How to remove Incosic.com redirect

What is Incosic.com?

Incosic.com is a page that was classified as a browser hijacker for certain grounds and thus poses a danger to your system. The main reason to designate the page as a malware is that its operational mechanism is designed to promote third party sites in exchange for revenue. When a user initiates a search on the page, the hijacker will substitute the relevant results with the links to sponsors’ sources. And that wouldn’t that bad if the sites had valuable information; instead they usually promote other commercial sites or infected domains, which indirectly makes incosic.com hazardous. The search engine is also difficult to deal with because it appears out of nowhere and blocks other search domains, so users would be unable to make usual search queries until they manage to remove Incosic.com hijacker.

Incosic.com page

How Incosic.com got installed on your computer?

Infection with Incosic.com usually happens when one installs freeware without proper regard. Installing a bundled malware is a common thing, so you need to know how to distinguish such downloads in order to keep your system safe. The frequent mistake that users make is rushing through the installation process and selecting Default settings to save time. Instead we recommend to choose Advanced mode and to carefully read the information presented on installation screens. On one of these steps you will find information about all components that are presented in the setup and will be able to deselect them.

Symptoms of Incosic.com 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 Incosic.com?

To make sure that the hijacker won’t appear again, you need to delete Incosic.com completely. For this you need to remove the application from the Control Panel and then check the drives for such leftovers as Incosic.com 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 Incosic.com. It is not only the easiest way to eliminate Incosic.com, but also the safest and most assuring one.


Steps of Incosic.com manual removal

Uninstall Incosic.com 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 Incosic.com you need to call to memory what you have installed recently.

How to remove Incosic.com 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 Incosic.com and click Uninstall

How to remove Incosic.com from Windows 7/Vista

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

How to remove Incosic.com 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 Incosic.com

How to remove Incosic.com 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 Incosic.com and remove it

noteIf you experience problems with removing Incosic.com 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 Incosic.com 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 Incosic.com from Google Chrome

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

How to remove Incosic.com from Internet Explorer

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

How to remove Incosic.com 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 Incosic.com or other extensions that look suspicious and you don’t remember installing them

How to remove Incosic.com 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 Incosic.com 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

Delete files and registry entries added by Incosic.com

Sometimes removal via Control Panel is not enough since the built-in application can leave some files that shortly will restore the hijacker. So, you need to find all of the following items and delete them

Remove Incosic.com files and folders:

%appdata%\Incosic
http_www.Incosic.com_0.localstorage
http_www.Incosic.com_0.localstorage-journal

Remove Incosic.com registry entries:

SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\IncosicSoftware
SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\LowRegistry\DOMStorage\Incosic.com
Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\DOMStorage\Incosic.com
SOFTWARE\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\AppContainer\Storage\microsoft.microsoftedge_8wekyb3d8bbwe\Children\001\Internet Explorer\DOMStorage\Incosic.com
SOFTWARE\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\AppContainer\Storage\microsoft.microsoftedge_8wekyb3d8bbwe\Children\001\Internet Explorer\EdpDomStorage\Incosic.com

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