What is v9.com/us? Can this “search engine” provide useful information? Is it legitimate? Homepage is locked by V9 and cannot change back to your favorite? Those websites it keeps redirecting you to are safe or not? How to remove it completely from your computer?
V9.com/us is a malicious domain which disguises as a legitimate search engine to confuse the users. Inexperienced Internet users may be easily cheated by the professional appearance of this browse hijacker. When you visit V9.com/us, you can see a Google search bar, thus you may think it is an authentic website which can provide some useful information or services. Once you type in something in the search bar and click Search, you will be redirected to some unsafe websites containing lots of advertisements, even Trojan virus or malware such as FBI malware; simultaneously V9 will take the chance to infiltrate into your computer system. Besides, there are many other ways how this virus sneaks into your computer. Taking the advantage of existing system security defect and distribution via some free software or attachments of spam e-mails are the most common.
After finishing its installation, this stubborn virus will take control of your computer system by inserting lots of malicious codes and modify the operating system settings. Usually, it will attack all kinds of browsers including Firefox, Chrome and Internet Explorer, then change the default homepage without your permission and prevent you from changing back. It is almost impossible for you to do any search on the Internet for it will redirect all the search results to V9.com/us or other nasty websites it promotes. Furthermore, it will display a lot of pop-up advertisements when you are using the computer with Internet connection, which may interrupt your work considerably. it will also slow down your computer and damage your computer system by corrupting the Windows Registry and important windows system files. What’s worse, the hacker can record your computer using trace and intrude your computer to steal your privacy via the virus. Therefore, we strongly suggest you to clean away V9 virus as soon as possible.
Since hackers of this money-making scam want it to stay on users’ computers for as long as possible, this virus uses complex methods to conceal itself and it is very hard for security software to detect it and remove it completely. Thus manual removal can be the best choice. But please be informed that manual removal is a cumbersome procedure for the virus is very tricky to hide itself deep and automatically recrudesce later.
V9.com/us is a high-risk browser hijacker which will change the homepage and browser settings, and redirect your web search results to random sites containing lots of illegal advertisements, even Trojan, rootkit or other malware virus. Sometimes the antivirus software cannot identify the computer threat accurately and timely or remove it permanently, therefore, manual removal is the best choice to uninstall it completely from your computer. Users can follow the manual guide here to have this virus removed instantly.
1. Clean cookies
* Internet Explorer: Tools → Internet Options →the General tab, Delete the Cookies button can be directly seen in IE6, IE7 is to click the Delete Browsing History button then tick Cookies and click Delete.
* Firefox: Tools → Options → Privacy → Remove Individual Cookies → Delete corresponding cookies in the cookies showing box.
* Opera: Tools → Preferences → Advanced → Cookies →Delete corresponding cookies in Management Cookies.
2. Clean add-ons and extensions
* Internet Explorer:
(1). Click Start, type: Manage browser add-ons
(2). Hit Enter on your keyboard
(3). Click Manage add-ons and disable all the suspicious add-ons.
（1）. Click the Firefox menu and click Add-ons
(2). Click Extensions, select the related browser add-ons and click Disable.
* Google Chrome:
(1). Click the Customize and Control menu button → Tools → click Extensions
(2). Select the related Extension and click Disable.
3. Show hidden files
(1). Click on the Start button and then on Control Panel
(2). Click on the Appearance and Personalization link
(3). Click on the Folder Options link
(4). Click on the View tab in the Folder Options window
(5). Choose the Show hidden files, folders, and drives under the Hidden files and folders category
(6). Click OK at the bottom of the Folder Options window.
4. Delete virus files
Find out and remove the associated files of this browser hijacker virus.
%Documents and Settings%\[UserName]\Application Data\[random].exe
In summary, V9.com/us is a horrible browser hijacker which can sneak into your computer without consent and then secretly perform obnoxious activities. It will force you to visit some weird websites when you are using the browser. The hacker can diffuse virus into your computer to steal your privacy and damage your computer system. Thus we highly recommend you to thoroughly delete it before more losses and damages.
Published by Selina Lynmich, last updated on June 3, 2013 4:33 am | Browser Hijacker Removal Guide