Sep 1, 2014

Remove Browser Hijacker

Recently every time I try to launch my browser, finding my homepage is redirected to automatically, and some ads and other things pop up. I try to remove it by antivirus program, but it seemed that it didn’t work at all.What is the problem with my computer? It is so annoying that I am unable to use my computer as usual. Is there any other way to get rid of the problem? Any recommend is highly appreciated.

More Details about is harmful redirect program which can intrude into your computer and mess up your computer by performing many destructive activities. You should be serious about it once you find the traces of it in your computer. It can infect most of the browsers like Internet Explorer, Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox, modify the settings in the background without your knowledge. You would get this infection by downloading some suspicious free programs, visiting hacked websites, opening attachments of spam email. Once invaded, it tracks user’s browsing record and collects useful information like sensitive data like passwords, credit card, bank account information etc. The obvious change you will notice is your homepage has been modified without your permission. Every time you open the browser, your homepage has been redirected to Then the annoying pop-ups, advertisements, banners and many other similar things are shown on your desktop. It is impossible for you to get the search results that you need. Instead, you are pointed to the unknown commercial websites which the cyber criminals try to achieve their evil purpose by luring you visiting. is able to degrade the performance of your computer considerably. It can shut down your computer in casual and slow the Internet speed. The virus will display numerous fake warning stating your computer is under risky situation and disable legitimate applications on your computer. Furthermore, it asks you to buy the program if you want to get rid of the infection. Do not be tricked by the warnings shown by it. However, if you are careful enough while installing certain software you may not be taken in by any potentially unwanted program. And now most antivirus program is unable to detect and remove it. The most effective way to eliminate pop-up ads, coupons, banners, and sponsored links is to remove this browser hijacker completely. It would further damage your computer if it stays longer. It is strongly recommended to remove the virus completely from your computer before this nasty stuff damages your system and precious data further.

How Do You Know Your Browser Is Hijacked?

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 Redirect 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. Browser Hijacker Manual Removal Guides: 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 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.

Since this tricky hijacker virus has the ability to use cookies for tracing and tracking the internet activity of users, it is suggested users delete all the cookies before a complete removal.

Google Chrome:

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.

clear browser data

Internet Explorer:
Open Internet explorer window
Click the “Tools” button
Point to “safety” and then click “delete browsing history”
Tick the “cookies” box, then click “delete”

delete browsing history

Mozilla Firefox:

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

Remove All Cookie

2. End the malicious process from Task Manager.

Once 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:

task manager

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 hijacker manually.

C:\Documents and Settings\LocalService\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\*.exe

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main StartPage

Video Shows You How to Safely Modify Windows Registry Editor:

Once infected by, your browser homepage as well as search engine will be changed to its website automatically without letting you know. And it is unable to change them back because the hijacker is able to reset the browser. It only puts your computer in a highly dangerous situation. And system information security is at risk. Besides, all of these alerts shows are a fake. It is trying to scare you, making you believe your computer is in danger. Don’t be fooled by them! And before letting make further damage to your computer, you should remove the virus as soon as possible.

Note: If you are not a computer expert and have no idea how to perform the removal, please contact experts from YooCare Online Tech Support for further help.

Published by & last updated on September 22, 2014 10:10 am

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