Has Google Chrome been infected with Surveyscout.com? Does this website forcibly appear every time when you try to use this browser? How come Firefox or I.E. hasn’t been infected yet? If you find it difficult to get rid of, you will find a suitable solution here.
Surveyscout.com is a very threatened browser hijacker that targets at innocent computer users worldwide. A browser hijacker is defined as a malicious virus designed as a normal search engine which will change your browser settings and redirect your searching results to hacked webpages and links. Its trustworthy appearance has successfully fooled with lots of PC users. Once it’s been detected in your computer, please stay away from it instead of using it for further online search.
There are chances that you can be infected with Surveyscout.com browser redirect virus. For instance, visiting websites that contain porn or gambling contents, receiving spam emails or downloading fake nasty applications will all lead you to the infection. Once being infected, the default settings of your computer and browser will be reset so that it can steadily stay in there. It looks quite normal to you when turn on the computer. But soon you will be annoyed by lots of redirection and pop-up advertisements when you open the infected browser trying to do some searching. What’s worse, if there’s not a fast removal, other browsers will definitely be infected as well. And uninstalling of the infected browsers does not help to remove the virus. Even though Surveyscout.com may look quite normal as other legitimate searching engines, it does connect with numerous viruses and malware to damage your computer system. So it is without any doubt that you should get it removed out of your computer as soon as possible.
a. There will be tremendous ads popping up your computer screen to disturb you from using the computer;
b. Other spyware and ransomware will be installed without your approval;
c. This rogue can escape from the detection of legitimate antivirus applications and hide infected files deep in your computer system;
d. It will also violate your privacy and collect important information to steal your money out of your bank account;
e. System stability will also be threatened leading to a slow down or even crash down.
As mentioned before that this Surveyscout.com 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 before the Windows Start-up screen shows up. 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: [Surveyscout.com] .exe
4. Delete all the following associating files in your hard disks:
C:\system volume information\_restore\[surveyscout.com]
C:\documents and settings\lgagne\Application data\sun\Java\deployment\cache\[surveyscout.com]
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’
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced “Hidden” = ’0?
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced “ShowSuperHidden” = 0?
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 Surveyscout.com by following the steps mentioned above, please contact YooCare Expert for a fast and full removal.
Published by & last updated on June 18, 2012 5:59 am