Remove Navigation.iwatchavi.com Redirect Virus – Best Removal Guide

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I frequently see all sorts of questions from users asking what to do when their PCs are infected by a virus called Navigation.iwatchavi.com in Google help forum or other forum and Q&A sites. Here, a case from a user who is seeking help online.

Hello, I recently downloaded a game from a potentially shady website. Now I doubt that my PC got a virus. My startup page is always redirected to a site called http://navigation.iwatchavi.com/ whenever I open my Chrome. I change my startup page and uninstall any suspicious programs from my Control Panel. But it didn’t work. It comes back again after I reboot my computer. Does anyone have any ideas how to get rid of this nasty website?

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What is Navigation.iwatchavi.com?

 

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Navigation.iwatchavi.com is classified as a browser hijacker that usually gets into the target computer bundled with freeware, spam emails, malicious links or website, etc. Once invaded successfully, it will keep displaying endless pop-up ads on your webpage no matter you want them or not. Moreover, this virus can quickly change your browser settings and block you entering the legitimate website. Worse still, it replaces your default homepage and startup page with http://navigation.iwatchavi.com/ without your knowledge and consent which is hard to restore by simple manual way. On the other hand, don’t be foolish to think that you can get a relevant search result by this site. On the contrary, it shows you numerous pop-up ads on the top position of your page. If you don’t take a quick action to get rid of it from computer, it will make a lot of trouble as long as you browse the web no matter what browsers you use, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer and more. In short, it has the ability to fully control and destroy your web browsers.


 

spywareLeaving Navigation.iwatchavi.com on PC may cause a potential risk to your PC. Now your default homepage and startup page have changed to this suspicious http://navigation.iwatchavi.com/. Every time you surf the internet, you may be redirected to malicious sites including porn site, phishing site, unsafe commercial advertisement site, etc. Baleful websites often distribute virus, adware, spyware, Trojans or other malicious programs. Visiting these websites may introduce more malware into your system and also may put your personal information at a high risk. You should know that phishing website is specially designed to steal users’ sensitive data including password, credit card details or other important data. Whether these potential risks are enough to make you decide to eliminate the redirect virus quickly from your PC?


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The obvious characteristic of infecting Navigation.iwatchavi.com is that there are lots of annoying pop up ads displaying on the webpage you visit. Most of the pop-ups are fake Flash Player and browser update notifications or computer security alerts. In reality, the true purpose of this browser hijacker is to tempt you to download its rogue software rather than really helping you repair your Windows errors. You should be very careful when seeing these fake update messages windows. Besides, Navigation.iwatchavi.com is capable of creating a lot of malicious registry entries or files to slow down your browsing speed, computer performance even mess up your entire system. Thus, it easily leads to a high CPU consumption. If so, don’t expect you can surf the internet as usual. You should know that all of these fake pop-up ads are generated by Navigation.iwatchavi.com. The only way to stop them popping up is to get rid of this browser hijacker.

fake Windows Repair tool generated by Navigation.iwatchavi.com

Fake update notification powered by Navigation.iwatchavi.com


 

Malware is everywhere and is out to get you. It is really a frustrating and sad thing. If you don’t want to be a victim of Navigation.iwatchavi.com, you should be very careful when browsing the web. As mentioned earlier, Navigation.iwatchavi.com comes into the computer mainly bundled with freeware. Therefore, it requires that you should download any free software only from official website instead of other unknown or unsafe websites. Furthermore, you also need to pay more attention to the installation process when installing the freeware. Computer experts always suggest selecting Advanced or Custom installation since either of the to options will help you check whether the chosen software carries other unwanted programs or not. If you find any unknown programs hidden within Advanced or Custom installation, just uncheck them before clicking Next button. Thus, you can effectively avoid installing many additionally malicious programs on computer through the several simple steps.

Overview of Navigation.iwatchavi.com

 

Type Browser Hijacker

Damage Level

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Affected Windows Windows7, Vista, XP, 8, 8.1, 10.
Spreading Route 1) Bundled with free downloads (The most common way)

2) Spam e-mail attachments

3) P2P files sharing, torrent files

4) Suspicious sponsored links & pop-up.

