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