Can’t get rid of Snap.do Virus? Have you been redirected lately when surfing the Internet to a certain webpage – Snap.do (search.snap.do) and other related sites? Even your Internet browser’s homepage has been reset to this unwanted site? And no matter where you want to go, it just leads you to its homepage and other unwanted pages. As a matter of fact, this is known to be a Snap.do redirect virus.

Snap.do Virus Browser Hijacker Description

Snap.do virus, or search.snap.do is a specially hacked web site that will forcibly change your homepages and other default settings of your browser/browsers so that it can show up every time when you try to log on other sites. With a deceitful yet common appearance, Snap.do is pretending itself as a search engine which provides lots of online contents. But the fact is, all the searching results given by this Snap.do virus are sponsored by hackers who create nasty viruses and steal money from PC users worldwide. Once there’s a search.snap.do page on your browser, try to avoid putting personal information online.

Snap.do Virus is categorized as a precarious browser hijacker which is designed by cyber criminals to intrude internet users’ browser. Once get installed in a target computer, the search.snap.do.com popup Virus will take over the browser and redirect the victims’ homepage to numerous pop-ups. The popup Virus will drive the victims crazy with the automatic launching of the pop-ups.
Once sneaking into a targeted computer without any permission or consciousness, it will mess up the infected computer with plenty of redirection of the homepage or search results. Therefore, the victims will be unable to surf the net normally and effectively as they should. What’s worse, the pop-ups on the screens will keep themselves showing which will kill the victims’ nerve. However, majority of victims can’t do anything helpful to get rid of the redirection and the pop-ups. If the victims failed to remove Snap.do Virus, the browser hijacker will bring more damages to the infected computer. For instance, the popup Virus is equipped to input other potential threats such as adware, Trajan horse, into the targeted computers without any knowledge from the innocent internet users. Therefore, Snap.do redirect Virus may bring more damage into the infected computer if without removal timely.

Once the infection is done, Snap.do virus will secretly change several default settings of your computer so that it won’t be easily got rid of by antivirus software. When you try to go online via the infected browser/browsers, you will be redirected constantly. Also, there will be lots of pop up windows to annoy you. There are chances to be infected with Snap.do redirect virus. Visiting websites that contain porno or gambling contents, receiving spam emails or downloading fake nasty applications will all lead to this infection. YooSecurity Labs has incrementally been receiving reports and complaints from our customers on these toolbar hijacker in the past months, and since the toolbar are still the “effective way of online marketing” for some unethical companies, these toolbar will still be headaches of computer users for the years to come. Please be aware that whenever you install certain software, please read the terms and options the software vendor provides, and un-check the option to install certain toolbar you don’t need. As most of the toolbar like Snap.do are purposely made to get your privacy information and reap commercial interests from you. It is recommended you should stay away from unfamiliar sites and search engines online. This Snap.do virus browser hijacker needs to be manually removed as soon as possible!

To save your computer, you can manually remove this Snap.do browser hijacker by the following manual steps (For Advanced Users Only). If you are not a computer Wiz, you are suggested to get help from YooSecurity Online Experts.

Snap.do virus Screenshot

A Step-by-step Manual Removal Guide

Snap.do Virus pop-up has been categorized as a browser hijacker which is sponsored specially to attack computers all around the world. Once installed on a targeted computer in degrading manner, the Snap.do Virus pop-up redirects victims’ website regardless of browsers or search engines. The Snap.do pop-up will display plenty of pop-ups which are related to the browser hijacker. So that innocent Internet users can’t go online as they usually do.

Internet users may get the Snap.do Virus pop-up on their computers in several manners. To illustrate, when computer users download some freeware, adware which is bundled with the Snap.do pop-up, they may get such an infection.  Some free games or junk emails are also mediations for cyber criminals to access a targeted computer. Accordingly, please pay attention to unknown software or programs in the case that your computer gets attacked by the annoying browser hijacker.

Since your antivirus programs cannot deal with this Snap.do redirect virus completely, you will need to manually delete Snap.do Virus by following these steps given as below. And in case any mistakes might happen during the process, please spend some time on making a backup before getting started:

Step 1: Restart the infected computer to Safe mode with networking. When you press the power button or restart it from Start menu, repeatedly hit F8 key; then use arrow keys to select Safe mode with networking and press Enter.

Step 2: Open Windows Task Manager to end [Snap.do/ search.snap.do]. To do that, press Ctrl+Alt+Del keys at the same time or right click on bottom Task Bar.
Windows Task Manager

Step 3: Go to Folder Options from Control Panel. Under View tab, select Show hidden files and folders and non-select Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) then click OK.

Step 4: Go to Registry Editor. First press Windows+R keys and then type regedit in Run box to search for register entries of Snap.do Virus.

Step 5: Delete all the following or those related to the following files.
%AppData%\[rnd].exe
%AppData%\result.db
%AllUsersProfile%\{random}\

HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run Regedit32
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System “DisableRegedit” = 0
HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\{rnd }
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\Current\Winlogon\”Shell” = “{rnd.com }.exe”

Step 7: Reboot the computer again and let it get into normal mode this time.

Video on How to Modify or Change Windows Registry

Conclusion

Snap.do virus is just another newly released hijacker to infect our computers. To be infected by a browser redirect virus, a wrong click online would do the job. This browser redirect virus can help other viruses to get inside your computer to enlarge the infections. For example, when you land on the fake searching results links, Trojans and other malicious programs can be allowed automatically to download into your computer. It will collect your personal information for remote hackers so that they can make benefits out of them. It can also turn your computer into running slower generally till it’s completely stuck. And if you don’t remove it out of your computer, it will continue to infect other browsers and PC functions. Therefore, it is really not a wise option to keep Snap.do redirect virus inside your computer for too long.

Notice: If you are still not sure on how to completely remove Snap.do virus or don’t want to mess up your files and damage your whole machine, please contact YooSecurity Expert now to safely resolve your problem and keep you from headache.

Published by Michael Myn & last updated on March 11, 2014 2:41 am

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