Remove Contenko Hijacker

Is your computer infected by Contenko Hijacker? Are you curious as how to fix this problem? This article outlines step by step instructions to remove this browser hijacker.

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Disable Extension

Contenko Hijacker extension makes your web browser vulnerable to security risks. Disable it from different web browsers:

Google Chrome:
Click Wrench | Tools | Extensions.

Mozilla Firefox:
Click Firefox button and then Add-Ons.

Delete Malicious Page from Startup Pages

Startup Pages is a list of web pages that load every time a web browser is opened. Check for the entry of Contenko Hijacker in the startup pages and delete it.

Google Chrome:

  • Click the Wrench icon.
  • Select Settings.
  • You'll see a heading called "On Startup".
  • Select "Open a specific page or set of pages" option.
  • Click "Set pages".
  • Click the Delete (X) icon next to the page entry of Contenko Hijacker.
  • Click OK and restart your browser.

Mozilla Firefox:

  • Press Alt key to show the menu bar.
  • Click Tools menu, select Options.
  • Click the General tab.
  • Delete the existing value of "Home Page" textbox.
  • Select "Show a blank page" from"When Firefox starts" drop down box.
  • Click OK button and restart the browser.

Clean-Out the Registry

This is a very essential task. In order to remove Contenko Hijacker clean-out malicious entries from the Registry.

Delete Integrated Malicious Search Engine

A Search Engine entry can be found in your web browser. Delete it to remove Contenko Hijacker.

Google Chrome:

  • Click Wrench | Settings.
  • In the Search category, select "Google" as the default Search Engine.
  • Click "Manage Search Engines" button.
  • You'll get list of all Search Engines integrated within web browsers.
  • Click Delete (X) icon next to hijacker search engine entry. You'll find it in "Other Search Engines" category.
  • Click Done button and restart the browser.

Mozilla Firefox:

  • Type "about:config" in the Address Bar.
  • Press ENTER.
  • Please confirm it when you're asked to do so.
  • Search for "Contenko" entry in the listbox.
  • Right click it, select "Reset" only entries containing browser.newtab and

Delete Temporary Folder Contents

Empty the temporary folders. They may contain malicious files and contents. Following is the list of temporary folders:

  • C:\Windows\Temp
  • C:\Users\{UserName}\AppData\Local\Temp
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