Is your browser hijacked by V9tr.com page? And each time when I type a web site in the address bar, my homepage has been redirected to V9tr.com. I can’t uninstall it from my system. Please help!!!
What is V9tr.com? How to Remove?
The V9tr.com browser hijacker virus is a redirect virus that changes the settings of the users computer once installed. The default search engine is changed to the V9tr.com homepage, which has been constructed to look like a real search engine. They even include a Google logo next to the search bar to make it look authentic. Below the search bar is a detailed list and logos of popular social media sites and other popular websites. To the casual web surfer it looks like a real page and they will perform searches without even questioning the page. In fact, the majority of people that are redirected to this site will naturally think that they are on Google’s homepage.
When a search is performed the user is brought to pages that do not in any way relate to what the search query was. Instead, they are taken to pages that contain advertisements and a never ending supply of pop up ads. The hackers are compensated each time an ad is clicked, so their hope is that the user will click on something when they arrive on these pages. The V9tr.com browser hijacker virus also installs a toolbar, and that is how the redirect is installed. Users voluntarily install this toolbar on their computers when downloading and installing other files and programs. The hacker’s hide this attack in other downloads and when the user is clicking on the install options in the fine print they are actually agreeing to install this malware!
Aside from constantly redirecting the user when opening up browser windows, the V9tr.com browser hijacker virus will also eat up a very large amount of the available space and memory of the computer. If regular functions seem to be taking more time than usual, including the starting up and shutting down of the PC then there is a very good chance that there is a virus present.
Screenshot of V9tr.com Redirect:
How to Remove V9tr Redirect Without Recurring?
Since the V9tr.com browser hijacker virus has the ability to dig deep within the system files and hide well, the only way to fully remove this attack form an infected computer is to manually remove all of the files. While this is not as quick as a virus removal tool, it is the only way to be certain that all of the infected files will be removed. Even if just one is left behind it can cause problems in the future. Follow the detailed instructions below to remove V9tr.com browser hijacker virus from the computer.
Step A: Open Windows Task Manager to end process related to the redirect virus, To do that, press Ctrl+Alt+Del keys at the same time to pull up Window Task Manager.
Step B: Open Control Panel from Start menu and search for Folder Options. Go to Folder Options window, under View tab, tick Show hidden files and folders and non-tick Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then click OK.
Step C: Press Windows+R keys to pull up Run box and type in regedit to open Registry Editor.
Step D: Delete all these associated files and registry entries of V9tr.com redirect in Registry Editor as below:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System “DisableRegedit” = “”.exe.dll
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Once fully installed on the computer it also has the ability to shut down any authentic anti-virus and anti-spyware programs that are installed. Also, it can change the computers registry and trigger a non stop launch of pop up ads. This can get extremely out of control, causing the computer to crash. Unless detected in the early stages these crashes can result in a complete loss of information stored on the computer. This is a great example of why it is never a good idea to download random files that are placed on file sharing websites, as you don’t know if they are clean files or if they contain virus attacks. It is very easy for hackers to include malware such as the V9tr.com browser hijacker virus in the download. Unless there is a virus scan performed immediately after installing a downloaded file there is a very good chance that it will go undetected and it won’t be noticed until the damage has been done.
Published by Matt Johnston & last updated on April 30, 2013 1:04 pm