Hi, I want to ask, how bad is the situation if my computer was hijacked by Requiredcomputerrepair.com, because I just let my computer suffer from this one few hours ago, and I tried my best to solve this problem, but it didn’t work. Seems this hijacker is pretty tricky, my antivirus could not detect it and I could not find it in “uninstall a program” in control panel. Does anybody can tell me how to remove this hijacker? Thank you!
Brief Introduction to Requiredcomputerrepair.com
Requiredcomputerrepair.com is a browser hijacker that can mess up explorers, such as Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome; it could bring innocent user a lot of trouble. The first downside you might notice is that it will disable the working of updated antivirus program and other securities of your computer. Normally, this redirect will be bundled with popular applications like free music players, video players, PDF creators, download managers and so on from third party resource. After you download some of these programs, the hijack will also be installed on the sneak without letting you know!
CouponTime Adware Screenshot
Requiredcomputerrepair.com will carry malicious payloads to modify the registry to make them permanently inaccessible. And also, that’s what victims can anticipate, that’s the homepages from any of the explorers has been changed, when you open a new tap, try to type the sites you usually visit, it just simply and roughly redirect to some vicious site which are fill with ads and nonsense commercial info, popup ads, coupons, videos, they are coming out from nowhere from time to time. Instead of bunch of commercial URLS, your favorite site are gone, your explorers were more like puppets, many function and setting key already lose their work, all your effort to change your explorer back in normal ways is useless. The cyber criminal who create this stuff may get profit from it, they can increase their website traffic, market their product and so on.
What’s more, it will urge you to “Install” its own software program— “Java Recommended” for better viewing experience, which is actually a further step to harm your system, it’ll download other malicious malware by redirect you to malicious sites without your permission, when you click some links by accidents, these unwanted program can install under the table, which you lead you to face other big problems. All the unwanted programs will be activated each time you start your computer and run themselves in the backgrounder. This will considerably slow down the system performance causing slow PC startup and shut down, because those unwanted programs already take up almost the room of CPU usage, there’s no room to open any other program like WORD, EXCEL, it’ll take you forever to wait them function, or it just won’t be able to run at all! The Requiredcomputerrepair.com pop-up threat damages large number of files on the system which is enough to fully hamper the proper working of the system and even the legitimate windows application is blocked so that the infection cannot be detected and thus removed from computer.
For some victims, the biggest downside might be like that, there’s a big chance for their sensitive data like passwords, credit card, bank account information etc getting stolen by cyber criminals for bad means. I don’t see any other choice unless you get rid of this hijacker as soon as possible so that you can avoid suffer in a severe situation! For the safe of you and your computer, please remove this hijacker at once!
The properties of Infected Computer
-Can change your homepage to CouponTime which cannot be detected by the anti-virus program
-Can pop up many ads you don’t want and provide you junk links, make you unable to surf the internet
-Can create more junks and make your computer run slowly which properly lead your computer to blue screen
-Can download unnecessary programs automatically, some may harm your computer system
-Can screw up the settings of your browser and very hard for inexperience users to change it back
-Can be taken use by hackers with your private information and data for unlawful act
NOTE: If any of these properties show on your PC, your computer probably got infected with Requiredcomputerrepair.com. And believe or not, someone will be driven crazy by this pop-up ads and any other things. If you don’t have sufficient knowledge of computer, Please contact YooSecurity Online PC Experts to remove this browser hijacker for you.
Manual Removal Guide of Browser Hijacker (For Computer Literate)
There is a removal guide of Requiredcomputerrepair.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 CouponTime 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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However, when download and install programs, you can’t be too careful, Custom installation usually allows you to see if there are any bundles coming along the main download. Good news is, at present, manual removal still can be the most effective way to get rid of this kind of hijacker or other similar kind of virus from your PC. Manual removal will be the best way to get rid of the Requiredcomputerrepair.com from Computer.
Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on October 22, 2014 9:57 am