Right now, I have a tough problem on my computer. My Chrome keeps opening this Dft.pathmapping.net web site for me automatically even if I don’t want it. If I open some other web site such as YouTube, it will also goes to the page. I can’t remove it. I tried to reset my homepage and bookmarks on my browser but nothing has been changed. I still can’t visit my previous homepage. What can I do?
Dft.pathmapping.net Redirect Description
Dft.pathmapping.net, 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 Dft.pathmapping.net Redirect 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 do we call this Dft.pathmapping.net 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 xxx.com 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 Dft.pathmapping.net Redirect virus manually.
To save your computer, Live Chat with YooSecurity Expert to remove Dft.pathmapping.net Redirect Now, or you can follow the manual removal guide below to get your problem fixed. (For advanced computer users)
Main Symptoms When Your Computer Gets Hijack Virus Infection
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 you open your browser, you are redirected to some odd web pages such as Dft.pathmapping.net.
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 Dft.pathmapping.net Redirect Virus Step by Step
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 (related to Dft.pathmapping.net Redirect) . 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 Dft.pathmapping.net Redirect Virus.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Active Setup\Installed Components\random
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 “5ATIUYW62OUOMNBX256” = “‘C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\RANDOM.exe’
Step 4: Remove malicious files of Dft.pathmapping.net Redirect
Video of Key Steps on How to Modify or Change Windows Registry to Remove Dft.pathmapping.net:
As what you can see, Dft.pathmapping.net Redirect is really a very horrible virus 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 Dft.pathmapping.net Redirect, 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 Dft.pathmapping.net Hijacker with the method above, please consult YooSecurity certified professionals to remove it completely.
Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on September 29, 2013 8:35 am