Virus Removal Guide

What is going on? I don’t know how to get rid of virus from my computer now. I tried many ways to get rid of this infection from my Firefox, but none of them worked. . I thought that AVG could get this virus removed. However, AVG cannot help to do anything to clear it up. I go into Control panel, nothing suspicious related with this browser hijacker is found. It is so pesky. I really hope anyone could help me with this nasty thing. It will so appreciated if you can help me remove this hijacker clearly from my infected system.

Description of Hijacker virus may take control your web browser by change the homepage and search tool, then you have to use its homepage and search engine. This virus classified as a malicious browser hijacker which is created by cyber criminals to attack computer users’ browsers such as Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Safari and so on. Once this virus gets into your computer, your browser settings and default homepage will be changed automatically, including Safari, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, as well as Internet Explorer. This virus may infect all kinds of computer systems including IOS Mac system and Windows computers. It will keep annoying you if you don’t remove it in time when you find it. hijacker can get into your computer without your permission since it gets the help from the third party programs. Commonly, this virus can get into your computer while you are browsing suspicious website (porn web); while you are downloading unsafe programs from unauthorized web (videos, pdf files); While you are installing unfamiliar application onto your system; while you are responding to the spam email or reading spam email attachments. Once this hijacker gets into your computer, you may not use your computer normal as usual. You will be stopped and interrupted so frequently while you are working on the compromised computer. What’s more, this virus will become an embarrassing element for your computer usage sessions once it manages somehow to reside on your computer. In addition, you may find that no matter which browser you are using, pop-ups and ads as well as coupons are displaying everywhere on your screen. Hence, if you want to avoid being interrupted again and again when you are online, you are suggested removing this virus as soon as you see it on your 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.

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:


We have all know that virus is a malicious and annoying browser hijacker which may not do anything normally on your compromised computer once it installed. Usually, this virus comes into your computer with the help of a third party program such as spam emails attachments, malicious free programs and bogus browser applications. Once this infection is on your web browser, it will control your web browser by change the homepage and search tool, then you have to use its homepage and search engine. Besides, it will throw 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 that information to hackers. 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. In one word, once you detected this virus on your computer, please get rid of it immediately for the sake of protecting your computer from being damaged more seriously.

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 on January 21, 2016 1:26 pm, last updated on January 21, 2016 1:26 pm

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