Remove Kyubey.exe – Virus

Remove Kyubey.exe – Virus
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Kyubey.exe Removal Fixing Browser Prevention

What is Kyubey.exe?

Also Known As: Kyubey.exe virus



Kyubey.exe is a malicious process related to malicious program. It possesses with all features which allow to classify it as browser hijacker. Kyubey.exe is bundled with other free applications, so if you would like to install some free software in the future please first check whether its installer offers you anything else that you do not need. Regretfully, very often users do not really pay much attention to all such important details, so they may easily permit malicious programs like to change their browsers settings. What is more dramatic is the fact that this unwanted program does not allow users to change these amended browser settings easily.


Kyubey.exe virus may be involved in operation of several nasty browser hijackers. As we have already mentioned above, the alternative name for this application is called. So, it is clear that the purpose of this program is to protect your infected home page from being modified by you back to its initial settings. Hence, no matter how many times you change your home page back to or some other decent start page, you will still have your browser hijacked.

By the way, and its Kyubey.exe process may be seen clearly when you open Task Manager. However, the point is that it will not be sufficient enough just to stop this malicious process. After you restart your computer next time, Kyubey.exe will keep doing its malicious job. The point is that this process is also related to a special service, which is set to be started automatically with each system startup.

Taking into consideration the above-said information, it is clear that Kyubey.exe process is extremely malicious. Additionally, you are being regularly spied over by hijacker until it is enabled in your PC. All your search queries submitted through it will be transferred to third parties for different illegal purposes to hackers. Hence, we suggest that you do not loiter but rather eliminate this hijacker completely from your system.

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STEP 1. Kyubey.exe removal guide

In this step we will use a removal tool that can locate and remove all kinds of threats from infected computers. Either its malicious programs, registry key, browser add-ons and extension, GridinSoft Anti-Malware can effectivly detect and remove this badware:

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Open the installation file and click “Yes” in the User access control window to continue:

The installation is very simple, click “Install” button and GridinSoft Anti-Malware will install itself in a default folder. You can choose custom folder and check the creation of desktop icon:

Open GridinSoft Anti-malware from the icon on the desktop by double-clicking it or “Start” menu:

Scan computer for Kyubey.exe related files

Go to the “Scan” tab and choose “Quick scan” or “Full scan“. It is advised to make full scan, but due to possible performance issues you can first run quick, to save some time. During the scan you will see what items GridinSoft Anti-malware located inside of your computer:

When the scan is over, GridinSoft Anti-Malware will show you the results with all detected items in the list. You can browse through it to choose what to do with particular item or choose the “Apply to all” function. Click the “Fix Now” button to apply action to detected items:

(OPTIONAL)To remove traces of some adware\malware\browser hijackers it is advised to Reset your browser settings. GridinSoft Anti-Malware allows you to do that with flexible options.

STEP 2. Using GridinSoft Anti-Malware to fix your browser

GridinSoft Anti-Malware has an effective utility called “Reset browser settings“. It is able to reset some of your browser option to its original state. Therefore, if some malicious program, adware or browser hijacker changes your browser settings, this tool can fix this in no time:

Open GridinSoft Anti-Malware – go to “Tools” tab – press “Reset browser settings

Check the options that you need in the “Reset browser settings” window. In the first column you need to choose your infected browser. (Supports all popular browsers). As for “Process” column we advise you to choose Start Page, Shortcuts, Search engines, Cache, Cookies (look for screen below). These settings will be changed to default and save most of the information you need in your browser:

Some malware and adware program may be installed very deep in your browser. In this case, we advise choose more efficient set of options. Check the following options in the “Process” column: “Start Page“, “Shortcuts“, “Search engines“, “Cache“, “Cookies” + “Addons” and “Policies” (screen below):

STEP 3. Protect your computer from Kyubey.exe reinfection

Removing viruses and malicious programs is one thing. The best practice in protection is to not get infected in the first place. To achieve that you must use reliable protection tool and follow simple rules or recommended advices to avoid infections completely. Here is the list of these tips:

  • Watch out for spam emails and attachments. A lot of cyber criminals and malware spreaders are using email spam messaging. Most of these messages have attachment files that can be dangerous to open. We advice to skip suspicious files, don’t even download them on your computer.

  • Adverts and redirect page. Some websites showing ads and pop-up on their pages. Along with this adware programs may generate various adverts on your computer. Clicking on them is very dangerous and leads to unexpected consequences.

  • Don’t open suspicious links and websites. Hackers and scammer are often creating websites of their own where they can do whatever they want. You can download only malware and unwanted programs from such pages.

  • Pay attention to what you install. If you have downloaded any program from suspicious website or anywhere else – always read all instruction and don’t click “Next” all the time.

  • Use protection tools. No matter how hard you try, some sneaky malware may break through all your defences. In this case you should always keep an anti-malware protection online on your computer. GridinSoft Anti-Malware has On-Run Protection feature. It is designed to keep this kind of malware from your computer. To activate this feature go to “Protect” tab and press “Start” button to the right. The label will show you “ON“, which means that On-Run protection is online.

Anti-Malware GridinSoft On-Run Protection Screen

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