There is something so strange on my computer now. No matter when I start my computer and begin to browse, I am always redirected to a websites called Warning-alert.com. I don’t know why and I have no idea how to remove this thing out of my computer. Antivirus tools don’t work on the removing of this pesky thing. It is said this webpage is a browser hijacker. I don’t want to leave this virus on my computer any more. But how can I get rid of this virus? What should I do now? Can anyone help me? Thank you so much.
Warning-alert.com is classified as a browser hijacker virus. It is a malicious computer infection which is created by cyber criminals with the purpose of hacking browsers on the compromised computer. If this virus gets the opportunity to get into your computer, it may have the ability to change your computer settings like your default homepage and browser settings, such as Safari, Internet Explorer and Google Chrome and so on. Once your browsers were changed, you will be readdressed to its domain when you start to browse. This program is unwanted application which may do lots of troubles on your computer after its installation. This virus may pretend to be a good program to trick you to add it into your computer so that it can do malicious things on your system.
Generally speaking, Warning-alert.com is so pesky and cunning virus. This hijacker can get into your computer through the use of a third party application. Usually, it can be bundled with spam emails attachments, freeware downloads, suspicious web sites and so on. This virus can get into your computer without your consent and knowledge. In the initial stage, you will not able to detect this virus manually but with the changed performance and weird behavior of the system, one can easily know that computer is attacked by harmful infection. Even more, it can alter the DNS configurations, Host file system, DLL files and etc. Additionally, this virus can also misplace the important files of the users and corrupt them severely by modifying with malicious payloads. It is another reason for regular crashing or freezing of the operating system. Sometimes users are not able to open task manager and firewall alert also. Therefore, the whole system of your computer will be damaged. Now the most important thing needed to be done is to get rid of Warning-alert.com as soon as you detect 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!
Warning-alert.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”
Warning-alert.com is a nasty and unwanted application. It is a malicious computer infection. The main objective of this infection is to keep record of the sites you visited, steal your sensitive data like password, username, credit card details, bank account information, capture your keystrokes and send these information to cyber criminals. Otherwise, this virus may spread lots of ads and pop-ups on your computer. So, your computer performance may be reduced so severely. In order to prevent your computer from ruining in a mess, you should eliminate this virus from your computer as early as you can. Manual removal is the most effective method to remove this virus. However, manual removal process is so complicated, if you do not have the ability to remove this virus by yourself, you are welcome to contact YooCare online expert for further assistant. We are 24 hours available for you.
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 10, 2015 6:17 am