Hey, there? What is going on with my computer? I was browsing the movie ticket on a website and was doing nothing else there. Just with a sudden, I was redirected to a website named Responsivesk.com. I could not delete this pop from my computer. I had tried everything I could to get rid of it. But none of them worked. This virus is now still on your computer. Every time I turned on my computer and begin to browse, this virus popped up and readdressed me to its domain. What should I do now? How can I get rid of this virus from my computer? Can anyone help me out of this situation? Thank you so much!
Responsivesk.com is a dangerous adware program which belongs to the family of browser hijacker virus. This virus can distribute over thousands of computer around the world daily through the Internet. This adware is so pesky and risky. It is compromised to create tons of unwanted things on your computer once it installs on your system. It may generate malicious advertisements, pop-up adverts, coupon alerts, drop down adverts and others to make Internet browsing experience agony for you. This infection is so pesky, isn’t it? If you want to avoid this thing happening to your system, you need to remove this adware in time once your find it on your computer.
Do you have an idea when this adware gets into your computer? No? You have no any clue about this? Responsivesk.com is an annoyed browser hijacker which can dive into your system by different kind of ways. This adware will enter your computer through infected storage media, online games, network file transfer and malicious websites and so on. These ways are all unlawful access to your computer. Once this virus is installed on your computer, it will have the ability to change your system configurations, DNS settings, registry settings, web browser settings of your computer immediately. So you will be redirected to visit its domain or other unwanted websites. Otherwise, it may allow remote hackers to manipulate your computer to the fullest and instantiate automatically whenever your computer starts. What’s more, this malicious adware is capable of disabling your security program so that numerous viruses and other infections can get into your system more easily to make the conditions of your computer worse. Responsivesk.com is not a good program at all. Once you detected this adware virus on your system, you are highly recommended to clean away this virus from your system as soon as you can.
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!
Responsivesk.com 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 sum up, Responsivesk.com is a potentially unwanted application. After the installation of this virus, each time you start your system, this adware will run numerous malicious programs automatically on the background without your consent or knowledge on your computer. The things which run on the background may use up a huge of resources of your computer making it become really very slow and sluggish while it is working. Moreover, this virus may record all your confidential information and then transfer to remote hackers. Hence, due to this virus, your computer may be set in a risky situation as it is a great threat to your system as well as your private information. Therefore, this virus is suggested to be removed from your computer as early as possible. Manual removal method will be the most effective and quickly way to get rid of this virus. If you don’t know how to do this by yourself, please feel free to contact YooCare online expert for help by only one clicking on the Start Live Chat Now button from www.yoocare.com.
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 5, 2015 9:04 am