Why does this EZPowerAds.com redirect page always pull up and hide itself? And a box in the lower corner that pops up when searching the web. I don’t know what happened but I do believe that it’s something wrong with my web browser. It runs more and more slowly. I opened control panel but found nothing. I don’t know if the computer got some virus. I need some help to fix it.
How does EZPowerAds.com Redirect Infect Computer
EZPowerAds.com Redirect is a aggravating browser hijack virus which is also well known as redirect virus. This virus is created to redirect your search web sites or opening web sites to some other malicious web pages so that you can’t open target web sites freely. The main purpose is to popularize some web sites to you via compulsory means. When people get this redirect virus infection. Their web browsers can’t open web page correctly. They will be always redirected to some other unknown web pages. The problem is not just like this, it will also slow down the whole web browser even the operating system. If you don’t remove this redirect virus, your browser will be more and more fragile. And that redirect virus will bring in much more other viruses.
Generally speaking, EZPowerAds.com redirect is distributed through malicious programs such as Trojans, worms etc by displaying attractive, EZPowerAds.com Redirect is controlled and maintained by computer hackers and spammers. When you click on the advertisement, it starts installation in your computer without taking your permission. When it gets installed, it modifies your browser’s settings, homepage, privacy, cookies, history. Whenever you will surf the internet, it will display annoying ads and links on web pages. You may also experience redirection problem. Therefore, it is suggested to remove/uninstall EZPowerAds.com Redirect from the computer. If you have no idea about removal of the redirect then follow the following manual and automatic methods for complete removal of the virus.
How to Identify Browser Hijacker?
- Your browser settings and browser home page will be changed by it.
- It may show numerous undesirable and annoying pop-ups.
- This browser redirect will connect to the internet without your permission.
- The browser hijacker keeps track of your internet browsing data and sends your browsing history data to remote location servers, owned by hackers that use this information to advertise their products via numerous pop-ups and hijacked browser homepages, new icons.
- The browser redirect can install unwanted programs to a victim’s computer without user’s knowledge and consent. This can make your computer slower in performance and stability.
- The hijacker may produce many fake alert warnings, stating that your PC is infected with Trojans or other malware that do not actually exist.
How to Safely Remove Browser Hijacker?
Step 1: Press CTRL+ALT+DEL or CTRL+SHIFT+ESC. Open the Windows Task Manager.
If that didn’t work, try another way. Press the Start button and click on the Run option. This will start the Run tool. Type in taskmgr and press OK. This should start the Windows Task Manager
Step 2: In the Windows Task Manager click on the Processes tab. Find the process by name. random.exe. Then scroll the list to find required process. Select it with your mouse or keyboard and click on the End Process button. This will kill the process.
Step 3: Delete malicious registry entries related to EZPowerAds.com Redirect.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Active Setup\Installed Components\random
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\“UninstallString” = “‘%AppData%\[RANDOM]\[RANDOM].exe” -u
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\“ShortcutPath” = “‘C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\SOAU8277 512.exe” -u’”
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce “SOAU8277 512” = “‘C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\random.exe’
Step 4: Remove malicious files of EZPowerAds.com Redirect
Video of Key Steps on How to Modify or Change Windows Registry:
Above all: This EZPowerAds.com Redirect will make your browser run more and more slowly even can cause system errors. So the most urgent affair is to remove this redirect as soon as possible. Unfortunately, at present, no such perfect anti-virus can remove this virus completely. This virus can escape from anti-virus scanning and change files’ name constantly. So automatic removal tools can’t get rid of it. It’s worth mentioning that some unknown software may cause operating system errors. So don’t consider those free software to take a chance. Some of them indeed are viruses as well. You can follow the steps above to remove the virus. But remember that all the files of the virus would be named randomly. Different computers may have different conditions. If you don’t feel confident to remove this EZPowerAds.com Redirect, PC professional service is your best choice.
Note: there may be some differences according to different computers. If you really don’t know how to remove EZPowerAds.com Redirect, YooCare/Yoosecurity is your best choice.
Published by Leo R. Oscar & last updated on August 25, 2013 4:16 am