What is eTogether?

eTogether is delusive browser extension from Google Chrome browser. It earns on ads, pop-ups shown to the user and search affiliation. Actually, it is pair of add-ons: eTogether Start and Search by eTogether. First one replaces homepage and newtab settings to the page shown on the picture. Second one overrides search settings, and redirects all searches to match.searchalgo.com and then to search.yahoo.com. eTogether advertises itself as dating service, however its main website etogether.com is redirecting to various pornographic resources. This hijacker is harmful for your online security and privacy as it uses browsing data for own advertising purposes sharing it with third parties. In this tutorial we prepared instructions to remove eTogether from Chrome and other browsers and restore your default settings.

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How eTogether gets on your PC?

eToghether uses deceptive techniques to get installed on users computers. Add-ons of eTogether are placed in Chrome Web Store, however, main source of infection are bundled downloads. There is a lot of deceptive advertising and phishing sites that offer you to download various utilities. Adware and hijackers like eTogether are often bundled with free apps and hidden inside installation process. To avoid infecting with eTogether users need to pay attention to every step of installation of new programs. You cans also use one of the programs below to remove eTogether and protect your PC in future.

How to remove eTogether from your computer?

To uninstall eTogether remove it from Control Panel, then delete all files and regkeys.

In our view, there are 3 products that potentially have eTogether in their database. You can try to use them for removing eTogether.

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You can try both of these products to remove eTogether

Or uninstall eTogether manually.

Step 1: Remove eTogether from Control Panel

Windows XP:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Control Panel.
  3. Then click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find eTogether.
  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 eTogether 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 eTogether, 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 eTogether 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 eTogether from your browser.

Step 2: Remove eTogether from browsers

Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Push Alt + F.
  3. Click Tools.
  4. Choose Extensions.
  5. Find eTogether Start or Search by eTogether.
  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 eTogether Start or Search by eTogether.
  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 eTogether Start or Search by eTogether.
  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. Go 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 eTogether:

Remove following regitry entries:

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Information provided by: Alexey Abalmasov

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