Jan 13, 2016 Virus Removal Tips

If you are redirected to a strange website– when you start to browse the Internet, you must keep an eye on your computer. This symptom indicates that your computer gets a browser hijacker virus. This infection may change your default homepage as well as your browser settings without your permission. How to get rid of this hijacker completely? Is it a big problem for you now? Take it easy! Here is the guide for removing this infection step by step. You can follow it to remove the virus from your compromised computer permanently. Introduction: virus is known as the browser hijacker which is created by the cyber criminals who may spread this infection through the Internet. If computer users who don’t pay attention to what they do on the Internet, they may bring this virus into their computers secretly. How does the virus get into users’ computer system since they have installed antivirus programs on their systems already? If you think that antivirus applications can protect your computer from being attacked by this infection, the fact will show how this virus lies to the antivirus tool scanning. Hacker used to attach this virus to some unknown websites, free application downloaded, suspicious links and popup ads so on. Users who know nothing about these things, they may possibly fall into the trap hacker made. virus has the ability to take control of all your web browsers (such as Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome or safari, etc.). Once this infection gets into your system, it will bring you tons of pesky activities. It will prevent you using your computer normally. Once your computer gets infected, it may change your default homepage and redirect you to visit unwanted website. It may replace your default search engine and then force you to use its domain. This fake search engine is not as useful search engine as Google, Yahoo, Bing and other well-known search tools. If you use this fake engine to search something, you may find that it only shows you irrelevant search results include sponsored links in priority and uncountable commercial ads and so on. In addition, once your computer gets compromised, your Internet connection may keep disconnecting from time to time since this infection has changed your DNS settings without your knowledge. Therefore, if you want your computer back to normally, you have to clean up your computer and remove this hijacker from your system as soon as you notice on your infected computer.

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:

Conclusion is a dangerous and pesky fake search engine which aims to hack Firefox, Chrome and IE web browsers. Once this virus gets into your computer, the most significant symptom is that you will be redirected to its domain as soon as you start to go online or add a new tab. This infection may have the ability to collect your online data and other private information such as trading records, bank information, credit card information, log-in users’ names & passwords and so on. The virus will pilfer this information to the remote hackers who may misuse your information to earn extra profit. Lots of pop-up ads will display on your screen to keep you from doing anything good. Your computer performance will be degraded so greatly. If you want your computer back to normal, you can use it freely without interruption. You are strongly suggested to remove this infection immediately when you find this infection 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 January 13, 2016 5:56 am

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