Web.westendoflondon.com wants to attach on my Firefox. Whenever I open my firefox this website comes up and restrict my changes. There is always a choice comes up to make me choose which one I want to set as the homepage, my MSN.com or it. I can see it in my tool-bars but cannot find its position. When I try to use task manager to stop its process, I have no mean to make sure which one is suspicious, not to mention deleting it. Help!!!
Web.westendoflondon.com is a unwanted domain which hijacks target browser domain in the infected laptop. We usually call this undesired website browser hijacker because this domain aims at kidnap existing Internet Explorer. This unknown website are constantly showing no response or the web-page is not exist. Westendoflondon.com is causing many issues on the victim system. The main function of this stubborn malware is to corrupt your whole computer by loading numerous advertising pop-ups; hiding trait from anti-virus program and forbidding some useful function from security programs. You can see some promoting links that shows on its web-page with attractive words or funny on-line games to cheat you to consider it as a common website and leave it in your computer in case you may need it someday.
Some of the victims may not be very familiar with the browser hijacker and will consider this kind of malware as the one which has no way to get rid of because they may have tried anti-virus in the infected computer but scanning shows nothing and the tools they downloaded cannot remove completely. Although this hijacker tends to be nasty created, there is still a useful way to remove it –manual removal. There is a concept to PC users that leaving this website hijacker in desktop is not a wise choice since it is brought by unknown software secretly and the homepage or background you set is being replaced by it without authorization. If you find it has seriously affected your daily life, delete it quickly before it changes custom settings and brings in other threats to damage your computer.
1. Your computer performs slower and slower.
2. You need to wait for a long time while opening a webpage and your browser runs much slower than before.
3. You are always redirected to some malicious websites.
4. The harmful redirect also causes poor Internet connection and system crash frequently.
5. You will get many advertisement windows when you are using the Internet.
Web.westendoflondon.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, root-kit or other malware virus. Sometimes the anti-virus 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. Clean cookies
* Internet Explorer: Tools → Internet Options →the General tab, Delete the Cookies button can be directly seen in IE6, IE7 is to click the Delete Browsing History button then tick Cookies and click Delete.
* Firefox:Tools → Options → Privacy → Remove Individual Cookies → Delete corresponding cookies in the cookies showing box.
* Opera:Tools → Preferences → Advanced → Cookies →Delete corresponding cookies in Management Cookies.
2. Clean add-ons and extensions
* Internet Explorer:
(1). Click Start, type: Manage browser add-ons
(2). Hit Enter on your keyboard
(3). Click Manage add-ons and disable all the suspicious add-ons.
（1）. Click the Firefox menu and click Add-ons
(2). Click Extensions, select the related browser add-ons and click Disable.
* Google Chrome:
(1). Click the Customize and Control menu button →Tools→ click Extensions
(2). Select the related Extension and click Disable.
3. 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.
4. 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”
(2). Find out and remove the associated files of this browser hijacker virus.
Generally speaking, a nasty redirect as Web.westendoflondon.com is trying to confuse victim by mixing the good result with the promoting one it wants you to see. The ad it pops up contains either Trojan virus or spam to fraud your money and the links it sent is to increase click-through rates. Although your laptop has been armed with a good protection, anti-virus software, it can still have odds of being infected, because it often infects with target Internet Explorer instead of the whole operating system. In order to avoid further infection, the use of manual removal inside system registries is the only effective way to turn this off completely.
Published by & last updated on October 4, 2013 5:30 am