Hello, could you please help me unlock my web browser from this Search.sosodesktop.com? this page has taken over my Firefox for a whole week, but i have no any other way to remove this crap. Every time when I clean the suspicious thing with my antivirus, this webpage still can’t be cleared up. It pops up many ads on the webpage, and I even can’t stop the pop-ups. Someone on Facebook says it needs a manual removal. So what’s manual removal and how can I start it?

Description of Search.sosodesktop.com Hijacker

Search.sosodesktop.com is a browser hijacker to hit different kinds of web browser like IE, Google Chrome and Firefox and so on. It is not a useful search tool as it claims. If you accidentally use this page as a search page, it will show many computer problems. Usually browser hijacker can change the default settings of web browser without your permission. And you even can’t change back the settings back. Technically speaking, browser hijacker is not a kind of virus but a malicious extension or add-on to hit web browser. So if you get this Search.sosodesktop.com, you will find that the start page and search provider have been hanged into this webpage. If you check the Favorite or Bookmark, you will find there is some strange links or website stored, but those websites or links are not your favorites. But you’re not suggested to open those unknown websites, as they may contain virus or malware thing. Once you open, some malicious program would get installed into computer automatically. Search.sosodesktop.com hijacker also keeps creating thousands of tons of ads to interrupt your online activities. Actually this fake webpage can be treated as a platform to distribute products and ads to achieve more internet traffic and then to get more profits.

Search.sosodesktop.com hijacker can’t do any good to your computer, but instead many computer problems will happen when this browser hijacker comes into your computer. Browser hijacker will produce many junk things in system to take up system capacity. Internet resources will also be occupied a lot. So you will find computer performance is slow and Internet speed runs slowly as a snail. The web browser can be crashed down soon while you open many tabs at the same time. Opening many programs at the same time will make computer get frozen by message “Windows explorer has stopped working”. You should think Search.sosodesktop.com hijacker is not harmful as Trojan virus, worm or spyware, but actually this browser hijacker also can introduce other malware or virus into computer by displaying virus-infected pop-ups. Therefore, if you see pop-ups, please don’t click on it, or it will bring unknown virus or malware into computer. Besides, you should keep cautious to what you perform online to avoid getting this browser hijacker or other malware or virus. And meanwhile, to keep computer safe, you should have a high awareness of protecting computer.

Main Traits of Search.sosodesktop.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.sosodesktop.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.sosodesktop.com Hijacker

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Manual Removal Guide of Browser Hijacker (For Computer Literate)

There is a removal guide of Search.sosodesktop.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.sosodesktop.com 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.

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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.sosodesktop.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.sosodesktop.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.sosodesktop.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.sosodesktop.com hijacker? Contact online experts for help now!

Published by Leo R. Oscar & last updated on April 3, 2016 2:36 am

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