I downloaded a program on the Internet before and then I uninstalled it. But after that I noticed that my start up page on Google Chrome and Firefox have been changed to Triple-search.com without my approval. I have been trying to change it to the google home page. I have changed all the start up pages and the search engines in the settings but i still can’t get rid of this at all. Also I tried to downloaded spyware removal program but it said nothing in my computer is corrupted. That is really annoying and frustrating. Is there any way to remove this hijacker?
Triple-search.com is categorized as a browser hijacker that can cause an immense problem to the functioning of your computer system by altering the browser settings and changing browser settings without any consent. It usually arrives bundled with freeware applications, such as shareware games or various video players. As soon as it is installed, it can hijacker Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome in the background by modifying the Windows HOSTS file. Thus, you will find out your homepage has been changed to Triple-search.com without any permission. It also can hinder security tools and redirect google, yahoo, and bing search queries to its page or other unwanted website.
Triple-search.com can also display crazy and annoying pop-up windows and even add unwanted wanted toolbars to interrupt your browsing activities. It keeps using malicious codes to force your browser taking you to its page which belongs to a bogus search engine. Remember, the hijacker’s main purpose is to generate clicks to its owner’s website and it does no good on your computer. It won’t act like other legal and popular search engine like Google or Bing because if you enter search query and start to make a search, you will see it only shows many sponsored websites and various advertisement. A browser hijacker is a very strong security breach and it could be used to track user’s web browsing habits, record addresses of visited sites and send collected data to a remote server. Users had better find and remove all the add-ons and other related stuffs in order to stop the constant redirection to Triple-search.com.
If you open your browser window (includes IE, Firefox, Safari and Google Chrome etc.) and notice immediately that your home page has been changed to a page you do not recognize, then your browser may have been hijacked by a virus. For this type of hijack virus, it can change your homepage to Triple-search.com without your permission. Other malicious activities can be shown on your computer after hijacked are listed below:
1. It can not only change your web pages, but also alter other settings to add toolbars, pop-up advertisements, and bookmarks that you did not create.
2. It can modify the homepage settings of your web browser, more commonly by reducing your internet security options. And the worse thing is it prevents you from changing them back.
3. New toolbars or Favorites are installed that give you icons and links to web pages that you don’t want.
4. It may block you from visiting certain website you’d like to visit and show an error page instead.
5. It will display constant pop-up ads, sometimes in such large amounts that you are not able to close neither the ads nor the browser.
Triple-search.com hijacks your browser to redirect your web search results and changes the 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 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 Triple-search.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 Triple-search.com hijacker manually.
C:\Documents and Settings\LocalService\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\*.exe
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main StartPage
Triple-search.com is associated with browser hijacker that can change various browser settings, such as your proxy server usage and your designated homepage. This is a low-quality website that provides a fake search engine to deceive innocent computer users which usually involves browser hijackers and a variety of attack websites. It changes your homepage, DNS settings under Firefox, Chrome or Internet explorer so that it can show up on your computer out of nowhere and your browser will be totally messed up. And these changes are always made without a user’s consent and permission. Additionally, it shows various unwanted symptoms such as slowing down your Internet speed and displaying unwanted pop-up ads like asking you to fill up your personal info to get a ‘free’ gift or blocking your Internet access and prompting you to download a fake Adobe flash player etc. Therefore, it is necessary to get rid of Triple-search.com redirect from the computer in order to avoid any annoyance.
Published by & last updated on January 13, 2014 1:58 am