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V9 (en.v9.com) Portal Site Controlled, How to Remove

Where Does V9 Portal Come from?

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Most PC users do not know why they suddenly get browser hijacker like V9 portal site permanently. The majority users said that the browser hijacker comes in without knowledge and permission while surfing the Internet. Actually, V9 portal site mainly spreads through the Internet and there must have been some unwitting behaviors that lead to V9 portal site’s control:

  1. Click on some pop-up ads randomly.
  2. Install some third-party programs, especially freeware and shareware, without checking out the sub-options to install.
  3. Install some web application, such as toolbar, extension, that has cooperative ties with V9 portal site.

As a matter of fact, V9 portal site can be captured by infections to worm into a computer. If you didn’t do any of the above listed things but to get the browser hijacker, you might be aware of the fact that your computer is compromised or vulnerable and the vulnerability/loophole has been taken advantage of. Keep reading to find out the potential dangers from V9 portal site (en.v9.com) and get solution offered by senior technician from VilmaTech Online Support finally.

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Potentially Dangerous V9 Portal Site

Definition: V9/ en.v9.com is not a virus at all like the rumors said. It is categorized as browser hijacker which belongs to PUP (potentially unwanted program). To be more specifically, the portal site is a product promotion tool to intercept traffic for:

  1. Directing traffic to its partners’ sites and getting commission.
  2. Making itself more popular and thus attracting business from advertisers.

To absorb as much traffic as possible from solo machine, V9/ en.v9.com has been endowed with BHO and JS techniques (tip: the two techniques are normal to be seen to use in building a web page; however, with some modifications, more/less functions will be achieved) to ensure automatic start so as to guarantee that PC users will use the portal site for surfing and to support the BHO technique, rendering certain that about the permanent appearance.

Due to the ability to direct traffic, hijack browsers, use JS techniques, V9/ en.v9.com becomes one of the major targets by infections in the wild with the intention to propagate rapidly and infiltrate into a machine more easily. What’s worse, there are thousands of browser hijackers doing the same work, it can be easily asserted that V9 portal is not strictly built and thus its bug alleviates the capture by infections. The consequence can not be good:

  1. BHO technique will help additional infections to settle deep into system configuration.
  2. JS technique will be utilized to record confidential information that has ever been typed on the Internet, such as bank account and password or log-in credentials.

Note: in sum, it is not advisable to keep V9 (en.v9.com) on a machine, if you want to be ad-free, potential-threat-free and enjoying perfect surfing. Since the portal site is not technically a virus, it is recommended to adopt manual method to remove V9 portal site completely and thoroughly. In the event that additional infections emerge to surface, you are welcome to either seek corresponding solution in virus reservoir or consult security assistance from VilmaTech Online Support.

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Follow up Steps to Remove V9 (en.v9.com) Portal Site

One – remove extensions/plug-ins created on the day when v9.com appeared: some items would be generated to the browser settings so as to help with permanent change.

Internet Explorer users to follow up

  1. Click on Tools menu to select “Manage add-ons” option.
  2. It is recommended to check for the extensions/plug-ins respectively in ‘Toolbars and Extensions’ and ‘Search Providers’.
  3. Remove the ones generated on the day when en.v9.com appeared.
    remove v9 portal site's extension on IE

 
Mozilla Firefox users to follow up

  1. Hit on Tools menu to select “Options” in the drop-down list.
  2. It is recommended to check for the extensions/plug-ins respectively in ‘Extension’ as well as ‘Plugins’ panel.
  3. Remove the ones generated on the day when en.v9.com appeared.
    remove v9 portal site's extension on Firefox

 
Google Chrome users to follow up

  1. See spanner icon on the upper right? Click on it to select “Tools”.
  2. Check for the extensions/plug-ins in ‘Extensions’.
  3. Remove the ones generated on the day when en.v9.com appeared.
    remove v9 portal site's extension on Chrome

 
Opera users to follow up

  1. Expand Opera menu to select “Extensions” from the drop-down list.
  2. Check for the extensions/plug-ins in “Manage Extensions”.
  3. Remove the ones generated on the day when en.v9.com appeared.
    remove v9 portal site's extension on Opera

 
Safari users to follow up

  1. Unfold Safari Menu to select “Preferences” options.
  2. Navigate to extensions tab and check for the extensions/plug-ins.
  3. Remove the ones generated on the day when en.v9.com appeared.
    remove v9 portal site's extension on Safari

 
 
Two – manage homepage and put on the desirable homepage rather than en.v9.com.

