Remove Clickorati adware and hijacker.

"search.clickorati.com” by “clickrorati.com” is a malicious browser adware and hijacker program, that modifies your internet search settings, changes your internet home page to “clickrorati.com”, performs browsing redirects and displays advertisements from unknown vendors. 

The  publisher claims that “clickrorati.com” search engine helps you to save money when buying online, but their search engine is a malicious virus that collects data about your internet activity and downloads malicious software when you visit websites from “Clickorati” search results. You computer may be infected from clickorati virus from malicious programs bundled inside free software and for that reason you must always pay attention when you install free software on your computer..

To remove "Clickorati.com” virus search settings from your computer, use the steps below:

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How to remove "Clickorati.com” virus search settings from your computer:

Step 1. Uninstall applications installed by "Clickrorati” from your Control panel.

1. To do this, go to Start > Control Panel.

{Start > Settings > Control Panel. (Windows XP)}

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2. Double click to open “Add or Remove Programs” if you have Windows XP or

Programs and Features” if you have Windows 8, 7 or Vista.

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3. In the program list, find and Remove/Uninstall any Application related to “Clickorati”.

Step 2. Download and stop/clean malicious process running on your computer with RogueKiller

1. Download and save "RogueKiller" on your computer.*

Notice*: Download version x86 or X64 according to your operating system's version. To find your operating system's version, "Right Click" on your computer icon, choose "Properties" and look at "System Type" section.

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2. Find "RogueKiller" on your desktop and double click to run it. When prescan is completed, press "Scan" button to perform a full scan.

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7. When the full scan is completed, press the "Delete" button to remove all malicious items found.

8. Continue to the next step.

Step 3: Clean remaining registry entries using “AdwCleaner”.

1. Download and save “AdwCleaner” utility to your desktop.

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2. Close all open programs and Double Click to open ”AdwCleaner” from your desktop.

3. Press “Delete”.

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4. Press “OK” at “AdwCleaner – Information” window and press “OK” again to restart your computer.

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5. When your computer restarts, close "AdwCleaner" information (readme) window and continue to the next step.

Step 4. Remove "Clickorati.com” search settings and restore your internet browser settings. *

Notice*: Normally after running “AdwCleaner” your internet browser should be clean from “Clickorati.com” hijacker. To ensure that your browser is clean from “Clickorati.com” hijacker, open your browser and follow the instructions below:

Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox

Internet Explorer

How to remove "Clickorati.com” adware and hijacker from Internet Explorer and restore IE search settings.

1. Open Internet Explorer and then open “Internet Options”.

To do this from IE’s file menu, choose “Tools” > “Manage Add-ons”.

Notice*: In the latest versions of IE press the “Gear” icon image_thumb18 on the top right.

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2. Choose "Toolbars and Extensions" on the left pane and then check if malicious toolbars & extensions belongs to “Clickorati” remain in your browser. If they do, then select all malicious entries -one by one- (e.g. VisualBee New Toolbar) and disable them by pressing the "Disable" button.

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3. Next check for “Clickorati” malicious search provider by clicking on "Search Providers" options at the left pane.

If “Clickorati” search provider exist, then choose your preferred search provider (e.g. Google) and press "Set as default".

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4. Then choose the malicious search provider (e.g. "VisualBee Customized Web Search") and click "Remove".

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5. Close all Internet Explorer windows and proceed to Step 5.


Google Chrome

How to remove "Clickorati.com” adware and hijacker from Google Chrome and restore Chrome search settings.

1. Open Google Chrome and go to chrome menu image and choose "Settings".

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2. Find the "On startup" section and choose "Set Pages".

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3. Delete the malicious “Clickorati” homepage  (e.g.clickorati.com) from startup pages by pressing the "X" symbol on the right.

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4. Set your preferred startup page (e.g. http://www.google.com) and press "OK".

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5. Under “Appearance” section, check to enable the “Show Home button” option and choose “Change”.

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6. Delete the “clickorati.com” entry from “Open this page” box.

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7. Type (if you like) you preferred webpage to open when you press your “Home page” button (e.g. www.google.com) or leave this field blank and press “OK”.

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5. Go to "Search" section and choose "Manage search engines".

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6. Choose your preferred default search engine (e.g. Google search) and press "Make default".

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7. Then choose the "clickorati.com" search engine and remove it by pressing the "X" symbol at the right. Choose "OK" to close "Search engines" window.

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8. Choose "Extensions" on the left.

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9. In “Extensions” options remove the “Clickorati” extension by clicking the recycle icon at the right.

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10. Close all Google Chrome windows and proceed to Step 5.

Mozilla Firefox

How to remove "Clickorati.com” adware and hijacker from Mozilla Firefox and restore Firefox search settings..

1. Click on “Firefox” menu button on the top left of Firefox window and go Tools” > “Manage Add-ons”.

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7. Choose “Extensions” on the left and then make sure that “Clickorati extensions doesn’t exist. *

* If “Clickorati” extensions exist, then select the “Clickorati” reference and choose “Remove”.

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8. Choose “Plugins” on the left and make sure that “Clickorati” doesn’t exist, otherwise disable it by pressing “Disable” button.

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9. Close all Firefox windows and proceed to the next Step.

Step 5. Clean your computer from remaining malicious threats.

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*If you don’t know how to install and use “MalwareBytes Anti-Malware“, read these instructions.

Advice: To ensure your computer is clean and safe, perform a Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware full scan in windows “Safe mode“.*

*To get into Windows Safe mode, press the “F8” key as your computer is booting up, before the appearance of the Windows logo. When the “Windows Advanced Options Menu” appears on your screen, use your keyboard arrows keys to move to the Safe Mode option and then press “ENTER“.

Step 6. Clean unwanted files and entries.

Use “CCleaner” program and proceed to clean your system from temporary internet files and invalid registry entries.*

*If you don’t know how to install and use “CCleaner”, read these instructions.

Step 7. Restart your computer for changes to take effect and perform a full scan with your antivirus program.

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