Hi, there. I found my computer was hacked by a browser hijacker, Search.mycouponsxp.com. I don’t know why I get this virus into my computer. I believe that I did nothing wrong online even watch porn. Now it is keeping hacking all my browsers, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome. What should I do now? I am afraid that this virus may mess up my whole computer, will it? I hope anyone can guide me through to get rid of this virus completely. It will be so appreciated!
Search.mycouponsxp.com is a newly created browser hijacker that tricks innocent computer users stating it can help them save money by using its coupons. As a matter of fact, it is not a good program, but a harmful browser hijacker or redirect virus that is capable of changing your browser settings automatically. You may feel so confused why you get this virus as you just clicked on a link sent from your friends. Usually, this virus comes into your computer with the help of a third party program such as spam emails attachments, malicious free programs and bogus browser applications. So, it can add into your computer secretly.
Once Search.mycouponsxp.com added into your computer, it may add itself to your web browser like Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Safari, and Opera and so on. It may change your default home pages and browser settings without your approval. It keeps interrupt your online activities. Besides, this browser hijacker also cuts off your access to legitimate sites. Usually, it redirects you towards infected commercial web pages that were linked with third party product sites. All these websites redirection may produce lots of computer traffic so as to increase the sales of the product it promotes. In addition, it will spread lots of commercial ads and pop-ups to chock up your computer resources so that your computer performance will be degraded so severely. Moreover, this hijacker may pilfer your sensitive information by recording your online activities and cookies. Last but not least, this virus may bring other infection on your computer. In one word, once you detected this virus on your computer, please get rid of it immediately for the sake of protecting your computer from being damaged more seriously.
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!
Search.mycouponsxp.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”
Search.mycouponsxp.com is a risky and pesky browser hijacker which has the ability to create lots of computer trouble for you. This virus may get into your computer through kinds of channels. It may dive into your computer while you are reading spam email attachment, visiting suspicious websites and downloading freeware online. So you need to pay more attention on your online activities. When you find this virus on your system, please do not hesitate to get rid of it. You should take manual removal to eliminate this hijacker as soon as you can. If you don’t how to start, please contact YooCare 24-hours online expert for further assistant.
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 July 7, 2015 1:42 pm