Sep 12, 2014

Remove Browser Hijacker

My browser runs weirdly in recent days. My favorite homepage is redirected automatically to, and all kinds of ads pop up wildly. Antivirus program seemed didn’t work at all. What happens to my computer on earth? It is so disturbing to let my computer stay in this terrible situation. Is there any effective way to get rid of the problem? Any suggestion is highly appreciated.

More Details about is a harmful browser hijacker which can invade your computer and make you feel uncomfortable. Once installed, it will mess up your computer by performing many destructive activities. You should not cheat it lightly once you find the traces of it in your computer. It is able to break into your security without your knowledge and change your default homepage as well as search engine. Once it is installed, you will find kinds of annoying advertisements pop-up on your screen, and your browser like Internet Explorer, Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox will be redirected to the annoying website. Not only will your homepage be changed to its domain, but also all of your search results can be wrong. What is worse, more viruses can be hidden in the false results. You may get this infection by downloading some suspicious free apps, visiting malicious websites, opening attachments of spam email. Once invaded, it records user’s browsing history and collects private information like sensitive data like passwords, credit card, bank account information etc. Then you will notice that your homepage has been modified without your consent. infection is able to slow down the running speed of your system. You will feel like your computer is stuck. The virus can disable legit apps on your computer also. Every time you try to open the browser, you will find that your homepage has been redirected to Then the annoying pop-ups, advertisements, and many other similar things are displayed on your screen. It is impossible for you to get the search results that you want. Instead, you are redirected to the disgusting commercial websites which the hackers can gain profit by luring you to visit. However, if you are careful enough while installing certain software you may not be taken in by any potentially unwanted program. And now antivirus program may detect it but is not able to remove it completely. The most effective way to eliminate pop-up ads, coupons, banners, and sponsored links is to remove this browser hijacker completely. Don’t let it stay in your computer as it will cause further damage to your computer with the passage of the time. You should get rid of the virus completely before this nasty thing damages the system and precious data.

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.

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Web2.vegasworld.com_ 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 and search engine will be changed to its website automatically. It puts your computer in a highly dangerous situation. And it also threatens your system security. What is worse, if is not removed, it can cause a complete computer crash. So before letting the infection make further damage to your computer, you should kick off the virus completely as early 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 9:18 am

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