Instructions to Remove Ntpo.com

I came across many annoying infections while browsing. At that time, the windows defender can detect them and solve the problem. But this time I have no idea how to remove the website named “Ntpo.com”. It looks like a search engine but doesn’t work well. I am sure that my original search engine is not the website. How can I change it back to original browser settings? Is it possible that I can remove the website completely? Please help me!

Re: Don’t be worried about the problem. Please calm down and search for possible solutions to deal with the problem. Fortunately, here is an article that provides effective manual guide to remove the website from your browser or download the auto-fix tool.

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Tell Something about Ntpo.com

 

Ntpo.com is unknown until it makes modifications to users’ browser settings. Because of its unfriendly activities, the website is classified more as the browser hijacker than normal search engine. In the daily network life, computer users can’t avoid using a search engine. Mains stream search engines like Google are welcomed by many users. To gain users’ support and trust, the browser hijacker pretends to be a search engine and enters into the visual life of computer users. There is a big possibility that users don’t notice existence of the search engine because of its resemblance to Google search. However, it will be easy to identify the search engine if you are more careful while using your web browsers. Compared to Google search, some details of the unfriendly search engine are different. As the figure shows, its logo is written: “Search ENGINE”. “The Google Search | News search” is the title of the site. Under the search box, varied advertisements appear on the browser. The Ad-blocker (the browser extension) can prevent pop-up ads from appearing, but it is not a good long-term strategy.

(The screenshot of the current homepage replaced with the website)

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Computer users are expected to click on pop-up ads provided by the search engine so that developers can get more traffic and profits. In addition to pop ups, you should avoid clicking on sponsored links among search results provided by the fake search engine. Computer users are easily switched to unwanted websites or gets undesired browser extensions installed on the browser after clicking on these sponsored links. That’s why someone dislikes using the search engine although it employs Google Custom search. Computer users are advised to choose usual search engines like Bing rather than unknown search engines out of the curiosity.

(The screenshot of displayed search results)

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If you insist on using the fake search engine, you must suffer from many problems below. Firstly, the search engine is so misleading that it can replace users’ original search engine or homepage without users’ knowledge. Secondly, users are redirected to the website without their permission. Thirdly, it delivers unwanted search results and pop-up ads. Based on the above all, the website is regarded as a member of Browser Hijacker family. When the browser hijacker arrives on users’ computer, it modifies browser settings and adds additional files to registry editor immediately. Some helper objects (third-party extensions or plug-ins) that slip into victims’ computer also encourage unfriendly activities of the browser hijacker. In order to protect your computer from further harm, you’d better remove Ntpo.com as soon as possible.

 

 

How Did You Get Infected with Ntpo.com?

 

The developers of the browser hijacker believe that there isn’t a wall in the world hasn’t a crack. In order to reach the goal of entering target computer successfully, they choose a popular marketing method – “bundling” to spread the browser hijacker. The primary advantage of the method is hiding information of such unwanted applications or programs like the browser hijacker. Computer users will find that they originally install new software but additional items also come into their computer. If you are in the above situation, then you must know that these uninvited visitors use “bundling” method. To avoid the same situation again, you are advised to be more careful while installing new software. Choosing Custom or Advanced options setup type is helpful for avoiding unwanted programs.

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If you see more options or checkboxes, you’d better unselect them because the browser hijacker may be on the list of installed programs. The possible way is removing the browser hijacker as soon as possible when you can’t stop the browser hijacker from entering the computer.

 

Summary of Ntpo.com

Threat Name Ntpo.com
Type Browser Hijacker; Malware
Affected Browsers Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari & Opera
Symptoms Change homepage, Startup page & new tab; Change default search engine; Generate commercial ads or links; Diminish users’ browsing experience
Distribution Techiniques Via freeware or shareware bundling

Via pop-up ads on suspicious websites or phishing websites.

Solution Read the detailed guide below or download auto-fix removal tool

Content

Manual Removal Instruction of Ntpo.com (Time-consuming)

Step 1 Remove Ntpo.com from Your Browsers

Step 2 Uninstall Unwanted Programs

Step 3 Delete Relevant Registry Entries

Automatic Removal Instruction of Ntpo.com (Recommended)

Here are manual removal and automatic removal tutorial. Not only manual removal but also automatic removal tutorial is chosen, you should know that no removal guide is 100% removal. However, automatic removal make your computer cleaner than manual removal. So, automatic removal is advised to carry out firstly. If you insist on trying manual removal tutorial, you’d better back up your system settings in case of accident.


