Hello, there. My computer gets stuck so frequently in recent days. I don’t know why. Everything was normal before. Things changed when I clicked on an unknown pop-up. It was so wired. Norton found nothing. But I always got redirected to a website page named Dllsofterr.com, which is not my default homepage. Later, I was told that this is a browser hijacker. Oh, my God. I don’t know how to remove this virus. I was also told that only manual removal can remove this virus completely. But how do I do this? Can anyone help me get rid of this virus? Thank you!
Dllsofterr.com is categorized as a browser hijacker. This computer infection can infect your computer secretly. This malicious hijacker can change your default homepage and browser settings automatically without your permission and knowledge. You may find that no matter which browser you are going to open, you are always being redirected to Dllsofterr.com’s domain. Your browsers like Safari, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer and so on will be infected and changed as well. Lots of other malicious things will be done on your computer once this virus gets into your system. In order to protect your computer from damaging, you should remove this virus as early as you can.
Do you have any clue on how Dllsofterr.com gets into your system? What will this virus do on the compromised computer after the successful access? You may so curious about this question. Here will be an analysis on these questions. Commonly, this hijacker is associated with a third party program on the Internet, such as spam emails attachments, freeware downloads from unknown websites, some unsafe and malicious web pages and links and so on. Any careless action you have done online will be the chance for the virus getting into your computer. After the access of this hijacker, it may take control of your online activities and redirect you to its domain first. Then, it may modify your system settings like your browsers and registry. Moreover, it may distribute lots of suspicious pop-up and ads on your screen which may take over a large part of your computer resources. Additionally, this hijacker has the ability to show your unsafe links while you are searching things on its domain. The results links may contain other infections like spyware, adware, malware, and Trojans and so on. Hence, Dllsofterr.com can be considered as a great potential threat to your computer. It is strongly recommended to get rid of this hijacker 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!
Dllsofterr.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”
Dllsofterr.com is a dubious hijacker web page that can easily affect all computer users around the world. Once getting insides, this malicious hijacker may begin to modify browser settings without asking any permission like adding harmful extension/plugin and replacing new tab to its own URL. Every time you try to search something or click links on the webpage you visit. You may be redirected to visit some unwanted web sites. This hijacker has the ability to track your online activities and collect your private data like passwords, credit card, bank account information etc. Otherwise, due to this virus, your computer may run more and more slowly after that. If you want your computer back to normal, please remove this virus step by step immediately.
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 3, 2015 5:34 am