Can’t get rid of http://ww2.hitfollower.info virus that pops up on your computer? All the browsers ( Internet Explorer, Firefox, Google Chrome) have been hijacked, it effects from Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP to Windows 8. How do i delete ww2.hitfollower.info virus from the infected computer?
Browser Hijacked by Hitfollower.info Redirect Virus – How to Remove?
The Hitfollower.info virus is a hijacker that changes the browser settings once installed and any time a new browser window is launched the user is taken to a page that offers a free system scan that claims it will quickly check the computer for harmful threats or any malicious activity. It is the same variant of Click.sureonlinefind.com. It will then suggest that there are possible problems detected and then offer to sell anti-virus programs to the user. This attack doesn’t stop there, though, and the following will occur when this is installed on the computer:
Hitfollower.info: The virus changes the browser settings and can change Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, or Mozilla Firefox, so regardless of which Internet browser the user has, the Hitfollower.info virus will change its settings to send the user to the website that offers the free scan. Many users might think that this is something that their computer is suggesting be done, rather than it being a computer virus. many will opt for the free scan and when they are presented with the offer some will even purchase the suggested security program. The hackers put a lot of effort into making it all happen smoothly so the user thinks that it is just a regular computer function.
Pop Up Ads: This virus also delivers non stop pop up advertisements and as time passes, the frequency increases to the point where all of the pop up ads begin to use up the system memory and as they increase they have the ability to crash the system by using all of the available memory.
These pop ups will follow the user where ever they navigate to and will eventually become over whelming. At this point it should be quite obvious that the security of the computer has been compromised and action needs to be taken immediately to protect the computer and prevent a serious crash.
Additional Malicious Viruses: Once the Hitfollower.info virus is installed it can also attract additional malware and install it deep within the system files and registry, making locating these infected files extremely difficult. The longer that it is active on the computer, the more damage it will do.
As you can see, the Hitfollower.info virus is something that should be deleted from the computer as quickly as possible to minimize the damages done to the computer. Not only will this attack attempt to extort money from the user by selling a fraudulent security program, and install additional threats, but it will also grant remote access to the computer, allowing the hackers to comb through the files and web history of the computer. Anything stored on the computer is now accessible to them, putting the users personal identity and financial information at risk.
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Screenshot of Hitfollower.info Virus
How Did You Get Infected By The hitfollower Redirect Virus On The Computer?
The Hitfollower.info virus is typically spread through infected download links that quickly transfer the attack onto the computer with one click on the mouse. Users will think that they are downloading a free file, but what they don’t know is that just clicking on a link that the hackers have infected can pass the Trojan.
Manual Removal Step by Step Guide
Step A: Open Windows Task Manager to end process related to the Hitfollower.info Redirect Virus. To do that, press Ctrl+Alt+Del keys at the same time to pull up Window Task Manager.
Step B: 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 C: Press Windows+R keys to pull up Run box and type in regedit to open Registry Editor.
Step D: Delete all these associating files and registry entries of Hitfollower.info redirect virus in Registry Editor as below:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System “DisableRegedit” = “”.exe.dll
Video On How To Remove ww2.hitfollower.info Virus:
It is really important to remove it as soon as it is discovered, and for that we have provided complete manual instructions below. This is a manual removal process that checks all areas of the computer for these malicious files. Since it is quite possible that additional Trojans and viruses were installed this helps to delete anything that presents a threat to the computer system. Following these steps will completely remove the Hitfollower.info virus from the computer. If you are not sure what to do, the best way to make your computer clean is consult with YooCare/YooSecurity Experts for instant assistance.
Published by Matt Johnston & last updated on June 18, 2013 7:20 am