Virus Removal Guide

Hi, there. My computer is hacked by Virus. It redirects me to other websites when I start my computer automatically. I can’t delete it from my browser. Antivirus program seems useful at the beginning. However, when I turn my computer back on, the virus is still there redirecting my browsing. What should I do now? How can I get rid of this virus completely? Please help me! Thank you so much!

A Brief Introduction Of Virus Virus is classified as a search hijacker that can easily run into your computer with without your approval. This virus can infect all kinds of browsers (i.g. Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Safari etc.) on your computer after it gets into your computer. Although it looks like a good search engine like Google interface, the fact is that it is a browser hijacker which may take control your computer and then redirect you to its domain without your permission. You may also find that all your default homepage are changed to automatically. Large numbers of advertisements and pop-ups will be spread from its domain to occupy a large percentage of your computer resource. Your computer performance will be reduced so badly. Your web page may be crashed so frequently while you are surfing the Internet. This virus is so dangerous. Therefore, when you find it on your computer, you should remove it as soon as you can. Virus is created by malicious cyber criminals. This virus may spy on your web-browsing activity and display advertisements. This hijacker usually gets into your computer by infected external storage devices, spam emails, p2p file sharing and etc. All the ads are according to your interest which will severely affect your browser activities. So that, you may visit it and then it may get you to some malicious websites. This virus may infect all kinds of operating systems, including Mac, Windows7, Windows8, Windows 8.1, Windows XP, Windows Vista and so on. So no matter what kind of operating system your computer using, you should be aware of the infection of this virus. Once get infected, please take immediate action to get rid of this virus without any hesitation.

Processing manual removal is supposed to have a certain level of computer literacy. If you are not sure how to start and are afraid of making any critical mistakes damaging the computer system, please live chat with YooCare Expert now.

A Screenshot of Virus


Basic Symptoms and Potential Risks of Virus

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!

Manual Removal Guide: Virus 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

Tools in IE

(2). Click Programs tab, click Manage add-ons and disable the dubious add-ons

* Firefox:

(1). Click Tools in the Menu bar and then click Add-ons

Tools in Firefox

(2). Click Extensions, select the related browser add-ons and click Disable

* Google Chrome:

(1). Click Customize and control Google Chrome button → Tools → Extensions

Customize and control Google Chrome button

(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

Windows Task Manager

*For Win 8 Users:

Click More details when you see the Task Manager box

Win 8 Task Manager

And then click Details tab

Details Tab in Win 8 Task Manager

(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

View in Computer Window

Click View tab in the Folder Options window, choose Show hidden files, folders, and drives under the Hidden files and folders category

View Tab in Folder Options Window

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”

Video Shows You How to Safely Modify Windows Registry Editor:

Conclusion Virus is dangerous and annoying browser hijacker which is responsible for displaying lots of pop-up ads on your infected computer. How does this virus get into your computer without your knowledge? Typical means of transmission include email attachments, misleading links on websites and files downloaded from the Internet. It can eat out your computer resource and slow down your computer, spy on you and install more harmful computer threats into your machine. The most important thing is that this hijacker will take control your browser immediately after it gets into your computer. This virus is strongly recommended to be removed as early as you can. The most effective way to remove fast and completely is manual removal.

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 on July 11, 2015 1:25 pm, last updated on July 11, 2015 1:25 pm

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