messages.
  2. Mostly, Potatoheader.com enters computer by coming with free downloads. Free downloads bundle with many malwares hence, as you download freeware Potatoheader.com also gets installed to computer.
  3. When you connect, any detachable media drives to transmission the data from one system to another. If the drive is infected, then your computer can also be infected through that drive.
  4. Sometimes, visiting to malevolent web pages may redirect you to download Potatoheader.com from that site. Usually, pop-ups and offer which are displaying on these webpages are infectious and may lead to download Potatoheader.com.

Browser Hijacker Potatoheader.com Removal Guide

 If Adware has already infected your computer, go for its removal immediately otherwise when its infection becomes severe, it causes a lot of trouble and becomes too stubborn to remove from the computer.

How to remove potatoheader.com from computer?

Through a scan from Malwarebytes anti-malware:

  1. First of all, you should download Malwarebytes anti-malware program.
  2. Next, close all the running programs on computer.
  3. Subsequently, you must click on icon named “mbam-setup” for two times, so that the process of installation of anti-malware program can be proceed in computer.
  4. Next, you must click on the wizard USER ACCOUNT CONTROL.
  5. Then, click on the given option mentioning YES.
  6. Now, as you accept the provided option click on the NEXT button and constantly click on NEXT until FINISH option appears.
  7. Thereupon, click on the FINISH button. As you click on finish, it means the process of installation is completed.
  8. Now, you must start the anti-malware program.
  9. As, Malwarebytes anti-malware activates, it needs to update the database of anti-malware.
  10. After this, you will have SCAN NOW option tap on it, to start the scanning of computer.
  11. As, the mission of scanning completes, you will see detected malicious files on display. These are the folders or files in which the malware is present in computer.
  12. Select all and remove all from computer.
  13. After finishing the process of removal of threats. your PC need to reboot one more time.
  14. Thus, you must allow the computer to reboot.
  15. As, rebooting completes. you need to scan one more time to examine that, is there no traces of threats are left?

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Method No.2: Manual Method

Follow the following steps to remove adware manually.

To remove Potatoheader.com redirect browser hijacker, you may have to mess with registery & system files. Making a single mistake and deleting the wrong thing may corrupt your system.
 To Avoid this use MalwareBytes – Potatoheader.com Adware Removal Tool.

Step 1 : Uninstall suspicious software using Control Panel.

For manual removal of Potatoheader.com:

Reboot in safe mode

For windows vista/ 7/ XP

  1. Restart computer
  2. Tap F8 until computer starts rebooting.
  3. Now, select safe mode with networking.

For windows 8/ 8.1

  1. Right click on windows icon.
  2. Select control panel => system and security => administrator tools => system configuration.
  3. Now, click on safe boot => OK
  4. Then, new window will be displayed.
  5. Select restart option.

For windows 10

  1. Tap on start.
  2. Then tap on power button.
  3. Hold down shift button, while selecting restart.
  4. Select trouble shooting => advanced option => startup settings => restart.
  5. Now, PC will reboot.
  6. Then, new startup settings will be shown.
  7. Select enable safe mode.

Remove Potatoheader.com from control panel.

For windows 10

  1. Click the start => settings => system => apps & features
  2. Search Potatoheader.com.
  3. click uninstall.
  4. Confirm uninstall.

For windows 8 and 8.1

  1. Right click at window logo.
  2. Opt control panel => programs and features => uninstall a program.
  3. Search Potatoheader.com.
  4. click on uninstall.
  5. Wait, for processing.

Windows 7 and vista

  1. Click start menu => select control panel => Select programs and features => uninstall a program
  2. Search Potatoheader.com.
  3. Click on uninstall.

Windows XP

  1. Click start menu Ücontrol panel Üadd or remove programs
  2. Choose Potatoheader.com.
  3. Click on remove.

Remove registry entries:

  1. For cleaning the registry, click on start button.
  2. After that you will see the option of run then click on it.
  3. Now, a box will be shown on display, write REGEDIT in that box,
  4. After that, just press enter key or you may just click on the ok button.
  5. And, look for following registry entries by Potatoheader.com:

Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main

Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\TypedURLs

Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Mozilla Firefox\Main

Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\S-1-5-21-3318697060-3405326269-2039665713-1001\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main

Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\S-1-5-21-3318697060-3405326269-2039665713-1001\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\TypedURLs

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