When you are opening the web browser (Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Opera etc.), you can see Digstar.com instead of your favorite homepage? Why is Digstar.com able to change the homepage without your permission? What is Digstar.com? Does it make you feel annoyed by constantly causing redirect issues? Is there an effective way to remove it if the antivirus programs do not help?
Digstar.com is an annoying redirect that pretends to be a professional search engine with some convincing Yahoo or Google icons on its site. It has the ability to affect computers that have Windows operating systems by firstly hijacking the web browsers in the computer. Generally speaking, if you install some uncertified free programs without unmarking the agreement of installing Digstar.com, open email attachments that are sent by unknown persons and download pornographic videos, it will get into the computer easily.
Digstar.com is very active at present. Once it finishes its installation into the computer successfully, it modifies the web browser settings as well as important system settings immediately. It forces you to visit its site whenever you launch the web browser to perform any task like visiting sites or searching for something in Google or any other famous search engines. If you compromise and use it to do the search, the results you can get are malicious websites showing advertisements or containing vicious viruses instead of the useful information you want. Your computer is in a high risk condition and easily gets infected with those dangerous viruses, which lead to the sluggish performance of the computer. Besides, many advertisement boxes will pop up constantly to interrupt your work. It is really bad to use a sluggish and weird computer and that will decrease your work efficiency greatly. What is worse, Digstar.com can be made use of by some cyber criminals with evil intention. Those bad guys can implant spyware into your computer. There is someone watching when you are visiting websites, typing in passwords or chatting with someone in the computer. Digstar.com is created via complicated techniques so the antivirus programs can pick up nothing related to it in the computer. Thus, Digstar.com redirect is a threat to your privacy security. You shall remove it manually as soon as possible.
Digstar.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:
(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”
Digstar.com is a nasty redirect which is able to hijack web browsers, modify browser settings and cause many other computer problems. It is capable of infecting computers worldwide. You have no idea that it is in your computer until you see it when you run the browser. Digstar.com also can be used by the cyber criminals to connect to your computer. You must feel bad if someone is watching in the backdoor when you doing something in the computer. You shall remove it as soon as possible.
Published by & last updated on August 11, 2013 6:42 am