Virus Removal Tips

Hi, there. kept popping up on my computer screen while I was browsing the Internet. What should I do? I did a research online. I knew that it is a kind of computer infection. It is a browser hijacker. How can I remove this virus completely? Please do me a favor! Thank you!

More Information About Hijacker virus is a newly created by cyber criminals. It is a kind of malicious computer infection which is sorted to the family of browser hijacker. This fake program may do lots of malicious thing on your compromised computer after it gets into your system. This virus not only infects Windows computers but also attacks Mac computers. All your browsers (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Safari, etc.) will be affected by this pesky virus. This virus penetrates your computer by infected free programs, suspicious links and spam e-mail attachments. Therefore, when you are surfing the Internet, you should pay more attention to all things you did. Hence, you can protect your computer from being hacked by this virus. Anyway, if your computer is infected by this virus, please get rid of it without any delay or it will ruin your whole computer system.

Once installed, virus decreases the performance of computer as well as blocks all useful application of infected Windows system. It may change your default home pages and browser settings without your approval. It keeps interrupt your online activities. Besides, this browser hijacker also cuts off your access to legitimate sites. Usually, it redirects you towards infected commercial web pages that were linked with third party product sites. In addition, it will spread lots of commercial ads and pop-ups to chock up your computer resources so that your computer performance will be degraded so severely. Last but not least, this virus may bring other infection on your computer. In one word, once you detected this virus on your computer, please get rid of it immediately for the sake of protecting your computer from being damaged more seriously.

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 Hijacker


Basic Symptoms and Potential Risks of Infection

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: 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 virus is distributed together with free programs form the Internet. You may not always notice that some freeware can make various modifications in your system, like replacing your homepage or adding some browser extensions. Once infected your computer, it may perform lots of malicious things on your compromised system. This virus is capable of changing your homepage settings and search engine completely and you can’t change them back. Otherwise, it may not only redirect you to its domain, but also readdress you to other malicious websites which may contain other infections like Trojans, spyware, malware, adware and so on. Pop-ups and ads may display anywhere on your computer. With this malicious virus on your computer, you may see that your computer performance is more and more slowly. In a word, if your computer gets infected by, you should take immediate measure-manual removal to eliminate it completely and clearly.

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 on November 2, 2015 6:12 am, last updated on November 2, 2015 6:12 am

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