Hello there. I need your help. I am trying to get rid of Browserhunt.com. It has ruined my Google Chrome. As far as I know, lots of ad windows pop up on my desktop since Browserhunt.com appears. It becomes my homepage and I don’t know how and why. I don’t remember that I changed the homepage. Somehow, I have been pushed to unknown websites all the time. I also notice that I hardly can use Google Chrome to watch video on YouTube. I have to wait for a long of time while it loads. Now my computer runs slow and freezes frequently. Will it go away if I reset the browser? Can you help me remove it? Thanks.
Browserhunt.com is an ad-supported program that changes your default browser settings without your permission and makes it difficult to change it back. Once it takes over your browser, your homepage, search engine and new tab URL will be changed. Unknown extensions and links will be added to the browser. Hence, your browser will takes a long time to load. It is worth to mention that not all of the extensions and links are safe. Browserhunt.com is not a search engine like Yahoo or Google. It will not do anything good to your browser. Never believe that it is going to help you get useful information or improve your browsing experience. What you get from it are a flood of ads and random browser redirects. It can mislead you into downloading useless software and harmful malware. This will take up huge space of your computer and damage your system. You will never know what will be installed to totally destroy your computer. As time goes by, you may find that the computer will lag and fail to work properly. It is absolutely a bad idea to leave Browserhunt.com browser hijacker in your system. We strongly suggest you remove every files that are related to Browserhunt.com browser hijacker.
As we all know, Browserhunt.com browser hijacker is developed to promote its sponsored websites and related products. As soon as it is installed, it will keep working to help its developer make money. First of all, it changes the settings to make sure that it will always work. It changes your homepage, search engine and new tab URL into Browserhunt.com or other suspicious websites. Once you run Google Chrome or Internet Explore, it appears as your default homepage and starts to work immediately. Every component of Browserhunt.com browser hijacker will be loaded. This is the reason why it takes a long time to get the browser ready. Pretending to be your search engine, it hijacks the information you want and fills your search results with ads and sponsored links. If you click on them, you will be redirected to the websites it wants you to visit thus helping its developer generate pay-per-click income. Once you are forced to view those websites, you are creating traffic and viewing their advertisements there. Its developers make profit for it. You may think that it doesn’t matter. However, you must know that the hackers tend to attack this kind of website which is not highly protected and has been viewed a lot with the help of Browserhunt.com browser hijacker. Various viruses may be there waiting for you. You may also notice that Browserhunt.com appears when you open a new blank tab because the new tab URL is altered without your knowledge. It delivers ads to promote its product. When there is a network connection to your computer, endless ads pop up to fill your screen and you just don’t know how to block them. Some of the ads may lead you to malicious website where viruses hide. Additionally, it is able to collect your sensitive information from the browser, such as browsing habits, social media account information and other precious information you used on the browser. Later, they will be sent t the remote developer to make their product more attractive. In other word, it can cause personal information leak. You can’t ignore it and put your information at risk. We don’t know if the information is exposed in front of the cyber criminals. Browserhunt.com removal is the very right way right now.
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.
1. Clean Add-ons and Extensions
* Internet Explorer:
(1). Click Tools in the Menu bar and then click Internet Options
(2). Click Programs tab, click Manage add-ons and disable the suspicious add-ons
(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 Browserhunt.com
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 Browserhunt.com’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 Browserhunt.com 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
(2). Find out and remove the associated files
Browserhunt.com browser hijacker is a tricky and stubborn malicious program. It hides deep in your system. You will not notice its existence until it starts to ruins your browsing experience. As it is installed by you indirectly and disguise itself well, your security program will not detect it as a virus, leave alone removing it. Browserhunt.com browser hijacker will not go away if you reset the browser. The browser helper objects will help it come back soon after you reset it. It seems that Browserhunt.com is hunting around you all the time. Be cautious against the websites Browserhunt.com reroute you to and ads supported by it. No one knows when it will bring you horrible computer threat. Most importantly, protect your precious information well, do not give any possible chance to the cyber criminals to access them. Therefore, get rid of Browserhunt.com browser hijacker immediately. To make sure that it will be deleted completely, find out all the related files and kick them off your system manually.
Published by & last updated on August 26, 2016 7:57 am