Why do I keep being redirected to a web site? The pesky website is named Alert.tentech.net. Is it a good web site? I doubt a lot. How can I remove this stupid virus from my laptop? Can security tool remove this virus completely? Of cause no, as I failed to use the antivirus tool to try to get rid of this virus, what should I do now? Please help!
Alert.tentech.net is classified to be a member of malicious browser hijacker or may be called redirect virus in other way. Once this virus gets into your system, in generally, it may hijack your homepage and browser settings to its own page. So that every time when you open your browser or start a new tab, you may be readdressed to its domain repeatedly. It is said that this browser infection has the ability to bargain your confidential web browsers files so that it can compromise your whole Internet browsers completely. Otherwise, it is capable of promoting sites for malicious hosts who paid them to distribute suspicious and risky content through Internet browser redirects. Commonly, this virus comes along with spam emails attachments, unwanted email, suspicious websites and links etc.. As this virus can sneak into your computer secretly, so you need to pay more attention on your online behaviors. Once you get this infected, you should remove this virus as soon as you can.
Are you curious on what Alert.tentech.net will do after it comes in your computer? Once this virus got installed, it forcibly changes the default homepage, search engine and bookmarks of your computer. What’s more, you may get lots of website popping ups displaying on your screen while you are browsing the Internet. Additionally, it tracks your browsing habit by placing a tracking cookie on web browser and then transfers your information to remote hackers or to advertising channels. This virus is really hard to be gotten rid of your browser completely by antivirus tools. The ads from its domain may readdress you to visit some unwanted website like commercial web page which creates computer traffic for its affiliated partners and in turn make revenue for creator as well. If you don’t eliminate this virus in time, it will affect your computer performance severely. It is suggested to get rid of this virus as soon as you detect it on your computer.
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!
Alert.tentech.net 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”
Alert.tentech.net will modify your registry settings as well as other important windows system files after its installation. If you leave on your computer, it can cause a complete computer crash. This virus has the ability to ruin your security system as well. It may redirect you to virus suspicious websites which contain trojan and keyloggers which can be used to steal sensitive data like passwords, credit card, bank account information etc.. This data later will be distributed to remote hacker who may misuse it to make illegal profit. So it is very important to remove this hijacker as early as possible before it ruins your computer badly. It is recommended that manual removal is the most effective and best way to get rid of this virus 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 January 23, 2015 5:37 am