Can’t get rid of Isearch.fantastigames.com/463 redirect virus? I usually use Firefox as my homepage but I noticed starting last night that Isearch.fantastigames.com/463 kept showing up as my homepage and I’m not sure what to do. It has taken over all the browsers like Internet Explorer, Firefox or Google Chrome. All your search results were redirected to the its false domain….How to get rid of the redirect virus as it changed your settings of the browsers?

What is Isearch.fantastigames.com/463? How Do You Remove It Completely?

The Isearch.fantastigames.com/463 redirect virus is one of the more advanced browser hijacking malwares hitting computers today! The Isearch.fantastigames.com 463 browser hijacker virus is one that will change the settings of the users PC to redirect to the malicious site each time the browser is opened. It infects the users computer instantly and all it takes is one click on a link or download attachment containing to corrupt files. There are many common ways the browser hijacker virus can find its way onto a computer.

The Victim said:”Yesterday evening I installed a program to view documents on my computer that were originally in a Mac format. The website was Isearch.fantastigames.com. I didn’t know that it was possibly an unsafe link, and when I started downloading the program, a bunch of pop up advertisements and add ons came along with it.” These hackers want to get this virus on the PC for several reasons. First, they want to hijack the browser and redirect the user to the Isearch.fantastigames.com/463 site where they can then further direct the user to advertisements as well as other pages that contain additional malware and viruses. The addition of these other viruses allow them to all work together attacking the PC, slowing it down and limiting the performance. The most damaging result from the Isearch.fantastigames.com463 browser hijacker virus is the vulnerability that is exposed!

Do not want to lose more data and personal information to this redirect thing? Cannot uninstall it from Control Panel? Contact YooSecurity Online PC Expert now for removal assistance if you are not familiar with any virus removing process.

Screenshot of Isearch.fantastigames.com/463 Redirect Virus

Isearch.fantastigames.com463

How Does A Google Redirect Virus Hijack Your Browser?

File Download Sites: Hackers are well known for embedding their viruses into files that they then spread all over file sharing sites. The user thinks that they are getting a free version of software or a free music CD download, but the files are corrupt with the Isearch.fantastigames.com/463 browser hijacker virus instead. This is a reason these pirated sites are such a risk. The user can never be sure that the files are safe to download, so it is always best to just avoid these sites and purchase the files and programs instead.

Email Attachments: One of the most common ways the browser hijacker virus is contracted is by opening email attachments that contain the virus. This is also the easiest way for the hackers to spread the virus to millions of people with a single spam email blast. When they hide the virus in downloads or links they must wait for a user to land on the page and actually click on the link. When they place an attachment containing the Isearch.fantastigames.com/463 browser hijacker virus in a email they can send it to millions of email addresses every hour and there will be a much better chance of some unsuspecting consumers opening the email and infecting their computer.

Visiting Hacked Websites: Sometimes they will infect other websites and when a visitor visits the site their browser will pick up the virus and install the browser redirect script. They will typically target sites with little to no security or a very weak barrier. This will then continue to infect users until the site owner realizes the security has been compromised and removes the virus from the site.

Illegal Video Streaming Sites: Video streaming sites are becoming increasingly popular and computer users are flocking to them in record numbers. From watching live event to watching new TV programs, there are several reasons why they have become popular. Hackers have taken notice and these are very popular places for them to drop malware such as the Isearch.fantastigames.com 463 browser hijacker virus.

How to Remove the Redirect Thing Without  Coming Back?

To successfully and completely remove the whole trace of this redirect thing that hide deep in your system, first of all you need to stop the running processes through the Task Manager. Next manually get rid of Isearch.fantastigames.com/463 browser hijacker from the registry editor. It will require better computer skills to do that. Any lack of experience could lead to unpredictable problems. Also, a backup of necessary files and programs is suggested if you don’t want to mess around with important data.

Step A: Open Windows Task Manager to end process related to the domain. To do that, press Ctrl+Alt+Del keys at the same time to pull up Window Task Manager.
taskmanager

Step B: Open Control Panel from Start menu and search for Folder Options. Go to Folder Options window, under View tab, tick Show hidden files and folders and non-tick Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then click OK.
FolderOptions

Step C: Press Windows+R keys to pull up Run box and type in regedit to open Registry Editor.
Run+regedit

Step D: Delete all these associating files and registry entries of Isearch.fantastigames.com/463 Redirect in Registry Editor as below:

%AppData%\[rnd]
%AllUsersProfile%\Programs\{random}\
%CommonStartMenu%\Programs\Users\””
HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Regedit
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System “DisableRegedit” = “”.exe.dll
HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Settings\{.exe}
HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\DisallowRun=””

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Summary

The virus will allow the hackers to gain access to the computer remotely regardless of where they are located. This allows them so scan through all files, plant software that will register and record keystrokes and also give them the chance to hack email accounts and social media accounts and then solicit contacts with advertisements that could also potentially contain malware. The Isearch.fantastigames.com/463 browser hijacker virus should be removed ASAP, and manual removal is always suggested. To protect your computer in time, please don’t hesitate to get instant help from YooSecurity PC experts.

Note: Still having problems with Isearch.fantastigames.com/463 redirect thing after the manual removal following all the above steps? Have no idea on how to get rid of this browser hijacker as it changes fast? Please contact YooSecurity Online Expert now to save your computer from all the troubles and future consequences.

Published by Matt Johnston & last updated on March 8, 2013 5:53 am

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