When I open a certain website, a new page Resultsland.com comes up as a new tab without my permission. That is really annoying! I run a bunch of antivirus product but none of them worked. Both Firefox and IE seem to be hijacked. I uninstalled firefox, then reinstalled, didn’t help. I also installed google chrome, same thing. Is this a virus? Will it steal my information? Please help me to get rid of it.
Resultsland.com, a website affiliated with browser hijacker and adware, is considered as a potential threat which affects browsers installed on your computer. It can hijack Firefox, Chrome and Internet Explorer, and perform its malicious activities in most versions of Windows, including Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8. More than that, it also has the capability to run on Mac OS X and hijack Mac machine. Once your computer is compromised, it changes your default search provider and homepage to Resultsland.com and makes other modifications in your browsers. These changes are very annoying that can badly interfere into your computer’s work and may block you from accessing Internet.
The Resultsland.com redirection is triggered by a mischievous search redirect rootkit threat. It takes control of the browser and forces users into visiting annoying webpages or bogus search pages when clicking on links in major search engine links. This page pretends to be a legitimate search engine but will not provide you any reliable search results related to your queries. Such malicious hijacker is used to boost advertising revenue and if it is activated, it may record all web pages the user visits and send gathered information out through a background Internet connection. Normally, Resultsland.com hijacker arrives your computer after you install freeware software such as video recording, streaming, download-managers or PDF creators, it is bundled in these free software so that PC users always get it installed without any knowledge until they notice several changes and weird thing happen on their computer. As we can see, it should be very careful if you attempt to download something from the Internet in case you get a redirect virus inside. And it is suggested users to get rid of Resultsland.com redirect as soon as possible before a complete mess on your computer.
It belongs to browser hijacker virus which can totally mess up your browser setting.
It changes your default DNS configuration and blocks you accessing your favorite sites.
It may install some malware in your computer to make bad influence without your consent.
It degenerates your computer performance gradually.
Resultsland.com hijacks your browser to redirect your web search results and changes the homepage and browser settings. To completely uninstall it from an infected system, manual removal is the first choice because sometimes antivirus software cannot pick up the exact computer threat timely or remove it permanently. Users can follow the manual guide here to have this virus removed instantly.
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 Resultsland.com 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 manually.
C:\Documents and Settings\LocalService\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\*.exe
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionInternet Settings “ProxyEnable” = “1″
Resultsland.com hijacker enters your computer without your permission and then performs tons of malicious activities on your machine especially for interrupting your browsing sessions. It forces browser to show one particular webpage, inserts advertisements in other web pages, messes up search results or shows various popups in the browser. By using this way, the website owner can make money from your browser usage. This is a phony search engine designed to redirect web users and show them spam search results. It may delete files, steal stored information and harvest private and other sensitive data on your computer. You should have this search engine hijacker removed once detected.
Published by & last updated on October 25, 2013 2:41 am