How to remove hijack virus if browser homage was replaced by it? If completely re-set the options back to default, will the malicious web site disappear? How to fix the browser so that your browser will work as usual. Browser keeps popping up ads to annoy you? How to clean your browser without any popups hidden there? Here is a good post for you.

How to remove Hijack Virus and clean up browser?, as far as we concern, is a redirected page that controlled by some unknown rootkit which can access your computer to hijack your browser. We call this page as a redirect virus or browser hijack virus since when your computer gets this kind of virus infection, your browser will keep opening some unknown web sites automatically without your control. And hijack virus means when you open your browser, it will open that web site automatically as its name implies. So in this way, the redirect virus can control your browser to do some annoying tings such as: bookmarking some web sites or setting homepage without your agree secretly.

Why we call this as a redirect virus or browser hijack virus? That is because usually, when you bookmark some web sites as your favorites or set some web site as your homepage, you can easily remove them from your bookmarks or re-set the homepage. However, if you got this hijack virus or redirect virus infection, even if you set a new web site as your homepage, when you open your browser, it won’t open the homepage, it will still show you the redirect web site. And some web sites will added into your browser bookmark that you can never delete them. Many people have tried whatever they can do to remove the web page but no any luck. We can see the harm of this redirect virus or browser hijack virus.

You might notice that when you downloaded something and installed them in your computer, some unknown strange web sites icons will added on your desktop. Usually, these web sites are redirect pages. And you also might remember that when you finished installing some software, it would ask you whether you want to set as your homepage. If you clicked yes and if you don’t know what the web site is, the web site is very likely a redirect page which we call it as browser hijack virus. So actually, your anti-virus programs won’t classified this kind of redirect page or browser hijacker as a virus. So you need to remove such Dfd.pathci hijack virus manually.
Note: If you are not computer savvy, to get rid of this hijacker from your computer without coming back, please consult with YooSecurity Experts 24/7 online for instant help.

How To Manually Remove Dfd.pathci Hijack Virus in Several Steps

Tips: Before you start to remove hijack virus, you should be aware that the whole process includes setting files or folders’ view, removing all the files related to the virus, deleting risky registry files and repair registry files, re-set some basic configurations of the whole operating system to improve the security level. The real difficult part is to identify the files of the virus since the files would be randomly named. Any mistake may cause errors or data loss. This requires complicated knowledge in IT filed. If you are not confident, contacting an expert for help to remove virus is the best choice.

Step1:Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc keys at the same time to open the Task Manager. And find some strange processes that associating the hijacker. Since the virus can change its files’ names constantly, the processes may be randomly named as well.

Windows Task Manager

Step2:The Operating System of your computer will hide some folders or files as its default settings. In order to find out all the files of hijack virus, you will need to do some basic steps to show the hidden files. Open Control Panel from Start menu. Go to Folder Options and under View tab, select Show hidden files and folders and non-select Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) then click OK:
Folder Options

Step3: After you removed all the files of hijacker, you will still need to remove or modify the related registry files, otherwise, the removed files will be generated automatically later again. To do this, you need to click Start menu, then in the search bar, type regedit and press Enter key, then you will open the Registry Editor program:
Run+Registry Editor



Step4: Remove all the files of the hijack. The files need to be identified according to the registry files you just modified or deleted.

A Video Guides You More Clearly to Remove the hijack in Details:

Summary: Hijack Virus is very risky which can finally destroy your computer system. 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 hijacker, 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.

Kindly Reminder: If you have tried many methods but still can’t remove hijack virus, to save your computer, please contact YooSecurity experts 24/7 online in time for assistance.

Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on November 5, 2013 12:09 pm

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