I don’t know if this CutterInit is a virus or not. Every time I use my computers, I can get a lot of pop-ups from it. It is really annoying as I can’t focus on my work. I have tried to use my security tool to make a full scan on my computer, but nothing bad was found. So, how can I stop the endless pop-ups? I don’t know what to do now, please help!

Brief Introduction to This Adware

Once you get the pop-ups from this CutterInit, you will never get a chance to stop them until you can remove it from your computer completely and permanently. It is considered to be a potential unwanted program rather than a legit online advertisement software. It is designed and created by cyber hackers who can take advantage of it to get their evil purposes fulfilled. However, it doesn’t belong to a computer virus so that means it can be escaped from being detected and removed by anti-virus programs. That is also the reason that many unsuspecting computer users don’t treat it as a malicious stuff and keep it on their machines for a long time. This is the biggest difference with other computer infections.

The Screenshot of This Hijacker


Without being caught by security tools, this CutterInit adware can have more opportunities to sneak into target computers from the Internet. Firstly, this adware can pretend to be a useful plug-in for people to add in their browsers. Cyber criminals can put it into web pages that have already been modified, so when people come to the corrupted websites, they will be asked to add this adware into their browsers. Cyber hackers can forge that this adware can help them save money or something else to lure people to save it, and some innocent people would fall into its trap. What’s more, this adware can be even installed into target computer if people download the infected programs on some unsafe websites as it can be bundled with them by cyber hackers.

When this CutterInit adware infiltrates the target machines, it can bring a lot of troubles to the system. Usually, this adware can be activated from the startup as it has already made changes to the system registry. In this case, whenever people boot up the infected machines, this adware can always start to work when the system is fully loaded. The performance of the infected computers can be slowed down by the pop-ups of this adware, users will have to wait a long time to get other programs opened as the pop-ups can consume a large part of CPU usage on the background.

The properties of Browser Hijacker

-Can not be detected by your anti-virus software, which makes it hard to uninstall from the computer.
-Once you open your browser, you will be redirected to some unknown websites.
-Can slow down the performance of the computer, or even blue screen.
-Can pop up many unwanted advertisements when you are doing something else.
-Can change your settings in your browser and it is not easy to change it back.

If you find any symptoms listed above showing on your computer, then your computer must be suffered with a browser hijacker that causes you keep being redirecting to this CutterInit ads. Welcome to contact YooSecurity Online PC Experts for manual removal guide. Also, we will provide a short removal guide below for computer literate.

NOTE: Being afraid to do any wrong operation during the process of removing this browser hijacker? Please contact YooSecurity Online PC Experts, we are here to help you:

Manual Removal Guide of Browser Hijacker (For Computer Literate)

There is a removal guide of Browser Hijacker provided here; however, expertise is required during the process of removal, please make sure you are capable to do it by yourself.

Step 1: Find Ctrl, Alt, and Delete these 3 keys and then press them together to open task manager to end the process related to this hijacker, the name of the process of it is random.

XP task manager

Step 2: Try to find Folder Options in Control Panel, select the View tab, and then tick Show hidden files and folders and non-tick Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then click OK.


Step 3: Click on Start button at the right lower corner, then click on Control Panel


Then you will come to the Control Panel windows, click on Add and Remove Programs


Then try to find the program which relates to this browser hijacker, highlight it and choose Remove, the program’s name is random.


Step4: Change your homepage in your browser (Take Internet Explorer as an Example)

From the Navigation toolbar in Internet Explorer, click Tools and select Internet Options.

IE tools

Then type the URL you want into the Home page box and then click OK


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It is not easy for computer users to realize that this CutterInit Adware is a harmful thing to their computers. Once this adware comes to the target computers, it would cause many problems from many aspects. What’s worse, if people click the pop-ups, they can be redirected to other dangerous pages which can make their computers be attacked by other kinds of computer infections. So it is a must for people to know that it is a bad stuff and needs to be removed in time.

Suggestion: To follow removal guide that mentioned above, a level of computer knowledge is needed. Still can’t get out of CutterInit ads? Contact online experts for help now!

Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on June 25, 2015 5:57 am

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