Does your Internet Explorer take over by Tika-search.com Redirect? Do you know what is it? What to do if it remove the original homepage and search engine in your browser and you cannot set them back? Every time you have it removed, it comes up later when you re-open the victim browser. Is there a way to get rid of it completely? Manual way is more reliable when dealing with browser redirect or browser hijacker.
Tika-search.com Redirect, like the other faking search engines which have been spread over the Internet world recently, is created by to kidnap your favorite browser and disguise as a useful tool for product promoting and profit earning. This adware usually is intruded by some unsafe links, which usually is free software downloading links, or some useless add-ons. At the beginning of this infection, the settings are changed. It replaces itself as the homepage, default searcher and security setting to execute its plan. The whole custom settings of your browser have been changed to a new, unfamiliar one. This redirect is aimed at force target Chrome to visit its pointed website for product promotion. The matter is not that your browser is being hijacked by this unknown homepage; it is that your webpage will be redirected to its homepage time to time and the computer setting is being changed secretly to fit its own requirements.
Once you accidentally install it, it will hijack Internet Explorer by malicious program, tamper it to make the infected browser abnormal, force your path into advertising site which is not the result of what you want to go, the webpage you are visiting is copied and gathering and favorites in Internet Explorer is also replaced with the unfamiliar website address. Many people are not very familiar with virus like browser redirect. It is mainly used to generate unwanted pop up. The pop ups are promoting products which have deal with Tika-search.com creator to earn more money. The search result it shows would also contain some promoting links for them to increase traffic for benefits. Having this redirect in your computer could be more dangerous than you think. If you don’t know how to remove it, try manual way which can help you get rid of it forever.
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.
6. It is capable of collecting your browsing history and other important data.
Tika-search.com Redirect 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. 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”
While the Registry Editor is open, search and delete the following registry entries
(2). Find out and remove the associated files of this browser hijacker virus.
Most often, Tika-search.com Redirect comes in its target PC secretly. It needs neither permission nor allowance. Mixing up good search engine with itself is the main goal it needs to achieve. When people have accepted the change it brings to their favorite browser, this redirect would stay as the default searcher in your Internet Explorer. When you search something, you will find out that it displays not only the desired result but also some unwanted website which keeps promoting annoying pop-up ads. Interfering with uncountable pop ups in the webpage, your online surfing experience will become more and more annoying. Finally you don’t want to use the victim Internet Explorer anymore. It is better to get rid of it quickly than keep it in your computer to let it continuing messing up daily life.
Published by & last updated on October 20, 2013 10:30 am