I was surfing the internet this morning and searching for some house renting information. Just with a sudden, a pop-up displayed on my screen stating about the discount for rent a house. Then I clicked on it. Later after a while, I found that all of my browsers were changed. No mater I reopen the browser or start a new tab, I kept redirecting to a web page named Zooms.searchalgo.com. I thought it was normal. I neglected it. Thing went wrong so badly. It was turned out to be a malicious browser hijacker. I didn’t know how to make my computer back to normal. What should I do now? Please help me out of this problem. Thanks a million!
Zooms.searchalgo.com is classified as a lethal computer infection which is a member of browser hijacker family. This hijacker infects your computer with an aim of tricking computer users to install this virus on your system so as to gain profit from the victims. You may be so confused how this nasty hijacker virus invaded your system since you have installed Norton to protect your computer security. Actually, this infection is usually bundled within some free applications and malicious torrents which may help the virus escape from the detection of the Security program. At the time you are downloading and installing something unfamiliar stuff onto your system, this virus may get the chance to permeate your computer. With the help you of third party program, this virus may get into your system more easily. This is why you may not have any notice and knowledge of the coming of this infection.
Once Zooms.searchalgo.com dives into your computer, it may immediately modify your browsers settings like IE, Mozilla Firefox or even Google Chrome settings and make itself to be your homepage as well as your default search engine. This virus is more stubborn to be removed than you can imagine. It may add itself into your add-ons and pretend to be a good search engine which likes Google and Bing. However, the reality turns out that it may only perform many malicious activities to harm your computer. Firstly, the default settings of your web browser will be changed and your homepage and search engine results would be rerouted to this virus’s domain or other unwanted commercial websites which are used for malware promotion. If you use this web for searching, you may find that search results you got are not reliable. Instead of the real result, you may get ads or sponsored links to your search query. Secondly, this virus may spread tons of unwanted pop-up links and advertisements links to chock up your computer. You may be redirected to some unwanted websites or this virus’s domain. Moreover, this hijacker is capable of using cookies to collect your online traces or personal information for unethical marketing. Once you found Zooms.searchalgo.com thing on your computer, you may pull out an alarm that your computer is in great risk now. You must remove this hijacker as soon as you can.
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!
Zooms.searchalgo.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”
Zooms.searchalgo.com is an annoying browser hijacker which is created by vicious cyber criminals with a purposing of conducting malicious activities on your system after its installation. Once got into your computer, it may distribute lots of ads which might redirect you to bogus websites and recorded data can contain personally identifiable details. Due to the tons of pop-ups and ads, a huge part of your system resource may be occupied. Your computer performance will be decreased so severely. To some extent, this infection is potential threat to your computer security as the presence of dubious applications on your system may lead to serious privacy issues or even identity theft. You should take steps to get rid of this hijacker immediately before it creates more trouble on your computer.
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 May 18, 2015 8:06 am