I have a new toshiba laptop that I have had for about 3 months now and I am starting to get a lot of pop ups on a daily basis. Also Isearch.Baisvik.com has taken over my homepage and will not allow me to change it back to Google anyway. I run Avast on my computer but it detects nothing. Now I have no idea how it comes to my computer. Is it a virus? How do I get rid of it?
Isearch.Baisvik.com is a browser hijacker that can take over browsers like Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome. Usually it comes bundled to other software, such as free music or video players, PDF creators, etc. The website decorates itself as a search engine and says it is powered by Google in order to deceive inexperienced users, however it’s a spam search engine in fact. It is designed by the cyber-criminals who intent to make money by forcing users to visit malicious ads sites to further rip off unsuspecting victims and steal their sensitive personal information. It is also designed to advertise some commercial websites and enhance their traffic as well as page rank in search results.
Isearch.Baisvik.com search pop-up can appear itself on your browsers without your permission. Don’t set it as your default search engine because it won’t act as similar as other legal search engines like Yahoo, Bing or Google. Instead, it has to no ability to provide relevant search results. It mainly includes sponsored websites despite what search query you enter. What is more, the program shows numerous ads in your search results and tries to make you click on them. It can display crazy ads whenever you browse online, especially when you are on some shopping websites like eBay or Amazon. This browser hijacking malware can change your browser settings, registry entries and other important settings in order to mess up your computer, so you have to get rid of it immediately to avoid more damages.
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.
Browser hijacker infection like Isearch.Baisvik.com may enter your system as an add-on for your browser or bundled-up with some free software. Most of time, it can be downloaded from a website you visited, something you clicked on, or a pop-up that you did not request to view. You may not even know when and how you download this browser hijacker which compromises your internet security until you find your computer is fully messed up. A hijack virus is a type of computer virus known for its ability to disrupt your Internet browsing. It can redirect your Internet searches to random sites, disallow you from visiting certain Web sites, and change your Internet home page. In addition, it is able to slow your computer, decrease your available memory, and flood your computer with popup advertisements. When you detect the presence of such malicious hijacker, a complete removal is needed without any hesitation.
If you open your browser window (includes IE, Firefox, Safari and Google Chrome etc.) and notice immediately that your home page has been changed to a page you do not recognize, then your browser may have been hijacked by a virus. For this type of hijack virus, it can change your homepage to Isearch.Baisvik.com without your permission. Other malicious activities can be shown on your computer after hijacked are listed below:
1. It can not only change your web pages, but also alter other settings to add toolbars, pop-up advertisements, and bookmarks that you did not create.
2. It can modify the homepage settings of your web browser, more commonly by reducing your internet security options. And the worse thing is it prevents you from changing them back.
3. New toolbars or Favorites are installed that give you icons and links to web pages that you don’t want.
4. It may block you from visiting certain website you’d like to visit and show an error page instead.
5. It will display constant pop-up ads, sometimes in such large amounts that you are not able to close neither the ads nor the browser.
Isearch.Baisvik.com 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.
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.
Open Internet explorer window
Click the “Tools” button
Point to “safety” and then click “delete browsing history”
Tick the “cookies” box, then click “delete”
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
2. End the malicious process from Task Manager.
Once Isearch.Baisvik.com 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：
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 Isearch.Baisvik.com hijacker manually.
C:\Documents and Settings\LocalService\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\*.exe
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main StartPage
Isearch.Baisvik.com is an annoying browser hijacker that takes over of your browser and prevents you from going to web sites you want. It may open itself automatically as long as you open the browser. Cyber criminals who design such an annoying hijacker just want to increase the internet traffic so that they can easily make a profit. Therefore, you may be redirected to this page or other commercial pages again and again and you will be displayed numerous pop up ads, deals and coupons on your browser. It is not only annoying, but also dangerous. It may pose risk to take you to malicious pages and also steal your personal information, therefore don’t hesitate to get rid of it from your computer.
Published by & last updated on July 17, 2014 2:46 am