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Feb 17, 2016

Search.montageobox.com Hijacker Removal Guide

I just clicked on a link sent by my friends on MSN. Then I got Search.montageobox.com on My Google Chrome. No matter I reset or cleared the history on my Chrome, it did nothing help to remove this website. I Googled about this web and then got to know it was a fake website, a malicious browser hijacker virus. What should I do now? Can antivirus applications get rid of this virus completely? Only manual removal method can remove this infection from your compromised computer clearly? Any suggestions?

What Is Search.montageobox.com Hijacker?

Search.montageobox.com hijacker is newly created computer virus which can infect your browser by kinds of ways. It not only infects windows computers, but also hacks IOS Mac computers. It mainly affects the famous browsers, such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, as well as Safari and so on. Once this virus infects your browser, it will take over your browser randomly and then stop your online activities by redirecting you to Search.montageobox.com immediately. If you don’t remove this virus from your compromised computer in time, as longer time you leave on your system as more troubles you will get on your computer. When you start your computer, no matter which browser you use to browse, you will find that you are keeping being redirected to this fake webpage’s domain. Nothing normal can be done on the compromised computer after the virus installed.

The distribution methods of Search.montageobox.com virus are varied. Cyber hackers used to distribute this malicious hijacker with the help of the third party application. This infection is bundled with any free software which usually is associated with various video or music players, PDF creators and other popular free applications. So, if you want to avoid this virus, you should be more careful when installing free things to your computer. You should read all the Terms and Agreements carefully before you install. Otherwise, you may get this infection after you visited malicious websites, read junk emails and its attachments, clicked on automatic pop-up or ads. You should not allow any pop-up or plug-in asking you to change your homepage or default search provider to Search.montageobox.com or another unknown website. If you find any of your browsers gets infected by this hijacker, you must remove it from your computer immediately.

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 Search.montageobox.com Hijacker

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Basic Symptoms and Potential Risks of Search.montageobox.com 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:

Search.montageobox.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

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

Search.montageobox.com virus is known as risky browser hijacker computer virus. This virus’s domain seems to be good and real search providers. In fact, despite its misleading appearance, the fake program doesn’t work the way as regular search providers do for computer users. If you make a search using Search.montageobox.com, you will see a list of commercial websites instead of regular search results which often are not even related to your search query. Actually, this infection tries to promote specific pages and increase their traffic. Due to this infection, you may get kinds of pop-ups or ads displaying on your screen while you are browsing. You get no way to end all these pop-ups and ads windows. With this virus in your computer, you may find that your computer doesn’t run as quickly as before. Computer stuck, webpage disable becomes so frequently. Everything you are doing on the infected computer is so inconvenient. Hence, it is strongly recommended to remove Search.montageobox.com from your system as soon as you find it. Step by step removal guide is the most effective way to eliminate this infection from your compromised 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.

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