Tf.org is a Russian based site that may offer methods to search and find certain products or services through the Internet. Looking deep into the makeup of Tf.org it turns out to be classified by computer security experts as a browser hijacker due to it having associated web browser components or extensions that automatically load the site as a default home page or new tab page.
While the use of Tf.org is not malicious, the search results through may return several advertisements or sponsored links that if used will cause redirects to load questionable sites. Those who experience the automatic loads from Tf.org may find its actions to be annoying, which warrants removal of all components or web browser extensions related to Tf.org. In some cases, the components associated with Tf.org will automatically load when installing random freeware apps or bundled software apps from the Internet.
Are you getting popups from Tf.org? Have you identified that you have Tf.org installed on your computer? Do you wish to remove Tf.org completely from your computer?
Why should you remove Tf.org?
If Tf.org resides on your computer, it can potentially damage your personal files or you may end up losing data stored on your system. Research has shown that Tf.org may have the ability to make your computer vulnerable to remote attacks which could result, initially, in loss of money, possibly identity theft, and, eventually, a painstaking Tf.org removal process.
How can you manually remove Tf.org
Manual removal of Tf.org may not be for everyone. Each manual Tf.org removal step must be followed delicately to completely remove all related files and registry entries from your computer. If you are unsure or have doubts about editing your system registry, then we recommend that you use the automatic Tf.org removal process.
Tf.org can be removed manually by following the steps below.
- With all programs closed, click the Start Menu and go to the Control Panel.
- Locate the Add/Remove Programs icon and double click it.
- Locate Tf.org in the list of programs. If you find it, select it and remove it. If you cannot find Tf.org, you can continue to step 5.
- Restart your computer.
- Close all open programs and windows on your desktop.
- Open your registry editor (regedit) program by going to Start Menu, type in regedit, and click OK.
- Find all of the following registry entries and delete them. If you do not know how to do this, then you can read how to edit the registry in Windows.
You may need to return to this removal process for removing Tf.org. You can do this easily by bookmarking or adding a favorite to this page by clicking here. If you are using the FireFox web browser you can press the keys Ctrl and D simultaneously to bookmark this page.
Image 1. Bookmark PCHubs removal process
Delete all of the following files that are associated with Tf.org from your computer.
If you need a better understanding on how to search for these files then you can read how to find and search for files and folders here.
If you have issues deleting any of the previously listed files that are associated with Tf.org, you can try rebooting your computer into safe mode. Booting into safe mode may allow certain malicious files to be deleted. If you are wondering how to boot into safe mode, you can read our process for starting a computer in safe mode here.
Image 2. Select "Safe Mode with Networking"
After locating and deleting the previous files you must remove all directories associated with Tf.org by going to the C:\ProgramFiles\Tf.org folder, select it, and delete it. In some cases you may not be able to find this directory. You can still continue to the next step.
Restart your computer. You do not need to boot into safe mode at this point. You should have removed Tf.org completely from your computer. If you find that Tf.org is still on your computer, you can repeat the steps again or go to the automatic Tf.org removal process.