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Nov 21, 2012

How to Get Rid of Scorecardresearch Virus?(Complete Removal Guide)

What is Scorecardresearch? Is it a real search engine like Google? Why does Scorecardresearch change your homepage and you can not change it back? How can you remove it completely from your infected computer?

What is Scorecardresearch virus?

Scorecardresearch is categorized as a browser hijacker that appears on your computer and brings you constant troubles. Wen you are infected by this virus, your computer may face a complicated situation. This virus can change your Internet settings,and redirect you to Scorecardresearch when you visit Internet, and a lot of advertisement webpages will pop up constantly and make you crazy. Do not be fooled by this tricky virus, it is not a real search website, if you search something on Scorecardresearch, you will get some advertizement websites, and these websites contain lots of viruses and Trojans. Scorecardresearch is a browser hijack virus that you can not trust it at all.

Scorecardresearch a browser hijack virus that can infect your browser such as Google Chrome , Internet Explorer or Firefox browsers, this virus acts as a real search website, if you don’t know this virus, you may regard it as a real search website and use it. However, this is a fake search engine webpage. When you are infected by this virus, your computer may run slowly than ever before, because this virus can download different viruses and Trojans to slow down your computer. And this virus can freeze your browser so that you need more time to open a website. What is more, this browser hijack virus creates a lot of pop up webpages and make you crazy. One day you want to visit YouTube, but it always redirect you to Scorecardresearch and you can not watch a video at all. This nasty virus can even track your action online, steal your personal data and sent it to the virus maker. That is why this tricky virus make you annoying all day long, you should remove it as soon as possible

The following instructions require certain levels of computer skills. If you’re not sure how to delete Scorecardresearch virus, please start a live chat with YooCare experts now.

The Screenshot of Scorecardresearch Virus

Impact of Scorecardresearch infection:

1Your computer will be slower and slower.

2You need to take a long time to open a webpage, your browser is much more slower than before.

3It always redirects you to Scorecardresearch.com.

4The harmful redirect virus causes poor Internet connection and system frequent crash.

5You will see a lot up website popping up when you visit Internet

Manual Removal Guides:

1. Open the Windows Task Manager

You can press Ctrl + Shift + ESC together or Ctrl + Alt + Delete together.

If it dose not work, Click the Start button, click the run option, type taskmgr and press OK. The Windows Task Manager should open.

2. In the Windows Task Manager, find out the process of ”Scorecardresearch” by name random.exe. Then scroll the list to find required process. Select it with your mouse or keyboard and click on the End Process button. This will end the process.

3. Delete malicious registry entries related to ”Scorecardresearch” browser hijacker virus.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Active Setup\Installed Components\random
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\run\random
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Installer\Products\5ATIUYW62OUOMNBX256 “(Default)”=”1?
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\“UninstallString” = “‘%AppData%\[RANDOM]\[RANDOM].exe” -u
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\“ShortcutPath” = “‘C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\5ATIUYW62OUOMNBX256.exe” -u’”
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce “5ATIUYW62OUOMNBX256” = “‘C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\5ATIUYW62OUOMNBX256.exe’

4.Remove malicious files of ”Scorecardresearch” virus
C:\WINDOWS\assembly\KYH_64\Desktop.ini
C:\Windows\assembly\KYH_32\Desktop.ini
C:\WINDOWS\system32\giner.exe

Video Shows You How to Safely Modify Windows Registry Editor:

In summary:

Scorecardresearch.com is a browser hijack virus, 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. Generally speaking, this virus can infect some websites, links or free programs first, when you click on this infected webpage or download the infected program, this virus can infect you computer as well. Please do not trust this website, even it acts as a real search website. If you use this website to search something, the result will be the no-relation webpage such as some advertisement and porn websites, which contain a lot of threaten on it. This virus can even download Ransomware to do further damage to your computer. So you need to remove it completely from your computer before it brings further dangerous to you. What is more, this virus can let the virus control your computer and steal your personal data. So next time when you see Scorecardresearch.com on your computer, please do not confuseand remove it as soon as possible.

Note: If you find it difficult to follow the removal guide above, please contact YooCare PC experts 24/7 online will help you remove Scorecardresearch virus from your computer completely.

Published by & last updated on November 21, 2012 6:06 am

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