Every time I open my browser, Flipora Search pops up and i don’t know how to get rid of it. I have literally tried everything like resetting my startup page and running scans, but it is still there. Nothing has worked! As soon as I open either IE or Chrome, what greets me is this website: http://static.flipora.com. It is very annoying. Is there any way I can get rid of this redirect thing permanently?
Http://static.flipora.com (also called Flipora Search) is a page that tries to look like a search engine as similar as Google or Bing, however it is not reliable at all because this bogus search can only provide spam results. It is designed for malicious purpose. Usually this kind of redirect virus gets into a computer from unsafe freeware, shareware or advertising-supported programs such as various browser add-ons or toolbars. Once it is attached to your browser, it installs its own add-on on your browser immediately, so you could get various pop-up messages bombarding your computer screen. At the same time, you may notice that your default search engine and homepage are changed to http://static.flipora.com without your permission and knowledge. By forcing computer users to visit these corrupted web page again and again or clicking various pop-up ads, the creator can easily increase its internet traffic to make a profit. It’s known that websites’ profit comes from the advertising revenue. If a website designer wants to make a profit from advertiser, he is required to accomplish specific internet traffic.
If your start up page is changed to Flipora Search or you always get redirected to this page, then you have to be cautious because this symptom proves a browser hijacker has been installed to your PC already. Each click on this page can generate a certain sum of money for the virus producer and this search provider displays more advertisements than legitimate results. Thus, a complete removal is required to protect your computer from damaging. With Static.flipora.com redirect inside a computer, it will retard both internet speed and computer speed and cause you too many troubles and inconveniences. Malware associated with this kind of hijacker may include a rootkit component designed to conceal the presence of this malware as well as disable any legitimate security programs that it detects on the infected computer. Therefore, it is impossible to remove Flipora virus by running security product. To completely get rid of a redirect virus, it is strongly recommended computer users use manual way below.
Note: This website may display various advertisements to lure users to click on it. It may inform users that they are missing plugin to play video or telling that you are the winner of the day in your area and you need to fill out certain “sponsor offers” in order to claim you “free gift” or something like that. However, don’t click on any of the advertisements shown on http://static.flipora.com. Otherwise you will open a backdoor to let other viruses invade your computer to ruin your system.
Browser hijacker infection like http://static.flipora.com may enter your system as an add-on for your browser or bundled-up with some free software. Most of time, it can be downloaded from a website you visited, something you clicked on, or a pop-up that you did not request to view. You may not even know when and how you download this browser hijacker which compromises your internet security until you find your computer is fully messed up. A hijack virus is a type of computer virus known for its ability to disrupt your Internet browsing. It can redirect your Internet searches to random sites, disallow you from visiting certain Web sites, and change your Internet home page. In addition, it is able to slow your computer, decrease your available memory, and flood your computer with popup advertisements. When you detect the presence of such malicious hijacker, a complete removal is needed without any hesitation.
http://static.flipora.com redirect can hijack your browser to redirect your web search results and changethe homepage and browser settings. To completely uninstall it from an infected system, manual removal is the first choice because sometimes antivirus software cannot pick up the exact computer threat timely or remove it permanently. Now most browser hijackers are quite similar to spyware and adware threats and therefore they cannot be removed with the help of popular antivirus products. Users can follow the manual guide here to get rid of this browser hijacker completely.
1. Clear all the cookies of your affected browsers.
Click on the “Tools” menu and click the “Clear browsing data” button.
Select “Delete cookies and other site data” to delete all cookies from the list.
Open Internet explorer window
Click the “Tools” button
Point to “safety” and then click “delete browsing history”
Tick the “cookies” box, then click “delete”
Click on Tools, then Options, select Privacy
Click “Remove individual cookies”
In the Cookies panel, click on “Show Cookies”
To remove a single cookie click on the entry in the list and click on the “Remove Cookie”
To remove all cookies click on the “Remove All Cookies” button
2. End the malicious process from Task Manager.
Once http://static.flipora.com redirect is installed, computer user may notice that CPU usage randomly jumps to 100 percent. At any time Windows always has many running processes. A process is an individual task that the computer runs. In general, the more processes, the more work the computer has to do and the slower it will run. If your system’s CPU spike is constant and remain at a constant 90-95%, users should check from Task Manager and see if there is a suspicious process occupying the system resources and then end it immediately.
(The name of the virus process can be random.)
Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc to quickly bring up Task Manager Window：
3. Show hidden files and folders.
Open Folder Options by clicking the Start button, clicking Control Panel, clicking Appearance and Personalization, and then clicking Folder Options.
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. Remove all the malicious files related to http://static.flipora.com hijacker manually.
C:\Documents and Settings\LocalService\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\*.exe
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main StartPage
http://static.flipora.com is categorized as browser hijacker infection that is known to attack Firefox, Chrome and Internet Explorer, and can function in most versions of Windows, including Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8. If it appears on your browser, you will continually receive annoying pop-up ads and your search may get redirected to various web pages offering products or online services. Also you may get many unwanted tool-bars attached to the browser slowing down your computer. All it does on your computer is keep driving network users to browse certain web pages and annoy ordinary users with plenty of advertisements. Although this page looks like a friendly website, with bright colors and a neat search box. But don’t be taken in by the juvenile tactics. This is just a spam engine that does nothing but deliver ads. Since a browser hijacker could be used to track user’s web browsing habits, record addresses of visited sites and send collected data to a remote server, computer users should remove it as soon as possible.
Published by & last updated on December 23, 2013 7:53 am