Get rid of Related.ai

What is a reroute virus

Related.ai will carry out alterations to your browser which is why it is classified as a browser hijacker. You must have installed some kind of free software recently, and it came together with a redirect virus. It is important that you are vigilant during software installation because if you aren’t, you won’t be able to prevent these kinds of threats. This is not a severe threat but because of its unwanted behavior, you’ll want it gone as soon as possible. You’ll find that instead of the web page that is set as your homepage and new tabs, your browser will now load a different page. Your search engine will also be modified, and it could inject advertisement content into results. It would attempt to redirect you to sponsored web pages because increased traffic means more profit for owners. You need to be cautious with those reroutes as one of them may redirect you to a malware infection. And you don’t want to get malware because it would be a much more serious. You may find the hijacker’s provided features useful but you need to know that they may be found in trustworthy add-ons too, which don’t put your operating system in danger. You may be happening upon more customized sponsored content in the results, and it is because the hijacker is gathering information about you and following your searches. That information might also end up in dubious third-party hands. And the quicker you remove Related.ai, the better. Related.ai-_5.jpg
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What do I have to know about these infections

Free software packages are possibly the most likely way you got the infection. It is not likely that you got it in any other way, as no one would install them knowing what they are. This method is effective because users tend to rush when installing something, not reading the information provided, and in general just being quite careless when installing software. In order t0 block their installation, you need to deselect them, but since they are hiding, you might not see them by rushing the process. Default mode will not show anything, and if you still opt to use them, you might infect your OS with all kinds of unnecessary items. Deselecting those offers is essential, but they will only be visible in Advanced (Custom) mode. Deselecting all the boxes would be the best choice, unless you want to have to deal with unfamiliar installations. Only continue installing the application after you uncheck everything. Even though they are minor threats, they are quite aggravating to deal with and can be hard to get rid of, so it’s best if you prevent their threat initially. We also recommend not downloading from suspicious sources as you can easily get malicious program this way.

When a browser redirect is installed, it’s rather evident. Modifications to your browser will be carried out without authorization, mainly you’ll have a new homepage/new tabs, and your search engine may also be different. Popular browsers such as Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox will possibly be affected. And until you terminate Related.ai from the device, the website will load every time you open your browser. You might attempt to nullify the alterations but take into account that the redirect virus will simply modify everything again. It’s also likely changes would also be made to your default search engine, which would mean that every time you use the browser’s address bar, results would come from the redirect virus’s set search engine. Since the infection is intending to reroute you, be careful of advertisement content in the results. Those redirects might be happening because of money reasons, as owners of those web pages earn more revenue when traffic is boosted. When there are more users to interact with advertisements, owners are able to make more revenue. You will know when you enter such sites right away because they obviously have little to do with what you were initially searching for. Some may seem valid, for example, if you were to search for ‘antivirus’, you might get results for sites promoting shady anti-malware applications, but look to be real in the beginning. You should also take into account that browser hijackers are capable of rerouting to malware sheltering websites. In addition, the hijacker might monitor your browsing and gather certain kind of data about you. Browser hijackers also share the data with unknown parties, and it’s used ads purposes. If not, the hijacker may be using it to make more relevant sponsored results. We advise you to eliminate Related.ai as it fairly useless to you. Since there will be nothing stopping you, after you complete the process, make sure you restore your browser’s settings.

How to erase Related.ai

Since you now realize what the infection is doing, it would best if you remove Related.ai. Manually and automatically are the two possible options for getting rid of the hijacker. If you have removed software before, you can go with the former, as you’ll have to identify the infection’s location yourself. While it’s not hard to do, it may take a bit of time, but instructions to aid you will be supplied. They should help you take care of the infection, so make sure you follow them accordingly. The other option might be the correct choice if you have never dealt with this kind of thing. The other alternative is to acquire anti-spyware software and have it dispose of the threat for you. Spyware elimination software should be able to spot the threat and have no issues dealing with it. You may check if the infection was terminated by making changes to your browser’s settings, if the settings are as you’ve set them, you were successful. The redirect virus remains if what you modify in settings is nullified. If you don’t wish for this to occur again, install software correctly. Good tech habits can do a lot in keeping your computer out of trouble.Download Removal Toolto remove Related.ai

