Can a virus be able to make strange things on my computer? My browser went to Othersa.info each time I want to go to another website. Some new web sites are opened when I am searching online. Those sites seem to provide variety an-ti virus programs or full of advertisements. I am confused about that and not sure if I should believe in what they say. Will it be dangerous for me to click on those sites? How could I get my computer back to usual? I don’t want these unreliable things on my computer at all.
Infected With Othersa.info Redirect Virus – How to Remove?
Othersa.info is one member of the family of browser hijacker virus. Well taking over all the abilities of a browser hijacker virus, it acts well when redirects victims to its own main sites and make unnoticeable changes to the default settings of all the browsers on the infected computers. Whatever search engine you use it can make it acts weirdly. New tabs appear randomly and you cannot find out how this happens. If you take a careful look at those unlike new tabs opened by the redirect virus,you will find that most of them provides unwanted information and unknown software. They are definitely not what computer users need. Oppositely, they may contain useless add-ons and lead your computer to install more and more unwanted things.
Besides modifying the original setup in the invaded computers the redirect virus also changes other system files of other programs installed in the infected computer. That is why some of your programs cannot run normally. They tend to run quite slowly or go to dead when try to run them. Othersa.info was designed by those bad guys offline secretly and aims at making illegal profits by misleading victims to click on those untrusted links and thus cause rate of flow. Othersa.info virus hides deeply in your computer and is creating its random files with random names all the time, and some of them are hidden. So when you tried to use some anti virus software or some special programs to delete this virus, you are likely to result in a failure, Even when you try some ways to show all the files in system, anti virus are not able to find out what exact files are related to the virus as it has infected so many databases in the given in computers.
It is a tragedy to watch your computer being ruined by a virus but you cannot do anything effective to save it. When you find you are redirected please beware that might be a clue that your computer is infected with such virus; If you are redirect to Othersa.info you can be sure that your PC gets this redirect virus for sure. When you find strange icons occur in your desktop you should have a good check on the whole computer to see if it has been hacked or not. Keep a good habit is not wrong.
Common Symptoms of Redirect Virus Infection:
1. Your homepage, search provider, desktop Background are changed;
2. Constant pop ups and new tabs of ads occur often;
3. It works badly when you try to run some usual software or programs;
4. Unknown websites are listed in the bookmarks without your intention or notice;
5. Folder options, task manager, registry editing tools are disabled.
6. Advertisements from stranger companies start to appear out of nowhere.
7. The browser behaves unusually such as URL/link redirects will occur.
8. Unwanted and unknown Plugin/extension or add-ons have been attached to the browsers.
9. Useless shortcuts are on desktop or creepy websites are added to favorites/bookmarks without your knowledge.
How to Remove Othersa.info Completely?
Step A: Open Windows Task Manager to end process related to the redirect virus. 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.
If it does not work, Click the Start button, click the run option, type taskmgr and press OK. The Windows Task Manager should open.
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.
Step C: Press Windows+R keys to pull up Run box and type in regedit to open Registry Editor.
Step D: Delete all these associated files and registry entries with Othersa.info Redirect virus in Registry Editor as below(they are randomly named ususally):
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Associations “LowRiskFileTypes” = ‘ ’
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Attachments “SaveZoneInformation” = ’1′
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System “DisableTaskMgr” = ’1′
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\system “DisableTaskMgr” = ’1′
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Download “CheckExeSignatures” = ‘no’
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main “Use FormSuggest” = ‘yes’
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced “Hidden” = ’0′
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced “ShowSuperHidden” = 0′
Step E: Change home pages back from the domain of this redirect virus.
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Summary on Othersa.info Redirect Virus
Keeping a virus within a computer is a rather bad decision. The thought that this is just a small thing if redirected to other sites is definitely wrong. “I don’t want to try that much to remove it.” Small errors lead to a disaster. This virus is able to cause unwanted tasks to download malware or other viruses from online. It opens a way for other virus to invade into your computer and makes it sick to be prevent from being damaged. Time goes by and your computer is getting worse and worse. Finally may result in a crash. It is a rather emergent thing to remove Othersa.info as soon as possible from your computer.
Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on July 19, 2013 11:09 am