Oct 18, 2016 Browser Hijacker Removal Guide

Hi there. I need help of removing out of my browser. I don’t know how I got this, but it becomes my homepage. It appears all the time when I open the browser. I even have been redirected to when I was viewing news online. Besides, I got pop-ups all the time. It is crazy! Is it a virus? How Can I stop it? Any assistance would be appreciated.

Brief Information of Browser Hijacker belongs to the browser hijacker family. It hijacks your browser and redirects you to its sponsored websites thus helping its developer make money. To get what its developer needs, it performs malicious activities without your knowledge. This malware is very tricky hiding deep in your system. You will not notice its existence before your anti-virus program detects it. Sometimes, it even can escape from anti-virus program. In this case, you will not know something goes wrong on your computer before this threat messes up your days. Numberless ads supported by will pop up while you use the browser. That will interrupt your daily work badly. Like other virus, browser hijacker is able to infect Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, Windows XP, Windows Vista and other systems. It is not an easy job to handle this virus. We suggest you ask computer experts for help.

How Browser Hijacker Works?

Once sneaks into your system, it alters the default browser settings and installs browser helper elements to make it difficult to put things back to normal. Your homepage is changed into or other suspicious domains. When you try to replace it with your original homepage, the nasty domain comes back soon. Being your search engine, it doesn’t provide you useful information. Instead, it injects ads in the search results. The links have nothing to do with your key words. After you click on the results, you will be brought to unknown websites. Most of them are filled with attractive ads. You may think that being redirected to ad websites is not a big deal. However, we have to tell you that many viruses hide on ad website which is not highly protected. The websites can carry various viruses after they have been hacked. Lots of users pick up virus when being redirected by browser hijacker. At the same time, you may notice that ads pop up on your screen now and then. No matter when you are watching movie, reading articles or shopping online, the ads just cover the screen frequently. It will waste a lot of your precious time to close the annoying ads. Besides, you can see that many unknown programs are added to your Favorite. Strange extensions, add-ons and toolbars appear on your browser. Hence, it will take a lone time to load a new tab on bowser. The most important thing you need to know is that this browser hijacker is able to collect information on your computer. According to the research, browser hijacker is released for marketing purpose. It will try everything to access your personal data and send it to the remote owner. That may cause serious information leak. You must remove browser hijacker before it can grab your credit card detail.

Ways that Browser Hijacker Access Your Computer

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 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.

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. browser hijacker Removal Guide

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 suspicious add-ons


* Firefox:

(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 Redirect Vrius

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 browser 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


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 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

(2). Find out and remove the associated files




Video Shows You How to Safely Modify Windows Registry Editor:


As we talked above, browser hijacker is definitely an unwanted program. It makes change on your browser without your permission to support its evil activities. Not all the websites and ads supported by are safe. You may be attacked by Trojan, Worm, ransomware and other dangerous computer threat while visiting the suspicious websites. Then, your computer will be ruined by the harmful viruses. Also, the reason why you should get rid of browser hijacker is that it monitors your online activities for sensitive information. Do not let the criminals have any chance to access your information. We don’t know what they will do with your information for illegal money. Stop it right now. Locate related files of browser hijacker and delete them completely.

Can’t remove the virus and are afraid of making any critical mistakes damaging your computer? please contact YooCare Expert for further removal help.

Published by & last updated on October 18, 2016 2:25 am

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