Is your favorite home page on Internet Explorer suddenly changed to an unfamiliar web site Home.chromatic.rocks? Is this webpage legitimate or not? Why I cannot change the default homepage back to Google or Yahoo anymore? Have you been annoyed by tons of ads while you are surfing online? Apparently, your browser has been hijacked by a browser redirect malware and you should follow the manual guides below to clean up your PC right now.
Home.chromatic.rocks is one of the nasty browser hijackers that starts continuously rerouting Google, Yahoo and Bing search engines to its domain where undesirable ads are displayed. It is programmed to hijack Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, and Mozilla Firefox browsers and it usually penetrates into the compromised computers unknowingly accompanied with freeware downloads, junk email attachments, various video players etc. Once inside, it alters your default homepage to force its users into visiting this particular website again and again. You may detect that unwanted toolbars and add-ons are added without your permission, and you could be redirected to the random websites reluctantly. Despite Home.chromatic.rocks looks like a normal search engine, you should know that this site is questionable because it doesn’t really operate like a regular search provider Google, Bing or Yahoo. Instead, it is a spam search engine created for commercial, advertising or marketing purposes only. It displays ads more than reliable search results. Most of the websites displayed in your search results are sponsored and the creators of this hijacker are getting paid for promoting them. It is not a fair marketing so you had better remove it from your system.
Home.chromatic.rocks hijacker prevents you from viewing the Web pages that you want to see on your browser. It can cause all types of problems while you are browsing online. The hijacker usually involves a tracking cookie which helps attackers to change search results on Google and other major search engines and redirect Internet users to Home.chromatic.rocks and other malicious advertisement websites. If you click on any of these misleading search results, you may be redirected to domains that sell useless goods, promote unwanted services or, most shockingly, spread malware. This application also creates many annoying pop-ups that can include fake warning messages, phishing attacks or other forms of malicious content. It aims to collect information about your web usage and websites you have visited, and then shares these information with third parties for advertising. You are suggested to get rid of Home.chromatic.rocks hijacker immediately.
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.
Browser hijacker infection like Home.chromatic.rocks 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.
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
Home.chromatic.rocks 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 Home.chromatic.rocks Virus Hijacker 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 Home.chromatic.rocks hijacker manually.
C:\Documents and Settings\LocalService\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\*.exe
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main StartPage
Home.chromatic.rocks is one of the most annoying, dangerous and toughest infections ever released on internet. It is categorized as a browser hijacker designed by cyber criminals to infect the web browsers including Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome. Usually, you may suffer from this hijacker after you accidentally opened spam email attachments, visited hacked websites and downloaded some unknown freeware. Once the virus is activated, it changes the default homepage to its own domain and adds unwanted toolbar without your permission. You will be redirected to some other unwanted pages every time you visit your favorite websites. Those pages contain a lot of unreliable advertisements and even other dangerous viruses. It also slows down the performance of the infected computer by consuming system resources and popping up advertisements constantly. To protect your privacy, it is suggested to remove Home.chromatic.rocks hijacker immediately.
Published by & last updated on November 16, 2015 7:46 am