Virus Removal Help

Hi, may I know what virus is all about? Is it a good website for research? If it is good, why are there lots of unknown pop-ups keeping showing on my screen and stopping me from doing anything normal? What is going on there on my computer since was added into my browser? What should I do now? Please advise! Thank you!

More Information About Browser Hijacker virus is a newly produced browser hijacker which is said to be a similar research engine just like Google Search. It states that it will provide you useful information you need like Google or Bing quickly. It convinces people into believing that it is a practical and useful application by designing its website with “Google Search” on the name of new tab and “Google Custom Search” on the search box. It says that it is powered by Google Company. From its appearance, this website seems it is a worthy using program. However, once you enter your inquiry on the box, this fake application will direct you to malicious website with infected information links, but not the usual information link you get while you are using Google. If you still can’t recognize this fake website, you click on the information link it provides, you will get more troubles on your computer, such as countless pop-ups/ads/coupons/banners and so on. As a matter of fact, that kind of trouble is just the tip of the iceberg which may happen on the compromised computer. is an unwanted application program which may do lots of malicious thing on the compromised computer once it gets into your system. This virus can get into your computer with being attached to the third application, so that you may not know about it unless you get the warning from the antivirus program. This infection used to infect your computer through downloading freeware, visiting suspicious websites or links, reading or responding spam emails as well as its attachments and installing unsafe programs on your computer. Once it adds into your computer, firstly, it will take the whole control of your online activities and then replace your default homage to be No matter you start the browser or add a new tab, you may see that you can’t direct to the usual search web but being redirect to the fake search page “Google Custom Search”. You can’t find a way to change it back to your usual one unless you remove this virus from your computer. What’s worse, this virus has the ability to track all your online information and then collect your sensitive data (such as credit card information, bank account information, trading account user-names & password and so on.). Once it gets the needed information on your computer, it will transfer it to the remote cyber criminals without your knowledge. Therefore, both of your computer and your financial security will be in a great of danger. So, if you want to protect your computer, you should remove virus from your computer as soon as you detect it on your system 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.

A Screenshot of Infection


Basic Symptoms and Potential Risks of 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 virus is a dangerous computer infection which may perform several actions when executed. This infection can spread in a variety of ways. Cyber criminals used to attach this virus to the third party program, such as spam emails, freeware downloads, suspicious website, unknown links/pop-ups/ads. Once your computer gets infected, this browser hijacker may control your Internet browsers (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, etc.) by altering search results and gaining online profit for its authors. As soon as you boot your computer, it may run itself and conduct lots of activities at your background. It may create files on different target locations on your computer so that you may not detect it easily with general antivirus programs. In a word, is a malicious and unwanted program which should be removed as early as you can. In order to remove it completely, you are recommended to use manual removal guide to eliminate this infection off your compromised computer quickly and permanently.

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 on July 22, 2016 6:09 am, last updated on July 22, 2016 6:09 am

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