Aug 26, 2016 Browser Hijacker Removal Guide

Somehow, becomes my homepage. I didn’t remember that I have changed my browser settings. How come it took the place of my favorite homepage without my permission? Many strange things are added to my toolbar. I even don’t know what their functions are. When I was visiting other website, it always redirects me to random websites. There are so many annoying ads. I can’t stand it any more. I reinstalled my Google Chrome, but it didn’t help. I have no idea where I can uninstall it. Is there any computer expert can help me fix it? Any assistance will be appreciated.

Brief Description of Browser Hijacker is one of the harmful browser hijackers that bring you various unknown advertisements and sponsored links. It is capable of infecting many operating systems, such as Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows7, Windows 8, etc. Though it looks like a normal internet search engine, it will definitely ruin your browsing experience instead of improving it. It changes your browser settings and your homepage without asking for your approval. According to the research, its developer creates and spreads it for marketing purpose. To promote its affiliated products, it displays various ads and redirects you to the sponsored websites. Many useless programs will be installed which slows down your computer. We advise you remove this browser hijacker out of your system right now.

How to Avoid Browser Hijacker?

Commonly, browser hijacker is bundled with third party software. Its developer bundles browser hijacker program with the free software that is famous among computer users. It will be installed along with the free software as a plug-in. We suggest you cancel the option to install plug-in to avoid unwanted and harmful programs when installing unknown free software. Besides, your browser will be infected after you click on pop-up ads to visit unknown websites. You may download ad-supported program and install browser hijacker program if you click on picture or link accidently on websites. Next time, be careful with those pop-up ads from unknown companies and do not visit malicious websites to keep your computer away from nasty programs.

How does it Work?

Once browser hijacker is installed on your computer, it will change your homepage into or other suspicious website. A “helper object” will be installed to make it difficult for you to change your browser settings and take your original homepage back. To promote its related products, it spies on your browsing activities and collect important information. It will record the websites you visit the most, terms you use to search, usernames and passwords you use on your browser and other similar important information. Additionally, it redirects you to and other unknown websites frequently. It hijacks important information you want and injects ads into your search results. When you click on the search results supported by this search engine, it redirects you to its sponsored websites. It will create traffic on those websites and make them popular in way thus helping its developer generate revenue. We have to tell you not all those websites are safe to visit. Though they are not built to spread viruses, they are easily hacked and infected with viruses. Malicious malware like viruses, worms and Trojans can attack your computer in any minute on this kind of websites. Hence, do not ignore this browser hijacker program. Stop it right now.

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


* Firefox:

(1). Click Tools in the Menu bar and then click Add-ons


(2). Click Extensions, select the related browser add-ons and click Disable

* Google Chrome:

(1). Click Customize and control Google Chrome button → Tools → Extensions


(2). Disable the extensions of

2. End Relevant Processes

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


*For Win 8 Users:

Click More details when you see the Task Manager box


And then click Details tab


(2). Find out and end’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


Click View tab in the Folder Options window, choose Show hidden files, folders, and drives under the Hidden files and folders category


4. Delete Relevant Registry Entries and Files

(1). Delete the registry entries related to 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

(2). Find out and remove the associated files




Video Shows You How to Safely Modify Windows Registry Editor:


All in all, is not trustworthy. Useful search engine with good reputation will not take place of your homepage and change your settings without asking for permission. To support its activities, more useless ad-supported programs will be installed. You may find that many unknown icons appear on your desktop. Strange add-ons, extensions and toolbars are added to your browser. Your computer will run slower and slower. The most serious problem is that it can access your sensitive information on your computer and can make you pick up virus on unknown websites. Do not hesitate to remove it. The longer it stays on your computer, the more damage it will do to your computer.

Published by & last updated on August 26, 2016 8:55 am

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