My browser is messed up by Vebasearch.com terribly. The browser’s default homepage is changed to this website. Now when I surf the Internet, I would get a lot of pop-up windows. How to stop the nasty browser hijacker? It makes me feel very uncomfortable. And I have tried many ways to stop it but failed. Is there any effective way to completely get rid of this virus? Please help!
Vebasearch.com is a browser hijacker which can intrude into your computer and change your homepage without your approval. The program is capable to infect most popular browsers like Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome by modifying the settings in the background without your knowledge. Once it has completed the installation on the computer, it redirects users to this malicious website which advertises various sponsored links. Not only can it change the default homepage and the search engine, but also destroy the system files and windows registry files of the computer. In addition, it may also install adware or other potentially unwanted programs to your computer, trying to record your online habits and generate revenue for its designer by getting you involved into some commercial projects. This virus usually infiltrates alongside some suspicious free programs downloaded, hacked websites visited and attachments of spam email opened.
Although Vebasearch.com has a friendly appearance and trick innocent users into believe it is just a normal search provider. However, keep in mind that your search results will be based on commercial websites and you will never get the desired results. Once invaded, it tracks user’s online history and collects vital personal information like passwords, credit card, bank account information etc. Every time you open the browser and input whatever site addresses or search items, you will find your homepage has been redirected to the annoying pop-ups, advertisements and many other similar things which are taking over your screen. In this way it increases its visiting volume and its search ranking is growing. The virus also has the ability to make the system become vulnerable rapidly. And it provides an opportunity for other malicious infections to enter into your computer in the background. Therefore, you should remove timely if you want to protect the computer from threats.
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.
Vebasearch.com 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.
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.
Open Internet explorer window
Click the “Tools” button
Point to “safety” and then click “delete browsing history”
Tick the “cookies” box, then click “delete”
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
2. End the malicious Vebasearch.com process from Task Manager.
Once Vebasearch.com 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：
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 Vebasearch.com hijacker manually.
C:\Documents and Settings\LocalService\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\*.exe
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main StartPage
The Vebasearch.com virus usually bundles with free video players, download managers and etc. So be careful when installing any of these programs to your system. And if you visit some unwanted websites accidentally, you may also activate the virus hidden in them and then the virus will automatically install in your computer. As a matter of fact, you are pointed to the unknown commercial websites when surfing the internet which the cyber criminals try to achieve their evil purpose by luring you to visit it. Actually computer will become more fragile if it keeps staying in your computer. So before letting it make further damage to your computer, you should remove the virus as quickly as possible.
Published by & last updated on November 4, 2014 5:54 am