It’s very confused that I haven’t got my Firefox to work recently. I’ve noticed my homepage has been changed automatically and I cannot manage to change it back. And no matter where I’m about to go, all I can get is either this site called or other unwanted websites. How can I successfully get rid of this unwanted website off my Firefox?

What is A Browser Hijacker? is a particular webpage that shows on your browser forcibly. A browser hijacker or browser redirect virus has become an online issue/PC problem that annoys lots of computer users from all over the world. How does it annoy you? It will forcibly redirect all your online activities to unwanted places where lots of other problems will get into your computer without permission to damage your data and system. The obvious intention of this kind of virus is to finally get your money out of your pocket without selling or providing you anything but troubles.

Where did you pick up this virus since you have been well protected by several legitimate antivirus programs? You are very certain that you haven’t gone online to any porn sites. Hacked sites can be varied in different forms or contents. Besides, some of them look just as common as real sites. Other than going to hacked websites, downloading free unknown programs or receiving spam emails could all lead to infection. Designers know very well about how antivirus software works, so their created viruses can escape from antivirus tools. As soon as the infection is done, it will secretly change the default settings of system. If you proceed your online searching with this page, you will get annoyed by pop up redirected websites and other windows including porn, fake survey and unreal security alerts. If there isn’t an immediate and complete removal, not only other browsers will suffer but more parts of computer and your personal information will be threatened. Therefore, you’d better manually remove this browser redirect virus off your computer without any doubt.

To Be More Precise, Virus Can:

– Change your previous homepages and redirect you to unwanted sites which are actually supported by remote hackers instead of real results.
– Bring a lot of pop ups to interrupt you from using the computer properly.
– Create system vulnerabilities to bring more viruses, malware and spyware to damage your computer.
– Allow remote hosts to follow all your activities under created system so as to collect valuable information.
– Slow down the computer till it’s totally stuck.

Steps to Manually Remove Hijacker:

It is stated beforehand that these manual removal steps should only be followed by PC advanced users as they include going into registry entries and define which ones to delete etc. to completely delete virus. Besides, if you’re afraid of making any critical mistakes, please spend some time on making a system backup at first.

Step 1: Restart the infected computer to Safe mode with networking. When you press the power button or restart it from Start menu, repeatedly hit F8 key; then use arrow keys to select Safe mode with networking and press Enter key.

Step 2: Open Windows Task Manager to end To do that, press Ctrl+Alt+Del keys at the same time.

Step 3: Go to Registry Editor. First press Windows+R keys and then type regedit in Run box to search.

Step 4: Delete all the following or those related to the following files.

Step 5: Delete all the following or those related to the following registry entries.
HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run Regedit32
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System “DisableRegedit” = 0
HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\{ rnd }
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\Current\Winlogon\”Shell” = “{ }.exe”

Step 6: Reboot the computer again and let it get into normal mode this time.

Video on How to Modify or Change Windows Registry:

Notice: As you can from the above that the manual removal process requires better computer skills. If you are still not sure or don’t want to mess around your files, please contact YooSecurity Expert now to experience a complete and satisfied removal online service.

Published by Matt Johnston & last updated on July 27, 2012 8:21 am

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