Browser stopped by the pop-up website? Cannot surf the webs without being annoyed by lots of popups? Is the home page on browser also replaced automatically by other random popups? What is wrong with my browser? Is it attacked by some kind of virus? How do I block all the popups from my browser? What can I do to get rid of this particular website popup? Hijacker – How to Stop Popups?

The pop-up webpage is a misleading search page sponsored by third-party to cause constant troubles for computer users to go online. Unlike regular search engines, the pop-up search website can get on browsers without permissions even if it’s potentially unwanted by lots of computer users. This type of problem can totally mess up Internet browsers and disable their functions. It is categorized as a browser hijacker problem. Lots of computer users (especially Windows users) can be annoyed by similar problems on their computers. Once a browser is hijacked by this type of computer problem, surfing online won’t be that pleasant. What’s worse, many following consequences will be experienced.

Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox are the three most popular web browsers and major targets of a browser hijacker. When a browser is hijacked, users can be constantly redirected while online to other unwanted places. Thus, it’s also called as browser redirect virus under some circumstances. This redirect, similar to lots of other members from the hijacker family, is not a trustworthy search page for usage even though it appears to be one regular site. Soon as the hijacker is activated on a computer, browser(s) installed on the PC will be affected. There are some common visual effects of the browser hijacker. First of all, the default startup page(s) as well as search engine(s) will be replaced by this hijacker. Each time the affected browser is launched, the hijacker popup will welcome you as the startup page instead of your favorite site. There is no way for you to get rid of this unwanted home page as it can pop up every time you’ve adjusted the settings. Then as soon as you are trying to get online and do some researches, the hijacker can generate lots of popups or even redirect you to some other places on the Internet. It can actually trick average PC users into hidden cyber scams by acting like this.

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Troubles To Be Expected

1. Home pages and search engines will be replaced by the hijacker without consent;
2. Annoying popups and other misleading information can be delivered to interrupt users’ online sessions;
3. Malware and spyware can be prompted by the hijacker to attack the vulnerable system;
4. The overall performance of the affected browser(s) will be slow down dramatically;
5. Browsing histories of victims can be collected by the hijacker causing potential privacy security issues.

Browser Hijacker Manual Removal Instructions

Step 1: Open Windows Task Manager to end process related to the hijacker. 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:


Step 2: 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:


Step 3: Go to Uninstall a program session from Control Panel; scroll down the list to uninstall unwanted extensions:


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 hijacker:


Step 5: Change home page(s) on browser(s) back from hijacker or random popups: (Google Chrome)



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The hijacker is not alone when attacking Internet browsers. This type of browser issue is actually a global problem that has troubled thousands of PC users. By far, there hasn’t been any perfect solution to permanently stop this problem. Third-party online can release similar computer threats every single day in order to achieve their goals as benefiting from users’ privacy. Today, we share a lot of personal information with the World Wide Web. Hackers are taking advantages of the loophole of the Internet and benefiting themselves with the collections of users’ private information. When a browser is hijacked, data and confidential info stored online can be viewed by third-party. Besides from that, the performance of the browser will be greatly affected. Users not only get lots of annoying popups when surfing online, but get constant redirected to unidentified resources where malware can be hidden. In a word, the longer the browser hijacker stays, the more problems users will have to deal with later on. Hence, an instant and overall removal is needed.

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Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on November 25, 2013 12:40 pm

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