How can I get rid of this pop-up on Chrome? I don’t use this site and am not familiar with it at all. But it keeps replacing the start-up page on Chrome and even displays unwanted popup ads whenever I’m online. I want this site off from the computer completely. What steps do I take to complete this process? Any help would be appreciated! Pop-ups – Remove Hijacker

The popup page seems to be a very informative domain that helps provide different categories of resources online. But lately, it’s unwanted by many computer users. They want to get rid of this specific domain but often end up with no success. This could be due to the fact that it carries some of the characters of a browser hijacker. Hence, we prefer calling it the hijacker in the following passages. This browser hijacker can affect Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox installed on Windows OS. When coming across this specific site, PC users are probably having some difficulties surfing online as well.

Browser hijacker has become a major PC issue around the world which is specifically created to compromise browsing applications and cause constant troubles to upset PC users during their online sessions. It can show up as regular search tool like many others do; it can also pretend to be informative site which is actually full of misleading information. Similar to this redirect, hijacker is a misleading page which can get itself installed on browsers without consent. That’s normally why PC users don’t know when and how they get into this unfamiliar site. Online unauthorized freeware can often be used to bundle and help distribute this browser hijacker.

Once browsers are compromised by this hijacker, the default start-up pages will often get replaced to its domain. Although PC users may not experience lots of inconveniences since they are still able to access other web sites as usual, they are not suggested to keep this hijacker for long for the potential risks it can cause. The prompting information or pop-up ads can contain certain malicious applications waiting to get the chances to install on your PCs. Besides, confidential information could also be collected for inappropriate cyberactivity usages. Considering the fact that we surf the Internet every single day and put our private info onto servers, we shouldn’t undertake any potential risks caused by this redirect.

To complete a successful removal of this browser hijacker, contact YooSecurity Online PC Experts for removal assistance if you are not a PC expert and have no clue in removing it.

Potential Risks of A Browser Hijacker

Some of the common consequences can be experienced with this hijacker:
1. Start-up pages on browsers will be automatically replaced;
2. Constant ads and misleading information can be prompted whenever you are online;
3. Surfing online can be interrupted or even redirected;
4. Compromised browsers often respond much slower than before;
5. Browsing histories can be collected and private information is specifically targeted.

Best Way to Remove Hijacker

Generally, running security checks through anti-virus software doesn’t help much in removing this browser hijacker and any other hijackers as the scans may not pick up any suspicious files or infections. But by simply resetting the browsers or restarting the computers will not help either. To get rid of this unwanted popup, a manual removal process is suggested.

By manually going under different locations identifying files and registries and deleting unfamiliar extensions, it often guarantees a successful removal. For that, expertise will also be required because there could be thousands of files and stuff in one system. Any mistaken steps could lead to unpredictable consequences on the PC.

Browser Hijacker Manual Removal Instructions

Step A: Open Windows Task Manager to end process related to the browser 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 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. This will help show the hidden files of hijacker:


Step C: Press Windows+R keys together to pull up Run box and type in regedit to open Registry Editor. Delete files and registry values associating with this hijacker:


Step D: Uninstall unwanted extensions/ browser add-ons and change home pages back from redirect:


Similar video guide on browser hijacker removal:


Browser hijackers often have deceitful appearances to confuse PC users. By convincing them that they’re no different than other regular sites, these hijackers can carry on more inappropriate cyber activities. This hijacker is more of a misleading site instead of an informative one. Hence, it’s unwanted by many computer users. But they often uninstall this popup page with no success. Each time they launch the compromised browsers, they will find themselves welcomed by this same web site again. By getting onto browsers without permissions from users and automatically modifying the browsers, this browser hijacker can display false information or resources online to trick you into possible scams. Privacy can be exposed online causing many following troubles. To protect private info and avoid any possible consequences from happening, this hijacker popup should be removed for good.

Note: Not sure if the hijacker is off completely? Please contact YooSecurity Online Experts for further concerns if you want to completely remove this browser hijacker and fix potential damages on PC:

Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on September 21, 2013 12:44 pm

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