Please help! My computer has been infected by a browser hijack redirect named Lp.greatappsfree.net. All the browsers like Internet Explorer and Google Chrome has been attacked. I try to remove this browser hijack redirect virus by anti-virus program but security tools show that my computer has no viruses, but each time when I want to go online, it will redirect me to visit this Lp.greatappsfree.net automatically. How can I remove this virus process completely and save my computer? Any help will be appreciated.
Lp.greatappsfree.net belongs to a latest version of the browser hijack redirect which will attack Windows OS computers. Usually this Lp.greatappsfree.net virus will be attached to some unsafe programs and processes,once PC users open these infected files, the virus process is able to attack the browser in a short time. This sites cheats PC users by acting as a normal webpage, however, it will cause terrible virus infection on the infected browsers, anyway, it needs to be removed completely before this browser hijack redirect virus causes further damage, or the infected browser will make PC users annoyed while using it.
In general, Lp.greatappsfree.net can attack all the browsers on the infected PC. PC users may ignore the problem on one browsers because the other one can work normally, but all the browser will be finally infected when the time goes by. What is worse, this Lp.greatappsfree.net redirect will have the ability to download other virus infections like Trojan horse, Worm and even the malware by its backdoor process. Internet speed can be effected as well. Thus, PC users need to remove this browser hijack redirect as soon as possible to keep the infected PC safe.
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 Lp.greatappsfree.net 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.
Lp.greatappsfree.net redirect is a dangerous browser hijack redirect that can do malicious action on the infected PC such as stealing personal data and messing up system files. The cyber criminals can even get into the infected PC to steal the information and data but PC users have no idea about it. Changing another browser can not solve this problem, it will be attacked by the redirect if the virus process can not be removed completely. So this browser hijack redirect virus needs to be removed completely and manually to protect the infected browser and even the whole computer.
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 June 5, 2014 2:02 am