Searchpagefix.com is infecting my computer now. It is really a big stuff for me. I am keeping redirected to some unwanted websites when I use this search engine to search the thing I need. It is so annoying. It is not the engine which I want. It will pop up automatically again and again when I start to browse. But how to get rid of it completely is a big problem for me. Does anyone can help me remove this pesky virus from my computer? I will be appreciated! Thanks!
Searchpagefix.com belongs to the family of the browser hijacker, which is created by cyber criminals for the purpose of attacking computer users’ computer system. This browser hijacker will mislead your search result to unwanted website and causes several annoying problems. This malicious search engine just pretends as a good search engine. However when you use to search something, it will display you fault results which are not the result you want. Once this hijacker invades your computer, it affects almost all browsers including Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome. Otherwise, it has the ability to modify your default homepage and search providers for the purpose of marketing different kinds of commercial websites and then making profit from these affiliate links.
Searchpagefix.com gets the opportunity when you download some software programs online carelessly, including free players, download managers, PDF creators, and so on, because this hijacker hides in these programs trickily. This malicious is a kind of unwanted program because it dives into people’s computer by illegal ways and misdirect inexperienced computer users with its inappropriate purposes. Even if this nasty website seems to be a good search engine likes Google or Bing, but the main aim of this hijacker is not to assist you to search what you really want, but make use of you to earn money from the advertising certain webpage. If your computer gets infected, this hijacker will influence you to go online normally. Besides, it will keep redirecting you to many sponsored websites. These webs will be listed under the links of your search results. Lots of random ads will be displayed among the links of search results. These random ads will include many links to affiliate websites as well. Additionally, this hijacker may install other malicious programs such as adware, spyware, Trojan and other kinds of virus, etc, on your computer. Those viruses can collect your confidential data and transfer to cyber criminals in the background. In case these issues happen, it is wise to remove Searchpagefix.com from your computer as soon as possible.
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!
Searchpagefix.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”
Searchpagefix.com is so tricky and dangerous hijacker which should be removed as soon as you find it on your computer. Due to this infection, you may not use your computer as usual any more. Once this browser hijacker infected your computer, it will keep you redirecting you to visit some malicious and unsafe websites. This vicious browser hijacker will distribute lots of ads and add malicious links into your computer system. All these ads and links will chock up your system. You may experience slow browsing speed, reduced computer performance etc… It is definitely a nasty and annoying browser hijacker which should be removed from the computer without any hesitation. It can steal your personal information and misused it for this hijacker’s inappropriate goals. It will become a big threat to your personal security if it leaves in your computer for a long time. Moreover, it will damage your system if you do not delete it immediately. Therefore, it is recommended to remove this nasty browser hijacker without any delay.Yoocare Online Expert can help you with this kind of infection if you don’t how to do it by manual with the instruction above, please open a live chat on this page for further assistance.
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 December 23, 2014 5:30 am