always pops up every time when I run Google Chrome on my windows 7 computer. Actually I have not set this page as the homepage or search engine, but it is there. I don’t know when it gets on my browser. But now computer is messed up a lot. Browser also runs in a slower speed than ever before. I checked it from control panel, but it is not there. So I have no idea on how to remove it. I guess you could help me out of this issue. Thanks!

Description of Hijacker is a browser hijacker not a reliable homepage or useful search tool as Google search tool. Once this searchonme redirect gets on your computer, it will totally change the settings of the web browsers. The homepage and default search engine will be replaced by this page. Even though you have uninstalled the infected browser and then reinstall it, this infection is still on browser. This fake search tool doesn’t do any good but bring your computer into worse situation. It hijacks your webpage and offers you wrong search result with strange links and sites. Since infection controls your web browser, it can monitor your online activities anytime by insert its malicious code to record your trace and those valuable information like password, banking details which will be sent to remote hackers. Searchonme redirect pops up ads like coupon codes and special offers or fake message like Java update and saying computer is at risk and so on, which will bring other threats into computer, as those pop ups are usually inserted with malware, adware or virus extension. If you click to open, those infections will get on computer. More infection will make computer get worse. To avoid more and further damages on computer, you should remove this searchonme browser hijacker soon as you find it on your machine.

To prevent hijacker or other infections from logging on your computer to corrupt system, you need to be cautious when clicking links. It can point your browser to download threats or visit malicious web site. Don’t download unknown “free” software and avoid opening unknown e-mail attachments. And usually this searchonme hijacker is distributed online to infect computer. For example, searchonme hijacker will be inserted into malicious websites or bundled into free downloads, when you visit those strange and malicious websites or click on something suspicious from those websites, redirect infection will also come. And free downloads from unlicensed and untruthful resources will also be carried this redirect infection or other threat. You had better choose customized installation to see what suspicious app is going to install into computer, and you can well block it. In a word, behaving your online activity is also a good and effective way to get virus out of the door of computer. Otherwise, once your computer is infected with this searchonme hijacker or other threats, more problems and damages will happen to your machine.

Main Traits of Hijacker

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

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

Manual Removal Guide of Browser Hijacker (For Computer Literate)

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

XP task manager

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.


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


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


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


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.

IE tools

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


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Conclusion: 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 hijacker? Contact online experts for help now!

Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on May 8, 2015 9:42 pm

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