Oh, my god! I was hijacked. Browse-search.com enters on my computer and modifies my homepage and search engine on the Mozilla Firefox. Now different kinds of ads pop up. Clicking them to close is in vain, and I have to reset Internet setting of Mozilla Firefox, but it doesn’t work. Hijacker is still there. I feel browser runs slower than before and sometimes even crashes. It should damages something important of the browser. Can you guys connect my computer to kill this nasty hijacker? I need it completely getting out of my computer.
Description of Browse-search.com Hijacker
Many PC users have been attacked by an annoying browser hijacker called Browse-search.com. This browser hijacker is created by cyber criminals to spread ads, malware, virus, worm and other threats to infect computer. People get this nasty hijacker mainly via drive-by download from the virus-infected and unsafe webpages. To further illustrate, when people visit and download what they need from a virus-infected webpage, this browser hijacker even other threats will come to your computer during the process of downloading things. Or it can activate itself and install into your computer without your notice once you visit virus-infected website. While entering into your computer, Browse-search.com modifies the default setting of your browser to take control of browser totally. Thus it will be more convenient and easy for this hijacker to change your homepage, replace original search engine, block your resource, and redirect your search to some unknown malicious websites which contain various threats like attractive porn video, flash picture, pop-up ads, fake update message or dangerous links. Once your computer gets this browse-search.com redirect, and then whatever you try to look up on via search engine, you will always be redirected to its URL or its related malicious websites which also have viruses like malwares, adwares, worms, Trojans, aggressive toolbar, extensions or add-ons. If your computer is infected with one of these infections, your computer will becomes sluggish or the state of computer will become more severe.
Actually browse-search.com hijacker does more dad influence than that mentioned above to your computer if it is not erased as soon as possible. This hijacker is infectious and aggressive, because it wanders every place of your system to look for vulnerabilities and it will use those security loopholes as a bridge to introduce other dangerous infections to get on your computer. If your computer gets more infections, your computer system will run more process. What’s worse, some malicious programs are capable to disable normally-operating process to block some windows programs to run. For example, some files or processes of security tool may be changed, replaced or deleted by some strong and stubborn virus like Trojan. The more processes running in the system, the slower your computer performs. That’s the reason why victims suffer from a slow performance even a crash of infected system as time passes but cannot do anything with the chaos on the computer. Besides, it has ability to change browser DNS to block you access the Internet. What make victims become crazy is that browse-search.com hijacker can help hackers take control of their computer and work on it to steal vital and valuable personal information for illegal behavior. For example, some victims may suffer from financial loss due to this hijacker. Therefore, victims should get rid of browse-search.com hijacker as soon as possible in case that it will do more damages to your computer and put your data in a high risk of being leaked out or stolen or even cause your financial loss.
Main Traits of Browse-search.com Hijacker
-Can change your homepage or the default search engine to Browse-search.com 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 Browse-search.com hijacker. If you are not a computer savvy, Please contact YooSecurity Online PC Experts to remove this browser hijacker virus for you.
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Manual Removal Guide of Browser Hijacker (For Computer Literate)
There is a removal guide of Browse-search.com 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 Browse-search.com 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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Browse-search.com hijacker is also a harmful infection to your computer. It changes your homepage and search engine totally and prevents you from changing back, redirects you to its URL or other malicious websites, steals your personal data and displays endless pop-ups on the screen to prevent you from getting online normally and smoothly. Don’t think Browse-search.com browser hijacker is not as harmful as those stubborn viruses like Trojan horse, ransomware, worms, since it can also bring those harmful viruses to infect your computer, which will greatly slow down your PC and make it run as a snail and further harm to mess up your files and damage you system.
Suggestion: To follow removal guide that mentioned above, a level of computer knowledge is needed. Still can’t get out of Browse-search.com hijacker? Contact online experts for help now!
Published by Karen Lawrence & last updated on September 30, 2014 12:42 pm