May 8, 2015

Remove Hijacker

If your web browser starts opening new tab itself or your default homepage and search provider are changed to without your approval, then your computer must be hijacked by a browser redirecting malware or have adware installed. Now Browser hijacker is a new type of online fraud and it adds onto the web browser by bundling with other unwanted add-on or free software. If you accidentally downloaded it, please follow the manual removal guide below to get rid of it from the machine as soon as possible. Description: is a spam search page that can be displayed itself on most popular browsers like Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome without asking any permission from the computer owners. Although the page seems harmless, it cannot offer services like a regular search provider. This corrupted search page is associated with browser hijacker, adware or potentially unwanted program that usually puts sponsored ads on the top of search results and tricks users into clicking those misleading information. Also on the bottom of its page, it displays different kinds of advertisements to bother computer users. As soon as you click on those ads, it will change your system settings and take you to malicious websites where you can get your system infected. Hence, an immediate removal is needed in case this hijacker makes further damages. hijacker can be bundled with spam email attachment, freeware downloads, and suspicious websites. It is responsible for collecting the terms of your search queries, recording your browsing history and monitoring your online activities so it can be a potential risk for computer security. Once it is running, it changes your browser settings and default homepage immediately. You will get tons of ads whenever you are shopping online on Amazon, ebay or other sites and you may see a bunch of misleading messages appear on your computer out of nowhere, claiming that you need to get a crucial update or download the latest version of flash player. Moreover, your computer will be sluggish and webpage you try to open doesn’t respond all the time. In a word, search results showed by are not reliable at all. You will be rerouted to some unknown sponsored websites that you have never seen before if you clicked on any of the spam results. In that case, your system will be more vulnerable for further attacks. We suggest users remove hijacker as soon as it is found.

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Potential Dangers Caused by A Hijacker Virus:

It belongs to browser hijacker virus which can totally mess up your browser setting.
It changes your default DNS configuration and blocks you accessing your favorite sites.
It may install some malware in your computer to make bad influence without your consent.
It degenerates your computer performance gradually.

How Does Hijacker Get On Your PC?

Browser hijacker infection like may enter your system as an add-on for your browser or bundled-up with some free software. Most of time, it can be downloaded from a website you visited, something you clicked on, or a pop-up that you did not request to view. You may not even know when and how you download this browser hijacker which compromises your internet security until you find your computer is fully messed up. A hijack virus is a type of computer virus known for its ability to disrupt your Internet browsing. It can redirect your Internet searches to random sites, disallow you from visiting certain Web sites, and change your Internet home page. In addition, it is able to slow your computer, decrease your available memory, and flood your computer with popup advertisements. When you detect the presence of such malicious hijacker, a complete removal is needed without any hesitation.

It May Initiate the Following Symptoms:

1. You keep getting random pop-ups opening in new browser tabs.
2. When clicking on Google search links you get taken to sites that have nothing to do with the subject you searched for.
3. Anti-virus and firewall software won’t start.
4. Internet stops working.
5. Unknown software has been installed without your authorization.
6. You can’t access reputable sites unless you type the URL into the navigation bar

Malicious Browser Hijacker Manual Removal Guides: hijacks your browser to redirect your web search results and changes the homepage and browser settings. To completely uninstall it from an infected system, manual removal is the first choice because sometimes antivirus software cannot pick up the exact computer threat timely or remove it permanently. Now most browser hijackers are quite similar to spyware and adware threats and therefore cannot be removed with the help of popular antivirus products. Users can follow the manual guide here to get rid of this browser hijacker completely.

1. Clear all the cookies of your affected browsers.

Since this tricky hijacker virus has the ability to use cookies for tracing and tracking the internet activity of users, it is suggested users delete all the cookies before a complete removal.

Google Chrome:

Click on the “Tools” menu and click the “Clear browsing data” button.
Select “Delete cookies and other site data” to delete all cookies from the list.

clear browser data

Internet Explorer:
Open Internet explorer window
Click the “Tools” button
Point to “safety” and then click “delete browsing history”
Tick the “cookies” box, then click “delete”

delete browsing history

Mozilla Firefox:

Click on Tools, then Options, select Privacy
Click “Remove individual cookies”
In the Cookies panel, click on “Show Cookies”
To remove a single cookie click on the entry in the list and click on the “Remove Cookie”
To remove all cookies click on the “Remove All Cookies” button

Remove All Cookie

2. End the malicious process from Task Manager.

Once redirect 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 the 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:

task manager

3. 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.


4. Remove all the malicious files related to hijacker manually.

C:\Documents and Settings\LocalService\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\*.exe

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main StartPage

Video Shows You How to Safely Modify Windows Registry Editor: is a browser hijacker threat that usually comes bundled with legitimate freeware programs as an additional add-on or plug-in downloaded from the Internet. Its goal is to gain money by promoting commercial activities and increase sales by displaying tons of annoying pop-ups. Once infected, the first change you detect on your computer is that your default homepage has been changed to without your awareness. This page also could come as a new tab or a new window every time you surf the web and it completely disturbs your online activities. One should realize that this is nothing but a spam search that only shows many unreliable information and sponsored links and may take you to a dangerous site which hosts malware. The longer it stays on the PC, the more troubles it could bring for you. Therefore, it should be deleted from your computer right now.

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