Nov 28, 2014

Remove Browser Hijacker

Your favorite homepage in Internet Explorer is changed to a strange website called suddenly? Is it a legitimate search engine service provider? Why can’t it be deleted? You are annoyed by this unwanted site because it keeps popping up when you are surfing the Internet? Obviously, your computer is infected with a browser hijacker!

More Details about seems to be a normal web page which appears in the browser as a new homepage. However, it is actually a browser hijacker that should not be underestimated. Generally speaking, a browser hijacker usually dresses up as a common web page containing a search engine. Since it looks no difference from those famous search engines such as Google and Yahoo, the browser hijacker has deceived many computer users successfully; It is absolutely no fun to keep it in your computer. Removing it as soon as possible should be the most important thing you need to do now.

Do you have any idea of what can do to your computer? How can it get in the computer without letting you know? First of all, if your computer is infected with it, you may once use the computer to access a hacked web site, view prohibited contents, download an unknown free program and open a spam email attachment. Once it finishes the installation into the computer, you will see it immediately when you open the browser. You can also notice that your default homepage and search engine are changed to it. Whenever you want to get to the Internet, you will be redirected to some other unfamiliar web sites and have to receive a lot of pop-up ads. Be careful! All of those sites and pop-up windows may contain dangerous virus infections including Trojans, malware and ransomware which have the ability to help hackers remote into the fragile computer furtively! Your important documents and valuable data will be collected by them.

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. It 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:

What is the best way to get rid of browser hijacker? Manually removal is considered to be the most effective way because antivirus programs are unable to help and re-installing the browse is useless. If you are not 100% sure that you can process the manual removal correctly, you should consider to back up all you important data beforehand.

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:

Even with the protection of the antivirus program on the computer, can still get into the computer and bring in constant troubles for the computer user. Why do most of the antivirus tools fail to catch this virus? Are they outdated or not good? Antivirus programs can provide basic protection for your computer but they are not flexible and need time to upgrade the virus database. In addition, there is no a perfect antivirus program that can handle all kinds of infections. You should think about another way to deal with this  hateful browser hijacker. And manual removal is suggested here to be a useful method.

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 28, 2014 3:05 pm

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