Pvp5games.org is categorized as a browser hijacker virus that can modify the settings of your browser such as Internet Explorer, Firefox or Google Chrome and cause serious problems to your computer. It hijacks your homepage and doesn’t allow you to change it back. Ways to get infected by this search hijacker are constant browsing of risky web sites and downloading of suspicious files from file-sharing servers. Many people believe that browser hijackers were designed for simple annoyance. However, it still has many hidden dangers that compromises computer.
Once it enters the computer, it points your browser to vicious websites that contains lots of malware and spyware. Mainly, it takes you to Pvp5games.org when you try to open a tab or try to search something. Victims of the this redirect virus will experience endless redirect to blank webpages. The blank page will display error like “This webpage can not be found” or “Oops! Google Chrome could not connect to pvp5games.org”. This hijacker will often be accompanied by unwanted advertisements and pop-up windows. It may be caused by a toolbar installed by the victims themselves, either deliberately or bundled along with low quality freeware programs. As mentioned above, it is no doubt for users to have this malware removed at once, avoiding further damages to the computer.
Homepage is changed without any permission.
Desktop background is gone somehow.
Browser setting is modified.
Browsers like IE and Firefox works slowly.
Registry files are corrupted.
Considering this malware can’t be fixed by any security tools, uses can use the manual guide below to fix this issue without any risk.
1. Clear all the cookies of your affected browsers.
Click on the “Tools” menu and select “Options”.
Click the “Under the Bonnet” tab, locate the “Privacy” section and click the “Clear browsing data” button.
Select “Delete cookies and other site data” to delete all cookies from the list.
Open Internet explorer window
Click the “Tools” button
Point to “safety” and then click “delete browsing history”
Tick the “cookies” box, then click “delete”
Click on Tools, then Options, select Privacy
Click “Remove individual cookies”
In the Cookies panel, click on “Show Cookies”
To remove a single cookie click on the entry in the list and click on the “Remove Cookie button”
To remove all cookies click on the “Remove All Cookies button”
2. Remove all add-ons and extensions
Google Chrome: Wrench Icon > Tools > Extensions
Mozilla Firefox: Tools > Add-ons (Ctrl+Shift+A)
Internet Explorer: Tools > Manage Add-ons
3. Show hidden files and folders.
Open Folder Options by clicking the Start button, clicking Control Panel, clicking Appearance and Personalization, and then clicking Folder Options.
Click the View tab.
Under Advanced settings, click Show hidden files and folders, uncheck Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then click OK.
4. Remove all the malicious files manually.
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyOverride = *.local
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar,LinksFolderName =
Tracking999.com is classified as a tricky hijacker virus that can do many harmful things by taking over your browser and redirecting to malicious and risky web sites without your permission. Ways to get infected by this search hijacker are constant browsing of risky web sites and downloading of suspicious files from file-sharing servers. Once downloaded, you can’t find any traces of this virus by running security scan. Also it is suggested users don’t spend time trying to change browser to stop these attacks, it is totally useless even if you reinstall your browser. In a word, this is an aggressive virus that is able to compromise your web browser and change your default search engine and homepage. It needs and only can be removed manually with expertise.
Published by Sarah Poehler & last updated on June 3, 2013 5:37 am