This morning I checked my email box. Then I clicked at a link from an email which my friend sent to me. After a while, I found that my computer became so weird. I was being redirected to sitesearch.com no matter I open which browser or started a new tab. The main problem was that I couldn’t remove this virus from my computer and delete it completely from my browsers add-ons with the use of my antivirus programs. I have no idea how to do now. I am here searching for help to remove this virus from my computer permanently. Any suggestion or recommendation will be so appreciated. Thank you very much!
Sitesearch.com belongs to the browser hijacker family which is with the purpose of promoting services and creating traffic on the compromised computer system. It is said that if you want to search something on this hijacker, you may not get the thing you want from its domain as it will provide you the website you don’t need and then redirect you to visit it. If you click on the link or install software from its domain, you may find that sitesearch.com, best-found.com, quick-seeker.com, rapid-searcher.com and other malicious browser hijackers corrupting your Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer or Google browsers and so on. This virus usually sneak into your computer by bundling itself with free programs downloads and spam emails attachments, and suspicious links and web sites and so on. Once you go online carelessly, you may get this kind of virus easily. If you get this virus, please take it easy, you just take measures to remove this virus from your computer, then you can use your computer normally as usual again.
Once sitesearch.com gets into your computer, it may do lots of harmful things for you instead of goods. After installed, it may have the ability to modify your internet browser settings, such as your home page and default search engine. As a result, you may be redirected to unwanted websites again and again when you are browsing the Internet. This kind of virus may distribute lots of unwanted browser redirections as well as displaying unwanted pop-ups, coupons, deals and other advertisements which may chock up your whole system. As all these unwanted things occupies a large space of your CPU resources, so your computer performance may become stuck or even browsing crash while you are surfing the Internet. What’s more, this virus can collect your geo-locations, IP addresses, browser types, operating system types, default search providers on your system. So that other virus can get into your computer more easily. Due to this virus, both of your computer security and personal finance may be in a high risk. You are suggested to remove this virus from your computer 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!
Sitesearch.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”
Sitesearch.com is a dangerous computer infection which is a potentially unwanted application. Once this virus gets into your computer, it may cause annoying redirection to infected web pages or sponsors web pages that might infiltrate other malware onto the computer. Furthermore, this virus may affect your computer performance so severely. If you don’t remove this virus in time, it may not only change your registry settings and other important windows system files, but also can cause a complete computer crash. Therefore, if you find this virus is making chaos on your computer, please get rid of it as early as possible. Only manual removal method can eliminate this virus completely and permanently. But, as this manual removal process is so complicated, if you don’t know how to do it by yourself, please do not try that way, you should turn to 24/7 hours YooCare Online Expert.
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 28, 2015 1:03 pm