Hey, there. I didn’t know why my computer kept popping up a website named Search.results-hub.com when I started to browse. I supposed that it was a good web. However, when I did the research on it, I couldn’t get the thing I needed. My computer started to run more and more slowly. I did a research on Google about it. It was said that it was a browser hijacker which must be removed as soon as possible. If not, it may mess up the whole computer system. What should I do? How do I get rid of this malicious infection? Please do me a favor! Thanks a million!
Search.results-hub.com Virus is not a good website. It is an unwanted application which pretends to be a useful search engine such as Google and Bing. However, if you use this web to search something you required, you may find the difference between an authorized websites and a fake application. The search results this fake web provided are all fake information which may redirect you to visit some unwanted and unsafe websites. Hence, this web is absolutely an unwanted web which should not keep in your computer once you find it. You may not know how this virus gets into your computer without your permission and knowledge. If you pay attention on your online behaviors, you may see that this kind of infection used to sneak into your system through the help of the third application such as spam emails as well as its attachments, suspicious websites, freeware downloads and so on.
Once Search.results-hub.com Virus gets into your computer, 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. All your browsers will be infected, including Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Safari and Mozilla Firefox and so on. As a result, no matter which browser you want to use, you will be redirected to this virus’s domain automatically. Besides, this infection will spread different kinds of ads and message banners to interrupt your online tasks from its domain. Meanwhile, it traces and records your important data like email password, bank account details and password and so on and send this information to hackers. This information will be leaked out in public or transfer to the remote hackers who may use it in the illegal way. Hence, you may face a great potential risk of suffering from financial loss or unimaginable troubles. Pop-ups and ads may chock up your system, which may cause the great decrease of system performance. Therefore, if you want to use your computer normally, you are highly suggested to get rid of Search.results-hub.com Hijacker as soon as you detect it on your computer.
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.results-hub.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.results-hub.com virus is a pesky and dangerous computer infection which can’t be removed easily once it gets into your computer. Don’t think this redirect infection is not as harmful as those stubborn viruses like Trojan horse, ransomware, worms, since this redirect can also bring those harmful viruses to infect the computer, which will greatly slow down computer and make it run as a snail and further harm to mess up system files and damage system severely. If you want to get rid of this virus permanently, only manual removal method can make this done. However, step by step manual removal process is so complicated. Only one step mistake may lead to the whole system damage. Please get further assistance from YooCare online expert immediately if you don’t know how to eliminate this infection by yourself.
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 October 25, 2015 1:25 pm