Please help. I don’t know what is wrong with my safari. I could not browse the internet normally since I clicked on a link on facebook which was sent from my friend. Then I got lots of ads on my screen from a web named Searchincognito.com. It was so weird. I set my default homepage to be Google. But now my default homepage is changed to be Searchincognito.com. I didn’t know why? I did a research online and found that this web is a browser hijacker. I want to get rid of this infection as soon as possible. But how? What should I do to remove this virus completely?
Searchincognito.com is newly created browser hijacker which may not do anything good to your computer once you get this virus. With the widely use of the Internet, now cyber hackers set the eye on all computer online users. They create kinds of virus to hack your computer and then control your online activities. Hackers used to spread the virus with the help of a third applications like spam emails, spam emails attachments, suspicious links, unsafe websites especially porn web, freeware downloads (apps, videos, pdf files, etc.). Your online activities will be interrupted by this hijacker again and again especially while you are browsing the internet. This virus will be so annoyed. You can’t do anything normal on your computer. It is the best to get rid of the virus as soon as you find it on your computer.
If you are being redirected to Searchincognito.com automatically, you should remove this fake search engine from your computer as soon as possible. This safe program is a browser hijacker virus which may mess up your computer with lots of unknown stuff. Once this infected installed on your computer, it has the ability to trace your online cookies and all your favorites and then collect your important information. After that this virus may pilfer your sensitive data and then transfer to the remote hackers. If you don’t remove this virus in time, you may face a great potential financial loss. One most significant symptom of this infection is that all your browsers settings (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Safari, etc.) will be changed without your permission. Your default homepage will be modified to this virus’ domain. This program is so risky and dangerous infection. Anyway, you have to remove this virus immediately if you detect this virus on your system.
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!
Searchincognito.com 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
(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”
Searchincognito.com infection is a browser hijacker which is designed by the cyber criminals in order to conduct evil online activities by attacking the computer users around the world. This tricky browser hijacker can be found in some unsafe application programs or dubious website link, etc. As a matter of fact, this browser hijacker can escape from the scanning of the antivirus programs and dive into the computer system without the permission of the computer user. How a cunning browser hijacker! People should aware what you do on line in case your computer may be redirected by this browser hijacker. If your computer is really redirected by this hijacker, you should take actions to remove it from your computer immediately.
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 December 9, 2015 6:45 am