Hijacker Removal

Every time I try to reset my home page keeps coming back as my default homepage. Even when i am not connected to the internet it will bring me to the home page of this site. I need to get rid of it. Do I have to uninstall internet explorer and re-install IE to get rid of it? I have tried AVG and Norton but they didn’t help. What should I do? Description: belongs to “potentially unwanted program” and “browser hijacker” categories that usually installs without your permission and then makes certain changes in your internet setting like your home page being changed and additions to your favorites list you didn’t make. There are hundreds or even thousands of spam search sites that seek to get inside computers and start being used as default search engines. Generally speaking, this site is designed by the developers to generate revenue from deceptive ads or sponsored Internet search results presented. So this is a spam search engine that can do nothing but deliver ads. This application can hijack all major browsers including Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, and Mozilla Firefox. It has become a very common problem these days. If your homepage has been changed to this web site, you should immediately remove it from your PC. hijacker is often installed bundled with other applications you have intention of downloading. Once installed, it has the ability to change system settings and cause annoying redirection to its affiliate websites. It can create tons of unwanted pop-up ads in your search results to interrupt your online activities. Besides, victims of this dubious search have also reported about serious slowdowns and browser crashes issue from the first day that their homepage has been changed. It will also keep track of your browsing activity (visited websites, terms you search for, your bookmarks, links you click on, and other personally non-identifiable information) in order to find out your interests and deliver more and more ads. That means this information will be shared with third-party partners and makes your privacy unsafe. Don’t hesitate to get rid of from your computer.

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Potential Dangers Caused by A Hijacker Virus:

It belongs to browser hijacker virus which can totally mess up your browser setting.
It changes your default DNS configuration and blocks you accessing your favorite sites.
It may install some malware in your computer to make bad influence without your consent.
It degenerates your computer performance gradually.

How Can Hijacker Get On Your PC?

Browser hijacker infection like may enter your system as an add-on for your browser or bundled-up with some free software. Most of time, it can be downloaded from a website you visited, something you clicked on, or a pop-up that you did not request to view. You may not even know when and how you download this browser hijacker which compromises your internet security until you find your computer is fully messed up. A hijack virus is a type of computer virus known for its ability to disrupt your Internet browsing. It can redirect your Internet searches to random sites, disallow you from visiting certain Web sites, and change your Internet home page. In addition, it is able to slow your computer, decrease your available memory, and flood your computer with popup advertisements. When you detect the presence of such malicious hijacker, a complete removal is needed without any hesitation.

It May Initiate the Following Symptoms:

1. You keep getting random pop-ups opening in new browser tabs.
2. When clicking on Google search links you get taken to sites that have nothing to do with the subject you searched for.
3. Anti-virus and firewall software won’t start.
4. Internet stops working.
5. Unknown software has been installed without your authorization.
6. You can’t access reputable sites unless you type the URL into the navigation bar

Malicious Browser Hijacker Manual Removal Guides: hijacks your browser to redirect your web search results and changes the homepage and browser settings. To completely uninstall it from an infected system, manual removal is the first choice because sometimes antivirus software cannot pick up the exact computer threat timely or remove it permanently. Now most browser hijackers are quite similar to spyware and adware threats and therefore cannot be removed with the help of popular antivirus products. Users can follow the manual guide here to get rid of this browser hijacker completely.

1. Clear all the cookies of your affected browsers.

Since this tricky hijacker virus has the ability to use cookies for tracing and tracking the internet activity of users, it is suggested users delete all the cookies before a complete removal.

Google Chrome:

Click on the “Tools” menu and click the “Clear browsing data” button.
Select “Delete cookies and other site data” to delete all cookies from the list.

Internet Explorer:
Open Internet explorer window
Click the “Tools” button
Point to “safety” and then click “delete browsing history”
Tick the “cookies” box, then click “delete”


Mozilla Firefox:

Click on Tools, then Options, select Privacy
Click “Remove individual cookies”
In the Cookies panel, click on “Show Cookies”
To remove a single cookie click on the entry in the list and click on the “Remove Cookie”
To remove all cookies click on the “Remove All Cookies” button


2. End the malicious process from Task Manager.

Once Virus Hijacker is installed, computer user may notice that CPU usage randomly jumps to 100 percent. At any time Windows always has many running processes. A process is an individual task that the computer runs. In general, the more processes, the more work the computer has to do and the slower it will run. If your system’s CPU spike is constant and remain at a constant 90-95%, users should check from Task Manager and see if there is a suspicious process occupying the system resources and then end it immediately.

(The name of the virus process can be random.)

Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc to quickly bring up Task Manager Window:


3. Show hidden files and folders.

Open Folder Options by clicking the Start button, clicking Control Panel, clicking Appearance and Personalization, and then clicking Folder Options.

Click the View tab.

Under Advanced settings, click Show hidden files and folders, uncheck Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then click OK.


4. Remove all the malicious files related to hijacker manually.

C:\Documents and Settings\LocalService\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\*.exe

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main StartPage

Video Shows You How to Safely Modify Windows Registry Editor: is identified as browser hijacker that displays a bogus search page to take over your Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome of Safari. It cannot offer services like a regular search provider. Instead, it can cause an immense problem to the functioning of a computer system by altering the browser settings and changing browser settings without any consent. Its sole aim is to push shopping deals and offers via pop-up ads, coupons, and discount windows. Therefore, when you look up something through, you will see many sponsored links on the top of search results. In addition, during your online sessions, there will be tons of ads come out of nowhere, pushing you to click on it or even redirecting you to website you don’t want. To avoid these annoying troubles, it is necessary to remove the hijacker from the PC.

Note: If you are not a computer expert and have no idea how to perform the removal, please contact experts from YooCare Online Tech Support for further help.

Published by on January 25, 2016 4:44 am, last updated on January 25, 2016 4:44 am

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