Updated-Browser.net is malicious site which is created by the hijackers to collect PC users’ information. This redirect virus has the ability to attack different browsers like Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome for its malicious purpose, usually cyber criminals will plant the virus process to some free programs and processes and publish them on unsafe sites, once PC users download and install those infected files from Internet, the redirect virus process will be activated in a short time, and that is why the anti-virus programs don’t have ability to find them before the virus infects the browser and computer. Updated-Browser.net redirect virus can replace key items without PC user’s permission, it has been one of the most nasty redirect virus on the Internet, PC users need to be caution while dealing with this virus infection.
In general, Updated-Browser.net will be shown automatically when PC users run the infected browser or open a new tab on it, it acts as a real site to tell the PC users to download the programs like browser or Java. They may click the links if PC users have no idea about this nasty redirect infection, however, this site may offer unsafe programs which contain other virus infection. PC users will get Worm, rogue program and even malware infection after being infected by Updated-Browser.net redirect. Anyway, this browser hijack redirect needs to be removed completely to avoid further damage.
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 Updated-Browser.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.
Updated-Browser.net is totally a malicious site which cyber criminals use this site to collect information by recording keywords and actions. Some backdoor processes will be created after being infected by this browser hijack redirect virus, those dangerous processes will cause slow performance and damage system files. Cyber criminals may invade the computer to steal personal data, which means the entire information on the browser will be in a high-risk situation of being stolen, since anti-virus program may not be able to remove this redirect virus, it is suggested that PC users should get rid of it in a manual way.
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 7:32 am