Windows.iYogi.com is a new version of the browser hijack redirect which is able to cause chaos and problems on the infected PC. This browser hijack redirect virus can change the Internet setting like homepage and default browser once it starts its working on the infected machine. Usually the Windows.iYogi.com redirect virus will be attached to some programs and .exe processes, it will be installed to the computer once the PC users run these infected files. PC users will be redirected to visit some unsafe websites or forums while surfing on the Internet, it is extremely dangerous which needs to be removed completely.
Generally speaking, Windows.iYogi.com is able to infect different browsers on the infected PC at the same time or step by step. PC users may ignore the problem on the IE because the Firefox can work normally, other browsers can be infected by this browser hijack redirect virus as well when the time goes by. What is more, this redirect can download and install other viruses to the infected computer by passing through the security programs, once the computer is infected, the infected PC will suffer a slow performance which makes PC users annoyed.
Once the infected computer is infected by the browser hijack redirect virus, it will cause terrible virus infection. The infected computer will run much slower than before, PC users will have to spend more time opening a webpage or watching a video. Sometimes the browser can crash frequently which makes PC users annoyed, the browser hijack virus is able to redirect the infected PC to visit other malicious website with different viruses and threats on it, and lots of the popping-up webpage will appear while surfing on the Internet. In a word, the browser hijack redirect virus can cause chaos and problems on the infected computer.
How did you get Windows.iYogi.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.
The browser hijack redirect virus is an extremely dangerous threat on the infected computer. Registry and other system settings can be modified by it completely, that is the reason the nasty redirect virus can escape the tracking of the security tools like anti-virus program or firewall. It is strongly suggested that PC user should get rid of this redirect virus in a manual way to uninstall it. Learn more from the manual removal guide below.
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.
Windows.iYogi.com redirect virus will make the infected PC stay in an unsafe place which cyber criminals have the ability to invade the infected PC to for their malicious purpose. This Windows.iYogi.com browser hijack redirect virus needs to removed completely as soon as possible to avoid further damage. Stop being naive, changing another browser can not solve this problem, this browser hijack redirect virus can also attack the new browser if this redirect virus keeps staying in your PC. It is suggested that PC users should remove this tricky browser hijack redirect manually and quickly.
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 19, 2013 5:34 am