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May 24, 2013

Hijacked by Isearch.glarysoft.com Virus? Remove Isearch.glarysoft Redirect Virus

Isearch.glarysoft.com Description

Isearch.glarysoft.com (As known as search.glarysoft.com) is another fake search engine which is affiliated with browser hijackers and the ZeroAccess Rootkit that can infect a computer by exploiting security vulnerabilities. In most situation, if a user install Glarysoft software, he or she may notice suspicious symptoms including all kind of redirections to isearch.glarysoft.com, search.glarysoft.com, and other Glarysoft search websites. This problem occurs no matter you have installed Firefox, Chrome or Internet Explorer. It seems to attack all the browsers once it is installed and usually it is without your permission.

Once this malware invades your computer, you will be in hard time while surfing online or using Internet. Your computer may be changed and each time when you try to click a link, http://isearch.glarysoft.com/?src=ffhome will take control of your browser. There are many dangers (more) concerning this hijack virus. It is designed to offer fraudulent search results and force your web browser to websites related to Glarysoft constantly so as criminals can use the artificial traffic to boost affiliate payments. This virus includes a rootkit component designed to conceal the presence of this malware as well as disabling any legitimate security programs it detects on the infected computer. Thus, it is highly suggest users to follow the manual guide below to remove this hijacker quickly.

The following instructions require certain levels of computer skills. If you’re not sure and are afraid to make any critical mistakes during the process, please live chat with YooCare Expert now.

Screen shot of this hijacker:

 

Malicious Browser Hijacker Manual Removal Guides:

Considering this malware can’t be fixed by any security tools, uses can use the manual guide below to fix this issue without any risk.

1. Clear all the cookies of your affected browsers.

Since tricky hijacker virus has the ability to use cookies for tracing and tracking the internet activity of users, it is suggested users to delete all the cookies before a complete removal.

Google Chrome:

Click on the “Tools” menu and select “Options”.
Click the “Under the Bonnet” tab, locate the “Privacy” section and click the “Clear browsing data” button.
Select “Delete cookies and other site data” to delete all cookies from the list.

Internet Explorer:
Open Internet explorer window
Click the “Tools” button
Point to “safety” and then click “delete browsing history”
Tick the “cookies” box, then click “delete”

Mozilla Firefox:

Click on Tools, then Options, select Privacy
Click “Remove individual cookies”
In the Cookies panel, click on “Show Cookies”
To remove a single cookie click on the entry in the list and click on the “Remove Cookie button”
To remove all cookies click on the “Remove All Cookies button”

2. Remove all add-ons and extensions

Google Chrome: Wrench Icon > Tools > Extensions
Mozilla Firefox: Tools > Add-ons (Ctrl+Shift+A)
Internet Explorer: Tools > Manage Add-ons

3. 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.

4. Remove all the malicious files manually.

%AppData%\Local\[random].exe
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “[RANDOM]”

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When Isearch.glarysoft.com virus hijacks a system, it can change your homepage and replace your search engines without permission. Like other redirect viruses, it will do anything to make you visit unsafe sites and make some money for the criminals by using ransomware International Cyber Security Protection Alliance Virus. Generally speaking, the virus is distributed via freeware, shareware, spam emails and malicious attachments. Being as a stubborn virus, it resides deeply in your computer. Even if you delete everything related to glarysoft, the redirect problem is still there. It is suggested users don’t spend time trying to change browser to stop these attacks. It is useless. Isearch.glarysoft.com virus can escape from all kinds of antivirus programs that should be removed manually as early as possible.

If you have no idea how to do about that, you are welcome to contact experts from YooCare Online Tech Support for further help.

Published by & last updated on May 24, 2013 11:56 am

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