Browser home page automatically changed to Are you familiar with this popup web page? Do you use it as the default search tool? How come it keeps resetting the default home page on browser and replacing the search engine? Has the browser application been disabled because of some settings? How can one get rid of this unwanted popup site permanently? Redirect – How to Remove Hijacker is a search tool which specifically helps computer users mainly from Arabian countries enhance their online experience. It provides abundant shortcuts to resources on the Internet. But the redirect, on the other hands, is believed to be a new variant of the browser hijacker which has become a browser issue for quite a long time. A browser hijacker (also known as browser redirect) is designed by cyber criminals to bring chaos on users’ online sessions from different browsers. Opposite to a search tool, this browser hijacker will decrease the pleasure of getting online and can even collect users’ browsing histories without consent. In a word, this browser hijacker is not a trustworthy search tool to keep on browsers or use for further activities online. hijacker cannot be protected by antivirus software. It bundles with freeware and scam ware online to help it distribute among different networks and computers. It doesn’t need permission from PC users to get installed. Hence, users normally don’t know when they have obtained this potentially unwanted search tool. When it’s successfully got on browser(s), it will act differently than a regular search engine and cause unpleasant experience constantly. To be more specific:

– This redirect can modify the default structures of browsers including replacing the home pages, search engines and add-on tools;
– It keeps popping up whenever you try to get online to block you from accessing other web sites properly;
– Unwanted pop-up ads can also be displayed to help certain malware or spyware sneak into the system;
– Surfing online will be slow down gradually and browser(s) can stop responding more often.

As mentioned before, this redirect can collect users’ online activities without permission. This can be done via cookie – a tool originally created to help enhance online experience. Users’ online activities, browsing histories, surfing habits, logs of frequent visits etc. can all be gathered by this hijacker to help cyber criminals benefit. Another way to deceive money from innocent PC users is the pay-per-click technique which can often be used by such browser hijacker. Considering all these potential consequences, the hijacker is suggested to remove as soon as possible.

To successfully remove this browser redirect, contact YooSecurity Online PC Experts for removal assistance if you are not a PC expert and have no clue in removing it on your own. Hijacker Screenshot


Browser Hijacker Manual Removal Instructions

Notice: A manual removal process is suggested here to get rid of the redirect because antivirus applications can’t catch this hijacker. As time goes by, the associating files and registry values can change into different patterns or names. Hence, expertise will be required during the manual removal process:

Step A: Open Windows Task Manager to end process related to the 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 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 virus files of this hijacker:


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


Step D: Change home page back from redirect domain:

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Generally, browser hijackers look no difference than other common web sites or search tools. But they act differently which can easily give them away. This redirect is specifically attacking computer users from Arabian countries. Browsing applications including Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox installed on Windows can all be its targets. Once it’s got on these browsers, the hijacker will be able to modify the default structures of the applications and get itself ready to trace down your online activities in order to collect useful information to help cyber criminals benefit. Besides from that, the hijacker can keep redirecting victims to unwanted places where hidden Trojans and malware are waiting to sneak into the vulnerable systems to extend the damage. If this browser hijacker cannot be removed soon, not only the performance of the browsers will be slow down incredibly, but the whole system can be affected in the end. To prevent all these potential consequences from happening, redirect needs to be got rid of for good.

Note: Can’t complete the manual removal of this browser hijacker? Please contact YooSecurity Online Experts to get further help to save PC and privacy:

Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on September 3, 2013 11:35 am

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