Mar 18, 2017 Browser Hijacker Removal Guide

My homepage has been redirected to frequently. I am unable to launch my browsers normally, regardless of Internet Explorer and Google chrome. Besides, the annoying websites present a bunch of pop-ups. I have to close endless ads I have tried many times to get rid of it but ended without success. I need some assistance to handle such a tricky virus. I know little about computer.

What is Browser Hijacker? browser hijacker has been defined as a notorious ad-supported program which is designed by cyber criminals to permeate a browser out of control. The existence of the browser hijacker modifies the default settings of the contaminated browser and takes over it completely. It performs various activities without your approval to help its developer gain revenue. Once installed on a targeted computer, the browser hijacker will mislead victims’ homepage or default search engine to or other suspicious domain without your knowledge. Even when Internet users open a new tab on their browser, the virus will immediately redirect to or some related website with a bunch of pop-ups which interrupt users’ online session on purpose.

This browser hijacker is harmful to your computer. It makes you install unnecessary video players, browsers and useless anti-virus program. Sometimes, you may see popup at the right bottom saying that there is too much trash on your computer. It prompts you to click to clear trash. In fact, it is inviting you install a browser or anti-virus program. When you use the computer to work, ads and fake notifications just pop up and occupy the screen which interrupts your work badly. Even worse, it allows malicious software to sneak into your system and damage the computer silently. In addition, this threat is able to access your browsing history and collect information from your browser. Your IP address, location, local time, accounts, passwords and other information that you used on the browser will be sent to its developers. That is not a piece of good news for you. To stop it, you must delete browser hijacker right now.

Internet users may get the redirected virus from an installation of freeware, download of an attachment from junk emails, or a click on malicious web links from a finishing website. Once attacking a targeted computer successfully in such discreet manners, browser hijacker harasses Internet users with numerous redirection and plenty of commercial pop-ups or so-called free games. The pop-ups may launch themselves automatically and swaggeringly and Internet users have no ability to disable them. There is no doubt that victims should get rid of the browser hijacker as soon as possible.

The installation of the browser hijacker offers a chance of the infiltration of additional threats on the infected computer. To illustrated, browser hijacker is equipped to introduce other malware or unwanted programs to the targeted computer. Of cause, the malware or programs are able to run automatically without any permission and do anything they can to handicap the computer. The operation of the unknown program occupies the septic system and causes an online traffic so that the innocent users can’t surf the net effectively as they should. Accordingly, victims are in dire need of a complete removal of the tricky browser hijacker.

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:


In summary, browser hijacker is an unwanted program which is created by cyber criminals to hook Internet users and take over their browser without any approval. Once sneaked on a targeted browser, the browser hijacker modifies the default settings of the browser and then replaces the victims’ homepage and displays numerous pop-ups. Internet users may get the tricky browser hijacker on their computers from freeware or some malicious programs which are bundled with the browser hijacker. Hence, please pay attention to freeware and unknown programs in the case that your computer attacked by the browser hijacker. The browser hijacker is also designed to collect vital details on the infected computer and then leak out victims’ privacy to cyber criminals for illegitimate profits. Additionally, other extra threats recommended by browser hijacker will make chaos on the contaminated system. In a consequence, you need to get rid of the browser hijacker before it messes up your computer.

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 March 18, 2017 6:40 am

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