How to Get Rid of Mountainbrowse.com Hijacker
Hello, my homepage on Edge is totally changed to be this domain called Mountainbrowse.com! Do you have any idea about this change? I usually use yahoo as the homepage and search information I need there, but now when I use this search bar to look up something, I always see some strange page popping up and many random advertisements keep showing on to take over the whole webpage I open. I never met such annoying matter. I tried to change the settings of the web browser, but that didn’t help as this page is still on Edge. I even don’t know how this crap domain comes. Could you please now help me completely get rid of this webpage?
Web browser is hijacked by Mountainbrowse.com domain and can’t remove it completely?
Mountainbrowse.com domain has been categorized as a browser hijacker or redirect infection which usually likes to attack such web browsers as IE, Edge, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Safari. The main feature of browser hijacker is to change the homepage and search engine to be its own page, redirect PC user to unknown webpage and popup different kinds of advertisements. Browser hijacker like this Mountainbrowse.com infection should be created by cyber criminals to access user’s web browser and spy on user’s online activities to pilfer some important personal data like credit card details, login, identity confidential, email password or online banking info or your business trade confidential etc. If cyber hackers get your important data, they will sell or use your information illegally, and thus your personal sensitive info will be leaked in public. You will suffer money loss or your email is hijacked and used to send out spam message or something else to your contacts, friends or relatives. Therefore, Mountainbrowse.com hijacker will be a very big threat to your personal information safety. if your web browser is controlled by it, you should get rid of it as soon as possible.
You may be curious about how this Mountainbrowse.com hijacker can sneak into your machine and control your web browser so soon without your consents even though you have installed antivirus program. In fact, browser hijacker can’t be found and blocked by antivirus tool. Browser hijacker together with other computer infection like Trojan horse, worm, adware, spyware or ransomware would be bundled with free software. Once user download the infected software, this browser hijacker will be also installed at the same time. To avoid malicious program getting installed, you had better choose advanced installation or customized installation to download what you need. Otherwise, once your computer gets virus infection like this Mountainbrowse.com hijacker, many computer problems will happen. Computer performance will be slowed down as capacity resource would be taken up by those junks created by computer infections, which also has a bad effect on internet speed. Some system error may happen as this Mountainbrowse.com hijacker is also capable to bring other dangerous virus to mess up system.
What Bad Impact will Happen While Mountainbrowse.com Hijacker Comes into Computer?
-Can change your homepage or the default search engine and it totally prevents you from changing them back
-Can always redirect you to other websites
-Can pop up various advertisements and sponsored links randomly to interrupt your online activities
-Can create many junk files which occupy a lot of space in hard drive
-Can download other malicious programs into computer, which make further damage.
-Can collect and send data concerning your search history and other browsing activities.
-Your sensitive information can be tracked and stolen by hacker who can access to your computer with the help of browser hijacker.
NOTE: If you find any of these symptoms on your computer, that proves your PC is under attack and seriously infected with Mountainbrowse.com hijacker. If you are not a computer savvy, Please contact YooSecurity Online PC Experts to remove this browser hijacker for you.
The Screenshot of Mountainbrowse.com Hijacker
Manual Removal Guide of Browser Hijacker (For Computer Literate)
There is a removal guide of browser hijacker provided here; however, expertise is required during the process of removal, please make sure you are capable to do it by yourself.
Step 1: Press CTRL, SHIFT and ESC these three keys together at the same time to pull up Windows Task Manager; click Processes tab on top and scroll down the list to find and end odd processes related to this Mountainbrowse.com hijacker. Names of the processes are random.
Step 2: Open Control Panel from Start Menu, then open Programs, click on Uninstall a program. Find suspicious programs or tool-bars related to the Mountainbrowse.com hijacker. Right click on it and select Uninstall.
Step 3: Go to Folder Options in Control Panel, select the View tab, and then mark “Show hidden files, folders, and drivers” and unmark “Hide protected operating system files” (Recommended) and then click Apply or OK.
Step 4: Go to Registry Editor to delete the path of the related items with the browser hijacker.
Step 5: Clear all history, data and cookies of your infected web browser.
Mountainbrowse.com hijacker has the ability to insert into web browser and spy on user’s online activities, so it is suggested to delete all history, data and cookies of the infected web browser before a complete removal. Take Internet Explorer for example:
a. From the “Tool” menu button in the upper-right corner of the Internet Explorer window, choose “Safety” > “Delete browsing history…“.
b. Then tick Cookie and website data and History, click Delete.
Step 6: Change your homepage of the infected web browser (Take Internet Explorer as Example)
From the Navigation toolbar in Internet Explorer, click Tools menu and select Internet Options, then click General tab, and input the URL you want into the Home page box and then click OK.
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Mountainbrowse.com hijacker is a harmful redirect infection to the computer. It changes the homepage and search engine totally and prevents online users from changing back, redirects them to its URL or other malicious websites, steals their personal data like online banking details, credit card or paypal account information or your business data and displays endless pop-ups on the screen to prevent them from getting online normally and smoothly. Those pop-ups it creates will take up too much Internet resources and slow down Internet speed. The webpage will be hard to load up and even can’t be open after you have tried many times to open the webpage you need. In system, many unwanted junk files will be produced to occupy the rest of system capacity. Even thought at the beginning this redirect infection is not as harmful as those stubborn viruses like Trojan horse, ransomware, worms or payware, this Mountainbrowse.com hijacker also has the ability to bring those harmful viruses to attack computer system, which will greatly slow down PC performance and make it run as a snail and further harm to mess up system files and damage system severely.
Suggestion: To follow removal guide that mentioned above, a level of computer knowledge is needed. Still can’t get out of browser hijacker? Contact online experts for help now!
Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on September 1, 2016 10:59 am
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