If your web browser starts behaving strangely and it keeps sending you to Search.mykotlerino.com or changing your default homepage and search provider, then your computer must be hijacked by a browser redirecting malware or infected by an adware. Browser hijacker is hard to be deleted from a PC. When you go to control panel, you will not know which program caused you the hijacker and even though you found it and deleted it, the problem was still there. The hijacker has to be deleted manually so that it can be kicked off from your machine for good.
Search.mykotlerino.com is a browser hijacker that created by hackers solely to direct Web surfers to pages hosting malware and increase website traffic. It changes your browser settings, replaces your search provider, adds unwanted extensions and bookmarks without your permission. At first sight, this website looks like those regular search page such as Yahoo, Google or Bing, but actually it just offers fraudulent search results to its users. It claims to offer convenient web search, homepage, and default search but actually it just delivers ads and forces your web browser to malicious websites constantly. A browser hijacker must have a great effect on the functioning of user’s computer. It may disconnect your Internet, slow down Internet speed and even monitor your browsing activities. In some cases, it could result in many serious computer problems like blue screen of death, system crash or other program malfunction issues as well.
It belongs to browser hijacker virus which can totally mess up your browser setting.
It changes your default DNS configuration and blocks you accessing your favorite sites.
It may install some malware in your computer to make bad influence without your consent.
It degenerates your computer performance gradually.
Browser hijacker infection like Search.mykotlerino.com 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.
1. You keep getting random pop-ups opening in new browser tabs.
2. When clicking on Google search links you get taken to sites that have nothing to do with the subject you searched for.
3. Anti-virus and firewall software won’t start.
4. Internet stops working.
5. Unknown software has been installed without your authorization.
6. You can’t access reputable sites unless you type the URL into the navigation bar
Search.mykotlerino.com 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.
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.
Open Internet explorer window
Click the “Tools” button
Point to “safety” and then click “delete browsing history”
Tick the “cookies” box, then click “delete”
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 Search.mykotlerino.com Virus 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 Search.mykotlerino.com hijacker manually.
C:\Documents and Settings\LocalService\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\*.exe
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main StartPage
Search.mykotlerino.com is an ad-supported search engine associated with browser hijacker or redirect malware. It usually gets bundled to freeware or shareware applications. Once installed it can modify homepage of the default browser and set its domain as the main page without asking for any permission. It aims to hijack all Internet browsers you’ve installed including IE, Firefox, Chrome. Some inexperienced users may think it as a legit search engine and still keep it on the computer. As time goes by, they start having serious problems on the computer. You will find that your browser can’t work normally because it keeps freezing all the time. You can’t get information you want when you search information on Google. Every time you open your browser, you will always get error messages telling you that Internet Explorer is not responding. Search.mykotlerino.com also has the ability to collect user’s browsing history and other information. It is an annoying threat created purposely for marketing, commercial and publicity purposes. Therefore, you are recommended to remove it from your infected PC instantly.
Published by & last updated on April 17, 2016 10:22 am