I was browsing the Internet. I found my computer was so weird. No matter which browser I open or when I open it, I was always being redirected to a site which named Search.eshield.com. This thing began to happen from yesterday morning. I ignored it at the very beginning as I thought this thing just happened by accident and it may do nothing harm on my computer. But now, I am feeling so regret why I did remove this thing at the beginning. Now even though I am using the Norton or other security tool to get rid of it, nothing good happens to me, the virus is still coming up. What should I do now? Please help. Thank you.
Search.eshield.com virus is an unwanted application which is classified as a member of browser hijacker family. This redirect would like to attack Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari as well as possibly other less known browsers. This virus can sneak into your computer without your consent and knowledge. It is usually bundled with the third party program which you can download from the Internet. The third party program would be some freeware download, spam emails attachments, suspicious websites and porn content associated web pages and so on. Once this virus installed on your computer, it has the ability to interrupt your online activities each time you start to surf the Internet. What’s more, it may change your default homepage as well as your browser settings. As a consequence, you may get in lots of trouble. So, it is not good to keep this virus on your computer once you found it. You should remove it as soon as you can.
After the installation of Search.eshield.com, this virus begins to conduct lots of trouble to keep you from using your computer normally. It is a harmful website which supplies users with links to their best-loved website. As you were told that this infection has the capability to replace your homepages and search providers without their approval and control your browsing activities online. There is one thing which you should bear in mind is that the hijacker cares only about the revenue it generates for every click on the sponsored pages without the concern with the safety of your system. So that when this malicious hijacker male control of your search engine, it may add some sponsored links to the presented results which you are searching with the purpose of making illegal profit when you click on them. Otherwise, lots of useless ads are distributed from this virus domain which may mess up your whole system. These ads may cause a serious decrease on your computer’s running speed. As a result, due to this virus, your computer may not only become stuck but also be crashed sometimes. So, once you detect this virus on your computer, you should take measures to get rid of this virus 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!
Search.eshield.com virus 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”
To make a conclusion, Search.eshield.com virus is a dangerous browser hijacker. Once this virus comes into your computer, it may not do anything good on your computer. But destroys your computer with other Trojan and keyloggers may get into your computer when you click on the link or ads page provided by this hijacker. These infections can be used to steal sensitive data like passwords, credit card, bank account information etc.. This virus can be a great threat to your computer and your personal finance. Hence, it is very important to remove this virus as early as possible before it pilfers your information as well as ruins your system badly.
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 29, 2015 1:27 pm