Web.coilchocks.com keeps popping up on my computer and I cannot remove it. It happens only on IE and Firefox works fine. I’ve run just about every scan on the web and nothing detects it. I really don’t want to rebuild my whole system. Is there any way I can get rid of this hijacker without losing my data??
When computer users surf the Internet, they may stumble upon a web page that attempts to create a separate “popup” window containing an advertisement to keep bothering them. And Web.coilchocks.com is one of the unwanted popups that is generally disruptive to web surfing, so users should learn how to block it from popping up. This website is affiliated with browser hijackers or adware which hijacks all kinds of browsers including Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. It uses browser helper objects and third party malware including sponsored adware and spyware platforms to change your homepage and modify your browser settings without your permission.
It is known that Internet pop-ups can be an annoyance. Once this hijacker is installed, users will get Web.coilchocks.com page or other irrelevant windows popping up against their wills. Those windows are usually associated with different forms of advertisements and at times can include viruses that can infect the computer. Most of the time users install the plugin themselves together with other free software. Web.coilchocks.com redirect can be bundled with freeware applications, such as shareware games or various video players. It may inform the user about the oncoming installation but if you are not careful enough to un-tick a box during the installation, you may let this threat invade your computer and mess up your whole system. This threat attaches itself thru registry files in the personal data files your browser creates, such as your bookmarks, cookies etc so that antivirus cannot pick it up and remove it. If you keep it appears for a long time, it may track user’s web browsing habits, record addresses of visited sites and send collected data to a remote server. Therefore, don’t hesitate to get rid of Web.coilchocks.com from your computer if you have already found it in the PC.
When Web.coilchocks.com redirect is inside your computer, your security software may be blocked immediately and your homepage will be changed without your permission. In addition, it degrades overall web browser stability and performance as it wastes too much computer resources. The most irritating feature of this redirect virus is that it will keep redirecting you to various harmful websites against your will. If you try to search something from Google, Bing or other search page as your preferred, you will be redirected to other irrelevant page. Thus, this issue should be fixed as soon as possible.
1. It can redirect you to malicious websites with numerous pop up ads to interrupt and stop you from doing anything on your computer;
2. It can turn your computer to run slowly and pose sudden death;
3. It can introduce more unwanted viruses and ransomware to do further harms;
4. It can help cyber criminals track your online activities and capture significant personal data to cause you a loss of value.
5. It can change your default DNS configuration and block you accessing your favorite sites.
6. It forcibly customizes the default homepage, search engine and bookmarks of your computer.
Considering Web.coilchocks.com hijacker can’t be fixed by any security tools, uses can use the manual guide below to fix this issue.
1. Clear all the cookies of your affected browsers.
Click on the “Tools” menu and select “Options”.
Click the “Under the Bonnet” tab, locate the “Privacy” section and click the “Clear browsing data” button.
Select “Delete cookies and other site data” to delete all cookies from the list.
Open Internet explorer window
Click the “Tools” button
Point to “safety” and then click “delete browsing history”
Tick the “cookies” box, then click “delete”
Click on Tools, then Options, select Privacy
Click “Remove individual cookies”
In the Cookies panel, click on “Show Cookies”
To remove a single cookie click on the entry in the list and click on the “Remove Cookie button”
To remove all cookies click on the “Remove All Cookies button”
2. End the malicious process from Task Manager.
Once Web.coilchocks.com redirect is installed, computer user may notice that CPU usage randomly jumps to 100 percent, slowing down the computer. If your system’s CPU spike is constant, users should check from Task Manager and see if there is a suspicious process occupying the system resources and then end it immediately.
(The name of the virus process can be random.)
Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc at the same time and it will open up task manager directly. Then change to “Processes” tab.
3. Show hidden files and folders.
Open Folder Options by clicking the Start button, clicking Control Panel, clicking Appearance and Personalization, and then clicking Folder Options.
Click the View tab.
Under Advanced settings, click Show hidden files and folders, uncheck Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then click OK.
4. Remove all the malicious files manually.
C:\Documents and Settings\LocalService\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\*.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\LocalService\Local Settings\*.*
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System “DisableTaskMgr” = ’1′
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\system “DisableTaskMgr” = ’1′
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Download “CheckExeSignatures” = ‘no’
Web.coilchocks.com is closely associated with browser hijacker malware that can alter the homepage of your browsers like Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome and redirect the user to its own page or other irrelevant pages without any permission. Those pages can be porn–related or full of advertising banners or it might force you to those pages asking you to pay something or give away your bank account details. This virus force users to visit Web.coilchocks.com page constantly so as criminals can use the artificial traffic to boost affiliate payments. Also with the help of this hijacker, cyber hackers may enable access to the affected system to record your sensitive information for illegal activities without any notice. When your browser is hijacked, it disconnects your network and makes the contaminated system stuck and freezing up frequently. And the worst thing is your security applications can’t help you out of the redirect issue. Therefore, it is highly recommended users to get rid of Web.coilchocks.com manually so that it can be deleted completely and never come back to bother you again.
Published by & last updated on October 4, 2013 4:46 am