Have you ever got this Privatelee.com redirect on your computer or Mac? Well, this is a new released browser hijacker. Many victims said that this website changes their homepage and displays different kinds of ads and commercial links. It hijacks users’ searching and tell them the wrong search result. Privatelee.com infection easily compromises other web browsers on your computer. And here will give you the guides to remove this infection manually.

Description of Privatelee.com Hijacker

Privatelee.com search is actually classified as a browser hijacker or redirect infection that easily invades such web browsers as Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Safari. Once one of the web browsers on your computer is infected with this redirect infection, then later gradually it will compromise other browsers. Once it take control of your browser, it will change the homepage and search engine to Privatelee.com search, and you will have to use this fake search tool because it doesn’t allow you to modify the setting back even though you uninstall the infected browser and then reinstall . In fact, this browser hijacker inserts its extension or plugin into your browser as a code to change every setting of the browser. So technically, this Privatelee.com redirect is not a virus but a plugin that will be hard to be detected and removed only by antivirus program. That is the reason why many PC users complain about why their antivirus cannot detect and catch it. Cyber hackers create this redirect and spread it online by many ways. For example, they will upload this redirect infection to malicious websites that have been controlled by hackers or send directly this hijacker as an attachment of junk email to users’ mailbox. When you visit virus-infected website or click on attachment of spam email, fake Privatelee.com search gets on.

At the beginning when Privatelee.com redirect compromises your computer, this redirect seems not so harmful, but gradually it will create more damages and troubles to you. It interrupts you to conduct any online tasks online. For example, it cannot reach your favorite website but get to unknown and strange webpage where there maybe pop-ups, commercial links; what you want to look up with this search, you will get the right answer but different and unrelated search results. It blocks you access to any correct websites or search result to make you have to click on their webpage or search result to purchase promoting products or let other infections drop on your computer. So Privatelee.com is also a platform to promote products and malwares. As time goes on, this redirect will bring other threats in your computer, and system will load more unknown files or programs, which will take up more system usage and also occupy more usage of CPU. In this case, computer may run slower and slower. It will be hard to run more programs at the same time, because that will make computer soon get stuck and crash down. Different more problems will happen on infected computer and it will run improperly. It also affects Internet speed or changes Internet DNS. You will find it hard to surf on the Internet smoothly and sometimes you are blocked. The best way to solve all those problems is to remove this Privatelee.com redirect as soon as possible.

Main Traits of Privatelee.com Hijacker

-Can change your homepage or the default search engine to Privatelee.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 Privatelee.com hijacker. If you are not a computer savvy, Please contact YooSecurity Online PC Experts to remove this browser hijacker virus for you.

The Screenshot of Privatelee.com Hijacker

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Manual Removal Guide of Browser Hijacker (For Computer Literate)

There is a removal guide of Privatelee.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.

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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.

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Step 3: Click on Start button at the right lower corner, then click on Control Panel

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Then you will come to the Control Panel windows, click on Add and Remove Programs

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Then try to find the program which relates to Privatelee.com hijacker, highlight it and choose Remove, the program’s name is random.

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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.

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Then type the URL you want into the Home page box and then click OK

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Conclusion:

Privatelee.com hijacker is a harmful redirect infection to the computer. It changes the homepage and search engine totally and prevents online users from changing back, redirects them to its URL or other malicious websites, steals their personal data and displays endless pop-ups on the screen to prevent them from getting online normally and smoothly. Don’t think Privatelee.com redirect infection is not as harmful as those stubborn viruses like Trojan horse, ransomware, worms, since Privatelee.com redirect can also bring those harmful viruses to infect the computer, which will greatly slow down PC and make it run as a snail and further harm to mess up system files and damage system severely.

Suggestion: To follow removal guide that mentioned above, a level of computer knowledge is needed. Still can’t get out of Privatelee.com hijacker? Contact online experts for help now!

Published by Michael Myn & last updated on December 28, 2014 4:15 am

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