Recently, my friend Sarah is having hard time dealing with her computer. She has her company site set as the homepage on all her browsers but one day when she opened one of the browsers as usual the homepage became She thought someone might make some changes on her machine when she was away, and she tried to set the homepage back. However, it didn’t work. The page still stayed as her homepage and there seem to be other redundant pages popping up when she opened any tabs or links. She is a computer novice and doesn’t know too much about computers. She also couldn’t find the annoying program in program list so she just couldn’t uninstall it. Anyone can help?

Learn More about Browser Hijacker

Recently, a large amount of computer users are having a problem with this What is it and how can it be that people cannot uninstall it easily? is a web site obviously and since it always takes the overall control on any browsers it is recognized as a browser hijacker. Though it is not a computer virus actually it is a dangerous threat to computers indeed. It gets into a computer and immediately begins to changes any default settings on the browsers. It often makes itself as the first page as soon as you open the browser. That is not the only thing it does. More troubles and annoying things will surely to follow with time passing by. One of them is that along with the opening of a new tab or a new window there will pop up another page which displays meaningless contents. You will always need to close the needless page to get back to the page you want. It is quite annoying, isn’t it?

If what mentioned above are all a browser hijacker could do we may take it too simple. Why we call browser hijacker a threat to computers? The reason is that it can bring more and larger damages to the system if given enough time. Besides the default settings it changes on the browsers it also adds new bookmarks to the browser it controls. Those bookmarks it adds are usually its sponsored cooperators. They are trying to gain your clicking and get profits if possible. As the web is created by people who are willing to get profits online and they spread it online to get it more popular. But the ways they use to get useful information from innocent computer users are nasty and pesky. They never ask any permission or even don’t give any reminding info to net users that there will install a program which is originally good to help you promote your regular experience with browsers as they claim. And sometimes there are other bad guys who take advantages of that redirect thing by modifying it and enable it to track the regular use on a target computer. They will have ability to know what is popular among computer users and what their searching habit is. That kind of information is quite useful and precious in developing a new search engine. Those people are trying to get priceless thing from innocent net users. And along with their methods there will occur other related problems.  For example, they don’t keep the info they collect with the help of the redirect item safe but reveal them randomly. Thus computer victims will have countless of danger when they are surfing online. Their bank details, any accounts details will be known by others.

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.

I have had this redirect thing for quite some time because I never thought it could bring so much damage to my system. At first it was found on my ff and later I realized that my Chrome was also controlled by it. And my computer just worked slowly. I didn’t know for sure if the virus caused so. But I did feel better after I got it off.

Uhmm, anyway this browser hijacker is really a big problem to me because my work requires me to do some search online and to write something on them. But I am always redirected to other sites when I open some sites I need to visit. I know something is wrong and I realize the being my first page. Maybe as a related reason my email account begin to receive many spam mails and junk mails. It’s not a big deal but I just feel uncomfortable when I see them in my account and I feel unsafe about that.

Hence, to stop hijacker from constantly popping up, a manual removal is required timely to keep PC safe from all the possible consequences mentioned above. Please contact YooSecurity Online PC Expert now to get help if you’re not a computer literate:

Remove Browser Hijacker Virus Manually

To completely get rid of this redirect, manual removal can guarantee that. However, expertise will be required during the manual removal process in order to define and delete program files, .exe and .dll files. Any mistakes in deleting files could cause unpredictable problems.

Step 1. Open Windows Task Manager to end processes. To do that, press Ctrl+Shift+Esc keys at the same time to pull up Window Task Manager; go to Processes tab on top and scroll down the list to select related processes to end.
Windows Task Manager

Step 2. 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.

Step 3. Press Windows+R keys to pull up Run box and type in regedit to open Registry Editor. Delete files and registry entries in Registry Editor.

Notice that most of those files are named randomly. They can be different on different computers and vary due to different operating systems. Manual removal needs quite level of computer expertise and if you make any mistakes it might cause damages to your system. Please consult with an experts if you are not computer savvy.

Step 4. Make sure home page on each browser is the one you want instead of this
Mozilla Firefox

Internet Explorer
Internet options

Google Chrome


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Conclusion :

Though we all know the browser hijacker is a threat to computers we may not be able to get it off completely because we are not that experienced with computers, especially when our antivirus programs have failed in catching this hijacker. The fact that it takes over control of a target computer without getting the approval of users are bad. And it can cause privacy being released randomly online. It can also cause secret download on the infected computer. Thus there can be more and more other risks get onto your machine. You just cannot imagine what and how big problem it will brings to your PC. That is the reason why nobody wants to have a browser hijacker on their computer and why we should get them off immediately to protect both our computer and our personal information.
Notice: Have tried to follow the on-site instructions but still cannot get rid of redirect? Contact YooSecurity Online Expert now to save your computer in time and to maintain a proper surfing environment:

Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on December 5, 2013 5:44 am

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