Do you know how to get rid of UltimateGamer.info completely? I got this fake web installed on my browser for almost a month. Every time I browsed the Internet, I am keeping redirected to this web’s domain. Lots of pop-ups and ads stop me from browsing and doing things normally on my computer since then. A friend of mine told me that this web was a browser hijacker virus which may do lots of malicious thing on the infected computer. What should I do now? Is my computer in danger now? How do I clean off this infection?
Most of computer users may consider UltimateGamer.info as a useful search engine when you saw it at your first sight. If you added into your browser, reality will make you regret as this fake webpage is not a real and applied search engine. If you did a research online on this website, you will find the truth. UltimateGamer.info has been classified to be a member of browser hijacker family which can conduct lots of malicious and unwanted activities to the infected computers. This webpage is malicious fake program, an annoy virus, which is created by cyber criminals. Cyber hackers used to bundle this virus with a third party programs, such as a spam email attachment, freeware downloads, unsafe links and hacked websites and so on. It seems that all your online activities will bring into this infection on your computer. That is true. Since the rapid development of the hi-tech, lots of computer users would like to do their jobs online or entertainment online. Hackers aim at the widely used Internet. If you do not pay attention on your online behaviors, you may give the opportunity for virus getting into your computer easily.
You may feel so upset that you can’t avoid the infecting of the virus on your compromised computer. Sometimes, you may think you did nothing wrong online. Why did your computer still get the virus? Don’t be so sad. Let’s analyze the way of how UltimateGamer.info infects your computer and what this infection does after infected. This malicious hijacker used to get into your computer secretly without your permission with the help of a third application. You may know that this virus has the ability to change all your browser settings as well as your default homepage. Once it is added into your computer, you will be redirected to some unknown websites or some unsafe web, such as porn web. If you browse the internet for a few minutes, you will see that lots of ads and pop-up continuing showing on your screen. You can’t close all the windows completely as they will pop up automatically after you close them. This pesky virus can not be removed by any antivirus program. It can only be gotten rid of by manual removal. Hence, if you find this virus on your computer, please take immediate measures to eliminate this malicious hijacker.
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!
UltimateGamer.info 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”
UltimateGamer.info is not a useful website that can help computer users to search information on the Internet, like Google or Bing. It is a browser hijacker that can cause lots of computer problems after it gets into your computer. Once installed, this virus may have the ability to trace your online cookies and then collect your private data such as bank account information, credit card data and online trading account data and so on. All this pilfered data will be sent to remote hacker who may use this information in the illegal way so as to make an extra profit. The longer you ignore this virus on your computer, more risk you have to bear. If you want to minimize the loss, it is strongly recommended to remove this virus completely as soon as you detect it on your computer.
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 15, 2015 6:40 am