Every time you start the web browser (Firefox, Internet Explorer or Google Chrome), you have to go to Utorrent.inspsearch.com? Is it a useful search engine? If so, how can it control the browser completely and prevent you from making any changes? You are also redirected to other strange websites frequently? You have tried to use some antivirus software to delete it, but they cannot even detect any traces of it? How to remove this browser hijacker and get back your browser settings?
Utorrent.inspsearch.com is classified as a web browser hijacker (sometimes we also call it a browser redirect）. As the name suggests, it is able to affect the browsers inside the computer including Internet Explorer, Safari, Firefox, Google Chrome etc.) via modifying default browser settings and using rogue plug-ins to redirect you to its own page. In addition, almost all browser hijackers have the ability to change the search engine and results, the same goes to this one we are talking about. The credibility of the search results it provides is not good, thus, you should avoid clicking on these search results so as to ensure that your computer won’t get more infections. It is also capable of recording all the website addresses the user visits and search keywords to achieve commercial, advertising or marketing purposes. This is why it can display ads related to the search keywords you use frequently. There are also some other rampant browser hijackers, such as Search.snapdo.com, Searchnu.com/410 and Nationzoom.com.
Everyone should be careful when trying to download and install programs from the Internet. Many unknown download websites provide free programs that are bundled with other things, such as Utorrent.inspsearch.com. Therefore, when you want to install a program in the computer, you should cancel the installations of other things you do not want. Some malicious websites require users to install their plug-ins which may also contain this browser hijacker. Even if these abhorrent programs or plug-ins are uninstalled, it still remains on your computer. So what we need to do is to be circumspect when we are using cyber sources. Because it is there, your computer will become very fragile. First of all, you will receive some advertisement windows or unknown links from time to time. Even if many users know these are unsafe and refrain from clicking on them, there are always some careless moments. Cyber criminals can even steal the information it records, such as financial details, commercial secrets and social privacy. Therefore, removing it as soon as possible is necessary.
1. It is able to become the startup page of your web browser via modifying browser settings. No matter which browser you are using (Internet Explorer, Safari, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Opera), you can see the browser is occupied by it completely.
2. It may also install plug-ins, extensions and toolbars in the browser so as to record your search history as well as cookies.
3. You need to wait for a long time when visiting websites because the browser always gets stuck and is slow in reaction.
4. This annoying redirect may also result in unstable Internet connection and system freezes frequently.
5. You are forced to receive many advertisement windows when the computer is connected to the Internet.
Utorrent.inspsearch.com has the ability to change the default browser settings and redirect you to random sites (usually sites playing unreliable advertisements or even containing virulent Trojan viruses, spyware and other infections). You may have noticed that most browser hijackers won’t be detected by antivirus programs. The same goes to this one. Its considerable visitor volume benefits numerous product manufacturers, freeware developers and website promoters, thus, they are willing to maintain long-term relationship with it. Actually, the main reason for the failure detection of antivirus programs is its successful disguise. Through making use of advanced technology, it maintains the ability to combine its components with system files or to generate fake system files, which confuses computer users as well as antivirus programs. They cannot identify it accurately and timely, let alone remove it thoroughly. Therefore, manual removal is the best choice to drive it away from your computer. In this case, you are advised to delete every file generated by it manually so as to spare all later trouble. The manual removal needs to be handled carefully so as to avoid any subsequent damages. Users can follow the manual guide here to have the hijacker removed instantly.
1. Clean Add-ons and Extensions
* Internet Explorer:
(1). Click Tools in the Menu bar and then click Internet Options
(3). Click Programs tab, click Manage add-ons and disable the suspicious add-ons
(1). Click Tools in the Menu bar and then click Add-ons
(2). Click Extensions, select the related browser add-ons and click Disable
* Google Chrome:
(1). Click Customize and control Google Chrome button → Tools → Extensions
(2). Disable the extensions of Utorrent.inspsearch.com
2. End Relevant Processes
(1). Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc together to pop up Windows Task Manager, click Processes tab
*For Win 8 Users:
Click More details when you see the Task Manager box
And then click Details tab
(2). Find out and end the processes of Utorrent.inspsearch.com
3. Show Hidden Files
(1). Click on Start button and then on Control Panel
(2). Click on Appearance and Personalization
(3). Click on Folder Options
(4). Click on the View tab in the Folder Options window
(5). Choose Show hidden files, folders, and drives under the Hidden files and folders category
(6). Click OK at the bottom of the Folder Options window
*For Win 8 Users:
Press Win+E together to open Computer window, click View and then click Options
Click View tab in the Folder Options window, choose Show hidden files, folders, and drives under the Hidden files and folders category
4. Delete Relevant Registry Entries and Files
(1). Delete the registry entries of Utorrent.inspsearch.com through Registry Editor
Press Win+R to bring up the Run window, type “regedit” and click “OK”
While the Registry Editor is open, search and delete the related registry entries:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings “CertificateRevocation” =Random
(2). Find out and remove the associated files.
%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\.dll HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Random “.exe”
Utorrent.inspsearch.com is a browser hijacker that is able to hook up the web browsers. The developed network makes its sphere of influence expanding. Many users do not know the redirect is embedded into the computer until they suddenly see some special symptoms in the computer. It pretends to be a legitimate website providing information search function. However, the search results it shows are unreliable advertisements or links. If you install suspicious free software, open the spam email attachments and access unsafe websites, it can get into your computer and first affect the browser you use currently. You can see that it takes over the entire browser – default homepage and search engine are replaced by its own website. No matter what you want to do, such as accessing to favorite sites, opening email and searching for something, it always ties you down. It is also able to install particular plug-ins on your computer so that your interface becomes more complicated. It changes browser settings, Internet settings and other systems settings, which results in slow computer reaction speed. Meanwhile, your personal information is not safe with it in your computer. Therefore, you shall have Utorrent.inspsearch.com removed timely.
The above manual removal is quite dangerous and complicated, which needs sufficient professional skills. Therefore, only computer users with rich computer knowledge are recommended to implement the process because any errors including deleting important system files and registry entries will crash your computer system. If you have no idea of how to process the manual removal, please contact experts from YooCare Online Tech Support for further assistance.
Published by & last updated on December 20, 2013 7:57 am