2netvl.ru is a Russian browser hijacker, evidently, targeting people using Google Chrome to surf the web. The people it seeks to reach primarily are those who have a good command of Russian because this website provides links opening the latest news in Russian, and it uses the Yandex search tool, which is a well-known Russian search engine, as well. Of course, since this browser hijacker is spread through the web, theoretically, people who do not speak Russian and live in a different part of the world might encounter it too. If you are one of these users, we suggest that you go to remove 2netvl.ru from your browser as soon as possible because this infection might perform other irritating activities on your PC and might even cause security-related problems. More detailed information about the 2netvl.ru browser hijacker is provided in the paragraphs that follow. Most probably, you will not like the information you get.
2netvl.ru is a typical browser hijacker, so it should not be surprising at all that it sets itself as a homepage on a Google Chrome browser without a user’s consent. At first glance, it is an ordinary website containing Russian news. Users are provided with Russian news and various articles there – they can all be seen on the start page of 2netvl.ru. Also, its search feature works quite well, i.e. it returns search results to users. As a consequence, not all the users understand immediately that 2netvl.ru is not a trustworthy website. On top of that, they do not even suspect that the window of their browsers with an URL address is opened automatically every 5-10 minutes because of the presence of this malicious application. Yes, this browser hijacker promoting 2netvl.ru creates a task InternetED in the Task Scheduler the moment it successfully enters the computer to be able to act this way. The website promoted (2netvl.ru) cannot be trusted too because, even though it looks decent, the truth is that it might provide users with untrustworthy links advertising third-party websites. These links might be found placed together with Russian news on the start page, or they might be hidden behind Yandex search results opened after entering a search query. It is not advisable to click any of these links because it is unknown what websites they promote. Keep in mind that this might happen accidentally, so there will always be a danger to end up on a corrupted website if you do not remove 2netvl.ru from your browser.
There is no doubt that users do not set untrustworthy search tools like 2netvl.ru on their browsers willingly. Unfortunately, they contribute to the entrance of malicious software in almost all cases. Most probably, users allow a browser hijacker promoting 2netvl.ru to enter their computers too by downloading and carelessly installing a certain application from some kind of Russian file-sharing website. Such threats often travel bundled with free applications (usually of a Russian origin) inside malicious software bundles. Users themselves could be able to prevent a bunch of different computer infections from slithering onto their computers if they were more careful, especially when installing software from third-party websites. In the opinion of our security specialists, every user must also have a reputable security application installed on the system because it is not always easy to recognize malware and prevent it from entering the system when they are known to be able to find different ways to enter computers unnoticed.
The unwanted website 2netvl.ru can be removed from your homepage on Google Chrome rather easily – it will leave this position after you reset your browser to its default settings. After doing that, you could set a new website on all your browsers. The biggest problem is related to the task that allows this infection to open the browser automatically because it is not so easy to delete it, especially if you are not an experienced computer user. We understand that you are, most probably, reading this article because you want to find more information about the removal of this infection, so we asked our specialists to prepare the manual removal guide for you. If it happens that you still see 2netvl.ru or your browser keeps opening with suspicious URLs, you should use SpyHunter. This automatic tool will detect all infections that are hiding on the system and will delete them all very quickly.