Here, there. I got a browser hijacker on my computer. It is Search.mygamesxp.com. I don’t know how to get rid of it. Can anyone help me remove it from my computer? Why can’t antivirus program remove this virus completely from my computer? What should I do? Please help!
Search.mygamesxp.com Virus has been classified as browser hijacker which may infect all kinds of browser such as Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome or Safari. This virus may get into your computer through the widely used Internet from a third party program. Once it is on your web browser, this browser hijacker will control your web browser by change the homepage and search tool, then you have to use its homepage and search engine. However, when you use it to search whatever your favourite, you will find that it cannot offer the correct search result but just redirects you to strange sites. It used to get into your computer from spam emails, freeware downloads, suspicious websites or links, and peer to peer network share and so on. Any careless activities you did online may bring this vicious virus into your computer. If you want to keep your computer safe from the virus, you should pay more attention to your online actions. You are suggested to get rid of this virus immediately once you see it on your computer.
As a browser hijacker, once Search.mygamesxp.com virus infected your computer, it may not do anything good for you, but may do lots of malicious things to stop you from using your computer normally. This web is absolutely an annoying program that changes browser settings and forces you to visit unknown websites which may contain other infections like spyware, adware, malware, as well as other Trojans. Although this virus looks like a good search engine: Google, Bing, you shouldn’t be misled by it as it is an unwanted browser, a malicious browser redirect. This fake program may not provide you any search results and instead it keeps redirecting you to sponsored pages. Additionally, once it gets into your computer, it has the ability to collect your online information and then steal your important data sneakingly, such as credit card information, bank information, trading account information, log-in user names as well as password and so on. Some of you may face a huge financial loss if you don’t remove this virus in time. Therefore, it is strongly recommended to remove Search.mygamesxp.com virus when you find it on your system.
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.mygamesxp.com 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
(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.mygamesxp.com virus is known as a pesky browser hijacker virus. Once this virus gets into your computer, it may replace your homepage to its own domain automatically. You should not trust this virus as a regular search provider. If you do search on it, you will receive lots of fake information in your search results. You will get lots of pop-up and ads from its domain to chock up your computer. In this situation, your privacy will be leaked out in public even you may suffer from financial loss or unimaginable troubles. What’s worse, it can worsen the system by introducing other threats like worms, viruses and ransomware. More infections will slow down computer performance soon. Additionally, this virus may reduce your system performance so badly. Your websites may crash or stuck so frequently. In one word, you should remove this virus as soon as you can when you detect it on your computer. You should also note that only manual removal can remove this virus completely and permanently.
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 September 19, 2015 1:34 pm