Hey, there. I got a pesky browser hijacker virus on your computer after I downloaded a tool from an unknown websites. It is named Startjoysearch.com. I tried every mean I can think of to remove it, but none of them worked. I feel really sad and boring at the moment. I don’t what I should do now. Can anyone have any suggestion? Thank you!
Startjoysearch.com is a malicious browser hijacker virus. It has the ability to take control of your web browser by change the homepage and search tool. So you may be forced to use this virus’s domain as your start-up page and search engine. You can’t find a way to change your default settings back to normal until you remove this virus from your computer completely. At the very beginning, you may think that this search engine seems so useful to use. Is it really good to use? The fact will destroy your thought in a mess. When you use it to search whatever your favorites, you will find that it cannot offer the correct search result but just redirects you to strange sites. Your computer is completely messed up by this pesky virus. You have to any choice but to remove this virus as soon as you can.
Once Startjoysearch.com gets into your computer, you may not do anything normally on the compromised computer. This annoying virus may drive you mad. This virus may get into your computer with the help of third party applications. As a result, you may not know when and how this virus gets into your computer. When you find it on your computer, this virus has acted bad activities on your computer already. While you are online, you may see that this hijacker will throw different kinds of ads and message banners to interrupt your online tasks. In addition, this virus may record all your online activities and then collect your online data and later send it to the remote hackers. Hence, you information on your compromised computer may be in a great potential threat. Therefore, if you want to protect your data, you should remove this virus from your computer as early as possible.
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!
Startjoysearch.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”
Startjoysearch.com is a dangerous and annoying browser hijacker virus which may act nothing good on your compromised computer once it gets into your system. This virus may get into your computer from malicious websites, free downloads, strange links and files from strange person, peer-to-peer files or shareware and so on. Once it gets into your computer, it traces and records your important data like email password, bank account details and password and so on 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. No matter what, you must remove this hijacker from your computer as soon as you can. Only manual removal way can remove this virus completely and clearly.
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 April 13, 2016 5:41 am