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Jan 4, 2014

Remove Quick-Seeker.com Hijacker (Virus Removal Guide)

I get Quick-Seeker.com redirect virus on my Firefox browser while installing a free program downloaded from a forum, I will be redirected to some wired websites frequently after getting this virus infection, and I try to figure out by myself but can not succeed. My friend tells me to change another browser but still no luck, new browser is infected by this redirect virus completely as well. How can I remove the annoying thing from my PC? Please help.

What is Quick-Seeker.com Redirect Virus :

Quick-Seeker.com is a dangerous search engine which is created by the cyber criminals for their malicious purposes. PC users may get the virus infection while installing infected programs, opening infected processes or clicking on the unsafe links, once the infected files have been activated successfully, the redirect virus will attack the browser and even the whole computer in a quick time. Quick-Seeker.com redirect virus can make chaos on the infected machine which makes the PC users annoyed, it is not a reliable website at all. All you need to do is to get rid of this redirect virus completely and immediately from your PC.

In general, Quick-Seeker.com redirect virus is able to infect all the browsers on the infected PC if there are more than one browsers. Infected computers will suffer slow performance which any action on the infected browser may take a long time to respond. The browser hijack virus redirects the PC users to visit other malicious webpages like advertisement or porn, and these websites are extremely dangerous. Thus, the Quick-Seeker.com redirect virus should be removed as soon as possible before it causes further damage.

The following instructions require certain levels of computer skills. If you’re not sure and are afraid of making any critical mistakes during the process, please live chat with YooCare Expert now.

The Screen shot of the Quick-Seeker.com Redirect

quick-seeker-com-virus

Symptoms of Infection:

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 Can This Virus Attack the Computer?

How did you get Quick-Seeker.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.

Manual Removal Guides:

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.

* Firefox:

(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.

Run

regitry editor

b. All malicious files and registry entries that should be deleted:

%AllUsersProfile%\random.exe

%AppData%\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Templates\random.exe

%Temp%\random.exe

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion

(2). Find out and remove the associated files of this browser hijacker virus.

Video Shows You How to Safely Modify Windows Registry Editor:

Summary

Quick-Seeker.com is a malicious website which acts as a real search engine to get information from the infected PCs, PC users will get irrelevant results if they search something on it, what is more, these webpages Quick-Seeker.com offered may contain other threats which can do further damage. Cyber criminals even have the ability to install the backdoor process via this redirect virus so that they can do the remote control by passing through the security tools. Stop being naive, this website can not help you go online at all, it will make the browser and whole PC stay in a high-risk situation of being attacked. Changing another browser can not solve the problem at all, manual removal is the best way to get rid of it.

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 January 4, 2014 11:29 am

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