Every time I open my browser, instead of show my default homepage, this upgrade-online.com pops up, and it claims that my browser and Video player are out of date. To get a better performance, it recommends me to upgrade the programs to latest versions, and it also provides the install packages. Should I trust the message? Should I update my programs from this website? Please advise.

Brief Introduction to This Website

People who receive the upgrade message from this upgrade-online.com should pay attention to the security of their computers as the message is not the real upgrade information for the programs, but a fake one which is designed by cyber hackers. As a matter of fact, this website that computer user face is not a legit website provides program upgrade, it is classified as a browser hijacker that can generate many unwanted problems on the infected computer. Why we call it as a computer threat is because it can perform the same evil actions like many other browser hijackers do. This hijacker is distributed by cyber criminals from the Internet as the World Wide Web is the biggest place to store this threat and it is convenient and fast to get it spread from one computer to another.

The Screenshot of This Hijacker


Being spread from the Internet, cyber hackers can hide deeply and won’t be chased by the police. Making viruses and computer threats are illegal activities, but some bad guys still take the great risks to create different kinds of malicious materials to achieve their malicious goals, mostly they aims on illegal benefits from innocent computer users. This upgrade-online.com hijacker can be one product of those threats made by cyber hackers. Cyber hackers can implant this hijacker into other computer free programs so that it can sneak into target computers more easily. After victims get this thing installed on their computers, they would notice their computers can perform in poor ways. The browsers that installed on the infected machines can be corrupted so that this hijacker can invade the infected machine more.

The default homepage on the corrupted browsers can be changed to upgrade-online.com, when people open the infected browsers, they would get this web page opened. It tells PC users that they need to get their browsers and video player updated, so that their computers can perform better. However, it is a way for the hijacker to download many other computer threats to the infected machine to promote all the malicious purposes completed. Some victims report that after they click the links on this hijacker, they receive fake police warnings which lock their computers and ask them to pay, some of them get many other computer viruses and Trojans downloaded which can’t be removed completely. It is a pain to be infected by this kind of computer hijacker as it can hoax people to download bad things to their computers.

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 this upgrade-online.com. Welcome to contact YooSecurity Online PC Experts for manual removal guide. Also, we will provide a short removal guide below for computer literate.

NOTE: Being afraid to do any wrong operation during the process of removing this browser hijacker? Please contact YooSecurity Online PC Experts, we are here to help you:

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 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.


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 browser 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.

IE tools

Then type the URL you want into the Home page box and then click OK


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Do not trust all the messages showing on this upgrade-online.com in any circumstance. The whole thing is created and distributed by cyber hackers who want to harm computer and gain illegal incomes from innocent computer users. This stuff must be removed as soon as possible before it starts to generate other computer problems on the infected computer.

Suggestion: To follow removal guide that mentioned above, a level of computer knowledge is needed. Still can’t get out of upgrade-online.com? Contact online experts for help now!

Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on September 22, 2014 8:42 am

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