Eko Removal InstructionsEko
is a web browser virus that is also an ad-injector which is a virus that takes control of your browser and displays adverts within it. These ads are not part of the web page the user is viewing. When Eko runs, it will analyze each and every page your browse to and then based on your habits and profile will inject a number of banner and text ads within the page. These ads are for very suspicious products and coupons that have no relation to the page you are visiting. In fact, the Eko actually steals or overwrites the legitimate advertising on the site and replaces it their own.
Once installed, Eko
plus intself into Chrome, IE, and Firefox and records the ways in which you use your computer and the websites you visit and injects into the page targeted advertisements in the form of shopping comparison, coupon, in-text transitional, and in-text link advertisements. Eko then interacts with the computer by inserting this obtrusive adverts on the underlying webpage you are visiting bys displaying banners or converting words on pages you view into hyperlinks that are linked to advertisements. In addition, it communicates with the remote Eko servers to determine whether to insert advertising software from our third party advertisers and publishers into the web pages you are viewing and to obtain and inject the software.
Additionally, the virus will also communicate with its ad server to check for new offers, the placement of offers, the date and time you install and uninstall Eko
, and whether an updated version of the Eko is available, and if so will install new versions without any interface or consent. It also engages in security and privacy compromises as it monitors and records the domain name of each page you view, the advertisements that appear on these pages, and the advertisements that you click. It send this data back to its servers and sells it to its partners. Eko also modifies the security settings of your web browsers in most cases lowering its security so that it can sneak new Trojans or other software on your computer without your knowledge. Some settings it alters is load times and Chromes Safeguarding settings.
Eko Removal Options
Removing Eko from your computer is an important step to making sure your computer is safe and virus free and your privacy is protected. While the removal instructions may appear overwhelming due to the amount of the steps and numerous programs that will be used, it was created this way to provide clear easy to understand instructions that anyone can use to remove this virus. All instructions and anti-virus programs suggested can be used for free to remove Eko.
Self Help Instructions
The removal instructions for Eko intended for advanced computer users. Please ensure your data is backed up before proceeding. If you’re uncomfortable making changes to your computer, consider having a professional help clean your computer or choose a vetted and recommended anti-virus product.
Before using these instructions, it is suggested that you first print it out as we may need to close your browser window or reboot your computer. Having these in print format will be easy. At the very least, if you want to save paper, copy the URL for the page. Next, before starting to remove Eko, we will want to do a full reboot of your computer.
Now that your computer has been rebooted, lets start the removal process. In order to remove Eko we will want to have access to a few anti-virus tools. Please download the following tools and save them to your computer. You do not need to install them yet.
Reason Core Security
Anti-Malware Software (Recommended)
To begin the removal process, first, reboot your computer into Safe Mode with Networking using the instructions for your version of Windows. When following the steps make sure you select Safe Mode with Networking rather than just Safe Mode. When the computer reboots into Safe Mode with Networking make sure you login with the username you normally use. When you are logged in continue with the rest of the steps.
Eko sometimes has a usable Uninstall entry that can be used to remove the software, let's try that first. To do this, click on the Start button and then select Control Panel. if you use Windows XP double-click on the Add or Remove Programs icon. If you use Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10 double-click on the Uninstall Program option.
Within the Add or Remove Programs or the Uninstall Program window, scroll through the list of programs and double-click on each of the entries listed in bold below to uninstall them if you see them. The entry name should be:
When you double-click on the entries to uninstall it, follow the default prompts and allow it to remove all files and all configurations related to this program.
Locate the site setup file name reason-core-security-setup.exe
on your computer. It should be in the download folder. If you cannot find it, you can download it again by clicking here
. Follow the onscreen setup instructions. The setup will install the software and run your first scan. The first scan should detected Eko on your computer as well as any other malware or virus threats that exists. Now remove them by clicking the Removed Checked
bot to eliminate all threats. Reason Core Security will now delete all of the files and registry entries and add them to the secure quarantine. When removing the files, Reason Core Security may require a reboot in order to remove some of them. If it displays a message stating that it needs to reboot, please allow it to do so. Once your computer has rebooted, and you are logged in, continue with the rest of the steps.
You can now close down Reason Core Security. If you elect to keep it, it will silently run in the background protecting your computer from any reinfections of Eko as well as all viruses, Trojans, worms, malware and adware.
If your computer is still in Safe Mode with Networking, you can reboot your computer back to normal mode. Once your computer is rebooted and you are back at the desktop, you can proceed with the rest of the instructions.
This is a self-help guide. Use at your own risk.
virus-removal-instructions.com can not be held responsible for problems that may occur by using this information. If you would like help with any of these fixes, you can ask for malware removal assistance in many of the online forums.