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Learn how to remove Related.ai from your computer

Step 1. Related.ai Removal from Windows

a) Windows 7/XP

  1. Press on the Start icon. win7-start Get rid of Related.ai
  2. Control Panel → Programs and Features. win7-control-panel Get rid of Related.ai
  3. Find the program you want to delete and press Uninstall. win7-uninstall-program Get rid of Related.ai

b) Windows 8

  1. Right-click on the start icon (lower left corner). win10-start2 Get rid of Related.ai
  2. Select Control Panel. win8-start Get rid of Related.ai
  3. Click Programs and Features. win8-control-panel Get rid of Related.ai
  4. Find and remove all unwanted programs. win8-remove-program Get rid of Related.ai

c) Windows 10

  1. Open Start menu and click on the magnifying glass (next to the shut down button). win10-start2 Get rid of Related.ai
  2. Type in Control Panel. win10-start Get rid of Related.ai
  3. Control Panel → Programs and Features. win10-control-panel Get rid of Related.ai
  4. Find and remove all unwanted programs. win10-remove-program Get rid of Related.ai

d) Mac OS X

  1. Open Finder and press Applications. mac-os-apps Get rid of Related.ai
  2. Check all suspicious programs you want to get rid of.
  3. Drag them to the trash icon in your dock (Alternatively, right-click on the program and press Move to Trash). mac-os-app-delete Get rid of Related.ai
  4. After you move all the unwanted programs, right-click on the trash icon and select Empty Trash.

Step 2. Delete Related.ai from browsers

a) Remove Related.ai from Microsoft Edge

Reset Microsoft Edge (Method 1)
  1. Open Microsoft Edge.
  2. Press More located at the top right corner of the screen (the three dots). edge-menu Get rid of Related.ai
  3. Settings → Choose what to clear. edge-settings Get rid of Related.ai
  4. Check the boxes of the items you want removed, and press Clear. edge-clear-data Get rid of Related.ai
  5. Press Ctrl + Alt + Delete together.
  6. Choose Task Manager.
  7. In the Processes tab, find the Microsoft Edge process, right click on it, and press Go to details (or More details if Go to details is not available). task-manager Get rid of Related.ai
  8. Right-click on all Microsoft Edge processes, and choose End task.
(Method 2)
Before you proceed with this method, backup your data.
  1. Go to C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_xxxxxxxxxx.
  2. Select all the folders, right-click on them and press Delete. edge-folder Get rid of Related.ai
  3. Press the start button, and type in Windows PowerShell in the search box.
  4. Right-click on the result, and select Run as administrator. edge-powershell Get rid of Related.ai
  5. In Administrator: Windows PowerShell, paste Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml -Verbose} under PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> and tap Enter. edge-powershell-script Get rid of Related.ai
  6. The issue should be gone now.

b) Remove Related.ai from Internet Explorer

  1. Open Internet Explorer and press on the Gear icon. IE-gear Get rid of Related.ai
  2. Select Manage add-ons, and then Toolbars and Extensions.
  3. Find and disable all suspicious extensions. IE-add-ons Get rid of Related.ai
  4. Close the window.

c) Restore your homepage on Internet Explorer

  1. Open Internet Explorer and press on the Gear icon.
  2. Internet Options → General tab. Delete the homepage URL and type in your preferred one. IE-settings2 Get rid of Related.ai
  3. Press Apply.

d) Reset Internet Explorer

  1. Open Internet Explorer and press on the Gear icon. ie-settings Get rid of Related.ai
  2. Internet Options → Advanced tab. ie-settings-advanced Get rid of Related.ai
  3. At the bottom, you will see a Reset button. Press that.
  4. In the window that appears, check the box that says Delete personal settings. IE-reset Get rid of Related.ai
  5. Press Reset.
  6. Click OK to exit the window.
  7. Restart your browser.

