Aug 18, 2012

How to Delete/Uninstall Browser Redirect Virus? (Manual Removal Instructions)

Have you ever come across the situation that no matter what web sites you are trying to open, you will always be redirected to webpage and other unwanted sites? 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. Browser Hijacker Description is a very threatened browser hijacker that targets at a lot of computer users worldwide. A browser hijacker or browser redirect virus hijacks and changes all the settings of your browser so that it can show up forcibly with thousands of malicious websites for you to click on and then infect your computer. With a deceitful appearance it pretends itself as a “genuine” search engine that provides abundant interesting contents. Similar to virus, it is created by hackers in order to collect illegal benefits. You should be careful and stay away from this browser hijacker.

Even if you have installed more than one antivirus program on your computer, you will still have the chances to be infected by this browser hijacker. Visiting websites that contain pornographic or gambling contents, receiving spam emails or downloading fake nasty applications will all lead to this infection. Once being infected, you may not notice anything wired until you try to surf the Internet via the infected browser/browsers. As soon as it’s inside, it’ll reset the default settings of your browser and computer system so that it can steadily stay inside your computer to enlarge the infection. It is believed that the search results given by this are sponsored by criminals instead of actual queries of computer users. Real search engines do not redirect your online activities without your permission.

To completely get rid of this browser hijacker, you can manually remove it on your own or get help from YooCare Online Expert now. The following instructions require better computer skills to deal with program files and registry entries. It’s suggested to be done by PC advanced users only.

To Sum Up The Dangers of A Browser Hijacker

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 of Browser Hijacker

In case any mistakes might happen during the process of removing browser redirect virus, 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 to open the Windows Task Manager and then scroll down to End process [];

3. Open Folder 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:

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\{}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\Current\Winlogon\”Shell” = “{rnd}.exe”

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

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A browser hijacker can be very annoying once it gets on your browser/browsers. Not only your homepage will be changed forcibly, but also all your activities will be redirected automatically to unwanted sites. You cannot get what you are supposed to get. And with the constant redirection, there may also be a lot of pop up windows to interrupt you while using the computer. It is believed that a browser hijacker like this can lead you to websites where contain many other viruses and malware. Once you land there, all the viruses will be automatically downloaded to your computer. So it is better to stay away from it instead of using it for your online researches. You may have tried to uninstall it from Control Panel. But according to some, does not show up as a program that can be uninstalled from Control Panel. What’s more, reinstall browser does not help to completely get rid of this browser redirect virus. You may find it back on your homepage again. That’s why the complete removal requires manual steps.

Note: Still cannot get rid of this browser redirect virus successfully by the above instructions? Being afraid of losing more personal information to remote hackers? To save your computer in time, please contact YooCare a fast and overall help now.

Published by & last updated on August 18, 2012 4:28 am

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