Do popups hijack your browsers? Have you been given too many popups by this unwanted web site? Are you redirected to any other sites when you are trying to visit some domain web pages? Do you get redundant page popping up when you are being redirected? Is your computer slowed down greatly sue to too many popping ups and plugins? Are you seeking eagerly for an efficient solution to remove the redirect completely?

Basic Knowledge of Popups popups is obviously considered as an item of browser hijacker or page hijacking. It is reported to be an advertisements promoting program which arise the rank of some domain web sites which usually are commercial sites. Those sites are often trying to attract innocent users to click on some specific links to view some contents which are not safe at all. If you click on the provided links on the sites you may be redirected to other sites that you never hear of. Those sites can cause invisible download tasks without your permission. You will be recommended by the sites to install some plug-ins to develop the usage of the browsers. It claims to be very helpful, safe and reputable however it is not in fact. As has been reported for many times by computer experts, Popups brings troubles more than convenience to computer users. It displays ads pages from time to time and never asks for the notice not to mention the permission. It seems that the hijacker is working on its own plan ignoring any operation or control of the alive users. If you check on your bookmark list or the top toolbar of the browser you may find there appear some unfamiliar bookmarks and plug ins. Those are clues that the page hijacking is downloading and bookmarking unsafe sites on your browser. It’s changing your browser settings secretly without your permission. More than that, it can also change the settings of your system security after some time. Thus more and more plug-ins and pages will be added to your computer gradually. You may feel significantly that your computer is extremely slow. Some programs that you used to use will never open properly.

For the sake of computer safety and privacy security, remove the popups ads with no hesitation. Contact YooSecurity Online PC Experts for assistance if you are not computer savvy and have no idea on how to remove this hijacker:

Typical Symptoms of Browser Hijacker Infection

  1. Unexpected popping ups appear when you are searching online;
  2. New and strange bookmarks occur in your bookmark list;
  3. Some unfamiliar programs show up in program list from programs and features;
  4. Unfamiliar programs are listed in start menu after you expand all programs;
  5. The computer will not perform correctly when you try to open a new tab or visit a regular web site;
  6. Random stuck will happen to some normal programs which usually work perfectly before.

Browser Hijacker Manual Removal Instructions

Since the advanced anti-virus software can’t take effectively to get rid of the browser hijacker, then manual removal will be highly required. Generally speaking, manual removal is a complicated and difficult process which requires enough computer skills. To make it easier, basic manual removal steps have been given in the following to help one get rid of the browser hijacker. ( Be cautious when dealing with different system files and entries of the redirect.)

Step 1: Open Windows Task Manager to end process related to the pop-up. We will need to put end to the running of the redirect first. To do that, press Ctrl+Alt+Del keys at the same time to pull up Window Task Manager; go to Processes tab on top and scroll down the list to find odd processes. Names of the processes can be different each time:

windows task manager
Step 2: Open Program List, Find doubtful programs or tool-bars which may come from the browser hijacker. Right click on it and select uninstall.

programs and features

Step 3: Open Control Panel from Start menu and search for Folder Options. Go to Folder Options window, under View tab, tick Show hidden files and folders and non-tick Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then click OK:

folder options
After that we need to check in program files to see if the pop-up ads leaves any files on the machine.
Step 4: Press Windows+R keys together to pull up Run box and type in regedit to open Registry Editor. Delete registry values associating with this redirect. The registry files are listed randomly. Besides, you need to delete the infection files of the redirect virus from your system files to prevent it from coming back. Those files are named randomly also but may be different on different operating systems.

Run box

Go to Registry Editor to delete the path of the related items with the pop-up ads to stop it from coming back.

Registry Editor

Step 5: Reset the Browser once to get rid of any left setting set by the redirect. Change home page(s) on browsers back from the browser hijacker and other unknown random URLs: Here take Internet Explorer as example.

To reset the browser, you need to click on the gear icon at right top corner of the browser page. Then you will get Internet Options window and move to Advanced tab.

Internet Options

And to set the homepage back from pop-up ads please open general tab under Internet Options.

homepage set

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Summary: Popups not only occur on target computer in popups format but also in unexpected redirection to definite commercial sites related to this specific site. It is well designed by Cyber criminals to promote some sponsored web sites and software. It causes useless downloading of programs automatically and has been enabled by its creators to tract the regular activities on the infected computer. It can reveal your privacy and important database on the hard drives. You may get a hint by realizing that some popups it gives you are related to your web search queries. Because it has noticed what you used to search for and it thinks you will be interested in what it displays to you and click on them. More threats can access your vulnerable system if you keep this hijacker in the system for a while. To put an end to all its crazy you get to remove it as early as you can.

Kindly Reminder: Certain levels of PC skills will be needed during the manual removal process of this hijacker. Please contact YooSecurity Online Experts now to get further help if you have tried but failed time after time.

Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on January 3, 2014 11:57 am

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