Similar Threats  Tradeadexchange.com   Hotwebfree.com
Potential Risks Redirect you to http://navigation.iwatchavi.com/

Crop up fake software & browser update notification windows

Drop lots of unwanted programs to your PC

Create malicious registry entries & files

Slow PC speed

Cause a high CPU consumption

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Navigation.iwatchavi.com Removal Guide (Manual Method)

 

Note: If you think you are good at dealing with computer problem, you can try the manual removal method listed below to eliminate Navigation.iwatchavi.com redirect virus.

 

Step1. Uninstall Navigation.iwatchavi.com and other unwanted programs from Control Panel.

Step2. Delete Navigation.iwatchavi.com related files & folders from your computer.

Step3. Remove Navigation.iwatchavi.com plug-in, add-on, extension from Chrome/Firefox/IE.

Step4. Remove Navigation.iwatchavi.com homepage from Chrome/Firefox/IE.

Step5. Fix your browser shortcut target.

Step6. Reset your Chrome/Firefox/IE to default settings.

 

Step1. Uninstall Navigation.iwatchavi.com and other unwanted programs from Control Panel.

You can try uninstalling any unwanted programs under “Under a program”/”Add/Remove Programs” in the “Control Panel.” See the detailed removal steps listed below.

For Windows 7/Vista user

  • Click Windows Start menu and then select Control Panel from the list.

Control Panel - Windows 7

  • In the opened window, click Uninstall a program under Programs category.

Uninstall a program

  • Look for Navigation.iwatchavi.com and any unwanted programs from the currently installed programs and then click Uninstall to remove them.

Uninstall suspicious programs from Windows 7

 

 

For Windows XP user

  • Click Windows Start menu and then select Control Pane from the list.

Control Panel - Windows XP

  • In the opened window, select Add or Remove Programs from the category.

Add or Remove Programs

  • Search for any suspicious programs in the list of installed programs and then click Change/Remove button to uninstall them.

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For Windows 8 user

  • Right-click Windows Start (at the lower left corner of your screen) and then select Control Panel from the drop down menu.

Control Panel

  • Click Uninstall a program under Programs category.

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  • Look for any unwanted programs from the currently installed programs and then click Uninstall to wipe out them.

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Step2. Delete Navigation.iwatchavi.com related files & folders from your computer.

 

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%AppData%

%ProgramData%

%LocalAppData%

%CommonAppData%

Note: If you can’t find the files & folders listed above, it is highly recommended you to run a Malware Scanner to scan your system. The Scanner will quickly list all hidden folders related to Navigation.iwatchavi.com and help to completely delete all of them.

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Step3. Remove Navigation.iwatchavi.com plug-in, add-on, extension from Chrome/Firefox/IE.

 

chrmFor Chrome user

  • Click the menu button 3baricon(at the top right corner of Chrome) and then choose More tools Extensions.

Extensions

  • In the Extensions window, search for Navigation.iwatchavi.com extension and then click trash can icon to delete it.

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mozFor Firefox user

  • Click the menu button 3baricon at the top right corner of Firefox and then click Add-ons.

Add-ons

  • In the opened window, search for any suspicious extensions and then click Remove button to delete them.

Remove Navigation.iwatchavi.com extension from Firefox

 

ie-logoFor IE user

  • Click the gear icon gear icon( at the upper right corner of IE) and then select Manage add-ons from the list. (For Windows 8 user)

Manage add-ons

(Note: For Windows 7, Vista & XP user, click on the Tools in the main menu and then choose Manage Add-ons from the list.)

Manage add-ons

  • In the Manage Add-ons window, search for any unwanted plug-ins and then click Disable button to remove them.

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Step4. Remove Navigation.iwatchavi.com homepage from Chrome/Firefox/IE.

 

On Chrome

  • Click the menu button 3baricon (at the top right corner of Chrome) and then choose Settings from the drop down menu.

Settings

  • In the Settings window, click Set pages.

Set pages

  • Delete Navigation.iwatchavi.com homepage http:/navigation.iwatchavi.com/. Then you can type a preferable URL as your new Startup page and click OK button.

delete Navigation.iwatchavi.com homepage from Chrome

  • Now return to the Settings window, click Change.

Change

  • Delete Navigation.iwatchavi.com homepage http://navigation.iwatchavi.com/. Then you can enter a desired web address as your new homepage or select Use the New Tab page. Don’t forget to click OK button.

delete Navigation.iwatchavi.com URL - Chrome

 

On Firefox

  • Click the menu button 3baricon at the top right corner of the Firefox and then click Options.

