is now corrupting on Internet Explorer 11 to throw different kinds of ads, which severely disturb me to carry out my tasks online. I know it is a browser hijacker and I have tried to clear all browsing history, cache and cookie of IE, but it doesn’t work at all. I am not allowed to reset the Google search back and still cannot get rid of this malicious web search. I don’t know what to do to help my computer, because I am afraid it will slow down the performance of PC.

Description of Hijacker can be easy to make inexperience people believe that it is a reliable search engine at the first sign, since at the first glance, you will find that it has all items that all legitimate search tool has. It has the search box and claims to be powered by Yahoo, which will convince inexperience users that is useful. However, once it enters into computer, it will not easy to remove, because technically this redirect infection is not a virus but a plugin or extension. But that doesn’t mean it is a truthful domain. This redirect infection can be compatible well with all popular web browsers like Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Safari which are installed in windows computer or Mac Apple.

PC users are confused that how this redirect gets into their machine to affect their online activities. This browser hijacker is created and distributed on the Internet by hackers to infiltrate PC via many ways. Cyber criminals can insert the pligin or extension as an attractive plash picture, fake but scaring message about computer state, or fake prompt message about updating Java, Media player, Adobe flash player etc. into those unsafe websites to lure PC users to click. Once clicked, this web page will be opened. And when people get into this website, they will be asked to set this as homepage. If users agree to do so, this hijacker will sneak into the targeted computer immediately and insert its plugin or extension into the toolbar of the web browser. Besides, hackers also implant this redirect infection into some free software, application and program and then they will distribute those infected programs, free software and applications to many unsafe or unlicensed resource sites to let people download. When people download and install those infected programs into their machine, this hijacker can be installed at the same time.

Once this hijacker is stalled into targeted computer, it will create different kinds of problems to attack the device. For example, you will find the homepage and default search engine have been changed to and it will not allow you change back from the browser settings. It redirect you to different malicious websites, gives you wrong search results, and display tons of ads to interrupt you to do anything online. It will take a long time to load web page and even some of them cannot be opened. hijacker can find out vulnerabilities and use those security loopholes as a bridge to introduce other dangerous infections to computer. If the computer gets infected with more infections, the system will load and run more process. The more processes running in the system, the slower the computer performs. Therefore, computer will suffer from a slow performance even a crash of infected system as time passes but users cannot do anything with the chaos on the computer. And with the help of redirect, the financial details on the infected computer can be leaked out which can be abused by hackers for illegal benefits.

Main Traits of Hijacker

-Can change your homepage or the default search engine to and it totally prevents you from changing them back

-Can always redirect you to other websites

-Can pop up various advertisements and sponsored links randomly to interrupt your online activities

-Can create many junk files which occupy a lot of space in hard drive

-Can download other malicious programs into computer, which make further damage.

-Can collect and send data concerning your search history and other browsing activities.

-Your sensitive information can be tracked and stolen by hacker who can access to your computer with the help of this browser hijacker.

NOTE: If you find any of these symptoms on your computer, that proves your PC is under attack and seriously infected with hijacker. If you are not a computer savvy, Please contact YooSecurity Online PC Experts to remove this browser hijacker virus for you.

The Screenshot of Hijacker

Manual Removal Guide of Browser Hijacker (For Computer Literate)

There is a removal guide of hijacker provided here; however, expertise is required during the process of removal, please make sure you are capable to do it by yourself.

Step 1: Find Ctrl, Alt, and Delete these 3 keys and then press them together to open task manager to end the process related to this hijacker, the name of the process of it is random.

XP task manager

Step 2: Try to find Folder Options in Control Panel, select the View tab, and then tick Show hidden files and folders and non-tick Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then click OK.


Step 3: Click on Start button at the right lower corner, then click on Control Panel


Then you will come to the Control Panel windows, click on Add and Remove Programs


Then try to find the program which relates to hijacker, highlight it and choose Remove, the program’s name is random.


Step4: Change your homepage in your browser (Take Internet Explorer as an Example)

From the Navigation toolbar in Internet Explorer, click Tools and select Internet Options.

IE tools

Then type the URL you want into the Home page box and then click OK


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Conclusion: hijacker is a harmful redirect infection to the computer. It changes the homepage and search engine totally and prevents online users from changing back, redirects them to its URL or other malicious websites, steals their personal data and displays endless pop-ups on the screen to prevent them from getting online normally and smoothly. Don’t think this browser hijacker is not as harmful as those stubborn viruses like Trojan horse, ransomware, worms, since it can also bring those harmful viruses to infect the computer, which will greatly slow down PC and make it run as a snail and further harm to mess up system files and damage system severely.

Suggestion: To follow removal guide that mentioned above, a level of computer knowledge is needed. Still can’t get out of hijacker? Contact online experts for help now!

Published by Michael Myn & last updated on December 8, 2014 3:54 am

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