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Web-start.org Redirect Virus Removal Guide

Hey, there. What will you do if your computer gets infected by Web-start.org Redirect Virus? Will you ignore it and then set it as trusted website? Or will you take action immediately to get rid of this virus? No matter what you do, you should keep in mind that this website is a fake search engine. It can’t offer anything you need. Please review the following post on how to get rid of this virus by manual in details. You maybe get some ideas on what you should do next once your computer is infected. Best wishes!

More Information about Web-start.org Browser Hijacker:

Web-start.org is a fake and unwanted website application which is part of Adware/Shortcut Hijacker virus. It has been classified as a member of malicious browser hijacker virus. It is said that this virus is capable of changing your installed browser’s shortcuts and modifying your default homepage and search engine without your permission. Thus, each time when you start to browse, you will be redirected to Web-start.org automatically. What’s worse, you can’t change your previous start-up page back as before. You don’t even know how malicious this virus can be, do you? Once installed, kinds of various pop-ups, ads, banners, shortcuts, may display everywhere on your desktop and website screen. You can’t find a way to close them completely since they can pop up again automatically after you close the windows. In addition, this virus has the ability to change your DNS settings. So, sometime, while you are browsing the Internet, you can’t visit websites normally or will be locked out from some websites. One word, once infected, your computer will have to face kinds of computer troubles and errors. If you want to get your computer back to normal again, you are suggested to get rid of Web-start.org redirect virus as soon as you can.

How Did Web-start.org Redirect Virus Get into Your Computer?

Web-start.org Redirect Virus can get into the target computer by using various online channels. This cunning virus can sneak into your computer while you are installing downloaded free applications. It can be attached to the installed programs as incidental program. Therefore, it is important that you pay attention to the license agreements and installation screens when you are installing anything off of the Internet. You should always select Custom or Advanced installation option so as to avoid other third party programs be installed on your computer. Furthermore, if the license agreement or installation screens state that they are going to install a toolbar or other unwanted adware, you’d better to cancel the installation. Otherwise, this virus can dive into your computer through the help of spam emails, junk email attachments, malicious websites, unsafe links, pop-ups, ads and so on. Thus, you should pay more attention to all online activities. You should be more careful and cautious while you are browsing. If your computer is infected by Web-start.org Redirect Virus, please remove it without any hesitation.

Processing manual removal should have a certain level of computer literacy. If you are not sure how to start or afraid of making any critical damage on the computer system, please open a live chat with YooCare Expert now!

A Screenshot of Web-start.org Infection

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Basic Symptoms and Potential Risks of Web-start.org 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:

Web-start.org 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

From the precious analysis, you can see that Web-start.org browser hijacker is a pesky and risky computer infection. It was created to force your browser to use a homepage that you did not request. It may create different kinds of computer troubles for you. Sometimes, you may see fake errors from your security tools. In addition, this virus has the ability to bring into other malicious infections like Trojans, adware, malware and spyware on your computer. Unfortunately, antivirus program can’t remove this vicious virus from the compromised computer completely since I did try Norton & AVG as well as other security programs. If you want to get rid of this virus completely, you should use manual removal method to eliminate it as quickly as you can as manual removal is the only way to remove it.

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 & last updated on October 21, 2016 1:23 pm

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