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Apr 7, 2013

How to Remove Maxdatafeed.com Redirect

Is your browser homepage changed to Maxdatafeed.com without your permission? Is your browser already hijacked by Maxdatafeed.com? From the following post, you will find an effective way to get rid of this hijacker from your browsers including IE, Google Chrome and Firefox.

Maxdatafeed.com Redirect Virus Description:

Google.com is a popular search engine that is used by thousands of people everyday. People of all ages from young kids to elderly learn things everyday using Google’s search engine. However, what if one day you cannot set Google as your homepage somehow and your browser always redirects you to other domain with fake search engine such as Maxdatafeed.com?

Maxdatafeed.com is a browser hijacker that installs together with various shareware or freeware software. It  can make users really annoyed because as soon as it is installed, it causes your default search engine, home page and new tab page to be replaced with Maxdatafeed.com without your approval. Also it can install unwanted toolbar which uses cookies and other tracking technologies for collecting information about your web usage and websites you have visited, and then these information may be shared with third parties and used for advertising. The nasty virus takes control your browser completely and blocks many basic system services.For example, you are forcibly to go to Maxdatafeed.com whenever you launch your browser, and then you will be shown a search engine says I Feel Lucky there which looks like a trusted website and provides you search results you want. However, it is a site that you should never trust because it won’t give you any helpful information. This is a bogus search engine that does nothing but delivers ads. Users who suffer from this redirect virus can also notice their computers are in a poor performance after being infected. Any delay in removing the virus completely will increase more risk of system failure because this redirect virus may refer to the ZeroAccess Rootkit which can be used to steal private information or install rogue security programs. Therefore, it is suggested to users to manually remove it so that the virus can be totally gone from your PC and it won’t come back to bother your PC again.

The following instructions require certain levels of computer skills. If you’re not sure and are afraid to make any critical mistakes during the process, please live chat with YooCare Expert now.

Maxdatafeed.com Redirect Picture:

MAXDATAFEED

How dangerous if a browser hijacker virus is installed?

Browser hijacker virus 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. Being as a redirect virus, 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 Maxdatafeed.com redirect as soon as possible in order to secure your computer.

Malicious Browser Hijacker Manual Removal Guides:

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.

Since tricky hijacker virus has the ability to use cookies for tracing and tracking the internet activity of users, it is suggested users to delete all the cookies before a complete removal.

Google Chrome:

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.

Internet Explorer:
Open Internet explorer window
Click the “Tools” button
Point to “safety” and then click “delete browsing history”
Tick the “cookies” box, then click “delete”

Mozilla Firefox:

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.

%AppData%Local[random].exe
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun “[RANDOM]”
HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\

Video Shows You How to Safely Modify Windows Registry Editor:

Maxdatafeed.com redirect attacks browsers like Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. Once access the targeted computer, it will modify your browser or your system’s settings to redirect your browser to websites you don’t want at all, and attempt to prevent you from changing your settings back to stop Maxdatafeed.com redirection. It is undoubtedly an unwanted thing that annoys PC users frequently. What’s worse, it can not be erased by the anti-virus program easily because it can escape from the most anti-virus programs. Therefore, to save your computer and personal information from being stolen, this redirect virus should be gone ASAP.

If you have no idea how to do about that, please contact experts from YooCare Online Tech Support for further help.

Published by Sarah Poehler & last updated on April 7, 2013 4:00 am

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