Every time you start the web browser, Wow.utop.it emerges? Is it a useful thing? If you leave it in the computer, will it bring you any potential risks? What can you do if various antivirus programs fail to stop it? There are some unfamiliar toolbars displaying in the browser as well? You do not think you permit these toolbars to get in your computer? This article will help you learn more about the browser hijacker.
Wow.utop.it Redirect – How to Remove?
If your web browser starts behaving strangely like forcing you to visit Wow.utop.it or changing your default homepage and search provider without your permission, then your computer must be hijacked by a browser redirecting malware or infected by an adware. Now Browser hijacking is a type of online fraud and it makes many PC users annoyed because when your computer is compromised, you cannot navigate to certain web pages as you wish properly. It can take control of your web browser, change your home page, redirect your search results to malicious sites or hammer you with a barrage of popup ads. The attackers usually create this threat for making money from your browser usage. Once detecting it, you should get rid of it as quickly as you can.
Wow.utop.it hijacker is usually bundled with some unknown free programs as an additional add-on or plug-in downloaded from the Internet. After you install some potentially unwanted programs to your computer, you will find that every time you open your browser, no matter you are using Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome or Safari, you will be redirected to irrelevant pages against your will. Those pages may provide a survey to let you fill up your personal information and get a “free” gift or offer you a bogus search engine and force you to set it as your default homepage. When do you that, you will experience many troubles while surfing the web because the Wow.utop.it redirect which looks like a legitimate search engine will not provide you any reliable search results. It is just a spam search provider that only displays crazy ads and sponsored links. Browser hijacking is not only annoying but also dangerous, as the web pages you are redirected to may further be used to download more malicious software or malware to your PC. Therefore, it is highly recommended that computer users should always read Terms and Agreements of any new applications that you are about to download so as to avoid this harmful browser hijacker getting installed on the computer. Most importantly, you have to take immediate action to get rid of it without any delay.
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The Hijacker Popup Screenshot
* The above screenshot shows the regular appearance of this Wow.utop.it redirect. Similar to many other browser hijackers, it pops up on your browser as the new home page which looks exactly like a useful search webpage. But different from regular search webpages, it often changes browser defaults without users’ permission and will mess up the browser completely to prevent users from going online effectively. Users not only get annoying pop ups all over the webs, but keep being redirected to unwanted websites online whenever they try to search something. It may look like a helpful search engine to you but it works differently. Such browser hijacker can be responsible for a lot of other troubles on your computer including potential malware and privacy security issues.
How to get rid of Wow.utop.it redirect from computer?
As mentioned above, manual removal is much more efficient and guarantees a successful uninstall of this hijacker from computer compared to anti-virus removal. As the browser hijacker is not only able to reset browser defaults to cause disorders, but adjust certain files and registry keys to make its effect last longer. Thus, besides from resetting browser defaults, uninstalling unknown extensions and clearing browsing histories manually, users will also need to check for program files and registry errors in order to completely fix this browser problem. A guide is contained below to walk you through the basic steps to remove the hijacker.
Browser Hijacker Manual Removal Instructions
A step-by-step guide to remove the hijacker manually from Mozilla Firefox:
1. Windows Task Manager.
Press CTRL+ALT+DELETE or CTRL+SHIFT+ESC; or pull up Run box from Start menu to type in taskmgr
Right click on items you want to end, select Go To Process
Click on End Process
Click on Processes tab
End process of all Firefox items/ Wow.utop.it hijacker
2. Delete virus files and adjust registries from system.
Click on Start button
Search for “folder options” on top right corner
Click on View tab
Show hidden files, folders, and drives
C:\Users\profile name here\AppData\-
* Files and registries of the Wow.utop.it can be changed or renamed time from time in order to keep the infection functioning longer. If you are not able to identify the related items, contact online experts for help instantly.
3. Reset Firefox.
Click on Tools – Options
Under General tab – reset home page on Firefox
Under Privacy tab – clear browsing histories
4. Close out all the windows and restart the system to take effects.
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Wow.utop.it is a browser hijacker or redirect. Through tampering with and distorting the main browser settings, it is able to modify your homepage as well as default search engine. It looks like a legitimate site so that some computer users may think it is useful. In fact, browser hijackers always disguise as a common search engine. It succeeds in making many unwary computer users to install it on the computer by hiding in some third-party programs. You may not know when it enters the computer. If you do not cancel the installation of the bundled item during installing some free programs, you can see it on your computer. You will be also harassed by many pop-up ads that will make your computer infected with dangerous viruses easily. To protect your computer, you should remove it as soon as possible.
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Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on March 26, 2014 7:15 pm