Options

  • In the Options window, delete Navigation.iwatchavi.com homepage http://navigation.iwatchavi.com/. Then you can type a preferable page as your new homepage or click Restore to Default directly.

delete Navigation.iwatchavi.com homepage from Firefox

On IE

  • Click the gear icon gear icon ( at the upper right corner of IE) and then select Internet options from the list. (For Windows 8 user)

Internet options

(Note: For Windows 7, Vista & XP user, click on the Tools in the main menu and then choose Internet Options from the list.)

Internet Options

  • In the Internet Options window, delete Navigation.iwatchavi.com homepage http://navigation.iwatchavi.com/. Then you can type another preferable web address as your new homepage and then click ApplyOK button.(Or you can select Use blank as your new homepage and then click ApplyOK button.)

Delete Navigation.iwatchavi.com homepage from IE

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Step5. Fix your browser shortcut target.

 

Delete http://navigation.iwatchavi.com/ from your Chrome shortcut.

  • Right-click your Chrome shortcut on your Desktop and then select Properties from the list.

properties - Chrome

  • In the Target field, delete the malicious path http://navigation.iwatchavi.com/ after .exe and then click Apply OK button.

Delete Navigation.iwatchavi.com url from Chrome shortcut

 

Delete http://navigation.iwatchavi.com/ from your Firefox shortcut.

  • Right-click your Firefox shortcut on your Desktop and then select Properties from the list.

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  • In the Target field, delete the unwanted path http://navigation.iwatchavi.com/ after .exe and then click ApplyOK button.

delete Navigation.iwatchavi.com from Firefox shortcut

Delete http://navigation.iwatchavi.com/ from your IE shortcut.

  • Right-click your IE shortcut on your Desktop and then select Properties from the list.

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  • In the Target field, delete the baleful path http://navigation.iwatchavi.com/ after .exe” and then click ApplyOK button.

delete Navigation.iwatchavi.com from IE shortcut


 

Step6. Reset your Chrome/Firefox/IE to default settings.

 

Reset Chrome

  • Click the menu button 3bariconat the top right corner of Chrome and then select Settings from the drop down menu.

Settings

  • Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click Show advanced settings.

Show advanced settings

  • Continue to scroll down to the bottom of the page until you see Reset settings button and click it.

Reset settings

  • After a message box pops up as shown below, click Reset button.

Reset

  • Reset your computer.

 

Reset Firefox

  • Click the menu button 3baricon at the top right corner of Firefox and then click the help icon help icon at the lower right corner.

menu button

  • Select Troubleshooting Information from the list.

Troubleshooting information

  • In the opened window, click Refresh Firefox button.

Refresh Firefox

  • When a confirmation dialog pops up as shown below, click Refresh Firefox button.

Refresh Firefox button

  • Don’t forget to restart your PC.

 

 Reset IE

  • Click the gear icon gear icon( at the upper right corner of IE) and then select Internet options from the list. (For Windows 8 user)

Internet options

(Note: For Windows 7, Vista & XP user, click on the Tools in the main menu and then choose Internet Options from the list.)

Internet Options

  • In the Internet options window, click Advanced tab at the upper right corner and then click Reset button.

Advanced tab

  • After a window pops up as shown below. Check the Delete personal settings and then click Reset button.

Reset IE

  • When a confirmation dialog appears as shown below, click Close button.

Close

  • Restart your PC for the changes to take effect.

 

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Installation procedure of SpyHunter

 

  • Once finished downloading, double-click SpyHunter-Installer.exe on your computer.

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  • Click Run button.

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  • Choose the language you prefer and click OK button.

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  • Click CONTINUE button to go on.

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  • Select I accept the EULA and Privacy Policy and click INSTALL button.

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  • Now SpyHunter is installing. Please wait for a moment.

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  • Click FINISH button to finish SpyHunter installation.

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  • Launch SpyHunter to have a full scan of your PC by clicking Scan Computer Now.

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  • Malware Navigation.iwatchavi.com is quickly detected by SpyHunter.

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  • Once finished scanning, please click Fix Threats button to remove all detected threats.

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Conclusion

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