How to remove navigation.iwatchavi.com

What is navigation.iwatchavi.com?

When it comes to a choice of the main search engine for a browser, many users prefer to utilize time proven domains. Nevertheless some people tend to try something new and give a chance to unknown sources, which may lead to getting a browser hijacker instead. Browser hijacker is the type of malware that makes certain changes in browser settings: it replaces the home and new tab pages and alters the default search engine. When this new search is used, it becomes vivid that instead of providing relevant results, the domain promotes some third-party pages that mostly don’t have any valuable content and sometimes even distribute malware. After this is revealed and you want to change the settings back, you may find out that they are blocked. So, you will have to bear with the hijacker until you manage to remove navigation.iwatchavi.com completely.

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How navigation.iwatchavi.com got installed on your computer?

As a rule, navigation.iwatchavi.com is distributed via the method that is called ‘bundling’. The technique is aimed for stealth installation behind the backs of usual applications, to which the hijacker is attached. This process can be prevented but only if a user performs installations carefully. That means that you should forget about Default or Recommended installations and go for Custom or Advanced one. Afterwards, look for the step where the elements of installation are enlisted and deselect these that look suspicious.

Symptoms of navigation.iwatchavi.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 navigation.iwatchavi.com?

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


Steps of navigation.iwatchavi.com manual removal

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

How to remove navigation.iwatchavi.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 navigation.iwatchavi.com and click Uninstall

How to remove navigation.iwatchavi.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 navigation.iwatchavi.com and click Uninstall

How to remove navigation.iwatchavi.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 navigation.iwatchavi.com

How to remove navigation.iwatchavi.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 navigation.iwatchavi.com and remove it

noteIf you experience problems with removing navigation.iwatchavi.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 navigation.iwatchavi.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 navigation.iwatchavi.com from Google Chrome

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

How to remove navigation.iwatchavi.com from Internet Explorer

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

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

How to remove navigation.iwatchavi.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 navigation.iwatchavi.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

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