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Jul 18, 2014

Remove Groovorio.com Browser Hijacker

Did you encounter such an embarrassing situation that the web browser does not work so you can’t get on the Internet? You are redirected to some unfamiliar websites and interrupted by constant pop-up ads. In addition to the browser, the system is also instable? All of these phenomena are to tell you that your computer is infected with a browser hijacker! And the unfriendly Groovorio.com is considered to be one of them.

More Details about Groovorio.com:

Groovorio.com can be classified as a browser hijacker which is now very rampant. It has the ability to enter the target computer no matter how good your computer protection tool is. Browser hijackers, also known as browser redirects, are developed and distributed by its developers in the Internet world widely to collect personal data from computer users. The developers are so qualified that they are able to make Groovorio.com be as stubborn as possible. Therefore, as long as there is a chance, the hijacker will dive into the fragile system and bring in constant pain for computer users.

Groovorio.com gains the chance to infect your computer only when the person who uses the computer performs inappropriate online activities. In other words, if you (or others) visit unfriendly websites online, open spam email attachments accidentally or install malicious programs, Groovorio.com browser hijacker will affect your computer. The system will become vulnerable because of these unwary actions. Hence, we should avoid unsafe cyber resources, otherwise Groovorio.com will seize the opportunity. Unlike other real web sites, the hijacker will perform many tasks without asking you for permission. Once it is in your computer, you will notice that you have no way to access the Internet properly. You homepage and search engine are changed to the domain Groovorio.com. Many ad windows will pop up constantly no matter what you are doing. And your personal information is threatened.

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 Groovorio.com Browser Hijacker:

Groovorio.com 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:

Don’t want to experience those negative effects? Because your antivirus program fails to catch Groovorio.com, manual removal is suggested here. Please note that manual removal requires advanced computer skills and knowledge to deal with variable files and .exe program. Wrong operation may lead to unpredictable damages in the process of the removal.

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 Groovorio.com

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 Groovorio.com’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 Groovorio.com 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 CHARACTERS].exe

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Random

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

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\Explorer\run\Random.exe

(2). Find out and remove the associated files

%AllUsersProfile%\random.exe

%AppData%\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Templates\random.exe

%Temp%\random.exe

%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:

Usually, ordinary computer users do not have too much computer knowledge. When we come across malicious infection like Groovorio.com browser hijacker, we can’t get rid of it if the antivirus program is unable to help. Groovorio.com is well-designed by the developers so as to gain profits stably. Therefore, most antivirus software programs are bypassed successfully. It can be a nuisance! You should get rid of the hateful browser hijacker as soon as possible if you don’t want to lose more information. Will reinstall the browser work? Some people may want to know. In addition to manual removal, there are still some other ways to deal with Groovorio.com. However, manual removal is considered to be the most secure way to get rid of the Groovorio.com completely.

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 July 18, 2014 6:06 pm

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