My browser is hijacked. When I use Google Search, no matter what link I want to click and open it, IE browser always redirects me to Go.Speedbit.com. I can use Firefox normally. Is that a virus? I tried to run security scan but nothing found. If that is a virus, how do I get rid of it completely?
Go.Speedbit.com is known as a browser hijacker which is designed to hijack Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox as well as Google Chrome. This website contains an ads-supported search engine and it won’t provide you any reliable search results because the search results are always filled with advertisements and sponsored links. Basically, it performs its malicious activity by forcing computers users to visit Go.Speedbit.com frequently against their will. Thus, criminals who create such annoying hijacker can use the artificial traffic to boost affiliate payments. A hijacker virus can invade a compromised computer via many ways. It can be installed to your computer bundled with some software that you have installed or it comes from free games or various video players.
Similar to the previous Search.Whitesmoke.com virus, Go.Speedbit.com redirect problem can occur on all the most common used browsers like Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Internet Explorer and function in most versions of Windows, including Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8. It is quite annoying and poses a huge risk for your computer security. This hijacker corrupts the local DNS (or Domain Name System) entries to accomplish their hijackers and changes your browser settings without your knowledge. It may track user’s web browsing habits, record addresses of visited sites and send collected data to a remote server. If any browser hijackers or adware exist on the computer system, the PC user may get unwillingly diverted to advertising websites involving websites Go.Speedbit.com and other similar URLs full of random pop-up ads. In addition, it will be a hard time for computer users to surf Internet because it can continuously reroute Google, Yahoo and Bing search engines to its domain without your permission. Considering that this is a suspicious search engine website and it does no good for your computer, you had better remove Go.Speedbit.com as quickly as possible.
Homepage is changed without any permission.
Desktop background is gone somehow.
Browser setting is modified.
Browsers like IE and Firefox works slowly.
Registry files are corrupted.
Considering Go.Speedbit.com redirect can’t be fixed by any security tools, uses can use the manual guide below to fix this issue without any risk.
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 Go.Speedbit.com virus 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
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main StartPage
Go.Speedbit.com redirect is an annoying issue that disturbs computer users recently. It takes control of the browser and forces users into visiting low-quality webpages or bogus search pages when clicking on links in major search engine links. At first sight, you may regard it as a legitimate and reliable search provider due to its appearance, but, in truth, it is connected with browser hijackers and adware that may compromise the web browser and lead to unpleasant browser diversions to misleading advertising websites. The redirect trojan will hijack web browsers such as Safari, IE, FireFox, Chrome, modify the DNS and redirect search results in Google, Yahoo and Bing to a multiple undesirable websites. Despite of what it looks like, you should realize alk Go.Speedbit.com provides is a low-quality search engine that displays more advertisements than legitimate results. Get rid of it as quickly as you can in order to keep your browser and computer safe.
Note: If you are not knowledgeable enough to be able to distinguish the location of this virus, or you are afraid of making mistake during the manual removal, please contact experts from YooCare Online Tech Support for further help.
Published by & last updated on October 19, 2013 1:39 am