Hey, I got Search.bytefence.com on my laptop and cannot get rid of it whatever I tried to deal with it. I search its info and know that it is a browser hijacker. I even uninstalled the web browser, but it doesn’t work. Many ads pop up from those webpages. I don’t know how to do with it. Is there a way to get rid of it completely?

Description of Search.bytefence.com Hijacker

Search.bytefence.com has been classified as a browser hijacker which is mainly created by cyber criminals and spread online to hit different kinds of web browsers like Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Safari and so on. The most obvious symptoms it shows is that the homepage is hijacked and you’re always redirected to malicious sites and tons of ads will pop up from different pages. Search.bytefence.com hijacker changes the homepage and search tool to take control of your web browser. Then it can easily track your online activities and record important information that you put on the Internet. And it sends those information to remote hacker. When it redirects you to malicious sites, please don’t click on anything from the sites as it may contain virus-infected files or malware package. If you click it, the other infection will log on your computer without your permission. Also please don’t randomly click on those pop ups about ads. Those ads may also carry some kind of malware or virus. One click will activate and install the malware or virus. In this way, this hijacker can bring more other infections into computer to mess up system. So anyway, you should remove this redirect infection as soon as possible.

Search.bytefence.com hijacker is mainly spread on the Internet. It can be bundled into those free software installation package as a kind of extension or plugin. When you download and install the free software from unlicensed and unreliable resources, this browser hijacker will also be installed into computer. So you’re suggested to select customized installation which will let know clearly what apps will be installed and you can block unnecessary one. On the other way, this browser hijacker may hide into malicious and unsafe sites like porn sites, free games or gambling sites. Once you visit those sites or click on something popping up from those sites, this browser hijacker will soon get on your computer. In a word, Search.bytefence.com hijacker can get on computer to attack web browser via many other ways, and what you should do is to pay attention to online activities. Please don’t open unsafe sites and view suspicious contents or porn materials, otherwise this hijacker or another infection will get on your machine. To protect your machine from being infected with threats, please keep a good habit online.

Main Traits of Search.bytefence.com Hijacker

-Can change your homepage or the default search engine 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 browser hijacker.

NOTE: If you find any of these symptoms on your computer, that proves your PC is under attack and seriously infected with Search.bytefence.com 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 Search.bytefence.com Hijacker

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Manual Removal Guide of Browser Hijacker (For Computer Literate)

There is a removal guide of Search.bytefence.com 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 Search.bytefence.com hijacker, the name of the process of it is random.

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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.

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

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

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

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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.

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

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Conclusion:

Search.bytefence.com 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 redirect infection is not as harmful as those stubborn viruses like Trojan horse, ransomware, worms, since this  redirect 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 Search.bytefence.com hijacker? Contact online experts for help now!

Published by Leo R. Oscar & last updated on July 25, 2015 4:53 pm

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