Hello. Need help. I think I there is a virus on my computer. Things are changed and I don’t know how. Now Search.polebeary.com becomes my search engine and Google search engine is gone. Not to be mean, but I don’t like the new search engine. Too many useless things fill up the search results. I also see many pop-up ads. They interrupt my browsing experience badly. Besides, computer runs very slow. All those things caused by a virus, right? If it is a virus, please help me remove it. Thank you.
Search.polebeary.com is identified as an unwanted browser hijacker which changes your default browser settings without your approval. Its developer spreads it widely via the third party programs to infect computer throughout the world. Your computer can be infected with browser hijacker no matter where you are from if you visit the malicious websites or download infected programs. Once it is installed on your computer, it is not easy to detect Search.polebeary.com as a threat and remove it because it is pretty tricky. It pretends to be a useful program to achieve your trust so that you will keep it as your search engine. However, we do not suggest you use it to search for information. It only wants to deliver useless ads to you instead of useful information that you are looking for. You also will suffer from a flood of ads every day. According to the computer experts, it helps its developer collect sensitive information on infected computer. Special plug-in will be installed will be installed to support it. Hence, we suggest you remove Search.polebeary.com browser hijacker.
According to the research, Search.polebeary.com browser hijacker is an ad-supported program that is spread for marketing purpose. In order to perform its activities, it changes your homepage into Search.polebeary.com or other suspicious. Other browser settings also are altered without your knowledge. Unknown extensions, links, toolbars are added on your browser which will make your browser run slowly. Plug-in and helper object will be installed to prevent you change things back to normal. Sometimes, it allows you to change the homepage temporarily. However, this browser will replace the homepage soon. Sometimes, you even can’t change the settings at all. Even though you reset the browser settings, it does not help. When you search information, search results supported by Search.polebeary.com are full of links to ad websites while the useful information is hijacked. You will be redirected to its sponsored websites after clicking the search results. What you need to know is not all of the websites are safe. To help its developer generate revenue, it displays ads on your computer and attracts you to click on them. Not like other normal ads, when you are about to close it, you are redirected to unknown website suddenly. Once you are on their websites, they get money. In addition, this browser hijacker is able to monitor your online activities. It collects information like what websites you like to visit the most, search terms you use frequently, information you use the browser and other sensitive information. That definitely is a piece of bad news for people who are sensitive with personal information.
No.1: illegal movies or music. You may note that lots of illegal movies and music demand a certain media player. The website provides link to download the software, but you need to be careful. The malware like browser hijacker is embedded in the downloaded software on behalf.
No.2: pop-up ads. The cyber criminals usually design the browser hijacker programs very well and make them pop up in an attractive form. We have to tell you that unexpected clicks on suspicious links or pop-up ads may install this nasty browser hijacker on your computer.
No.3: malicious Trojan programs. Most of the Trojans are spreading via malicious software nowadays. Users who access these malicious programs in conjunction with Trojan virus will severally got infected with this browser hijacker.
No.4: ad-supported programs. Many people would like to download free software from the Internet. You should know that browser hijacker program usually is bundled with free software and shareware. It will be installed along with this kind of software as a plug-in. Cancel the plug-in installation to avoid unwanted programs.
1. Clean Add-ons and Extensions
* Internet Explorer:
(1). Click Tools in the Menu bar and then click Internet Options
(2). Click Programs tab, click Manage add-ons and disable the suspicious add-ons
(1). Click Tools in the Menu bar and then click Add-ons
(2). Click Extensions, select the related browser add-ons and click Disable
* Google Chrome:
(1). Click Customize and control Google Chrome button → Tools → Extensions
(2). Disable the extensions of Redirect Vrius
2. End Relevant Processes
(1). Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc together to pop up Windows Task Manager, click Processes tab
*For Win 8 Users:
Click More details when you see the Task Manager box
And then click Details tab
(2). Find out and end Search.polebeary.com browser hijacker’s processes
3. Show Hidden Files
(1). Click on Start button and then on Control Panel
(2). Click on Appearance and Personalization
(3). Click on Folder Options
(4). Click on the View tab in the Folder Options window
(5). Choose Show hidden files, folders, and drives under the Hidden files and folders category
(6). Click OK at the bottom of the Folder Options window
*For Win 8 Users:
Press Win+E together to open Computer window, click View and then click Options
Click View tab in the Folder Options window, choose Show hidden files, folders, and drives under the Hidden files and folders category
4. Delete Relevant Registry Entries and Files
(1). Delete the registry entries related to Search.polebeary.com browser hijacker through Registry Editor
Press Win+R to bring up the Run window, type “regedit” and click “OK”
While the Registry Editor is open, search and delete its registry entries
(2). Find out and remove the associated files
In a word, Search.polebeary.com browser hijacker is an unwanted ad-supported program. It changes settings without your permission. In this way, other viruses will seize the opportunity to sneak into your computer. Though you don’t visit the dangerous websites, browser hijacker will take you to suspicious websites unexpectedly when using the browser. Potential threats on those websites are waiting for you. They can attack you easily with the help of browser hijacker. Besides, the pop-up ads that supported by this threat can contain malicious links. You need know that many users’ computers had been infected with viruses after they clicked on unknown pop-ups. Do not be careless and put your computer at risk. The most important thing is, this browser hijacker may cause personal information leak. Do not give any chance to the cyber criminals to access your data on computer. Or they can use it to illegal things. Hence, remove Search.polebeary.com browser hijacker to stop its activities now.
Published by Emerson L. Sullivan, last updated on November 21, 2016 3:27 am | Browser Hijacker Removal Guide