Well, I am afraid I get a malware. This browser-Detect.com pop-up always automatically opens in a new tab of Internet Explorer while I launch browser. I have tried to uninstall IE and reinstall back to get rid of it. I thought it would work but fail. Now it still pops up aggressively. I know the key files of this infection are still on my computer, but I don’t know how to catch it and remove. I also try to launch Norton scanner, but I can’t find any suspicious. I am very frustrated. What can I do to stop those annoying popup? Please help.
Description of Browser-detect.com Pop-up
Browser-Detect.com pop-up is classified as a browser hijacker, which is mainly caused by malicious ad-supported extension or adware or PUPs that are bundled with free software or application downloaded from the Internet. Most PC users usually download and install some free programs or applications into computer, but some free software may be packaged with infectious add-on, extension or adware. If that malicious stuff is dropped on the targeted computer, it will launch annoying tasks. Therefore, when the extensions or files of browser-Detect.com are installed on targeted computer, many pop-ups will show aggressively. This browser hijacker is a platform to throw advertising and promote unknown and malicious adware, malware or other infections. To achieve this goal, this hijacker will register itself as a plugin or add its extension to web browsers like Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Safari. And browser-Detect.com change the homepage and replaces default search engine with itself. Thus it can totally control your browser and block you access anything you expected. When you search anything on browser, you only get unrelated result; when you enter any websites’ URLs you expected, you’re instead redirected to another strange and suspicious website. Usually you will see fake update notification popping up from this hijacker’s webpage, which states you need to update some kind of program like video player, adobe flash to the latest version available to continue next operation on your browser. Clicking to update will install malwares into your computer.
Browser-Detect.com pop-up will do more troubles than that mentioned above on the targeted computer. Once this browser hijacker is installed on the computer, some unknown toolbar will also get installed. It will make your browser get frozen by throwing tons of ads. And the program or file of this hijacker can disable key settings of the browser and change the DNS, which will make you feel difficult to access the Internet. And it will keep increasing web traffic and take over the whole browsing activities. It also is a big threat to your privacy and personal information. Browser-Detect.com also brings numerous junk files and registries when coming to targeted computer. This browser hijacker is so tricky and aggressive that it can make full use of system loopholes to drop additional malware, spaware or other infections. In this case, your computer will be in a poor condition and performs slower than ever before, that is because computer needs to run more process. This browser hijacker can help cyber criminals to access your computer and take control of your machine and spy on your online tracking to take out your crucial information like mail box password, credit card or banking detail and so on. Cyber criminals may sell your information to another party to make money, but you may get trouble with financial loss even involving illegal activities. In a word, removing Browser-Detect.com popup at once is the best choice to block this hijacker to conduct destructive activities on the targeted computer.
Main Traits of Browser-detect.com Pop-up
-Can change your homepage or the default search engine to browser-detect.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 browser-detect.com hijacker. If you are not a computer savvy, Please contact YooSecurity Online PC Experts to remove this browser hijacker for you.
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Manual Removal Guide of Browser Hijacker (For Computer Literate)
There is a removal guide of browser-detect.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 browser-detect.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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Browser-detect.com cannot do any good to your computer but do harms to it and put your important information in a high risk of being stolen by cyber criminals or getting you in trouble with involving illegal activities. It attacks browsers and change default homepage and search engine to keep you away from your favorite websites and redirect you to malicious websites. It pops up ads, fake update messages and links from this web page. This hijacker can plant its malicious files into system and use system loopholes to introduce more infections to mess up computer and slow down computer’s performance. Browser-detect.com hijacker must be removed manually with expertise as soon as possible.
Suggestion: To follow removal guide that mentioned above, a level of computer knowledge is needed. Still can’t get out of browser-detect.com hijacker? Contact online experts for help now!
Published by Matt Johnston & last updated on October 7, 2014 8:41 am