When opening the web browser to search for something, you are always redirected to ESeeky.com or some other weird websites instead of the accurate search results you want? Is ESeeky.com a legitimate search engine? The default homepage is changed to ESeeky.com and you are not allowed to change back? The antivirus program cannot stop the annoying redirect thing? How to get rid of ESeeky.com when the antivirus program does not help?
ESeeky.com is categorized as a nasty redirect which masquerades as a legitimate and useful search engine. It is able to change the browser settings and record user’s browsing history so as to implement its marketing campaigns from which the cyber criminals can earn profits. Usually, it sneaks into the computer when you type something in the search box showing in its domain and click Search. Moreover, installing uncertified free applications, opening attachments from spam emails or downloading pornographic videos will also lead to its access to the computer.
ESeeky.com is capable of completing its installation without letting you know. Once infiltrating into the computer successfully, it changes the default homepage of your web browser and search engine. You won’t be able to use Google, Bing or any other major search engines. If you are trying to search something via the search bar it provides, you just can get some weird websites displaying a lot of suspect advertisements. There are also many malicious sites on its search results containing vicious Trojan viruses, spyware and keylogger which help the cyber criminals to record your private information including passwords, social contact data and financial details. Besides, it can slow down the computer performance seriously. The computer will be very sluggish and get stuck frequently. You will also be interrupted by many annoying pop-up advertisement windows when you are working on the computer with Internet connection. Therefore, it is recommended to remove ESeeky.com as soon as possible if you want to use the computer normally and safely.
ESeeky.com is a so tricky that it can bypass the detection of the antivirus programs. It is created via complicated techniques, so it is quite hard for the antivirus programs to detect it and remove it. Thus, manual removal is the best to get rid of it completely.
ESeeky.com is a browser hijacker which will change the homepage and browser settings, and redirect your web search results to random sites containing lots of illegal advertisements, even Trojan, rootkit or other malware virus. Sometimes the antivirus software cannot identify the computer threat accurately and timely or remove it permanently. Therefore, manual removal is the best choice to uninstall it completely from your computer. Users can follow the manual guide here to have this virus removed instantly.
1. Show Hidden Files
(1). Click on the Start button and then on Control Panel
(2). Click on the Appearance and Personalization link
(3). Click on the Folder Options link
(4). Click on the View tab in the Folder Options window
(5). Choose the Show hidden files, folders, and drives under the Hidden files and folders category
(6). Click OK at the bottom of the Folder Options window.
2. Delete Virus Files
(1). Delete the related registry entries through Registry Edit
Guides to open registry editor: Click “Start” menu, hit “Run”, then type “regedit”, click “OK”
While the Registry Editor is open, search and delete the following registry entries listed below:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings “CertificateRevocation” =Random
(2). Find out and remove the associated files of this browser hijacker.
In summary, ESeeky.com is a horrible browser hijacker which is able to infect your computer furtively. All your search results will be redirected to some unknown websites containing lots of advertisements, even Trojan viruses or spyware. In addition, it can be made use of by the cyber criminals to collect your browsing traces and steal your privacy. We suggest you to have ESeeky.com redirect removed as early as possible.
Published by Deb Mirren, last updated on August 4, 2013 3:58 am | Browser Hijacker Removal Guide