Remove Browser Hijacker

Why is my homepage in Internet Explorer changed to automatically? How can I change the homepage back to my previous one? And I can’t seem to visit other websites. I am redirected to some strange websites and links when I surf the Internet. How to remove it?

More Details about is a web site that has a search engine on its web page. It seems that you can get a lot of resources from the Internet through its search bar. However, it is designed by the developers to collect computer users’ browsing records to gain profit. It is classified as browser hijacker or browser redirect which has become a major computer problem recently. Being dressed as a common site, the hijacker has fooled many computer users and caused a lot of troubles for by creating all sorts of chaos constantly. Because the hijacker is created to gather valuable information from computer users, your private data on the Internet may face the risk of being stolen.

In general, a browser hijacker will present as a common site or a normal browser plug-in. But this two kinds of forms all attempt to make computer users surf the web from a given search engine. appears in the form of a web site. It will become the new homepage of your browser and you cannot make any changes, because it is able to reset the browser settings for its own good. By doing so, it can show up again and again even though you reinstall the browser. Once you have the hijacker in the computer, you may find it difficult to visit other web sites and pages for it has the ability to control your online activities. The network connection may also be affected and get cut off every once in a while. Your private information may be collected by the developers of the hijacker if you still go surfing on the Internet with it in your computer.

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. 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:

Get rid of by manual removal is a guarantee way. However, the removal process needs professional knowledge to define and delete related files. Any errors in deleting files will cause unpredictable problems.

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 CHARACTERS].exe

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


(2). Find out and remove the associated files



%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:

Computer users use browsers to surf the Internet and find information or resources they are interested in. Browsers help us explorer the World Wide Web. Some guys take advantage of the fact and create browser hijackers like to attack browsers. Once the browser in your computer is attacked, the default homepage will be changed to the web page of the hijacker automatically. Many search results provided by the false search engine are ads and suspicious websites that may contain dangerous viruses waiting for the opportunity to sneak into your computer. But most importantly, it has the ability to record your browsing activities to collect valuable information. You should remove 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 on August 4, 2014 9:26 am, last updated on August 4, 2014 9:26 am

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