Recently, I have always had some troubles surfing online. Not only my default browser home page gets changed all the time, but some of my online entertainment circles cannot be reached anymore. I wonder if there’s something to do with this new unknown home page Meta.7search.com. This new home page is very stubborn. I cannot change my Google home page back, neither can I log on Facebook or email. How do I get rid of this webpage?

Meta.7search.com Redirect Description

Meta.7search.com can be categorized as a browser hijacker which is not very friendly to our computers. A browser hijacker mostly dresses up as a normal webpage having no difference than other real sites and helps hackers who created it collect benefits from PC users all over the world. That is to say, hackers can benefit from this meta7search.com redirect, Delta Search Engine or FBI CyberCrime Division ICSPA Virus Scam! With the ability to break through antivirus protection, Meta.7search.com redirect can infect our computer systems and stay inside steadily without getting removed by antivirus programs. Hence, in order to get rid of this hijacker, you should not look online from more programs while having the risks to get other malicious programs to damage the infected system.

Have on idea what can Meta.7search.com bring to your computer? How does it help hackers benefit? When this meta 7search gets inside of an infected system, it will reset several default settings of the browser(s) and system structure in order to let it have more time to do the infections. The first thing you’ll notice is the change of your home page on one or more browsers. Your favorite home page is changed to Meta.7search.com. You’ll not be able to change it back by simply retype wanted home page address. You will also be blocked out of web sites like Facebook or Twitter because of the redirection. All the listed results given by meta 7search.com redirect are actually sponsored by remote hackers. There are more viruses hidden beneath waiting to be brought inside the infected system to extend the damage. When it stays long enough, it could also let remote hackers inside and collect valuable information!

Therefore, you should try to get rid of this Meta.7search.com webpage as soon as possible! Please contact YooSecurity Online PC Expert now if you are not a computer literate yourself. Manual removal process is suggested below as it is believed to be one of the most efficient way to deal with this kind of nasty browser redirect virus.

Step by Step Remove Meta 7search Redirect Manually

The manual removal process includes defining and deleting program files, registry entries, .dll files etc which has been out of many PC users’ abilities. So it is suggested that only PC advances users can follow these steps on removing Meta.7search.com. Please also consider making a backup of important files beforehand if you don’t want to lose any data because of any mistake during the process.

Step A: Press Ctrl+Alt+Del keys to pull up Window Task Manager window and go to Processes tab on the top; scroll down to end related processes with this Meta.7search.com.
taskmanager

Step B: Open Control Panel from Start menu and search forFolder Options.
ControlPanel-Folder Options(Win7)

Step C: Under View tab on Folder Options, tick Show hidden files and folders and non-tick Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then click OK.
FolderOptions

Step D: Press Windows+R keys and then type regedit in Run box to search.
Run+regedit

Step E: Delete all these associating files and registry entries with Sftwred.info redirect in Registry Editor as below:

%AppData%\Protector\””[rnd]
%AllUsersProfile%\Programs\{random}\
%CommonStartMenu%\Programs\Users\[random]\””
HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run Regedit32
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System “DisableRegedit” = “”[rnd]
HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Settings\{.exe}
HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\DisallowRun=””

Step F: Reset homepage.
1. On Firefox browser window, click Tools on the top and select Options to Options window; on Startup, select Show my home page option on When Firefox starts; type homepage address in Home Page bar and click OK.
mozilla-firefox-options

2. On Internet Explorer window, click Tools and select Internet Options; in Internet Options window, under General tab, type in wanted homepage address and click OK.
internet-explorer-internet-options

Video on How to Modify or Change Windows Registry

Conclusion

You may find this Meta.7search.com look no difference than other web sites. As a matter of fact, all browser redirect viruses do not show any difference than those real webpages. They sometimes even have company information on the web sites to make themselves look legitimate. Hence, many PC users have been tricked by these hijackers and thus have lost great properties to hackers. By simply redirecting you to a fake sign up page, they will be able to make you send them your money. Also, with a hijacker on your browser/browsers, hackers can collect browsing history and benefit from that later on. In order to get infected by Meta.7search.com redirect, you may have visited some hacked sites where contain Trojans. You probably download malicious programs and this hijacker will come bundled with them. Therefore, to take care of your computer, it not only takes a legitimate antivirus software to do that, but your online behaviors count a lot as well.

Suggestions: Still experiencing the redirection caused by Meta.7search.com? Please contact YooSecurity Online Expert now for complete virus removal assistance. Due to the fact that this hijacker can be changed all the time and has many different versions, so you may still face this virus after completing all the above steps.

Published by Karen Lawrence & last updated on May 27, 2013 8:07 am

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