Hello, I am not sure if you can help me solve this problem. This morning I watched a sport video, but suddenly I feel there was something quickly flashing and then disappearing. I didn’t care it much and continued my video. But afternoon, when I start my computer and launch the Internet browser, I cannot find my homepage and the Yahoo search is gone. And it always go to this website Simplebrowserdownload.com, I don’t want it at all. Can you help me uninstall it from my browser please?  And I would like to have my homepage go back to my favorites.

Description of Simplebrowserdownload.com Hijacker

Simplebrowserdownload.com is classified as a harmful browser hijacker that can invade system to do evil activities to corrupt system environment. This web domain mainly promotes fake application especially bogus software and displays various ads. It aims at tricking innocent computer users into purchasing their fake products. But don’t trust this web domain, because this page contains virus-infected files extension, and if you click something on this website, you may bring other threats to your computer. This browser hijacker can attack Internet browsers like Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Safari.  Simplebrowserdownload.com hijacker redirect infection modifies or replaces many key internet browser files, changes default internet setting, changes the homepage and search engine to monitor your whole online activities. in this way, it can randomly redirects you to strange and malicious website, offers you unrelated or incorrect search results but  links to virus-infected website or products promoting web page. Simplebrowserdownload.com harasses you with different fake alerts, fake software update message and pop-ups. Some inexperienced users click on those stuff things, then some other infection will drop on their machine. If computer is infected with more threats, it will get more harm created by those viruses.

Simplebrowserdownload.com hijacker is also distributed online and will create more damages than what mentioned above. Hackers usually insert malware, adware, and other infections like this redirect as something attractive into malicious websites to attract users to click on, and more clicks this websites collect, it will get more traffic and money, but innocent users will get virus on their computer. And this redirect infection also exists as an extension in those free downloading software. When you download and install the software you want, this hijacker also comes. You’d better not click on anything strange to protect computer from being infected. Simplebrowserdownload.com redirect seems not so harmful at first sight, but if it is on your machine for a long time, it will slow down performance of your computer totally. What’s worse, this hijacker uses system loopholes as the backdoor to introduce other threats. In this case, computer security will be worse. Windows system files or programs may be corrupted, changed or disable by some aggressive viruses. Your antivirus program may also be affected with some virus and works improperly; sometimes the firewall of antivirus might be destroyed. With help of this hijacker or other threats, hackers can get your email passwords, credit card details, and bank account numbers etc.. Once Simplebrowserdownload.com hijacker appears on your computer, you should remove it completely at once to safeguard your computer and data timely.

Main Traits of Simplebrowserdownload.com Hijacker

-Can change your homepage or the default search engine to Simplebrowserdownload.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 Simplebrowserdownload.com hijacker. If you are not a computer savvy, Please contact YooSecurity Online PC Experts to remove this browser hijacker virus for you.

Manual Removal Guide of Browser Hijacker (For Computer Literate)

There is a removal guide of Simplebrowserdownload.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 Simplebrowserdownload.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:

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

Published by Michael Myn & last updated on January 17, 2015 4:19 am

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