I found my browser was hijacked by a virus which I cannot remove it. If I Google search something and then click on the link, it will take me to an address that’s obviously not what I was looking for. Like I clicked on a link to open an amazon page, and it brought me to something called Endlessmatches.com. That’s really annoying. I tried to run security scan but it detected nothing. How do I get rid of it completely?
Endlessmatches.com is a website associated with browser hijacker or adware that hijacks your browser (such as Internet Explorer, Google chrome, or Firefox) to its domain. 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. Once your browser is hijacked, you may get a tracking cookie inside at the same time which is designed to keep track of how many times you visit a website and how long you stay, your browser type, your IP address, and other web surfing activities. Then all the information could be sent back to the cookie’s host site. It is dangerous for a user to leave this hijacker inside the computer.
By keep forcing users to visit Endlessmatches.com, criminals can use the artificial traffic to boost affiliate payments. The creators uses this technique to generate traffic to their sites, gather search terms and redirect users to websites against their will. Links that provided by this website may redirect you to blank websites, to advertisements or even to malicious websites which will show you misleading information and try to attack your PC. Besides, it can add a toolbar that is nearly impossible to remove using normal uninstall processes. Endlessmatches.com hijacker provides no uninstall feature and hides from the user in order to obstruct its removal as much as possible so that running security scan cannot help to detect its presence. As mentioned above, a redirect virus has no beneficial purposes and shouldn’t remain on your computer, remove Endlessmatches.com as quickly as you can.
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.
Maybe lots of PC users will try to scan their computers once they detect Dfs.pathdone.net redirect on their computers, but after spending several hours scanning the computer, finally they get nothing related to the virus. According to this situation, every computer user should understand a fact that Antivirus tools are not omnipotent. Sometimes they can’t detect or catch viruses timely. That’s because the antivirus is produced by human being, it also takes time to make its function well to handle with a new virus. Furthermore, this type of browser hijacker is tricky, it can block any legitimate security programs already installed on the system which may lead to its removal, hiding itself in the root of the infected system. Therefore, if you want to remove Endlessmatches.com redirect completely, you need to delete all the infected files, processes, as well as registry entries which are related to this nasty virus so that to ensure the security of your computer.
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 this dangerous 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 related to Endlessmatches.com redirect virus manually.
C:\Documents and Settings\LocalService\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\
Endlessmatches.com browser redirect can modify settings of Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome and cause many inconveniences for the users eventually. The most common symptom of this browser hijacker infection is experiencing unwanted redirection to Endlessmatches.com and homepage is replaced without any permission. Furthermore, your computer will be more vulnerable to further infections which means you will open a backdoor to let other viruses invade your computer.It complicates usual web surfing, blocks some reputable Internet resources, opens different web sites instead of requested ones so that it is necessary for users to get rid of Endlessmatches.com in time.
Published by & last updated on October 13, 2013 5:02 am