Browser Hijacker Removal Guide

Hello. I need computer support. I found lots of ads appearing on my screen frequently. I don’t know why. Besides, my homepage has been changed into and I can’t change it back. I have been forced to visit many websites that I never saw before. Does that mean my computer is infected with viruses? If so, how can I get rid of virus completely?

Brief Information of Browser Hijacker

If you keep receiving the pop ups, your computer is infected by a browser hijacker virus. has been reported as one of the latest representatives of its respective software group. It is one of the most annoying forms of software that can get to your computer and perform malicious activities secretly. It initially seems to work like extensions for your browser, but it does nothing good to you. It tends to modify the browser in some way. After taking control of your browser, it is able to add a new search engine replacing the old one or change the starting page of your browser to some unknown website. The problem is we don’t know if the websites are safe. The random popups can contain malware which may ruin your computer. It is suggested to remove the virus as soon as possible.

What can this Browser Hijacker Virus Do? is an unwanted program which is harmful to your device and data. After it is installed, it alters your browser and even system settings to avoid being removed and helps itself get control of the browser. It will redirect you on malicious websites, show sponsored results, throw unwanted pop-up ads and downgrade your browsing. When you start the browser or open a new tab, or other suspicious website will load automatically. When try to search for information, it infects lots of ads into the search results that have nothing to do with what you want. After you click on one of the results, you will be redirected to its affiliated websites. Most of them are ads, but there is no guarantee that they all are harmless. Even when you are visiting reputable websites, you will see a flood of ads ending with long-dead pages. You can be randomly redirected to scam websites that ask for ransom money. Sometimes, your Internet access may even be blocked. The phishing website redirected by will also drop threats like ransomware, Trojan spyware and worms on the operating system. This malicious browser hijacker virus also gives hackers access to your system so that they can track the online activities timely and cause more problems to you. According to computer experts, browser hijacker virus is created to record your browsing habits to collect your personal and confidential information. It can risk your privacy by sharing your information with advertiser and hackers. It will be terrible if it steals your credit card detail and other valuable information. It is necessary to delete browser hijacker virus soon from your computer.
Symptom of Browser Hijacker Infection
1. 1. Home page or other settings are changed on your computer.
2. You can’t navigate to certain web pages, such as antispyware and other security software sites.
3. A seemingly endless barrage of ads pops up on your screen.
4. New toolbars or Favorites are installed that give you icons and links to web pages that you don’t want.
5. Your computer runs sluggishly.
How does Browser Hijacker Virus Access Your System?
1. Unsafe websites. The browser hijacker virus can enter your system if you frequently visit unsafe websites like porn websites or gaming websites. Besides, you should avoid clicking on misleading ads and random links pop up on social media.
2. Malicious software. Virus usually gets into your system along with installation of new software and media download. Therefore, do not download software, music, photo and more from unknown resources.
3. Spam Email. You may download attachments or click on malicious link in malicious email.
4. Torrent & P2P File Sharing. Torrent and files shared on P2P network have a high probability of being a carrier of browser hijacker infection.

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 Virus Removal Guide

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

* 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:

Conclusion is a malicious computer program detected as browser hijacker. After it accesses your system, it displays lots of unwanted pop up ads and modifies the web browser’s settings to show advertisements on all websites that you are opening in the web browser, even on those web pages where before you did not see any advertisements. You may think that popup ad is not a big deal. Ads brought by browser hijacker are different from normal ads. They just pop up now and then to interrupt your browsing or work. Special browser object helper, extensions and other software will be installed to support the virus’s activities. They will slow down your connection and degrade your computer performance. The unknown websites and ads can cause damage to system infected and give rise to data threats for you by opening backdoor to other threat. After the browser hijacker collects your browsing histories, it sends the data to its developer and the developer can sell it to the third parties for money. Your privacy is at risk if you get this browser hijacker virus. We suggest you remove the virus before it is able to steal your money. You can choose you remove the virus with the help of security product with high reputation. If you don’t want to install any software, you also can remove the virus manually. Locate files of browser hijacker and remove them 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 on June 8, 2018 9:26 am, last updated on June 8, 2018 9:30 am

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