Hi here, please help me uninstall this Catchingvirus.com! This website now blocks me to do anything on my computer. This webpage automatically shows on my Internet browser and the original homepage is gone, and what make me crazy is that it pops up different kinds of ads to control my screen. I go to the control panel but cannot find the app related with this website. And I am also very wondering why my antivirus program cannot detect and kill it. Now what can I do to help my computer?

Description of Catchingvirus.com Hijacker

Catchingvirus.com is classified as a browser hijacker which can mess up computer and ruin the operating system. Anyway, it can create many problems and troubles to computer. Like other browser hijackers, this redirect infection is not a virus but an extension technically, so this redirect infection cannot be detected with any antivirus programs. Catchingvirus.com hijacker is usually from junk or malicious websites where you may accidentally click on something wrong. Malicious websites are usually controlled by remote hackers. And remote hackers insert different viruses or malicious extension or toolbar into those malicious websites. When PC users visit those websites and accidentally click on something wrong, this browser hijacker or any other threats will automatically drop on your computer. And those free downloading softwares are also containing this Catchingvirus.com hijacker. So when you download the software, then it will come with that software and install into your machine.  Therefore, if you download those softwares, please always select custom installation instead of the default option, and then you will clearly know what additional app you are asked to download. Catchingvirus.com infection can be spread inline in another way to attack different kinds of device. Once it enters on your machine, it can modify your browser settings and cause a lot of troubles to interrupt your browsing activities.

Catchingvirus.com redirect infection will create damages to your computer if you cannot delete it timely. Well, like other browser hijacker, this redirect infection can first slow down browser’s performance. You will find that web browser runs slow and hard to open a tab, sometimes browser may crash down. That’s because this Catchingvirus.com hijacker eats up many internet resource or sometimes the DNS is changed and you cannot access the network. Besides, it may perform various evil actions in system including modifying the windows registry, changing the windows firewall and creating the BSOD error message, which make the computer super slow. If this hijacker stays on your system for a long time, the system will be severely damaged and you may not be able to access any of the windows system tools like Task Manager, Registry Editor or others, as all of them might be disabled. Catchingvirus.com redirect infection replicates itself and deletes key system files and programs to occupy all the available memory in the system. In a word, if you find Catchingvirus.com hijacker on your computer but cannot remove it timely, your computer will be gradually damaged severely. Therefore, please remove it at once soon as you see it on your machine.

Main Traits of Catchingvirus.com Hijacker

-Can change your homepage or the default search engine to Catchingvirus.com 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 this browser hijacker.

NOTE: If you find any of these symptoms on your computer, that proves your PC is under attack and seriously infected with Catchingvirus.com 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 Catchingvirus.com Hijacker


Manual Removal Guide of Browser Hijacker (For Computer Literate)

There is a removal guide of Catchingvirus.com 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 Catchingvirus.com 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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Catchingvirus.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 and displays endless pop-ups on the screen to prevent them from getting online normally and smoothly. Don’t think this Catchingvirus.com 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 Catchingvirus.com hijacker? Contact online experts for help now!

Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on February 13, 2015 9:23 am

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