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Jul 12, 2012

How to Permanently Delete Shopica.com Browser Redirect Virus? (Manual Removal Guide)

Cannot log on usual websites on Firefox? Has homepage been replaced to unwanted website -Shopica.com? Do you have any idea of what it is and how can you successfully get rid of it as it doesn’t show up as a program in Add/Remove Programs? To get you out of this pain quick and permanently, manual removal is the best way without damaging system by formatting.

What’s a Shopica.com Browser Hijacker:

Shopica.com is categorized as a browser hijacker or browser redirect virus. Generally, this kind of virus shows up on your browser/browsers in the form of a webpage as a search engine that provides interesting topics and contents. Others will be in the forms of browser add-on tool-bars. If you’re not familiar with such infection, it’s better to stay away from it than using it for your online searching. It is believed that this browser hijacker is specially created by hackers which connects to more troubles. Once you make a wrong click on it, you’ll be suffering from more than this browser hijacker. So it is absolutely urgent to get rid of Shopica.com browser hijacker as soon as possible.

No matter where you come from, you’ll have the equal chance to get infected as a browser hijacker can be quickly spread via social networks all over the world. Then how come your antivirus software can’t stop it? First of all, creators have qualified with better computer knowledge and known well how computer works, so they can make solutions for a virus to get pass the antivirus software. Besides, browser hijackers like Shopica.com can be created one by one every day which doesn’t give enough time for antivirus programs to make perfect solutions. But does that mean you don’t need a virus protector anymore? No! But to remove this genius virus, no tools can be 100% guaranteed to remove it completely. Once the infection is done, Shopica.com will forcibly change and appear on your browser/browsers which makes you impossible to get away from it. You may not realize its evilness in the beginning as it has a trustworthy look. But if you click on it, it will redirect you to unwanted websites or results. Lots of ads or scam windows will keep popping up to stop you from using the computer. If there’s not a fast removal, more problems will be brought to your computer. And the final goal is to collect values from you. To stop being the victim of Shopica.com virus, please remove it from your computer immediately.

The following instructions require better computer skills and experience to do the manual removal processing. If you’re afraid of making any critical mistake during the removal of Shopica.com virus, please live chat with YooCare experts now

A Webpage Screen Shot:

Visible and Invisible Dangers:

Visible:
1. Shopica.com will show up as your new homepage and redirect all your activities to unwanted places.
2. A lot of pop ups will constantly appear on your screen and make it a hard time for you to use the computer.
Invisible:
1. Shopica.com will allow hackers to follow all your activities and collect valuable information to make illegal benefits.
2. It can created system vulnerabilities in order to bring more viruses and malware to damage your computer.
3. It will drop malicious codes and files to replace legitimate ones so that your antivirus tool cannot detect them anymore.
4. Your computer will act slower than ever.

A Step-by-step Manual Uninstall Guide:

Before you make any changes to your computer, it is suggested that you’d better spend some time on making a backup first. Then follow the steps given below to start removing Shopica.com browser hijacker immediately:

1. Reboot the infected computer and keep pressing F8 key before Windows launches and then use arrow keys to select Safe mode with networking to Enter.

2. Press Ctrl+Alt+Del on your keyboard or right click on the bottom task-bar to open the Windows Task Manager.
3. End [Shopica.com] process.

4. Click on Start menu -> Control Panel -> File Options -> View tab -> tick Show hidden files and folders -> non-tick Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) -> OK.

5. Press Windows+R keys to open Run window and type regedit to open Registry Editor.

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

7. 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\{ rnd }
HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\DisallowRun
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\Current\Winlogon\”Shell” = “{ Shopica.com }.exe”

8. Reboot the computer to normal mode and check.

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Note: If you have failed to remove Shopica.com redirect virus, please contact YooCare for a fast and overall help.

Published by & last updated on July 12, 2012 6:46 am

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