My Internet Explorer kept opening Search.lphant.net this web site automatically when I tried to visit some favorite web sites such as Facebook. I don’t know what happened to my browser. I searched something online and some people says it’s a Search.lphant.net Hijack Virus? If so, how can I remove it so that it won’t hijack my browser anymore?

Search.lphant.net  Hijacker Information

Search.lphant.net is a website in the control of some kind of browser hijack virus (redirect virus). So the web site will not work as a legitimate web site does. And people are not safe to visit this web site or do something on this web site. At the very beginning when you get this browser hijack virus infection, your homepage may be changed to Search.lphant.net. Then no matter when and how you opened your browser to visit your homepage, it won’t go to your real homepage, finally, you will be redirected to some other risky web sites. That is to say, your browser won’t run in your control. Gradually, when you use your browser to view some pages, lots of ads will pop up to disturb you. And your browser will run more and more slowly even freeze!

Some people don’t understand why they got this Search.lphant.net Hijacker because they think they have installed anti-virus program in their PCs. If you really think so you are wrong since this kind of browser hijack just make use of the weakness of your computer operating system to invade into your computer. On the other hand, it can also make use of your carelessness when you operating your computer to access your computer. When some people install something, they won’t read the terms carefully. Some other bundled software will also be installed into your computer if you don’t uncheck the related terms during the installation panel. This is also one reason why people got this redirect virus infection.

If you leave this Search.lphant.net Hijacker virus in your computer and don’t remove it in time. This is to give the virus a chance to bring in much more other malware or viruses. You know, all the redirected web sites are not safe, those malicious web sites are also the source of some Trojan viruses. So as time goes on, your computer may have more an more other kinds of viruses. Once your computer gets some browser hijack virus, your browser is really weak to be infected. So don’t leave this browser hijack virus in your computer for a long time.

To completely fix your computer, Live Chat with YooSecurity Expert Now, or you can follow the manual removal guide below to get your problem fixed. (For advanced computer users)

Key sentences to judge if your computer has been infected with Browser Hijack Virus

A. Your computer is something not normal as usual such as running very slowly.

B. When you open the Task Manager, you can find some strange progress which you never found before.

C. Every time you open your browser, you are redirected to some odd web pages such as Search.lphant.net.

D. Your browser runs more and more slowly.

E. It always pops up some irritating advertisements even if you don’t want.

Best Way to Remove Search.lphant.net Hijacker Virus Step by Step

Step 1: Press CTRL+ALT+DEL or CTRL+SHIFT+ESC. Open the Windows Task Manager.
If that didn’t work, try another way. Press the Start button and click on the Run option. This will start the Run tool. Type in taskmgr and press OK. This should start the Windows Task Manager

Step 2: Within the Windows Task Manager click on the Processes tab. Find the process by name. random.exe (related to Search.lphant.net Hijacker virus) . Then scroll the list to find required process. Select it with your mouse or keyboard and click on the End Process button. This will kill the process.

Step 3: Delete malicious registry entries related to Search.lphant.net Hijacker Virus.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Active Setup\Installed Components\random
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\run\random
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Installer\Products\5ATIUYW62OUOMNBX256 “(Default)”=”1?
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\“UninstallString” = “‘%AppData%\[RANDOM]\[RANDOM].exe” -u
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\“ShortcutPath” = “‘C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\5ATIUYW62OUOMNBX256.exe” -u’”
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce “5ATIUYW62OUOMNBX256” = “‘C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\RANDOM.exe’

Step 4: Remove malicious files of Search.lphant.net Browser Hijack Virus

C:\WINDOWS\assembly\GAC_64\Desktop.ini
C:\Windows\assembly\GAC_32\Desktop.ini
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ping.exe

Video of Key Steps on How to Modify or Change Windows Registry to Remove Search.lphant.net:

As what you can see, Search.lphant.net Hijacker is really a very horrible virus which can finally destroy your computer system. And please don’t consider auto delete method since there is no such anti-virus can really remove it completely. Don’t download free software to take a chance. This can only waste your time and bring in much more viruses. All the instructions above are prepared for those who have much computer knowledge and are familiar with this kind for virus. Before you start to do the removal work, please consider it seriously. On the other hand, all the instructions above aim at the common infection situation. As for Search.lphant.net Hijacker, there are many variables according to different computers. What’s worse, as time goes by, it may start its variation. Just like what is mentioned above, this virus infection is a cascaded infection. The related files may be changed. Unless you have much knowledge about this virus, it’s very hard for you to do the removal work.

Note:If you failed to remove Search.lphant.net Hijacker with the method above, please consult YooSecurity certified professionals to remove it completely.

Published by Leo R. Oscar & last updated on September 10, 2013 5:06 am

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