How to remove Centurylink.net

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What is Centurylink.net?

Centurylink.net may take over your browser in case of infection with browser hijacker. First of all, it aims to make you visit affiliate sites and generate pay-per-click revenue in this way. To do this, browser hijacker causes redirects, displays advertisements, and sets shady search provider. The most of its search results are altered and filled with links to commercial sites. By the way, it’s not easy to remove because the hijacker installs extra files which pose a challenge for users who want to get rid of this potentially unwanted program easily. You may find here some helpful methods to completely remove Centurylink.net from your browser.

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How to remove Centurylink.net?

To make sure that the hijacker won’t appear again, you need to delete Centurylink.net completely. For this, you need to remove the application from the Control Panel and then check the drives for such leftovers as Centurylink.net files and registry entries. We should warn you that performing some of the steps may require above-average skills, so if you don’t feel experienced enough, you may apply to the automatic removal tool.

Performing an antimalware scan with Spy Hunter Removal Tool would automatically search out and delete all elements related to Centurylink.net. It is not only the easiest way to eliminate Centurylink.net, but also the safest and most assuring one.

Download Removal Tool

Combo Cleaner Antivirus is a well-established tool for Mac users which is able to completely remove Centurylink.net and all related files from your computer. Another important advantage of the program is an up-to-date database of computer threats which is perfect to protect your computer in case of a new malware attack.

Download Combo Cleaner Antivirus (Mac)

Uninstall Centurylink.net from Control Panel

As it was stated before, more likely that the hijacker appeared on your system brought by other software. So, to get rid of Centurylink.net you need to call to memory what you have installed recently.

How to remove Centurylink.net from Mac

  1. Open a Finder window
  2. Click Applications line on the sidebar
  3. Select the application related to Centurylink.net right-click it and choose Move to Trash

How to remove Centurylink.net from Windows XP

  1. Click the Start button and open Control Panel
  2. Go to Add or Remove Programs
  3. Find the application related to Centurylink.net and click Uninstall

How to remove Centurylink.net from Windows 7/Vista

  1. Click the Start button and open Control Panel
  2. Go to Uninstall Program
  3. Find the application related to Centurylink.net and click Uninstall

How to remove Centurylink.net from Windows 8/8.1

  1. Right-click the menu icon in left bottom corner
  2. Choose Control Panel
  3. Select the Uninstall Program line
  4. Uninstall the application related to Centurylink.net

How to remove Centurylink.net from Windows 10

  1. Press Win+X to open Windows Power menu
  2. Click Control Panel
  3. Choose Uninstall a Program
  4. Select the application related to Centurylink.net and remove it

noteIf you experience problems with removing Centurylink.net from Control Panel: there is no such title on the list, or you receive an error preventing you from deleting the application, see the article dedicated to this issue.
Read what to do if program won’t uninstall from Control Panel


Remove Centurylink.net from browsers

How to unlock Windows Group Policies

Before you will started to remove Centurylink.net from browser you should perform following instructions in Command Prompt
This step is necessary to delete Windows Group Policies created by Centurylink.net
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  1. Start Command Prompt as Administrator
  2. To do this in Windows 10/8 or Windows 7 click Start and in the search box type cmd. Right-click on the found result and choose Run as Administrator.
  3. While in command prompt type:
    rd /S /Q "%WinDir%\System32\GroupPolicyUsers"
  4. Press Enter button.
  5. Then type:
    rd /S /Q "%WinDir%\System32\GroupPolicy"
  6. Press Enter button.
  7. Finally, type:
    gpupdate /force
  8. Press Enter button.

Since some of the hijacker threats use a disguise of a browser add-on, you will need to check the list of extensions/add-ons in your browser.

How to remove Centurylink.net from Safari

  1. Start Safari
  2. Click on Safari menu button, then go to the Extensions
  3. Delete Centurylink.net or other extensions that look suspicious and you don’t remember installing them

How to remove Centurylink.net from Google Chrome

  1. Start Google Chrome
  2. Click on More tools, then go to the Extensions
  3. Delete Centurylink.net or other extensions that look suspicious and you don’t remember installing them

How to remove Centurylink.net from Internet Explorer

  1. Launch Internet Explorer
  2. Click on the Tools/Gear icon, then select Manage Add-ons
  3. Delete Centurylink.net or other extensions that look suspicious and you don’t remember installing them

How to remove Centurylink.net from Mozilla Firefox

  1. Start Mozilla Firefox
  2. Click on the right-upper corner button
  3. Click Add-ons, then go to Extensions
  4. Delete Centurylink.net or other extensions that look suspicious and you don’t remember installing them

How to remove Centurylink.net from Microsoft Edge

  1. Start Microsoft Edge
  2. Click the three-dot button in the upper right corner
  3. Choose Extensions
  4. Click the gear icon near Centurylink.net or other extensions that look suspicious and you don’t remember installing them
  5. Choose Remove

Reset your browsers

How to reset settings in Google Chrome

  1. Click on the icon in the right-upper corner
  2. Choose Settings
  3. Click Advanced settings
  4. Click the Reset button
  5. In “reset” window click the Reset button

How to reset settings in Mozilla Firefox

  1. Click the icon in the upper right corner
  2. Choose Help
  3. Select Troubleshooting Information
  4. Click the Refresh Firefox… button

How to reset settings in Internet Explorer

  1. Click on the Tools button
  2. Go to Internet options
  3. Go to the Advanced tab
  4. Click Reset

How to reset settings in Microsoft Edge

  1. Start Microsoft Edge
  2. Click the three-dot button in the upper right corner
  3. Choose Settings
  4. Under the Clear browsing data category select Choose what to clear
  5. Select everything and click Clear

If the above-mentioned methods didn’t help in eliminating the threat, then it’s better to rely on an automatic way of deleting Centurylink.net.

Download Removal Tool

We also recommend to download and use Spy Hunter to scan the system after Centurylink.net removal to make sure that it is completely gone. The antimalware application will detect any vicious components left among system files and registry entries that can recover Centurylink.net.

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