Redirect Removal Guide

Is your homepage suddenly altered without your permission? Does your web browser always redirect you to against your will? Are there many pop-up ads within your browser and will not go away? If you are suffering with these troubles, that means your system is no longer safe and there must be some kind of browser hijacking malware installed already. Follow the instructions below and immediately clean up your PC now. Pop-up Ads Description: is classified as browser hijacker that can modify your browser settings and appear itself on most popular web browsers like IE, Firefox and Chrome without any knowledge and consent. Technically speaking, browser hijacker is not a virus but it displays rather intrusive and misleading ads and pop-ups on your computer whenever you are online. This web page cannot be as useful as advertised. Instead, it poses a risk for your computer security as it uses browser helper objects and third party malware including sponsored adware and spyware platforms to change your homepage and modify your browser settings without your permission. Thus, it causes internet searches inputted into the browser address bar redirecting to randomly. Additionally, it tracks user’s web browsing habits, records addresses of visited sites and sends collected data to a remote server. Therefore, you should not keep it in the computer for any reasons. ads can appear at all time you surf the web. It shows misleading information for you to trick you into clicking its ads and then try to redirect you to third party websites in order to increase affiliated traffic or sell you potentially unwanted programs. The ads usually include coupons, banners, and other related contents t and they are very annoying. The worse thing is that antivirus program has no ability to block them. The only way to stop those pop-up ads from appearing is to remove all the associated extensions manually. Adware is everywhere on the Internet. If you are not careful enough, it will be easy for you to download it and get the annoying pop up on your machine. Generally speaking, it usually comes bundled with free programs like video player, music player or games, in an illegal way. It is necessary to get rid of hijacker from the PC to ensure computer safety.

The following instructions require certain levels of computer skills. If you’re not sure and are afraid to make any critical mistakes during the process, please live chat with YooCare Expert now.

Potential Dangers Caused by A Hijacker Virus:

It belongs to browser hijacker virus which can totally mess up your browser setting.
It changes your default DNS configuration and blocks you accessing your favorite sites.
It may install some malware in your computer to make bad influence without your consent.
It degenerates your computer performance gradually.

How Can Hijacker Get On Your PC?

Browser hijacker infection like may enter your system as an add-on for your browser or bundled-up with some free software. Most of time, it can be downloaded from a website you visited, something you clicked on, or a pop-up that you did not request to view. You may not even know when and how you download this browser hijacker which compromises your internet security until you find your computer is fully messed up. A hijack virus is a type of computer virus known for its ability to disrupt your Internet browsing. It can redirect your Internet searches to random sites, disallow you from visiting certain Web sites, and change your Internet home page. In addition, it is able to slow your computer, decrease your available memory, and flood your computer with popup advertisements. When you detect the presence of such malicious hijacker, a complete removal is needed without any hesitation.

How Do You Know Your Browser Is Hijacked?

If you open your browser window (includes IE, Firefox, Safari and Google Chrome etc.) and notice immediately that your home page has been changed to a page you do not recognize, then your browser may have been hijacked by a virus. For this type of hijack virus, it can change your homepage to without your permission. Other malicious activities can be shown on your computer after hijacked are listed below:
1. It can not only change your web pages, but also alter other settings to add toolbars, pop-up advertisements, and bookmarks that you did not create.
2. It can modify the homepage settings of your web browser, more commonly by reducing your internet security options. And the worse thing is it prevents you from changing them back.
3. New toolbars or Favorites are installed that give you icons and links to web pages that you don’t want.
4. It may block you from visiting certain website you’d like to visit and show an error page instead.
5. It will display constant pop-up ads, sometimes in such large amounts that you are not able to close neither the ads nor the browser.

Malicious Browser Hijacker Manual Removal Guides: hijacks your browser to redirect your web search results and changes the homepage and browser settings. To completely uninstall it from an infected system, manual removal is the first choice because sometimes antivirus software cannot pick up the exact computer threat timely or remove it permanently. Now most browser hijackers are quite similar to spyware and adware threats and therefore they cannot be removed with the help of popular antivirus products. Users can follow the manual guide here to get rid of this browser hijacker completely.

1. Clear all the cookies of your affected browsers.

Since this tricky hijacker virus has the ability to use cookies for tracing and tracking the internet activity of users, it is suggested users delete all the cookies before a complete removal.

Google Chrome:

Click on the “Tools” menu and click the “Clear browsing data” button.
Select “Delete cookies and other site data” to delete all cookies from the list.

clear browser data

Internet Explorer:
Open Internet explorer window
Click the “Tools” button
Point to “safety” and then click “delete browsing history”
Tick the “cookies” box, then click “delete”

delete browsing history

Mozilla Firefox:

Click on Tools, then Options, select Privacy
Click “Remove individual cookies”
In the Cookies panel, click on “Show Cookies”
To remove a single cookie click on the entry in the list and click on the “Remove Cookie”
To remove all cookies click on the “Remove All Cookies” button

Remove All Cookie

2. End the malicious process from Task Manager.

Once redirect is installed, computer user may notice that CPU usage randomly jumps to 100 percent. At any time Windows always has many running processes. A process is an individual task that the computer runs. In general, the more processes, the more work the computer has to do and the slower it will run. If your system’s CPU spike is constant and remain at a constant 90-95%, users should check from Task Manager and see if there is a suspicious process occupying the system resources and then end it immediately.

(The name of the virus process can be random.)

Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc to quickly bring up Task Manager Window:

task manager

3. Show hidden files and folders.

Open Folder Options by clicking the Start button, clicking Control Panel, clicking Appearance and Personalization, and then clicking Folder Options.

Click the View tab.

Under Advanced settings, click Show hidden files and folders, uncheck Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then click OK.


4. Remove all the malicious files related to hijacker manually.

C:\Documents and Settings\LocalService\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\*.exe

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main StartPage

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In the majority of cases, popup is packaged with another program that you have downloaded such as flash player, video player or TV show. It won’t show you a clear sign about its oncoming installation, and once you get it installed, it immediately modifies settings of Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome that could cause many inconveniences for its users. Whenever you browse online, you will notice that your web browser’s search results are redirected temporarily to its webpage. It is also capable of displaying crazy and annoying pop-up windows and adding unwanted wanted toolbars to interrupt your browsing activities. Therefore it is suggested users manually remove hijacker so that it can be totally gone from your PC and won’t come back to bother your PC again.

Note: If you are not a computer expert and have no idea how to perform the removal, please contact experts from YooCare Online Tech Support for further help.

Published by on January 26, 2015 8:35 am, last updated on January 26, 2015 8:35 am

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