Home page on Firefox automatically got changed to this Safe.v9.com constantly? Are you not allowed to access other web sites on the Internet anymore because of the constant pop ups including this specific web site and other unwanted pages? Are you also being redirected constantly whenever try to Google from this site? Why is your browser acting like this? How can one stop this mess and recover Firefox?

Safe.v9.com – How to Remove Browser Hijacker

Safe.v9.com is a web site that contains a Google search. While it seems to be a common web page, this Safe.v9 is actually categorized as a browser hijacker or redirect virus which can bring lots of unwanted troubles on your computer. A browser hijacker usually targets at Internet browsers including the popular Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Firefox by modifying their default settings and structures to cause unusable applications. When a browser is hijacked by this Safe.v9.com redirect, computer user will find it difficult to surf online with this browser. Cyber criminals can take advantages of this hijacker to help them benefit.

This Safe.v9.com redirect can attack browsers on different systems even when they have protections from antivirus software. Similar to the Start.sweetpacks.com redirect, this hijacker can also escape from most antivirus protection tools distributing among lots of malicious web sites and freeware online. Even though it’s unwanted by many computer users, Safe.v9 redirect can somehow get itself installed without consent. It can attack your browsers while you are online viewing fishy sites or downloading freeware that bundles with this hijacker. Once installed, Safe.v9.com redirect will become the start-up page on browsers. Its constant pop up domain will be noticed by PC users whenever they try to get online but fail. Unwanted new tabs of webs can also be open automatically. Even though this hijacker also provides a Google search on its web site, it’s not quite safe to use because it may be a fake search engine which is actually sponsored by cyber criminals in backstage and can provide more fishy web sites and links as searching results. Besides from that, one may also notice constant pop up of ads and notices on the web sites he logs on. All in all, it seems quite difficult to surf the Internet with the browsers when being attacked by this Safe.v9.com redirect.

To recover the targeted browsers from being hacked by this hijacker, contact YooSecurity Online PC Experts for removal assistance if you are not a PC expert yourself and don’t know how to remove this browser hijacker.

Safe.v9 Redirect Screen Shot

Safe.v9.com_

Safe.v9.com redirect, similar with most browser hijackers, appears to be quite a regular web site. But when trying to get online, one will soon notice the differences. Being prevented to change default settings on browsers, one will find it difficult to surf the Internet because of all the redirect problems. Despite from the fact that this browser hijacker can get itself installed without consent from PC users and cause unpleasant surfing experiences, many invisible consequences can also be caused by this browser hijacker:

– Online activities and browsing histories can be recorded
– Malware can be prompted in the sites you’re redirected to
– Unfriendly tool bars can be automatically added to the browsers
– The performance of the browser will be slow down causing constant stuck
– Valuable information can be gathered to help cyber criminals benefit

Manual Removal Instructions for Safe.v9 Redirect

Step A: Open Windows Task Manager to end process related to the Safe.v9.com redirect. To do that, press Ctrl+Alt+Del keys at the same time to pull up Window Task Manager; go to Processes tab on top and scroll down the list to find.
taskmanager

Step B: Open Control Panel from Start menu and search for Folder Options. Go to Folder Options window, under View tab, tick Show hidden files and folders and non-tick Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then click OK.
FolderOptions

Step C: Press Windows+R keys to pull up Run box and type in regedit to open Registry Editor.
Run+regedit

Step D: Delete all these associated files and registry entries with this Safe.v9.com hijacker in Registry Editor as below:

%AppData%\[rnd]
%AllUsersProfile%\Programs\{random}\
%CommonStartMenu%\Programs\Users\””
HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Regedit
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System “DisableRegedit”
HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Settings\{.exe}

Step E: Change home page back from this unwanted Safe.v9.com site on browsers.
homepage-setting-firefox

Video guide on browser hijacker removal:

Conclusion

While providing so much convenience in surfing online, browsers can also cause troubles especially when they are hacked by browser hijackers like this Safe.v9.com redirect. Even though a PC is protected by antivirus software, it can still be targeted by this hijacker because this computer virus can’t seem to be stopped by antivirus. And distributed among malicious web sites and freeware, it can get itself installed without permission from PC owners. Internet browsers including Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Firefox on different systems can all be targeted by this hijacker. Once installed, Safe.v9.com redirect will be able to modify the default structures of the browsers including the home pages and search engines settings. It can set itself as the new home page and a seem-to-be-real Google as the default search engine. Whenever you try to get online from this given search engine, you will be redirected constantly back to this specific domain and other unwanted web sites. Constant ads can also be displayed on the sites you log on. Among these consequences, privacy security is the most concerned by many because this hijacker can collect valuable information out of the infected systems to help cyber criminals benefit.

Note: Still get a lot of pop ups whenever surfing online? Please contact YooSecurity Online Experts to get further help to achieve a complete removal of this Safe.v9.com redirect.

Published by Karen Lawrence & last updated on July 8, 2013 5:43 am

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