Search.twcc.com is a fake search engine webpage which is belongs to browser hijack redirect virus, this redirect virus can be attached to some infected programs, executable processes and links, once the PC users open these files or click the infected links, their PCs can be under attack in a short time. Internet Explorer, Firefox, Google Chrome and other browsers can be the target of this Search.twcc.com browser hijack redirect. When it has been installed to the infected computer successfully, the redirect virus is able to modify all browser settings like homepage and even the default browser, and that is why some PC users can not get their homepage when they run the browser. The nasty redirect virus needs to be removed completely to avoid further damage.
In general, Search.twcc.com will cause terrible virus infection on the infected PC, the Internet speed will be much slower than before, some PC users may even not be able to go online at all. What is more, this website is a fake engine which is created by the cyber criminals to collect information from the infected PC, if the PC users search something on this website, they may get irrelevant results which contain other virus infections. Anyway, this website can not help PC user go online, it is extremely dangerous browser hijack redirect virus, PC users have better to remove it as soon as possible to protect the computers.
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.
How did you get Search.twcc.com virus on your computer? Usually these kinds of the viruses will be planted to some programs especially free programs, .exe, .bat or other executable processes and unsafe links. The computer will get the virus infection when the PC users install, open or click on these infected files. Sometimes the virus can even attack the computer by the files on the USB stick as well. Most of the unsafe website and forum will contain the virus infection, the computer can be infected while visiting these webpages.
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 and folders.
a. For XP: Press Win+E together, click on Tools, then choose Folder Options
For Vista, 7 and 8: Press Win+E together, click on Organize, then choose Folder and search options.
b. 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. Open Registry entries. Find out the malicious files and entries of the virus and then delete all.
Attention: Always be sure to back up your PC before making any changes.
a. Press Win+R to get the Run window. In the “Open” field, type “regedit” and click the “OK” button.
b. All malicious files and registry entries that should be deleted:
(2). Find out and remove the associated files of this browser hijacker virus.
Search.twcc.com is a malicious website which is extremely dangerous. Not only can it effect the Internet speed but also can download other viruses from the unsafe webpages, if the PC users can not remove this browser hijack redirect completely, it can download and install a backdoor process on the infected computer, once the PC turns on the infected PC, the backdoor process will run automatically. All the actions on the infected PC can be recorded by the cyber criminals. Personal information, important files and other data can be sent to the serve and published to the public. Stop being naive, the browser hijack redirect will not go until you start to remove it, you need to get rid of it earlier to keep your PC safe.
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 December 12, 2013 9:02 am