Remove Hijacker

I accidentally downloaded a fake MP3 player, and then it changed my default homepage to for no reasons. I assume there are some malware managed to install itself on my computer because I can see many pop-ups on my browser when I am online. So I ran a quick scan, then a full scan with Malwarebytes. It identified 2 items, then got rid of them (I think) but the problem was still not fixed, so I re-scanned in safe mode with Malwarebytes. It said I had no bad files. It is very frustrating. Any suggestions? Description: is identified as browser hijacker that displays a bogus search page to take over your Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome of Safari. Browser hijacker is technically not a virus, it is a type of malware program that alters your computer’s browser settings, displays banners, pop-ups, and pop-unders, and also reduces your PC performance. This hijacker seeks to advertise sponsored website and its advertising is not honest. Although seems like a regular and safe search engine it displays advertisements more than reliable results. Instead of showing useful information you desire, it displays numerous sponsored links and ads in order to redirect your request to sponsored website to boost payment. Besides, it helps install unwanted applications, browser helper objects (add-ons, extensions, toolbars), and third party programs to your computer without your permission. To sum up, this is a doubtful page which is designed by the cyber-criminals who intent to make money by forcing users to visit malicious ads sites to further rip off unsuspecting victims and steal their sensitive personal information. You should get rid of it once upon detection.

Malicious files related to hijacker may occupy huge system resources so your computer performance will be poor once infected. It takes control of your web browser and changes your home page, new tab and even redirect your search results to or other similar corrupted websites. Besides, this hijacker can hammer you with a barrage of popup ads. It is responsible for recording your browsing history, logging the browser cookies and getting profitable information and etc for unethical marketing. Irritating symptoms and intrusive tactics caused by this hijacker may interfere with normal usage of the affected computer. In most cases, this hijacker comes bundled with free programs downloaded from the internet. So everyone should be all eyes and ears while surfing the web. It is easy for users to get browser hijacker or adware installed but will be hard to remove them from the computer because currently antivirus programs are not able to detect hijacker. It is suggested users delete this hijacker manually instead.

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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 Can 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

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If your web browser starts behaving strangely, your default homepage and search provider, then your computer must be hijacked by a browser redirecting malware or infected by an adware. is associated with a sophisticated browser redirecting malware that can change your browser settings in Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Internet Explorer. Once infected, your homepage will be suddenly changed and you may start seeing tons of annoying pop-up notifications, banner ads, in-text links and similar content while browsing on the Internet. Besides, this hijacker can corrupt the local DNS (or Domain Name System) entries to accomplish their hijackers – therefore, these problems will remain embedded in your operating system even if you uninstall and reinstall all of your web browsers. It also tracks user’s web browsing habits, records addresses of visited sites and sends collected data to a remote server. As mentioned above, has to be deleted manually without any hesitation.

Published by on October 11, 2015 9:52 am, last updated on October 11, 2015 9:52 am

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