I just clicked on a link on a pop-up while I was watching a game video. Then I got being readdressed to Search.sosodesktop.com. My computer seems working normally except I was redirected that annoying website. Why did I get this website? I didn’t think that I did anything wrong online. It was so weird. Anyway, this webpage was said as a browser hijacker virus. How can I remove it now? None of my antivirus tool works. Please help!
Search.sosodesktop.com is a newly browser hijacker which has been created by malicious cyber criminals recent days. This website is a fake search engine which pretends to be good so that you will not notice it and then keep using when it gets into your computer. But, things will go against your will after you use it on your computer. If you don’t remove this virus when you see it on your system, it is said that you may leave a great threat on your computer. This virus will bring into other computer issues’ occurring. This virus is a cunning and hard to be removed as it may get into your computer through an unusual way on the Internet. You may be unexpected that you just click on a link/ads/pop-up as usual then you get this virus on your system. That is why we say this virus is so cunning because it may be attached to the thing you can’t think of, such as spam emails, junk email attachments, freeware downloads, suspicious website, unsafe pop-ups/ads/links. So, if you want to avoid this virus hacking, you’d better to be very cautious while you do something online.
What will Search.sosodesktop.com actually do once it gets into your computer? Why we say that it will be a disaster to your computer? Once this virus gets into your computer, it may start to interrupt you from browsing the Internet normally by changing your default homepage and browser settings without your knowledge and approval. When you are being redirected to some unwanted websites or its domain automatically, it indicates that your computer is being hacked by this malicious browser hijacker. What you have to do right away is that you must take measure to get rid of this virus as soon as you can. If you ignore it, and think that this website is not harmful to your computer, then the fact will turn your fluky psychology to be completely wrong. This virus may create lots of unknown pop-ups/banners/commercial ads to flood your computer screen to stop you from using the Internet normally. If you clicked on those things, it may help to promote the click-rate of its website so that the website provider may make a profit. What’s more, this virus may create lots of rush on your computer without any reasonable reasons. Your computer performance will be greatly affected by being occupied a large part of your system CPU. Hence, what you are waiting for if your computer gets infected by this malicious browser hijacker? Hurry up! Action now! Please remove this virus with manual removal way as soon as you find the virus on your computer.
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!
Search.sosodesktop.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
(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”
Search.sosodesktop.com is a malicious browser hijacker virus which is strongly recommended to be removed as soon as you see it on your computer. Your computer will run more and more slowly after the installing of this virus. You can do anything normally on your computer once it gets into your system. The most important thing is that if you use this fake search engine to research something, no matter which key word you used, you may not get the information you want from the links it provided. If you click on those result links, had thing may be occurred on your computer. Since, those links may obtain other malicious virus. If you click on any of them, it means you may give the chance for other virus to get into your computer with your permission, such as adware, malware, warms, spyware as well as Trojan virus. In a word, this website is not a good website which may not do anything good for you. You must remove it in the first place when you detect it on your computer.
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