Browser Hijacker Manual Removal Guide

Hello. Need help of removing I used yahoo as my search engine all the time. Somehow, this one appeared and became my homepage. I tried to reset Firefox, but still can come back. Not to be mean, but I don’t like this domain. Too many ads show up on my screen since I have seen it on my browser. It brought unknown programs on desktop while I can’t uninstall them. I would like to delete it as soon as possible. Can you help me? Thank you in advance.

Brief Information of Browser Hijacker is a potential unwanted program that changes the system and browser settings without your permission. This program has been spread widely as a free Internet browser extension for emails. According to the research, it supports Internet Explore, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome. It claims that it provides computer users quick access to email, such as Gmail, Yahoo mail, Outlook and Hotmail etc. In this way, it is able to achieve your trust gradually so as to have more rights on your computer. In fact, it is not a reliable domain. Not like Google or Yahoo, its main task is not providing useful information or quick access to email. If you use frequently, it will change your default browser settings with special code that make it very difficult to change back. Various ads from unknown websites will be injected to your browser. You will receive ads now and then and cannot block the ads with security program. No matter you run browser or not, it works silently and interrupts your work badly. It also collects information for its developers. To protect your computer and information, delete browser hijacker thoroughly.

What Browser Hijacker can do?

After your computer is infected with browser hijacker, things will change without your knowledge. First of all, the homepage and search engine will be replaced by or other suspicious domain. Secondly, unknown extensions, add-ons and plugins are installed to support its activities. Unreliable links are added to your Bookmarks. As time goes by, you will see icons of suspicious dictionary, media player, browser and other programs on your desktop. In reality, you don’t need them because you already have similar ones. They only take up resource and slow down your computer. Besides, most of them are ad-supported programs that will bring you endless ads. Thirdly, you will notice that search results supported by are full of ad links that have nothing to do with what you want. Fourthly, you will be redirected to wired websites that you never intend to visit. You may simply want to close a popup ad or click on a picture of beautiful clothes while a new tab of attractive ads opens automatically and quickly. That will waste lots of your precious time. Fifthly, it makes you grant it access your personal data. While you use it to login your email, it may require the users to connect their email providers and social media accounts so as to grab important information. It also accesses your browsing histories to know your browsing habits. They will send away that information to develop their new products for more profit.

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.

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search-searchleasier-com 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:


All in all, is not a useful search engine as it claims to be. Instead, it messes up your computer. Do you notice the unknown extensions, plugins and popups on your computer? The extensions and plugins can open backdoor for other malware without your approval. The popups and browser redirects will take you to dangerous websites where viruses are waiting for your visits. Trojan and ransomware will be downloaded immediately when you are redirected to compromised websites. If you leave this threat on your computer, more and more useless programs will be installed and appear on your desktop. Your computer will become slower and slower. Sometimes, it even gets stuck and crashes suddenly while you are using the computer to do important work. That will drive you crazy. Do not tolerate it. Though it is not easy to get rid of this threat, there is still a quick way to fix it. We are glad to tell you that manual removal is the most effective way to deal with this threat. Search for all the related files and remove them completely. Get browser hijacker off your computer once for all.

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 on December 19, 2016 5:57 am, last updated on December 19, 2016 5:57 am

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