Aug 27, 2016 Virus Removal Guide

Hey, there. I was keeping being redirected to open virus website stuff as soon as I started to boot my browser Google Chrome. Actually, I just wanted to open Google search…Well, I don’t know what I can say now. But I am getting mad with that strange webpage. How can I change my default start-up webpage back as usual? What? It is a fake website, a malicious browser hijacker virus? How do I remove this virus? I have no any useful clue. Oh, Lord come help me please.

More Information About Browser Hijacker: virus (“TopTVTab” extension) is a nasty and malicious browser hijacker which is powered by Imali Media. This malicious browser hijacker virus used to be attached with third party application, such as freeware downloads, spam emails and its attachments, suspicious websites, unfamiliar links and pop-ups and ads and so on. So, this infection may get the chance to get into the target computer system while you are visiting a phishing site, opening a junk e-mail attachment, clicking on an unknown link or downloading an application from an unsafe source, especially after you jailbreak your computer. Hence, you should be more cautious when you are online. Please think twice no matter what you are doing online. virus mainly affects the most popular browsers, such as Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome as well as other kinds of browsers. This infection not only can attack Windows operating system (like Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, etc.), but also can infect IOS Mac computers. Once infected, all your browsers will work super slowly. The most important thing is that it will replace your homepage with and change the browser settings without asking for your permission. As a result, you will be redirected to visit its domain again and again no matter you start to browse the Internet or add a new tab. Otherwise, you can’t browse the Internet normally as before. As soon as you search something on that fake webpage, you will get to the right place you need, but being readdressed to the dubious sites. In addition, uncountable pop-ups, ads, coupons, banners will display everywhere on your browsing web screen to interrupt you and redirect you to its domain frequently. Will all things drive you mad? If you want your computer back to normal, there is only one way—remove virus from your computer as soon as you find it 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:


From the above paragraph, it is no doubt that is harmful for the computer. Once this virus got into your computer, the first thing it will do is that it will take the whole control of your online activities immediately and then redirect you to visit its own domain. Besides, it can install other malicious add-ons, plug-ins and toolbars which will mess up the browsers seriously. In addition, this virus can be a great potential threat to your personal information. Do you know why? Once infected, it is capable of stealing your sensitive information such as, credit card numbers, passwords, and the data from your browsing history, IP address and location. As soon as it gets your data, it will transfer it to the remote cyber criminals who may use your data to do illegal things without your approval. So, if you see this virus on your computer, take immediate measure to remove it completely. You are recommended to contact 24/7 YooCare Online Expert to help you remove this virus manual since manual removal is the most effective way to get rid of virus completely 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.

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