Has your browser been performing inappropriately lately? Always been redirected when surfing the Internet to a certain webpage – Livesearchnow.com and other related sites? Cannot log on Facebook or other wanted sites? Why can’t you change the previous homepage back? Do you have any idea of this unwanted website?

Livesearchnow Browser Hijacker Description:

Livesearchnow.com is a particular webpage that shows on your browser forcibly. It looks like a real search engine that provides abundant content. But that fact is, it’s a browser hijacker or sometimes we call it a “browser redirect virus”. A browser hijacker or browser redirect virus has become an online issue/PC problem that annoys lots of computer users from all over the world. No matter what browsers you normally use to go online, it can appear on them and won’t get off easily by changing homepages or reinstalling browsers since it has already changed the default settings. This Livesearchnow.com browser redirect virus is controlled by remote hackers and all the listing results provided by it are sponsored by hackers as well.

It is believed that once this Livesearchnow.com browser redirect virus gets inside your computer, it will secretly change several default settings of your computer so that it won’t be easily got rid of by antivirus software. Where did you pick up this virus since you have been well protected by several legitimate antivirus programs? Well, this virus is so nasty that it can bypass most antivirus protection and sneak into your computer to hack your data and information. Trying to get rid of Livesearchnow.com hijacker by antivirus and other programs may not work very well as you think. If you do proceed your online activities with this fake search engine, you will get constant pop-up ads, fake results and websites. If there isn’t an immediate and complete removal, not only will other browsers get infected but functions of computer and personal information will be threatened.

To save your computer, you can manually remove this Livesearchnow.com browser hijacker by yourself by the following manual steps. Or you can get help from YooSecurity Online Experts now.

A Browser Hijacker Usually Looks Real:

How Dangerous is Livesearchnow.com Redirect Virus?

1. Livesearchnow.com can change your homepage forcibly and redirect you to unwanted sites.
2. It can bring a lot of pop ups to interrupt you from using the computer properly.
3. It can download Trojans without your permission in order to bring more viruses, malware and spyware to damage your computer.
4. System stability and data store will also be threatened.
5. Infected files can be dropped into your computer to mess up with legitimate files.
6. It will turn your computer into running slower generally till it’s completely stuck.

A Step-by-step Manual Removal Guide of Liveserchnow.com Browser Redirect Virus:

Since your antivirus programs cannot deal with this Livesearchnow.com browser redirect virus successfully, you will need to manually delete it by following these steps given as below. And in case any mistakes might happen during the process, please spend some time on making a backup before getting started:

Step 1: Restart the infected computer to Safe mode with networking. When you press the power button or restart it from Start menu, repeatedly hit F8 key; then use arrow keys to select Safe mode with networking and press Enter.

Step 2: Open Windows Task Manager to end [Livesearchnow.com]. To do that, press Ctrl+Alt+Del keys at the same time or right click on bottom Task Bar.

Step 3: Go to Folder Options from Control Panel. Under View tab, select Show hidden files and folders and non-select Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) then click OK.

Step 4: Go to Registry Editor. First press Windows+R keys and then type regedit in Run box to search.

Step 5: Delete all the following or those related to the following files.
%AppData%\Protector-[rnd].exe
%AllUsersProfile%\{random}\
%CommonStartMenu%\Programs\[Livesearchnow.com].lnk

Step 6: Delete all the following or those related to the following registry entries.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System “DisableRegedit” = 0
HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\{rnd }
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\Current\Winlogon\”Shell” = “{rnd.com }.exe”

Step 7: Reboot the computer again and let it get into normal mode this time, then check if Livesearchnow.com is still on your browser/browsers.

Video on How to Modify or Change Windows Registry:

Conclusion:

Livesearchnow.com and other browser redirect viruses can be created by hackers every single day in order to collect money from computer users. How do they achieve that? Well, since it can redirect you to whatever it wants if you proceed online activities with this browser hijacker, it can lead you to a fake sign-up web site or survey and let you enter valuable information. If it stays long enough and gets to chance to bring malware and spyware inside your computer, you will also be required to sign up and pay for fake registered versions of malicious programs! All in all, this Livesearchnow.com browser hijacker can bring other viruses in to your computer so that they can help hackers collect much more money from you! Therefore, once your browser is infected by a browser hijacker, please try to get rid of it immediately and DO NOT USE IT for online searching!

Notice: If you are still not sure on how to completely remove Livesearchnow.com browser hijacker or don’t want to mess up your files, please contact YooSecurity Experts now to let them help you out of this situation.

Published by Karen Lawrence & last updated on November 13, 2012 9:10 am

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