Hey, there. I added an unknown web page to my browser by an accident. But now I can’t get rid of it from my computer. I delete from my browser, but it still pops up on my screen again and again. Antivirus didn’t detect it on my computer. It is so weird. It is Boxworther.info. This virus did lots of annoying things on my computer after the installation. What should I do now? How can I remove this virus off my computer? Thank you for helping me out of this problem, if anyone can help me.
Boxworther.info is classified as a browser virus which belongs to the browser hijacker virus family. This virus may take control of your computer and mess up your system after it enters your computer. This program is not a good application at all. It pretends to be good program like Google and Bing with the purpose of convincing you to believe that it is a legitimate program. As a matter of fact, it is a computer infection which may do lots of malicious things on your computer after its installation. This virus is so tricky. It cheats you to add it into your add-ons and then disguise a legit program by bundling with the third party like spam email attachments, freeware downloads, suspicious links and websites and so on.
After the installation of Boxworther.info, you may find that there are so many weird things occurred on your computer. Firstly, this virus may take over your online activities immediately. Furthermore, this virus may change your default homepage and browser settings automatically without your permission as well as knowledge. You may notice this when you start your computer and begin to browse or open a new tab you may be redirected to this virus’s domain. All browsers on your computer are infected like Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari and Google Chrome and so on. So no matter when and which browser you would like to open, you may be readdressed all the time. Additionally, this virus may create uncountable ads and pop-ups to mess up your computer and count for a huge part of your CPU. As a result, your computer may become stuck and even crashed while you are browsing the Internet. Moreover, due to this virus, your computer maybe shut down automatically so frequently. To keep your computer safe, this browser hijacker should be removed as early as you can 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!
Boxworther.info 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”
Boxworther.info is a malicious browser hijacker infection that takes over your browser relentlessly once getting the chance to lurk around your system. It adds unwanted application to your browser without any notification. It can change your settings including browser settings and DNS settings. So you will be redirected to its domain when you start your browser. Otherwise, this virus has the ability to collect your online habits and your important data on your computer like passwords, credit card, bank account information etc.. Then this virus may pilfer your data and then hand it to remote hackers who may use your information in an illegal way for the sake of earning extra money. This virus is a risky and pesky. You should take immediate action to get rid of it with the use of step by step manual removal. However, this process is so complicated, if any mistake may cause the whole damage of your system. Therefore, if you don’t have sufficient skill, please turn to YooCare 24 hours online expert for further help.
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 13, 2015 11:36 pm