Internet Explorer users to follow up

  1. Select “Internet Options” from IE’s Tools men and then locate General tab.
  2. Type your desirable homepage URL in the blank.
  3. Click on “Use Current” button to restore homepage from v9 portal site.
    restore homepage from en.v9.com on IE

 
Mozilla Firefox users to follow up

  1. Select “Options” from Firefox’s Menu to locate General tab.
  2. Type your favorite homepage URL in ‘Home Page’.
  3. Click “Use Current Pages” button to restore homepage from v9 portal site.
    restore homepage from en.v9.com on Firefox

 
Google Chrome users to follow up

  1. Select “Settings” from the menu of the spanner icon.
  2. Locate Basic section on the left pane and type your favorite homepage URL in “Open this page” under ‘Home Page’.
  3. Press “OK” button to restore homepage from en.v9.com.
    restore homepage from en.v9.com on Chrome

 
Opera users to follow up

  1. Select “Settings” from Opera’s menu.
  2. Choose “Preference” and go to General tab.
  3. Locate “Home page” and set your desired search engine to replace v9 portal site.
    restore homepage from en.v9.com on Opera

 
Safari users to follow up

  1. Select “Preference” from Safari menu and navigate to its General tab.
  2. Type your favorite homepage URL in “Homepage”.
  3. Press Enter/Return key to restore homepage from v9 portal site.
    restore homepage from en.v9.com on Safari

 
 
Three – get en.v9.com’s accurate IP address and modify Hosts file accordingly.

Windows users to follow up

  1. Press down Win key and R key altogether to get a pop-up Run box.
  2. Put in “CMD” and hit Enter key, you will get a little black window.
  3. Type “ping en.v9.com” where a line/slash is flashing.
  4. Hit Enter key to get en.v9.com’s accurate IP address.
    ping v9.com to modify its hosts file
  5. Note it down and navigate to C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc.
  6. Click open Hosts file to paste the IP address to the last line.
  7. Finally click on “File” menu on the upper left corner and select “Save” option to modify Hosts file and stop v9 portal site from constantly hijacking.

 
Mac OS X users to follow up

  1. Click on Finder launchpad icon on the bottom of the screen to next select Utilities.
    access finder launchpad
  2. Then please click on Terminal to get a little black window.
    Access Terminal to modify hosts file and stop v9 portal site
  3. Type “ping en.v9.com” where a line/slash is flashing.
  4. Hit Enter/Return key to get en.v9.com’s accurate IP address.
  5. Note it down.
  6. Then use shift+command+g key combination to get the little black window.
  7. Type “etc” (/private/etc/hosts) and hit Enter/Return key.
  8. Please then click open Hosts file and paste the IP address to the last line.
  9. Save it to modify host file and stop v9 portal site from constantly hijacking.

 
 

V9 Portal Related Sites

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V9 Portal Site Control Scenario

  • Random ads might popup in the middle of the surfing section and they might increase in frequency.
  • Homepage will be replaced by v9 portal, default search engine will be changed to v9 and most of the new tab will be hijacked by en.v9.com.
  • Additional infections might be anticipated to bring in more junks and consume CPU considerably, leading to system instability, multiple running processes and a compromised machine.

 

V9 Portal Removal Tip: Complete Removal

As what has been made clear in the preceding paragraphs that v9 portal site (en.v9.com) can be captured by random infections. The longer you have v9 hijacker, the more likely you will be affected by additional virus. It is recommended to check the whole machine so as to make sure that no other suspicious item situated on the machine to give adverse impact. On the occurrence of unexpected situation and you cannot figure out the reason, please do not hesitate to start a live chat window for quick fix according to your concrete situation.

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V9 Portal Removal Tip: Defrag

It is recommended to do a defrag after removing v9 browser hijacker completely as test by VilmaTech Research Lab has found that some relates leftovers will be scattered in the local disk to take up internal resources unreasonably. This can drag down the overall PC performance and could give rise to error messages in the future when trying to install more applications/programs. To defrag disk, please follow the video below.

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