Is a safe website? It is now on my Chrome. The google search is not there. So I have to use it to search things, but it’s hard to get what I search. It didn’t give the right answer! And when I keep diary on my blog, I always see pops up. I closed it by clicking on X, but soon another one showed on. I don’t how that happens. Can you help me stop it and recover my Chrome?

Description of Hijacker is not a safe site and useful search tool to help you make searching online, it will not give you the right search result. In fact, it is a kind of browser hijacker. This hijacker can change the default setting of web browser. The homepage and search engine are changed to be page. This infection also offers search bar to let you enter something to make a searching on image, news or websites, etc., which seems legitimate as Google or Bing search, but once you use it to look up something you want, you will find it cannot help at all. What redirect does is to redirect you to malicious websites and show you unrelated search results. Those websites redirects you to might be carried some other aggressive and dangerous infections like worm, adware, malware and ransomware and so on to mess up your computer and damage the system. So don’t be a fool to click on those things to open, as it just will bring worse affects to computer. In this way, this hijacker can introduce more threats into computer to worsen system. More threats in system, it will occupy more system capacity and more running processes will take up the rest of CPU usage. Then computer will run very slow and get stuck when more programs are running at the same time, or when you open many new tabs on browsers. Therefore, you should remove this as soon as possible.

Cyber hackers create this browser hijacker and spread it online worldwide, which will increase the chances to get infected with this infection. Generally, redirect stays on virus-infected websites, spam email attachments, or free downloading programs etc.. For example, when you visit malicious websites, you may see many unknown and annoying ads banner, fake update prompts or attractive flash pictures or videos to allure you clicking on them. In fact, those stuffs are inserted such redirect infections as or infected with unknown virus or malware, if you really click them, you will bring threats onto computer without notice at all. And if you download software into computer, you also need to be careful of all procedures of installation to check if there is suspicious process. Anyway, to effectively prevent this redirect from accessing your computer, you should be careful of online behavior and don’t click on unknown and suspicious stuff.

Main Traits of Hijacker

-Can change your homepage or the default search engine to 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 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 virus for you.

The Screenshot of Hijacker

Manual Removal Guide of Browser Hijacker (For Computer Literate)

There is a removal guide of 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 hijacker, the name of the process of it is random.

XP task manager

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 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.

IE tools

Then type 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 July 8, 2015 3:59 am

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