Runclips.com is not a reliable site that can be trusted. It is affiliated with browser hijackers and the ZeroAccess Rootkit that can infect a computer by exploiting security vulnerabilities. Like many other malicious hijackers, it also aims to take over search results on Google and other popular search engines in order to direct computer users to different websites against their will.
Those websites are designed to generate revenue for the criminals. Some malicious sites may attempt to trick you into purchasing fake security software. If your browser is redirected to Runclips.com, you should not trust it. The site doesn’t have any real search engine features. Once infected, it can change various browser settings, such as your proxy server usage and your designated homepage. Furthermore, links to Runclips.com may display advertisements or unusual warning messages in order to increase the risk of security. Thus, if you want to get rid of such annoyance, you should immediately remove this virus from your computer to secure your computer.
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:
%Documents and Settings%\[UserName]\Application Data\[random]
Runclips.com is nothing but a browser hijacker which can force the affected web browser to visit specific pages, change the homepage, default search engine, and other web browser settings and display annoying pop-up windows containing advertisements or websites with unsafe content. This deceptive website can install unwanted toolbars and add-ons without your consent. It will mess up your browser, even bring damage to the whole computer system. Mainly, web users install this virus accidentally while clicking malicious code or distribute unsafe advertising pop-ups, visiting pornographic website or downloading attachment from spam emails. Once upon detection, user should take measure to remove it manually by following the manual guide above without a doubt to secure the infected PC.
Published by & last updated on September 4, 2012 5:59 pm