Are your browsers redirected to IP address 126.96.36.199? How does it happen and you are not sure how to remove this virus? Read the following post to know about this redirect virus and remove it as quickly as you can.
188.8.131.52 belongs to google redirect virus that can perform many corrupted actions on the infected computer. Once downloaded, it can cause annoying search redirecting activity on the compromised web browser. When this virus exists on your computer system, you will be in a hard time while searching up something by Google, Bing as well as other search engines. Although it still goes to one of the listed resulting websites, soon you will get redirected to random websites and even to 184.108.40.206. which is an unsafe website, pretends to be a legitimate search engine, and is related to malware threats including Google Redirect Virus and ZeroAccess rootkit. This IP address will not provide you any reliable search results related to your queries but just increase the risk of your security. This tricky virus is always designed by the criminals to generate illegal revenue. Once detect, an immediate removal is needed.
Homepage is changed without any permission.
Desktop background is gone somehow.
Browser setting is modified.
Browsers like IE and Firefox work slowly.
Registry files are corrupted.
1. Reboot your computer to safe mode with networking. As your computer restarts but before Windows launches, tap “F8” key constantly.
2. 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.
3. Open Registry entries. Find out the malicious files and entries and then delete all.
Attention: Always be sure to back up your PC before making any changes.
a. Press the “Start” button and then choose the option “Run”. In the “Open” field, type “regedit” and click the “OK” button.
b. All malicious files and registry entries that should be deleted:
[random].exe in hard drive
If you failed to remove this malware with the instructions above or need any assistant, you are welcome to contact YooCare experts to resolve all the problems completely.
Published by Sarah Poehler, last updated on August 18, 2012 4:15 am | Browser Hijacker Removal Guide