My browser is hacked just now. What should I do to get rid of the popups? My browser is not working due to these annoying popups. I can’t access websites as I’m blocked. How can I unlock my browser without losing data? Is there a way to remove the virus from registry? What are my options to get rid of these browser popups? Hijacker – How to remove popups

The falls into the category of browser hijacker issue which can generate lots of annoying popups to interrupt users’ online sessions and help third-party gather valuable online data from victims. This type of computer threat, also known as browser redirect virus, often pretends to be regular search webpage to confuse PC users with legit search pages like Google – one of the most popular search engines online. By constantly posing risks on the vulnerable system, the browser hijacker can somehow boost the development of cyber criminals. Besides from getting many difficulties when surfing online with the affected browsers, users can also suffer from potential property losses. One should get rid of this hijacker and block its popups via manual removal as soon as possible.

Most browsing applications including Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox can be targeted by this popup virus. The infected browsers will be disabled due to this attack. The most obvious result would be the inability to go online due to all kinds of interruptions. Upon arrival, the hijacker can reset default structure of the browser to make it the home page so that it can automatically pop up whenever you launch the affected browser. Once it’s activated, this hijacker can often pop up misleading information to trick victims into downloading or purchasing unknown programs which usually turn out to be malicious malware. It can also redirect you to random URLs instead of the content of your needs. Sometimes texts or words on websites could be highlighted or underlined and popups will be displayed if cursor is hovered over these texts. If you go on surfing the Internet despite of this hijacker, your browsing histories can be recorded and transferred to remote hackers for conducting some cyber crimes.

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Troubles To Be Expected

1. Default settings of the targeted browsers will be modified automatically to provide convenience for this hijacker.
2. Victims can experience constant popups and redirect actions whenever surfing online.
3. Users are blocked from accessing websites due to the hijacker.
4. The infection can get on other browsers if an instant removal cannot be performed.
5. Users can be tricked into potentially dangerous cyber scams and PC can be attacked by more adware/malware.
6. Affected browsers will act much slowly than ever and may even stop responding frequently.
7. Browsing histories can be recorded and transferred to third-party and online activities may be traced.

Browser Hijacker Manual Removal Instructions

To remove virus popups, manual removal is more effective than anti-virus removal. Follow the steps below to get rid of this virus (expertise will be needed to avoid possible mistakes).

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:


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



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Browsers can be hijacked when experiencing constant random popups. A browser hijacker like this redirect can be the cause of such browser problem. By hijacking a browsing application, online third-party can actually collect users’ browsing histories and spy on their online activities via tracking cookies. Valuable information can be gathered from these records to help hackers benefit. Thus, besides from getting all kinds of troubles to operate the affected browsers, users can also face potential privacy security issues. Unlike regular viruses which can be fixed by anti-virus programs, killing this browser hijacker can be a painful process due to its constant coming back. Although the consequences mentioned above may not be viewed by users on the computers sometimes, the hijacker can still be found hiding on the systems waiting for its chance to come to activate. Therefore, a complete removal via manual process is much more appropriate to get rid of this popup and remove all the potential dangers from the system.

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Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on November 29, 2013 10:56 am

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