Have you ever come across the situation that the startup page on your Internet browser gets changed automatically and constantly to an unfamiliar site and  you’ve been stopped from accessing other normal web sites like usual? Do you happen to be in such situation where search.ueep.com becomes your new home page without consent? Be careful and watching out. This is believed to be a browser redirect problem. http://search.ueep.com/ redirect should be removed.

Browser Redirect Issue – http://search.ueep.com/ Redirect

http://search.ueep.com/ (also known as search.ueep.com) is categorized as a browser redirect virus that mainly targets at browsing applications including the well-known Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. A browser hijacker or browser redirect is a computer virus which can get itself installed on a browser without permission from the owner of the computer. Because of its characters displayed on the targeted computer, it’s considered as a threat to computer systems. Some other members from the same category include HotSearch.com redirect and Mixidj.claro-search.com. Computer users should be looking out for this kind of virus and try to remove them whenever seeing.

A browser redirect like this http://search.ueep.com/ redirect shows up as a normal site out of thousands. It won’t be easy for ordinary computer users to notice the differences. That somehow has helped this kind of virus carry on attacking computers from different areas. Even though a computer is well protected by antivirus software, it can still be vulnerable to such browser redirect virus because this search.ueep.com redirect can escape from many antivirus programs and avoid their detections. http://search.ueep.com/ redirect can be distributed through malicious web sites, programs and spam emails. It can come bundled with free programs and get itself installed together with the programs. Internet browser will be the first target of this virus and the first place you notice the exist of this hijacker.

Once this search.ueep.com redirect attacks your computer, it will automatically change the startup sites on browsers as well as the default search engines like Google and Yahoo. You won’t be able to reset anything as this specific site will still pop up stubbornly. Somehow you will be stopped accessing web sites you could before. All  you can get is this http://search.ueep.com/ redirect site and a given search engine. No matter which site you are trying to open, you will be redirected back to this domain or to many other pop up new tabs. And it is believed that once you surf online from its given search engine, this browser hijacker will be able to record your online browsing histories and sell them to cyber criminals to help them benefit.

Considering all these consequences and possible risks, one should remove this hijacker out of computer ASAP. Contact YooSecurity Online PC Experts for removal suggestions if you are not an expert in dealing with such browser hijacker issue.

Search.ueep.com Redirect Screen Shot

search.ueep.com

It’s quite common that the domain sites of browser hijackers don’t contain much content but only search engines that seem to be legit. However, these search engines can get you online to many unwanted or unpleasant places where more viruses could hide beneath. This http://search.ueep.com/ redirect, as one can see from the above screen shot, also provides a search engine that looks kind of like Yahoo. But it is always wise to never trust a search engine provided by an unknown site. You don’t know what’s hiding behind or associating with it. In a word, it’s not safe to surf the Internet from an unknown web site or unfamiliar search engine.

Search.ueep.com Redirect Consequences

# http://search.ueep.com/ redirect can get itself installed without permission from PC owners;
# It can change the home page on Internet browsers and replace the default search engine to the related search engine;
# It will stop you from accessing other web sites online by opening constant new tabs and redirecting you to other unwanted sites;
# It will record your online activities by tracking you down on each site and URL once you are online from this hijacker site;
# Cyber criminals can get a hold of your privacy info through the help of this browser redirect virus;
# Internet browsers will stop responding more often and computer system won’t be stable as usual.

Step-by-step Browser Hijacker Removal Guide

Step A: Open Windows Task Manager to end process related to the http://search.ueep.com/ redirect. 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.
taskmanager

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.
FolderOptions

Step C: Press Windows+R keys to pull up Run box and type in regedit to open Registry Editor.
Run+regedit

Step D: Delete all these associated files and registry entries with http://search.ueep.com/ redirect in Registry Editor as below:

%AppData%\[rnd]
%AllUsersProfile%\Programs\{random}\
%CommonStartMenu%\Programs\Users\””
HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Regedit
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System “DisableRegedit”
HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Settings\{.exe}

Step E: Change home pages back from the domain of this search.ueep.com redirect virus.
homepage-setting-firefox

Video Guide On Removing Browser Redirect Virus:

Conclusion

http://search.ueep.com/, as a site providing search engine, does not look much differently than other common web sites. It is with this deceitful appearance, this kind of virus can manage to get lots of computer users to believe it. Once being attacked by a browser hijacker like this search.ueep.com redirect, the startup pages on Internet browsers will be automatically changed to this specific site. And the default search engines will also be replaced to one that’s associating with this browser hijacker. You are not allowed to open other sites but use this search engine to surf online. And once you do, you will keep being redirected to unwanted places. What’s worse, your online browsing histories will be collected and taken advantages of by cyber criminals. To prevent privacy from being exposed and to save your computer from all the possible troubles, this browser hijacker should be removed without hesitation.

Note: Browsing activities won’t stop being redirected to http://search.ueep.com/? Please contact YooSecurity Online Experts now to get help from professionals if you have failed to remove this browser redirect virus from the above instructions.

Published by Karen Lawrence & last updated on June 13, 2013 3:59 am

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