Hey, there? My browser is working weird. Serval days ago, everything was good. It was from yesterday, I found this problem. I can’t use other search engines except the one on the Mandami.ru page. And my homepage and new tab URL has all changed. Every time I want to go to my homepage by clicking the button in the tool bar or open a new tab, it directs me to the Mandami.ru or relevant things. Oh, I don’t like it at all. I want to restore everything. Please help!!
From the name of “Mandami.ru”, it is easy for us to relate it to something about Russia. Yes, Mandami.ru virus is recognized as a kind of browser hijackers which is said to be designed to mainly select Russian-speaking computer users as their targets. And this seems to be true when we take a look at the main page of the hijacker. On the main page of the Mandami.ru virus, you can find things such as news, horoscopes, weather forecast and other information which are all written in the Russian language. It is really a long page and seems to be as long as annoying endless if you don’t like it. At the top of the page of Mandami.ru, there is a seemingly useful search engine which will stay on the top when you scroll down and try to get to the end of the page. Although the search engine looks simple and neat, it is not advised to search things with it when you are surfing the internet. Because the search results has been modified to the advantage of the designers and partners of the hijacker. A great many of sponsored links may be injected into the result page. And what is more upsetting is that, among these links, some of them can be seriously dangerous and frightening. Because they will lead you to visit an infected website when you carelessly click on them, and greater threats such as Trojan viruses will thus sneak into your computer and turn the situation into a heavier disaster.
As all the browser hijackers, Mandami.ru is also designed to have the ability to make a change to the web browsers’ settings. You may like to make some customizations for your browser, for example, to use such reliable search engines as Yahoo, Bing or Google as your preferred search engine. You may like to set your homepage as the domain address that you frequently use in your daily life and daily work. You may like to have the new tab URL fixed to be a certain regular page or just make it stay blank anytime you open up a new tab. All these can be easily set up without infecting with the Mandami.ru hijacker virus. Thus you can make the browser work in a way that accords with your habits or preferences. But if you have infected with the Mandami.ru, the only thing you can get is the inconvenience and trouble it causes.
Browser hijackers like Mandami.ru are usually bundled together with the free software you download from unsafe websites or sources for program downloads. So bear in mind that if you want to download softwares, please go to the official websites of the programs you want to download or go to reputable websites which provide all kinds of programs. In the process of installing a program, carefully read about provided documents such as Installation Agreement, EULA. If you find some clauses will put you at risk, for example, collecting private data from your computer, you should stop the installation. At last, whenever installing a program, never forget to select “Advanced” or “Custom” to have a look at what programs will be installed into your computer. Malicious programs like Mandami.ru are often installed secretly when “Quick” and similar options are checked during the process of installing a program.
Mandami.ru hijacks your browser to redirect your web search results and changes the homepage and browser settings. To completely uninstall it from an infected system, manual removal is the first choice because sometimes antivirus software cannot pick up the exact computer threat timely or remove it permanently. Now most browser hijackers are quite similar to spyware and adware threats and therefore cannot be removed with the help of popular antivirus products. Users can follow the manual guide here to get rid of this browser hijacker completely.
1. Clear all the cookies of the Mandami.ru from your affected browsers.
Click on the “Tools” menu and click the “Clear browsing data” button.
Select “Delete cookies and other site data” to delete all cookies from the list.
Open Internet explorer window
Click the “Tools” button
Point to “safety” and then click “delete browsing history”
Tick the “cookies” box, then click “delete”
Click on Tools, then Options, select Privacy
Click “Remove individual cookies”
In the Cookies panel, click on “Show Cookies”
To remove a single cookie click on the entry in the list and click on the “Remove Cookie”
To remove all cookies click on the “Remove All Cookies” button
2. End the malicious process of the Mandami.ru from Task Manager.
Once Mandami.ru hijacker is installed, computer user may notice that CPU usage randomly jumps to 100 percent. At any time Windows always has many running processes. A process is an individual task that the computer runs. In general, the more processes, the more work the computer has to do and the slower it will run. If your system’s CPU spike is constant and remain at a constant 90-95%, users should check from Task Manager and see if there is a suspicious process occupying the system resources and then end it immediately.
(The name of the virus process can be random.)
Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc to quickly bring up Task Manager Window：
3. Show hidden files and folders.
Open Folder Options by clicking the Start button, clicking Control Panel, clicking Appearance and Personalization, and then clicking Folder Options.
Click the View tab.
Under Advanced settings, click Show hidden files and folders, uncheck Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then click OK.
4. Delete all the malicious files related to Mandami.ru hijacker manually.
C:\Documents and Settings\LocalService\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\*.exe
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main StartPage
If you have been infected with the Mandami.ru virus, the browser will be set up according to the requirements of the designer and sponsors of the virus. You will be blocked from accessing the search engines like Google or Yahoo. Only the search engine of the virus is available for you to use. What is worse, that only search engine will give you nothing but something that full of commercial links and most of time dangerous things. Both your homepage and new tab URL will be altered to be what they want to push you aggressively to help them make more money. The Mandami.ru virus is not dangerous itself, but its initiating redirects and delivering commercial content is a potential threat to your computer. So it is advised you remove Mandami.ru completely from your computer as long as found infected with it.
Published by & last updated on October 25, 2016 3:40 pm