I would like someone who can make me clear about how to rescue my computer. I have been redirected all the time either to a new page of an unfamiliar search engine called Anchorfree. And the non-stop popping ups of ads tabs and redirecting to some unknown websites make me be sure that I must have had the anchorfree redirect thing on my computer. My browser keeps been redirected to Search.AnchorFree.net. I do understand how frustrated and annoying that would be. I need step by step guide to get rid of this hell thing completely. I just want my computer be normal as it was.
Description of Search.anchorfree.net
Search.anchorfree.net is just one updated version of the general Anchorfree redirect virus for people to name the virus which causes constant popping ups of advertisement pages and bad performance of your computers. It has two versions. The other version of it is Home.Anchorfree.com. Usually you will find it takes quite a while for you to open a new normal website or even to run some programs on your computer such as some game applications or some chatting software. Different errors will be given when you want to run them. But you were able to use all of them before you get this Search.anchorfree.net.
Some victims who are easy to compromise to the redirect virus may think, if I just let this page of this virus be my homepage, I will not be redirected to its own page when I want to search by using some popular search engines. However, you are too naïve to think of this sound-like method. It is a virus, and do you really think it will work as some famous search engines such as Google, Yahoo and Bing? You can try to search the same thing by using both AnchorFree and Google and you will beware that the search results are not the same. Search.anchorfree.net will list you a page full of complicated results among which contains various links. Most of the links are willing to lead you to some phishing sites or some sites that have many other Trojan viruses and malwares.
It is beyond your imagine how dangerous this Search.anchorfree.net could be. It keeps record on your browser background files from which it can collect your privacy and sensitive info. Such as your account details on some sites including your password and identity. So is to your bank information! Your credit cards or so will not be safe anymore. Your email will be changed settings on it and keep sending junk mails to your contacts. You contacts can be indirect victims of such redirect virus. It is of high risk to have this virus in your computer and to make your privacy safe as well as your computer you need to remove this virus at once.
Screen Shot of Anchorfree Virus
Common Symptoms of Infection:
1. This kind of virus usually changes your homepage, search provider, desktop Background.
2. They can display bunch of unstoppable pop-ups advertisements.
3. Computer performs slower than usual; browser may crash over and over.
4. Strange websites are automatically opened on the computer after a frequent interval.
5. Folder options, task manager, registry editing tools are disabled.
6. Advertisements from stranger companies start to appear out of nowhere.
7. Unexpected browser behaviors such as URL/link redirects will occur.
8. Unwanted and unknown Plugin/extension or add-ons attached with browser.
9. Useless shortcuts on desktop or creepy websites added to favorites/bookmarks without your knowledge.
How to Remove Search.anchorfree.net Completely?
Step A: Open Windows Task Manager to end process related to the redirect virus. 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.
If it does not work, Click the Start button, click the run option, type taskmgr and press OK. The Windows Task Manager should open.
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.
Step C: Press Windows+R keys to pull up Run box and type in regedit to open Registry Editor.
Step D: Delete all these associated files and registry entries with Search.anchorfree.net in Registry Editor as below(they are randomly named ususally):
%UserProfile%\Start Menu\AnchorFree \AnchorFree redirect.lnk
%UserProfile%\Start Menu\AnchorFree \Help.lnk
%UserProfile%\Start Menu\AnchorFree \Registration.lnk
%UserProfile%\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\AnchorFree redirect.lnk
Step E: Change home pages back from the domain of this redirect virus.
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Summary on AnchorFree Virus
Search.anchorfree.net is one of those browser hijacker viruses. It is outstanding in its fields by excelling in seeking system holes and seeking for users’ information in system files. It is created to make illegal profits for its creators at the backstage. Each time you click on the sites it provides or get redirected to other sites. It is highly recommended for you to delete this redirect virus as quickly as possible. For your computer’s good and your personal details’ safety.
Note: If you cannot delete this stubborn virus with your own efforts, please contact YooSecurity Online Experts now to get help from professionals and to save the computer as soon as possible.
Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on July 19, 2013 11:02 am