Is a virus? When I clicked Internet Explorer to run it, it said, Internet Explorer has stopped working. I don’t know why. Maybe this is caused by this redirect virus? This web site has took the place of my homepage for at least one week. I don’t know how to get rid of it through it made me angry. I tried my ways to delete this page but no good luck. Finally I got the IE running error. Who can help me?

What is Browser Hijack Virus Browser Hijack Virus is also well known as redirect virus that can easily infect web browsers such as Internet Explorer, Chrome or Firefox. This web site looks like the same as some ordinary web sites such as or The difference is that is a very famous search engine site which has a large quantity of users all over the world. It’s legit obviously to all. And using Google or not is completely decided by yourself. However, is not like this one. According to some statistics, almost every one is unwilling to use such search engine site. They are forced to use it. What does this mean? In fact, It is a website with some virus that change your homepage and redirects you to the site, replacing your searching results.

Here I must mention, the redirected websites by are all full of danger and even if you use fake search engine to search for something, you can’t get what you need. It will just show some malicious links to you. When your browser is hijacked by redirect virus, your computer will always pop up some strange things. When you visit some common websites, you may be attacked by this browser hijacker stealthily. Browser Hijack Virus takes the same way as many Trojans do to invade your computer. In usual, when you download something, you may also download this redirect virus if you don’t notice it. And when you install some software, you may install this Browser Hijack Virus as well.

Remove Browser Hijack Virus comes with many viruses including Trojan horses, malware or cankered links. It’s nothing different from those famous search sites with a virtuous interface. When you get infected by this browser hijacker, it may not bring you to the forefront because you may think that it just changed your homepage and even you will regard it as one assistant for you to do some search more easily. If you really think so, you are all wet. The offensive Internet browser hijacker will drag you into the abyss of pain. Never leave this virus into your computer for a long time. It’s really risky! To find a good method to get rid of Virus is necessary!

To save your computer, Live Chat with YooSecurity Expert Now, or you can follow the manual removal guide below to remove Browser Hijack Virus. (For advanced computer users)

Screenshots of Redirect Virus

Main Infection Features of Browser Hijack Virus

A. Your computer is something not normal as usual such as running very slowly.

B. When you open the Task Manager, you can find some strange progress which you never found before.

C. Every time when you open your browser, you are redirected to some odd web pages.

D. Your browser runs more and more slowly.

E. It always pops up some irritating advertisements even if you don’t want.

Best Way to Remove this Redirect Virus

Step 1: Press CTRL+ALT+DEL or CTRL+SHIFT+ESC. Open the Windows Task Manager.
If that didn’t work, try another way. Press the Start button and click on the Run option. This will start the Run tool. Type in taskmgr and press OK. This should start the Windows Task Manager

Step 2: Within the Windows Task Manager click on the Processes tab. Find the process by name random.exe (will be named randomly). Then scroll the list to find required process. Select it with your mouse or keyboard and click on the End Process button. This will kill the process.

Step 3: Delete malicious registry entries related to Browser Hijack Virus.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Active Setup\Installed Components\random
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Installer\Products\5ATIUYW62OUOMNBX256 “(Default)”=”1?
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\“UninstallString” = “‘%AppData%\[RANDOM]\[RANDOM].exe” -u
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\“ShortcutPath” = “‘C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\5ATIUYW62OUOMNBX256.exe” -u’”
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce “7234sdfdhsfdfd290pp” = “‘C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\RANDOM.exe’

Step 4: Remove malicious files of virus


Video of Key Steps on How to Modify or Change Windows Registry:

As what you can see, Browser Hijack Virus is really a very horrible virus which can finally destroy your web browser. And please don’t consider auto delete method since there is no such anti-virus can really remove it completely. Don’t download free software to take a chance. This can only waste your time and bring in much more viruses. All the instructions above are prepared for those who have much computer knowledge and are familiar with this kind for virus. Before you start to do the removal work, please consider it seriously. On the other hand, all the instructions above aim at the common infection situation. As for Virus, there are many variables according to different computers. What’s worse, as time goes by, it may start its variation. Just like what is mentioned above, this virus infection is a cascaded infection. The related files may be changed. Unless you have much knowledge about this virus, it’s very hard for you to do the removal work.

Note:If you failed to remove virus with the method above, please consult YooSecurity certified professionals to remove it completely.

Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on July 27, 2013 5:11 am

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