I believed my computer has viruses. Recently, I got so many popups. Some of them were ads and some of them are error messages. Besides, my homepage is changed into Ucarecdn.com and it opens every time I open a new tab. How can I fix the issue?
Ucarecdn.com has been categorized as a browser hijacker. Once this virus corrupts your system, you will face sudden changes in your browser’s homepage or search engine, installation of a new toolbar, generation of various intrusive ads on your screen as well as redirection to different sites, new tabs, links and other web locations. Users may not notice it is a nasty program as it claims to be a useful search engine like Google, Yahoo and Bing etc. In fact, it does not offer useful search results. It is identified as an unsecured advertising network which is very likely to lure you into online traps. As a typical browser hijacker, it modifies the homepage and sets the default search engine for Ucarecdn.com. You will be redirected to unknown websites frequently. According to the developer, they do not take any responsibility for the run_dregol redirects. That means there is no guarantee that all redirects are safe. If you click on any of the third-party links, you risk exposing your device to unsafe websites and may be tricked into installing third-party software. Therefore, you should take it serious and get rid of Ucarecdn.com browser hijacker in time.
Though Ucarecdn.com browser hijacker is not as aggressive as Ransomware, Trojan, Worm and other threats, it performs malicious activities silently. You won’t notice its existence, so it has more time to stay on your computer and perform more activities. It’s a big potential threat. This browser hijacker virus is able to change your browser settings and make it very difficult to reverse without your permission. Once it takes control of your browser, it replaces your default homepage or search engine with unknown domain. It can install browser object helper or set a redirecting service that land you on various ads, pop-ups, banners and new tabs every time you open a new browsing session. With the browser extensions and toolbar installed, it starts displaying irrelevant search results that usually include sponsored links in priority and lots of commercial advertisements.
Ucarecdn.com browser hijacker’s task is to help the advertisers show their ads, redirect the users to certain pages that need to be promoted and make them click on the items that are advertised. Typically, there is cooperation between the developers of browser hijackers and the people who want to have their products advertised as the first ones agree to generate ads for certain products and display them to users as much as possible, while the second group usually pays for the advertising service on a Pay-Per-Click basis. Usually, you are redirected to websites that are full of ads. However, you can be taken to questionable and virus-filled websites. According to research, most victims had been forced to download Ransomware when being redirected to unknown website. Everything happened so fast and they didn’t have time to react. The viruses were downloaded and their important files were encrypted. You should not underestimate any computer threat. You may also have a hard time in reverting the said changes and removing their source because the hijacker may reappear again and again if not removed properly from your system.
How does Browser Hijacker Virus Access Your System?
1. Unsafe websites. The browser hijacker virus can enter your system if you frequently visit unsafe websites like porn websites or gaming websites. Besides, you should avoid clicking on misleading ads and random links pop up on social media.
2. Malicious software. Virus usually gets into your system along with installation of new software and media download. Therefore, do not download software, music, photo and more from unknown resources.
3. Spam Email. You may download attachments or click on malicious link in malicious email.
4. Torrent & P2P File Sharing. Torrent and files shared on P2P network have a high probability of being a carrier of browser hijacker infection.
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 Ucarecdn.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 Ucarecdn.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
Ucarecdn.com browser hijacker is an unwanted program which alters your computer’s browser settings and redirects you to websites that you had no intention of visiting. It gets your browser configurations messed up and spoil your browsing experience with constant redirection and sponsored by third-party advertisement. With the endless ads and annoying redirects, you just cannot get a simple task done without being interrupted. Banners, in-texts, hyperlinks and sliding panels meet you on every web page you open. Highly suspicious website loads automatically every time you click on a link. This intruder even is able to pause your online videos for commercial breaks. What’s worse, it spies on you and sells the collected information to third parties. It may steal sensitive information. You need to stop it before it can bring more viruses and ruin your computer. If you have no idea how to deal with it, ask experts from help. You can also use the right antivirus program to find and get rid of Ucarecdn.com browser hijacker. Some antivirus programs have this malware in its signature base while some don’t have it. Don’t hesitate. Get Ucarecdn.com browser hijacker off your computer right now.
Published by Andrew Gonzalez & last updated on June 29, 2018 9:06 am