Remove Browser Hijacker

What happens on my homepage in Internet Explorer? I cannot go on line as usual for I am always redirected to a site called It blocks me from accessing my FaceBook and other web sites. How do I get rid of it from my browser?

More Details about can be classified as a browser hijacker–one of the major computer problems nowadays, which has annoyed many computer users from all over the world. You may have installed an antivirus program providing real-time protection for the computer. But the antivirus program fails to remove this hateful browser hijacker. Why is that? To gather more valuable information from the computer users, needs to stay in the computer as long as possible. Its developers create it with complicated tech skills so that it is able to bypass most antivirus programs. Under the help of the hijacker, the developers are able to prompt ads which just fit your recent interests.

What is a browser hijacker? What can a browser hijacker do to your computer? is a typical example. Once it attaches to your browser, your online activities will be interfered seriously: 1) you cannot access your favorite web sites; 2) many windows showing unreliable commercial ads and even containing viruses will pop up constantly to harass you 3) computer performance becomes worse. With the hijacker in the computer, you need to be careful when surfing the Internet since you may be redirected to some unsafe sites that can be the carriers of dangerous Trojans, malware and spyware. If you do not pay enough attention, the fragile computer system may suffer more infections. The system stability and data storage will be threatened! Hence, you should have removed as soon as possible.

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.

Primary Symptoms and Potential Risks:

1. 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:

As mentioned above, the browser hijacker has the ability to escape from most of the antivirus programs, so you should think of other ways to eliminate it completely. Manual removal is recommended here, which is an effective way to get rid of the hijacker. There are some basic steps being listed below. Please note that manual removal needs professional knowledge because of the fact that the browser hijacker is able to change. You should make a backup before you start the removal process in case of any unforeseen problems and the loss of data.

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_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\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\~random

%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\.dll HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Random “.exe”

Video Shows You How to Safely Modify Windows Registry Editor:

You have AVG, MSE and Norton in the computer, but none of them can remove You go to control panel but cannot find it in the uninstall list? You reinstall the browser but still have the problem? Many computer users whose computer is affected by the hijacker have the same experience with you. Obviously, running the antivirus program or reinstalling the browser won’t help you get rid of the annoying browser hijacker. When gets in the system, it changes the browser settings as well as system settings. The default browser homepage is modified without your permission. You may have accidentally visited some hacker websites or downloaded unfriendly programs to the system, which will give the hijacker a chance to get in the computer. Therefore, your online behavior plays an important role in maintaining a good and clean computer!

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 September 28, 2014 9:16 am, last updated on September 28, 2014 10:15 am

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