Browser comes up with site? I don’t use this NativeSearch thing as the default engine. I went into settings for a reset. But this site still comes up after a while. Each time I tried to close it out and typed in the site addresses I wanted to log on, I will end up seeing this NativeSearch page. How do I get rid of this pop-up? Please advise. Redirect – Remove Browser Hijacker is a web page providing the search engine – NativeSearch on its domain. It seems to be a common site out of thousands one can come across on the Internet. And the search tool seems to be helpful in providing resources online. However, according to recent studies, this pop-up is potentially unwanted by many PC users because it’s found to be very unfriendly and can cause lots of troubles for users when they attempt to go online. This kind of browser trouble is categorized as a browser hijacker or browser redirect. By claiming to be legit search engine and automatically getting on to web browsers without consent, the hijacker can be used by third-parties with their cyber crime activities. One shouldn’t trust any unfamiliar pop-up engines, especially when they can get installed without users’ consent.

When the hijacker has successfully got on web browsers, it will be able to reset the default structures in order to interrupt and redirect users’ online sessions in every possible way. Basically, the default home pages and search engines on browsers will be set to this NativeSearch engine. Victims of this hijacker will go straight to the site each time they attempt to run the Internet browsers. And no matter where you want to log on, this hijacker can keep popping up every once in a while. When you try to search online, you can be redirected to some certain sites or random pages constantly. These can all be caused by the browser hijacker. By constantly redirecting you to certain places online, it can actually prompt other potential threats to further affect the whole system. Besides from that, your online activities can also be recorded by this hijacker. Privacy security will be highly threatened.

To remove hijacker, related program files and registry values need to be deleted and changed back in order to achieve a complete removal of this browser hijacker. Any remaining items could bring the unwanted page right back into the computer. Anti-virus software seems to have no help in hijacker removal. Thus, manual removal process will be suggested in the following to walk you through the steps of getting rid of NativeSearch hijacker pop-up.

The manual removal process will require advanced PC skills to perform. Contact YooSecurity Online PC Experts for help if you are not a computer savvy:

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Browser Hijackers Are Spread Online

Usually, victims of this hijacker don’t know how they get into this trouble. That’s because the hijacker can be spread online using the technique called “bundling”. By bundling with malicious freeware, spam ware and illegal resources, it doesn’t need permissions from PC owners to get installed on browsers when users visit these resources online accidentally or on purposes. Also, being enabled by hackers to escape from many Anti-virus programs, the hijacker can get through to most Windows OS and hijack web browsers including Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome.

Browser Hijackers Are Potentially Risky

1. hijacker can change home pages and default search engines on web browsers once it has got on;
2. It can keep displaying lots of pop-ups to you while online or redirecting you to other suspicious URLs to help prompt malware or spyware;
3. The hijacker can also record your online activities including browsing histories, surfing habits and confidential data ect. to help third-parties benefit;
4. The performance of the affected web browsers as well as the whole system will be slow down by this hijacker.

Step-by-step Manual Removal Instructions

Step A: Open Windows Task Manager by hitting Ctrl+Alt+Del keys at the same time; go to Processes tab on top and scroll down the list to ‘End Process’. Names of the processes may not show exactly the same on each PC:


Step B: Open Control Panel and go to Uninstall a program session; scroll down the list to uninstall this unwanted extensions:


Step C: 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:


Step D: Press Windows+R keys together to pull up Run box and type in regedit to open Registry Editor. Delete registry values of hijacker:


Step E: Change home pages back from pop-up: (Mozilla Firefox)


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Search engines can help enhance our online experience by instantly providing the resources of our queries. But when it comes to this hijacker, the results are different. The hijacker can not only get on browsers without permissions, but cause so much trouble for users when they try to go online. To be more specific, start-up pages and default search engines can be automatically replaced to NativeSearch. And users will get constantly redirected to unwanted results with the potential risks of getting hacked by more cyber threats. But the most severe consequence of the hijacker is its ability to collect valuable information (especially private or confidential data) from the compromised systems to help cyber criminals benefit. If you happen to have this hijacker pop-up and do not enjoy its company at all, remove this malicious browser hijacker from the system right away.

Note: Have spent the last couple days on the removal but all ended up failing? The longer the hijacker stays the more damage it could bring to the system. Contact YooSecurity Online Experts for help now:

Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on October 22, 2013 9:03 am

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