How to Remove Hijacker

Hello. My Internet Explorer keeps redirecting to a page named as soon as you start it. I do a research on Google about this webpage. It is said that this is a browser hijacker virus. This hijacker will not do anything good on your computer. I am suggested to remove this virus from my computer as soon as possible. I try to remove this infection by using my Norton. But it failed. Norton can’t remove this virus from my system completely. I don’t what I should do next. Please advise! Thank you.

Learn More Information About Virus hijacker is a browser hijacker virus which has the ability to replace your default homepage and your search engine without asking for your permission. This fake webpage is known as potentially unwanted program, adware, or redirect malware. This malicious hijacker mainly hacks the famous browsers such as Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Safari. Once this virus affects your computer, you will be forced to change your home page as This fake will add itself to your start-up so you will be redirected to its domain when you start to surf the Internet. virus used to get into your computer by being attached to third-party application. Usually, it is associated with freeware downloads, spam email, spam email attachments, vicious websites and pop-ups and so on. It may get installed into your computer as an add-on or extension. Once it configured properly, it will change your default home page and search engine. In addition, it will distribute kinds of pop-ups and ads to chock up your screen and stop you doing things normally. What’s more, if you get this infection, it may bring into kinds of infections such as warn, spyware, adware, Trojans, malware to get into your computer. Your computer will be in great danger. Last but not least, this hijacker may record your online activities as well as your sensitive data (such as bank account information, credit card information, trading record and log-in user-names & password etc.). Once this information gets collected, it will be sent to remote hackers immediately. Hence, you must remove from your computer immediately when you detect it on your computer so as to protect your compromised computer from being damaged more badly.

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:

Conclusion virus mimics known search portal and uses random search engine to attract users. This hijacker is so pesky and dangerous browser redirect virus. Once this virus gets into your computer, it will take control of all your online behaviors and redirect you to visit its domain. This virus used to be bundled with the third party application. So you must pay more attention on your online activities. Do not open any spam emails or its attachments! Do not click on the unknown pop-ups and ads! Do not visit the suspicious links and unsafe websites! Once your computer gets infected by this virus, you must take manual removal methods to eliminate this virus as soon as possible. Step by step manual removal way is a complicated process. If you do not have enough tech skill, please try by yourself as only one step mistake will lead to the whole system damage.

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 26, 2016 12:34 pm, last updated on January 26, 2016 12:34 pm

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