Hello, can you help me solve this problem? Now I can see endless pop-up ads displaying on the webpage from the website search. Snapdo.com, but this website is not my homepage and I don’t want this website at all. I even don’t know how it comes to my Internet Explorer and becomes the homepage and search engine, and the Google search is disappeared. I think I am experiencing a browser hijacker which has taken over my browser, but I don’t know how to deal with this problem, because I am not familiar virus removal and I worry I may do something wrong to my system files. Please help!
Description of Search.snapdo.com Hijacker
Search.snapdo.com is a kind of browser hijacker attack which takes over browsers like Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google chrome, etc and change default homepage and search engine. It can create many troubles on your computer. It comes by bundling into those freeware, application you downloading from the Internet or when you visit suspicious websites about porn, game, gambling and so on. You should notice that hackers or cyber criminals can upload the browser hijacker‘s file or process into those free application or unsafe websites, if you are not cautious to these stuff thing, you may be easy to get this browser hijacker or other adware, malware even stubborn virus like Trojan. When Search.snapdo.com is installed into your machine, it will plant its executable files into system and insert its extension to browser to change browser homepage and search engine without your notice. After it finishes all task of invading browser, it will start to perform its annoying activities when you get online. It blocks you to access any websites you favorite but instead brings you to those unknown websites with popping up endless ads, message banner or flash pictures. Even though you have tried many times to close those pop-up ads, you still cannot close them all. Its search engine cannot show you any correct answer to what you search. Some victims find that Search.snapdo.com is a hijacker and try to reset their browser, but they fail to do that, because this hijacker totally prevents victims from changing back. It first needs to be removed manually so that it can be deleted completely from your computer and you can reset your homepage or search engine back.
Some victims report that sometimes their computer becomes sluggish and they cannot do anything on computer, but they see their cursor moving on their computer or going into their hard disk. The cursor seems like to look for something. In this case, you should be aware that your computer might have been controlled by hackers due to this hijacker to steal your some important or valuable information or data. Search.snapdo.com is designed by hackers as a connecting bridge to control victims’ PC to steal their important personal data. Besides, it can also use cookie to spy on all your online activities to collect and record your information or data like banking details, email account, password etc especially when you make shopping online. What’s worse, Search.snapdo.com hijacker also can do further damages to your system. It takes over your whole computer together with parasites, worms, malware and other potential threats. In this case, these threats’ programs or processes may eat up the rest system resources and Internet resources. Your computer will performs slowly and runs with poor network connection. Internet browser runs very slowly even crashes and you cannot access any desired website and have to ends up browser. Once the computer is slowed down, it is easy to get frozen up during processes of launching large programs and loading sites and so on. In summary, Search.snapdo.com has a great threat to your online security and computer security, so you should remove it as soon as possible.
Main Traits of Search.snapdo.com Hijacker
-Can change your homepage or the default search engine to Search.snapdo.com 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 Search.snapdo.com hijacker. If you are not a computer savvy, Please contact YooSecurity Online PC Experts to remove this browser hijacker virus for you.
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Manual Removal Guide of Browser Hijacker (For Computer Literate)
There is a removal guide of Search.snapdo.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 hijacker, the name of the process of it is random.
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 Search.snapdo.com 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.
Then type the URL you want into the Home page box and then click OK
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Search.snapdo.com cannot do any good to your computer but do harms to your computer or put your important information in a high risk of being stolen by cyber criminals. It attacks your browsers and change default homepage and search engine to keep you away from your favorite websites but to redirect you to malicious websites. A bunch of advertisements pop up from these websites to attract you to click. Search.snapdo.com hijacker plants its malicious files into system and detects vulnerabilities to introduce more threats to mess up computer and slow down computer performance. If you cannot remove this Search.snapdo.com redirect in time, you may find that your computer system will be gradually corrupted until it crashes down.
Suggestion: To follow removal guide that mentioned above, a level of computer knowledge is needed. Still can’t get out of Search.snapdo.com hijacker? Contact online experts for help now!
Published by Leo R. Oscar & last updated on September 30, 2014 9:13 am