Manual Removal Instruction of Ntpo.com

 

Step 1 Remove Ntpo.com from Your Browsers

 

For Google Chrome

 

Open Google Chrome by double-clicking on its icon and select Settings from Menu.

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On startup, Appearance and Search section need to be examined.

 

Click on Set pages (a blue link beside “Open a specific page or set of pages”) and check up pages on the window.

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Delete the suspicious link and click OK button to apply the change.

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Check the box of Show Home button and then click on Change.chrome-change

 

The current homepage is on “Open this page”. If you see it is Ntpo.com, you’d better delete it.

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Click on OK button to save the change.

 

Open the Search engines window by clicking on Manage search engines… buttonchrome-manage-search

Check up all search engines listed on the window and delete suspicious items by clicking on “×”.

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Click on Done button to save the change.

 

Navigate to shortcut of Google Chrome on Start menu or desktop by right-clicking on its icon and select Properties.

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Delete the suspicious argument on the Target section and save the change by clicking on Apply and OK button.

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If you still can’t stop being redirected to the website, you’d better reset Google Chrome.

Go to Settings tab of Google Chrome > Click on Show advanced settings… > Click on Reset settings button > Click on Reset button.

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For Internet Explorer

 

Open Internet Explorer by double clicking on its icon and select Internet Options from Tools menu.

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Delete the suspicious link on Homepage section and click on Apply button to save the change.

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Click on Settings button of Search section in order to mange search engines.

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Check up search engines shown in the right-hand list and remove suspicious items.

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Navigate to shortcut of Internet Explorer on Start menu or desktop by right-clicking on its icon and select Properties.

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Delete the suspicious argument on the Target section and save the change by clicking on Apply and OK button.

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If you still can’t stop being redirected to the website, you’d better reset Internet Explorer.

Open Tools menu and select Internet Options > Press Advanced tab > click on Reset… button > Choose “Delete personal settings” > click on Reset button

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For Mozilla Firefox

 

Open Mozilla Firefox by double-clicking on its icon and select Options from Tools menu.

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Eliminate the suspicious link on Homepage section.

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Go to Search tab by clicking on Search on the left side of the browser.

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Examine all search engines and delete unwanted items by clicking on Remove button.

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Navigate to shortcut of Mozilla Firefox on Start menu or desktop by right-clicking on the its icon and select Properties.

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Delete the suspicious argument on the Target section and save the change by clicking on Apply and OK button.

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If you still can’t stop being redirected to the website, you’d better reset Mozilla Firefox:

Open Tools menu and click on ? mark > click on Troubleshooting Information > click on Refresh Firefox > click on Finish button after resetting is complete

 

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For Safari

 

Open Safari by double-clicking on its icon and then select Preference from Tools menu.

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Delete the suspicious link on Homepage section if you see it.sa-nt-general

 

Navigate to shortcut of Safari on Start menu or desktop by right-clicking on the its icon and select Properties.

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Delete the suspicious argument on the Target section and save the change by clicking on Apply and OK button.

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If you still can’t stop being redirected to the website, you’d better reset Safari:

Open Tools menu and click Reset Safari… > Opt for your desired items > Click Reset button

 

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For Opera

 

Open Opera by double-clicking on its icon and then select Settings from Opera menu.

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Navigate to Browser tab and check up your search engines and startup pages:

 

Click on Set pages (a blue link beside “Open a specific page or set of pages”)

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Delete the suspicious link beside “Add a new page” and click on OK button to save the change.

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Open the Search engines window by clicking on Manage search engines… button.

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Check up all search engines listed on the window and delete suspicious items by clicking on “×”.

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Click on Done button to save the change.

Navigate to shortcut of Opera on Start menu or desktop by right-clicking on the its icon and select Properties.

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Delete the suspicious argument on the Target section and save the change by clicking on Apply and OK button.

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If you still can’t stop being redirected to the website, you’d better reset Opera:

Open Opera menu and go to Clear browsing data > select date and unwanted items > click Clear browsing data button

 

 

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Not all browser hijacker can be removed from browser completely by following the step. It adds additional files and codes to registry editor so that you find that the browser hijacker will come back to the browser. Hence, computer users are suggested to delete registry entries related to the browser hijacker (click here to know how to delete them). If you are afraid of making mistakes, you can consider using a removal tool, which not only delete suspicious items on your browser but also clean up relevant registry entries.

