Is Get.default-page.com a browser hijacker? It display many pop ups ever since my homepage change to it. I cannot get rid of it completely, nor that I can remove its plug-ins. How can I remove it? Do I really need to remove it or it is safe to keep it in my computer?
Get.default-page.com Pop-ups is a useless adware which is set for advertisement promotion and attract users’ attention by displaying coupons and discounts on the webpage of the victim browser. With other browser malware in your computer, this adware is actually a malicious program that will send you to the malicious domain through the malicious settings it replaces by modifying the settings of the victim browser. Changing home page or search results to achieve the purpose of hiding in the system and providing annoying pop ups with contents like unwanted ads, malicious downloads is the main function it provides. As its name suggests, pop-ups are implemented as a browser plug-in which can help you collect most popular sales coupons, lowest discount and best products on online shopping websites. It tries to convince users to use it to help people reduce expenses via discounts and coupons it provides. But it can be the most unwanted adware online since it can even collect browsing histories in the target browser without notice.
Many ordinary users might not very familiar with how dangerous and harmful an adware can be. So they don’t pay much attention to their browser or some strange plug-in added some strange. Unlike other PC viruses, people should notice that adware is a kind of nasty browser hijacker and stay in the victim’s browser to pretend as a new harmless plug-in. If browser hijackers want to enter the computer secretly, they first come up with malicious ads. Then they go through the loopholes in your computer, embed in target system with BHO technology. By the third BHO interface, the programmer can use it as an agency to get some browsing behavior. We should treat it carefully with complete removal.
The search engine such as Google or Yahoo will be redirected to its domain and your homepage will be modified to unknown resources. Your computer is responding slowly in every process and the responding process makes you feel like it stuck. You will be annoyed about the budges of pop-ups and adware that accompany with it. You have to wait for more time than usual while opening a new webpage on the infected browser because it takes more time to load process. You are always being redirected to some unsafe links or malicious websites.
Manual removal is a complicated and risky process, so please back up all important data before making any changes on your computer. Here are some instructions to handle with the Trojan horse manually, and be cautious when going through the following steps.
1 Clear all the cookies of the affected browsers.
* Google Chrome: Click on the Tools menu → select Options → Click “Under the bonnet” tab → locate “Privacy” section → browsing data” button → “Delete cookies and other site data” to delete all cookies from the list.
* Internet Explorer: Click “Tools” → Click “safety” → “delete browsing history” → Tick “cookies” box and click delete
* Firefox:: Click “Tools” → Click “Options” → Click “Privacy” → Click “remove individual cookies”
2 Remove all the add-ons and extensions.
* Google Chrome:
(1). Click the Customize and Control menu button →Tools→ click Extensions
(2). Select the related Extension and click Disable.
* Internet Explorer:
(1). Click Settings → Click Manage Add-ons
(2). Click Programs tab → Click Manage Add-ons → Disable all the suspicious add-ons.
（1）. Click the Firefox menu and click Add-ons
(2). Click Extensions, select the related browser add-ons and click Disable.
3. Show Hidden Files
(1). Press Win+R to get run option
(2). Type in Control Panel and hit enter to get Control Panel
(3). Click on Appearance and Personalization link
(3). Click on Folder Options link
(4). Click on View tab in Folder Options window
(5). Tick Show hidden files, folders, and drives under Hidden files and folders tab
(6). Click Apply to effect， then click OK at the bottom of the Folder Options window.
4 stop virus processes in the Windows Task Manager.
(1). Press Ctrl+Alt+Del keys together to get Windows Task Manager
(2). Click More details
5. Remove all the malicious files registry entries through Registry Edit.
*Get.default-page.com Pop-ups is a high-risk browser hijacker which will change the homepage and browser settings, and redirect your web search results to random sites containing lots of illegal advertisements, even Trojan, rootkit or other malware virus. Sometimes the antivirus software cannot identify the computer threat accurately and timely or remove it permanently. Therefore, manual removal is the best choice to uninstall it completely from your computer. Users can follow the manual guide here to have this virus removed instantly.
(1). Using Registry Editor to delete all the related registry entries.
*Guides to open Registry Editor:
Press Win+R key together then Registry Editor will pop up.
(2). Find out and remove the associated files of Get.default-page.com.
Get.default-page.com pops up is used to do a variety of potentially harmful procedures via ads. Information will be displayed on your browser when you go online. It generates pop-up windows asking you to update a program. However, if you click on it, it will redirect you to some host server or try to persuade you to download some useless program. The only way to avoid such applications is to pay more attention to the files you download. You should not hurry on custom setting selection and installation process, always choose advanced installation. Instead of ignoring the steps, following the instruction on every installation step and check carefully, then you can avoid most of such infection. And if unluckily your computer is infected with it, you need to remove it as soon as possible.
Published by & last updated on April 11, 2014 11:18 am