Hi there. Every time I use yahoo or google to search something, and click on a result — it opens up another “search engine” type site. It seems my browser keeps redirecting me to Seekmix.com. I know that this is something I shouldn’t be clicking on, but I don’t know how to get rid of it. I just want to search for something and I really don’t want this Seek Mix thing in my computer. I tried MalWareBytes Anti-Malware and it didn’t change anything. I also ran AVG Anti-Virus and nothing. How do I get rid of this?
Seekmix.com is another fake search website associated with browser hijacker and adware that usually gets installed on computers without any knowledge. It is able to affect Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Safari browsers. The website designer makes the interface of this spam search page like other licensed ones, in order to cheat net users into taking it as the default homepage and search engine. But actually it won’t provide you any useful information but bring you tons of troubles. This application changes your homepage, DNS settings so that it can show up on your computer out of nowhere and your browser will be totally messed up. It alters your search results with sponsored links and malicious pop-up ads and it is able to carry out many other evil actions to interrupt your online activities. You should get rid of it immediately.
Just like other browser hijackers, Seekmix.com hijacker always comes as an add-on for your browser or bundled-up with some free software. Once you download that certain piece of freeware, you unknowingly download this browser hijacker, compromising your internet security. This may actually be mentioned in the user agreement but careless users don’t notice it. When it is installed, it can create a lot of troubles and degrade system performance on the target computer notably. The most obvious symptom is that you cannot use your favorite website as the homepage and cannot search for information successfully. Whenever you open your homepage, Seekmix.com pops up immediately to take over your web browser. When you search information through Google or Yahoo, it will redirect you to other suspicious websites. It also shows you many advertisements on your browser randomly that keep asking you to purchase goods you don’t want. This hijacker also compromises your security because it has the ability to collect your search records and track your browsing history quietly. That’s why you always see that ads it brought up are related to your Interest. To save the computer and protect your privacy, it is necessary to remove Seekmix.com redirect from the computer at once.
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.
Browser hijacker infection like Seekmix.com 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.
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
Seekmix.com 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.
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.
Open Internet explorer window
Click the “Tools” button
Point to “safety” and then click “delete browsing history”
Tick the “cookies” box, then click “delete”
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
2. End the malicious process from Task Manager.
Once Seekmix.com 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：
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 Seekmix.com hijacker manually.
C:\Documents and Settings\LocalService\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\*.exe
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main StartPage
Seekmix.com is a browser hijacker that can deceptively infiltrate into your browser and interfere with your browsing. It comes bundled to a bunch of free programs without asking users’ permission. Once infected, it doesn’t allow you to browse regularly anymore, also it poses a risk to infect your system by taking you to malicious websites. No matter what browser you are going to use (Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, etc.), or what website you are going to visit, annoying ads may haunt you everywhere. Beware that this website is closely associated with browser hijacker or adware so it can install potentially unwanted programs and other malware to your PC and also may monitor your browsing history and interfere with your privacy. In a word, you have to delete this hijacker without any delay to save your PC.
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 August 29, 2015 8:29 am