Diggerview.com (as known as Diggerview virus, Diggerview browser hijacker, or I Feel Lucky browser hijacker) is affiliated with browser hijackers and the ZeroAccess Rootkit that can infect a computer by exploiting security vulnerabilities. Once it is running, it can change your browser internet setting as well as the default homepage. It keeps popping up Diggerview.com which has the same appearance of Seekportals.com redirect when you try to open any other websites. It can also modify or delete your system files, which may make irrevocable damage to your computer.
While running on the background, you may detect that unwanted toolbars and add-ons may also be added without your permission, and you will be redirected to the random websites reluctantly. The main purpose of this redirection is to advertise certain websites and to drive more traffic to the same websites. When your system is hijacked, it affects all your browsers including Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer as well as Google Chrome. It is really annoying to view these corrupted pages and ads again and again, at the cost of your time. Therefore, it is highly recommended PC users to remove Diggerview.com redirect once detected.
Diggerview.com may be installed if a computer user has ever visited illegal or malicious websites or downloaded freeware or shareware from untrustworthy sources. It can cause annoying redirection to disturb users. This problem happen when you use Internet explorer, Mozilla Firefox, even Google Chrome to browse online. Once running, it keeps tracking of computer users’ online activity and causing web browser to display unwanted advertisements and pop-up windows. It poses huge risk for all the computer systems. If you have been forced to visit those unwanted websites against your authorization, particularly for this domain, you must immediately remove this malicious virus as soon as possible in order to secure your computer and prevent computer from being attacked by ransomware like the FBI virus asking for $300.
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 =
In a word, Diggerview.com is an annoying search engine. Once it gains entry the computer, it may hijack your browsers, redirect websites and modify internet and DNS settings to mess up your computer. Your homepage will be replaced with Diggerview.com and impossible to change to default homepage. It hijacks your browsers to suspicious website which pops up tons of annoying ads, pop-ups, Trojan and key loggers. Furthermore, it will install many unknown and useless toolbar, add-on, plug-in adware or other hijacker to your computer. That leads to lower performance of the computer and less speed of system progress. The most important is, it is hard to be detected and to be removed by antivirus. When you get this hijacker, the best way is to remove it manually so that it will completely get rid of the computer. If you had found your browser redirecting to other websites, you should start to delete Diggerview.com as soon as possible.
Published by Sarah Poehler & last updated on May 28, 2013 10:01 am