Help! HotSearch.com Redirect makes my browser and computer runs more and more slowly. It’s really an outrage. At present, I have already ran my antispyware but nothing has been detected. I don’t know why is that. My IT guy also checked my computer carefully but he has no clue to get rid of it. Who can help me repair my computer? Do you have the same problem as this user? Here is what you need:
Differences between HotSearch.com Redirect Page and Normal Webpages
HotSearch.com is a horrible browser redirect rootkit that will hijack your web browsers. It has a similar looking as other normal web sites but with many viruses includes Trojan horses, malware or cankered links. Very similar to some other redirect viruses such as Websearch redirect, it’s nothing different from those famous sites with a virtuous interface. When you get infected by this browser hijacker, it may not bring you to the forefront because you may think that it just changed your homepages. You are all wet. The offensive HotSearch.com Internet Browser Hijacker will drag you into the abyss of pain.
When people start their IE or other browsers, HotSearch.com will direct you an advertisement and tells them that they have won some prize or asks them to do a survey. The advertisement can be different every time when you open your browser. Even people try to reset Internet Options, it’s useless. They can’t go any other sites except this HotSearch.com or some other you don’t want. No matter in what operating system and what kind of antivirus, the hijacker can survive without being scanned and killed. Every time when you try to scan, the antivirus just shows that there are no viruses or worms. People might have some infection like this before but deleted them easily. But this one is very disgusting. Some people even took it to some maintenance station. The workers might run many tools to get rid of it. Everything looked fine but the annoying advertisement still popped up when they did something like watching videos, paying games, making films, etc.
When you visit some informal websites, you may be attacked by such browser hijacker stealthily. HotSearch.com Internet Browser Hijack Virus takes the same way as many Trojans do to invade your PC. Changing StartUp, re-configurating Browser Options and attacking system or antivirus vulnerabilities to escape from scanning are all the basic approaches it adopts. After the virus accessed your PC, you can find that your homepage has been set to HotSearch.com. Never let it in your computer for a long time because it can bring in much more other viruses.
Tips: HotSearch.com Bad Search Engine removal requires professional skills. If you are not confident and don’t want to waste your time, you can contact YooCare PC Online Service for help here:
HotSearch.com Redirect Screenshot
Why Can’t Anti-virus Remove HotSearch.com Redirect Virus?
Before we discuss the reason, one thing we should be clear is that, no matter how clever an anti-virus is, it’s created by human beings. So it can’t be more clever than human beings. From the arising of a virus to human beings finding out the solution to clean the virus, it takes much time. So before an anti-virus can receive the instructions from the anti-virus company to remove the virus, the virus can’t be removed unless you remove it manually. Often anti-virus companies need a lot of time to research the strategies to deal with the newly arising viruses. Anti-virus can remove most of common viruses but not including some very smart ones such as HotSearch.com redirect. And usually anti-virus can’t remove all the related files of the virus completely. That’s why here we say manual removal is the best solution.
Obvious Symptoms When Your Computer Has HotSearch.com Redirect Virus
A. Your computer is something not normal as usual such as running very slowly.
B. Your web browser homepage has been changed to HotSearch.com.
C. When you open the Task Manager, you can find some strange processes which you never found before.
D. Every time when you open your browser, you are redirected to some odd web pages.
E. Your browser runs more and more slowly.
F. Your browser always pops up some irritating advertisements even if you don’t want.
Best Way to Remove Searchalgo.com Redirect Step by Step?
Step 1: Press CTRL+ALT+DEL or CTRL+SHIFT+ESC. Open the Windows Task Manager.
If that didn’t work, try another way. Press the Start button and click on the Run option. This will start the Run tool. Type in taskmgr and press OK. This should start the Windows Task Manager
Step 2: Within the Windows Task Manager click on the Processes tab. Find the process by name. random.exe. Then scroll the list to find required process. Select it with your mouse or keyboard and click on the End Process button. This will kill the process.
Step 3: Delete malicious registry entries related to HotSearch.com Redirect.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Active Setup\Installed Components\random
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\“UninstallString” = “‘%AppData%\[RANDOM]\[RANDOM].exe” -u
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\“ShortcutPath” = “‘C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Random’”
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce “Random” = “‘C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\RANDOM.exe’
Note: Random means the file would be named randomly. Need expertise to distinguish them.
Step 4: Remove malicious files of HotSearch.com Redirect
Video of Key Steps on How to Modify or Change Windows Registry:
As what you can see, HotSearch.com Redirect is really a very horrible virus which can finally destroy your computer system. And please don’t consider auto delete method since there is no such anti-virus can really remove it completely. Don’t download free software to take a chance. This can only waste your time and bring in much more viruses. All the instructions above are prepared for those who have much computer knowledge and are familiar with this HotSearch.com virus. Before you start to do the removal work, please consider it seriously. On the other hand, all the instructions above aim at the common infection situation. As for this virus, there are many variables according to different computers. What’s worse, as time goes by, it may start its variation. Just like what is mentioned above, this virus infection is a cascaded infection. The related files of the HotSearch.com redirect virus may be changed. Unless you have much knowledge about this virus, it’s very hard for you to do the removal work.
Note:If you failed to remove HotSearch.com Redirect with the method above, please consult YooSecurity certified professionals to remove it completely.
Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on May 30, 2013 12:46 pm