OtShot Virus pretends itself as photo editing software. However, it classified as malware. Once OtShot Virus in your machine, it installs adware and PUP files on your machine. As usual users are not aware this virus as it does bother to get user permission before it downloads. This adware shows various messages via pop up like: “Unable to load skin” and “Would you like to import your contacts from Outlook”. These are some of the messages from OtShot Virus. Most of adware or malware program does not leave any traces of their existence via uninstall program or control panel. If you do not remove this adware then you are jeopardizing your privacy and personal information. It potentially can invite other viruses and can lock your computer if not removed. To remove this OtShot Virus follow this guide.

How to remove OtShot Virus :

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Step 1:Print out these instructions as you will need to shut down the computer in next step. Need help call us at: 800-518-8533

Step 2:Now power down the OtShot Virus infected computer and wait for 30 Seconds before you turn on.

Step 3:Now please turn ON the computer and immediately keep hitting F8 until you see WINDOWS ADVANCED OPTIONS MENU as shown below.
Windows F8 Key

Step 4:In the WINDOWS ADVANCED OPTIONS MENU, go down to the SAFE MODE WITH NETWORKING using the arrow keys on the board. Then press ENTER on the keyboard. This will take your computer to Safe mode. Safe Mode will cause the display and desktop icons to appear changed. This is normal. No need to Panic as it is due to OtShot Virus.
Safe mode Option

Step 5:This, OtShot Virus, infection may change computer windows settings to use a proxy server that will not allow you to browse any pages on the Internet with Internet Explorer. We will first need to fix this as we will need to download malware removal utilities. They are safe and very reputed in Computer Industry. Now hold down the WINDOWS key and then press the R key.
OtShot Virus- Run command Prompt

Step 6:The RUN dialog box will appear. Type iexplore.exe In the RUN dialog and click OK button.
Run command Prompt

Step 7:You will see Internet Explorer. On the top navigation click TOOLS then under the sub-menu of TOOLS choose INTERNET OPTIONS as shown below.
IE Option

Step 8: Now find the CONNECTIONS tab within the INTERNET OPTIONS dialog box and click on it. Then click the LAN SETTINGS button.
OtShot Virus- LAN settings

Step 9:If there is a check-mark in the box named “Use a proxy server for your LAN”, under the PROXY SERVER section, then unchecked the box. If there is not a check mark located in the box then you can skip this step and move on to next step.

Step 10:Now hit the OK button to close the LOCAL AREA NETWORK dialog box. Then press the OK button to close the INTERNET OPTIONS dialog box.

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Step 11Now we must end all the processes that belong to OtShot Virus so that it does not interfere with your ability clear your computer. Inspector-[rnd char].exe and Protector-[rnd char].exe are the processed that needs to be stopped. To do this we need to download Rkill, developed by Bleepingcomputer to help stop the computer process of OtShot Virus. Now please hold down the WINDOWS key and the R key simultaneously to open RUN dialog box.
Run command Prompt

Step 12Now type “iexplore.exe http://www.fixpcyourself.com/rkill.com” and hit the OK button.

Step 13:Save the Rkill.exe on your desktop. Double-click the Rkill icon and run Rkill.exe. You will see a black MS DOS dialog box. Now it will kill all the processes of OtShot Virus. It will take several minute before a Notepad file containing log information on what Rkill found will open. You may review it and close notepad file.

Step 14:Now you are ready to removal all the infection related to OtShot Virus. For that you need to use Malwarebytes software. It is a very popular malware and spyware removal application. Now please hold down the WINDOWS key and the R key simultaneously to open RUN dialog box. Type “iexplore.exe http://www.fixpcyourself.com/mbam.exe” and hit the OK button.

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Step 15:Save the mbam.exe on your desktop. Double click the Malwarebytes icon and run mbam.exe. Now the SELECT SETUP LANGUAGE dialog box will appear. Select your preferred language and hit press OK button.
Malwarebytes Language

Step 16:The Malwarebytes SETUP WIZARD will show blow screen Hit the NEXT button to continue.
Malwarebytes Wizard

Step 17:Now the LICENSE AGREEMENT screen will appear as shown. Accept the agreement and hit NEXT button.
Malwarebytes License Agreement

Step 18:Now the Information screen will appear. Click on next button and continue following the steps.
OtShot Virus- Malwarebytes Information

Step 19:SELECT DESTINATION LOCATION screen will appear now. You can choose the location where Malwarebytes can be installed. We recommend choosing the default location as shown then click NEXT button.
OtShot Virus - Malwarebytes Install path

Step 20:Now the SELECT START MENU FOLDER screen will appear. Let the default as it is and click NEXT button.
removal guide for OtShot Virus- Malwarebytes Folder

Step 21:Now the SELECT ADDITIONAL TASKS screen will appear. If you want a Desktop Icon or Quick Launch icon then check appropriate boxes.

