Remove Search Engine Hijacker

What is Search Engine Hijacker? Does this replace the original homepage on your browser? Have you ever downloaded or installed this program? Is it a scam? Where is it coming from and how can it install secretly? Do you know how to remove it? How to notice this virus and get rid of it? Search Engine Hijacker Instruction: Search Engine Hijacker is a new released browser or search engine hijacker that can do more than take over your browser. It will take control of the victim browser at first so that it can change internet settings to lower security level and change default setting. When you open your browser, you will find your homepage has been change to its domain. No matter what browsers you are using; this search engine hijacker just resets the browser settings to replace your original homepage. Pretending itself to be a legit search engine with a search box in it is the way it usually use so that PC users might not define it as a virus.

While searching something on’s search box, your search result will be show on its domain with some undefined links. If you unwarily click the links, it will point you to some unwanted websites which contains uncountable malware installation packages. Browser hijacker can be known as a big trouble to computer user. When you search something on it, it will show lots of search results that fool you to click the link. Once you have clicked the link, it creates a lot of pop up page about advertisement or porn. The main usage of hijacker is downloading other malicious programs, creating a backdoor in your PC security.

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.

Manual Removal Guides: Search Engine is a 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 Viral Files

(1). Delete the related registry entries virus 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\Run\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Random

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings “CertificateRevocation” =Random


(2). Find out and remove the associated files.




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

Video Shows You How to Safely Modify Windows Registry Editor:

Conclusion Search Engine Hijacker brings irritation to PC users especially when it starts redirecting search result to unwanted malicious website without asking permission. It is defined as a stubborn search engine hijacker that modifies your computer settings to replace the original homepage and search engine which are set by you. The way malware usually intrudes is via Trojan horse virus or pretending to be an innocent installation packages to trick people click install. This search engine will not only redirect search result to unknown sites but also cut of internet connection constantly. It enters target browser secretly and is not easy to be detected by firewall or security programs. Besides its domain on your homepage, there is no way to detect its trait by tools. So manual way is the best way to remove this search engine hijacker.

Manual removal requires expert skills. If you are not sure what to do, please contact experts from YooCare Online Tech Support for further help.

Published by on September 20, 2013 11:43 am, last updated on September 28, 2013 12:00 pm

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