May 31, 2016 Browser Hijacker Removal Guide

I was browsing my FaceBook last night. I clicked on a link sent by my friend saying something funny. Without thinking twice, I did that. As soon as I clicked on that link, I was redirected to a strange webpage: It seemed that there was nothing bad on that website. I ignored it at the time I was browsing happily. However, my computer worked so weirdly after that. It is said that the webpage is a fake search engine. It is a malicious browser hijacker virus. This virus seems sticking into my computer. I can’t use any antivirus tool to remove it. I don’t know what I should do now. Please help me remove this virus from my computer as soon as possible.

More Information About Virus virus is classified to be a risky browser hijacker which is created by the cyber criminals to trick innocent victims to install this infection on their computer. This virus used to hack the most famous browsers on the Internet, such as Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox as well as Safari and so on. How does this virus dive into your computer with your permission and knowledge? Hackers usually attach this infection to a third application which is out of your attention, such as spam emails, unknown websites, infected links and junk email attachments as so on. So, if you want to avoid the virus, you’d better do not respond the spam email; do not read junk email attachments; do not download freeware application from unauthorized websites; do not visit suspicious website likes porn webs; do not click on any unknown links/ads/pop-ups.

Once gets into your computer, you will be redirected to visit its domain immediately no matter where you are on the Internet. This virus is a malicious and pesky browser hijacker which may generate lots of computer troubles on your computer to stop you from using the infected computer normally as usual. Once infected, this malicious virus is capable of changing your default browser setting and homepage without your approval. It will force you to use as your homepage and search engine, which may prevent you from browsing the Internet normally. Otherwise, it may add some suspicious links to eBay, Facebook, Twitter, and some other websites. Lots of unwanted pop-ups, ads (banners, coupons) will keep floating on your screen to stop you from browsing the Internet well. Every time you start a new tab, you will be redirected to this virus domain immediately. This is the most significant symptom of this hijacker. Hence, if you see this virus appearing on your browser, you should get rid of it without any delay.

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.

Basic Symptoms and Potential Risks of Pop-up Infection

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!

Manual Removal Guide: 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

Tools in IE

(2). Click Programs tab, click Manage add-ons and disable the dubious add-ons

* 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 this virus

2. End Relevant Processes

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

Windows 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 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

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 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”

Video Shows You How to Safely Modify Windows Registry Editor:

Conclusion is an annoying and stubborn browser hijacker virus which can only be removed by manual. This virus is usually associated with other third party programs which you can download from the Internet and then install on your computer. Once this virus sneaks into your computer, it has the ability to act as a platform for other infections (warm, Trojans, spyware, adware, etc.) to get into your computer more easily. What’s more, this infection may collect your sensitive data on your computer. And then transfer your confidential data and send them to remote cyber hackers without your consent or notice. It will run itself automatically when you start your computer or open a new tab. This virus will become a great problem on your compromised computer. So, in order to protect your computer, you’d better delete this virus as soon as you can before it messes up your computer.

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.

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