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Step 2 Uninstall Unwanted Programs

 

For Windows 7

 

Click Start button, select Control Panel.

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Choose Category from the View drop-down menu in upper-right corner), and click Uninstall a program.

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Select suspicious programs and click Uninstall button

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Follow the wizard to uninstall it.

 

For Windows 8

 

Move the mouse to left-lower corner, and don’t move on until image-win8-startbuttonappears.

Right Click on image-win8-startbutton  and select Programs and Features.

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Alternative step: Go to Control Panel > choose Category from the View drop-down menu in upper-right corner), and click Uninstall a program.

Select unwanted programs and click Uninstall button.

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Follow the wizard to uninstall it.

 

Windows 10

 

Click Start button in the lower-right corner of taskbar, type Control Panel in search box and click it.win10-control-panel

 

Choose View by Catergory (select from the drop-down menu in the upper right corner) and click Uninstall a program.

 

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Find unwanted programs from the list, click Uninstall button.

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Follow the uninstall wizard to uninstall it.

 

 

The step aims to finding programs you installed by mistake and uninstall them. Based on the research of Ntpo.com, it gets installed on users’ computer when you download new software or programs. Your unwanted program may be an assistant who encourage the browser hijacker to conduct malicious activities. So it is suggested to go to control panel and uninstall unwanted programs. If you can’t identify unwanted programs, you also can use the anti-malware tool in the post.

 

Step 3 Delete Relevant Registry Entries

 

Open Registry Editor:

  1. Type “regedit ” in the search box and hit Enter key > click on “regedit.exe” in search results
  2. Press Windows + R key to initiate Run dialogue > type “regedit” in the search box and hit Enter key.

Click Edit and then select Find…

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Enter “Ntpo.com” in the search box and press Enter key

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Find relevant registry entries from listed search results and delete them

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Search for the infection again and make sure all suspicious items are deleted from computer

The window below tells you that relevant files have been searched.

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Automatic Removal Instruction of Ntpo.com

 

Option 1: Remove Ntpo.com with SpyHunter

 

SpyHunter is an effective anti-malware designed for detecting and removing all detected computer threats including Browser hijackers, PUP, Spyware, Rootkits and so on. It owns a group of computer experts and up-to-date database so that your computer can obtain comprehensive protection. Now follow the guide and start the removal.

Download SpyHunter by clicking the button below.

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Open the downloaded file (SpyHunter) to begin the installation, and then click Run to continue when a window pops up as below.

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After selecting your language, click OK button.

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Press CONTINUE button.

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Click Install button after choosing I accept the EULA and Privacy Policy.

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Click Exit button after the installation is completed.

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After the installation is completed, SpyHunter will run and scan your computer automatically. If not, you should lauch SpyHunter and click Scan Computer Now! by yourself.

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The system scan is in process.

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After the scan is complete,  all malicious items that SpyHunter has detected will be shown as a list. To remove detected items completely, click “Fix Threats” button.

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Restart your computer to apply all changes after removal is complete.


Option 2: Remove Ntpo.com with Plumbytes Anti-Malware

 

Download Plumbytes Anti-Malware from the button below.

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Install Plumbytes Anti-Malware by clicking INSTALL.

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After installation is done, run Plumbytes Anti-Malware by double-clicking on openplumbytes(or Plumbytes Anti-Malware will run automatically).

Go to OVERVIEW, and then click Run a scan.

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After scan is completed, all detected items will show in the list.

Check the box beside Ntpo.com or Select All and then click REMOVE SELECTED.

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Restart the computer to apply all the changes.


Warm Reminder:

Ntpo.com tricks users into regarding as a legitimate search engine, but it always breaks its promise. The nature of browser hijacker is bound to make users annoyed. Do you see the website pops up firstly when you open browser? Are you redirected to unwanted websites? If your answer is yes, then your computer actually gets infected the browser hijacker. Of course you can tolerate the situation, but the browser hijacker won’t stop hurting your computer. The website shows in your front with the face of a search engine and misleads you to use the search service. Even though you can’t delete it temporarily, you should avoid using the search engine as soon as possible. Experienced and careful users will find that their browser is hijacked by the browser hijacker and the take action including checking up their browser and reset browsers like steps the post introduces. If you are not good at manual removal guide, you are advised to follow the automatic guide and remove the browser hijacker as soon as possible.

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Attention:

The following video offers a complete guide for Ntpo.com removal. You’d better watch it in full-screen mode!

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