Hijacker Removal Guide

If your web browser starts opening new tab itself or your default homepage and search provider are changed to without your approval, then your computer must be attacked by a browser redirecting malware or have adware installed without your knowledge. Are you familiar with browser hijacker? Do you know how this application finds its way to access your computer? What damage it may cause? How to get rid of it completely? Description: is categorized as browser hijacker that can bring you a terrible experience when it gets installed on your machine. A hijacker can be regarded as a malicious program or a malicious web browser plug-in that modifies web browser settings, changes default homepage and search provider and redirects users to undesirable Internet sites without their permissions. It can be bundled with spam email attachment, freeware downloads, and suspicious websites. Once downloaded, it hijacks most web browsers like IE, Firefox, Chrome and Safari and replaces the default homepage or new tab to its own webpage. Its page usually seems to feature a legitimate search engine, however YooCare experts suggest users get rid of this deceitful page as soon as possible because the Super Search thing is not reliable and trustworthy. It can’t offer any reliable search results for computer users, instead it is responsible for collecting the terms of your search queries, recording your browsing history and monitoring your online activities. only provides an unfair search engine, which may return altered search results and make people visit third-parties websites against their wills. Besides, it may also start interrupting users with its commercial pop-up ads, banners ads and other notifications. To be more specific, you will get tons of ads about coupons and deals whenever you are shopping online on Amazon, ebay or other sites and also you could probably see a bunch of misleading messages appear on your computer, claiming that you won the prize and got the new iPhone 6 plus, something like this. As most of the hijackers, hijacker is designed to earn revenue for their developers by displaying ads and changing search results to promote malicious programs. Every time you click on an altered search result, you may be redirected to other irrelevant sites and the developers of the hijacker will receive income. This malware violates your privacy as it can collect information about your frequently visited websites, your search queries and your other Internet activities in the background in order to deliver ads and do other illegal things. If you want to protect your PC and prevent your data from sharing with third parties, you had better remove in a hurry.

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.


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 Does 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

Video Shows You How to Safely Modify Windows Registry Editor: is a browser hijacker threat that usually comes bundled with legitimate freeware programs as an additional add-on or plug-in downloaded from the Internet. Its goal is to gain money by promoting commercial activities and increase sales by displaying tons of annoying pop-ups. Once infected, it modifies your browser settings, changes the HOSTS file as well as other settings on your computer so that your infected computer will become more vulnerable to further infections. The people responsible for redirect are good at using browser hijackers in order to force computer users to use this low quality search engine repeatedly. Thus, they can use the artificial traffic to boost affiliate payments and promote online content. It is extremely annoying if your PC is infected with a browser hijacker virus. You had better remove hijacker quickly.

Published by on July 12, 2015 8:03 am, last updated on July 12, 2015 8:03 am

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