Jul 4, 2012

How to Remove Crackle Redirect Virus? (Manual Removal Guide)

Have you ever come across this situation- No matter what webpages you are trying to open, you will always be redirected to Crackle Redirect Virus webpage on either windows computer or macbook pro? Cannot have the previous homepage back even if you have reset it? Does this page forcibly show up with lots of annoying ads? It is certain that your computer has been infected by a browser hijacker virus. It should be removed out of your computer as soon as possible.

When Your PC or Macbook Pro Has Been Hijacked by Crackle Redirect Virus – What to do?

Crackle Redirect Virus (also known as Crackle.com virus ) is a very threatened browser hijacker that targets at a lot of Windows computer or Macbook pro users worldwide. A browser hijacker, or browser redirect virus is a malicious rogue that changes your homepages of browsers and redirects all your searching results to hacked webpages and links without your approval. With a deceitful appearance Crackle pretends itself as a “genuine” search engine that provides rich categories of interesting contents online. But its evil goal is to help hackers collect as much money as possible from vulnerable computer users. Similar to Search.gboxapp.com, this is known as an cyber financial fraud.

There are chances to be infected with Crackle Redirect Virus. This unwanted website can be widely spread on the Internet. Visiting websites that contain porno or gambling contents, receiving spam emails or downloading fake nasty applications will all lead to the system infection. Once being infected, you won’t notice anything wired in the beginning but soon you will be annoyed by lots of pop ups once you open the infected browser. Why can’t Crackle virus be removed easily? Creators are qualified with certain level of computer skills so this redirect virus has gained the ability to escape from any antivirus tools and sneak into your computer. As soon as it’s inside, Crackle Redirect Virus will do the resetting of your browser and computer system so that it can appear again and again until you have completely removed it with successful manual steps. If you make a slip of mouse and click on one of those fake searching results or ads provided by Crackle, lots of pop-ups and advertisements will show all over your screen making you impossible to close all of them. It is believed that the search results are sponsored by criminals instead of actual queries of computer users. Real search engines do not redirect your online activities without your permission. To prevent you from suffering, it is better to delete this Crackle Redirect Virus before your computer suffers from more troubles.

The following instructions require computer skills to do the manual removal processing. If you’re not sure how to remove Crackle Redirect Virus, please live chat with YooCare experts now

A Webpage of Crackle:

Dangerous consequences:
1. It can change your browser and the overall Internet default settings without your approval;
2. It can turn your computer to run slowly and pose sudden death;
3. There will be tremendous ads popping up your computer screen;
4. Other spywares will be installed without your approval;
5. Personal privacy is in high risk of exposure to the open;
6. System stability and data store will also be threatened;
7. Infected files can be dropped into your computer to mess up with legitimate files.

A Step-by-step Manual Removal Guide:

Since your antivirus program cannot deal with Crackle Redirect Virus successfully. You will need to manually delete it by following these steps given as below. And in case any mistakes might happen during the process, please spend some time on making a backup before getting started:

1. Reboot your infected computer and keep pressing F8 key before Windows start-up screen shows; 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. Open File Options from Control Panel, then click View tab to tick Show hidden files and folders and non-tick Hide protected operating system files (Recommended);

4. Press Windows+R keys to open Run and type in regedit to search;

5. Find out and delete all these associating files:
%CommonStartMenu%\Programs\ Crackle Redirect Virus.lnk

6. Find out and remove all these associating registry entries:
HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run Regedit32
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System “DisableRegedit” = 0
HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\{Crackle }
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\Current\Winlogon\”Shell” = “{ Crackle Redirect Virus}.exe”

7. 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 Crackle Redirect Virus on your PC or Macbook Pro, please contact YooCare expert for instant help.

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