When you try to open a website always get Ism.sitescout.com? As if your search engine loses normal search function that it can’t help you find out results you need? Your internet browser is quite odd recently? Are you wonder that is your computer has been infected virus? I do believe this article will offer you a great help.
Ism.sitescout.com Hijacker Description
Ism.sitescout.com is a fraud webpage which is dangerous for your PC. It is defined as browser hijacker that hijacks internet browser like Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Bing etc. When your computer get infected a search redirect virus，every time you try to use Google or some other browsers to search something, you always get several strange results. It makes the browser useless because it is linked to browser hijackers and other malware infections that always redirects your links to unwanted and malicious websites. It can also slow down your computer system and internet speed. When it get into the PC, it infects several system files and registry which mess up the whole system. Ism.sitescout.com is the most critical threat that must be removed as quickly as possible.
Commonly, Ism.sitescout.com Hijacker is distributed through malicious programs such as Trojans, worms etc by displaying attractive, sexy ads. It is controlled and maintained by computer hackers and spammers. When you click on the advertisement, it starts installation in your computer without taking your permission. When it gets installed, it modifies your browser’s settings, homepage, privacy, cookies, history. Whenever you surf the internet, it will display annoying ads and links on web pages. You may also experience redirection problem. Therefore, it is suggested to remove/uninstall Ism.sitescout.com from the computer. If you have no idea about uninstallation/removal of the hijacker then follow the manual and automatic methods for complete removal of the virus.
How to Identify Browser Hijacker?
- Your browser settings and browser home page will be changed by it.
- It may show numerous undesirable and annoying pop-ups.
- This browser redirect will connect to the internet without your permission.
- The browser hijacker keeps track of your internet browsing data and sends your browsing history data to remote location servers, owned by hackers that use this information to advertise their products via numerous pop-ups and hijacked browser homepages, new icons.
- The browser redirect can install unwanted programs to a victim’s computer without user’s knowledge and consent. This can make your computer slower in performance and stability.
- The hijacker may produce many fake alert warnings, stating that your PC is infected with Trojans or other malware that do not actually exist.
How to Safely Remove Browser Hijacker?
Step 1: Press CTRL+ALT+DEL or CTRL+SHIFT+ESC. Open the Windows Task Manager.
If that didn’t work, try another way. Press the Start button and click on the Run option. This will start the Run tool. Type in taskmgr and press OK. This should start the Windows Task Manager
Step 2: In the Windows Task Manager click on the Processes tab. Find the process by name. random.exe. Then scroll the list to find required process. Select it with your mouse or keyboard and click on the End Process button. This will kill the process.
Step 3: Delete malicious registry entries related to Ism.sitescout.com browser redirect hijacker.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Active Setup\Installed Components\random
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\“UninstallString” = “‘%AppData%\[RANDOM]\[RANDOM].exe” -u
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\“ShortcutPath” = “‘C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\SOAU8277 512.exe” -u’”
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce “SOAU8277 512” = “‘C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\random.exe’
Step 4: Remove malicious files of Ism.sitescout.com browser redirect
Video of Key Steps on How to Modify or Change Windows Registry:
At last but not least, Ism.sitescout.com redirect should be removed as soon as possible. If you leave it alone, it will not only stay in your computer, but also can put your IP in very dangerous condition. However, if you can remove it in time, it can’t do any harm to your computer and won’t ask for money any more. Also please don’t pay money to this scam, even if you pay to the hackers, they won’t unlock your computer. Never believe those so called free software! Don’t download to install those stuffs in your computer. They can not only remove the Ism.sitescout.com hijacker for you, but also may bring you much more other bad stuffs such as ransomware, scam virus even fake things. You may not be aware that those so called free software can be another cheater, which will make you gain just more loss. Please don’t take a chance to have a try. It’s nonsense. There is no free lunch! If you really can’t remove the hijacker yourself, please find an expert for assistance. This is the best choice.
Note: there may be some differences according to different computers. If you really don’t know what to do, YooCare/Yoosecurity is your best choice.
Published by Leo R. Oscar & last updated on July 4, 2013 11:54 am