Loa.teebik.com has driven me mad. No matter whether I open the browser this thing will occur on my computer using the default browser. What’s more, it makes noise when it pops up and I have been disturbed a lot by this unwanted pop up. I also tried all the ways I can find on the internet to get rid of it but all of them failed. I do not have any ideas anymore on how to eliminate this pop up completely. Anyone can help?
General Instruction of Loa.teebik.com Pop-up
Loa.teebik.com is a browser hijacker which pops up on computer installed with windows operating systems. It is not the same as many browser hijackers that is decorated as search engines. It is a page which displays games contents. It tells people that it’s free to play. It seems not a bad choice to kill time. However, it is risky to click on the site as it definitely will redirect you to malicious sites that are full of various computer viruses, threats and malware. Some rookits or Trojan horse viruses will have access to your vulnerable system once you click on the unsafe page. It has been found out that this is not a simple browser pop up. Almost all antivirus will not detect any threats related to this pop up. You cannot find any suspicious programs in the programs and features list either. It seems that the virus comes from nowhere and anywhere.
Why and how we get infected by this rogue pop up? In fact, differing from most hijacker viruses, Loa.teebik.com is one which seldom appears all by itself. It is usually bundled with some programs so that it can root deeply and firmly in the system. Some computer user may ask, I do not have any useless programs then why is my computer still infected? The reason is simple. We often download and use famous and reputable programs when we need to use them. But where to download them is not taken as a serious issue to most net users. Some people may Google the name of the program and select one of the search results to install the program they want. But is the link you select safe enough? Nowadays, cyber criminals are seeking for any possible ways to get profits. They modify good programs with rookits and viruses and spread them on the internet. People who are not computer literate can download the modified one instead of some clean and healthy ones. When they install the masqueraded one the viruses and threats in the package can get ways to the system.
For the sake of computer safety and privacy security, remove the Loa.teebik.com pop up pop-up ads with no hesitation. Contact YooSecurity Online PC Experts for assistance if you are not computer savvy and have no idea on how to remove this hijacker:
Typical Symptoms of Browser Hijacker Infection
- Unexpected popping ups appear when you are searching online;
- New and strange bookmarks occur in your bookmark list;
- Some unfamiliar programs show up in program list from programs and features;
- Unfamiliar programs are listed in start menu after you expand all programs;
- The computer will not perform correctly when you try to open a new tab or visit a regular web site;
- Random stuck will happen to some normal programs which usually work perfectly before.
Browser Hijacker Manual Removal Instructions
Since the advanced anti-virus software can’t take effectively to get rid of the browser hijacker, then manual removal will be highly required. Generally speaking, manual removal is a complicated and difficult process which requires enough computer skills. To make it easier, basic manual removal steps have been given in the following to help one get rid of the browser hijacker. ( Be cautious when dealing with different system files and entries of the pop up.)
Step 1: Open Windows Task Manager to end process related to the Loa.teebik.com pop up pop-up. We will need to put end to the running of the pop up first. To do that, press Ctrl+Alt+Del keys at the same time to pull up Window Task Manager; go to Processes tab on top and scroll down the list to find odd processes. Names of the processes can be different each time:
Step 2: Open Program List, Find doubtful programs or tool-bars which may come from the browser hijacker. Right click on it and select uninstall.
Step 3: 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:
After that we need to check in program files to see if the Loa.teebik.com pop up leaves any files on the machine.
Step 4: Press Windows+R keys together to pull up Run box and type in regedit to open Registry Editor. Delete registry values associating with this pop up. The registry files are listed randomly. Besides, you need to delete the infection files of the pop up virus from your system files to prevent it from coming back. Those files are named randomly also but may be different on different operating systems.
Go to Registry Editor to delete the path of the related items with the Loa.teebik.com pop up to stop it from coming back.
Step 5: Reset the Browser once to get rid of any left setting set by the pop up. Change home page(s) on browsers back from the browser hijacker and other unknown random URLs: Here take Internet Explorer as example.
To reset the browser, you need to click on the gear icon at right top corner of the browser page. Then you will get Internet Options window and move to Advanced tab.
And to set the homepage back from Loa.teebik.com pop up pop-up ads please open general tab under Internet Options.
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As a Conclusion：
Since this Loa.teebik.com pop-up comes along with programs that you installed on the computer you have to remove or uninstall the program which causes this infection to eliminate the virus. But it is really hard for computer newbies to tell which the program is that causes the infection. That is also why so many antivirus cannot find out the files that are related to this pop up. The most significant symptom of the infection is the poor performance of the infected machine. You will spend more time opening web sites and running a program. Some other pop ups and errors will occur as you use the computer especially when it is connected to the internet. To stop the infected computer being damaged more seriously you have to take efficient actions to remove the virus in time.
Kindly Reminder: Certain levels of PC skills will be needed during the manual removal process of this hijacker. Please contact YooSecurity Online Experts now to get further help if you have tried but failed time after time.
Published by Michael Myn & last updated on March 18, 2014 6:00 am