My Google Chrome stopped normally working for days. It kept directing me to Search.zebrouss.com as soon as I started to browse. Each time I started to search something, this virus popped up automatically. I also found that none of the research result was concluded in the links this fake search engine provided. Once it clicked on the link, I was redirected to some unknown webs and then forced to watch some porn pictures. I got no idea why my browser worked on this way. My computer worked fine before I clicked on an ad. What should I do now? Now I know Search.zebrouss.com is a browser hijacker. It is a virus. I have to remove it from my compromised computer right now. Please help!
Search.zebrouss.com is a malicious browser hijacker virus which is created by malicious cyber hackers in order to hack computer users’ browser. This virus can get into your compromised computer silently. Hackers used to bundle this infection with other third applications. This virus used to be attached to the suspicious websites, spam email as well as its attachments, unsafe freeware downloaded and so on. Once this fake search engine gets into your computer, it may change your browser settings as well as your default homepage automatically. It will make lots of malicious things on your infected computer. Due to this fake program, you cannot do anything normally, no matter you want to browse the Internet or do other things. The only way to make your computer back to normally is to get rid of this infection right now.
Once Search.zebrouss.com is on your web browser, this malicious virus will take control of online activities by changing the homepage and search tool automatically. Then you may be forced to use its homepage and search engine each time you start to browse the Internet. If you use this fake search application to find something online, you will find that it cannot offer the correct search result but just redirects you to strange sites. Besides, this infection may spread different kinds of ads and message banners to interrupt your online tasks. Meanwhile, it traces and records your important data like email password, bank account details and password and so on and send this information to remote hackers. These vicious hackers will use your sensitive data to do illegal things so as to make an extra profit. If you don’t want get a financial loss or the loss of your privacy, you are strongly suggested to remove Search.zebrouss.com as soon as you find it on your computer.
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!
Search.zebrouss.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”
Search.zebrouss.com is a harmful redirect infection to the computer. It changes the homepage and search engine totally and prevents online users from changing back, redirects them to its URL or other malicious websites, steals their personal data. In this situation, your privacy will be leaked out in public even you may suffer from financial loss or unimaginable troubles. What’s worse, it can worsen the system by introducing other threats like worms, viruses and ransomware. More infections will slow down computer performance soon. Hence, you must remove this infection from your computer as early as possible. Only manual removal way can get rid of this infection completely and permanently. If you don’t how to start by yourself, you are suggested to contact yoocare online experts for further assistance.
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 28, 2015 1:45 pm
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