May 27, 2016 Hijacker Removal Guide

Hi there. I think my browser has been messed up by myself after I downloaded a video player yesterday. For some reasons, when I open Firefox, the start page was no longer Google and it changed to without my permission. I still can type in the URL on the address bar directly to open Google, but when I did a google search, I got redirected to some ads page. I checked my browser settings, options and they seem to have no problem at all. What should I do? How do I stop the crazy redirection and block the ads permanently? Description: is known as browser hijacker that can take control of all the browsers you installed on the machine, including Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and even Safari without your consent. Although this webpage looks like a reliable search page that users can get better web-surfing experience, in fact it is just another spam search engine that can do nothing but deliver ads and promote potentially unwanted programs. Browser hijacker uses shady schemes for accessing the vulnerable PC and it mostly gets bundled with freeware applications, such as shareware games or various video players. The people responsible for redirect are good at using browser hijacker to force computer users to visit third party websites and click sponsored ads repeatedly. Thus, they can use the artificial traffic to boost affiliate payments and promote online content.

Once your homepage gets changed to without any permission, other irritating problems will occur at the same time. Whenever you are opening the web browser, undesired pop-up ads will appear and cover your screen. You may see additional banner or toolbars installed on the top of the browser but you cannot find any way to get rid of them. Your Internet connection keeps connecting. Besides, this hijacker can force users to visit irrelevant pages again and again and prevent users from going the web page they really want. In some cases it can alert search results in Google or Bing as well, so when you click on the search results, you will be redirected to other malicious pages which can be porn–related or full of advertising banners that designed by the creators to make money. It is not safe to use as default homepage, nor do users keep it inside because it has the ability to track user’s web browsing habits, collect saved data, record addresses of visited sites and send collected data to a remote server without any knowledge. Manual removal is the best way to get rid of this annoying hijacker completely.

The following instructions require certain levels of computer skills. If you’re not sure and are afraid to make any critical mistakes during the process, please live chat with YooCare Expert now. Redirect Image:

How Can Hijacker Get On Your PC?

Browser hijacker infection like 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.

Malicious Browser Hijacker Manual Removal Guides: 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.

Since this tricky hijacker virus has the ability to use cookies for tracing and tracking the internet activity of users, it is suggested users delete all the cookies before a complete removal.

Google Chrome:

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.

Internet Explorer:
Open Internet explorer window
Click the “Tools” button
Point to “safety” and then click “delete browsing history”
Tick the “cookies” box, then click “delete”


Mozilla Firefox:

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 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 hijacker manually.

C:\Documents and Settings\LocalService\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\*.exe

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main StartPage

Video Shows You How to Safely Modify Windows Registry Editor: is a customized search that associated with browser hijacker, adware or PUP. When computer users input the key words they are looking for on this search engine, they can be redirected to a page of results. But if you are careful enough, you will find that many sponsored links are listed on the top of its results. It misleads unwary users into downloading other potentially unwanted programs. Once a hijacking problem starts, you will have a big problem navigating some websites. Instead of showing the web page you prefer, it gives you an error message on the browser window. You may not be able to visit your favorite site. In addition, your default homepage and search engine can be altered without asking for your permission. Browser hijacking is not a tiny issue. It is responsible for collecting the terms of your search queries, recording your browsing history and monitoring your online activities. It can violate your privacy and interrupt your browser activities so you need to get rid of it as quickly as you can.

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 27, 2016 2:13 am

Leave a Reply

Problems with your PC, Mac or mobile device?

Live Chat Now

Thanks for using YooCare Services!

Here're some of the support team members who are passionate about their works and support our customers 24/7.

As Seen On