Protectedsearch.com Redirect Information
As a redirectoer, Protectedsearch.com is really an outrage which will bring PC users much pain. When you visit some informal websites, you may be attacked by this Browser Hijacker stealthily. It takes the same way as many Trojans do to invade your PC, have you heard of it? Changing StartUp, re-configurating Browser Options and attacking system or antivirus vulnerabilities to escape from them removing it are all the basic approaches it adopts. You may never be aware of it if you don’t open your internet browser again. Once you open it after the virus accessed your PC, you can find that your homepage has been set to Protectedsearch.com. it provides much information about all kinds of shopping sites for your consideration; however, all the search result is well-designed. It always displays the malicious pages and links to you. The real good normal sites it never list for your choice.
Protectedsearch.com is indeed a webpage, but with many viruses includes Trojan horses, malware or cankered links. It’s nothing different from those famous search sites with a virtuous interface. When you get infected by this browser hijacker, it may not bring you to the forefront because you may think that it just changed your homepage and even you will regard it as one assistant for you to search something more easily. If you really think so, you are all wet. The offensive Protectedsearch.com page or hijacker will drag you into the abyss of pain.
Of course, the browser hijacker mainly promotes Protectedsearch.com to you. This virus is designed as a shopping site to tempt you do payment, but you can never get the things you buy. As a function of Trojans and rootkits, browser hijacks can take several forms and be accompanied by theft of personal information, reduction of your computer’s security or installation of extra types of PC threats such as keyloggers or scam malware. Be conscious of this flaring stuff. The longer time it stays in your computer, the more danger it will pour to you.
The Looking of Protectedsearch.com Hijacker
Key sentences to judge if your computer has been infected with Protectedsearch.com Redirect Virus
A. Your computer is something not normal as usual such as running very slowly.
B. When you open the Task Manager, you can find some strange progress which you never found before.
C. Every time you open your browser, you are redirected to some odd web pages.
D. Your browser runs more and more slowly.
E. It always pops up some irritating advertisements even if you don’t want.
Best Way to Remove Protectedsearch.com Redirector Step by Step?
Step 1: Press CTRL+ALT+DEL or CTRL+SHIFT+ESC. Open the Windows Task Manager.
If that didn’t work, try another way. Press the Start button and click on the Run option. This will start the Run tool. Type in taskmgr and press OK. This should start the Windows Task Manager
Step 2: Within the Windows Task Manager click on the Processes tab. Find the process by name. random.exe. Then scroll the list to find required process. Select it with your mouse or keyboard and click on the End Process button. This will kill the process.
Step 3: Delete malicious registry entries related to Protectedsearch.com browser hijacker virus.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Active Setup\Installed Components\random
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\“UninstallString” = “‘%AppData%\[RANDOM]\[RANDOM].exe” -u
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\“ShortcutPath” = “‘C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\5ATIUYW62OUOMNBX256.exe” -u’”
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce “5ATIUYW62OUOMNBX256” = “‘C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\RANDOM.exe’
Step 4: Remove malicious files of Protectedsearch.com virus
Video of Key Steps on How to Modify or Change Windows Registry:
As what you can see, Protectedsearch.com redirect page is really a very horrible virus which can finally destroy your computer system. And please don’t consider auto delete method since there is no such anti-virus can really remove Protectedsearch.com completely. Don’t download free software to take a chance. This can only waste your time and bring in much more viruses. All the instructions above are prepared for those who have much computer knowledge and are familiar with this kind for virus. Before you start to do the removal work, please consider it seriously. On the other hand, all the instructions above aim at the common infection situation. As for Protectedsearch.com, there are many variables according to different computers. What’s worse, as time goes by, it may start its variation. Just like what is mentioned above, this virus infection is a cascaded infection. The related files may be changed. Unless you have much knowledge about this virus, it’s very hard for you to do the removal work.
Note:If you failed to remove Protectedsearch.com page with the method above, please consult YooSecurity certified professionals to remove it completely.
Published by Leo R. Oscar & last updated on May 21, 2013 9:02 am