This alert.net-update.com pops up all the time when I try to open my browser to visit my FaceBook, also if I open a new tab in my browser, this thing appears too. It tells me that I need to update my media player. But I do remember that my media player is the latest version. Should I click on that page to finish the update? By the way, it seems that this page has become my homepage, but I can’t change it back to the previous one. Is there anything wrong with my browser or computer?
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When you can see this alert.net-update.com shows on your browser, sorry to say that your computer has been infected by a computer threat which we can define it as a browser hijacker or redirect infection. Technically speaking, it belongs to a potential threat but not a virus. However, it still can generate many malicious troubles to the infected computer like virus does. This hijacker is designed by those cyber criminals who want to achieve some evil purposes. This redirect infection can mainly be spread from the Internet. Innocent people can be lured to click on some dubious links which can redirect to this webpage, once people come to this website, their computers can get trouble. Also, many free software for common used can be implanted with this browser hijacker by cyber criminals. During the installation process, this hijacker can infiltrate into target computers without approval.
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Once this alert.net-update.com hijacker is installed, it can start its evil work immediately, this infection can attack the browsers that the computer user installs in the infected computer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer can be the main targets for it to attack. It can change the homepage to alert.net-update.com which will not allow people to change. Many other browser settings can also be changed by this infection. With wrong browser settings, the infected browser can face many unwanted problems, sometimes web pages take too much time to load, and sometime web pages cannot even be opened. Do not think it is a web page which helps you update your media player, there is nothing to do with your media player. Actually, when you click the “install” button on the page, it means you let many other computer threats to come into your computer with your approval.
This browser hijacker not only can help many other computer viruses to come, but also can give an unpleasant experience to the PC user. Once this browser hijacker is activated on the infected computer, it can pop up many unwanted sponsored links endlessly which can disturb computer user from work or other things. Most of those sponsored links are designed to sell useless products to the computer users or increase the ranking of some specific web pages. Those incessant pop ups can waste a lot of CPU usage that can make the computer run as a snail. Also, those links contain Trojan infection or other computer threats too.
The properties of Browser Hijacker
-Can not be detected by your anti-virus software, which makes it hard to uninstall from the computer.
-Once you open your browser, you will be redirected to some unknown websites.
-Can slow down the performance of the computer, or even blue screen.
-Can pop up many unwanted advertisements when you are doing something else.
-Can change your settings in your browser and it is not easy to change it back.
If you find any symptoms listed above showing on your computer, then your computer must be suffered with a browser hijacker that causes you keep being redirecting to this alert.net-update.com. Welcome to contact YooSecurity Online PC Experts for manual removal guide. Also, we will provide a short removal guide below for computer literate.
NOTE: Being afraid to do any wrong operation during the process of removing this browser hijacker? Please contact YooSecurity Online PC Experts, we are here to help you:
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: Find Ctrl, Alt, and Delete these 3 keys and then press them together to open task manager to end the process related to this Supra Savings, the name of the process of it is random.
Step 2: Try to find Folder Options in Control Panel, select the View tab, and then tick Show hidden files and folders and non-tick Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then click OK.
Step 3: Click on Start button at the right lower corner, then click on Control Panel
Then you will come to the Control Panel windows, click on Add and Remove Programs
Then try to find the program which relates to this browser hijacker, highlight it and choose Remove, the program’s name is random.
Step4: Change your homepage in your browser (Take Internet Explorer as an Example)
From the Navigation toolbar in Internet Explorer, click Tools and select Internet Options.
Then type the URL you want into the Home page box and then click OK
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Once you find this alert.net-update.com pops up on your browser, do not trust it can update your media player to the latest version. It has nothing to do with your media player. It is a browser hijacker which can bring many troubles to your computer if you don’t remove it in time. PC user will get a slow computer with many unwanted pop-up advertisements. What’s worse, this redirect infection can create backdoor download for other computer threats to come and make further damages.
Suggestion: To follow removal guide that mentioned above, a level of computer knowledge is needed. Still can’t get out of alert.net-update.com? Contact online experts for help now!
Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on April 12, 2014 12:42 pm