Manual Guide for Removing Browser Hijacker

Hi, there. I do really need help to remove browser hijacker. It seems like a normal and useful website at the very beginning. But when I started to use it, I found that my default homepage on Mozilla Firefox was changed to The most important thing was that I couldn’t change it back to my previous one. I tried to clear my browser, but it was in vain. When I opened Mozilla Firefox, this fake website would pop up on my screen. Now, my laptop runs slowly. It takes me more time to run programs. What should I do? Who can guide me to remove it? Please help! Thank you!

Brief Information of Browser Hijacker is a kind of malicious browser hijacker. It has been defined as pesky computer infection that interferes with browser programs. It is capable of forcing browser to show one particular webpage:, inserting advertisements in other web pages, messing up search results or showing various popups in the browser. As a result, you might not be able to use your browsers normally at all. When you open the website and search for something, you will find that all the provided links seem normal as usual. At first, you maybe don’t care about it. If you click on those links, you may find that there is nothing related to your favorites, but is kinds of unknown websites and pop-ups. Due to this virus, you may not use your computer normally as usual. If you want your computer back to normal again, you should take actions to get rid of this virus as early as you can.

How Does Browser Hijacker Work?

As we all know, browser hijacker is unwanted website application which is created by cyber criminals with the purpose of hacking into computer users’ browsers. This virus used to get into your computer secretly. You will get the virus by 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 jailbreaking your computer. Once installed, this virus will prevent you from visiting safe websites like makers of malware removal software, security websites and other legitimate sites that would provide help. Besides, it will spy on your browsing activities and collect your personal sensitive data such as user names and passwords, credit card information, bank account information etc. In addition, more adware, spyware, Trojans, malware will be released to your infected computer. And your computer will run more and more slowly than before. White screen, website crashed, website redirect and fake error reports will happen again and again if you don’t remove virus in time. Hence, when the virus is detected, please use manual removal to get rid of it as soon as possible.

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:


All in all, browser hijacker is an unwanted and malicious program. This virus has the ability to attack all kinds of famous browser like Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and safari and so on. Once infected, it will tamper with your browsers through a browser plug-in, or browser helper object. Since this virus can sneak into the target computer with the help of third party applications. So, you be careful about the free software which you want to download, suspicious websites, links pop-ups and ads. If you do not pay attention to online activities, you will be in trouble. Therefore, you should be more cautious while you are online. If your computer is infected by browser hijacker, you should remove it immediately without any hesitation. If you do not know how to get rid of it, please contact YooCare Online Expert for further help.

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 September 26, 2016 3:24 am, last updated on September 27, 2016 12:55 pm

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