Hi, there. I just got a virus. I am so scared at the moment. Will this virus destroy my computer? Is there a way to save my computer? I don’t mean to get this virus. I download a video from a website this yesterday. Then I got this virus into my computer. Does the virus always come into one’s computer in this way? It sounds so ridiculous and unbelievable. Terra.im Virus is the name of the virus on my computer. Now what should I do so that I can get rid of this virus stupid virus away from my eyes and computer? Please help. Any recommendation will be so appreciated!
Terra.im Virus is a malicious virus which is categorized as a stubborn browser hijacker virus. This kind of virus may create lots of ads to promote illegal sales so that the sponsor can make extra money. Otherwise, this hijacker and ads it spread are not good programs at all. They are all malicious browser redirect virus. This virus can hack your homepage and default browser settings without your permission, such as Firefox Mozilla, Chrome and Internet Explorer and so on. It is important note that this virus is not a computer infection that is installed through exploits or infections but rather it is bundled along with free software that you download off the Internet. Thus, it is so necessary that you should pay attention to the terms and agreements which provided by the installation of anything you want to install on your computer.
Generally speaking, you may not have a clue when you get Terra.im Virus until you are redirected to its domain again and again. This virus can sneak into your computer not only from the freeware download, but also from spam email attachments, suspicious link as well as porn concerned web sites and so on. After this hijacker installed on your computer, it may not do anything good on your computer. It may generate lots of unwanted files and registry entries on your system. Besides, browser add-on, extension, and plug-in will be installed on your computer as well. So that it can allow the ads to display on your screen easily. What’s more, this virus is designed to pilfer your online activities. As a result, you may meet a great loss of your confidential data like credit card information, log-in username and password, bank account information etc..Additionally, if you click on the ads from this redirect, this hijacker’s distributors may get illegal profit paid by promoters. Furthermore, these ads may decrease your computer performance so seriously. This program is a potential unwanted application. Due to all troubles made by this virus, you are suggested to remove this virus as soon as you find it on your computer system.
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!
Terra.im 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”
Technically speaking, Terra.im Virus is not a computer infection, but it is really a dangerous virus. If you use this web redirect, it may cause many web traffics on your computer and compromise your privacy which may set you at a high risk of sharing your user’s profile among various sales companies. Moreover, the threat from this virus can reach a remote server to download other threats as well to totally contaminate the system and make it unusable and unworthy. Therefore, you should get rid of this virus as soon as possible in case it makes more damage on your system.
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 February 1, 2015 3:14 am