Have you ever come across the following situation – Your homepage on Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome keeps changing to Search-results.com virus site and you cannot change it back no matter what you do; whenever you go online from this new homepage, you just keep redirected to web sites with lots of pop ups and porn ads. Well apparently, your computer has been infected with a browser hijacker!

Search-results.com Browser Hijacker Description

Search-results.com is categorized as a browser hijacker. Similar to Luxemil.com Redirect Virus, it will appear on your browser as a real web site and provide rich online resources for you. You cannot tell the difference between a real search engine and a fake one because Search-results.com looks quite common and okay. That’s the genius part of this browser redirect virus. And you still can be attacked by Internet Security 2013 Virus. Hackers created this virus on purpose. They try to collect valuable information and money as well from innocent PC users all over the world. Once your computer has been infected by this Search-results.com browser redirect virus, you will have the chances to be hacked online!

Why is this virus called as a browser hijacker or browser redirect virus? According to its characters, Search-results.com virus will redirect you to other associated hacked web sites like the one called snap.do virus and links if you go ahead with all the online activities from your “new homepage”. Even if the listed results given by this fake search engine look real, they are in fact sponsored by remote hackers! There are numerous and different kinds of viruses and malware hidden in those fake links. Once you open any of them, the viruses hidden beneath will be able to sneak into your computer system with the assistance of Search-results.com browser hijacker. Below is a screen-shot of this browser redirect virus:

It is believed that once the infection is done, this browser hijacker will start the damage by changing several default settings of computer so that it can stay inside longer. There is no good to leave Search-results.com browser redirect virus inside your computer for too long! As mentioned above that it can help other viruses sneak into your computer; it can also help hackers collect valuable information of PC users; it will infect other browsers and parts of computer functions.

Don’t want to lose the whole computer to this Search-results.com browser hijacker? Please contact YooSecurity Online PC Experts for removal assistance. Or you can follow the removal guides below to try it on your own.

Browser Redirect Virus Manual Removal Steps

Why manual removal is suggested as the efficient way to get rid of this virus here? We know that Search-results.com virus is created by hackers with purposes. In order to make benefits out of PC users’ information, hackers have enabled this virus to sneak inside your computer without permission. And in order to remove this browser redirect virus, it will be useless to reinstall browser/browsers; with manual removal process, you don’t have to go over the long and complicated processes of reinstalling Windows or formatting hardware. Following are several basic steps on how to remove this browser hijacker off your computer. Advanced PC skills are needed here.

Step 1: Open Windows Task Manager to end [Search-results.com]. To do that, press Ctrl+Alt+Del keys at the same time or right click on bottom Task Bar.

Step 2: Go to Folder Options from Control Panel. Under View tab, select Show hidden files and folders and non-select Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) then click OK.

Step 3: Go to Registry Editor. First press Windows+R keys and then type regedit in Run box to search.

Step 4: Delete all the following or those related to the following files and registry entries.
%AppData%\Protector-[rnd].exe
%AllUsersProfile%\{random}\
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System “/”
HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\{rnd}
HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\DisallowRun “”

Step 5: Restart PC or browser before you have a final check on this redirecting issue.

Similar Video on How to Modify or Change Windows Registry

Conclusion

With an unwanted webpage on your browser can be really annoying! Even if you have tried the usual ways of changing homepage from the settings of the browser itself, you still cannot get rid of this unwanted homepage. Some may think by uninstalling the infected browser/browsers their computers will be safe. But Search-results.com browser redirect virus does not only infect browsers, it can go through deep down to system files and data. If you only uninstall the infected browsers, the infection is still inside the system. According to most experiences of PC users, they don’t know when their computers have been infected. Reasons for you to catch this infection include: a. visiting pornographic or forbidden content online; b. download and install malicious programs; and c. share files with infected computer systems. Therefore, to avoid this Search-results.com browser hijacker, one should behave well online. Do not visit dangerous web sites when you already know. Most importantly, try to get rid of this browser redirect virus as soon as possible!

Notice: Even though manual removal is the most efficient way to deal with this Search-results.com browser hijacker, it still requires certain level of PC skills and flexibility. Have failed to stop this redirecting action? Please contact YooSecurity Experts now to let them help you out of this situation.

Published by Karen Lawrence & last updated on May 27, 2013 5:43 am

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