Please help me! Now I can see thousands of ads popping up from a website called Even though I have tried many times to close those pop-up ads, they still show up. I cannot finish any tasks on my computer now, and I also wonder that if my computer is infected with some virus stuff, because I am not a computer savvy and don’t know how it happens. Can you tell me if my computer is really infected with some kind of virus, and the data and information stored on my computer is safe or not? Please give me some advices on how to do with it.

Description of Hijacker

Many PC users currently may think is a good search engine, since it also has a similar face as other authentic search engines like Google have. Yes, when you first look at it, you will find that it also gives you the regular Web, Images, Video and News searches. It seems no harms and no difference from authentic search engine. If you think that, you will be tricked by this fake and malicious search engine. is nasty browser hijacker and has a bad effect on computer and interrupts PC users’ online activities. While entering your computer, it will modify your homepage or default search engine and replace your previous homepage and search engine of your browser with If you try to perform a web search via this browser hijacker’s homepage, you would notice that it cannot even process your search query and just show you the wrong or unrelated search results, and some results may be malicious and infectious. If you enter any websites’ URL to visit your expected site, you will be redirected to another unknown and suspicious website. And you may find that different kinds of ads like coupon, discounting sales, fitness, movie, video and so on show up unstoppably. If you click on those ads, you will be further redirected to a new tab of this website and this new tab is about those ads mentioned above. Those webpages are full of malware, viruses, sometimes those malware or viruses can automatically activate and install on your computer without your notice once you visit. If you cannot remove this pesky browser hijacker, your computer will gradually get more damages and become weaker and cannot run any more.

Why browser hijacker like is so annoying even makes people feel quite helpless? This is because is a kind of aggressive add-on or extension not a virus technically. No antivirus programs can detect and remove it. Therefore, it is easy for this browser hijacker to escape from security tools’ scanning and sneak on your computer. And what makes people worry this hijacker most is that people’s personal crucial data even banking details may be lost due to this hijacker. It can monitor your internet activities and use cookies to collect your online traces and then steal personal sensitive information, especially like banking details. You may suffer from financial loss especially when you make shopping online. As those browser hijacker and other malwares, Trojan, or viruses are usually distributed on the Internet, and nowadays we also usually works on computer and depend on network, thus it increases the high risk of being infected with one or more threats. To avoid getting this browser hijacker or other threats, don’t usually visit suspicious websites about porn, music, video, game, shopping etc. Don’t download unknown free software and avoid opening unknown e-mail attachments. If you find your computer has been infected with this hijacker, please eliminate it without any delay.

Main Traits of Hijacker

-Can change your homepage or the default search engine to 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 hijacker. If you are not a computer savvy, Please contact YooSecurity Online PC Experts to remove this browser hijacker virus for you.

Manual Removal Guide of Browser Hijacker (For Computer Literate)

There is a removal guide of 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 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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If you find your homepage or default search engine is changed to, it is very likely that your browser is hijacked by a redirect. Browser hijack aims at attacking your website and modifying homepage or default search engine, and at the same time preventing you from visiting some websites about malware removal software, security websites and other legitimate sites that would provide you with virus removal help. Thus it can redirect you to the sites you don’t want to access. Among those sites there may be several or more malicious websites that try to deceive you into purchasing such fake commodity as fake antivirus program, coupon and so on. What’s worse, it can steal your important and sensitive information, which will lead to your financial loss. Therefore, it is better to remove it as quickly as possible.
Suggestion: To follow removal guide that mentioned above, a level of computer knowledge is needed. Still can’t get out of hijacker? Contact online experts for help now!

Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on September 22, 2014 1:31 pm

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