Recently, I have been redirected to unfamiliar sites when I am surfing the Internet on Mozilla Firefox. And my original home page MSN.com is changed to Everything-start.com without my permission. I did some online research and found that it is actually a browser hijacker. How can I remove it from my computer?
Everything-start.com is defined as a brower hijacker, also known as browser redirect. It mainly affects your browser in the infected computer. Different from other legitimate search service providers, it is not a real web page. How do we know there is a browser hijacker on our computer? If you know about the characteristics of browser hijackers, you are able to immediately judge and prevent your computer from being messed up.
Let us see what the Everything-start.com can do in the infected computer. Firstly, unlike common and legitimate websites, the browser hijacker changes or resets your favorite home page as well as the search engine in the browser to its own domain. You cannot change back easily. Secondly, your favorite web sites and search result are always redirected to unknown places, which in fact are not safe. There may be many Trojans, malware and ransomware hiding in those unknown sites and links. In addition, the browser redirect can cause continuous pop-up windows that interrupt your work. All infection symptoms of Everything-start.com browser hijacker are visible. So it is not a difficult job to distinguish between browser hijacker and normal web sites.
1. Everything-start.com is able to become the startup page of your web browser via modifying browser settings. No matter which browser you are using (Internet Explorer, Safari, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Opera), you can see the browser is occupied by it completely.
2. It may also install plug-ins, extensions and toolbars in the browser so as to record your search history as well as cookies.
3. You need to wait for a long time when visiting websites because the browser always gets stuck and is slow in reaction.
4. This annoying redirect may also result in unstable Internet connection and system freezes frequently.
5. You are forced to receive many advertisement windows when the computer is connected to the Internet.
Everything-start.com browser hijacker changes the homepage as well as browser settings, and redirects your web search results to random sites containing lots of illegal advertisements, even Trojan, rootkit or other malware viruses. Sometimes the antivirus software cannot identify it accurately and timely or remove it permanently. Therefore, manual removal is the best choice to uninstall it completely from your computer. Users can follow the manual guide here to have the hijacker removed instantly.
1. Clean Add-ons and Extensions
* Internet Explorer:
(1). Click Tools in the Menu bar and then click Internet Options
(3). Click Programs tab, click Manage add-ons and disable the suspicious 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 Everything-start.com
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 Everything-start.com’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 Everything-start.com 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\Internet Settings “CertificateRevocation” =Random
(2). Find out and remove the associated files
%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\.dll HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Random “.exe”
Browsers get infected with the annoying Everything-start.com browser hijacker! Not only do your favorite home page and web site not open, but also you are not able to get the search results you want as you are always redirected to other fake websites, which are the common characters of probably most annoying browser hijackers. In addition, it is able to help the developers to collect your valuable information so that they can benefit. More malicious programs can also be installed without permission. All in all, it is not safe to keep Everything-start.com browser hijacker in the computer.
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 21, 2015 1:54 am