Has Google Chrome homepage kept changing to Livesearchnow.com page lately? Cannot get to any websites you are supposed to get? Have failed to change your wanted homepage back? Apparently you have been infected by a browser hijacker. To get rid of it, you will need to manually remove it as soon as possible.
Livesearchnow.com can be categorized as a browser hijacker that mainly targets PC users’ browsers. It shows on your browser/browsers and will steadily stay in your computer to constantly bring more troubles. Livesearchnow.com virus will redirect all the searching results without your approval. It is specially associating with thousands of malicious links and hacked webpages. Once you land there, lots of viruses will be automatically allowed to download so you may not even know it.
By showing on your browser as your new homepage, Livesearchnow.com pretends itself as a smart search engine which provides rich contents for you. There are numerous search engines out there so you won’t pay enough attention when this wired one shows on your browser. But if you go online from this page, you will get redirected to unwanted sites and results associated with Livesearchnow.com. Other than that, this browser redirect virus can also create system vulnerabilities in order to bring more viruses and ransomware ICSPA virus without your permission. Remote hackers can access your computer via this virus and collect all your personal information to make illegal benefits. To save your computer from more damage, it’s better to get rid of this Livesearchnow.com browser redirect virus as soon as possible!
1. Press Ctrl+Alt+Del on your keyboard or right click on the bottom task-bar to open the Windows Task Manager; then scroll down to find [Livesearchnow.com].exe and End process;
2. Open Folder Options from Control Panel, then click View tab to tick Show hidden files and folders and non-tick Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) then click OK;
3. Press Windows+R keys to open the Run window and then type in regedit to open Registry Editor;
5. Find out and delete all these associating files as below:
%Documents and Settings%\[UserName]\Application Data\[random]
6. Find out and remove all these associating registry entries:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System “DisableRegedit” = 0
Livesearchnow.com page appears to be a normal search engine that provides you abundant content. But the fact is, all the searching results are sponsored by hackers. In another word, when you go ahead and search with this Livesearchnow.com fake search engine, you will get fake results instead of what you really need. If you go on those fake results, you may accidentally allow the auto download of more viruses and malware! Why didn’t your antivirus catch this Livesearchnow.com browser hijacker? It is because this browser redirect virus is very nasty. It can bypass most antivirus protection to sneak into your computer. Therefore, to completely get rid of it, manual removal is believed to be the most effective way.
Published by Vinson J.Porche & last updated on June 7, 2013 7:40 am