Saturday, February 15, 2014

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How harmful is? is a notorious computer virus which is identified as browser hijacker by computer experts. Here are the malicious things virus will do after infiltrating into the target PC: browser hijacker will attack the browsers in the infected PC, especially Google Chrome, IE and Firefox. After that, it changes the homepage and default search engines unauthorized and alters other browser settings like adding strange icons on the bookmark or favorite bar automatically.

The system settings may be modified by browser hijacker. changes the startup menu to make itself run immediately when users launch the infected PC. also deletes some important files in the infected PC to block the functions of useful programs. 

What’s worse, browser hijacker can also track your browsing activity and even get access to your login information and passwords. The information about your online activity is sent to the remote Command & Control Server straight away and can be used for marketing purposes.

At the same time, the running speed of PC is becoming more and more slowly, even though you are just running one or two programs. This is because has occupied quite a lot space and resources which lead to the lack of memory.

Video on how to remove virus:

Method one: Remove virus instruction:

1.End all the running processes of this computer virus 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 this computer virus.
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 this computer virus (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 this virus.

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

Solution two: automatically uninstall with SpyHunter antivirus. 

SpyHunter is a powerful, real-time anti-spyware application that designed to assist the average computer user in protecting their PC from malicious threats like worms, Trojans, rootkits, rogues, dialers, spyware, etc. It is important to notice that SpyHunter removal tool works well and should run alongside existing security programs without any conflicts.

Step 1. Download SpyHunter by clicking on the icon below.


Step 2. Follow the details to complete the installation process. (Double click on the download file and follow the prompts to install the program.) spyhunter runspyhunter setup spyhunter setup

Step 3. After the installation, run SpyHunter and click “Malware Scan” button to have a full or quick scan on your computer.

Step 4. Tick "Select all" and press "Remove" button to get rid of all the detected threats on your computer.

Please be careful that the manual clean requires expert skills to handle. If you’re not that computer savvy, it will be very risky to process the instructions above on your own. To get resolved safer and quicker, you're advised to download Spyhunter – the famous antivirus software here to save your time and remove all the possible malware infection completely from your system.

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