I seem to have a home page hijack virus. Every time I open IE, it opens Us.4yendex.com rather than my default homepage Google. I can’t surf the net, it keeps directing me to various ad pages when I click on a link, EVERYTIME!! That’s very annoying. I rest to the correct homepage and this thing hijacks it again. I just bought my laptop and the security software will not get it. Is there a way I can stop constant redirection to this site?
Us.4yendex.com is associated with browser hijacker or adware that usually affects the functioning of major web browsers like Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Opera and even Safari and directs your web traffic. This application takes control of your browser and changes your home page and default search engine provider without your permission. It alters DNS settings as well as the HOSTS file on your computer so that your infected computer will become more vulnerable to further infections. You will be always redirected to advertising sites providing coupons and other shopping offers. If you accidentally click those ads, other unwanted items like malicious add-on, toolbar and potentially unwanted programs will find the chance to sneak into your PC and wreak chaos.
Us.4yendex.com appears like a normal search engine and it pretends to be a legitimate search site with a fake Google search box. Inexperienced users may think it is able to provide useful information but actually once they enter search query, they will soon find it only shows many sponsored websites and various advertisement. By controlling the browsers, this hijacker can cause an immense problem to the functioning of a computer system. In some cases, infected users may still be able to use it to search information that match with their interests but it could be harmful if they click ads or links provided by Us.4yendex.com search. It helps install other potentially unwanted applications. Browser hijacker may constantly use your internet connection to send your private information to remote servers, as well as receive ads and pop-ups from third party servers, which causes much slower internet connection speed and overall connection instability. And it has the ability to monitor your browsing history and collect your information in order to generate more and more personalized ads so you should stay away from it.
Browser hijacker infection like Us.4yendex.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.
Us.4yendex.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 Us.4yendex.com 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 Us.4yendex.com hijacker manually.
C:\Documents and Settings\LocalService\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\*.exe
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main StartPage
Most of people who visit Us.4yendex.com usually have no idea why they would be here, since they were just search things via Google, Yahoo or just the read Bing and then got redirected to this website which is a fraudulent website in reality. And victims who have less knowledge about PC may be confused and consider this site as a legit search engine, since the developer of this website do a good job on dressing up its webpage interface, on which the visitors will see a professional-looking interface with a plausible search box and colorful icon, which will lessen or even eliminate their doubt on this website. Actually this is a third party advertising platform associated with browser hijacker, Adware or potentially unwanted program (PUP). Installation of this type of browser hijacker is unnoticeable. It downloads on the PC bundled with free software (such as video recording, download-managers or PDF creators) or from attachments in spam emails. Once installed, it alters your default homepage, new tab to its own website and changes other settings in order to redirect you to predetermined third-party sites and sell you unwanted programs or services. It keeps redirecting you to various harmful websites against your will and disconnecting Internet connection. This hijacker can cause big trouble to your system so you had better delete it as quickly as possible.
Note: If you are not a computer expert and have no idea how to perform the removal, please contact experts from YooCare Online Tech Support for further help.
Published by & last updated on May 23, 2016 2:45 am
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