Hi, I need help now. My computer is hijacked by this Requiredupdate.net, actually I just now search its info and now that it is browser hijacker, but I don’t know how it logs in my computer. I am not sure if I have done something wrong online and bring this bad stuff thing. It is really annoying and always pops up different ads from this web page to disturb me to do any operation on computer. In order to get rid of it, I uninstall Internet Explorer and then reinstall it, but it is still there. It is so stubborn. I don’t know how to do it.

Description of Requiredupdate.net Hijacker

Requiredupdate.net is classified as a browser hijacker that always interrupts PC users online for a long time and generate new and different hijacker. Like other browser hijacker, this Requiredupdate.net hijacker also has ability to attack windows computer and invade web browsers which we usually use to access internet like Internet Explorer, Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox. Actually, if your Google Chrome runs well and you click something wrong to get to this browser hijacker, the Google Chrome will tell you that it is a phishing attack and warns that attackers on Requiredupdate.net might try to trick you to steal your information (for example, passwords, messages, or credit cards). It is actually a phishing website which is created by hackers who qualified with professional computer and network to invade user’s computer and steal users’ personal important and valuable information for illegal profits. Once Requiredupdate.net hijacker gets on your computer, it will quickly activate itself and install it into system, then insert its aggressive extension to browser. In this way, it will totally control your browser by change the homepage and default search engine without your notice. And next it will spy on your online tracking to record your history and steal that personal information like passwords, messages, or credit cards. Therefore, if you cannot remove this browser hijacker as soon as possible, your personal information security will be in a high risk of being stole and letting out.

Requiredupdate.net browser hijacker will do more harmful activities than what mentioned above to computer. It changes the homepage and default search engine, so whatever you look up online, you just get to unrelated and strange results, links or websites. If you try to enter your favorite URLs of the websites, you cannot reach real websites but just get to those strange malicious websites where there are pop-ups, flash pictures or fake message popping up. And those stuff things often contains virus, malware, adware or Trojan horse etc.. So now you know that it just make you get some infections. If so, computer will be corrupted and eaten by more and more threats, which will let your computer in bad condition. To further illustrate, if computer is infected with more viruses, your computer system will load more processes and the CPU usage will be higher than before, and your computer will run slower and slower. And since when computer has this Requiredupdate.net infection, you will find that it takes a long time to run browser or load a new tab or even you might get browser crashed down. You even cannot download new program and you will always get blocked by a hint telling “Your current security does not allow this file downloaded”. And this requiredupdate.net hijacker will corrupt and damage severely key system files, so computer will get stuck if you run a large program or run several programs at the same time. In a word, requiredupdate.net hijacker only can does damages to your computer and put your information into a bad condition, and what you should do promptly is to remove this hijacker at once.

Main Traits of Requiredupdate.net Hijacker

-Can change your homepage or the default search engine to Requiredupdate.net 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 Requiredupdate.net 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 This Hijacker


Manual Removal Guide of Browser Hijacker (For Computer Literate)

There is a removal guide of Requiredupdate.net 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.

XP task manager

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 Requiredupdate.net 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.

IE tools

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


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Requiredupdate.net hijacker is a harmful 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 this Requiredupdate.net hijacker is not as harmful as those stubborn viruses like Trojan horse, ransomware, worms, since it 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 Requiredupdate.net hijacker? Contact online experts for help now!

Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on November 19, 2014 7:34 am

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