Search.sidecubes.com is a malicious website which is created by the cyber criminals to attack PC users who use Windows OS computers. This browser hijack redirect can be installed to the computer if PC users install infected programs accidentally, once it is installed to the infected PC, it is able to attack all the versions of the browsers like IE, Firefox and Google Chrome. This redirect virus will replace the homepage of the infected machine and change the Internet settings. Since this redirect virus can cause terrible virus infection on the infected browser and whole computer, PC users need to remove it completely before it causes further damage.
In general, this Search.sidecubes.com will infect all the browsers for their malicious purposes. PC users may be able to use one of them normally at the beginning of the virus infection, but all the browsers will be infected by this nasty browser hijack redirect virus when the time goes by. PC users can not even go online normally because they will be redirected to this site frequently which makes them annoyed. Once PC users search something on this site, Search.sidecubes.com may offer unsafe links that contain other threats. Anyway, this site is not a reliable webpage, this browser hijack redirect site needs to be removed completely.
Once the infected computer is infected by the browser hijack redirect virus, it will cause terrible virus infection. The infected computer will run much slower than before, PC users will have to spend more time opening a webpage or watching a video. Sometimes the browser can crash frequently which makes PC users annoyed, the browser hijack virus is able to redirect the infected PC to visit other malicious website with different viruses and threats on it, and lots of the popping-up webpage will appear while surfing on the Internet. In a word, the browser hijack redirect virus can cause chaos and problems on the infected computer.
How did you get Search.sidecubes.com virus on your computer? Usually these kinds of the viruses will be planted to some programs especially free programs, .exe, .bat or other executable processes and unsafe links. The computer will get the virus infection when the PC users install, open or click on these infected files. Sometimes the virus can even attack the computer by the files on the USB stick as well. Most of the unsafe website and forum will contain the virus infection, the computer can be infected while visiting these webpages.
The browser hijack redirect virus is an extremely dangerous threat on the infected computer. Registry and other system settings can be modified by it completely, that is the reason the nasty redirect virus can escape the tracking of the security tools like anti-virus program or firewall. It is strongly suggested that PC user should get rid of this redirect virus in a manual way to uninstall it. Learn more from the manual removal guide below.
1. Clean cookies
* Internet Explorer: Tools → Internet Options →the General tab, Delete the Cookies button can be directly seen in IE6, IE7 is to click the Delete Browsing History button then tick Cookies and click Delete.
* Firefox:Tools → Options → Privacy → Remove Individual Cookies → Delete corresponding cookies in the cookies showing box.
* Opera:Tools → Preferences → Advanced → Cookies →Delete corresponding cookies in Management Cookies.
2. Clean add-ons and extensions
* Internet Explorer:
(1). Click Start, type: Manage browser add-ons
(2). Hit Enter on your keyboard
(3). Click Manage add-on and disable all the suspicious add-on.
（1）. Click the Firefox menu and click Add-on
(2). Click Extensions, select the related browser add-on and click Disable.
* Google Chrome:
(1). Click the Customize and Control menu button →Tools→ click Extensions
(2). Select the related Extension and click Disable.
3. Show hidden files and folders.
a. For XP: Press Win+E together, click on Tools, then choose Folder Options
For Vista, 7 and 8: Press Win+E together, click on Organize, then choose Folder and search options.
b. 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. Open Registry entries. Find out the malicious files and entries of the virus and then delete all.
Attention: Always be sure to back up your PC before making any changes.
a. Press Win+R to get the Run window. In the “Open” field, type “regedit” and click the “OK” button.
b. All malicious files and registry entries that should be deleted:
(2). Find out and remove the associated files of this browser hijacker virus.
Search.sidecubes.com redirect is a high-risk webpage which belongs to a new version of the browser hijack redirect, not only can it slow down the Internet speed but also damage system files without PC user’s permission, and that is the reason this browser hijack redirect virus can be one of the most dangerous virus processes on the Internet. Cyber criminals may get into the infected PC to get the personal data via the backdoor process, thus, this redirect virus must be removed as soon as possible to keep the infected browsers and PC safe.
If you are not sure which files are related to malware, please contact experts from YooCare Online Tech Support for further help.
Published by & last updated on May 22, 2014 1:25 pm