My Google Chrome browser has been infected by My-online-search.com redirect virus, it replaces my homepage completely, each time when I run the Google Chrome browser, it will redirect me to this My-online-search.com website, I try to fix the problem by my own but can not make it. How can I get rid of the annoying browser hijack redirect virus from my browser? Will it infect my Internet Explorer as well? Can I use ignore the problem and use Firefox instead?
My-online-search.com redirect is a fake search engine which is created by the cyber criminals to collect information from the PC users’ computers. This browser hijack redirect virus can target on Internet Explorer, Firefox, Google Chrome and other browsers, once it has invaded to one browser, My-online-search.com redirect can change the Internet settings on it and create malicious add-ons, homepage can be replaced and the PC users are hard to change it back. That is why most of the infected PCs will suffer a terrible virus infection due to this browser hijack redirect virus, it can slow down the Internet speed and even cause a freezing at all, this redirect virus needs to be removed as soon as possible to keep the infected PC safe. In general, My-online-search.com redirect can infect all the browsers on the infected PC if there are more than one browsers, at the beginning, the virus infection may just occur on one browser, but other browsers can work normally as usual, however, if the PC users ignore the virus infection, My-online-search.com will attack and infect other browsers. That is the reason it is useless to change another browser to avoid the virus infection, the virus infection needs to be erased by manual removal way.
1. Your computer performs slower and slower.
2. You need to wait 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 virus also causes poor Internet connection and system to crash frequently.
5. You will get many advertisement windows when you are surfing online.
This redirect virus 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 and even Trojans, rootkit or other malware viruses. Anti-virus software cannot identify this 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-on and disable all the suspicious add-on.
（1）. Click the Firefox menu and click Add-on
(2). Click Extensions, select the related browser add-on 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
First, you need to show all hidden files so that you can fully check the files related to Redirect Virus.
(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 listed below:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings “CertificateRevocation” = ‘1’
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Attachments “SaveZoneInformation” = ‘0’
(2). Find out and remove the associated files of this browser hijacker virus.
The My-online-search.com redirect is a browser hijack redirect virus which attacks the careless PC users online, this browser hijack redirect can keep taking over high resource of the CPU so that the infected PC will face a slow performance. What is more, it can plant a backdoor process on the infected machine for its malicious purpose, the backdoor process will run automatically when PC users turn on the infected PC, all the data including personal accounts, important E-mail and files will be viewed by the cyber criminals. Anyway, this browser hijack redirect has been one of the most dangerous viruses on the Internet, PC users have to get it of as fast as they to avoid further damage.
If you are not sure which files are related to malware, please contact experts from YooCare Online Tech Support for further help.
Published by & last updated on November 20, 2013 2:15 am