Mar 20, 2016 Browser Hijacker Removal

Earlier today I downloaded a game from a website and then I suddenly noticed that I have something new on my browser. My default homepage was no longer Google anymore and it just changed to which had a similar appearance like Google. I supposed it could be a phony search engine but I cannot get Google back. I went to IE settings and changed the homepage a million times, but it didn’t work at all. I have spent a few hours scanning my computer but still no luck. What should I do? How do I get rid of this annoying hijacker thing completely? Description: is an unknown search engine that considered to be insecure and useless. It is known as browser hijacker, potentially unwanted program, adware, or redirect malware due to its aggressive way of infiltrating the PC without asking for user’s approval. This application often comes to your computer when you download and install some freeware from the Internet. It pretends to be a helpful add-on/extension and gets bundled with the freeware. If you are not aware of it, it will be automatically downloaded on your machine. Once configured properly, it modifies your browser settings and takes control of your web browsers including Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome. And then it changes your default homepage and search engine to or other similar spam search engine page without your consent. Meanwhile, it may give you constant pop-ups whenever you are online, which are in in different kinds of forms such as pop-up, pop-under, in-text, contextual or banner advertisement. Those ads are about various deals, coupons and commercial offers, you will feel annoying but you are not able to stop them. mimics known search portal and uses fraudulent search results to trick innocent users. If you attempt to use this spam search engine to look up information, you will get a lot of sponsored results that are not relevant to your search query. This corrupted search engine always shows sponsored links and commercial ads on the top of its results and if you are not careful enough, you will make both your PC and your data in danger because any click on those links may lead you to dangerous websites. A browser hijacker is quite cunning and it can escape the detection from most antivirus programs. Once it is running, it can disable your Internet connection by changing your DNS settings and decreases your PC performance. It also has the ability to collect cookies and record all web pages you visited before, password you typed and other information. And then those information may be sent to third parties for illegal purpose. The program won’t be shown in control panel so you cannot uninstall it like the same way you remove other legitimate software. If you are suffering from a browser hijacker, it is recommended to get rid of it manually instead.

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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.

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 redirect malware that modifies configuration settings on your default Internet browser. Although it may look like a real thing, you should not keep it on your PC for any reasons. This is a corrupted search engine that can redirect people to unknown pages against their wills and turn their surfing experience into a nightmare. It hijacks all the Internet web browser, changes default homepage, and forces the web users to see or click on advertisements without allowing them to access their desired webpage. It always reroutes users to a predetermined third-party site that needs to be promoted without asking for any permission. Once your browser is hijacked, new tab or even window with ads on it can be opened at any time. In a word, is not a reliable search engine so you should get rid of it as soon 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.

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