How to remove Xtconnect.com (Airfind)

What is Xtconnect.com?

Xtconnect.com is another copy of relatively known browser virus called Airfind. Xtconnect has the same features, like other Airfind mirrors. Firstly, Xtconnect.com changes default search engine by own one, but unlike others hijackers, it targets mostly mobile devices. Then it starts to analyze statistical data about user preferences, by collecting information about visited sites and overall time, which user spend browsing. Also, browser virus shares users personal data with unknown companies. In result, when Xtconnect.com get enough data about the user – it starts to show tons of advertisement to users on their internet browsers. Xtconnect.com homepage usually has several links on ‘free’ games, popular sites, classifieds etc. We think, that all these links redirect users to an app or extensions installers and on sites with ads and malware. Remove Xtconnect.com from your browser straight now.

Xtconnect.com

How Xtconnect.com gets on your PC?

Xtconnect.com distributes through malicious extensions, apps and by mail attachments. When you install different software, be careful: some installers have inconspicuous items, where additional options hidden from the user. These options may have automatical permission for Xtconnect.com implementation. You should turn off all such options. Check your safety and use newest antimalware programs.

How to remove Xtconnect.com from your computer?

To uninstall Xtconnect.com remove it from Control Panel, then delete all files and registry keys.

According to our tests, there are 3 products able to remove Xtconnect.com. Please, use them to remove all files, folders and registry entries related to Xtconnect.com.

Recommended Solution:

SpyHunter 4 – fully removes all instances of Xtconnect.com – files, folders, registry keys.

 

Download SpyHunter 5

Alternative Solutions:

1. Plumbytes Anti-Malware – detects files, registry values and folders of Xtconnect.com.

 

Download Plumbytes Anti-Malware
 

2. Malwarebytes Antimalware – finds Xtconnect.com – can clean up leftover items after removal.

 

Download MalwareBytes Antimalware

 

Or uninstall Xtconnect.com manually.

Step 1: Remove Xtconnect.com from Control Panel

Windows XP:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Control Panel.
  3. Then click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find Xtconnect.com.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows XP.

Windows 7/Windows Vista:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Then Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a Program.
  4. Find Xtconnect.com and click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 7.

Windows 8/Windows 8.1:

  1. Open the Menu.
  2. Click Search.
  3. After that click Apps.
  4. Then Control Panel.
  5. Then as in Windows 7, click Uninstall a Program under Programs.
  6. Find Xtconnect.com, select it and click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 8 (8.1).

Windows 10:

  1. Click on the Start button (or press the Windows key) to open the Start menu, click on the Settings at the top.
  2. Click on App & features on the left menu.
  3. On the right side, locate Xtconnect.com and click it, then click on the Uninstall button.
  4. Click on Uninstall to confirm.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 10

Note: If you can’t find required program, sort programs by date in Control panel and search for last installed programs.

After that remove Xtconnect.com from your browser.

Step 2: Remove Xtconnect.com from browsers

Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Push Alt + F.
  3. Click Tools.
  4. Choose Extensions.
  5. Find Xtconnect.com.
  6. Click the trash can icon to remove it.

Learn more about removing extensions from Chrome.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Firefox.
  2. Push Shift + Ctrl + A.
  3. Choose Xtconnect.com.
  4. Click Disable or Remove button.

Learn more about removing extensions from Firefox.

Internet Explorer:

  1. Open IE.
  2. Push Alt + T.
  3. Click Manage Add-ons.
  4. Select Toolbars and Extensions.
  5. Click Disable Xtconnect.com.
  6. Click More information link in the left-bottom corner.
  7. Click Remove button.
  8. If this button is grayed out – perform alternative steps.

Learn more about removing extensions from IE.

Step 3: Resetting your browser search and homepage settings

Reset browser setting in Google Chrome:

  1. Click the Chrome menu (3 bar button) in the top right corner.
  2. Choose Settings.
  3. Click Show advanced settings.
  4. Go to Reset browser settings section.
  5. Click Reset browser settings.
  6. In the dialog that appears, click Reset.

Learn more about resetting browser settings in Google Chrome.

Reset browser setting in Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox.
  2. Go to Help.
  3. Go to Troubleshooting information.
  4. Click Reset Firefox… button.

Learn more about resetting browser settings in Mozilla Firefox.

Reset browser setting in Internet Explorer:

  1. Open Internet Explorer.
  2. Click on the cogwheel in the right upper corner.
  3. Click Internet options.
  4. Got to Advanced tab.
  5. Click Reset button.
  6. Put a tick near Delete personal settings checkbox.
  7. Click Reset button.

Learn more about resetting browser settings in Internet Explorer.

Step 4: Remove following files and folders of Xtconnect.com:

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