Hey, I have a computer infection that hijacks my Internet Explorer, but I have no clue to clear up this Searchvvay.com redirect infection. You know, I am a computer literate and I just have an antivirus program on this computer. But to my surprise, antivirus can’t catch this kind of infection. And I always see pop-ups on the webpage, which should be caused by this redirect infection. I click one pop-up, and then another one comes up. It seems can’t be stopped. Anyway, it is very annoying. Please help me clean this infection as soon as possible. Thanks!

Brief Description of Searchvvay.com Hijacker

Searchvvay.com is fake webpage to mislead some innocent computer users. Even though on its page, it also show search shortcuts like Web, Images, News or Videos and offer search bar, it actually has no search functions like Google, Yahoo and Bing. If web browser is infected with Searchvvay.com, the default settings of web browser will soon be modified. The homepage and search tool will be changed to be this page. If you use this page to look up what you want to search, you will find that it can’t help you get the correct search results. And it always pops up different kinds of product ads, attractive flash pictures, and video or fake message banner to attract people to click on it. But you should not click on anything from the page, as those pop-ups are usually carried virus or malware thing, and one clicking will bring the virus or malware. What’s worse, once the computer is compromised with this Searchvvay.com hijacker, computer problems will gradually happen.  Web browser will take a long time to load, and if you open many tabs, the web browser will get stuck or crash down soon. The rest of system capacity will be taken up by junk files created by this hijacker, and computer performance will slow down.

Searchvvay.com hijacker is from malicious and unsafe website, “free” software installation package, spam email or shareware or peer-to-peer files and so on. Cyber criminal create this kind of browser hijacker and spread it on the Internet worldwide to target more and more computers. Cyber criminals will use this browser hijacker to locate and steal your important online information for large illegal profits. The Searchvvay.com redirect can monitor what you do on the Internet, and then record what you input online page. Cyber hackers create malicious websites and put the malware or other computer infection there. When people visit those unsafe websites, the virus or malware will come into the computer system. Similarly, the Searchvvay.com redirect will be added into “free” software installation package. If someone download the software, the browser hijacker will be also installed into computer and control your web browser soon. This browser hijacker will sneak into your computer through many other ways online, and you should keep cautious to your online activities to prevent this redirect infection or other computer threats from accessing your machine.

Main Symptoms of Searchvvay.com 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 Searchvvay.com hijacker. If you are not a computer savvy, Please contact YooSecurity Online PC Experts to remove this browser hijacker for you.

The Screenshot of Searchvvay.com Hijacker

Searchvvay.com

Manual Removal Guide of Browser Hijacker (For Computer Literate)

There is a removal guide of browser 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: Press CTRL, SHIFT and ESC  these three keys together at the same time to pull up Windows Task Manager; click Processes tab on top and scroll down the list to find and end odd processes related to this Searchvvay.com hijacker. Names of the processes are random.

Windows Task Manager

Step 2: Open Control Panel from Start Menu, then open Programs, click on Uninstall a program. Find suspicious programs or tool-bars related to the Searchvvay.com hijacker. Right click on it and select Uninstall.

Programs and Features

Step 3: Go to Folder Options in Control Panel, select the View tab, and then mark “Show hidden files, folders, and drivers” and unmark “Hide protected operating system files” (Recommended) and then click Apply or OK.

Folder Options

Step 4: Go to Registry Editor to delete the path of the related items with the Searchvvay.com browser hijacker.

Registry Editor

Step 5: Clear all history, data and cookies of your infected web browser.

Searchvvay.com hijacker has the ability to insert into web browser and spy on user’s online activities, so it is suggested to delete all history, data and cookies of the infected web browser before a complete removal. Take Internet Explorer for example:

a. From the “Tool” menu button in the upper-right corner of the Internet Explorer window, choose “Safety” > “Delete browsing history…“.

Delete Browsing History 1

b. Then tick Cookie and website data and History, click Delete.

Delete Browsing History

Step 6: Change your homepage of the infected web browser (Take Internet Explorer as Example)

From the Navigation toolbar in Internet Explorer, click Tools menu and select Internet Options, then click General tab, and input the URL you want into the Home page box and then click OK.

Homepage

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Conclusion:

Searchvvay.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 like online banking details, credit card or paypal account information or your business data and displays endless pop-ups on the screen to prevent them from getting online normally and smoothly. Those pop-ups it creates will take up too much Internet resources and slow down Internet speed. The webpage will be hard to load up and even can’t be open after you have tried many times to open the webpage you need. In system, many unwanted junk files will be produced to occupy the rest of system capacity. Even thought at the beginning this redirect infection is not as harmful as those stubborn viruses like Trojan horse, ransomware, worms or payware, this Searchvvay.com redirect also has the ability to bring those harmful viruses to attack computer system, which will greatly slow down PC performance 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 Searchvvay.com hijacker? Contact online experts for help now!

Published by Leo R. Oscar & last updated on May 3, 2016 12:21 pm

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