Last night I was playing game with my friends. Just with a sudden, I got a links popping up on my screen related to my game. I was thinking it may be sent by my friends and safe. Then I clicked on the link without thinking twice. After that, things came weird. As soon as I exit out the game, I got lots of pop-ups and advertising windows. If I ended them all, just one sec, these things will pop-up again. My default homepage MSN.com was changed to Crazytvsearch.com without my approval. I did a research on this website on Google. It said that this website is a malicious browser hijacker. How do I remove it from my computer? Please help!
Crazytvsearch.com is defined as a browser hijacker, also known as a browser redirect. This kind of virus used to affect the famous browsers such as Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and safari and so on. This hijacker hacks not only windows system computers but also IOS Mac computer. This website pretends itself as legitimate as other real search service providers such as Bing, Google. How do you know if this website is real or not? If you have a better knowledge of characteristics of browser hijackers, you are able to immediately judge and prevent your computer from being messed up by this hijacker.
What will Crazytvsearch.com do on the infected computer once it installed? Will it do anything good on your compromised computer? Firstly, this hijacker does not like the common and legitimate search websites, such as Bing, Google. Once it gets into your browser, it may change or reset your favorite home page as well as the search engine in the browser to its own domain. You can’t restore the changes back until you get rid of the virus. Secondly, you will be redirected to unknown websites and forced to use this fake web to search things. The search results it provided are not the things you need. If you click on the links, you may bring into other virus such Trojans, malware and ransomware hiding in those unknown links. Now you may get a clear knowledge of symptoms of Crazytvsearch.com. Hence, once any of these symptoms appears on your computer, it means that your computer gets hacked by this malicious browser hijacker virus. If you want to use your computer normally, you must take immediate action to remove this virus as soon as you can.
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!
Crazytvsearch.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”
Your computer browsers get infected by Crazytvsearch.com browser hijacker. It may cause continuous pop-up windows that interrupt your work again and again. How does this malicious browser hijacker get into your computer? This virus used to be bundled with a third party application. It will be distributed through spam emails, freeware downloads, suspicious websites and links. In addition, it is able to help the developers to collect your valuable information so that they can benefit. More malicious programs can also be installed without permission. All in all, it is not safe to keep Crazytvsearch.com browser hijacker in the 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 February 2, 2016 6:18 am
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