How to remove Engine.spotcenered.info redirect

What is Engine.spotcenered.info?

Engine.spotcenered.info is a page indicative of malware infection. A user who has a malware on the computer may be redirected to the source from time to time. The page itself is almost blank and contains the links that show the general topics that may interest the majority of the people. However, it’s better to avoid clicking them, as the source serves as a conduit between a victim and third-party sources filled with uninformative content and ads. Alongside with the intrusiveness that constant redirections bring, some victims noted that other malware appeared after some time of having this redirection virus on their browsers. That’s why we appeal not to postpone and to remove Engine.spotcenered.info immediately.

Engine.spotcenered.info page

How Engine.spotcenered.info got installed on your computer?

Such threats as redirect viruses travel mostly with the help of a technique that is known as ‘bundling’. This method roots from and agreement between a small software developing company and malware creators – the hazardous application is put into a usual setup in return for fee. So, when uses who don’t suspect anything dangerous perform such an installation, they also get a malware. To avoid infections in this case, you need to change the setup mode to Advance (Custom) and then deselect the elements that look dangerous.

Symptoms of Engine.spotcenered.info infection

  • First and the most striking proof of having a browser hijacker is change of the main page. Usually it is a search engine page that is designed so that user would believe in its legitimacy.
  • Generally, hijackers cause redirections when user makes a search query on its page or tries to reach a blocked site (usually another search engine or anti-malware sites)
  • Another indicator of hijacker infection is appearance of new programs, toolbars and browser extensions that you don’t remember installing and processes in start-up queue.
  • Also, you may notice the significant slowdown in the system operating, since running of the applications required for malware activity may consume a lot of CPU.
  • Besides, hijacker infection may as well negatively affect the speed of Internet connection.

How to remove Engine.spotcenered.info?

To make sure that the hijacker won’t appear again, you need to delete Engine.spotcenered.info completely. For this you need to remove the application from the Control Panel and then check the drives for such leftovers as Engine.spotcenered.info 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 automatic removal tool.

Download Norton

Performing an antimalware scan with Norton would automatically search out and delete all elements related to Engine.spotcenered.info. It is not only the easiest way to eliminate Engine.spotcenered.info, but also the safest and most assuring one.


Steps of Engine.spotcenered.info manual removal

Uninstall Engine.spotcenered.info 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 Engine.spotcenered.info you need to call to memory what you have installed recently.

How to remove Engine.spotcenered.info 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 Engine.spotcenered.info and click Uninstall

How to remove Engine.spotcenered.info from Windows 7/Vista

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

How to remove Engine.spotcenered.info 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 Engine.spotcenered.info

How to remove Engine.spotcenered.info 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 Engine.spotcenered.info and remove it

noteIf you experience problems with removing Engine.spotcenered.info 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 Engine.spotcenered.info from browsers

Since some of 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 Engine.spotcenered.info from Google Chrome

  1. Start Google Chrome
  2. Click on Tools, then go to the Extensions
  3. Delete Engine.spotcenered.info or other extensions that look suspicious and you don’t remember installing them

How to remove Engine.spotcenered.info from Internet Explorer

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

How to remove Engine.spotcenered.info 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 Engine.spotcenered.info or other extensions that look suspicious and you don’t remember installing them

How to remove Engine.spotcenered.info 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 Engine.spotcenered.info 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 Show advanced settings
  4. Click the Reset Settings 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 Reset 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 Engine.spotcenered.info.

Download Norton

We also recommend to download and use Norton to scan the system after Engine.spotcenered.info 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 Engine.spotcenered.info.

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