Remove Browser Hijacker

You don’t know why is always there instead of the original homepage every time you open the browser? The default search engine is also changed? Numerous advertisements continue to pop up, which is very hateful but you can’t stop? How to remove from your computer? You can have a look at this blog.

More Details about is a browser hijacker which is able to set itself as your browser’s homepage. When you open the browser, it immediately appears. Those famous browsers, including Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Opera and Mozilla Firefox, can be influenced by it. It usually connects to some free programs to achieve mutual promotion agreement. Spam email attachments and plug-ins in some insecure websites may also contain the browser hijacker.

In addition to the homepage, you are forced to use search box to search for information. However, it can only give you some useless information including a large number of commercial ads of various software and products. If you click on these ads, you will be redirected to some unfamiliar websites or activate some suspicious program downloads. The hijacker may also add some annoying applications or toolbars on your computer, slow down your computer speed and take over many CPU space. Moreover, has the ability to collect your sensitive information through online history review. In this way, your privacy such as bank account information and credit card passwords may be acquired by the cyber criminals. Uninstalling it in the control panel cannot get rid of it, thus, many users will see it again and again. Some users attempt to remove through antivirus software, but they even cannot see it in the scan result. Therefore, you should delete all its files and registry entries manually to make sure it is removed completely.

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 Browser Hijacker: Browser Hijacker

Primary Symptoms and Potential Risks:

1. 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 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

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 ‘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 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

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Random


(2). Find out and remove the associated files



%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\.dll HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Random “.exe”

Video Shows You How to Safely Modify Windows Registry Editor: is a suspicious websites which is considered to be a restless browser hijacker. It imitates other legitimate and useful search engines in order to attract more users to use it or click on its ads. Usually, by tricking you into opening spam email attachments, accessing to unsafe websites and downloading unknown free programs, it can get into your computer If your computer is entangled by, you will have a lot of computer problems. First of all, it changes your homepage as well as the search engine to control the browser completely. In addition, it is responsible for the symptoms of other disorders, such as slow computer performance or unstable network connection. The most serious thing is that it may be used by cyber criminals to master your confidential information if you let it stay in the computer for a long time. You may be inclined to use anti-virus software to remove it. However, all attempts are futile. In this case, only the manual removal can ensure that will be removed completely.

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 April 25, 2014 4:22 pm, last updated on April 25, 2014 4:22 pm

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