Step 22:READY TO INSTALL screen will come next. Hit the INSTALL button to install Malwarebytes.
OtShot Virus - Ready to Install

Step 23:In this step let the UPDATE and LAUNCH checked as it is to update the application with latest malware definition to capture all the malwares then click FINISH button.

Step 24:Once update is done then Scanner screen will launch. Make sure to select PERFORM FULL SCAN is selected to clean up OtShot Virus infection. Click on SCAN button to start the scan.
full scan

Step 25:Now choose the local drives that you want to scan from the dialog box and click SCAN button.
OtShot Virus - drive

Step 26:Be patient as the scan will take several minutes before it cleans up OtShot Virus infection. Once the scan is finished, a message box saying the scan is complete will appear. Click OK button to close the box then click SHOW RESULTS button.
drive selection

Step 27:From results dialog box choose REMOVE SELECTED button to remove all the infections found. Malwarebytes will also delete all of the files and registry keys affected by OtShot Virus and add them to the quarantine.
OtShot Virus- quarantine

Step 28:Malwarebytes may require you to reboot the PC to complete the OtShot Virus (Removal Steps). After completions reboot your computer Malwarebytes will be launched, please follow the instructions on the screen and continue the removal process. Once everything is clean out a log will be open created by Malwarebytes. Please reviewed it and closed it. Now your computer should be free of OtShot Virus. Enjoy.
OtShot Virus- Complete

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Technical Details of OtShot Virus files :
You may need to delete following OtShot Virus files :

setup.exe\common.dll is adware program Adware.Plugin.36
setup.exe\common.dll – infected
%ProgramFilesX86%\OtShot Virus
%appdata %\Local\[*****Random*****]
%appdata %\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Templates\[*****Random*****]
%Desktopdir%\OtShot Virus.lnk
%Programs%\OtShot Virus\OtShot Virus.lnk
%Temp%\[*****Random*****]. bat
%LocalAppData%\OtShot Virus\uninstall\OtShot Virus.lnk

Also please check following registry file infected by OtShot Virus:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\FIREFOX.EXE\shell\safemode\command “(Default)” = ‘”%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\[random].exe” /START “%Program Files%\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe” -safe-mode’
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\FIREFOX.EXE\shell\open\command “(Default)” = ‘”%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\[random].exe” /START “%Program Files%\[*****Random*****]
HKCU\Software\AppDataLow\Software\OtShot Virus\
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shell\open\command “(Default)” = ‘”%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\[random].exe” /START “%1? %*’
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\shell = “explorer.exe,%AppData%\[*****Random*****].dat”
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\OtShot Virus\DisplayIcon %AppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe,0
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\OtShot Virus
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\OtShot Virus\UninstallString “%AppData%[RANDOM CHARACTERS][RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe” –u
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run itdefender.exe
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run isecurity.exe
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run winupd.exe
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run amsecure.exe
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run indefender.exe
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\[Random]
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System “DisableRegedit” = 0
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.exe\shell\open\command “(Default)” = ‘”%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\[random].exe” /START “%1? %*’

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How to remove OtShot Virus and Safety Tips:

1. Run the malwarebytes using these steps.
2. Make sure your computer is up to date with windows updates.
3. Make sure Windows Firewall is enable.
4. Install reputable and commercial Virus removal tool .
5. Keep the AntiVirus active and current
6. Call tech support help line: 1-800-518-8533 if you are unable remove this infection or have any question or concern.

OtShot Virus symptoms :

It reveals itself as a toolbar in the internet browsers.
It displays lots of tedious ads, pop-ups, fake error messages and annoying alerts.
Get install in the infected computer automatically their consent.
Intelligently tracks online behavior and internet activity of the user.
It may steal your important data and compromises security of the computer.
Takes advantage of the system vulnerabilities and makes way for other malicious infection.
Infected computer performance and speeds makes too much slow.

One Thought on “How to remove OtShot Virus

  1. Woodruff on July 3, 2013 at 3:52 pm said:

    great service by Fixpcyourself guys, this article “HOW TO REMOVE OTSHOT VIRUS” guided me properly and effectively removed this virus from my computer.
    awesome article.

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