Hi! Does your computer perform slowly? Do you get many pop up ads when you surf on the Internet? Does your default browser homepage change to Msxml.excite.com without your permission? If the answers are “Yes”, your computer has got one kind of harmful browser hijacker. You should remove it as soon as you can or your computer will get slower and slower. This article will talk about this browser hijacker and give some suggestions to remove this browser hijacker completely from your computer.
Description of this Msxml.excite.com browser hijacker
First of all, Msxml.excite.com is a malicious browser hijacker that should be removed without delay. It is created by InfoSpace Holdings LLC. and aims to push many kinds of ads to the online computer users. It is capable of changing your browser settings and changing the search engine. Once your computer gets infected by this browser hijacker, you won’t be allowed to change your browser settings and your search engine has become a fake one. When you search somethings on this browser hijacker, there will be more and more ads pop up and they will take up many spaces of your screen. The ads may be injected with some kind of harmful virus. Once you click on the ads, you will get infected by the injected virus immediately then in this case, your computer will get more damages. It is so annoying that your default homepage has been changed to this browser hijacker and you can’t close it. Every time you open your browser, you will always get this browser and you won’t have the ability to close it. You may think that this Msxml.excite.com browser hijacker can be easily removed by restarting your browser or restarting your computer, but this way won’t work. You need to remove this browser hijacker manually.
The screenshot of this browser hijacker
We can see that this Msxml.excite.com browser hijacker looks succinct and have no any strange ads or shortcuts. But it is still not reliable. When you search on it, you will see the truth, you will see many ads on the screen. In addition, you may find that the browse speed gets slower than before. This browser hijacker could make the infected computer get slow then make it crash down. On top of that, this Msxml.excite.com browser hijacker could record your online activity. It can get your sensitive information then according to your information, they could promote the products which could get your attention easily, or they may sell your information to others. Thus your sensitive information could be disclosed. This could be very troubling.
How does this browser hijacker infect my computer
You may get this browser hijacker in the following situations:
You received an unknown email telling you some weird messages and there is an attachment in this email. Due to the curiosity, you will click and download the attachment. But you never know that you have downloaded the browser hijacker at the same time.
When you surf on the Internet, you clicked on the pop-up ads accidently. After you clicked on the ads, you can get browser hijacker. The ads may contain the browser hijacker. Once you click on it, the browser hijacker will be downloaded to your computer silently.
You downloaded a freeware on the Internet, but you don’t know that the browser hijacker has been bundled with the freeware you downloaded. When you downloaded and installed the freeware to your computer, you will download the browser hijacker at the same time and you know nothing about it.
The characteristics of Browser Hijacker
– Install some strange add-ons and extensions to your browser.
– Slow down your browsed speed or even make your browser crash down
– Many annoying pop-ups are injected with the website you are visiting
– Other unwanted programs may be installed without your permission
– May record your browse habits and get your confidential information like banking detail, home address and phone number
If you find any symptoms listed above showing on your computer, then your computer must be suffered with a browser hijacker that causes you keep being redirecting to this Msxml.excite.com. Welcome to contact YooSecurity Online PC Experts for manual removal guide. Also, we will provide a short removal guide below for computer literate.
The way to remove Browser Hijacker (For Computer Literate)
There is a removal guide of Browser Hijacker provided here; however, expertise is required during the process of removal, please make sure you are capable to do it by yourself.
1st: Press “Ctrl + Alt + Delete” keys together to open Windows Task Manager, then end all Msxml.excite.com running processes. One of processes called random.
2nd: Please find Folder Option in Control Panel, tap View, then select Show hidden files and folders, non-tick Hide protected operating system files (Recommended). Then click OK.
3rd: Go back to desktop then click on Start, then click on Control Panel
Then click on Add and Remove Programs, and find the program related to the Msxml.excite.com browser hijacker then try to remove it.
4th: Change your homepage in your browser (Take Mozilla Firefox as an Example)
Click on the button which has tree lines, then click on Options
Then type the URL you want into Home page box and then close this Options tab.
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In a word, this Msxml.excite.com browser hijacker can make your computer chaotic and you should remove it without delay. Normally, when you run your browser, you will get your default homepage like Google.com immediately. But if your computer gets infected by a browser hijacker, when you open your browser, you will get a strange webpage as your browser homepage and if you make a search on it, you will see many ads which may contain some kinds of virus. Also, if your computer gets infected by a harmful browser hijacker, your computer will get very sluggish. What’s worse, the Msxml.excite.com browser hijacker can make a record of your online activity and get your sensitive data without your knowledge. This can be a huge headache. So you should remove this browser hijacker as quickly as you can once your computer gets infected by it.
Published by Karen Lawrence & last updated on October 30, 2016 9:25 am