Mar 15, 2016

How to Remove Hijacker?

I was watching a video on YouTube. Just a sudden, a popup jumped on my screen. I clicked on it and it redirected me to the website named As soon as I saw that web, I thought it must be a useful webpage, so I ignored it on my computer. Is it really useful? Oh, no! It is completely a bad browser hijacker virus. Because of this virus, now I can’t use my browser normally as usual. I feel really boring about this virus. I want to remove it as soon as possible. But how can I remove it? Antivirus can’t remove this hijacker. What should I do now? Please help!

More Detailed Information About Hijacker

What is going on? is redirecting you to its domain as soon as you start to browse. You may be so confused why? Because this virus is a malicious browser hijacker virus which is created by cyber criminals and used to infect all kinds of browsers installed on the compromised computer. In most cases, this virus mainly infected browsers such as Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Safari. This virus used to be bundled to spam emails and its attachments, suspicious websites, infected freeware downloads and annoyed pop-up and ads and links. From the spread channels of this virus, you should know that while you are browsing the Internet, even though just one click by accident may bring the virus into your computer. Only one mistaken step will bring a great disaster to your computer. If you want to protect your computer from virus’s attack, you’d better go online safely.

If your computer gets infected by virus, you may meet lots of computer troubles while you are using the compromised computer to do anything. Once it is on your web browser, this browser hijacker will control your web browser by change the homepage and search tool, then you have to use its homepage and search engine. Besides, it will throw different kinds of ads and message banners to interrupt your online tasks. Meanwhile, it traces and records your important data like email password, bank account details and password etc. And send this information to hackers. In this situation, your privacy will be leaked out in public even you may suffer from financial loss or unimaginable troubles. Therefore, it is strongly recommended to remove from your computer as soon as you find it on your computer. If you don’t remove it in time, this bad virus will mess up your computer completely.

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 Hijacker is a harmful redirect infection to the computer. Once infected, it has the ability to change your start-up page and search engine totally. Besides, it may redirect you to its URL or other malicious websites; steal your sensitive personal data and display endless pop-ups on your screen. With all these malicious stuffs showing on your screen, you will not use your infected computer to go online normally and smoothly. Due to this hijacker, your computer will run more and more slowly than before. Your computer will get stuck and white screen and webpage disable again and again. The best way to get your computer back to normal is to get rid of this virus completely and permanently. The most effective way to remove this virus is manual removal guide, which is a step by step removal way. If you don’t know how to remove it by manual, you are welcome to contact YooCare Online Expert for further help.

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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