My Toshiba laptop has been infected by a browser hijack redirect virus named Static.bestsocialfeed.com, each time when I try to open my homepage as usual, I will be redirected to this Static.bestsocialfeed.com, my homepage has been replaced by this virus completely! The Internet Speed becomes very slow so that I can not even use my Internet Explorer at all, my husband helps me install Firefox but how can I remove the virus on the Internet Explorer? Can’t I use it any more? Any help will be appreciated.
As a nasty browser hijack redirect virus, Static.bestsocialfeed.com can infect PC users’ computer easily, this website is created by the cyber criminal to cheat the PC users by acting as a legit and real webpage, all the Window OS including XP, Vista, Win 7 and Win 8 can all be the target of this nasty browser hijack redirect. Usually the cyber criminal will plant the Static.bestsocialfeed.com redirect virus to some free programs, .exe processes and spam E-mail attachments, it can be activated quickly once the PC users open these infected files. Once it has been installed to one PC, this browser hijack redirect is able to modify all the settings on the browser and even the whole PC, this virus has the ability to bring terrible virus infection to the infected PC, it needs to be removed as soon as possible to keep the infected machine safe.
In general, once it has been installed to once browser, it will start to change the settings such as homepage and add-ons, that is why most of the PC user will find that the homepage will be changed to Static.bestsocialfeed.com. Some strange add-ons will appear on the browser as well, the PC users can be redirected to visit some malicious webpages if they click on those add-ons. This Static.bestsocialfeed.com can not help the PC users go online at all, it comes from hijackers which the PC users need to be careful.
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.
Static.bestsocialfeed.com can cause terrible virus infection on the infected PC, the infected browser and the whole computer will be in a high-risk of being attacked by other virus infection like Trojan horse, Worm, rough program and even the malware. It can also stop the PC users from accessing the security tools, changing another browser can not figure out this virus infection, Static.bestsocialfeed.com can attack the new browser as well, since the anti-virus program can not handle this browser hijack redirect, it is suggested that the PC users should get rid of it manually 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 22, 2013 7:24 am