e) Remove Related.ai from Google Chrome

  1. Open Google Chrome and press the menu icon on the right, next to the URL field.
  2. Choose More tools and Extensions. chrome-menu-extensions Get rid of Related.ai
  3. Remove suspicious extensions by clicking the Trash icon next to them. chrome-extensions-delete Get rid of Related.ai
  4. If you are not certain about an extension, you can disable it by unchecking the box that says Enabled. If you later decide to keep it, simply check the box again.
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f) Restore your homepage on Google Chrome

  1. Open Google Chrome and press the menu icon on the right, next to the URL field.
  2. Choose Settings. chrome-menu Get rid of Related.ai
  3. In the window that appears, under On startup, there will be a Set pages option. Press on that.
  4. Remove the set website, and type in the one you prefer to be your homepage. Press OK. chrome-startup-page Get rid of Related.ai
  5. In Settings, under Search, there is a Manage search engines option. Select that. chrome-search-engines Get rid of Related.ai
  6. Remove all search engines except the one you want to use. Click Done.

g) Reset Google Chrome

  1. Open Google Chrome and press the menu icon on the right, next to the URL field.
  2. Choose Settings. chrome-menu Get rid of Related.ai
  3. Scroll down and press on Show advanced settings. chrome-settings Get rid of Related.ai
  4. Find and press the Reset button. chrome-reset Get rid of Related.ai
  5. In the confirmation window that appears, press Reset.

h) Remove Related.ai from Mozilla Firefox

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox and access the menu by clicking on the three bars on the right of the screen.
  2. Select Add-ons. mozilla-menu Get rid of Related.ai
  3. Select the Extensions tab, and remove all questionable extensions. mozilla-extensions Get rid of Related.ai
  4. If you are not certain about an extension, you can disable it by clicking Disable. If you later decide to keep it, simply press Enable.

i) Restore your homepage on Mozilla Firefox

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox and access the menu by clicking on the three bars on the right side of the screen.
  2. Select Options. mozilla-menu Get rid of Related.ai
  3. In General, click Restore to Default below the Home Page field. mozilla-options Get rid of Related.ai

j) Reset Mozilla Firefox

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox and access the menu by clicking on the three bars on the right of the screen.
  2. Press the question mark at the bottom of the menu.
  3. Select Troubleshooting Information. mozilla-troubleshooting Get rid of Related.ai
  4. Select the Refresh Firefox option. mozilla-reset Get rid of Related.ai

k) Remove Related.ai from Safari (for Mac)

  1. Open Safari.
  2. Select Preferences (can be accesses by pressing on Safari at the top of your screen). safari-menu Get rid of Related.ai
  3. Choose the Extensions tab.
  4. Uninstall all questionable extensions. safari-extensions Get rid of Related.ai
  5. If you are not certain about an extension, you can disable it by unchecking the box that says Enabled. If you later decide to keep it, simply check the box again.

l) Reset Safari

If you are using the Yosemite, El Capitan or the Sierra versions, the option to reset Safari with one click is not available. Thus you will have to clear the history and empty the caches in separate steps.
  1. Open Safari.
  2. Select Clear History (can be accesses by pressing on Safari at the top of your screen). safari-clear-history Get rid of Related.ai
  3. Choose from what time you want the history deleted, and press Clear History. safari-clear-history Get rid of Related.ai
  4. Press on Safari at the top of the screen and select Preferences. safari-advanced Get rid of Related.ai
  5. Select the Advanced tab and check the box next to Show Develop menu in menu bar.
  6. Select Develop (from the menu bar at the top of the screen). safari-develop-menu Get rid of Related.ai
  7. Press Empty Caches.
If for some reason you are unable to remove the extensions or reset your browsers, it may be a good idea to obtain anti-spyware software and have it deal with the problem.

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