Aug 26, 2016 Browser Hijacker Removal Guide

Hi. I need help here. My Goggle Chrome has been infected this virus. I don’t know what it wants from me. It just roots three and does not go away. Now it replaces my homepage and changes many things without asking for my approval. This virus has been too aggressive lately. It forces me to visit many websites that I never heard of. There are so many ads with attractive words and pictures. When I watch videos or viewing news on Google Chrome, same ads pop up frequently. I have to admit that ads exist everywhere, but I just can’t stand it any more. It makes me feel that my computer has been controlled by others. Please help me get rid of it. Thank you.

Brief Description of Browser Hijacker is an ad-supported program that helps its developer generate revenue by delivering ads to you. It has the ability to change your homepage and hijack your browser which is the reason we call it browser hijacker. You may think that it is a normal one like other typical search engines. In fact, it is totally different from them in terms of function. It will not help you find what you want but send you annoying ads instead. Once it is installed, many programs will be downloaded and installed to help it perform tasks. It redirects you to its related websites when using the browser. It also leads you to its websites while you are trying to close the ads that pop up on your computer. Many famous browsers have been infected with this hijacker program, such as Safari, Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer etc. It sneaks into your system along with other free programs thus hiding itself very well from your eyes and your antivirus program. There is not an option that you can uninstall in a traditional way. Hence, you ought to remove the related files one by one.

How Does Work?

As soon as browser hijacker settles down in your system, it changes your browser settings to allow itself perform other activities. You may find that your homepage has been changed into or other suspicious domains. It will come back automatically soon after you replace it with your original homepage. Sometimes, it will not allow you access the settings at all. To achieve this goal, a special browser helper is installed. Hence, nothing changes even after you reset your browser settings. program can hijack useful information from the Internet and embed sponsored links in the search results. Most of the results have nothing to do with what you want. When you click on the results supported by this browser hijacker, you will be redirected to the sponsored websites. You may think that all those websites are about ads and they look harmless. We do not agree you about it. Though they are harm in the first place, the cyber criminals would like to hack this kind of ad website which hasn’t been highly protected. If you visit website that has been hacked, viruses can invade you’re your system easily. At the same time, tons of ads pop up on your screen. You are not able to block them with the help of the security program. Its developer writes this program to promote related products by forcing you to visit their websites and view the ads. Besides, it also monitors your online activities. It collects your search terms, frequent visited websites, product you purchase online, usernames and password you use on the browser and other similar sensitive data. Related party will use this important information to develop their new products. More and more plug-ins, extensions and ad-ons appear on the toolbar which slows down the browser running. It can mess up your business day. Therefore, we suggest you delete browser hijacker right out of your computer now.

Ways that Browser Hijacker Access Your Computer

No.1: illegal movies or music. You may note that lots of illegal movies and music demand a certain media player. The website provides link to download the software, but you need to be careful. The malware like this browser hijacker is embedded in the downloaded software on behalf.
No.2: pop-up ads. The cyber criminals usually design the browser hijacker programs very well and make them pop up in an attractive form. We have to tell you that unexpected clicks on suspicious links or pop-up ads may install this nasty browser hijacker on your computer.
No.3: malicious Trojan programs. Most of the Trojans are spreading via malicious software nowadays. Users who access these malicious programs in conjunction with Trojan virus will severally got infected with this browser hijacker.
No.4: ad-supported programs. Many people would like to download free software from the Internet. You should know that browser hijacker program usually is bundled with free software and shareware. It will be installed along with this kind of software as a plug-in. Cancel the plug-in installation to avoid unwanted programs.

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:

Conclusion hides deep in your system. You may not notice it until it performs one of those malicious activities. Though it is not aggressive as other computer threat, it still can damage your system in a way. You can see icons of applications on your desktop while you didn’t install them. Those applications will take up much space. In this way, your computer will run slow and even crash down for no reason. According to the research, many browser hijackers cause virus, Trojan and worm infection. Computer threat can get into your computer secretly when you visit compromised websites. The ads pop up on your computer can carry links to malicious websites thus making you download viruses. In addition, we don’t know if the cyber criminals can grab your precious data from the developer of If they can, your credit card and other bank card detail are at considerable risk. You can’t leave browser hijacker there and allow the criminals take your personal data away. You must locate the virus files and remove them manually.

Published by & last updated on August 26, 2016 9:02 am

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