Rapid-Searcher.com took over my Firefox, and it popped up during all Internet browsing activities. I reinstalled the affected browser and ran full scans many times, but I just resulted in a failure of this redirect removal. How to get rid of the browser hijacker successfully? Learn more about this hijacker infection from this article and remove it effectively with following guide.
Rapid-Searcher.com is fake search engine which pretends to provide users with various functions, such as browsing webs, images and videos and searching for favorite online resources. It is not a friendly search engine that users can take it as default search engine and browser homepage. Instead, it is a risky computer infection needed to be removed from the computer immediately. Once the browser hijacker affects the computer, it adds to the Internet browsers like Chrome, Firefox, Opera and Internet Explorer etc. Meanwhile, it takes use of the system leaks to install some nasty ads-on, plug-ins, toolbar and extensions in the computer without users’ notice. The hijacker infection makes chaos to the computer, as it redirects the web search results to non-beneficial web pages which belong to the redirect or other third parties online. In additional, it changes your default homepage, search engine and other browser settings, making users very freaked out. While being affected, users will find it difficult to visit Facebook, Twitter and Yahoo mail etc. via the target computer. Moreover, the browser redirect is designed by cyber hackers to pilfer vital information from unwary users. Tricky as the Rapid-Searcher.com hijacker is, it must be cleaned out from the computer as soon as possible.
Usually, the browser hijacker spreads through network and it comes bundled with many other types of computer viruses, including malware, adware parasites and spyware. It hijacks the affected browser and makes damages to the computer in every possible way. In details, the hijacker virus makes the computer vulnerable and slows down its system performance. Soon as the computer gets slowly performance, it is easy to be frozen up at startup, shutdown and program running processes. Normal programs, particularly the antivirus, are greatly affected by this browser hijacker and result in poor performance. Unexpectedly, system crash, blue screen error and other serious problems may occur to the computer. In this situation, PC users had better take actions to delete the harmful Rapid-Searcher.com hijacker completely.
The Rapid-Searcher.com is very tricky, and it attacks the target computer along with many additional computer threats. It hijacks the browser to makes chaos and installs extra unwanted items to the computer secretly. Besides, the browser hijacker is capable to corrupt the antivirus, and it will bypass the detection of the anti-virus software to invade the computer deeply. Will other antivirus help you out of this redirect problem? Absolutely, other types of anti-virus programs also get disabled by this hijacker. Some PC users may try to reinstall the affected browser, but they just find the redirect still pops up randomly. To save your computer, manual removal is considered to be a better choice. PC experts online will assist you to deal with the browser hijacker safely.
Manual removal is initially suggested for advanced users, as it is quite complicated and difficult. PC users need to know better about how to reset browser settings, find out all additional ads-on, plug-ins and toolbar related to this hijacker infection to wipe them out and deal with system files and registry entries etc. Do not delete anything that you doubt whether it is a normal computer file or an infected one. To make it easier, please follow removal guide given here to deal with the hijacker virus effectively:
1. Open the Windows Task Manager
You can press Ctrl + Shift + ESC together or Ctrl + Alt + Delete together.
If it does not work, Click the Start button, click the run option, type taskmgr and press OK. The Windows Task Manager should open.
2. In the Windows Task Manager, find out the process of THE Redirect by name random.exe. Then scroll the list to find required process. Select it with your mouse or keyboard and click on the End Process button. This will end the process.
3. Search for malicious registry entries related to this Rapid-Searcher.com redirect and wipe them out entirely.
4. Remove harmful files of this redirect virus infection.
Rapid-Searcher.com is a bogus website tricking users into taking it as default homepage. Actually, it obtains tricky tactics to mess up the target computer and pilfer precious information from users. With this hijacker infection, PC users get freaked out by being redirected to unwanted web pages while surfing the net. Users are also surprised to find that the default homepage, search engine and other browser settings are casually changed without any consent. As the antivirus is blocked by the hijacker, and it can’t seem to help you delete any computer virus properly. Thus, manual removal is appreciated. If you don’t know what to do, please contact YooCare: PC experts 24/7 online will assist you to save the computer promptly.
Published by & last updated on February 5, 2014 5:15 am