Aug 7, 2014 Browser Hijacker Removal

The default homepage is replaced by automatically and your online activities are messed up? The network connection is often cut off. You are not allowed to log on to some websites when you surf the web. How to recover the browser?

More Details about may look like a common web site that you can see everywhere, but it is unfriendly to your computer and we call it a browser hijacker which also can be defined as a computer virus to a certain extent because of its unruly behavior. Recently, browser hijackers including this one have angered many computer users. Usually, it will dress up like a normal website with a search engine or an additional toolbar. Computer users are not easy to see through it. However, you will encounter many annoying issues one of which is to redirect you to some websites or display pop-up windows containing Trojan viruses!

Ordinary computer users can’t tell whether is a browser hijacker. However, you will come to know its true features. For example, the hijacker will replace your homepage and stop you from making any changes. It also forces you to start the online search on its domain. In addition, it will create a lot of pop-up windows to block your view. These pop-up windows are mostly about advertising and pornography. If you are experiencing these annoying things now, please be careful of your personal web surfing! Your browsing history may be collected.

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:

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:

Although is not a dangerous virus, it will make your computer vulnerable to all kinds of threats. Yahoo and Google search engine are legitimate that can provide you rich online resources. So you don’t need to use this unfamiliar search engine. You may not be able to reset the browser settings. The following steps tell you how to do. In case that other related viruses have entered into the computer, registry entries needs a check.

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_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run ‘Random’

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

The Internet gives us a lot of information and resources but also facilitates virus spread. In addition to creating Trojans and malware, cyber criminals also design browser hijackers which are able to help them collect valuable information and promote ads. Browser hijackers become a common computer problem because most computer users can’t tell the difference between a good website and an unfriendly web site like If you use it to go online, some dangerous viruses and malicious programs can have the chance to get in your computer. Therefore, you should remove it 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 & last updated on September 22, 2014 10:50 am

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