Hey, there. My computer is getting into to a big trouble. I am always redirected to a website which is named Search.strtpoint.com. I have no ideas about how this happen to me. I am doing nothing on line. What I am doing online is to visit some shopping website only as usual. It happens without any reason. Now it keeps distributing lots pop-ups and ads from that website. It is so pesky for me. I want to remove it right now. What should I do?
Search.strtpoint.com is classified as an unwanted adware program which is created by cyber hackers to attack computer user around the world. Once it sneaked into your computer, it may display pop-up ads or advertisements on websites that you visit. This browser hijacker has ability to run automatically when you start to browser or open a new tab. This stubborn virus keeps displaying its potentially unwanted notifications filled with commercial offers as soon as it infects the system as well. This malicious virus is designed by cyber criminals and is programmed with the only aim to record your online behaviors using some domains to make profit. Once this browser hijacker installed on your computer, your home page will be changed automatically and your default browser settings may be modified as well. This virus attacks the most popular browsers like Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. Please don’t be surprise when you find your browsers are altered without your permission. It is not safe to leave it on your computer with the passage of time.
Once this malicious browser hijacker installed on your computer, you will not wonder that you can browse the Internet normally as before then. You will face lots of troubles which are made by Search.strtpoint.com. This creepy hijacker program is supposed to work together with firewalls and antivirus programs so that your system is under maximum protection against all sorts of malware. It disguises to be the good search browser which will help you to protect your computer while you are browsing. On the contrary, this cunning virus may display pop-up advertisements, messages and banners carrying various online saving coupons, discount deals, sales and other offers. Lots of annoying ads and popup alerts appear on screen after the installation. What’s more, this virus may trick you into installing further software or even it may ask you to purchase some bogus program to protect your system. As a matter of fact, this is a really malicious virus which does not protect your computer from being attacked by viruses, but it may generate many harmful things for you. This vicious virus should be removes as soon as possible once you detect it on your computer.
A Screenshot Of Search.strtpoint.com Hijacker
1. It can be added to Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome browsers without your notification.
2. You are rerouted to some unknown sponsored websites that you have never seen before when you surfing online.
3. You can get a bunch of popup ads show on the webpage which you are browsing.
4. It can be installed on your computer slightly.
5. This browser hijacker can introduce various infections and unwanted programs onto your system,
6. It can investigate your browsing behavior and gather your input information online.
7. It is also responsible for collecting computer user’s private information like IP address and online traces for unethical using of online marketing.
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!
Search.strtpoint.com 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 this virus
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 this hijacker’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 this browser hijacker 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%\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”
Search.strtpoint.com virus is a dangerous virus. Once it installed on your computer, if you do not removed it can cause a complete computer crash. This virus has the ability to bring additional viruses into your computer like Trojan and keyloggers which has the ability to collect your confidential data and transfer to remote cyber hackers. So it is very important to remove this virus as early as possible before it steals your information. Besides, it may shows you numerous rogue infections of exaggerated security threats on your computer and then state that you should purchase the program so as to remove this virus completely and permanently. Manual removal is the most effective way to remove the virus.
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 November 19, 2014 5:48 am