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Mar 30, 2016

How to Remove Chumsearch.com Browser Hijacker Virus

Computer got hacked by Chumsearch.com? What to do? Antivirus likes Norton can’t remove it? Why? You had tried to use all kinds of antivirus programs you know to get rid of it. But none of it worked? This website is known as a malicious browser hijacker virus. Can find a way to remove this virus? Seeking for help? Relax. Here is a post of manual removal method which is the most effective way to get rid of the virus. You are highly recommended to take a look at it. Do hope that this post may do you a great favor on removing such a pesky hijacker off your computer.

What Is Chumsearch.com Browser Hijacker Virus?

Chumsearch.com is known as a fake search engine, a newly created high-level computer infection. This virus is classified as a member of the browser hijacker virus family. This hijacker just looks like as a good and genius webpage as it wants to be. But, as a matter of fact, if you don’t use it you may not know how bad this virus is. When you find this website displays on your browser, in your first mind, you may not think that this website is a website and a malicious virus. As long time as you use your computer, you may find that thing goes onto a different way which is out of your control. You don’t even know how you get this virus onto your computer. Most of the time, you believe in that you do things wrong online except visit an unknown website or click on an ads. That is the key. This virus used to get into your computer through spam email as well as its attachments, malicious ads or links or pop-ups, suspicious websites and infected freeware downloads. Anyway, no matter when you are online, you must watch out on all your online activities. Please think twice before you want to something you are not familiar with.

Once this virus gets into your computer, from its appearance, it does not look much different as Google and Bing look like. The differences will show on the search result given by the search engine. The genius one as Google will provide you the things you need in deed at the links. The fake one as Chumsearch.com will give a lot of unwanted and unknown stuffs’ links. Otherwise, with this malicious browser hijacker on your computer, you will be redirected to the virus’ domain as soon as you begin to go online or add a new. Furthermore, it may change your browser settings and default page without your permission and knowledge. So, you will be force to use this fake as your homepage and default search engine. In addition, except the above mentioned changes, you may find that no matter when you are online or which website you visit, you will get lots of different kinds of pop-ups or ads showing on your screen and you can’t find a way to close them all. What’s worse, if you click on any of the ads or pop-ups by accident, which means you may bring into other infection onto your computer such as adware, spyware, malware, and other Trojan virus and so on. How a malicious computer infection this virus is! Hence, it is the best choice that you should remove Chumsearch.com off your computer as soon as you detect it on your system.

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 Chumsearch.com Hijacker

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Basic Symptoms and Potential Risks of Chumsearch.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:

Chumsearch.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

Chumsearch.com is a malicious and great dangerous browser hijacker virus which may not do anything good on your computer once it gets into your system. Once this virus gets into your computer, it will affect your computer system performance in a large extend. You may see that your computer works more and more slowly. You will get white screen and frozen so frequently. These troubles happened because of the high CPU usage of the system. That’s all due to the unwanted pop-ups and ads distributed by the virus acting on your background. If you see this virus on your computer, you are greatly suggested to remove this virus as soon as you can. None antivirus program can remove this virus completely and permanently. Only manual removal way is the best and most effective way to get rid of this malicious virus.

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 30, 2016 2:02 pm

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