Please help! I need help to remove this Search.ragitpaid.com. I have no idea how it sneaks into my computer, I never did it. It is really an annoying program. Since it appears on my web browser, I have to deal with a lot of inconveniences and problems every day. I am tired of it. I experience a lot of unwanted ads. And I find it seems my personal information have been stolen, if not how can they deliver such accurate ads to me? I am very concerned about this. Please help me!
Search.ragitpaid.com is reported to be another nasty program that will bring a lot of troubles and inconveniences. Even if the virus is not as dangerous as a Trojan virus, it is strongly recommended to get rid of it from your computer as soon as possible before more damages take place. The Search.ragitpaid.com is one the members of browser hijacker. As soon as your web browser is infected, the virus will try every effort to make some changes to the settings of it. Among those changes, one of them is your homepage domain. Your homepage domain will be altered from the preferred one to the www.Search.ragitpaid.com. Then anytime you start your web browser to surf the internet, such particular website will be presented as presented all the time.
Although the Search.ragitpaid.com browser hijacker presents itself as a lawful search engine, the users are not suggested to get closed to it at all. The ultimate purpose of the hackers who have developed the virus is to steal money from the victim’s pocket by advertising the questionable products or services of its sponsors. That is why when you type something into the infected web browser to try to find what you desire on the internet, tons of sponsored links are presented on the pages. What the problem is that in this way your search efficiency will be greatly reduced because there is little to do with each other between what you are looking for and those links.
What is worse, some harmful websites that are full of more violent threats may be included in those links. If one of such links is clicked, you will be redirected to the harmful websites. In this way, other more violent virus like a Trojan virus will easily sneak into your computer. And afterwards, you may have to face greater losses such as serious financial loss, ID theft crime and so on.
It is known to many people that the so-called freeware or shareware has become a popular method of which virus like browser hijacker often takes advantage. So to stay away from the infection of the Search.ragitpaid.com, it is needed to keep away from the freeware or shareware downloads. On the occasions where you have to install a piece of freeware or shareware on your computer, never forget to select “Advanced” or other similar options to check if there is such a malicious program as the Search.ragitpaid.com bundled to the normal one before you proceed to continue the installation process. Another way to stop the Search.ragitpaid.com infection is to say goodbye to porn websites or other suspicious websites. It is agreed that many such websites contain numerous threats apart from the virus like the Search.ragitpaid.com. So do not use your device to visit suspicious websites like porn sites.
Search.ragitpaid.com hijacks your browser to redirect your web search results and changes the homepage and browser settings. To completely uninstall it from an infected system, manual removal is the first choice because sometimes antivirus software cannot pick up the exact computer threat timely or remove it permanently. Now most browser hijackers are quite similar to spyware and adware threats and therefore cannot be removed with the help of popular antivirus products. Users can follow the manual guide here to get rid of this browser hijacker completely.
1. Clear all the cookies of the Search.ragitpaid.com from your affected browsers.
Click on the “Tools” menu 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”
To remove all cookies click on the “Remove All Cookies” button
2. End the malicious process of the NSearch.ragitpaid.com from Task Manager.
Once Search.ragitpaid.com hijacker is installed, computer user may notice that CPU usage randomly jumps to 100 percent. At any time Windows always has many running processes. A process is an individual task that the computer runs. In general, the more processes, the more work the computer has to do and the slower it will run. If your system’s CPU spike is constant and remain at a constant 90-95%, users should check from Task Manager and see if there is a suspicious process occupying the system resources and then end it immediately.
(The name of the virus process can be random.)
Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc to quickly bring up Task Manager Window：
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. Delete all the malicious files related to Search.ragitpaid.com hijacker manually.
C:\Documents and Settings\LocalService\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\*.exe
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main StartPage
The Search.ragitpaid.com may have an attractive appearance, but it is actually a malicious browser hijacker that will undoubtedly cause numerous problems and troubles for the victims. This program works like a browser add-on. Such web browsers as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer and so on fall in the list of targets of the Search.ragitpaid.com. It is agreed by many experts that this virus can work to collect such sensitive or private information as email addresses, browsing history, most visited websites, your IP address and search queries. After this, the virus will adjust the advertisements supported by them based on the information collected and make them more relevant to what you are recently searching for. That is why many victims feel so surprised when they notice that there are so many ads that are exactly what they have searched floating around on any pages.
Published by Sarah Poehler, last updated on January 22, 2017 5:33 am | Browser Hijacker Removal Guide