Hi, my start-up page was changed to Yougoo Search without my permission. Why? My default homepage should be MSN. I don’t even know what is going on now. It was changed after I open a link on Facebook, which was sent by my friends telling me about how to lose weight. It kept redirecting me to that webpage as soon as I start to browse. I got lots of pop-ups showing on my screen as well. Clear history and cookies make no sense of cleaning the virus away. What should I do now? Please help!
Yougoo Search is a malicious browser hijacker virus which can change your start-up page without your permission. This virus mainly may infect the famous browsers such as Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Safari and so on. You may get this virus during the process of visiting suspicious website, installing unknown freeware program, clicking on infected links and pop-ups, watching porn videos and reading spam emails and so on. Sometimes, you may think that you installed the antivirus tool on your computer. So, you can use your computer freely without thinking twice. But the fact is that antivirus program can’t protect your computer from being hacked by this kind of malicious browser hijacker virus. Because of being lack of computer protection, that is why you get infected by this virus so easily.
Once your computer got infected by Yougoo Search, it may affect greatly on your computer. If you are browsing, you may be redirected to this virus domain immediately. The most obvious symptom of the coming of this virus is that you may get redirecting to Yougoo Search again and again no matter you start to browse or reopen a new tab. Otherwise, uncountable pop-ups and ads and malicious links will continue displaying on your computer screen stopping you from browsing normally. Once one of your browsers gets infected, if you don’t remove it in time, later after that all of your browser will be infected by this malicious and pesky hijacker. The great risk of this virus is that it has the ability to record all your online data as well as your sensitive information stored on your compromised computer. This information may be your bank account information, credit card information, trading account data and so on. As soon as it gets this information, it will transfer it to the remote hackers who may use your information to do illegal thing without your knowledge. In one word, as soon as you find Yougoo Search appearing on your browser, you must take immediate action to remove it without any delay.
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!
Yougoo Search 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”
Yougoo Search is a malicious and annoying browser hijacker virus which not only infects windows computer system but also influents IOS mac computer system. Once your computer gets infected by this malicious browser virus, you must remove it in time. Nowadays, this infection can be distributed through the Internet into the computer which is lack of protection. Once infected, your computer’s performance will be greatly infected. You may see that your computer works more and more slowly. Sometimes, because of the huge CPU usage, your computer may get stuck or white screen while you are using the computer. Hence, it is highly recommended that you must remove this browser hijacker virus from your computer as soon as you detect it on your system.
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 March 25, 2016 7:06 am