The website has been my homepage in Internet Explorer. It is very strange, because I didn’t set as the homepage. I Google the information on my iPad about this website and know that it is an actually a browser hijacker. And it is hard to remove this browser hijacker completely with antivirus program. Actually the antivirus cannot find out where this malware is located. Therefore, I am very frustrated by this stuff thing. Can you help me get out of this issue?

Description of Hijacker is a website that looks like a normal homepage and search engine at first sight, but actually it is a nasty browser hijacker or redirect infection. Like other browser hijacker, is a kind of extension or plugin not a virus technically, and for this reason, it is hard for antivirus programs to detect and delete this nasty thing. That’s way users don’t know how this redirect infection bypass their famous antivirus program to arrack their web browsers. And hijacker usually comes to computer in many ways. Cyber hackers create it and spread it online worldwide, which will increase the chances to get infected with this virus. Generally, redirect stays on virus-infected websites, spam email attachments, or free downloading programs etc.. For example, when you visit malicious websites, you may see many unknown and annoying ads banner, fake update prompts or attractive flash pictures or videos to allure you click on them. In fact, those stuffs are infected unknown virus or malware, if you really click them, you will bring threats onto computer without notice at all. Therefore, you should know how to behave yourself well online. Otherwise, it will be easy to get infected with different unknown infections including this redirect infection.

Once redirect infection resides on your computer, it will constantly create evil activities and damages that you will not imagine. It adds its extension or plugin into browser settings and changes every default settings you have before. Then you will find that the homepage and search tool has been replaced with Since then, whatever you want to look up or browse online, this just redirects you to unknown websites or shows the strange and unrelated links. And many pop-up ads from the webpages where this redirects to are flood with your screen and block you to conduct any tasks online. At the beginning, this hijacker isn’t as dangerous as those infectious Trojan, ransomware, but if this hijacker stays a long time on computer, it will gradually degrade your computer. it enters the system and take advantage of system loopholes to bring other viruses including Trojan, spyware, ransomware, worms and do on. Getting infected with more threats, your computer will be vulnerable and cannot resist any other infections, and the firewall of window might be destroyed. Crucial system files, programs may also be disabled and cannot run properly. Computer runs slower and slower, and it takes a long time to run browser or open a new webpage. What’s worse, redirect can help hackers control the computer and steal important personal information, which will leak out your privacy and put you into unimaginable troubles in the future.

Main Traits of Hijacker

-Can change your homepage or the default search engine to and it totally prevents you from changing them back

-Can always redirect you to other websites

-Can pop up various advertisements and sponsored links randomly to interrupt your online activities

-Can create many junk files which occupy a lot of space in hard drive

-Can download other malicious programs into computer, which make further damage.

-Can collect and send data concerning your search history and other browsing activities.

-Your sensitive information can be tracked and stolen by hacker who can access to your computer with the help of this browser hijacker.

NOTE: If you find any of these symptoms on your computer, that proves your PC is under attack and seriously infected with hijacker. If you are not a computer savvy, Please contact YooSecurity Online PC Experts to remove this browser hijacker virus for you.

The Screenshot of Hijacker

Manual Removal Guide of Browser Hijacker (For Computer Literate)

There is a removal guide of 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.

XP task manager

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 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.

IE tools

Then type the URL you want into the Home page box and then click OK


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Conclusion: hijacker is a harmful redirect infection to the computer. It changes the homepage and search engine totally and prevents online users from changing back, redirects them to its URL or other malicious websites, steals their personal data and displays endless pop-ups on the screen to prevent them from getting online normally and smoothly. Don’t think redirect infection is not as harmful as those stubborn viruses like Trojan horse, ransomware, worms, since redirect can also bring those harmful viruses to infect the computer, which will greatly slow down PC and make it run as a snail and further harm to mess up system files and damage system severely.

Suggestion: To follow removal guide that mentioned above, a level of computer knowledge is needed. Still can’t get out of hijacker? Contact online experts for help now!

Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on December 16, 2014 6:46 pm

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