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Aug 17, 2012

Hijacked By RivalGaming.com? – Step By Step Removal Tips

Are you getting annoying popup from rival gaming randomly? Is your browser redirected to RivalGaming.com without your permission? Follow the manual guides below to completely remove this nasty hijacker now.

RivalGaming.com Description:

RivalGaming.com is a website that offers free online flash games with several categories such as Action&Shooting, Sport&Racing etc. At first sight, the website itself may appear regular and harmless. However, criminals can use the artificial traffic by redirecting users to this domain again and again to boost affiliate payments. It aims to attack browsers such as Firefox, Chrome and Internet Explorer, and can function in most versions of Windows, including Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7.

After installed, when you try to look something up on Google, you may still get the results after hitting Enter or the corresponding button. However, what happens next is out of the normal order because whichever link in the SERPs you push, you will be constantly going to the RivalGaming.com that has no relevant association you’re your query. Malware associated with rival gaming virus will often also include a rootkit component designed to conceal its presence as well as disable any legitimate security programs it detects on the infected computer. Therefore, it is suggested users to remove this nasty redirect virus for good to secure your computer.

The following instructions require certain levels of computer skills like editing Windows Registry and other related operations. If you’re not computer literacy or need instant solutions to resolve this RivalGaming.comvirus, please live chat with YooCare experts now

Screenshot of this hijacker:

Other symptoms that prove the presence of this redirect virus include:

Homepage is changed without any permission.
Desktop background is gone somehow.
Browser setting is modified.
Browsers like IE and Firefox work slowly.
Registry files are corrupted.

Hijacker Manual Removal Guides:

1. Reboot your computer to safe mode with networking. As your computer restarts but before Windows launches, tap “F8” key constantly.

2. 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.

3. Open Registry entries. Find out the malicious files and entries and then delete all.

Attention: Always be sure to back up your PC before making any changes.

a. Press the “Start” button and then choose the option “Run”. In the “Open” field, type “regedit” and click the “OK” button.

b. All malicious files and registry entries that should be deleted:
%TempDir%\[random].exe
%TempDir%\[random]
[random].exe in hard drive

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce\*random letters
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServicesOnce
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce\random letters
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServicesOnce\*random letters

Video Shows You How to Safely Modify Windows Registry Editor:

If you failed to remove this RivalGaming.com redirect virus with the instructions above or need any assistant, you are welcome to contact YooCare experts to resolve all the problems completely.

Published by & last updated on August 17, 2012 5:29 pm

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