Hello, my homepage is hijacked by Sear4m.xyz and don’t know how to get rid of this fake webpage. It controls the browser and doesn’t allow me to change back the homepage and search engine provider. What drives me to be crazy is that many popups shows on the webpage I visit. And I even can’t cancel or stop those pop-ups, which disturb me a lot. I can’t look after my online store well because of this pop-up thing. And I am afraid there will be another malware or virus infection logging into my computer and messing up online activities. So please help me get rid of this redirect infection.

Description of Sear4m.xyz Hijacker

Sear4m.xyz is not a useful start page and search tool but a kind of browser hijacker. It will create many harmful actions to computer system actually. Sear4m.xyz redirect takes control of your web browser like IE, Google Chrome or Firefox and then modifies the homepage like Google. So whenever you open the web browser, this nasty and fake Sear4m.xyz webpage will show up as the homepage. Meanwhile, Sear4m.xyz redirect malware would add some useless but malicious extension or add-on into browser settings. And those malicious extension or add-on can spy on your online activities and take down your online track even record those important data which you input online. For example, if you purchase goods online and offer online bank or credit card information, those malicious extension or add-on would record the information and then transfer those information to remote hackers. Remote hackers would sell those information for illegal money. And your personal information will be leaked out or you will suffer from financial loss someday. Meanwhile, this Sear4m.xyz r hijacker can introduce other infections into computer. Once the computer gets many virus or malware, it will get started to run in a slow way. It may always get stuck or frozen or even can’t shut down normally.

Sear4m.xyz redirect will also block Internet access by changing the DNS settings, so you sometimes can’t access the Internet well. Since there are so many pop-ups showing on, the Internet resource will be taken up and Internet speed will somehow slow down. Web browser often gets frozen when you open many tabs at the same time. To avoid troubles and damages to computer system, you should take some measures to prevent this Sear4m.xyz hijacker or other malware or virus from dropping on your computer. This Sear4m.xyz redirect infection usually will get into computer by opening spam email, visiting malicious websites, downloading free software from unknown resource, clicking on strange links or files or receiving strange shareware. To further explain, the spam email, unsafe website free software, strange links or shareware would contain this kind of Sear4m.xyz redirect malware or other malicious malware or virus. If you open those unsafe things, this Sear4m.xyz hijacker or unknown malware would soon enter your computer without your permission.

Main Traits of Sear4m.xyz Hijacker

-Can change your homepage or the default search engine 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 browser hijacker.

NOTE: If you find any of these symptoms on your computer, that proves your PC is under attack and seriously infected with Sear4m.xyz hijacker. If you are not a computer savvy, Please contact YooSecurity Online PC Experts to remove this browser hijacker for you.

The Screenshot of Sear4m.xyz Hijacker

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Manual Removal Guide of Browser Hijacker (For Computer Literate)

There is a removal guide of Sear4m.xyz 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 Sear4m.xyz 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 Sear4m.xyz 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:

Sear4m.xyz 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 this Sear4m.xyz redirect infection is not as harmful as those stubborn viruses like Trojan horse, ransomware, worms, since this Sear4m.xyz 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 Sear4m.xyz hijacker? Contact online experts for help now!

Published by Leo R. Oscar & last updated on March 6, 2016 10:21 am

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