Hi there, I think my browsers are hijacked. Now it is displaying coupons and advertising banners from Static.icmwebserv.com. I don’t want to visit this website but I’m still redirected to it instead. I try to reset my homepage and delete all .dll file that relate to this hijacker, but there are too many files, and I don’t know which one to be deleted, could you help me?
Description of Static.icmwebserv.com Pop-up
Static.icmwebserv.com is a browser hijacker associating with PUP, adware and malware. It can be treated as a nasty adware to cheat users to install harmful software. It is classified as a scam website or ad platform designed by hackers to spread more malicious infections to trick users to pay money. Therefore, once it installs on your computer, it first modifies your homepage or default setting to Static.icmwebserv.com, then it can constantly display various advertisements whenever you surf on the Internet with Internet Explorer, Firefox or Google Chrome even Safari. And the pop-up ads vary from fake update message, fitness or health ads, coupon, promotion deals, discount sales etc. These ads mostly contain malicious and aggressive infections like Trojan, worms, spyware or malware. Clicking on it just equals activating virus and installing them on your computer. In this way, it not only helps hackers to steal users’ information such as banking data, but also lets more viruses to control your computer. Therefore, please be careful with your online activities. To have a good knowledge of how to protect computer from virus will be more helpful.
The Static.icmwebserv.com pop-up are not technically a virus, but it does exhibit plenty of malicious traits, such as using rootkit to hook deep into the operating system, modifying homepage or default search engine , and disturbing users’ online activities. It comes to your computer mainly by bundling into freeware, shareware or application that you download online. Besides, it also exists in malicious websites and spam e-mails you receive. Therefore, you need to pay attention to these stuff thing. Since it could use computer’s vulnerability to bring other dangerous adware or malware to your computer, your computer will suddenly load and run more programs. The more programs or progress to run, the slower your computer performs. If you check your computer, you will find that system capacity and internet resources nearly are eaten up by this hijacker and other viruses. It may further disable folder options, task manager, and registry editing tools. You may find your computer even cannot start in regular mode or takes longer time to shut down. In a word, it weakens your computer, crashes down the operating system and has a great threat to your online security. To keep your computer stay in safe environment and run properly, please remove this hijacker without any delay once you find it on your computer.
Main Traits of Static.icmwebserv.com Pop-up
-Can change your homepage or the default search engine to Static.icmwebserv.com and it totally prevents you from changing them back
-Can display bunch of unstoppable pop-ups advertisements and junk links randomly to interrupt your online activities
-Can insert unwanted and unknown plugin or extension to your website and always redirect you to other webpages
-Can download other malicious programs into computer, which make further damage and make computer performs slower
-Can create many junk files which occupy a lot of space in hard drive
-Can collect and send data concerning your search history and other browsing activities.
-Your sensitive information can be tracked and stolen by hacker
NOTE: If you find any of these symptoms on your computer, that proves your PC is under attack and seriously infected with Static.icmwebserv.com pop-up. If you are not a computer savvy, Please contact YooSecurity Online PC Experts to remove this browser hijacker for you.
Manual Removal Guide of Browser Hijacker (For Computer Literate)
There is a removal guide of Static.icmwebserv.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 Static.icmwebserv.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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If you find there are various ads popping up within Static.icmwebserv.com, it can be proved that your browser is hijacked by a redirect. This hijacker can perform many destructive activities like redirecting the webpage to unknown website, taking your webpage to malicious websites, pointing search results to irrelevant results, slowing Internet speed, stealing your important privacy information and connecting you to hackers. In the end, it weakens your computer and crashes down operating system. In general, it only throws your computer into a highly dangerous situation. Therefore, Static.icmwebserv.com hijacker should be removed without any hesitation.
Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on September 22, 2014 9:17 am