Hijacker Removal

I can’t seem to remove page from my computer. This website is set up as my homepage without asking my permission. It won’t go away when I try to change the browser settings. I cannot replace my homepage with any other websites. Whenever I was online I receive a lot of pop-up ads. How do I get rid of it? Description: is categorized as “browser hijacker” that aims to attack browsers such as Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Safari. It replaces the home page without asking for user’s approval and interferes with the general safe usage of user’s computer. This page is an advertising supported website although it seems like a regular search engine which allows user find anything useful on the Internet. In fact, it only offers fraudulent search results and it can force your web browser to unwanted pages constantly. Browser hijacker isn’t technically a virus, but it does present malicious characteristics. The application aims to promote commercial web sites. Therefore, when you try to search information via this Deal Wifi Search, you may face altered search results as well as a lot of sponsored links. You will be redirected to unwanted sponsored web pages if you click any of its results. In a word, you need to stay away from this application and remove the hijacker from your system as quickly as possible.

Browser hijacker like hijacker can be installed bundled with other free programs that you download from the Internet. It is often bundled with free downloads like video player, flash player, adobe update or mp3 music player. Thus, if you want to avoid this type of installation, you should read very carefully when you are about to install software. It is suggested that users choose custom install instead of “typical” and then during the custom installation, uncheck any boxes that show up where it invites you to try new software. Otherwise, unwanted browser helper, add-on or extension will be added on your machine and start running every time you start the PC automatically. This application uses browser helper objects and third party malware including sponsored adware and spyware platforms to change your homepage and modify your browser settings without your permission. It is also able to collect and track information about your web browsing habits, such as what websites do you visit, what search queries do you type, how long do you stay on certain websites and then send to cyber criminals for illegal use. There is somehow security risks involve if you keep using as your default homepage or search provider, you had better get rid of it as quickly as possible.

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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 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 a browser hijacker that will get injected into the system if malicious freeware is downloaded and installed. It is also described as a ‘potentially unwanted program’ (PUP) and ‘adware’. This application alters settings of your Internet browsers (IE, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, and others) and sets a new homepage, default new tab page, and a new default search engine. Users will experience constant redirects to or other similar fraudulent search engines like and Deal Wifi Search just provides fake search results that include advertisements and sponsored links, in another word it is an advertising platform to serve pop-up, banner, and full page advertisements, therefore you have to remove hijacker as quickly as possible.

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 February 21, 2016 4:37 am, last updated on February 21, 2016 4:37 am

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