May 22, 2014

Remove Browser Hijacker

A domain called appears in your web browser suddenly? It controls the web browser completely and changes the homepage without permission? You can’t use Google to search for something? Don’t know why this happens? Is there a good way to make your browser and computer work as usual?

More Details about is a notorious web browser hijacker that can capture the browser in the computer completely, resulting in many annoying problems. It has the ability to affect almost all types of browsers including Mozilla Firefox, Chrome and Internet Explorer. If you forget to cancel the installation of this hijacker together when you install an unkown free program, it will have the opportunity to enter the computer. In addition, visiting a malicious web site and opening spam emails will also lead to its penetration into the computer.

Now is quite rampant. Once entering into the computer, it begins to change your browser settings as well as system settings. When you open the browser, the first page is its site rather than your own default homepage. And when you want to search for something by your frequently-used search engine (Google, Bing, Yahoo etc.), you will always be redirected to web pages with strange search results, some of which contain a lot of ads, while some others even contain dangerous viruses and spyware. Although you do not want to use it, you cannot make any changes. Moreover, it is easy to be used by the cyber criminals. They are able to implant malignant components into your computer, making the computer work more slowly, which will reduce the efficiency of your work. Cyber criminals also can see what you’re doing in the computer. As a result, your private information is very dangerous. You have to stay awake and immediately remove it to protect your computer and your privacy. You can try to remove it manually in the case that anti-virus software dose not help.

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. 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 capacity to change the default browser settings and redirect you to random sites (usually web sites showing ads which are not reliable or even containing Trojan viruss, spyware and other infections). You may have noticed that antivirus programs are unable to detect browser hijackers. Through the use of advanced technology, it has the ability to pretend its files as system files so as to confuse the computer users and the antivirus programs. As a result, antivirus programs even cannot find out its files accurately. Therefore, manual removal is the best way to clean it from your computer. Manual removal requires careful treatment to avoid any unnecessary losses. You can refer to the following manual guide to get rid of it timely.

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_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:

In short, is a browser hijacker which can change the default homepage and force you to use its search engine. The search results it provides show a lot of ada and some may contain dangerous viruses ranther than accurate and useful information. Cyber criminals may be able to access your computer because the computer is in low security level. You must feel uncomfortable if someone is seeing at the backdoor you when you use the computer. You should delete as soon as possible.

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 May 22, 2014 7:42 pm

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