Do you feel confused to see Search.eazel.com instead of your default homepage when you open the web browser? You would like to search for something in Google search engine, but you are redirected to Search.eazel.com? Do you feel uncomfortable because the Search.eazel.com forces you to use it? You are the owner of the computer but you cannot decide which homepage and search engine you want to use? Why does this strange thing happen? Is there a good way to stop the annoying redirect?
Search.eazel.com is a browser hijacker that is able to redirect you to Search.eazel.com or its main site Eazel.com. There are many kinds of free applications showing in Eazel.com and you may think it is legitimate at the first sight. However, to increase the visiting traffics of the site, the developers use some deceitful methods. You will need to download its download client Vittalia if you want to acquire the free applications on its site. Many other adware and notorious applications including Start.sweetpacks Toolbar, Mywebsearch Toolbar and Search.eazel.com Toolbar are offered during the installing procedure.
Once the redirect managed to get into the computer, it starts to change browser settings as well as system settings immediately. Your default homepage and search engine become Search.eazel.com. Whenever you open the web browser (Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Opera etc.), you always can see it there. Even if you go to the browser settings to change the homepage or search engine back to your favorite, you still can see it again after reopening the browser. Besides, you shall be aware of those search results it provides. Some of which display annoying advertisements constantly and some even contain dangerous Trojan viruses or spyware. What is more terrible, the developers may be able to record your browsing history and the cyber criminals may make use of this redirect to access the computer without letting you know. Don’t you think it is awful to let some unknown guys know about what you have done in your personal computer? Thus, please remove the redirect as early as possible.
Search.eazel.com cannot be handled by the antivirus programs. If you try to scan the computer by antivirus programs, you will see they can find nothing about the redirect. But please don’t be frustrated even if the antivirus programs don’t work, you still can remove it manually.
It 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:
(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 summary, Search.eazel.com is a notorious redirect that can get into the computer stealthily if you don’t unmark the agreement of installing it together when installing some freeware from Eazel.com or other uncertified sources. It is capable of changing your homepage as well as search engine and preventing you from making any change. You are always forced to visit its site and use its search engine. The cyber criminals are able to take advantage of the redirect to record your personal information. Therefore, you shall have it removed as soon as possible.
Published by & last updated on August 1, 2013 10:10 am