Sunday, February 16, 2014

Remove Browser hijacker

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What is is classified as a browser hijacker which may bring disaster to victim’s online activities. The main purpose of this hijacker is to promote and improve its own browsing traffics and rankings.

After getting infected with, computer users may be angry as they have lose the completely control of their own computer and cannot stop this browser hijacker modifying the browser settings. may not only redirect Internet browser. It also modifies the home page to set it as the default page without your permission, and the worse is you will not be able to reset the home page back.

Apart from these annoying things, virus integrates with web browser and tracks your activities, extracts your personal information and sends the gathered information to its developers.
At the same time, the compromised computer may experience slow internet running, freezing browsers, blue screen of death, strange desktop background, unfamiliar shortcuts and poor responding programs. This is because browser hijacker has occupied quite a lot space and resources which lead to the lack of memory.

All in all, browser hijacker is a big threat to your infected PC, you should get rid of it completely before it makes more damages to the operating system.

Manual remove instruction:

Step 1: stop all the malicious processes about this computer virus
Open task manager by pressing Alt+Ctrl+Del keys at the same time. Or click on the Start button and choose Run option, then type taskmgr into and press OK.

Terminate all the malicious processes of this infection

Step 2: disable any suspicious startup items that are made by infections.
Click Start menu ; click Run; type: msconfig in the Run box; click Ok to open the System Configuration Utility; Disable all possible startup items generated.

 Step 3: 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.

Step 4: show hidden files and folders and delete all the following files.
Click the Start button and choose Control Panel, clicking Appearance and Themes, to find Folder Options then double-click on it.

In the pop-up dialog box, click the View tab and uncheck Hide protected operating system files (Recommended).
Delete all the following files belong to this virus
C:\Program Files\<random>

Step 5: open Registry Editor to delete all the vicious registries as below
Open Registry Editor by pressing Window+R keys together, then typing into Regedit and pressing Enter.

Delete all the vicious registries as below:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\SEAMONKEY.EXE\shell\open\command "(Default)" = "C:\Program Files\SeaMonkey\seamonkey.exe http://www.<random>.com/?type=sc&ts=<timestamp>&from=tugs&uid=<hard drive id>"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main "Default_Page_URL" = "http://www.<random>.com/?type=hp&ts=<timestamp>&from=tugs&uid=<hard drive id>"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main "Default_Search_URL" = "http://www.<random>.com/web/?type=ds&ts=<timestamp>&from=tugs&uid=<hard drive id>&q={searchTerms}"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main "Search Page" = "http://www.<random>.com/web/?type=ds&ts=<timestamp>&from=tugs&uid=<hard drive id>&q={searchTerms}"

Video on how to get rid of browser hijacker:

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.

Method two: Automatically remove with Spyhunter antivirus software:


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


Summary: Due to the changeable characters of, you cannot be too careful to distinguish the harmful files and registries from the system files and registries. If you have spend too much time in manual removing and still not make any progress, you can download and install Spyhunter antivirus software here to remove automatically for you.

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