Hey, there. I am getting into a big trouble at the moment. I have SecurityLog.info on my computer. Do you know how to remove this virus from the computer? I am so pesky about this virus. It keeps popping up when I turn on my computer. It is such annoying infection which should be removed as soon as possible when you detected it on your computer. However, I am not good at computer skill. How do I do this by myself? Can anyone help me get rid of this virus? Thank you very much!
SecurityLog.info is a potentially unwanted program which is classified to be the browser hijacker family that is designed by cyber criminals. These criminals produce this infection to affect computer users’ system with their evils purposes. You may get this infection from many ways. This virus will act as an appendage to free software, shareware or others like video recording/streaming, download-managers or PDF creators. From these ways, it can sneak into your computer without your permission and knowledge. So you should notice when you are browsing online or downloading free programs from the Internet. You should read the terms and agreements carefully before the installation. You’d better make an advanced option during the installation process.
As this browser hijacker can get into your system secretly, so you don’t even know when you get this malicious infection on your computer until you get its pop-up again and again. Once this infection accessed your system, it can make lots of harm on your computer. After the installation, SecurityLog.info displays the fake pop-up ads and security alert on your screen each time you surf web. What’s more, this browser hijacker can even distribute numerous third party ads to gain money for the creators. Furthermore, it can deactivate the other installed security software and thus to remain undetected. While installing, this virus can changes the default settings of the browser as well as the system. The browser installed on your computer will be modified, such as Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome. This change will lead to browser homepage modification, redirection towards affiliated web pages and infiltrates other malwares onto the infected computer. Due to this infection, your computer performance will be slow down so badly. This browser hijacker may cause regular plug-in crashes. To prevent these things happen on your computer, you should remove this virus from your system as soon as you detected it.
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!
SecurityLog.info 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”
SecurityLog.info may generate lots of stuff on your computer once it installed on your system, which may occupy a huge CPU usage. This is the reason why your computer becomes stuck so frequently after the installation of this virus. When you start your computer, none of your favorite programs will start or work properly. You may be redirected to some suspicious websites as well. This virus can record your important information like passwords, credit card, bank account information tec.. It may transfer this information to remote hackers who may misuse your information. As a result, this virus can be a big threat to your computer. The most important is that you can’t use the antivirus tool to remove this virus from your system completely. It is said that only manual removal method can get rid of this infection completely and permanently.
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 26, 2014 6:26 am