May 25, 2015 Hijacker Removal Guide

Hi there. I have that keeps popping up on my web browser and I can’t get rid of it. It is really annoying. I have changed my IE settings and run multiple scans on my system, but it didn’t help at all. Every time I open IE, instead of showing my default homepage Google, I get What’s wrong with that? I only need Google back. Is that a virus or something? How do I remove this page and get Google back for good? Description: is a questionable website that usually masquerades as a useful search engine to trick innocent users and helps display various ads when computer users visit the internet. It is closely linked to browser hijacker, adware or potentially unwanted programs which usually infect browsers including Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer without asking for user’s permission. Generally speaking, this threat often gets into your computer as a bundle of your wanted freeware like video player and some junk email attachments. As soon as it is installed, it also can add unwanted applications, browser helper objects (add-ons, extensions, toolbars), and third party programs to your system. It is not only annoying, but malicious as well, therefore you should not keep this hijacker on your computer anymore or you will face some severe cyber security damages in the future. hijacker can alter your default homepage and search engine, and redirect your search results to other questionable Web pages containing sponsored advertisements and different malware or spyware. Once installed, you may notice that your Internet goes slow and new tab or even window with advertisement can be opened on your web browser at any time as well. Your surfing experience must be interrupted at that moment because crazy pop-up ads cover almost all your screen whenever you are online and you can hardly control the computer. Those ads may alert you that your computer is at risk and push you to pay a fake antivirus program. In some cases, it shows you various coupon codes and helps you save money while shopping online. But once you click the ads, you will be immediately redirected to compromised websites which can download other viruses or potentially unwanted programs without your knowledge. Under such circumstance, your computer can get infected with other viruses or if you attempt to purchase something there you can even get scammed and lose your hard earned money. has a poor reputation and if it has hijacked your web browser, you had better remove it manually right now.

The following instructions require certain levels of computer skills. If you’re not sure and are afraid to make any critical mistakes during the process, please live chat with YooCare Expert now. Redirect Image:

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 Can 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

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Note: If you are not a computer expert and have no idea how to perform the removal, please contact experts from YooCare Online Tech Support for further help.

Published by & last updated on May 25, 2015 2:34 am

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