Remove Browser Hijacker

A lot of computer users are frustrated with browser hijacker. Since it has entered their computers, they cannot do anything in the web browsers such as Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome. They are unable to search for information, open default homepage or e-mail and visit favorite websites. Computer performance is degraded significantly as well. You can read this article to learn more.

More Details about Remove Browser Hijacker: Browser Hijacker is also regarded as a redirect redirect which is used by its developers to affect computers worldwide so that they can continue to obtain benefits online. The system vulnerabilities will increase rapidly with it in the computer, which means that cyber criminals will be able to seize the opportunity to enter into your computer in the backdoor and cause various damages including system breakdown and privacy theft. Therefore, when you see this redirect on your computer, you may suffer from losses if you do not remove it timely. Leaving it alone on the computer is not advisable.

The default homepage of the browser in the infected computer is always redirected to Browser Hijacker. Whatever site addresses or search items you input, you just can get constant redirect problems instead of what you really want. Internet settings have been changed or disabled, which is hard to restore. In addition, you will have to receive various advertisements, coupons and raffle tickets to coax you to buy deceptive or non-existent products. A careless computer user may click on these pop-ups and then there will be a number of viruses such as Trojan viruses and malware slipping into the infected computer. They can disable any guard tool on your computer to stop protection and close the firewall completely to open a backdoor for virus makers. Via tracking your online browsing history and cookies, virus makers can do what they want with the collected information. The redirect is also capable of collecting confidential data by keeping track of the web pages you visit, videos you watch and so on. It is strongly recommended that you remove it from the infected computer as soon as possible in case of further damages.

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.

Screenshot of the Browser Hijacker: Redirect

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: Browser Hijacker 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 Browser Hijacker

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 Browser Hijacker’s 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 related to Browser Hijacker 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 its registry entries

(2). Find out and remove the associated files

Video Shows You How to Safely Modify Windows Registry Editor: Browser Hijacker is able to mess up web browsers such as IE, Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari and Opera. It is often hidden in some unsafe websites such as pornography sites or some unknown program download sources. If you visit bad sites accidentally or download suspicious free programs, it will automatically add itself in your computer without any consent. The computer will become more and more fragile with it in. Therefore, cyber criminals will be able to access the computer and record your confidential data. Besides, you cannot use browsers normally for you keep suffering from annoying redirect issues. Your homepage and search engine will be changed to A lot of deceptive windows will pop up to coax you to buy products. Therefore, you should remove the hijacker promptly.

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 February 22, 2014 11:30 am, last updated on February 22, 2014 11:30 am

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