Shoppingcove.com is a website with poor reputation that has been proved it is associated with various malware threats. This domain is supported by a Google Redirect Virus, which functions as a browser hijacker that diverts search results in Google, Yahoo, Bing, MSN and other search engines to a variety of websites that are not necessarily connected with your search request.
When the virus is inside your computer, your security software may be blocked immediately and your homepage will be changed without your permission. In addition, it degrades overall web browser stability and performance as it wastes too much computer resources. When you open Google and try to search something, instead of taking you to the page you want, you will be redirected to Shoppingcove.com, a deceptive website which pretends to be a legitimate search engine but will not provide you any reliable search results related to your queries. The main purpose of this hijacker is to advertise certain websites and to drive more traffic to the same websites. For no doubt should you remove it as soon as possible to avoid further damages.
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.
1. 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.
2. 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:
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\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\ActiveDesktop “NoChangingWallPaper” = ’1?
If you failed to remove this malware 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 June 25, 2012 9:27 am