How to Remove Hijacker

Hey, there. My Google Chrome has been hacked by virus few days ago. I was being redirected again and again while I was am chatting with my friend online. After I realized that this program is a potential unwanted program, I want to uninstall it from my computer. Unfortunately, I failed to uninstalled this program even thought I have tried all the security tools installed on my computer. It is so suck for me! What should I do now?

Detail Description About Virus

Once hijacker installs into your computer system, it will add extensions to all web browsers on your computer, such as Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox, etc. Numerous commercial advertisements and pop-ups will be provided by this annoying program from these extensions while you are going on the Internet. Some of these ads may be associated with malicious links and could be conducted with an exploit which is known as arbitrary code execution. This exploit may be able to permit dubious distributors to gather lots of malwares within their websites. To be honest, the mainly problem is that what kind of vicious applications may be hosted within that website is impossible to judge because it can be any kind of infection like Trojan, Rootkits, Keyloggers, etc. Thus, in order to prevent your computer suffering any kind of these infections, you should take measure to remove from your computer by manual as soon as you can. belongs to the family of browser hijacker which is classified to be a vicious infection program which disguises to promise to help save user’s time and money when shopping online. However, what it does is conform to what it states. Just like other malicious browser hijacker, such as,, etc. these browser hijackers sneak into computer system with being bundled with free software from the Internet or with spam email attachments or with unwanted emails or suspicious websites. This browser hijacker pretends itself as a legitimate search engine, but this hijacker program is categorized as a potential unwanted program. Such malicious website should be deleted from your computer right now. Manual removal is the best method to remove the virus completely.

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:


From the above passage, you should know that virus is a nasty browser hijacker. This kind of browser hijacker can redirect you to the website which you don’t want to visit, once it sneaks into your computer. The first thing it will do is to manage your computer and then change all your default browser settings and homepage. This vicious browser hijacker will record all your online activities and shift to remote hackers on the background. These malicious cyber criminals will use your confidential data to conduct their illegal aims on the targeted computer. Thus, it is not a wise choice to leave it on your computer with the passage of time. Manual removal is recommended to be the most effective way to delete this malicious hijacker.

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 December 8, 2015 1:21 pm, last updated on December 8, 2015 1:21 pm

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