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May 10, 2016

How to Remove Search.socialnewpageplussearch.com Browser Hijacker?

I have the Search.socialnewpageplussearch.com browser hijacker on my Mozilla Firefox. I don’t remember when and how I installed it. My homepage is not the default one I set any more. Search.socialnewpageplussearch.com is my homepage and will not go away. After I got my favorite homage back the other time, this website comes back soon. Leave alone the homepage, it redirects me to unknown websites randomly. I am not able to stop it. Where can locate it? How many programs that are installed to support it? I saw many strange things on my toolbar. I know little about computer. Please help you delete all of them completely. Thanks a lot!

What is Search.socialnewpageplussearch.com Browser Hijacker?

Search.socialnewpageplussearch.com browser hijacker is a potential unwanted program which is brought by ad-supported program from the Internet. It is spread for marketing purpose. Product competition is pretty fierce nowadays. Ads ought to be creative, attractive and effective. However, how to make sure that customers will see them is a problem. Hence, they start to find a way to force customers to view the ads. Browser hijacker programs become their tools. After browser hijacker get into your system, it changes your default setting and homepage so as to support its activities. It redirects you to its affiliated websites and releases ads on your computer now and then. According to our virus removal experts, browser hijacker usually redirects you to suspicious websites with potential risk which brings you viruses, Trojan, worm, rouge program and other harmful malware. To keep your computer away from those threats, we kindly suggest you get rid of this Search.socialnewpageplussearch.com browser hijacker right now.

How Does It Sneak into Your System?

Many people just can not believe that their computers are infected browser hijacker or other viruses as they have advanced anti-virus software. We have to tell you that you have downloaded this browser hijacker program in a way. Browser hijacker programs usually bundled with third party programs. They will come along when you download freeware and shareware programs from the Internet. With the development of technology, several programs can be spread in one package. During the installation process, it tells you a plug-in will be installed to perfect your experience. We suggest you remove the check in the small box and not to install it. However, many people failed to cancel its installation as they did not read User’s Agreements carefully. It is a wise idea to read every item carefully because you may find bugs when you install unknown suspicious programs. To make sure that you will not download programs with virus, you can download programs from authority websites. Or you can scan the program you download to check if it is safe to use with your anti-virus program.

How Does It Work?

Search.socialnewpageplussearch.com browser hijacker changes your homepage into Search.socialnewpageplussearch.com and other suspicious search engines and makes it difficult to change it back. It adds various toolbars to your browser. Therefore, you may find that it takes a long time to load a new tab because it needs to load all of its components. To get the information its developer wants, it spies on your activities online and records your browsing history. It is possible that it is trying to access your sensitive information like credit card detail, user ID and password and share them with the criminals. We all know how precious this kind of information is. The criminals may get a huge sum of money for that and our innocent user would suffer a lot. Besides, it redirects you to suspicious websites to create traffic thus helping its developer generate revenue. When you click on pictures, search results or open a new tab, it always redirects you to its affiliated websites. No one can tell which time you will pick up virus from those websites. The information you want will be hijacked. Ads will be injected to your search results at the same time. You may find that ads pop up frequently when you do shopping online which is very annoying. We remind you that those pop-ups may contain links to malicious websites or legit websites that have been hacked. You have to be cautious with those programs.

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.

Removal Guide

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 suspicious add-ons

Manage-browser-add-ons22

* 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 Search.socialnewpageplussearch.com

2. End Relevant Processes

(1). Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc together to pop up Windows Task Manager, click Processes tab

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 Search.socialnewpageplussearch.com’s processes

3. Show Hidden Files

(1). Click on Start button and then on Control Panel

(2). Click on Appearance and Personalization

Appearance-and-Personalization

(3). Click on Folder Options

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

Show-Hidden-Files-Folders-and-Drives

(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 Search.socialnewpageplussearch.com through Registry Editor

Press Win+R to bring up the Run window, type “regedit” and click “OK”

Regedit

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

(2). Find out and remove the associated files

%AllUsersProfile%\random.exe

%AppData%\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Templates\random.exe

%Temp%\random.exe

Video Shows You How to Safely Modify Windows Registry Editor:

Conclusion

There is no doubt that Search.socialnewpageplussearch.com browser hijacker is a harmful program for your computer. It will degrade your computer performance. Your computer will run slower and slower as more and more malicious programs will be installed which takes much space of your CPU. Of course, this is not the first problem you need to worry about. You should consider your financial details and other previous sensitive data. If you do not protect them well, the cyber criminals can access them in any minutes. It will be a disaster if they grab all of your money. Hence, remove Search.socialnewpageplussearch.com browser hijacker out of your system manually right now!

Published by & last updated on May 10, 2016 12:55 pm

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