Nov 21, 2016 Browser Hijacker Removal Guide

Hi. I am trying to remove out of my Google Chrome. Since I have seen it, things became weird. I have visited many strange websites, such as product promotion websites and adult websites because of it. My browsing experience has been terrible. By the way, I hate ads that pop up on my screen without any sign. Unfortunately, I know little about computer. So, I come here for help. Hope you can help.

Brief Information of Browser Hijacker is a potential unwanted program that changes settings without your permission. It has the capability to infect many browsers, such as Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge, Safari and Bing etc. Once it is installed, will spare no effort to help its developer generate money no matter how harmful it is to your system. The most obvious symptom of this program is that you always have been redirected to unknown websites that you never intend to visit. That will waste your precious time to access the website that you really want. Besides, not all those websites are safe. According to the research, a large number of computer users were attacked by viruses while being redirected by browser hijacker. Hence, do not understate browser hijacker though it does not destroy your computer so fast. It is much more dangerous than you think. To keep your computer safe, get rid of this browser hijacker soon.

Is Browser Hijacker Harmful? browser hijacker is a harmful program on your system. It changes your default homepage into or other suspicious domain. By using registry entries, it takes control of your browser and does not allow you to change default settings back. In this way, malicious browser extensions, add-ons, plug-ins and toolbars can be installed to support its nasty activities without knowledge. Soon, you will see that various banners appear on the browser, covering the page you are visiting. To promote its affiliated product, it injects ads into your research results while those ads have nothing to do with what you want. When you browse the web, it reroutes you to deceptive websites. On those websites, they may invite you donate money by telling that you will gain much more money from this in the future. They may invite you to finish a survey which requires your personal information, such as phone number, location and email etc. They are trying to collect your personal information for money. Sometimes, the unknown website shows fake ads and cheats you to click on some links. Be careful. The cyber criminals would like to use this trick to make you download viruses. Though you may not want to visit the website, somehow a new tab will open automatically because you click on the blank area beside a picture or word accidently. Viruses will be downloaded immediately before you can react. In addition, browser hijacker displays annoying ads by taking advantage of Java-Script codes. If your computer is connected to the network connection, you may suffer from a flood of ads. It is trying to make you click on the ads thus helping its developers generate revenue. The most serious problem is that browser hijacker can collect your information by monitoring your browsing activities.

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, is not a useful search engine like Google and Yahoo. It does not help you search for useful information online. Search results that supported by are full of ads. As an ad-supported program, it delivers you useless ads with potential threat no matter you want them or not. It forces you to view its sponsored websites. More and more unwanted programs will be installed to help the remote owner to access your information. Do not allow it to stay on your computrer for long enough to have your banking detail. Though you have anti-virus program, it still can work secretely on your computer as it has a “legit” identity. It is installed by you indirectely. Therefore, manual removal should be first choice. You can remove browser hijacker manually and 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 November 21, 2016 3:27 am

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