Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Remove Http:// Browser Hijacker

Http://  is a notorious browser hijacker. If this virus is installed on the computer, it will set your default home page and search box as All Search page ( without your permission. You should never treat this modification as an assistant for better browsing and surfing. Because Http:// will gradually eat up recourses of the infected PC and decline the whole PC performance. This website with title All Search is actually a phony search engine, you will find all your queries through this domain will be redirected to another malicious websites that contain a lot of commercial ads. The search results in this malicious website are totally different from those displayed on formal web pages such as Internet Explorer, Google Chrome or Firefox. What’s more, this disgusting virus will also automatically download other malicious programs for its own benefit which may also cause other PC issues. The security and stability of the Windows will be destroyed and gives a chance for cyber criminal to control the infected PC.

The screenshot of this notorious browser hijacker

How does this virus get into my PC?

Http:// can spread through peer-to-peer file sharing, instant-messaging network and the opening of suspicious email attachments. Also, this really sneaky virus will take advantages of security loop holes with the compromised PC and get install without users even knowing it. You also need to pay attention to the pop-ups when you search the internet, because these pop-ups may not be from the formal website but the links from this browser hijacker, once you click on it, your PC will be easily controlled by in a short time.

Two methods to get rid of Http:// - Manual removal guide and Automatic scan

Method one: manually get rid of Http://

1.End all the running processes of Http://
Open task manager by pressing Alt+Ctrl+Del keys at the same time. Another way is to click on the Start button and choose Run option, then type taskmgr into and press OK.
 Stop all the malicious running processes.
 2. Remove malicious add-on and extensions from your web browsers.
Internet Explorer:
 (1). Click Start, type: Manage browser add-ons
 (2). Hit Enter on your keyboard
 (3). Click Manage add-on and disable all the suspicious add-on.

 (1). Click the Firefox menu and click Add-on
 (2). Click Extensions, select the related browser add-on and click Disable.

 Google Chrome:
 (1). Click the Customize and Control menu button →Tools→ click Extensions

 3. Disable any suspicious startup items that are made by
Windows Vista or Windows7: click start menu→type msconfig in the search bar → open System Configuration →Disable all possible startup items generated.

 4. 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.

 5. Show all hidden files and clean all the malicious files about Http://
(1).Click the Start button and choose Control Panel, clicking Appearance and Personalization, to find Folder Options then double-click on it. (2).In the pop-up dialog box, click the View tab and uncheck Hide protected operating system files (Recommended).

(3). Clean all the malicious files about this infection as below.
%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\
%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\random

6. Delete malicious registry entries related to
Open Registry Editor by pressing Window+R keys together.(another way is clicking on the Start button and choosing Run option, then typing into Regedit and pressing Enter. )
Delete all the vicious registries as below:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Current Version\Run\random.exe"
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\random
HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run \Regedit32
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings “CertificateRevocation” = 0
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System “DisableTaskMgr” = 1

Method two: get rid of  Http:// Spyhunter automatic scan

If the manual guide is kinda difficult for you, please feel free to download automatic removal tool SpyHunter to drive the self-invited guest away.


Step 1: click the icon below to download automatic removal tool SpyHunter


Step 2: follow the instructions to install SpyHunter



Step 3: run SpyHunter to automatically detect and uninstall


Note: Manual removal of Http:// a process of high complexity and should be performed with extreme caution, or mal-operation often results in loss of precious data even system crash. Therefore, if you're not familiar with that, it is suggested that you back up Windows registry first before carrying out the manual approach, or you can choose the automatic scan – download Spyhunter antivirus software here to get rid of Http:// and completely.

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