How can I remove Plmx.packimage.net redirect from Mozilla Firefox? It controls my browser and it has become my homepage while I cannot set it back. I don’t see it in program list and my antivirus doesn’t detect it. What can I do to get it off?
Computer infected by Plmx.packimage.net Redirect – How to Remove?
Plmx.packimage.net redirect is potentially malicious software, classified as browser hijacking. It can make the Internet browser be redirected to the site of Plmx.packimage.net as well as other sites. Plmx.packimage.net redirect is said to be produced in order to simplify the way people use the web (according to their claims). They say their service is voluntary, and their products are manually downloaded and installed and users register and provide their information voluntarily. However, in fact, it is immoral as Plmx.packimage.net virus entraps users, because its installation is often associated with more software, including malicious software, especially the spy software, all the download and installations are done without the user’s consent. Applications and Internet browser objects are bundled with the redirect virus and many other dangerous malware, including the third party plug-in, toolbar, software and documentation, including freeware, shareware, codec, etc.
Once this Plmx.packimage.net Redirect virus invades your computer system, it will start its scam. It reset almost every default settings on your computer, especially those with your browsers. Since it takes over the whole control of your browsers it will give you nonstop popping ups of advertisements or other pages that it promotes. Just similar to the way it spreads; it promotes other threats and will make it possible for them to get into your system which has been weakened by it. More and more potential risks will invade into your computer and your system will get more and more vulnerable. One more thing you need to pay attention is that
Common Symptoms of Redirect Virus Infection :
1. Your homepage, search provider, desktop backgrounds 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 Plug-in/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.
Computer users often get this redirect virus when they open the attachments of some unknown or strange mails. You need to take care when you install or download any software online. Be careful when you are going to click on back links on a page. You may also realize that the promote part under the search bar changes all the time. What it displays there is trying to lead you to click on it and redirect you to an unsafe page. And on those pages you are never careful enough because they are full of unstable factors and unsafe contents.
Note: Manual Removal, though is the most effective way to remove the virus, requires expertise and which is for advanced users, if you don’t have much experience in dealing with redirect virus. Contact YooSecurity Online PC Experts for removal assistance.
Your computer might infect this virus via unsafe freeware, shareware or advertising-supported programs such as various browser add-ons or toolbars. Once it enters in your computer.
Manual Removal Step by Step Instructions
Step A: Open Windows Task Manager to end process related to the Plmx.packimage.net 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.
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 this browser hijacker in Registry Editor. The registry files are listed randomly. Besides, you need to delete the infection files of the redirect virus from your system files to prevent it from coming back. Those files are named randomly also but may be different on different operating systems.
Step E: Change home page back from this unwanted Plmx.packimage.net redirect virus on targeted browsers.
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Plmx.packimage.net Redirect is a browser hijacker search engine, commonly bundled inside other free software installation programs. When Plmx.packimage.net is installed on your computer, it modifies your Internet search settings to Plmx.packimage.net search settings and it changes your Internet home page to its own homepage which performs browsing redirects and displays advertisements from unknown vendors. This redirect virus can be installed on common Internet browsers (Internet Explorer, Chrome or Firefox) if a user doesn’t pay attention when installing free software (commonly). It is highly recommended to get the virus off as early as possible!
Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on October 16, 2013 6:43 am