When you search the internet, have you been redirected to other unwanted web pages continually? Have failed to change your wanted homepage back? How to remove the fake search engine virus completely and safely? From this post you will be guided to remove the tricky virus step by step.
dts.search-results.com is an extremely dangerous site and it is related to a malicious browser hijacker virus. You may think dts.search-results.com is legitimate company site, but if you click on those advertisements, you will just be forced to unknown sites that make cyber criminals money. It can hijack your web browsers such as Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Firefox by modifying your browser settings, and you cannot stop this issue even you attempt to change your homepage back. Every time when you write a word in the search bar and click on search, it still takes to dts.search-results.com against your will, even you have already done something about configuration and changed the value to Google but still nothing worked.
Generally speaking, this hijacker can install itself on a computer without user’s knowledge or consent. Visiting insalubrious websites, receiving spam emails or downloading fake nasty applications can be the ways how this virus accesses the target computers. Pretending to be a legitimate website, dts.search-results.com actually contains rootkit and Trojans which can automatically record your online behaviors in order to steal personal information and confidential data such as bank account information, credit card information or social security number. These confidential information then will be transferred to remote server. Your personal information will be in high risk of exposure to public if your PC is infected with this browser hijacker virus. Thus, it is no doubt for you to remove this redirect virus from your computer quickly for saving your computer.
It can disable your firewall and invade your system without your consent.
It can slow down your system and mess up your browser gradually.
It can redirect users to unwanted websites and change the browser settings in the background.
It is capable of downloading other malicious programs, creating a backdoor in your PC security and creating advertisements.
Step 1: Open Task Manager and end the malicious processes related to this virus
Use the following key combination: press CTRL+ALT+DEL or CTRL+SHIFT+ESC to open the Windows Task Manager.
Select “Processes” tab on the Windows Task Manager in order to view active processes. Find a malicious process by its name, select it and click the “End process” button to terminate it.
(Note: The name of the infected process can change randomly so that it can pretend as a legitimate process and escape from the detection of your antivirus programs. If you cannot figure out which one is the malicious process related to the virus, you can contact YooCare Online Expert for help.)
Step2. a. Show all the hidden files and then clear infected files creating by this pesky virus:
To show hidden files, just click on the Organize button in any folder, and then select “Folder and Search Options” from the menu.
Click the View tab, and then you should select “Show hidden files and folders” in the list.
Just select that, and click OK.
b. Delete the associated files of this threat as follow:
Step3. Delete all the malicious registry entries in Registry Editor
Click the Start menu
Type “regedit” and click Ok.
Once the Registry Editor is opened, find out the following registry entries and then delete them:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings “CertificateRevocation” = ’1′
dts.search-results.com is categorized as a malicious browser hijacker virus which always comes with lots of bundled malware, malicious spyware, adware parasites to seriously harm a PC system that has no anti-malware or anti-virus installed. It can redirect search queries (search engines such as Google, Yahoo and Bing) to its domain – dts.search-results.com via modifying DNS settings as well as browser internet setting. This nasty virus is able to affect all kinds of browsers including Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox.
Special Tips: It is strongly recommended to remove this virus manually with expertise, because any mistake due to lacking of computer knowledge could lead to more damages till system goes crash down. And if you still cannot successfully get rid of this virus by the above instructions, please contact YooCare 24/7 Online Expert now for a fast and professional help.
Published by Selina Lynmich, last updated on June 7, 2013 12:07 pm | Browser Hijacker Removal Guide