Win32.AltBrowse.HY is infected your computer? You have felt so confused about this? Do you have no idea on how to remove it from your computer without any damage on your system? Can the security tools delete this virus permanently? If you don’t know what to do then, now please learn from this blog and then follow the manual removal guide below to clean away this Trojan from your computer. Take it easy. Your computer will be fine if you follow the instruction below to remove the Trojan from your computer.
Win32.AltBrowse.HY is classified as the malicious Trojan virus family. It is produced by vicious cyber hacker with the purpose of attacking Windows computer users. Once it installed in your computer, it will modify your operating system and your registry files. Otherwise, it will slow down your computer’s performance severely that covers booting, shutting down, playing computer games and browsing the Internet, etc. Moreover, it will rule your actions and stop all your processes and even incapacitate the point of your Task Manager or System Restore. This malicious Trojan will become a big threat to your computer system as well as your financial security.
Win32.AltBrowse.HY can sneak into your computer by many channels. It is usually associated with some unwanted email as attachments, spam emails, as well as dubious websites and freeware downloaded from the internet. After this Trojan accessed your computer, it may ruin your firewall. This Trojan may be a platform for other infections to dive into your computer easily. It will help cyber criminals to records your confidential information and online activities as well. Moreover, this Trojan may corrupt all the most common used browsers like Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Internet Explorer. Your homepage and your search engine will be replaced by this Trojan. Most of the search results from this virus are filled with advertisements and sponsored links. This virus may do lots of unwanted activities at your background when you are start your computer. These running activities at your task manager may cause frequent stuck or even crash while you are working on your computer. Thus, it is highly recommended to get rid of this vicious Trojan as soon as possible once it is detected.
1. Desktop background image and Browser homepage settings are changed. Google, Yahoo Searches are redirected.
2. It may slow down your computer considerably and you will feel like your computer is stuck. This includes opening programs, shutting down your computer, and slow Internet.
3. It is capable to corrupt your windows registry and uses it to deploy annoying pop up ads out of nowhere. You will get many unwanted pop-ups on your computer.
Note: No matter how the virus accesses your PC, users should know that there are no tools can remove this pesky Trojan automatically at this moment, it is suggested users not spend much time in downloading or paying any security software which claims can delete this stubborn virus. It is totally useless. To completely get rid of Win32.AltBrowse.HY, professional manual guide is needed.
Currently many computer users had the same experience that this virus couldn’t be removed by any anti-virus applications. So the manual approach is always required to combat this virus. And here is the step-by-step removal guide for all computer users.
1. End the malicious process from Task Manager.
Win32.AltBrowse.HY is installed,computer user may notice that CPU usage randomly jumps to 100 percent. At any time Windows always has many running processes. A process is an individual task that the computer runs. In general, the more processes, the more work the computer has to do and the slower it will run. If your system’s CPU spike is constant and remain at a constant 90-95%, users should check from Task Manager and see if there is a suspicious process occupying system resources and then end it immediately.
(The name of the virus process can be random.)
Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc to quickly bring up Task Manager Window：
2. Show hidden files and folders.
Open Folder Options by clicking the Start button, clicking Control Panel, clicking Appearance and Personalization, and then clicking Folder Options.
Click the View tab.
Under Advanced settings, click Show hidden files and folders, uncheck Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then click OK.
3. Open Registry entries. Find out the malicious files and entries and then delete all.
Attention: Always be sure to back up your PC before making any changes.
a. Press Windows key + R to open Run box. In the “Open” field, type “regedit” and click the “OK” button.
Then a Registry Editor window will pop up as the following picture shows:
b. Search malicious files and registry entries and then remove all of them:
Win32.AltBrowse.HY is a highly vicious infection which installs the computer without user’s permission. It generally spreads through spam email attachments, peer to peer software, free music and video files downloads from unknown websites etc. Once installed, this virus slows down the entire computer performance and leads to issues like system crash, data loss or hamper of important hardware components. Otherwise, this Trojan may act as a backdoor for other viruses to get into your computer, like other Trojans, spyware, adware, malware and other kinds computer infections. Some of viruses have the ability to steal your important data on your computer like your bank account information, online accounts and password and so on. The most important is that this Trojan can’t be removed by any antivirus tools. Only manual removal can remove this infection completely and permanently.
Published by & last updated on April 16, 2015 1:29 pm