Search.freecause.com is a browser hijacker triggered by a search virus programmed to hijack Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, and Mozilla Firefox browsers by modifying DNS settings in MS Windows hosts file. It has been known to redirect users clicking on links in Google, Yahoo, MSN and Bing search results to Search.freecause.com or other randomly chosen advertising related web pages. These websites are designed to generate revenue for the criminals. The only goal of such virus is to use the artificial traffic to boost affiliate payments. Search.freecause.com is designed to offer fraudulent search results as well as promoting more viruses like FBI Online Agent virus, it has no ability to show you the information you want. Since it is a browser hijacker virus, it can record all web pages the user visits and send gathered information out through a background Internet connection. Practically all browser hijackers are created for commercial, advertising or marketing purposes. In a word, there is no reason for you to remain Search.freecause.com in your computer. Take measure to delete this redirect virus as quickly as you can in order to avoid further damages.
It belongs to browser hijacker virus which can totally mess up your browser setting.
It changes your default DNS configuration and blocks you accessing your favorite sites.
It may install some malwares in your computer to make bad influence without your consent.
It degenerates your computer performance gradually.
Once your computer is attacked by Search.freecause.com virus, it may only force the victim to visit Search.freecause.com randomly once in a while, it may also take over the victim’s web browser completely, forcing all online activity through the Search.freecause.com website. Malware associated with this redirect virus will often also include a rootkit component designed to conceal the presence of this malware as well as disabling any legitimate security programs that it detects on the infected computer. Hence, if you want to completely remove this nasty virus, a manual removal is needed.
Step 1. Delete all Search freecause virus related files:
Step 2. Delete all registry entries:
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun "[random]agnz.exe" HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun [random]agnz.exe" HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionInternet Settings "ProxyEnable" = "1" HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionInternet Settings "ProxyServer" = "http=127.0.0.1:33921" HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionInternet Settings "ProxyOverride" = "" HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftInternet ExplorerPhishingFilter "Enabled" = "0" HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftware[random]
Note: Manual removal of this redirect virus is a very difficult and risky job. If you haven’t sufficient expertise in dealing with program files, processes, .dll files and registry entries, it may lead to mistakes damaging your system. You can contact Yoocare Online Tech Support for help to take care of your computer.
Published by & last updated on May 28, 2013 10:21 am