Where is my original homepage? Why I can’t change it to Google? This toolbar.blinkx.com must be a virus that sticks in my computer. However, when I try to use my anti-virus program to do a full scan in my computer, there is nothing wrong in my computer? That website drives me crazy, I want to get rid of it, but I don’t know what to do because I am not a computer savvy at all. Please help.
Brief Introduction to This Browser Hijacker
Computer users can be redirected to toolbar.blinkx.com once they open their browsers, which mean their computers must be seriously infected by a browser hijacker or redirect infection. Technically speaking, browser hijacker is not a virus, so it can’t be detected by anti-virus programs. However, the redirect infection can still cause many vicious problems to the infected computer. This browser hijacker can use the Internet to spread; the first method that hackers use to spread is the free program. Nowadays, many free programs can be found and downloaded on the Internet, hackers can implant this infection into them, and once people install the infected free program into computer, during the installation process, people can be asked to set this toolbar.blinkx.com to be the homepage. Some careless people just approve it in no second just want to finish the installation as quickly as possible. Also people who visit this website accidentally, this infection can also invade the computer secretly.
The Screenshot of This Hijacker
Once people can see this toolbar.blinkx.com in their browsers, they can be cheated from its interface. They may think it is a useful search engine and can be used on their computer. That is totally wrong. This browser hijacker mainly targets on Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. Once the browser gets infected, many useless plug-ins can be added without user approval, and blinkx Video Toolbar can be one of them. Also, this redirect infection can modify the system registry arbitrary so that it can be activated once the computer is on. The homepage of browser can be changed and will not allow computer user to change. Also, some key settings in browser like DNS can also be changed by this browser hijacker. With those nasty things in browser, computer will get a slow Internet speed and cannot open some specific websites.
When people try to use this toolbar.blinkx.com to search something, instead showing the result, people will receive many commercial information in the result. Most of them are sponsored links. Hackers who design this browser hijacker just want to use those links to sell useless products, and increase some websites’ rank on the Internet. In addition, when people are lured to pay, their bank details or credit card information can be leaked out to remote hackers. That is what hackers want. So, under no circumstance should you pay for those things. Except redirecting people in the browser, this hijacker can pop up many ads during the use of the infected computer, those nuisances can disturb the computer user which cause an unpleasant experience during the computer use. What’s worse, computer can be infected by more other viruses or Trojans as this infection can create a backdoor for those malicious things to come.
The properties of Browser Hijacker
-Can not be detected by your anti-virus software, which makes it hard to uninstall from the computer.
-Once you open your browser, you will be redirected to some unknown websites.
-Can slow down the performance of the computer, or even blue screen.
-Can pop up many unwanted advertisements when you are doing something else.
-Can change your settings in your browser and it is not easy to change it back.
If you find any symptoms listed above showing on your computer, then your computer must be suffered with a browser hijacker that causes you keep being redirecting to toolbar.blinkx.com. Welcome to contact YooSecurity Online PC Experts for manual removal guide. Also, we will provide a short removal guide below for computer literate.
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Manual Removal Guide of Browser Hijacker (For Computer Literate)
There is a removal guide of Browser 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 redirect, 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 this toolbar.blinkx.com, 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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This toolbar.blinkx.com is not a reliable search engine for people to use. It is not a virus but still can bring many troubles to the infected computer. Many plug-ins can be added which can cause a slow performance on the infected computer. The most terrible thing is that it can pop up many unwanted ads to the computer user and lure them to pay. The personal information of computer user like bank details can be used by hackers for illegal activities. The best solution to deal with this browser hijacker is to remove it as soon as possible.
Suggestion: To follow removal guide that mentioned above, a level of computer knowledge is needed. Still can’t get out of toolbar.blinkx.com? Contact online experts for help now!
Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on March 8, 2014 12:41 pm