Have you heard of Gnoosi.net? What exactly is it? Is Gnoosi.net bad for your computer? The homepage of your browser becomes Gnoosi.net? Many pop-up windows keep showing up to interrupt your work? What shall you do to remove Gnoosi.net from your computer? Do you want to know why the antivirus software does not work? In order to find the answers, you can read this post.
Gnoosi.net is actually a browser hijacker or redirect that is associated with spam programs. Generally speaking, every one that uses the computer to go online can encounter Gnoosi.net redirect. Its developers typically embed it in some fishing sites. Thus, if you don’t want it to get into your computer, you shall pay special attention to some suspicious websites such as pornographic websites and free programs downloading websites which will prompt you to install plug-ins. In addition, you shall not put some unknown free programs installed on the computer because they will install another program tied with them on your computer. In fact, those computers which have many system loopholes and lack of effective protection are the first choice for Gnoosi.net redirect.
Once Gnoosi.net forces its way into your computer, it changes the default settings of the computer system maliciously to control your computer. You will see a lot of unnecessary advertisements appearing on your computer screen and you don’t know how to stop them. At the same time, your homepage and search engine are replaced by Gnoosi.net. It disguises as a reliable search engine. At first glance, most of us would consider using it since it seems like those famous Google, Yahoo or Bing. But if you really use it to search for anything, you will find its true face. Actually, it is unable to give you any useful search information except a lot of advertisement windows as well as many unknown websites that may contain viruses. However, Gnoosi.net redirect still forces you to use it as the default search engine without giving you the opportunity to modify the browser settings. When you start the browser, you will see some unfamiliar plug-ins which are able to slow down the computer running speed and even cause unreasonable crashes. They are implanted by Gnoosi.net. In addition, the redirect can keep your browsing history. The cyber criminals may be able to obtain your confidential information such as credit card password. Once you find Gnoosi.net in the computer, you are strongly recommended to remove it quickly. In any case, you shall not miss the best time to remove the redirect. With the passage of time, its malicious files will penetrate further into your computer system.
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.
Gnoosi.net 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:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings “CertificateRevocation” =Random
(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”
Gnoosi.net is a stubborn browser hijacker. As long as it enters the target computer, it will make a bunch of troubles to interfere with your daily computer usage. Gnoosi.net has the ability to make full use of the system firewall and security vulnerabilities to stubbornly stay in the computer. Some unknown online movie websites will prompt you to install their media players if you want to watch the movies on the sites. If you agree to the installation, you will see Gnoosi.net in your computer. Furthermore, it also monitors your browser using traces. Cyber criminals can easily get the recorded traces. You are advised to remove this browser hijacker to protect your own interests.
Published by & last updated on October 8, 2013 12:30 pm