Can someone tell me what this MetaSearch.com can do to my computer? Is it a virus? I can always get this page opened when I run Internet Explorer. I can’t find my homepage anymore and I’m not able to change the homepage to a desired one. Recently, I have gotten many strange and unknown pop-ups when I use my computer. I don’t know what cause this problem. So, I need help urgently as I don’t want to get more troubles on my machine. Thanks in advance.
Brief Introduction to This Website
If you see this MetaSearch.com on your browser, please do not hesitate to get it removed from your computer. Do not judge it as a legit website that provides online searching. It has been proved by many victims all over the world that it belongs to be a browser hijacker that created by cyber criminals who want to use it to get illegal benefits from innocent computer users. It can cause many problems to the corrupted machines if it cannot be removed in time. Users can get heap of pop-ups and irrelevant advertisements that generated by this hijacker. It can be really troublesome to have that stuff on computer.
The Screenshot of This Hijacker
MetaSearch.com pretends to be a useful search engine for people to use. However, when people try to use it to search something online, the result will never be satisfied. The result can barely have to right things that users try to find, instead, the result can be full of advertisements which can redirect users to many other web pages that contain useless stuff and fake coupons. People can be lured to purchase products with low prices. However, it is a trick that used by cyber hackers to collect financial information from innocent computer users. Once the credit card information and bank material are grasped by cyber hackers, they can use the information for other crimes like fraud and so on.
So, how can this MetaSearch.com infiltrate target computers without being detected by security tools? Technically speaking, it is only a website, but cyber hackers who own it make it be evil, and it is not a kind of computer infection that can be detected by anti-virus program as it is not a virus. It can bypass the scan of security tools which can make it be easier than other computer threats to sneak into target computers. People can get this infection when they try to download freeware from the Internet as cyber hackers can implant this infection to those free programs which are needed for users. Once this hijacker gets installed on the machines, the browsers’ homepages can be changed to be this MetaSearch.com and users will not able to modify it from browser settings. Also, many other basic functions can be disabled by this hijacker. In a word, this redirect infection can cause many severe problems to users.
The properties of Browser Hijacker
-Can not be detected by your anti-virus software, which makes it hard to uninstall from the computer.
-Once you open your browser, you will be redirected to some unknown websites.
-Can slow down the performance of the computer, or even blue screen.
-Can pop up many unwanted advertisements when you are doing something else.
-Can change your settings in your browser and it is not easy to change it back.
If you find any symptoms listed above showing on your computer, then your computer must be suffered with a browser hijacker that causes you keep being redirecting to this MetaSearch.com. Welcome to contact YooSecurity Online PC Experts for manual removal guide. Also, we will provide a short removal guide below for computer literate.
NOTE: Being afraid to do any wrong operation during the process of removing this browser hijacker? Please contact YooSecurity Online PC Experts, we are here to help you:
Manual Removal Guide of Browser Hijacker (For Computer Literate)
There is a removal guide of Browser 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 hijacker, the name of the process of it is random.
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.
Step 3: Click on Start button at the right lower corner, then click on Control Panel
Then you will come to the Control Panel windows, click on Add and Remove Programs
Then try to find the program which relates to this browser hijacker, highlight it and choose Remove, the program’s name is random.
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.
Then type the URL you want into the Home page box and then click OK
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MetaSearch.com is a malicious browser hijacker that cause makes the situation of the infected computer worse and worse. It can slow down the performance of the corrupted machine and make it slower and slower. Users will take a really long time to open programs and when they go online, they could receive many unwanted pop-ups that can redirect them to other web pages to download other computer infection.
Suggestion: To follow removal guide that mentioned above, a level of computer knowledge is needed. Still can’t get out of MetaSearch.com? Contact online experts for help now!
Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on January 15, 2015 6:03 am