My explorer just went crazy few minutes ago, I don’t know how, and I don’t why? My homepage had change to Spellso Hijacker without my permission, and I can’t change it back. However, that’s not the worse, each time I tried to open a new tap, it directed me to another site which looks like malicious one, keep popping ads and annoying videos from time to time. I literary uninstalled my explorer and reinstalled it again, the Spellso Hijacker thing won’t go away. I searched some information from internet and was told that’s a hijacker, how can I get rid of this tricky thing? Please help!

Brief Introduction to Spellso Hijacker

Spellso Hijacker is a browser hijacker, like many other hijackers, it usually will be bundled with free software which computer users can download from the Internet, it will mount itself silently without letting users know, most people may notice that after they launch the explorer and found that their homepage had been change to Spellso Hijacker. This one looks like a search provider, like Google, Bing etc, but actually that’s a fake one, even though you can type words in it, it may not lead you to the information you want and redirect you to sites all about ads and commercial info which could be very annoying, what’s worse, it does not work if you try ot change your homepage back or any other sites, and nothing is going to change even you reboot your computer! Although Spellso Hijacker offers various features, like quick access to your Facebook account, Youtube, Twitter, Digg, etc, it is not worth your trust. It’ll create more traffic for the creator by advertising various commercial pages to victims. They make advertising revenue by promoting affiliate links, so that make sense why there are so many hijackers spread on the internet.

Spellso Hijacker Screenshot

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Spellso Hijacker will get you dozens of ads among your search results which are not only annoying but they can also redirect you to malicious pages. Well, sometimes, some people may click some links from these pages by accident, then I’ll tell you all you got will not just a hijacker, some unwanted programs may already downloaded and run without your permission, you can describe it as rub salt into one’s wounds, I’m sure you could understand the harm. Your cpu usage will be highly taken up by these programs, which make your system runs very slow even that’s a newly bought computer, and they will perform some vicious action to your system, then many other programs may not be able to launch. What’s more, Spellso Hijacker redirect can track users’ Internet browsing history and record all information you enter while browsing. Cyber criminals can use it to steal your login details, IP addresses, the websites you have been visiting and search queries you have been making, so that they can take advantage of that, and it depends on valuable level of your info, they could use it in bad means. No matter what, I suggest all victims to get rid of this hijacker as soon as possible.

Besides, you will notice dozens of ads among your search results which are not only annoying but they can also redirect you to malicious pages. Well, sometimes, some people may click some links from these pages by accident, then I’ll tell you all you got will not just a hijacker, some unwanted programs may already downloaded and run without your permission, you can describe it as rub salt into one’s wounds, I’m sure you could understand the harm. Your cpu usage will be highly taken up by these programs, which make your system runs very slow even that’s a newly bought computer, and they will perform some vicious action to your system, then many other programs may not be able to launch. What’s more, Spellso Hijacker redirect can track users’ Internet browsing history and record all information you enter while browsing. Cyber criminals can use it to steal your log in details, IP addresses, the websites you have been visiting and search queries you have been making, so that they can take advantage of that, and it depends on valuable level of your info, they could use it in bad means. For the safe of you and your computer, please remove this hijacker at once!

The properties of Infected Computer

-Can change your homepage to Spellso 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 Spellso Redirect. 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 Spellso 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.

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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 Spellso 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:

To avoid hijacker like this, you need to be careful when download and install programs, Custom installation usually allows you to see if there are any bundles coming along the main download. Take preventive measures will always be a good way to protect your computer! However, 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 Spellso Hijacker from Computer.

Suggestion: To follow removal guide that mentioned above, a level of computer knowledge is needed. Still can’t get out of this Hijacker? Contact online experts for help now!

Published by Leo R. Oscar & last updated on September 30, 2014 5:50 am

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