Remove Browser Hijacker

Every time you start the web browser (Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer or Google Chrome), you are forced to go to Why does this happen? Is it a useful search engine? How can it control the browser without allowing you to make any change? You try to delete it by some antivirus software, but they can’t even detect it? Is there a good way to get rid of the annoying browser hijacker?

More Details about is a fake search engine which is able to cause many annoying browser problems and is a potential threat to your private information. Most popular browsers including Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox can be attacked by it easily. It makes full use of system safety defects existing in your computer without letting you know. The hijacker is usually bundled in some free software from unsafe resources or spam email attachments.

Once has completed its installation to attach to your computer, it starts to modify the browser settings, DNS settings, Host settings as well as important system settings. You will find out that the default homepage and search engines are changed. All of your search results will be redirected to some unnecessary sites. Some of these sites show a lot of false ads designed by spammers to make money. Some other sites even contain dangerous Trojan virus or malware. What is more, will also reduce the performance of your computer significantly, which will make you feel that your computer is slow like a snail. Worse still, it can be made use of by virus makers to drop some dangerous viruses with rootkit. As a result, they are able to monitor your online behaviors so as to collect your sensitive and confidential data, including financial information and social contacts’ number. Therefore, you should have it removed as soon as possible. So far no antivirus program can handle hijacker, because it uses complex methods to hide deep in your computer. Manual removal is the most effective way to get rid of it completely. But please note that manual removal needs professional knowledge and you should be more careful so as to prevent any errors from destructing the system.

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 the Browser Hijacker: Browser Hijacker

Primary Symptoms and Potential Risks:

1. It 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 the 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’

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings “CertificateRevocation” =Random


(2). Find out and remove the associated files



%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\~random

%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 false and fraudulent search engine which will continue to affect your web browsing experience. When you open the web browser, it will pop up as the default homepage. If you use its search box to search for anything, you can’t get accurate search results, but some strange websites containing unreliable ads or even dangerous viruses that can bring further troubles to the computer. Cyber criminals can use to access the computer and record your personal information for the purpose of making money. Therefore, it is annoying and dangerous. You had better take some measures to get rid of

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 May 13, 2014 6:11 pm, last updated on May 13, 2014 10:31 pm

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