Gnk.cipath.net is a malicious website which is created by the cyber criminals to collect information and other personal data from the infected browser and computer. This browser hijack redirect will target on the PC users who use Windows OS computer, usually PC users’ computers may be infected once they open the unsafe programs, executable processes and unsafe links. Cyber criminals use these ways to spread the virus infection. Gnk.cipath.net redirect virus is able to modify settings on the infected browsers to cause terrible virus infection, and that is why this virus process can be a nasty and dangerous browser hijack redirect on the Internet. PC users have to remove this virus before it causes further damage.
In general, Gnk.cipath.net redirect virus can infect all the browsers on the infected PC. Not only can it modify the settings on infected browser but also slow down the Internet speed or even the whole computer. Infected Computers will suffer slow performance which PC users have to spend more time opening a website or viewing an E-mail, and the virus will redirect the infected PC to visit other malicious webpages once the PC users want to go online. Gnk.cipath.net browser hijack redirect virus has the ability to cause terrible virus infection on the infected computer, it needs to be removed immateriality and completely to keep the computer safe.
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 did you get Gnk.cipath.net 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.
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.
（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.
b. All malicious files and registry entries that should be deleted:
(2). Find out and remove the associated files of this browser hijacker virus.
Gnk.cipath.net is an unsafe website which will list unsafe links on it, PC users may get other viruses and threats if they click the links. They may be even redirected to other unsafe sits frequently. The browser hijack redirect virus will even install a backdoor process on the infected PC so that the cyber criminals are able to track actions on the browsers and even the whole PC. Anyway, this site is just a browser hijack redirect, it can not help PC users go online at all. Thus, it is suggested that PC users should remove this browser hijack redirect virus as soon as possible to keep the infected PC safe.
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 March 18, 2014 3:27 pm