Do you feel strange because all the web browsers in the computer are always being redirected to Home.tb.ask.com? Why does this happen? What is Home.tb.ask.com? It has the ability to change your homepage without asking you for permission. Antivirus program can find nothing when you are indeed being annoyed by this redirect? Are you looking for a manual guide to remove this redirect?
Home.tb.ask.com is a fake search engine which will cause annoying redirects to interrupt your Internet activities. It is able to hit any computer system via hijacking all kinds of web browsers in the computer including Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Opera and Internet Explorer. Normally, visiting some websites that are hacked by cyber criminals, downloading or installing freeware from unsafe sources and opening email attachments from known addressers will lead to the access of this redirect to the computer.
Home.tb.ask.com is able to do something awful once it has infiltrated into the computer successfully. You have to visit its domain every time you open the browser to visit sites or search for something in Google, Yahoo, Bing or some other famous search engine, which increases its visiting traffics and improve its ranking. You may deem it as a real search engine the first time you are on its domain because it looks professional with a search bar and a few hyperlinks to some famous websites. However, it cannot provide useful information. If you use it to search for things, you just can get some weird sites instead of the exact results. Some of those weird sites display a lot of advertisements inducing you to buy some unknown products and some even contain vicious viruses. In addition, cyber criminals are able to make use of this redirect to implant spyware into your computer, which enables them to access your computer furtively. They may be watching when you are visiting websites, typing in passwords or chatting with someone in the computer. Thus, to protect your privacy security, you shall have it removed as early as possible.
You may have downloaded an antivirus program to scan the computer, but unfortunately, Home.tb.ask.com has the ability to pretend to be a part of the system. That is why the antivirus program can find nothing relating to it. Please try the manual removal guide below and be cautious because any wrong operation will cause mistake damaging the computer.
Home.tb.ask.com 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. 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.
2. Delete Virus Files
(1). Delete the related registry entries through Registry Edit
Guides to open registry editor: Click “Start” menu, hit “Run”, then type “regedit”, click “OK”
While the Registry Editor is open, search and delete the following registry entries listed below:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings “CertificateRevocation” =Random
(2). Find out and remove the associated files of this browser hijacker.
%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\.dll HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Random “.exe”
In a word, Home.tb.ask.com is a malicious browser hijacker that is able to get into the computer without your allowance. It can affect any computer system all over the world. You don’t know it is in your computer until you see its domain popping up when you open the browser. It changes your default homepage and forces you to use its fake search bar. There is no way to make the browser back to normal except removing it completely. Furthermore, it facilitates the cyber criminals to record what you are doing in the computer. You cannot use the computer safely with this redirect in. Please remove it as early as possible to avoid more damages.
Published by & last updated on July 9, 2013 9:11 am