Pop-Up Hijacker Removal

Hi, I’m looking for support to remove a virus from my net browser. Every time I go online, pop-up appears on my computer suddenly without my permission, along with other pop-up advertisements which keep asking me to download a flash player or get a coupon and save my money etc. This problem is really annoying and unfortunately I can’t find a way to get rid of it. AVG indicates my computer is clean and can’t detect this threat. Any advice? Pop-Up Ads Description:

If keeps popping up on your browser when you surf online, then it is a clear sign that your browser has been hijacked by a virus. This site is likely associated with a sophisticated browser redirecting malware. It can change your default homepage and modify your browser settings without your permission, as well as display different advertisements while you are working on your computer. Usually browser hijacker virus like this one called Delivery67 can be bundled with various music players, video recorders and download managers. Once installed, it targets on Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome, thus your default search provider and homepage can be replaced to its own page or other commercial websites that promote PUP (potentially unwanted program). The cyber criminals who create such annoying hijacker want to get money from your browser usage so that you will be forced to corrupted pages from third parties again and again after your computer is compromised.

Inexperienced computer users may be easily cheated by its professional appearance because this page of seems to offer users drivers from Microsoft. However, any clicks on this page will increase the risk of your security. As similar as other hijacker threats, Delivery67 virus may start causing continuous ads, underlined words, banner ads and similar notifications every time you start browsing on the Internet. It uses browser helper objects and third party malware including sponsored adware and spyware platforms to change your browser settings without your permission and probably install other malware on your PC. Though browser redirection seems to be a small problem, your web surfing will become a nightmare after infected and your antivirus program will not even work to catch this threat. You will be prevented from accessing your favorite web pages and your security will be minimal, also you cannot use your favorite search engines, and what you request is not delivered. As mentioned above, we can see pop-up can do nothing good on your PC but just annoy you and interrupt your browsing activities. It aims to advertise and promote several websites to develop certain amount of network traffic for final benefits. Remove it ASAP to protect your computer.

Manual removal becomes a technical process that you should only undertake if you have experience with the Windows registry and know how to view and delete system and program files in Windows. If you’re not sure and are afraid to make any critical mistakes during the process, please live chat with YooCare Expert now. Redirect Screenshot: hijacker

How Dangerous If a Browser Hijacker Virus is Installed?

Browser hijacker virus like virus may be installed if a computer user has ever visited illegal or malicious websites or downloaded freeware or shareware from untrustworthy sources. It can cause annoying redirection to disturb users. This problem happen when you use Internet explorer, Mozilla Firefox, even Google Chrome to browse online. Being as a redirect virus, it keeps tracking of computer users’ online activity and causing web browser to display unwanted advertisements and pop-up windows. It poses huge risk for all the computer systems. If you have been forced to visit those unwanted websites against your authorization, particularly for this domain, you must immediately remove redirect as soon as possible in order to secure your computer.

Potential Dangers Caused by A Hijacker Virus:

It belongs to browser hijacker virus which can totally mess up your browser setting.
It changes your default DNS configuration and blocks you accessing your favorite sites.
It may install some malware in your computer to make bad influence without your consent.
It degenerates your computer performance gradually.

Malicious Browser Hijacker Manual Removal Guides: pop-up hijacks your browser to redirect your web search results and changes the homepage and browser settings. To completely uninstall it from an infected system, manual removal is the first choice because sometimes antivirus software cannot pick up the exact computer threat timely or remove it permanently. Now most browser hijackers are quite similar to spyware and adware threats and therefore they cannot be removed with the help of popular antivirus products. Users can follow the manual guide here to get rid of this browser hijacker completely.

1. Clear all the cookies of your affected browsers.

Since this tricky hijacker virus has the ability to use cookies for tracing and tracking the internet activity of users, it is suggested users to delete all the cookies before a complete removal.

Google Chrome:

Click on the “Tools” menu and click the “Clear browsing data” button.
Select “Delete cookies and other site data” to delete all cookies from the list.

clear browser data

Internet Explorer:
Open Internet explorer window
Click the “Tools” button
Point to “safety” and then click “delete browsing history”
Tick the “cookies” box, then click “delete”

delete browsing history

Mozilla Firefox:

Click on Tools, then Options, select Privacy
Click “Remove individual cookies”
In the Cookies panel, click on “Show Cookies”
To remove a single cookie click on the entry in the list and click on the “Remove Cookie”
To remove all cookies click on the “Remove All Cookies” button

Remove All Cookie

2. End the malicious process from Task Manager.

Once redirect is installed, computer user may notice that CPU usage randomly jumps to 100 percent. At any time Windows always has many running processes. A process is an individual task that the computer runs. In general, the more processes, the more work the computer has to do and the slower it will run. If your system’s CPU spike is constant and remain at a constant 90-95%, users should check from Task Manager and see if there is a suspicious process occupying the system resources and then end it immediately.

(The name of the virus process can be random.)

Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc to quickly bring up Task Manager Window:

task manager

3. Show hidden files and folders.

Open Folder Options by clicking the Start button, clicking Control Panel, clicking Appearance and Personalization, and then clicking Folder Options.

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. Remove all the malicious files related to hijacker manually.

C:\Documents and Settings\LocalService\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\*.exe

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main StartPage

Video Shows You How to Safely Modify Windows Registry Editor:

Have you tried to run a lot of anti-malware program to get rid of pop-up but none of them work? Technically speaking, browser hijacking malware is not a virus so it can’t be caught by traditional antivirus programs. It won’t spread or replicate like a Trojan or a Worm, however, it still poses a huge risk for your computer security. Links that provided by this page may redirect you to blank websites, to advertisements or even to malicious websites which will show you misleading information and try to attack your PC. It even could trace your cookies and help attackers to collect your personal information. Therefore, it must be removed manually from the PC as soon as it is detected.

Note: If you are not a computer expert and have no idea how to perform the removal, please contact experts from YooCare Online Tech Support for further help.

Published by on May 6, 2014 2:54 pm, last updated on May 6, 2014 2:55 pm

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