Hey, there. I am getting redirected to an unknown websites again and again. And there are so many ads and pop-ups from the web displaying on my screen. I can’t remove this virus as well as the ads and pop-ups with my AVG antivirus tool. The virus is called Safer Browser. What should I do? I don’t want to keep this virus on my system to ruin my computer. Please help me remove this virus off my computer step by step. It would be so grateful if there is anyone who can help me with this problem. Thank you very much.
Safer Browser is classified as a risky adware program which is created by the scam hackers. This infection is unwanted application which pretends to be a good program like Google and Bing. However, this program is not a good program at all after you added into your system. When you use this program to search something, you may find that the result links it provided are not the one you need. If you click on the link, you may not go into the web you want to visit but a suspicious web instead. When you are redirected, please don’t be surprised as this program is a vicious browser hijacker.
As a browser hijacker, Safer Browser tries all his best to get into your computer. Usually, this hijacker may be bundled with the spam emails attachments, freeware downloads, unsafe webpages and so on. After the access of this virus, it may change the setting of your default homepage and browsers like your Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox and so on. Once the setting is changed, you may be redirected to the virus domain no matter you start a new tab or just begin to browser. Besides, this virus may distribute lots of ads and pop-ups to chock up your whole system. Due to this browser hijacker, a large part of your computer resources will be occupied. As a result, your computer may run more and more slowly day by day if you don’t remove this virus in time. Safer Browser, a malicious and risky virus, is suggested to be eliminated as soon as possible when you find it on your computer.
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!
Safer Browser 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”
Safer Browser is determined as a risky adware program which belongs to the browser hijacker family. This malware generally get bundled with free programs and files available to download from free file sharing websites. It is programmed with the only objective to examine your browsing traits using some domains such as superfish.com or other to make money. Your browsing history will be collected to promote ads as well as for other illegal activity. This hijacker can record your online activities and steal sensitive data like passwords, credit card, bank account information etc. So it is very important to remove Safer Browser as early as possible before it steals your information. Manual removal is the best way to get rid of this hijacker. If you are not sure how to start by yourself, YooCare 24 hours online experts will be so pleased to help you remove this virus completely.
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 April 2, 2015 1:36 pm