Well, now my homepage is hijacked by CustomSearchPlus.com. I surf on the Internet to find out the way how to remove it, but I’m always redirected to another website I don’t recognize. I don’t get any search results, but I ask my friends for help to search it online and I know that many users meet the same problems as I meet. Also I try some methods to remove it, but it now still pops up. I even try to switch it back to previous settings but it does not allow my changes. Can someone help me please? Thanks in advance here!

Description of CustomSearchPlus.com Redirect

CustomSearchPlus.com is browser hijackers. The main feature is that it can automatically modify your homepage or default search engine to CustomSearchPlus.com unconsciously. It aims at invading such browsers as Internet Explorer, Mozilla firefox, Google chrome, etc. It may access your computer in three ways. First, it enters through bundling in those downloading free application or software programs. We usually download some free applications from the Internet. And the problems often happen in the key installing steps. If you do not pay much attention to the installation process, you can easily get a browser hijacker or some other unwanted program. During the process of installing, there are some application agreement or plugin or accessory installation notification turns up. Usually we don’t pay attention to these installation procedures. We just quickly click “Next” or “I agree” buttons without reading all the details of the installation message, but this hijacker redirect or other malware may be bundled in those free software or applications you download. This is one of the methods how this kind of hijacker redirect and other malicious infections get into users’ computers.Secondly, it may hide as a link, a flash sex picture or a pop-up ad on the malicious websites, because hackers often embed it into those rubbish and fake websites. If you click links, flash pictures and so on, you will get this hijacker or other virus to mess up your computer. Thirdly, it may pretend to be a legit company like UPS, DHL etc. and send you an e-mail with fake official header information to tell you that a package is delivering to you but it is suspended for some reason. If you want to know the detail information, you will be led to click a link inserted in this e-mail. Next if you really click such link, you may activate this hijacker or other malware or open another unknown malicious website.

Once CustomSearchPlus.com enters into your computer, it will first control your computer and web browsers to change your homepage or your default setting to CustomSearchPlus.com. Then whatever you want to search online, it only shows you some inaccurate search results and the webpage you access is full of advertisements or unknown links, since this hijacker redirect inserts endless commercials websites and dubious links to your search results. It also redirects you to some other unknown website where annoying ads, flash sex picture pops up unstoppably and strange links occupy the results page. On the other hand, it even can spy on your internet activities and use cookies to collect users’ online traces and then steal personal sensitive information like your visiting websites, search histories, e-mail or banking details etc. What’s worse, it helps other dangerous adware or malware to mess up your computer by redirecting your browser to insecure websites. Then your computer will be infected by more infections, which may take up lots of system capacity, so your PC will run slower and slower. Finally, CustomSearchPlus.com redirect and other malicious infections will weaken your computer even crash the operating system down. Please remove it right now in order to make your computer live in a clean and healthy state.

Main Traits of CustomSearchPlus.com redirect

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

-Can always redirect you to other websites

-Can pop up various advertisements and junk 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

NOTE: If you find any of these symptoms on your computer, that proves your PC is under attack and seriously infected with CustomSearchPlus.com. 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 CustomSearchPlus.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.

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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.

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Step 3: Click on Start button at the right lower corner, then click on Control Panel XP-start-control-panel

Then you will come to the Control Panel windows, click on Add and Remove Programs xp-add-remove-icon

Then try to find the program which relates to CustomSearchPlus.com hijacker, highlight it and choose Remove, the program’s name is random.

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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.

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

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Conclusion:

If your homepage or default search engine is changed to CustomSearchPlus.com , it is very likely that your browser is hijacked by a redirect virus. This browser hijack also prevents you from changing them back. Thus it can redirect you to the malicious sites you don’t want to access in order to cheat you to install more malicious program to weaken your computer. Besides, it can steal your important and sensitive information, which may cause your financial loss. This hateful hijacker redirect must be remove it as quickly as possible, otherwise it will do further harm to your computer.

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

Published by Leo R. Oscar & last updated on August 3, 2014 8:58 pm

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