Aug 31, 2016 Hijacker Removal Guide

Hello, there. Whenever I clicked a link during a google search, something funny happened… I was either redirected to another page (usually or I was directed to the correct page but a weird domain shows up in the transit. This problem occurred in both Internet Explorer and Google Chrome. I’ve tried to manually remove malware/adware (usually what works is deleting plug-ins in Chrome). But after I restart my computer, it happened all over again. When I did a full scan on my computer, both Norton and McAfee virus protection told me that there are no threats on my computer. What should I do? I need some help.

More Information About Browser Hijacker: hijacker is a newly created browser redirect malware which is made by cyber hackers with the purpose of affecting the famous browsers, including Edge, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Safari and so on. This virus can be associated with third party applications so that it can dive into the target computer without computer users’ attention. Generally speaking, this hijacker may be attached to spam email, junk email’s attachments, free applications, suspicious websites, unknown links, ads, pop-ups etc. So, this virus may get into your computer secretly just due to one mistakenly operation on it. Once you see this virus on your computer, it is recommended that you should close the virus immediately. And then contact a legit tech support company to help you remove this virus from your computer immediately if you don’t know how to fix it by yourself.

Once virus installed on your computer, it will take effect on it immediately. As soon as it comes, it will firstly take the whole control of your online activities and then redirect you to Besides, it will modify the configuration settings on your default Internet browser. It can also install itself as a browser helper object (BHO) to monitor web browsing activities. Your default homepage and research engine will be replaced by its domain. As a result, when you launch your browser, you will not get to the previous webpage, but go to its domain instead. What’s more, it allows other infections install on your computer without your approval. You will get a bunch of banners, coupons, ads, pop-ups, etc. showing everywhere on your computer screen, which may stop you from browsing the Internet normally. You feel really annoyed, don’t you? Removing browser hijacker from your infected computer is the most important thing in this period. Technically, manual removal is the best way to get rid of this browser hijacker from the compromised computer. You can have a try.

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 infection starts with adware called Deal Recovery. Suspicious sites conducting drive-by-download method can bring this virus into your computer. Once this virus gets into your computer, you may have to handle kind of computer troubles. Once installed, it has the ability to distribute a copy of itself on various locations on the infected computer. It changes your DNS settings, makes some tweaks on the registry, and replaces your default start-up page and research engine, which will make you being redirected to its domain as soon as you start your browsers. Otherwise, this hijacker is capable of collecting the sensitive data on the compromised computer and then transferring it to the remote cyber criminals, who may use this information to do illegal things. Therefore, in case you suffer the potential financial loss in the future, it is strongly advised you to remove from your computer as quickly as you can.

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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