Hi, I am hit by a browser hijacker now. Many pop-up ads coming from a website Search.strtpoint.com on Mozilla Firefox, and I cannot stop those ads from popping up, but it is very annoying. And I have to uninstall the Mozilla Firefox and then reinstall, but the ads are still popping up again and again. It seems very undefeatable! I want to find out where the virus is located in computer, but don’t know how to track it at all. Actually, this is my first time to pay attention to virus attacking and don’t know what to do. Any help will be appreciated!

Description of Search.strtpoint.com Hijacker

Search.strtpoint.com is not a reliable website or a search engine, and it is actually an aggressive browser hijacker to attack windows computer or Mac and invade different kinds of browsers like Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Safari etc.. Once it attacks your browser, it will insert some extension into browser as a code to take control of your web browser. Next it will change the homepage that you have set before and the default search engine like Google search. Since it changes every settings of the web browser, you cannot reset it back to the original settings at all, because this browser hijacker doesn’t allow you to so that. In this way, it can do anything it wants, basically, whatever you want to search or browse your favorite website, you are only redirected by this hijacker to Search.strtpoint.com where many ads pops up unstoppably to disturb and block you from finishing some tasks online. And it is a platform for cyber criminals to promote ads, adware, malware or other threats to invade users’ computer to steal some important and valuable personal information for other illegal profit. When PC users click many times on the websites where this hijacker redirects you to, Search.strtpoint.com will collects more traffic and gets more profits. Therefore, this hijacker only brings you damages and troubles and you should delete it as soon as possible.

Search.strtpoint.com will do more dad activities on infected computer if you cannot remove it soon until computer becomes weaker and slower. Actually this hijacker can look for loopholes and insert malicious files of other infections into those loopholes, and in this way, it successfully bring another virus into system. And system will load more processes and CPU usage will be up to 100%. Computer will run slower and cannot run more programs; otherwise computer will get stuck or get blue or black death. Even it cannot run the large program at all. This time computer has been severely attacked by Search.strtpoint.com hijacker together with other threats. And some windows programs might be disabled by some aggressive virus like Trojan horse. What’s worse, this hijacker can help hackers to access infected computer and work on it to steal vital and valuable personal information for illegal behavior. For example, some victims may suffer from financial loss due to this hijacker. Therefore, if you find Search.strtpoint.com browser hijacker on the computer, you should first figure out a way to eradicate it soon. Don’t keep it on the computer for a long time and let it get the chance to damage the computer.

Main Traits of Search.strtpoint.com Hijacker

-Can change your homepage or the default search engine to Search.strtpoint.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.strtpoint.com 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 This Hijacker

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Manual Removal Guide of Browser Hijacker (For Computer Literate)

There is a removal guide of Search.strtpoint.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.

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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.strtpoint.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.strtpoint.com hijacker is a harmful 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 browser hijacker is not as harmful as those stubborn viruses like Trojan horse, ransomware, worms, since it 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.strtpoint.com hijacker? Contact online experts for help now!

Published by Leo R. Oscar & last updated on November 21, 2014 5:29 pm

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