Get infected with the annoying Xfinity.comcast.net browser redirect virus? I have the Comcast virus on my mac. How do I get rid of it? You definitely come to the right place. Xfinity.comcast.net is a tricky virus and no antivirus can handle it. This post will show you the manual removal guide to help you get rid of Xfinity.comcast.net virus completely.
Xfinity.comcast.net is a malicious browser redirect virus which can cause annoying browser issues and threat your private information. Inexperienced computer users may be easily cheated by its professional appearance, but it will sneak into your computer system without your permission if you click on those links on its website. Besides, you may also get Xfinity.comcast.net virus from downloading unknown “free” software, opening unknown e-mail attachments or visiting malicious web site. Xfinity.comcast.net is able to infect all kinds of browsers, such as Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox.
Once Xfinity.comcast.net has finished its installation into your computer system, it will change your browser settings, DNS settings, HOSTS settings as well as important system settings. At first, it will change and lock your default homepage and search engine, simultaneously redirect all your search results of Google, Yahoo, Bing and other major search engine to some weird websites. Some of those websites display a lot of fake ads from which the cyber criminals can make money. Some other websites even contain dangerous Trojan virus or malware. Furthermore, it will constantly interrupt your work on the infected computer by countless pop-ups. You will find that your computer runs very slow like a snail and then a complete computer crash will happen if you don’t remove it as soon as possible. What is worse, Xfinity.comcast.net is bundled with rootkit and Trojans which can monitor your online behaviors to steal your sensitive information and confidential data including finical information and social security numbers for illegal use. We kindly suggest the virus should be completely removed from your computer as quickly as possible before more damages and losses.
Reinstalling browser is useless as Xfinity.comcast.net virus is hiding deep in your computer system and it can automatically reanimate itself. Moreover, it contains a rootkit component which is to conceal the presence of itself in the infected computer and disable various legitimate antiviruses. So this stubborn virus needs manually removal with expert skills so that it is completely kicked off from your computer.
Xfinity.comcast.net is a high-risk 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 including An Garda Síochána.Ireland’s National Police Service 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. Clean cookies
* Internet Explorer: Tools → Internet Options →the General tab, Delete the Cookies button can be directly seen in IE6, IE7 is to click the Delete Browsing History button then tick Cookies and click Delete.
* Firefox: Tools → Options → Privacy → Remove Individual Cookies → Delete corresponding cookies in the cookies showing box.
* Opera: Tools → Preferences → Advanced → Cookies →Delete corresponding cookies in Management Cookies.
2. Clean add-ons and extensions
* Internet Explorer:
(1). Click Start, type: Manage browser add-ons
(2). Hit Enter on your keyboard
(3). Click Manage add-ons and disable all the suspicious add-ons.
（1）. Click the Firefox menu and click Add-ons
(2). Click Extensions, select the related browser add-ons and click Disable.
* Google Chrome:
(1). Click the Customize and Control menu button → Tools → click Extensions
(2). Select the related Extension and click Disable.
3. 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.
4. Delete virus files
Find out and remove the associated files of this browser hijacker virus.
%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\.dll HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “.exe”
In one word, Xfinity.comcast.net is a dangerous and notorious redirect virus which is designed by nasty cyber criminals to earn money. It disguises as a legitimate website to earn your trust. When it gets into your computer system, it will redirect you to some malicious websites without your allowance. The cyber criminals can intrude your computer to steal your privacy for illegal use via the virus. Furthermore, it can disable your antivirus leaving your computer in a high-risk condition. Therefore, we strongly recommend you to remove it as soon as possible to avoid more damages and losses.
Published by Andrew Gonzalez & last updated on February 12, 2014 5:08 pm