Remove Http:// Hijacker

IntroductionHttp:// browser hijacker has recently become a common problem, which bores many computer users. Is your browser often redirected the hijacker’s domain? Do you want to know the reason why your homepage is modified without your consent? These problems are just the tip of the iceberg as the browser hijacker can bring computer users more other troubles. You still do not know how to get rid of it? Through this article you will be able to have a better understanding of it.

Details of Http://

Http:// is a browser hijacker that is able to lurk inside the computer to attack your web browser, like Google Chrome, Safari, Opera, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer. The malicious websites of this type often promote fake software update, which is intended to mislead computer users to download malicious software or spam programs. From the web page of this hijacker mentioned in this article, we can see that it spreads false Java update bundling various adware and even malicious software. If you download the software it promotes, you have to face various chaoses. The default browser settings, including search engine and homepage, will be altered surreptitiously. The unknown software will also make other links on the web browser be redirected to Http://

As a flagrant browser hijacker, it has the ability to use the weakness of those computers that lack of security protection. It may collect your browsing history and send the valuable information to the remote server so as to show some advertisements you are interested in. It also adds a large number of unnecessary things to your browser including toolbars or advertising applications. You can feel that the performance of your computer is much worse than ever. Though you are sure you have put the computer to connect to the Internet correctly, there are often messages saying constrained connection because the default network configuration may be changed by it. You can only use few computer resources and a considerable part of the resources is always being occupied by unknown things. Http:// is so intelligent that it can discover and utilize computer vulnerabilities to help other unsafe rogue programs infiltrate into the computer. Thus, if you see the browser hijacker on your computer, you should drive it away completely. Some of the victims reflect that antivirus software won’t help them get rid of it. At the same time, uninstalling and then reinstalling the browser again and again is futile. In this case, you can try manual removal.

Processing manual removal is supposed to have a certain level of computer literacy. If you are not sure how to start and are afraid of making any critical mistakes damaging the computer system, please live chat with YooCare Expert now.

Primary Symptoms and Potential Risks:

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.

Manual Removal Guide:

Http:// 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

Tools in IE

(3). Click Programs tab, click Manage add-ons and disable the suspicious add-ons

* Firefox:

(1). Click Tools in the Menu bar and then click Add-ons

Tools in Firefox

(2). Click Extensions, select the related browser add-ons and click Disable

* Google Chrome:

(1). Click Customize and control Google Chrome button → Tools → Extensions

Customize and control Google Chrome button

(2). Disable the extensions of Http://

2. End Relevant Processes

(1). Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc together to pop up Windows Task Manager, click Processes tab

Windows Task Manager

*For Win 8 Users:

Click More details when you see the Task Manager box

Win 8 Task Manager

And then click Details tab

Details Tab in Win 8 Task Manager

(2). Find out and end its processes

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

View in Computer Window

Click View tab in the Folder Options window, choose Show hidden files, folders, and drives under the Hidden files and folders category

View Tab in Folder Options Window

4. Delete Relevant Registry Entries and Files

(1). Delete the registry entries of Http:// 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\Run\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run ‘Random’


(2). Find out and remove the associated files.



%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\~random

%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\.dll HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Random “.exe”

Video Shows You How to Safely Modify Windows Registry Editor:

Http:// is an unreliable website promoting false Java update to mislead computer users to download some unnecessary programs or even malware. If you allow it to enter your computer, it will modify the startup settings so that it can start synchronously with the system. It itself and the unknown programs it spreads promote each other. That is to say if you download the unknown programs, they are able to redirect you to its site. You have no way to use the browser normally. It won’t ask for your permission when doing anything in your computer. In order to protect your computer from being intruded by various computer viruses as well as hackers, you should remove it as early as possible.

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 on January 2, 2014 1:23 pm, last updated on January 2, 2014 1:23 pm

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