How to get rid of XeeSearch.com? When you open the browser, it appears as the homepage and your former one is gone. You do not want to change anything in the browser for you adapt the original browser settings. You also cannot visit your favorite sites? Moreover, one thing you cannot stand is that it always redirects you to some links you do not mean to visit. How to make the browser back to normal?
XeeSearch.com is not a reputable website, which owns the characteristics of a browser hijacker or a redirect. It forces computer users to visit its sites so as to generate network traffic and increase its search ranking. Computer users’ online activities are often harassed by the hijacker because it is able to modify network configuration as well as browser settings. You can see that the default homepage and search engine are changed without your permission after it gets in the computer successfully. Its developers give it an elaborate pure interface to disguise it as a legitimate search site. However, it is different from the well-known Yahoo, Google or Bing search engine.
XeeSearch.com can change the default DNS settings to prevent computer users from accessing favorite websites and web search providers can be modified so that the computer users have to go to its domain. It is obvious that the redirect shall be terminated to end its suspicious symptoms. Otherwise, it may be able to download unnecessary things in the computer to record your search history and cookies. You will also have to receive many pop up ads which may point you to visit unreliable shopping websites or to activate malicious infections such as Trojans, worms or rogue software. It can spread to your computer through a variety of ways. You may have downloaded and installed a free program from an unknown source before you get XeeSearch.com. It is often together with these free programs. Once the affected program is installed, it can start its installation immediately. You will also let this hijacker enter the computer if you accidentally open spam emails that contain corrupted attachments or unreliable links. We should be cautious while browsing online to prevent the redirect as well as other potential threats.
1. The computer performance is much slower than before.
2. You keep being redirected to some suspicious websites.
3. You need to wait for a long time when visiting websites because the browser always gets stuck and is slow in reaction.
4. The annoying XeeSearch.com 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.
XeeSearch.com 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 XeeSearch.com hijacker removed instantly.
1. Clean Add-ons and Extensions
* Internet Explorer:
(1). Click Tools in the Menu bar and then click Internet Options
(3). Click Programs tab, click Manage add-ons and disable the suspicious add-ons
(1). Click Tools in the Menu bar and then click Add-ons
(2). Click Extensions, select the related browser add-ons and click Disable
* Google Chrome:
(1). Click Customize and control Google Chrome button → Tools → Extensions
(2). Disable the extensions of XeeSearch.com
2. End Relevant Processes
(1). Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc together to pop up Windows Task Manager, click Processes tab
*For Win 8 Users:
Click More details when you see the Task Manager box
And then click Details tab
(2). Find out and end XeeSearch.com’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
Click View tab in the Folder Options window, choose Show hidden files, folders, and drives under the Hidden files and folders category
4. Delete Relevant Registry Entries and Files
(1). Delete the registry entries related to XeeSearch.com 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
XeeSearch.com is a rampant redirect which is able to ruin computer user’s online activities. It modifies your default home page and search engine. As a result, you are forced to visit its own website and all your searches are redirected to some suspicious websites to block you from accessing anything you want. With the main purpose of getting money, it pops up many ads to promote unreliable commercial products and services for its collaborators, which just cater your interests for it is able to collect your search habits. Therefore, if you see XeeSearch.com in the web browser, you had better remove all its components as soon as possible to avoid more problems.
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 & last updated on March 20, 2014 2:26 am