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Sep 26, 2015

How to Remove Searchomepage.com Hijacker

Hey, bad news! My Chrome browser as hacked by Searchomepage.com Hijacker. I downloaded a free application from an unknown web. After I installed that program, my security system told me that my computer got a threat. I wanted to remove it. But each time, I cleaned the web and then restart the computer to go online. The virus is showing up again. What should I do now? Can anyone help me? Thank you.

Browser Infected By Searchomepage.com Hijacker—How to Get Rid Of It?

Searchomepage.com Hijacker is a fake search engine which is sorted to the browser hijacker family. This hijacker may pretend itself as a normal search tool providing a simple and clean homepage or startup page. As matter of fact, it has been reported that it is a malicious and pesky browser hijacker which infected users’ browser around the global. With the help of unsafe third party program, this virus can get access to your computer without your attention. Commonly, this virus may be attached to some certain share and bundled software, or an unwanted browser extension/plug-in, or suspicious websites (porn web), or spam email as well as its attachments. Just like other hijacker (Dregol, Trovi, Delta-homes, Conduit ), once the virus gets into your computer, it may not do anything good for you, but do lots of malicious thing to mess up your computer.

Once Searchomepage.com Hijacker gets into your computer, it will chock up your screen with questionable and unwanted ads that could lead to other malware infections (such as adware, Trojans, spyware). Along with these ads, lots of pop-ups, coupons related to this virus will display on your screen and you can’t find a way to get rid of it. What’s more, it has the ability to take control of your online activity by search for private data, such as browsing history, session ids, tracking cookies, account information and even usernames and password information. It may pilfer this information and then transfer to remote hackers for marketing purposes. Additionally, this virus may change all your browser settings as well as your homepage automatically without your approval. This is why you get redirected to its domain every time you start to browse. Therefore, if you want your computer back to normal, you are suggested to terminate Searchomepage.com Hijacker to making chaos on your computer immediately.

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 Searchomepage.com

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Basic Symptoms and Potential Risks of Searchomepage.com Hijacker

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:

Searchomepage.com Hijacker 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

Searchomepage.com Hijacker is a harmful redirect infection to the computer. Don’t you think this redirect infection is not as harmful as those stubborn viruses like Trojan horse, ransomware, worms? If you search something on it, you may find that all the search results it provided which are fake links. If you click on the link, you may see that all these links are malware related. Take more careful look at your computer, lots of unwanted and unfamiliar plug-ins and add-ons are added into your browser without your consent. Due this hijackers and its related viruses make chaos on your system, your computer performance will be greatly slow down. This virus will make it run as a snail and further harm to mess up system files and damage system severely. That is the reason this malware infection should not be left unattended, and it needs to be terminated immediately, as it is a serious threat to your online identity. Manual removal is the best way to get rid of this virus.

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 26, 2015 6:08 am

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