Pectit.info is a browser hijacker that tries to redirect you to sponsored websites. It’s one of those annoying potentially unwanted programs that gets into your system via free software and messes with your browser’s settings. If you are not careful when you install freeware, you might just end up with this hijacker. We should note, however, that hijackers are not malicious computer viruses. They do not aim to harm your computer but that does not mean that they will not expose you to danger. Those redirects that it causes could lead you to possibly dangerous websites where malware is just waiting for an opportunity to enter your computer. You need to make sure that you delete Pectit.info and leave no leftovers behind.
You must have allowed Pectit.info to enter when you installed freeware. This is not uncommon and many developers take advantage of the fact that users carelessly install programs. Items like Pectit.info are attached to free software and can install alongside it if you do not prevent it. The only way to prevent it is to deselect them. And you cannot do that in Default settings because they will not even show you that something is attached. So what you need to do is choose Advanced (Custom) settings. You can then deselect all added items and prevent them from installing this way. This is much easier and less time-consuming than it would be to uninstall Pectit.info.
You will notice that your browser’s settings have been changed. Pectit.info suddenly became your homepage and new tabs. This means that every time you open your browser (be it Internet Explorer, Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox) you will be directed to Pectit.info. The only way to undo the setting changes would be to delete it from your computer and then manually change the settings back to what they were. The provided search engine seemingly generates results via Yahoo but if you inspect closer, you will realize that it says Pectit.info Yahoo. This means that this hijacker will insert sponsored websites into the results so that it can redirect you to those sponsored web pages. That is the main purpose of Pectit.info, to generate pay-per-click revenue for those websites. The thing about redirects is that you might be forced to enter a malicious site and accidentally download malware. So as to not to put your computer in danger, we suggest you make sure you uninstall Pectit.info.
A simple removal tool for Pectit.info virus:
Pectit.info virus removal instructions
First, install GridinSoft Trojan Killer Portable on your computer.
Open the program and choose the type of scan you want to run (Recommended Full):
Wait few minutes untill scanning process is over:
Click on “Cure PC!” button to delete Pectit.info virus:
STEP 4 (Optional)
Use the reset browser settings tool of Trojan Killer Portable. It will return your browser to a normal state in case of infection. Return to main screen and open Reset Browser menu:
STEP 5 (Optional)
Choose the options you’d like to return to its default state and press Reset:
We hope this simple removal guide and out tool helped you to deal with Pectit.info virus and removed it completely from your computer. If it didn’t, or if you have any questions you can leave a comment below or contact out Support team.