What is Vosteran.com

Vosteran.com by VosteranSearch.com is browser hijacker that originates from Israel, and can hijack in 3 major browsers (Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer). In particular, Vosteran.com replaces default search and homepage of all your browsers to vosteran.com. And in some case it hijacks browsers shortcuts. So, even if you remove Vosteran from Control Panel and extensions from browsers these settings will remain unchanged. Vosteran search then redirects to yahoo.com, and possibly it is affiliate of Yahoo. But search results may contain extra unwanted advertising and we recommend you to remove Vosteran.com.

vosteran.com search

How Vosteran.com infected your PC

Vosteran could be installed along with other software installation. Today such freeware + adware “bundle” is usual thing. Even such big products like Java or Adobe bundle their products updates with some search or adware. Vosteran.com is usually bundled with downloaders of download.com, soft32.com or some free tools advertised in Google Adsense. During installation of some program you can get an optional offer to install Vosteran.com as your default search engine and homepage. If you does not decline such offer, or uncheck certain checkboxes, your PC is infected with Vosteran.com search.

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Remove Vosteran.com manually for free

Here is manual step-by-step tutorial for full Vosteran.com removal from your computer. This works 99% and was checked with the latest versions of Vosteran.com installer on operating systems with latest updates and browser versions.

Remove Vosteran.com from Control Panel

To start removing Vosteran.com you should uninstall WSE_Vosteran or Vosteran entry using Control Panel. It should uninstall correctly, however, we recommend you to use IObit Uninstaller to clean leftover items after uninstalling. Here are instructions for Windows XP, Windows 7 and Windows 8.

Remove Vosteran from Windows XP:

  1. Click on Start button.
  2. Choose Control Panel.
  3. Click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find Vosteran or WSE_Vosteran.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Remove Vosteran.com from Windows 7:

  1. Click Start button.
  2. Then go to Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a Program.
  4. Find Vosteran or WSE_Vosteran and click Uninstall.

Remove Vosteran.com from Windows 8:

  1. Hover mouse pointer to the bottom-right corner to see Menu.
  2. Click Search.
  3. After that click Apps.
  4. Then Control Panel.
  5. Click Uninstall a Program under Programs.
  6. Find Vosteran or WSE_Vosteran, click Uninstall.

Cannot uninstall Vosteran.com

In some cases Vosteran.com won’t uninstall and gives you message that “You do not have sufficient access to uninstall Vosteran.com. Please, contact your system administrator” when you try to remove it from Control Panel or “Access denied” error when removing Vosteran.com folder and files. This happens, because process vosteran.exe or service VosteranSvc does not allow you to do it. In this case I will recommend you to use SpyHunter 5 or Malwarebytes or uninstall Vosteran.com in Safe Mode. To boot in Safe Mode do the following:

  1. Reboot your computer.
  2. While it starts booting press F8 button.
  3. This will open Advanced Boot Options menu.
  4. Choose Safe Mode and wait until Windows loads.
  5. Go to Control Panel > Uninstall a program and remove Vosteran.com

>> See detailed instructions and video tutorial on how to boot in Safe Mode

Remove Vosteran.com add-on from your browsers

Uninstalling Vosteran from Control Panel often does not bring desired effect. It sometimes have browser extension and it may still be active in Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. Here are instructions on how to remove Vosteran.com extension from your browsers manually.

Google Chrome:

  1. Start Google Chrome browser
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) chrome://extensions/.
  3. Find Vosteran extension.
  4. Click the trash can icon to remove it.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Start Mozilla Firefox browser.
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) about:addons.
  3. Choose Vosteran extension.
  4. Click Disable or Remove button.

Internet Explorer (9, 10, 11):

Note: There is no feature to remove browser extensions from browser in latest version of Internet Explorer. To remove Vosteran from Internet Explorer extensions, please, perform instructions for uninstalling program from Control Panel. To disable Vosteran.com, please, do the following:

  1. Open Internet Explorer.
  2. Click on gear/asterisk icon in the top-right corner.
  3. In opened menu Manage Add-ons.
  4. Select Toolbars and Extensions.
  5. Click Disable Vosteran.

Opera Browser:

Generally, Vosteran.com does not install in Opera browser however you can always double check. Do the following:

  1. Start Opera browser.
  2. Go to Tools > Extensions > Manage Extensions.
  3. Find Vosteran extension.
  4. Click Uninstall button.

Reset browsers settings (homepage, default search)

Vosteran.com installs along with search engine that hijacks your browsers. Here is instruction to reset your browsers homepage, newtab and search engine to default values.

Google Chrome:

  1. Start Google Chrome browser
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) chrome://settings/.
  3. Scroll down and find Show advanced settings link.
  4. Click on it and scroll down to the bottom again.
  5. Click Reset browser settings button and click Reset to confirm.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Start Mozilla Firefox browser.
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) about:support.
  3. Click Reset Firefox… button.
  4. Click Reset Firefox to confirm.

Internet Explorer (9, 10, 11):

  1. Start Internet Explorer.
  2. Click on gear/asterisk icon in the top-right corner.
  3. In opened menu choose Internet options.
  4. Click Advanced tab.
  5. Click Reset button.
  6. Choose Delete personal settings and click Reset.

Opera Browser:

  1. Close Opera and open command prompt from the start menu.
  2. Type following command del %AppData%\Opera\Opera\operaprefs.ini
  3. Start Opera.

Remove following files and folders

Vosteran files:


Vosteran folders:

C:\Program Files\WSE_Vosteran
C:\Users\{your username}\AppData\Local\Vosteran\

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Cleaning browsers shortcuts

shortcut cleaner You can clean your browser shortcuts manually right-clicking on your browser icon, choosing “Properties” and removing hijacker address from “Target” field (leave just the path to your browser). However it is easier to use free Shortcut Cleaner from BleepingComputer. Download it here – its FREE:

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Final tips

Be careful surfing the internet and downloading software, as programs like Vosteran may become a real headache as they are hard to remove and break your privacy. To keep safe from such threats we recommend you always use antivirus and one of antimalware programs available on the market. One of the best anti-spyware and antimalware programs is SpyHunter 5. It can protect your PC from threats like Vosteran.com.

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