What’s Zwiiky.com? How does it come into my Firefox? My Firefox gets this Zwiiky.com this morning and I have also tried in many ways to get rid of it, but it is still there. And every time when I run Firefox, this search site will come up soon as my homepage, but originally the Google search engine is my default homepage and search tool. How can this weird staff change that? And now I cannot do anything to change back! I’m frustrated! Please help me out.

Description of Zwiiky.com Hijacker

Zwiiky.com is sorted to be browser hijacker which is related with Dounty.com redirect infection to attack Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Safari on windows computer and Mac. This pesky Zwiiky.com redirect infection can get on your computer by bundling into those free downloading software. Actually this browser hijacker can be inserted into free software as a part of add-on or plugin by cyber criminals. When PC users download and install the software they need, this Zwiiky.com hijacker will naturally reside on their computer without their notice. Therefore, it’s strongly suggested to select customized installation to check if there is any other suspicious and unwanted app asked to install into your machine. And then you can block this unwanted app by unmarking the uninstall option. Besides, you need to be careful of those malicious contents. Don’t visit malicious websites, as those websites are controlled by cyber criminals and inserted unknown infection including this Zwiiky.com hijacker. Once you open those malicious websites, this redirect will soon activate and drop on your machine. In fact, this Zwiiky.com redirect is spread online and to avoid this hijacker getting into your computer, you had better pay attention to your online activities and behave yourself well.

Once Zwiiky.com infection gets on your machine, it will mess up the system soon and gradually damage system functions. The common symptom is that it changes the homepage and default search engine of the web browser, then every time when you run the browser, just this site pops up. It takes control of your web browser in this way. Zwiiky.com redirects you to unrelated search result or strange links whatever you want to look up on this search bar. And your websites are also hijacked with many popping up ads. Those unstoppable pop ups will drive you to be crazy and interrupts your online activities a lot. Due to this Zwiiky.com hijacker, the Internet speed also slows down soon. You will find it takes a long time to open web browser even gets stuck when run a new tap. Zwiiky.com infection will create tons of junk to occupy more system capacity. What’s worse, this hijacker can act a backdoor to bring other threats into computer.  If your computer is infected with many kinds of virus, it will get more problems.  Computer may get more stuck or even crash down often, even worse, computer may get a blue screen of death. The computer performance will soon be slowed down and you even cannot run a large program on the infected computer. Gradually, those viruses will damage the hardware. To avoid this Zwiiky.com infection as well as other threats doing harms on computer, please remove it as soon as you find it on your computer.

Main Traits of Zwiiky.com Hijacker

-Can change your homepage or the default search engine to Zwiiky.com 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 Zwiiky.com browser hijacker.

NOTE: If you find any of these symptoms on your computer, that proves your PC is under attack and seriously infected with Zwiiky.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 Zwiiky.com Hijacker

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Manual Removal Guide of Browser Hijacker (For Computer Literate)

There is a removal guide of Zwiiky.com 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 Zwiiky.com 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 Zwiiky.com 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:

Zwiiky.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 and displays endless pop-ups on the screen to prevent them from getting online normally and smoothly. Don’t think this Zwiiky.com redirect infection is not as harmful as those stubborn viruses like Trojan horse, ransomware, worms, since this redirect can also bring those harmful viruses to infect the computer, which will greatly slow down PC 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 Zwiiky.com hijacker? Contact online experts for help now!

Published by Leo R. Oscar & last updated on April 24, 2015 5:15 pm

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