What is Otshot?
OtShot pretends to be a photo sharing software, but it is not really called “OtShot”, it is called Hotshot. OtShot malware penetrates into your computer when you install some freeware programs by default. Once installed, it will wreak havoc on your computer. Whenever you start up windows, OtShot pops up automatically. It takes up a lot of system resources, so your PC performance will slow down. In addition, Ot Shot can replace your home page with its own one. When you use google search box to search something, you will get unreliable results or unwanted pop-up advertisements. In most cases, OtShot is on the start menu as a little heart icon or appears on users’ desktop, but it is still very difficult to get rid of. If you try to uninstall it from control panel, it will say that the program is running or generate errors. OtShot keeps updating its files and components in the background, to completely remove it, you need find out all its files/registry keys, then delete them. Here below I will show you the effective steps to get rid of OtShot.
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OtShot Malware Is Not Safe
#1 OtShot gets installed to your computer without any consent.
#2 It seriously affects your browsing experience
#3 OtShot redirects you to tricky sites
#4 It slows down Internet speed
#5 OtShot can monitor your online activities and collect your personal data
#6 It is difficult to get rid of and may open system backdoors for other malware infections.
How to Manually Remove OtShot?
Since OtShot cannot be removed from control panel and antivirus applications all fail to pick it up, you have to remove it manually. Before you take actions, please back up your registry.
Step1. Open the task manager and stop the processes of OtShot running in the background.
Step2. Delete all files and folders related to OtShot virus
%progran files%\ OtShot.exe
Step3. Remove all the registry keys that OtShot added
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\[random numbers]