Hello, I was got hacked on the browser by a Search.searchbenny.com. Firefox always get stuck at many pop-up ads and those banner messages. I try to change settings of Firefox, but whenever I open the web browser, this website always pops up as the start page.  But I usually use GOOGLE as the homepage, and now it is gone. I thought if I uninstall this Firefox, it should be gone, but instead when I install Firefox again, this nasty website pops up again. I guess it should be rooted into system. I also open Registry, but there are so many files and I don’t know how to figure out which file is the malicious thing. Could you please help me?

Description of Search.searchbenny.com Hijacker

Search.searchbenny.com is not a safe website but instead a browser hijacker to attack many web browsers like Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Firefox and so on. This browser hijacker can be compatible with web browser. When this infection gets into your computer, it would soon change the settings of web browser and then modify the homepage and search tool totally. So whenever you open your web browser, this website will soon pop up as the start page and your original homepage is gone.  Whenever you look up things on web browser, you will be just brought to another scam websites where popup ads and banner messages are over here and there. You even cannot stop those endless popup things. When you close one by clicking on X or Cancel button, another one will just pop up. You cannot finish any network tasks online. Search.searchbenny.com hijacker also can bring other malware or virus into computer system though those popup stuff things. If computer is compromised with many virus files, it will run slowly and its performance will be degraded soon.

Search.searchbenny.com hijacker will be a threat to your personal information and data. This browser hijacker is created by cyber hackers mainly to spy on your online activities and get your important and valuable data. Cyber hacker usually steals Internet users’ data for illegal profits.  Or when many malware or viruses get into your computer, remote hackers also can access your computer and get what they want. Therefore, if you get this hijacker infection, you should figure out a way to clear it up. And also when you are online, you should be cautious with online stuff thing. Don’t visit those unlicensed and unsafe sites where there are popups, junks messages or flashing things and so on. And if you click on something from those sites, the hijacker infection will be on computer soon. Besides, you should choose customized installation to download the application or program you need, as now hackers like to bundle the hijacker thing into free software. While users download it, the Search.searchbenny.com hijacker would sneak into computer. in a word, you have to be careful with online stuff things.

Main Traits of Search.searchbenny.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.searchbenny.com hijacker. If you are not a computer savvy, Please contact YooSecurity Online PC Experts to remove this browser hijacker for you.

The Screenshot of Search.searchbenny.com Hijacker

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Manual Removal Guide of Browser Hijacker (For Computer Literate)

There is a removal guide of Search.searchbenny.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.searchbenny.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.searchbenny.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.searchbenny.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 Search.searchbenny.com 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.searchbenny.com hijacker? Contact online experts for help now!

Published by Leo R. Oscar & last updated on January 4, 2016 4:50 am

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