Google Chrome was hijacked by Searchoko.com Redirect Virus. I couldn’t use it normally now. What should I do? Lots of pop-ups and ads are showing everywhere on my computer screen stopping me from doing anything smoothly. How do I get my browser back to normal? Please advise!
Searchoko.com is a completely malicious browser hijacker virus which makes your computer felt into kinds of computer troubles. This virus may not do anything good on the compromised computer after it dives into the target computer. This browser virus has the ability to get into your computer with the help of third party applications. As a result, you may not know when and how the virus’s coming. Generally speaking, this virus can be bundled with spam email, suspicious links, websites, popular free software products, infected e-mail attachments, unintentional clicks on ads or banners etc. In order to prevent being infected by this malicious virus, you should keep an eye on all your online activities. If any change without your knowledge happens on your computer, you should be cautious that your computer may be hijacked by the virus. If your default web browser starts using Searchoko.com as your default search engine, homepage or as default URL for New Tabs, we strongly suggest you perform a system wide malware scan as soon as possible. Remove the virus as early as you can when it is detected by your security tool.
According to our malware researchers, the Searchoko.com is identical to the Searchqq.com and Searchudak.com which is not a good and useful research engine. It is a potential unwanted application. Once it sneaks into the target computer, it has the ability to modify default search engine or default New Tabs URL. So, each time you start to browser or add a new tab, you will be redirected to this virus’s domain. If you use the rogue search engine to research your favorite, the links provided are nothing related to your needs, but kinds of commercial ads. This fake application is promoting vary of suspicious and questionable software and displaying lots of unwanted nor requested or required ads, banners pop-ups, and pop-unders, for monetizing the hijacked web traffic. What’s more, this virus may bring into other infection to mess up your computer system, like Trojan, adware, malware, spyware. Your computer performance will be greatly infected and decreased by a large extend. Therefore, the only way to get your computer back to normal is to remove Searchoko.com virus from the target computer when it is detected.
NO.1 In order to keep your computer safe, you should set a complex password when you register email, and often change the password. At the same time, pay attention not to use the same user name and password in different emails which are important to you.
NO.2 Check your website regularly, whether there is a website you do not see it before. When you watch films or listen music on line, the website provides link to download these, you need to be careful.
NO.3 Many people like to download some free software from Internet every day. But you do not realize that many of browser hijacker viruses usually are bundles with free software. So next time, when you download this free software, you should be think twice again.
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!
Searchoko.com 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
2> Click Programs tab, click Manage add-ons and disable the suspicious add-ons
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 Search.medianewpageplussearch.com
Searchoko.com redirection virus works with all the popular web browsers like Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox as well as Safari. It can infect not only Windows computers (like Windows 7 and Windows8, etc.) but also IOS Mac computers. This virus can record your online activities and collect your private data such as searching, browsing history, session ids, tracking cookies, account credentials and even local usernames and/or password entries. The collected data will later be sold to other 3rd party companies for marketing purposes. If your system starts experiencing performance issues, we strongly recommend you scan your system and remove all the threats found by antivirus programs. You are suggested to use manual removal method-the most effective way to get rid of this malicious browser hijacker.
Published by & last updated on November 1, 2016 6:26 am