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Jun 11, 2016

Home.searchreveal.com Browser Hijacker Removal Guide

Hey, there, I was browsing the Internet searching a travel hotel on New York. Just with a sudden, an ads window about hotel popped up on my computer screen. Without thinking twice, I clicked on that ad link. However, things were out of your attention. Home.searchreveal.com browser hijacker got into your computer. The most obvious thing is that as soon as you add a new tab, you will be redirected to this virus’s domain automatically. My homepage was changed by this virus secretly. I got lots of computer troubles on my computer. This virus drove me mad. I want to remove it as soon as I can. But none of my antivirus programs works. What should I do now? Please help!

A Detailed Introduction Of Home.searchreveal.com Virus

Home.searchreveal.com virus is a newly created computer infection which has the ability to change all your browser settings and default home webpage. This malicious virus can get into your computer acts as a new plug-in to infect your browser more easily. This virus is capable of infecting all your browsers on your computer once it gets into your compromised computer. In one word, once this virus gets into your computer, it will not do anything good for you, but only harmful activities. Let’s see how this virus gets into your computer without your attention. Commonly, this virus will be spread on the widely used Internet through third applications. This infection may get into your computer while you are browsing the malicious website/ads/links/pop-up; while you are reading the junk email as well as its attachments; while you are downloading the unsafe “free” applications. Now you can see that, how cunning these vicious cyber criminals are! These evil hackers may manage every means to trick you to add this fake webpage plug-in onto your browser. So, you have to think twice before you add anything new to your computer, especially for the thing which you are not familiar with!

As it was mentioned at the precious paragraph, Home.searchreveal.com is a completely fake and pesky search engine website. Once this malicious browser hijacker gets into your computer, you will be forced to execute all your searches on its domain. As a matter of fact, if you use this fake website to search your favorite, you may see that this malicious virus can change the adjustment of your settings, modification of search results, tracking of your data and throws your computer system in disarray. This fake program does not do the good things as it is promoted to do. In addition, due to this fake website, you will get lots of unwanted and malicious pop-up/commercial ads flooding your computer screen to prevent you from browsing the Internet normally on the infected computer. Otherwise, there is also a great potential threat on the compromised computer. This malicious virus may bring other evil virus into your computer, such as Trojans, adware, malware, spyware as well as other fake warnings. Therefore, if you want to keep your computer safe and working normally, you’d better remove this malicious browser hijacker from your infected computer as soon as you can.

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 Home.searchreveal.com 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:

Home.searchreveal.com 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

As the above stated, Home.searchreveal.com is a dangerous and annoying browser hijacker virus which takes the liberty to rearrange your composed results. Besides, all the results links from this fake search engine are mostly infiltrated with advertisements, other malware links. What’s more, this infection has the ability to trace all your online activities and collect your sensitive data such as bank account information, credit card information, log-in user-names and password and so on. As soon as it gets this data, it will send it to the remote hackers at the background who may use your data to do illegal things without your approval. Hence, all your data will be in danger of being revealed. It is strongly recommended you get rid of this malicious browser hijacker as early as possible before this vicious virus messes up your whole computer system.

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.

Published by & last updated on June 11, 2016 12:08 am

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