I have been troubled by this Astromenda Search for a long time. My browser homepage has been changed to astromenda.com and I can’t do anything on it. I did some research on the web and figured out that many other computer users met the same problem like me. I know it is not a good thing, but I just don’t know how to deal with it except watching as I don’t know too much about computer. Please help.
Brief Introduction to This Website
Astromenda Search, sounds like a good thing for people to use. When people come to visit astromenda.com, the interface of it only contains a few options, Search, Images, Video, Shopping, News, Maps and Games, all the signs prove that it should be a legit online searching website. However, the fact is that it belongs to a computer threat which we can call it browser hijacker. What a browser hijacker does is that it can replace the homepage and the search engine without users’ permission. It is a suspicious domain which is controlled by cyber hackers. People will get nothing good from this domain except endless troubles. So that is why we urge people who see this fake search thing on their computers should not delay any time to get rid of this thing.
The Screenshot of Astromenda Search
Astromenda Search can be pretended as an optional program for people to install while computer users are trying to install some other kinds of programs. To be honest, it is not recommended to install those programs if you can see this hijacker in it as those programs can also be distributed by cyber hackers. The makers can corrupt those programs and implant vicious contents into them, after that, they will publish them to some unreliable resources for people to download. What’s more, when people try to find some programs on the Internet by using this fake search, they can be redirected to those unsafe websites to download, which actually make the infected computer gets infected by other kinds of viruses and malware. Also, when people click on some malicious links or unsafe pop-ups, this hijacker can get a chance to infiltrate target computer secretly.
As an evil browser hijacker, this Astromenda Search can forge itself to convince PC users. After it sneaks into the target computer, the first thing for it to perform is to modify the system registry, it can add its own values to the windows registry so that once the infected computer is turned on, it can be activated instantly. Browsers that installed on the infected computer can get into troubles as well. Astromenda.com will be the only homepage and search engine which is not changeable at all. PC user will be given a lot of pop-ups which are mainly sponsored links from third party. Those annoying pop-ups aim on the personal information on the infected computer. With such bad thing’s help, people will suffer from financial loss if this hijacker sends the information to remote hackers.
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 www.astromenda.com. 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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Astromenda Search is a not good web page that provides online searching for PC users. It can generate lots of problems once it get infiltrated target computer. The infected machine can be messed up by this hijacker and its appendant. The infected computer can get infected by more and more computer viruses and threats if this fake search engine can’t be removed in time.
Suggestion: To follow removal guide that mentioned above, a level of computer knowledge is needed. Still can’t get out of Astromenda Search? Contact online experts for help now!
Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on August 3, 2014 5:46 am