redirect hacks my web browser, but I have no clue to get rid of it with Avira. I am not the best with technology. I don’t know how to find out the threat and get it removed. This morning one of my friend tied to help me get it off of my computer, but it failed. We actually don’t know much about computer. I am now fed up with those annoying pop-ups. I even can’t stop or cancel them. Any idea, I just want it to be kicked off my computer soon. Please help me.

Brief Description of Hijacker is a browser hijacker to hit different kinds of Windows computer. It usually corrupts web browser including Internet Explorer, Google Chrome or Firefox. It changes the default settings like the homepage and search tool, redirects you to unwanted webpage and pop ups different annoying ads to bomb your computer screen. When you use it to look up what you want to search, it will not offer the correct and related search results, but instead it will bring to strange links or website. However, you should be cautious to wrong websites. You should not open anything from the webpage, as those websites may contain virus or malware thing. If you accidentally open something malicious, the virus or malware will get on computer together. redirect infection also creates junks to take up the rest of computer capacity. Computer will start to run slowly and programs load abnormally. Especially when you open many new tabs at the same time, the web browser would get stuck or frozen soon. In this case, you will have to restart web browser again and again. The webpage even can’t be displayed normally. You would see such messages as “This webpage is not available” or “This page can’t be displayed”. And hijacker also can change the DNS settings to block you access the Internet. After you get this nasty browser hijacker, the other threat like virus or malware would access your computer. hijacker must be cleaned as soon as you see it on your web browser, or it will do more bad things to system, because it can introduce other infections like virus or malware into system. And meanwhile, browser hijacker usually can spy on Internet users’ online activities and steal the important personal information for illegal profits. the browser hijacker use its own codes or extension to record what important information you input on the Internet and then transfer the info to remote hackers. To protect your computer from getting this kind of redirect infection, you should pay attention to what you perform on the Internet. hijacker usually is distributed on different unlicensed websites controlled by cyber hackers. When visitors open the website or they click on anything from the webpage, the hijacker infection will soon drop into system. And then it soon loads and installs automatically. Therefore, when you surf on the Internet, please don’t go to strange websites. it will be at high risk of being infected with this kind of redirect infection.

Main Symptoms of Hijacker

-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 hijacker. If you are not a computer savvy, Please contact YooSecurity Online PC Experts to remove this browser hijacker for you.

The Screenshot of 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 hijacker. Names of the processes are random.

Windows Task Manager

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 hijacker. Right click on it and select Uninstall.

Programs and Features

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.

Folder Options

Step 4: Go to Registry Editor to delete the path of the related items with the browser hijacker.

Registry Editor

Step 5: Clear all history, data and cookies of your infected web browser.

Browser 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…“.

Delete Browsing History 1

b. Then tick Cookie and website data and History, click Delete.

Delete Browsing History

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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Conclusion: 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 and displays endless pop-ups on the screen to prevent them from getting online normally and smoothly. Don’t think this redirect infection is not as harmful as those stubborn viruses like Trojan horse, ransomware, worms, since this redirect can also bring those harmful viruses to infect the computer, which will greatly slow down PC 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 hijacker? Contact online experts for help now!

Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on April 19, 2016 12:47 pm

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