Have you been redirected lately when you are surfing the Internet? Is your homepage of browser changed to a certain webpage looking like a normal search engine? Have you already annoyed by its forcible actions? If you have failed to delete this webpage out from your computer, you will learn here on how to do it successfully.
www2.mystart.com is a very threatened browser hijacker that has targeted on many computer users recently. A browser hijacker is a malicious virus that changes your homepage setting and even redirects your searching results to hacked webpages and links. Its pretty but deceitful appearance makes it look like a genius search engine in order to fool with PC users. Once your computer has been detected to be infected by it, your journey of miserableness will start right away.
There are chances that your computer can be infected with www2.mystart.com browser hijacker. For instance, visiting porno websites, receiving spam emails or downloading fake nasty applications will all lead to this infection. You cannot fully trust your antivirus software to deal with it as this smart virus has been made with the ability to pass the functions of antivirus tools. Once being infected, you wouldn’t notice in the beginning but soon you will be annoyed by lots of pop-up advertisements while you are doing online activities. And no matter what search engines like Google you normally use or what searching results you are supposed to get, it will just redirect everything to its malicious webpages. Sometimes the results even look quite real as the actual queries, but they do contain numerous viruses and malwares to damage your computer system when you make a click on any one of them. So it is without any doubt that you should get it removed out of your computer as soon as possible.
It is believed that this redirect virus is made to collect valuable information of computer users and is used by cyber criminals. In order to achieve that, the first and most important step is to sneak into vulnerable computers. Besides, this kind of virus is created every single day with a fast speed while antivirus programs upgrade once in a while. So the programs may haven’t collect the data and factors of it and will fail to do the virus removal automatically.
a. There will be tremendous ads popping up all over your screen and interrupt your activities;
b. Other spyware and malware will be installed without your approval;
c. It can escape from the detection of legitimate antivirus applications and hide its files deep in your computer system;
d. It will also violate your privacy and let your personal information stay in highly risk of exposure to the open air;
e. System stability and data storage will also be threatened and cause more problems.
As mentioned before that this browser hijacker cannot be 100% removed by antivirus programs, you need to manually remove it out of the computer. And in case that any mistake might occur and cause unpredictable damages, please spend some time on making a backup beforehand. Then follow these steps given below:
1. Reboot the infected computer and get into safe mode with networking. When you have pressed the restart button, please keep pressing F8 on your keyboard until a black screen with several commands appears. Then use the arrow keys to select “Safe Mode with Networking” and press E/ENTER;
2. Press Ctrl+Alt+Del keys on the keyboard to open the Windows Task Manager;
3. End these process: [Random] .exe
4. Delete all the following files:
C:\system volume information\_restore\[random]
C:\documents and settings\lgagne\Application data\sun\Java\deployment\cache\[random]
5. Remove all these following registry entries:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings “CertificateRevocation” = ’0?
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings “WarnonBadCertRecving” = ’0?
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Download “CheckExeSignatures” = ‘no’
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main “Use FormSuggest” = ‘yes’
6. Reboot the computer again to get into the normal mode and check if browsers work properly.
Note: If you don’t have much computer background knowledge and are not able to remove www2.mystart.com by following the steps mentioned above, please contact YooCare Expert for a fast and full removal.
Published by & last updated on June 7, 2012 6:32 am