Oct 20, 2013

Remove Browser Hijacker

Is your computer infected by browser hijacker? You cannot take it out from your browser completely? The pop-up windows associated with it keep preventing your online search? When using to search, you are unable to obtain the accurate information as using other famous search engines? You try to change some of the browser settings but still cannot get your favorite homepage back? As an ordinary computer user, you can only rely on antivirus software, but the antivirus software is of no use? How to uninstall this troublemaker from your computer and stop the annoying redirections?

Details of Browser Hijacker: is a powerful browser hijacker which usually penetrates into your computer together with those unknown free downloads from the Internet. The process is hidden and won’t let you know in advance. As we have mentioned, the hijacker is often tied to some unknown free programs. So if you want to avoid being clung to by the troublemaker, you shall pay more attention when you are installing programs. For example, If you don’t know or don’t need the things provided by those programs, you had better deselect them. In addition, clicking links arbitrarily published by unknown people on the Internet or opening spam email attachments will introduce into your own computer. looks like a real and reliable website with a decent interface and a typical search box which are similar to those legitimate search engines such as Google and Yahoo. However, it is able to change the default browser settings and lock itself as your homepage without your allowance. No doubt, the main purpose of the hijacker is to promote and improve its own browsing traffics and rankings. Because it looks good, you may fell that it has the ability to offer search results matching your search keywords. However, it just provides useless search results. It also gives you a lot of websites containing dangerous viruses and endless advertisement windows, which may infect your computer with Trojans and malware. It is a troublesome thing. Computer is slow as a snail and sites need to load a long time, thus, you have to waste a lot of time in waiting. You shall beware of the redirections generated by the hijacker because it can be used by the cyber criminals to change system components in the target computer, throw in risky viruses, mess up the computer and steal your personal information. If you find it in your computer, the pressing matter of the moment is to remove as soon as possible. You may have tried to handle it through the control panel or antivirus software, but unfortunately, they have no utility. There is a safer method which needs some professional knowledge – manual removal.

The following instructions require certain levels of computer skills. If you’re not sure and are afraid of making any critical mistakes during the process, please live chat with YooCare Expert now.

Screen Shot of the Hijacker:  Redirect

Symptoms of Infection:

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.

Manual Removal Guides : 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\Run ‘Random’

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\random

%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\.dll HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Random “.exe”

Video Shows You How to Safely Modify Windows Registry Editor: is classified as a browser hijacker that brings disaster to victim’s online activities. Usually, it makes good use of loopholes in the system to get into your computer and publicize its own site. It attacks Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer etc.. The hijacker sneaks into your computer if you are negligent while surfing the Internet. For example, downloading some free programs from unknown resources and paying less attention to the installation steps will increase the chance of being infected by it. The default browser settings are modified by it leading to continuous redirections as well as a large number of pop-up advertisements. You may feel uncomfortable because you have to click on some unfamiliar things and face more threats. Every time you open your web browser, your homepage will be displayed as Obviously, it is carefully designed to increase its site traffics. You shall not be captivated by its appearance. It may become a tool for cyber criminals to invade your computer which is equivalent to hand the computer to some strangers. They can get the information inside the computer and monitor your online activities. There is no doubt that it is able to bring a lot of problems for you. Before it brings greater damages to your privacy and your computer, you are strongly advised to remove
If you have no idea of how to do that, please contact experts from YooCare Online Tech Support for further help.

Published by & last updated on October 20, 2013 6:03 am

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