Hello, I got some problems on my computer. I use Avast as my antivirus program and now it keeps showing me multiple warnings that it has blocked a malware in svchost.exe – blackfight.info. I don’t know what it means and I really want to get rid of it. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.
Blackfight.info is associated with annoying browser hijacker that may get into the system by clicking malicious code or unsafe advertising pop-ups, visiting pornographic website or downloading attachment from spam emails. Once installed, it can cause frequent pop-up alerts on all kinds of web browsers including Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome or even on Safari. This is a type of website that can implement a drive-by-download scheme in order to infect visitor’s computer. With the help of this kind of threat, it also can add potentially unwanted programs, adware or other malicious malware to a system without user’s permission and knowledge.
Just like a lot of browser hijackers, Blackfight.info virus is promoted together with free programs that can be downloaded from the Internet. It mostly happened on the users who rush to install free programs without reading any terms and conditions and just agree to everything in haste. Once it gains an access, the virus modifies your browser settings, disables the firewall and also pops up many fake security alerts. It also reduces your PC performance and opens backdoor for other malware to attack the computer. Those malware may have the ability to spy on your internet activities and collect your personal data, such as web history, cookies, search queries, credit card information etc. So Blackfight.info virus has to be removed as quickly as possible before it causes further damages.
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.
Browser hijacker infection like Blackfight.info 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.
Considering this malware can’t be fixed by any security tools, uses can use the manual guide below to fix this issue without any risk.
1. Clear all the cookies of your affected browsers.
Click on the “Tools” menu and select “Options”.
Click the “Under the Bonnet” tab, locate the “Privacy” section and click the “Clear browsing data” button.
Select “Delete cookies and other site data” to delete all cookies from the list.
Open Internet explorer window
Click the “Tools” button
Point to “safety” and then click “delete browsing history”
Tick the “cookies” box, then click “delete”
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 button”
To remove all cookies click on the “Remove All Cookies button”
2. Remove all add-ons and extensions
Google Chrome: Wrench Icon > Tools > Extensions
Mozilla Firefox: Tools > Add-ons (Ctrl+Shift+A)
Internet Explorer: Tools > Manage Add-ons
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 manually.
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionInternet Settings “ProxyEnable” = “1”
Blackfight.info Virus is classified as a browser hijacker parasite that conducts a lot of horrible actions on your computer especially on your web browser. Once infected, Antivirus like Avast will keep popping up alert telling you malicious URL is blocked and will not provide you a solution. At that moment, your browser settings can be changed without any approval. A search toolbar may suddenly appear at the top of your browser and it won’t allow you to uninstall it. Moreover, it may create numerous links to advertising pages, place desktop shortcuts to marketing sites, add multiple bookmarks to the web browser’s Favorites list. You will experience slow network speed, annoying browser redirection as well as homepage modification. To sum up, Blackfight.info virus is a dangerous threat that you should get rid of it at once.
Published by & last updated on February 23, 2015 2:58 am