How to remove navigation.iwatchavi.com (Virus Removal Guide)
Navigation.iwatchavi.com uses unwanted programs and browser extensions to change your existing browser settings without your consent. Cooperating applications are used by the website to modify your homepage, new tab page, default search engine, and browser shortcut. Once the cooperating applications have been installed they will modify your settings and cause your affected web browser to start-up on and redirect to navigation.iwatchavi.com when you open a new browser tab or search the web via the address bar.
Browser redirections to navigation.iwatchavi.com are the result of unwanted programs and browser attachments that may have been installed onto your computer. In order to stop your browser from redirecting to the website it is recommended to uninstall programs that may have entered your computer, remove browser attachments that may be present, and scan your computer for existing malware with a reputable security tool.
To make matters worse cooperating programs frequently infect your computer alongside malware and other unwanted programs. If your homepage has changed to navigation.iwatchavi.com it probably means that your computer has an existing infection.
Navigation.iwatchavi.com (Removal Guide)
- Step 1: Uninstall potentially unwanted programs
- Step 2: Remove browser add-on and extensions
- Step 3: Remove navigation.iwatchavi.com search engine
- Step 4: Remove navigation.iwatchavi.com homepage
- Step 5: Scan your computer for malware
- Step 6: Clean up your computer
Step 1: Uninstall potentially unwanted programs
1.Navigate to the Control Panel on Windows Start Menu.
2. Click Uninstall a program (or Add and remove a program).
3. A list of programs installed on your computer will appear. Search for suspicious and unwanted programs like SafeFinder in the list of installed programs. Once a program you want to remove is located, double click to begin the uninstall process (or select the program and click Uninstall).
Step 2: Remove browser add-ons and extensions
1. Click on the Customize icon (3 bar icon) next to the address bar and navigate to More tools > Extensions.
2. Search for the extension and remove it by clicking the trashcan icon next to it.
1. Type Ctrl+Shift+A.
2. On the Extensions and Plugin search for the add-on, select it, and remove it.
Step 3: Remove navigation.iwatchavi.com search engine
- In Mozilla Firefox, click the small search magnify glass near the search box (not url/search field) and click “Manage Search Engines…”. Remove navigation.iwatchavi.com search engine from the list of search providers by highlighting the selections and clicking remove.
- In Microsoft Internet Explorer navigate to Tools > Manage Add Ons > Search Providers and remove navigation.iwatchavi.com search engine from the list.
- In Google Chrome, click the customize icon (wrench or 3 bars) and navigate to Settings > Manage search engines… click the X next to navigation.iwatchavi.com search engine to remove it.
Step 4: Remove navigation.iwatchavi.com homepage
- In Mozilla Firefox navigate to Tools > Options or click Firefox in the top left corner and click Options > Options. Under the General tab remove navigation.iwatchavi.com from the “Home Page:” field and replace it with your preferred home page URL.
- In Microsoft Internet Explorer navigate to Tools >Internet Options. Remove navigation.iwatchavi.com from the Home Page field and replace it with your preferred URL.
- In Google Chrome click the customize icon (wrench or 3 bars) and navigate to Settings.Click “Set pages” under the On startup option. Remove navigation.iwatchavi.com and replace it with your preferred homepage URL.
Step 5: Scan your computer for malware
1. Download and Install the free or full version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. The full version enables real-time protection to block malware and unwanted programs from infecting your computer, while the free version is just a free scan and removal tool.
2. Once Malwarebytes is installed, open the Anti-Malware program and click the Scan Now button or visit the “Scan” tab to manually run a scan. Malwarebytes may automatically begin to update and scan your computer at this point.
3. When the malware scan is complete, click the Quarantine All button to isolate and remove the detected files. You may be asked to reboot your computer to completely remove detected files.
Step 6: Clean up your computer
1. Download and Install the free or full version of CCleaner by Piriform.
2. Open CCleaner after it is installed and navigate to Cleaner > Windows/Applications and click the Analyze button. Afterwards, click the Run Cleaner button.
3. Next, navigate to Tools > Startup and search for suspicious entries through each tab starting from Windows, Internet Explorer, etc., all the way to Context Menu and click Disable and Delete once anything you do not recognize is found. This will help you locate and remove unwanted browser attachments and repair other settings.