Hi, I find that the search engine in my Internet Explorer has been changed to be I-beta.com without my permission; I don’t know how this search engine can be my default one. I have not seen or used it before. Is it a real search engine? I type in what I want to look up on the Internet, but I cannot receive the correct answer to my question. I am frustrated. I tell my friend this situation and he tells me that my browser might have been hijacker by some kind of redirect. So I guess this should be a redirect. Then I go to control panel to uninstall it, but I cannot fins it. I try to reset Internet Explorer’s setting, but what I do is in vain, because it is still my default search engine. I don’t know much about computer and how to delete it completely. Could you please help me?
Description of I-beta.com Redirect
Different kinds of browser hijacker has always been circulated and updated by hackers or cyber criminals. I-beta.com is a newly released browser hijacker to invade such browsers as Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google chrome, etc. Although this search tool has the regular Web, Images, Video and News searches, it is still a fake search engine. For example, you enter what you want to look up on the Internet, but at last this search engine doesn’t give you the correct answer. And if you enter any websites’ URL to visit your expected site, you will be redirected to another unknown and suspicious website. Meanwhile, there might be tons of ads popping up from those suspicious websites. Once it enters your computer, it shows no notification but automatically runs when you access Internet. In fact, I-beta.com can manage to hijack your browser by creating its malicious code under related files and modifying the temporary registry of browser. Meanwhile, it also loads several components or extensions on your system, thus it can quickly load itself to be your default home page. It is very tricky and annoying and always makes chaos on your computer and damages your system. I-beta.com can be treated as an advertising platform to transfer malicious files, unwanted programs and malwares. After it sneaks into your computer, it can display bunch of unstoppable pop-ups advertisements which are not safe and can attract you to buy fake products or services. If so, fake products may result into severe harms. Your computer will get further damages and becomes weaker and weaker. Meanwhile, like other browser hijacker, it also generates web traffic and even crashes the operating system. Therefore, once you find it is on your computer, you should remove it as soon as possible before it has more opportunities to damage your computer.
As those browser hijacker and other malwares, Trojan, or viruses are usually distributed on the Internet, and nowadays we also usually works on computer and depend on network, thus it increases the high risk of being infected with one or more threats. I-beta.com redirect usually comes from those malicious websites like porn, game, gambling, freeware, movie, video, music and so on. If you browse those malicious websites, you will see some advertising strange links or flash pictures popping up to attract you to click on them, and once you click on them, you will help this browser hijacker or other threats log on your computer. It is also infectious and can open a backdoor for other malicious infections to disorder or disable your proper programs. In this case, your computer will run slowly even crashes or freezes. Some victims may get blue or black screen death and have to turn it off by unplugging from wall. This is because the computer has severely attacked by destructive virus like Trojan, ransomware, worms which are also come through the backdoor created by this redirect. To prevent more aggressive and destructive threats from getting on your computer and avoid further more damages to your PC, please eliminate I-beta.com redirect without any delay if you find it.
Main Traits of I-beta.com Redirect
-Can change your homepage or the default search engine to I-beta.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 I-beta.com hijacker. If you are not a computer savvy, Please contact YooSecurity Online PC Experts to remove this browser hijacker virus for you.
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Manual Removal Guide of Browser Hijacker (For Computer Literate)
There is a removal guide of I-beta.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.
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 I-beta.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.
Then type the URL you want into the Home page box and then click OK
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If you find your homepage or default search engine is changed to I-beta.com, it is very likely that your browser is hijacked by a redirect. Browser hijack aims at attacking your website and modifying homepage or default search engine, and at the same time preventing you from visiting some websites about malware removal software, security websites and other legitimate sites that would provide you with virus removal help. Thus it can redirect you to the sites you don’t want to access. Among those sites there may be several or more malicious websites that try to deceive you into purchasing such fake commodity as fake antivirus program, coupon and so on. What’s worse, it can steal your important and sensitive information, which will lead to your financial loss. Therefore, it is better to remove it as quickly as possible.
Suggestion: To follow removal guide that mentioned above, a level of computer knowledge is needed. Still can’t get out of I-beta.com hijacker? Contact online experts for help now!
Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on September 22, 2014 1:29 pm