Every time I open my Internet Explorer, I can get a lot of ads coming from Neon Great, and my homepage has been changed to neongreat.info somehow which I can’t be able to change it back to my Google page. It is really strange to have this stuff on my computer. I don’t set it as my homepage but it can become the page automatically? Is it a virus? How can I solve this problem? Please help!
Brief Introduction to This Adware
What is this Neon Great? Is it a legitimate website that provides ads to computer users? The answer can be negative. It has been reported by many computer users that it causes many unwanted problems to their computers and they can’t find a way to get it removed. Technically speaking, it is not a type of computer threat that can be caught by most anti-virus programs nowadays. It is a kind of infection that we can classify it as a browser hijacker. With such a infection running, the infected machines can be in great troubles. It is impossible for most anti-spyware programs to solve this problem as it cannot be detected for users.
The Screenshot of This Adware
As a browser hijacker, computer users won’t get warnings from their security tools when this Neon Great infection infiltrates their computers. Mostly, this redirect infection can be distributed by cyber hackers on the Internet. Those bad guys can hack into other websites and corrupt them to be the proxy servers to hide this infection, after they upload this infection and edit the malicious scripts to the infected web pages, all they have to do are waiting for the victims to come to visit the corrupted domains, even some very famous websites can be attacked by cyber criminals if they find the loopholes of them. Also this infection can be installed by computer users. Usually, computer users need to download different kinds of programs to fulfill various tasks, so hackers can take advantage of such opportunities to use those programs to hide this infection.
People who download and install the infected programs to their computers, this hijacker can be activated at once. The homepage on the browsers installed on the infected computers can be changed to be neongreat.info and users will not get any chance to change it as it can always come back. It is a computer threat that designed to generate useless pop-ups and increase some specific sponsored links’ online ranking. From those unwanted pop-ups, computer users can be targeted by other kinds of computer infection which can make the situation even worse. With those infections activating, the infected machines can take the risk to be controlled by cyber hackers remotely without users’ consent.
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 Neon Great. 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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When you can get ads come from Neon Great, please take it seriously. It is a kind of computer infection that can cause many unwanted problems. It can slow down the performance of the corrupted machines and help to download other computer threats to make further damage. What’s worse, cyber hackers can steal the privacy information like bank details saved on the infected machines if they have the illegal connection to them.
Suggestion: To follow removal guide that mentioned above, a level of computer knowledge is needed. Still can’t get out of Neon Great? Contact online experts for help now!
Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on December 16, 2014 1:22 pm