I recently experienced lots of random pop-ups from Gzd.donejs.net. My browser has stopped working because of that. Is there anywhere I can go in the system to get these pop-ups deleted permanently? The reset of browser will often fail and I will have these annoying ads again all over the web browser. I’m looking for an easy way to get rid of these Gzd.donejs.net pop-ups.
Gzd.donejs.net Pop-ups – How to Remove Hijacker
Gzd.donejs.net is considered as a malicious browser hijacker that anyone could get on their browsers. This domain is a misleading page that can display false information and suspicious URLs to trick computer users into all kinds of cyber scams. It’s believed to be sponsored by third-parties and to help them perform cybercrimes among lots of computer users worldwide. This hijacker can aggressively be a part of Internet Explorer, Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox which are the three most common used web browsers. When users attempt to get online via the affected browsers, they are going to face constant troubles caused by this hijacker. If an overall removal cannot be performed in time, the whole computer systems could crash eventually because of all the viruses brought inside by the hijacker.
Browser hijackers, including this new Gzd.donejs.net redirect, can often come with cookies on browsers in order to access users’ online information. In this case, tracking cookies are used. Besides from restoring users’ online information like user names and passwords, they can also record what people do online. For instance, the list of your frequent visits, the login data and your browsing histories could all be recorded. This technique of cookies is originally used in improving users’ online experience by providing them their queries instantly. But it now can be used by third-parties to steal most users’ online personal data. This is quite a dangerous effect of Gzd.donejs.net hijacker. Apart from that, the hijacker can also help prompt other cyber threats (Trojans, worms, malware and spyware ect.) to attack the computers further with those constant displaying pop-ups and suspicious links. PC users should be careful with these pop-ups when clicking on them.
To successfully stop these pop-ups and remove Gzd.donejs.net redirect, manual removal instructions will be given in the following. Besides from running security checks through Anti-virus software or reinstall/uninstall the web browsers, manual process is to help delete and restore program files and registry values back to original before the hijacker attack in order to completely get rid of the hijacker and stop the pop-ups. Expertise will be required during this process.
How to Prevent Similar Hijacker Attacks
To prevent similar attacks from browser hijackers in the future, we need to know how they are spread on the Internet to attack so many computers from different places. Bundling is a technique used by most cyber threats to reach to systems with protections. Gzd.donejs.net hijacker can be hidden or bundled with certain files, executable applications, banned content (music or movies), malicious freeware and spam email attachments ect. There are many resources online that can become the mediums to help spread this hijacker. PC users would have the chances to be attacked by hijackers and other threats when they accidentally visit or download these resources online. Hence, to reduce the chances of getting this Gzd.donejs.net hijacker, one should try to stay away from unknown or unauthorized resources on the web and act in manners.
Remove Gzd.donejs.net Hijacker Manually
Step A: Open Windows Task Manager by hitting Ctrl+Alt+Del keys at the same time; go to Processes tab on top and scroll down the list to ‘End Process’. Names of the processes may not show exactly the same on each PC:
Step B: Open Control Panel and go to Uninstall a program session; scroll down the list to uninstall this unwanted extensions associating with this Gzd.donejs.net redirect virus:
Step C: 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 D: Press Windows+R keys together to pull up Run box and type in regedit to open Registry Editor. Delete/change registry values associating with the Gzd.donejs.net hijacker:
Step E: Change home pages back from random URLs of Gzd.donejs.net: (Mozilla Firefox)
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When browsers are hijacked by Gzd.donejs.net, running security scans via protection programs may not help you stop these constant pop-ups. When browsers are under hijacker attacks, their default settings will be automatically changed without consent. Usually, the welcome pages on browsers will be replaced to the hijacker domain so users will be forced to log on the unwanted domain each time Internet browsers are launched. Soon as one attempts to get online from the affected browsers, he/she will experience constant pop-ups out of nowhere and the web browsers just fail to perform his/her queries over and over again because of the hijacker attack. To completely stop this Gzd.donejs.net hijacker and its pop-ups, manual removal process is the most efficient way to delete and change the settings and registry values back to original status.
Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on October 16, 2013 12:07 pm