How to Remove Completely (Manual Removal Guide)

What is Is it really a legitimate search engine? Cannot change your homepage back owing to the which is taking over your browser? Cannot remove it completely even though you have tried various antivirus software? How to remove it completely?

Browser Hijacker Instruction: is a malicious website supported by browser hijacker, which is not reliable for online web searches. The appearance of looks very professional with a confusing search bar, thus you may think it is an authentic website which can provide some useful information or services. Inexperienced Internet users may be easily induced by the misleading messages on the website and then executes the attached link or files, which results in the installation into the computer system of this virus. Besides, it may also be together with some downloaded free media programs or pornographic content images and videos.

Once infiltrating totally into the computer system, it can corrupt system files and change DNS settings to change the default homepage and search engine and make the search results in Google, Yahoo, Bing, MSN and other legitimate search engines redirect to or other unwanted suspicious websites full of dubious advertisements so that the hackers can earn money from the pay-per-click technique. Moreover, this hijacker facilitates the hacker to modify Windows Registry, keep track of victim’s browsing activities, steal confidential information and install additional malware such as FBI Antipiracy Warning virus, Internet Crime Complaint Center virus and so on to damage your system.

So far, no antivirus can handle completely and even could be shut down by it, leaving the computer in a high-risk condition. Therefore, it should be removed manually as quickly as possible before more damages.

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

Screen shot of this hijacker:

Malicious Browser Hijacker Manual Removal Guides: is a high-risk browser hijacker which will change the homepage and browser settings, and redirect your web search results to random sites containing lots of illegal advertisements, even Trojan, rootkit or other malware virus. Sometimes the antivirus software cannot identify the computer threat accurately and timely or remove it permanently, therefore, manual removal is the best choice to uninstall it completely from your computer. Users can follow the manual guide here to have this virus removed instantly.

1. Clean cookies

* Internet Explorer: Tools → Internet Options →the General tab, Delete the Cookies button can be directly seen in IE6, IE7 is to click the Delete Browsing History button then tick Cookies and click Delete.

* Firefox: Tools → Options → Privacy → Remove Individual Cookies → Delete corresponding cookies in the cookies showing box.

* Opera: Tools → Preferences → Advanced → Cookies →Delete corresponding cookies in Management Cookies.
2. Clean add-ons and extensions

* Internet Explorer:

(1). Click Start, type: Manage browser add-ons

(2). Hit Enter on your keyboard

(3). Click Manage add-ons and disable all the suspicious add-ons.

* Firefox:

(1). Click the Firefox menu and click Add-ons

(2). Click Extensions, select the related browser add-ons and click Disable.

* Google Chrome:

(1). Click the Customize and Control menu button → Tools → click Extensions

(2). Select the related Extension and click Disable.

3. Show hidden files

(1). Click on the Start button and then on Control Panel

(2). Click on the Appearance and Personalization link

(3). Click on the Folder Options link

(4). Click on the View tab in the Folder Options window

(5). Choose the Show hidden files, folders, and drives under the Hidden files and folders category

(6). Click OK at the bottom of the Folder Options window.

4. Delete virus files

Find out and remove the associated files of this browser hijacker virus.


%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\~r

%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\.dll HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “.exe”

Video Shows You How to Safely Modify Windows Registry Editor:

In summary, is a malicious domain which can hijack your browser. When infected with this virus, your search results will be redirected to some random websites belonging to Such websites may contain lots of advertisements luring you to purchase things, even Trojans or other malware virus. It will also prevent you from changing your browser’s homepage and default search engine; simultaneously damage your computer by installing additional malware infections. The hacker can monitor your browsing activities and steal your personal information with the assistance of this virus. You should remove it immediately to protect your computer and privacy.

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 on November 9, 2012 1:52 pm, last updated on May 31, 2013 5:02 am

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