Are you having tough time removing popup? Does your computer work weirdly by sending out random tabs from this redirect? Are you irritated at the endless popping ups of new tabs when you are doing a redirect on your browser? What to do to uninstall it from our browsers? How can we do to prevent it from coming back? What will it do if we don’t remove it in a short time? 

Learn More about Browser Hijacker is an unwanted popping up on browsers. It mostly appears on a browser by displaying its own page when the users are trying to visit a domain site. The popping up always shows up during the redirection. The aim of the pop up is to mislead computer users to click on it by mistake so it will redirect them to some sponsored sites. The creator will get illegal profits from the promoting of its sponsored links. The web sites it redirects you to are usually unsafe and full of free programs. If you click on any back links on those sites you may give the command to download any programs automatically. Or you may be cheated by the appealing ads on the sites. The program they provide for free are often full of dangerous factors. If you install any of them to your machine your computer will be at risks. 

A significant symptom popup could take to a target computer is the extremely bad performance of the computer. You have to spend more time opening a new tab or window. And in many cases you may get an error page as a result of long wait. To uninstall the popup many people have tried different antivirus but since it only appears when there is redirection on the browser the antivirus never scans it out. Thus you can either uninstall it from program features. And later you may find there are new tool-bars occur on your computer. That will greatly make your computer work slowly. More and more popping ups will begin to control your browser. Your computer will be at a more dangerous situation where there will  be more other threats online get access to your vulnerable system.

Voice from Victims Who Ever Had This Browser Hijacker Issue

Many people may regard this redirection or browser modification as a tiny thing because apparently it doesn’t damage the system too much, it is just an annoying program. But if a hijacker is installed your computer, it can bring Trojan, Backdoor and other malware inside your PC without your knowledge. In that case, it could record all web pages you visit and send gathered information out through a background Internet connection. Considering that hijacker puts your personal information at risk so it should be deleted immediately once upon detection.

You can’t imagine how hard I tried to remove this redirect thing. It is really tough work for me to do that. I checked the program list and it is not there but I did see some a little bit similar programs there. However since I’m not sure if they are its related things I don’t have the dare to delete them worrying that my computer may be damaged by any mistake. Well, it’s driven me mad.

Ah, I thought I was a senior computer user. But the fact that I failed removing this browser hijacker I felt I was a loser. It annoyed me by sending me too many new tabs. Sometimes they were its own page and sometimes are some different. I don’t have a clear idea on how it hacked my computer since I have a perfect antivirus.

For the sake of computer safety and privacy security, remove the redirect with no hesitation. Contact YooSecurity Online PC Experts for assistance if you are not computer savvy and have no idea on how to remove this hijacker:

Typical Symptoms of Browser Hijacker Infection

  1. Unexpected popping ups appearing when you are searching online;
  2. New and strange bookmarks occurring in your bookmark list;
  3. Some unfamiliar programs showing up in program list from programs and features;
  4. Unfamiliar programs listed in start menu after you expand all programs;
  5. Bad performance of the computer when trying to open a new tab or visit a regular web site;
  6. Random stuck happening to some normal programs which are usually wokr perfectly before.

Browser Hijacker Manual Removal Instructions

Since the advanced anti-virus software can’t take effectively to get rid of the browser hijacker, then manual removal will be highly required. Generally speaking, manual removal is a complicated and difficult process which requires enough computer skills. To make it easier, basic manual removal steps have been given in the following to help one get rid of the browser hijacker. ( Be cautious when dealing with different system files and entries of the redirect.)

Step 1: Open Windows Task Manager to end process related to the popup. We will need to put end to the running of the redirect first. To do that, press Ctrl+Alt+Del keys at the same time to pull up Window Task Manager; go to Processes tab on top and scroll down the list to find odd processes. Names of the processes can be different each time:

windows task manager
Step 2: Open Program List, Find doubtful programs or tool-bars which may come from the browser hijacker. Right click on it and select uninstall.

programs and features

Step 3: Open Control Panel from Start menu and search for Folder Options. Go to Folder Options window, under View tab, tick Show hidden files and folders and non-tick Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then click OK:

folder options
After that we need to check in program files to see if the web site leaves any files on the machine.
Step 4: Press Windows+R keys together to pull up Run box and type in regedit to open Registry Editor. Delete registry values associating with this redirect. The registry files are listed randomly. Besides, you need to delete the infection files of the redirect virus from your system files to prevent it from coming back. Those files are named randomly also but may be different on different operating systems.

Run box

Go to Registry Editor to delete the path of the related items with the popup to stop it from coming back.

Registry Editor

Step 5: Reset the Browser once to get rid of any left setting set by the redirect. Change home page(s) on browsers back from the browser hijacker and other unknown random URLs: Here take Internet Explorer as example.

To reset the browser, you need to click on the gear icon at right top corner of the browser page. Then you will get Internet Options window and move to Advanced tab.

Internet Options

And to set the homepage back from hijacker please open general tab under Internet Options.

homepage set

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Conclusion of is a browser hijacker which often happens to machines with windows operating system. It is not a virus on professional level but a hijacker item to browsers especially. Computer users will be confronted with non-stop popping ups and redirection if they are using the browser to do some search work. The main damages the browser hijacker can bring to a target computer is that it adds new start up entries to make itself or related programs run automatically. The more the start-up items are the slower the computer is. Besides the fact that the hijacker can cause other threats get access to the infected system it is also able to make the system detection worse and worse. Your computer will become vulnerable. The hijacker will arouse more and more problems on the machine which can make it crash randomly. In order not to have more and more troubles you need and have to get rid of it as soon as possible.

Note: Certain levels of PC skills will be needed during the manual removal process of this hijacker. Please contact YooSecurity Online Experts now to get further help if you have tried but failed time after time.

Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on December 12, 2013 6:38 am

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