Hi, my browser is hijacked by http://proxy.allsearchapp.com/app/start/ virus after I installed a few things and I cannot get rid of it. My antivirus shows me clean but I know virus is there. It affects all my browsers including Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer as well as Google Chrome. What do I do now? Any help will be appreciated.
http://proxy.allsearchapp.com/app/start/ is categorized as a browser hijacker that can modify setting of your Internet Explorer, Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox browser, making them perform strangely against your will. This website with title All Search is actually a phony search engine that can took over your home page without seeking for permission. It alters your homepage, browser settings and additionally causes countless problems when you browse the web.
Generally speaking, this hijacker will be installed as a plug-in for Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome. If it is installed, it will set your default home page and search box as All search page (http://proxy.allsearchapp.com/app/start/) without your permission. Using proxy allsearch engine will never give you the useful results. Instead, you will notice that result page provided by this search is always flooded with advertisements. This redirect virus is hard to be removed because antivirus you have installed will detect nothing about this threat. Besides, even if you have reinstalled your browser, such stubborn malware still remains and makes chaos on your machine. Therefore, it is suggested users to get rid of http://proxy.allsearchapp.com/app/start/ Virus without hesitation.
When proxy allsearch redirect is inside your computer, your security software may be blocked immediately and your homepage will be changed without your permission. In addition, it degrades overall web browser stability and performance as it wastes too much computer resources. The most irritating feature of this redirect virus is that it will keep redirecting you to various harmful websites against your will. If you try to search something from Google, Bing or other search page as your preferred, you will be redirected to other irrelevant page. Thus, this issue should be fixed as soon as possible.
1. It can redirect you to malicious websites with numerous pop up ads to interrupt and stop you from doing anything on your computer;
2. It can turn your computer to run slowly and pose sudden death;
3. It can introduce more unwanted viruses and ransomware to do further harms;
4. It can help cyber criminals track your online activities and capture significant personal data to cause you a loss of value.
5. It can change your default DNS configuration and block you accessing your favorite sites.
6. It forcibly customizes the default homepage, search engine and bookmarks of your compute
Considering this malware can’t be fixed by any security tools, uses can use the manual guide below to fix this issue without any risk.
1. Clear all the cookies of your affected browsers.
Click on the “Tools” menu and select “Options”.
Click the “Under the Bonnet” tab, locate the “Privacy” section and click the “Clear browsing data” button.
Select “Delete cookies and other site data” to delete all cookies from the list.
Open Internet explorer window
Click the “Tools” button
Point to “safety” and then click “delete browsing history”
Tick the “cookies” box, then click “delete”
Click on Tools, then Options, select Privacy
Click “Remove individual cookies”
In the Cookies panel, click on “Show Cookies”
To remove a single cookie click on the entry in the list and click on the “Remove Cookie button”
To remove all cookies click on the “Remove All Cookies button”
2. End the malicious process from Task Manager.
Once this dangerous redirect is installed, computer user may notice that CPU usage randomly jumps to 100 percent, slowing down the computer. If your system’s CPU spike is constant, users should check from Task Manager and see if there is a suspicious process occupying the system resources and then end it immediately.
(The name of the virus process can be random.)
Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc at the same time and it will open up task manager directly. Then change to “Processes” tab.
3. Show hidden files and folders.
Open Folder Options by clicking the Start button, clicking Control Panel, clicking Appearance and Personalization, and then clicking Folder Options.
Click the View tab.
Under Advanced settings, click Show hidden files and folders, uncheck Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then click OK.
4. Remove all the malicious files manually.
C:\Documents and Settings\LocalService\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\*.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\LocalService\Local Settings\*.*
http://proxy.allsearchapp.com/app/start/ virus belongs to a browser hijacker that instantly replaces your home page with its search box upon installation. It can make users really annoyed because as soon as it is installed, it causes your default search engine, home page and new tab page to be replaced with this domain without your approval. The risk of the infected PC includes: 1. It makes the browser run slow because this virus file occupies a big part of system resources. 2. It complicates usual web surfing, blocks some reputable Internet resources, opens different web sites instead of requested ones. 3. It tracks user’s web browsing habits, records addresses of visited sites and sends collected data to a remote server. In conclusion, this hijacker must be removed quickly as soon as possible.
If you are not knowledgeable enough to be able to distinguish the location of this virus, or you are afraid of making mistake during the manual removal, please contact experts from YooCare Online Tech Support for further help.
Published by Sarah Poehler, last updated on April 30, 2013 7:34 am | Browser Hijacker Removal Guide