Have you ever met the problem with Search.netbetterresults.com on Safari browser? Now I am frustrated with this hijacker issue. I have tried many ways to reset the browser setting to get rid of this browser hijacker, but it seems so stubborn and stays on my computer. Avast also cannot catch anything suspicious after I run scanning. I go into control panel to check if there is new, strange and useless program installed in system, but nothing new is there. I hope you guys could assist me in this matter.
Search.netbetterresults.com has been classified as a browser hijacker not a reliable and useful search engine provider as Google, Yahoo and Bing search tool. Once it has been the homepage on your browser, it will just redirect you to other strange webpage when you enter your favorite URL or look up things with this search bar. This browser hijack can quickly infect your web browser, modify default settings of browser and meanwhile replace the homepage and search bar with its own one. In this way, this Search.netbetterresults.com hijacker can totally control your web browser and use its cookie to spy on online history and record your information that you fill into websites. According to what you usually browse online, Search.netbetterresults.com hijacker specifically displays pop-up ads. For example, it may throw deals ads, discount products ads and online shop ads to let you view if you usually like to shop online. Those pop-up ads are very annoying as they will disturb you a lot when you’re surfing on the Internet. You cannot perform your work well online. And many pop-up ads will slow down Internet speed and you will find browser runs a little bit slowly, even when you open more tabs at the same time, browser will crash down.
Search.netbetterresults.com hijacker must be removed soon, as it will bring other virus infections into computer system when it redirects you to malicious websites where many dangerous and vicious malware, virus and spyware popping up as many different forms. Cyber criminals will add some virus, malware and other infections into malicious sites as pop-up banner. Once you click on those pop-ups, you could activate some kind of threat and install it into computer system. Therefore, computer will be slower, often gets stuck even crashes down sometimes. When the targeted computer gets more and more infections, its performance will be affected. Computer would act abnormally. Search.netbetterresults.com hijacker could help remote hackers to access your targeted computer and remote hackers can control your computer to get important data stored on computer randomly. To avoid this kind of browser hijacker accessing your computer, you’re suggested not to visit malicious sites especially porn sites, read spam emails or download free software from unreliable resource.
1. It changes your default homepage and search engine provider to be Search.netbetterresults.com and redirects you to potentially dangerous websites.
2. It can not only change your web pages, but also alter other settings to add toolbars, pop-up advertisements, and bookmarks that you did not create.
3. It can modify the homepage settings of your web browser, more commonly by reducing your internet security options. And the worse thing is it prevents you from changing them back.
4. New toolbars or Favorites are installed that give you icons and links to web pages that you don’t want.
5. It may block you from visiting certain website you’d like to visit and show an error page instead.
6. It will display constant pop-up ads, sometimes in such large amounts that you are not able to close neither the ads nor the browser.
Search.netbetterresults.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 Search.netbetterresults.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 Search.netbetterresults.com hijacker manually.
C:\Documents and Settings\LocalService\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\*.exe
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main StartPage
Search.netbetterresults.com is just a fake search homepage not a reliable search tool as Google, Bing and Yahoo search. But instead it is a browser hijacker to hijack many different web browsers like Internet explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox. This redirect infection can change browser settings, modify your default homepage search engine provider and redirect you to potentially dangerous websites. And you will be interrupted by endless popups. Due to coming of this browser hijacker, DNS would be somehow changed and Internet speed becomes slower. Opening many tabs on browser, you will find browser will soon get stuck and freeze. Even worse, redirect infection can bring other malware and virus into targeted computer and help cyber criminals to pilfer users’ personal data for illegal market profits. Therefore, you’re strongly suggested to eliminate Search.netbetterresults.com hijacker immediately.
Published by & last updated on October 23, 2015 3:17 am