Download-n-save.com or Download n’Save is a web site that looks quite real but is in fact defined as a browser hijacker. A browser hijacker or we call it browser redirect virus most of the time, is one of the major PC viruses that can be really annoying and devastating sometimes! Along with Trojan, malware and ransomware, these viruses can be big enemies for computers. Similar to other browser redirect viruses, Download n’Save will keep redirecting you to other hacked webpages and help remote hackers collect valuable information at the same time. It is definitely not a fun thing to have this nasty virus inside your PCs!
A screen shot of Download n’Save browser redirect virus:
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It is believed that other than redirecting you to other hacked sites, Download-n-save.com browser hijacker can also help hackers collect information from users of the infected PCs and help them make benefits from deceiving! The sites you are redirected to may contain Trojan viruses. When you are on there, Trojans will be automatically dropped inside the computer system secretly. By injecting malicious codes, Trojans can even help remote hackers control the infected PCs! Sounds ridiculous, isn’t it? Other than that, Download-n-save.com virus can also stuff the infected computers with useless files and programs in order to get PCs stuck. Other viruses including malware and ransomware will also have chances to sneak into the vulnerable computers.
What does it take in order to get rid of this Download N Save browser hijacker? It is suggested consult experts if you don’t have much computer knowledge and experience. Following are some basic steps on how to delete Download-n-save.com redirect virus. Expertise is requested when you are doing the removal on your own.
A Step-by-step Manual Removal Guide
Do you feel confused that your antivirus software has failed to catch this Download-n-save.com browser redirect virus? But it is somehow quite normal because it happens to a lot of PC users. It’s not that your antivirus does not help at all, but the virus is too nasty and aggressive to be caught. Hackers create this kind of virus every single day. They are pretty good at computers and software. Therefore, manual removal is an effective way to guarantee the complete removal of this browser hijacker. (Notice: If you are not very confident about yourselves in removing this virus on your own, please consider doing a system backup or a backup of important files beforehand.)
Step A: Open Windows Task Manager to end processes associated with [Download-n-save.com] browser redirect virus. Press Ctrl+Alt+Del keys together at the same time to pull up Window Task Manager window and go to Processes tab on the top; scroll down the list of processes and End suspicious ones.
Step B: Due to the fact that some files may be hidden by Download-n-save.com redirect virus, we need to show hidden files beforehand. 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.
Step C: Take Mozilla Firefox browser for instance. Go to Tools option on the top and select Add-ons. In Add-ons Manager, go to Extensions tab and Remove unidentified ones associated with Download-n-save.com virus.
Step D: Go to Registry Editor. Press Windows+R keys and then type regedit in Run box to search. Find out and delete all these associating files and registry entries as below:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System “DisableRegedit” = “1/2/…”
Video on How to Modify or Change Windows Registry
Are you fond of shopping online? Because of the convenience brought by the Internet, more and more people would prefer shopping while they are surfing the Internet. This Download-n-save.com browser redirect virus takes advantage of this fact and aims at PC users who often shop on different web sites. It offers money-saving coupons while you shop online. With a simply click on the DOWNLOAD, you will get a plugin on your browser which will help you get discount coupons for your money-saving plans. It is quite seductive especially for those online shoppers, isn’t it? But make sure you are installing the right and real plugins. Hackers can use these plugins as Download n’Save to mess up with your computers!
Once the installation is done, Download n’Save virus will not be easily removed off your computer. Download-n-save.com browser hijacker can reset some default settings in order to make its existence steady. Hence, to completely remove this browser hijacker from your PC, contact YooSecurity Online PC Expert now for further assistance if you have failed the removal.
Published by Karen Lawrence & last updated on June 6, 2013 6:36 am