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Jun 25, 2012

Cannot Uninstall/Remove Cheapstuff.com Browser Hijacker? (Redirect Virus Manual Removal Guide)

Has Google homepage kept changing to Cheapstuff.com recently? Cannot change the previous homepage back? If you want to get rid of this nasty redirect virus as soon as possible, please go on reading the passage to find out more information.

Description:

Cheapstuff.com is defined as a browser hijacker that targets at a lot of computer users globally. This virus has no boundaries and can turn anyone into its victims from any country. With a deceitful appearance it can help hackers to collect as much money as possible from vulnerable computer users. When this unwanted webpage appears on your browser, it is better that you do not use it for your further online searching even if it looks like a legitimate search engine and provides a lot of interesting topics and contents. This is known as a financial fraud of the Internet.

Have you got any idea of how Cheapstuff.com browser virus infects your computer? First of all, it will change the default settings of your browser and registry entries so that it can show up every time you reboot the computer. Then it appears on certain browser(s) which you are going to use for online searching. But if this virus cannot be removed in time, the rest of browser(s) will also be infected. If you use it to do your online activities, you will be facing more troubles and lots of pop-up windows including advertisements, fake security alerts and surveys. Even though the searching results it provides look common as others, they are in fact hacked links and malicious websites instead of the actual needs. Once you visit those places, they will allow the auto-download of other malicious programs without your permission. When you have detected Cheapstuff.com in your computer, you should try to get rid of it quickly before it brings more problems and causes you a loss of property.

The following instructions require computer skills to do the manual removal processing. If you’re not a Pro and not sure how to remove Cheapstuff.com virus, please live chat with YooCare experts now

A Webpage of Cheapstuff.com:

To sum up the dangers of Cheapstuff.com redirect virus:
1. It can trick users into believing their computers have gone badly and encourage or force them to download malware or malicious programs;
2. It can create system vulnerabilities in order to bring more viruses and ransomware without your permission;
3. It can display a fake website for you to register so that it can collect your valuable information to use in cyber crimes;
4. It can drop useless files into your system as legitimate ones so that antivirus software cannot detect them.

Step-by-step Guide:

Since Cheapstuff.com redirect virus can pass the detection and removal from antivirus tools, you need to delete it with some manual steps. Besides, you could do a system backup beforehand if you don’t want to lose any important files or data. Following are some steps for your consideration:

1. Reboot your infected computer and keep pressing F8 key on your keyboard and next use the arrow keys to select “Safe Mode with Networking” and press E/Enter;

2. Press Ctrl+Alt+Del on your keyboard or right click on the bottom Task-bar (Windows 7 OS) to open the Windows Task Manager;

3. Click on the Processes on the top and find [Cheapstuff.com].exe to end the process;

4. Open Control Panel from Start menu and go to File Options, then click View tab to tick Show hidden files and folders and non-tick Hide protected operating system files (Recommended);

5. Find out and delete all these associating files:
%AppData%\Protector-[rnd].exe
%AppData%\result.db
%AllUsersProfile%\{random}\
%CommonStartMenu%\Programs\ Cheapstuff.com.lnk

6. Open Registry Editor by Windows+R keys and typing in Regedit to search;

7. Find out and remove all these associating registry entries:
HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run Regedit32
HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\{ Cheapstuff.com }
HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\DisallowRun
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\Current\Winlogon\”Shell” = “{ Cheapstuff.com }.exe”
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System “DisableRegedit” = 0
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System “DisableRegistryTools” = 0

8. Reboot the computer to normal mode when the above steps are done.

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Note: If you don’t have much computer background knowledge and have failed to remove Cheapstuff.com redirect virus, please contact YooCare a fast and overall help.

Published by & last updated on June 25, 2012 7:02 am

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