You don’t know why Birdysearch.com always displays as the default home page every time you open the web browser? The default search engine has also been changed? Many ads pop up continuously, which is very hateful. Is there any way to stop them? How to remove Birdysearch.com from the computer? You can take a look at this blog post.
Birdysearch.com is a browser hijacker which has the capacity to take over your browser in the target computer completely. Those famous browsers including Internet Explorer and Google Chrome can be affected by it. When you open the affected browser, it immediately displays. It is usually put into some “free” programs by the developers to promote each other. Some unsafe websites and spam email attachments may also contain the Birdysearch.com browser hijacker.
You have to use Birdysearch.com as the default home page as well as search engine of the browser. However, if you use it to search for information, it can only give you some useless information, including a variety of unwanted software products and a large number of commercial ads. If you click on the ads, you will be redirected to some strange websites or activate some suspicious program downloads. The Birdysearch.com hijacker may also add some annoying applications or toolbars into the computer to slow down the computer performance through consuming a large amount of CPU resources. More importantly, it is able to collect your sensitive information through the Internet history. In this way, your privacy, such as bank account information and credit card password, can be exposed. Some computer users want to run antivirus programs to remove Birdysearch.com, but they can’t even detect it. Therefore, you should manually delete all its files and registry entries in order to ensure a complete removal.
1. Birdysearch.com is able to become the startup page of your web browser via modifying browser settings. No matter which browser you are using (Internet Explorer, Safari, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Opera), you can see the browser is occupied by it completely.
2. It may also install plug-ins, extensions and toolbars in the browser so as to record your search history as well as cookies.
3. You need to wait for a long time when visiting websites because the browser always gets stuck and is slow in reaction.
4. This annoying redirect may also result in unstable Internet connection and system freezes frequently.
5. You are forced to receive many advertisement windows when the computer is connected to the Internet.
Don’t want to experience those annoying problems caused by Birdysearch.com? Then you should remove it as soon as possible. Because your antivirus program can not catch it, manual removal is suggested here. Please note that manual removal requires advanced computer skills and knowledge so as to find the variable files. Any wrong operation during the process of removing Birdysearch.com may cause unpredictable damages to your computer.
1. Clean Add-ons and Extensions
* Internet Explorer:
(1). Click Tools in the Menu bar and then click Internet Options
(3). Click Programs tab, click Manage add-ons and disable the suspicious 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 Birdysearch.com
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 Birdysearch.com’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 Birdysearch.com 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
(2). Find out and remove the associated files
%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\.dll HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Random “.exe”
Birdysearch.com is considered to be an undesirable browser hijacker. It mimics those legitimate and useful search engines in order to attract more computer users to use it or click on the advertisements it offers. Under normal circumstances, opening the spam email attachments, accessing corrupted web sites and downloading unknown programs which claim “free of charge” can help it get into your computer. If your computer is infected by the Birdysearch.com hijacker, you will encounter a lot of computer problems. First of all, it changes your home page and search engines completely so as to control the browser. In addition, it is also responsible for some other annoying problems such as bad computer performance and unstable network connection. Worst of all, it can be made use of by cyber criminals to master your confidential information, if you let it stay in the computer for a long time. You may try to use antivirus software to remove it. However, all attempts have been in vain. In this case, only the manual removal can ensure that Birdysearch.com will be completely removed.
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 1, 2015 7:02 am