Are you suffering a problem with your computer, which makes you gotten bored so much? What is the problem? Is it that your browser does not work as usual? You are always redirected to an unwanted website which is called Searchpge.com while you are going online? You can’t find your default homepage? You must feel so confused about where your default homepage is? Why does the unwanted site keep you away from visiting those websites you used to surf to? How can you get your browser back to a normal and safe one?
Searchpge.com is classified to the family of the browser hijacker. The majority of people maybe think that this website is a usual web, such as the Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, and Mozilla Firefox. As a contrary, this unique product is designed by the cyber hackers to conduct their concrete and malicious purposes. It has the ability to totally rule the browsers of the hacked computer. It can be spread by the cyber criminals through the Internet. Thus, many computer users in the world have suffered the same problem, which influences their daily life on surfing the Internet very much and makes them feel annoyed. This problem should be solved as soon as possible. Browser hijacker is technically not a computer virus, but it is an accomplice of virus because it helps lots of other kinds of computer viruses to attack the computers worldwide. Be similar to Websearch.fixsearch.info and Findpage.net, it can play the same ruse to hoax the innocent computer users. This kind of redirect infection is very risky browser hijacker. Once your computer is infected by Searchpge.com, all your online activities will be recorded and transferred to the cyber hackers who hide in the remote background. Therefore, measures should be taken to get rid of this nasty browser hijacker from your computer as soon as possible before it can generate much more unwanted problems.
Do you know how does the Searchpge.com browser hijacker access your computer? This tricky browser hijacker can be found in some unsafe application programs, SPAM emails, unwanted email attachments and dubious website link. If you think it is completely safe to visit these unreliable online resources as there is an AVG or a Norton program installing in your computer, as a result, this kind of thought will set your computer in danger. Because this browser hijacker is specially designed by the cyber criminal who is very skilful in the field of computer technology. As a matter of fact, this browser hijacker can escape from the scanning of the antivirus programs and dive into the computer system without the permission of the computer user. Once it installs in the computer system successfully, it cannot be deleted by the antivirus programs. It will set itself as the default homepage and search engine and then change your default browser. It can redirect you to start online activities from its own search engine. As a consequence, the search results provided on the hijacker browser are all fake information. As the virus is so tricky and risky, lots of kinds of viruses maybe hide in those reach results including Trojan, malware and spyware, etc. They are all waiting for the opportunity to attack the victims’ computers. Besides, many pop-up ads will keep popping up when you are surfing the Internet, some of them may be closed while others will stuck on the computer screen unless you reboot the computer. Therefore, when you are surfing on the Internet, you should pay more attention to the behaviors online. Once your computer gets infected, you should take measures to remove Searchpge.com immediately.
1. It will slow down your computer performance.
2. It will pop up many unwanted ads on the screen when you are working on the computer.
3. It will become the homepage of your website browser by changing settings of your default browser. As a consequence, you can see only one browser that is Searchpge.com which can rule your computer totally, no matter you use what kind of browsers ((Internet Explorer, Safari, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Opera).
4. Lots of plug-ins, extensions and toolbars will be installed in the browser in order to record all your online activities.
Note: If one of symptoms mentioned above is found in your computer, then you must know that your computer is being attacked by the browser hijacker. Since the browser hijacker is so dangerous, once your computer is infected, you should take actions to delete the hijacker. If you are not a computer expert, in case you lose your important data or damage your system, please welcome to contact Yoocare/Yoosecurity Online Expert for help now!
Searchpge.com hijacker hijacks your default browser to redirect your web search results and modifies your default homepage and browser settings. Manual removal is the most effective way to completely uninstall it from an infected computer’s operating system, for the season that this hijacker is so cunning and dangerous, antivirus programs cannot get rid of it permanently. Here are the manual guides for users to remove the annoying hijacker.
1. Clean Add-ons and Extensions
* Internet Explorer:
(1). Click Tools in the Menu bar and then click Internet Options
(2). Click Programs tab, click Manage add-ons and disable the dubious add-ons
(1). Click Tools in the Menu bar and then click Add-ons
(2). Click Extensions, select the related browser add-ons and click Disable
* Google Chrome:
(1). Click Customize and control Google Chrome button → Tools → Extensions
(2). Disable the extensions of Searchpge.com
2. End Relevant Processes
(1). Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc together to pop up Windows Task Manager, click Processes tab
*For Win 8 Users:
Click More details when you see the Task Manager box
And then click Details tab
(2). Find out and end Searchpge.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
Click View tab in the Folder Options window, choose Show hidden files, folders, and drives under the Hidden files and folders category
4. Delete Relevant Registry Entries and Files
(1). Delete the registry entries related to Searchpge.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_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%\random.exe %AppData%\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Templates\random.exe %AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\~random %AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\.dll HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Random “.exe”
Searchpge.com is a browser hijacker which is designed by the cyber criminals in order to conduct evil online activities by attacking the computer users around the world. This tricky browser hijacker can be found in some unsafe application programs or dubious website link, etc. As a matter of fact, this browser hijacker can escape from the scanning of the antivirus programs and dive into the computer system without the permission of the computer user. How a cunning browser hijacker! People should aware what you do on line in case your computer may be redirected by this browser hijacker. If your computer is really redirected by this hijacker, you should take actions to remove it from your computer as soon as you can.
Suggestion: 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 9:23 am