This morning I surfed on the Internet on my sister’s computer and I found that there were numerous random update notification pop-ups from EmergencyPCDownload.com within Google Chrome. Those ads are in flood no matter what webpage I surf. And whatever favorite search I do, I’m always taken back to this website. If my sister comes back home and find that I mess up her computer, I will be scolded to death! Now I am using Macfee antivirus to scan but it is not working and can’t find anything threatening. What is this stuff thing and how can I clean it out of my PC?
Description of EmergencyPCDownload.com
EmergencyPCDownload.com is a browser hijacker and a website that attempts to offer services for updating or downloading programs. It is a fake website offering fake updating message. If you trust it and click to update, you computer will get threatening malware or virus, because these fake updates contain malicious files, programs or applications. Some web browsers are able to detect EmergencyPCDownload.com and report it as a phishing site where it could collect users’ personal information. However, in most case, EmergencyPCDownload.com can quickly load up on web browsers automatically, modify your homepage and default search engine and act as the default homepage. In such a case, many related plugins, extensions or add-on components have been inserted into browsers even in registry. It is hard for antivirus programs to detect and remove such browser hijacker because it is not a virus technically. It is designed by hackers to trick you into disclosing your login, password or other sensitive information. This browser hijacker is able to impersonate legitimate bank websites or online stores to trick you into typing in your username and password or sharing other private information. Therefore, in order to keep your computer and your personal information safe, please be cautious to surf on the Internet. Once this hijacker gets on your computer, you must kick it off without any delay.
EmergencyPCDownload.com comes to your computer mainly by bundling into freeware, shareware or application that you download online. After it enters your computer, it will first change your homepage or your default setting to EmergencyPCDownload.com. It may also change desktop background. It redirects you to some malicious websites which may contain dangerous infections. If you carelessly click anywhere on this website, those infections will be activated and land on your computer. What’s worse, it makes use of computer’s vulnerability to bring other dangerous adware or malware to mess up your computer. If it brings some kind of ransomware, you may be cheated out of money but can’t save your PC. In this case, your computer will be infected by more infections and in more dangerous state. Many infections or viruses may take up lots of system capacity and internet resources. Then your PC will perform slower than usual, and browser may crash over and over again. It may disable folder options, task manager, and registry editing tools. At last, your computer will become weaker and weaker until the operating system crashes down. In a word, EmergencyPCDownload.com has a great threat on your online security and computer security. To keep your computer run properly, please be careful with your online activities, clean up junks and remove such a browser hijacker and other malicious infections as quickly as possible.
Main Traits of EmergencyPCDownload.com
-Can change your homepage or the default search engine to EmergencyPCDownload.com and it totally prevents you from changing them back
-Can display bunch of unstoppable pop-ups advertisements and junk links randomly to interrupt your online activities
-Can insert unwanted and unknown plugin or extension to your website and always redirect you to other webpages
-Can download other malicious programs into computer, which make further damage and make computer performs slower
-Can create many junk files which occupy a lot of space in hard drive
-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 EmergencyPCDownload.com. If you are not a computer savvy, Please contact YooSecurity Online PC Experts to remove this browser hijacker for you.
Manual Removal Guide of Browser Hijacker (For Computer Literate)
There is a removal guide of EmergencyPCDownload.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.
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.
Step 3: Click on Start button at the right lower corner, then click on Control Panel
Then you will come to the Control Panel windows, click on Add and Remove Programs
Then try to find the program which relates to EmergencyPCDownload.com hijacker, highlight it and choose Remove, the program’s name is random.
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.
Then type the URL you want into the Home page box and then click OK
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If you find there are various update notification ads popping up within EmergencyPCDownload.com, it can be proved that your browser is hijacked by a redirect. This hijacker can perform many destructive activities like redirecting the webpage to unknown website, taking your webpage to malicious websites, pointing search results to irrelevant results, slowing Internet speed, stealing your important privacy information and connecting you to hackers. In the end, it weakens your computer and crashes down operating system. In general, it only throws your computer into a highly dangerous situation. Therefore, EmergencyPCDownload.com hijacker should be removed without any hesitation.
Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on September 22, 2014 2:04 pm