Hi, there. Snjsearch.com has kept popping up on my Google Chrome while I started to browse the web. I got no idea why? While I was online, I got lots of pop-ups and ads stopping me from browsing the Internet normally. My computer got stuck so frequently as well. Google Chrome stopped working. How can I get my computer back to normal? I just knew that this webpage is a browser hijacker virus. What should I do now? Please help!
Snjsearch.com Virus is a browser hijacker which is created by Internet hackers who wants to create computer traffic on your compromised computer. Once this virus gets into your computer, it cannot be removed by any antivirus program. It can be detected by the anti-malware apps. Once you see this virus on your computer, you may find that your computer is working more and more slowly than before. Once it is on your web browser, this browser hijacker will control your web browser by change the homepage and search tool, then you have to use its homepage and search engine. However, when you use it to search whatever your favorite, you will find that it cannot offer the correct search result but just redirects you to strange sites. It may add itself to all your browsers (Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Safari etc.) Then it will change your default homepage as well as your browser settings automatically. That is why no matter you start a new tab or reopen the browser, you always be redirected to Snjsearch.com.
Snjsearch.com Virus is usually from malicious websites, free downloads, strange links and files from strange person, peer-to-peer files or shareware and so on. Hackers will distribute this virus online through any possible way. You may not know how you get this infection if you are online so carelessly. Maybe one-click on something bad online will get you this malicious virus. Besides, when you randomly open malicious website, you may get some strange message asking you to update your program, such as Java, flash player, media player and so on. If you believe in this message it, then do what it asked you to do, as a result, you are installing this infection on your computer. It is not hard to notice this infection if your computer get infected. The most significant symptom of it is that you will be redirected to its domain–Snjsearch.com automatically when you start to browse or open a new tab once it installed. Once you found it, you are highly recommended to get rid of this infection as soon as you can without any hesitation.
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!
Snjsearch.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”
Snjsearch.com Virus is a harmful redirect infection which may not do anything good on your computer once it got added. It changes your default homepage and search engine totally and prevents you from changing back. As soon as you start to browser or add a new tab, it will redirect you to its URL or other malicious websites. Besides, it may collect all your online information and then steal your personal data and then transfer it to the remote hackers. In addition, lots of pop-ups and ads will be displayed on your screen to prevent you from getting online normally and smoothly. If you think that Snjsearch.com infection is not as harmful as those stubborn viruses like Trojan horse, ransomware, worms, you will make a wrong mistake. This virus can also bring those harmful viruses to infect the computer, which will greatly slow down your computer and make it run as a snail and further harm to mess up system files and damage system severely. You’d better remove this malicious and pesky hijacker from your compromised computer as soon as you can when you detect it on your system. Manual removal is the only way to get rid of this infection completely and permanently.
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 January 11, 2016 6:18 am