Hey, please help! Now I can see many pop-ups showing on the website: Vlcplayer.blupak.com, and I have been trying to click X, but that doesn’t work at all. Pop-ups are still coming. It seems this situation is very severe. I remember after I click an updating message to update media player, this problem then comes up. I think I should download some malware, but antivirus is still working fine and cannot detect any threats. Can you help me to check it and help me to get rid of it?

Description of Vlcplayer.blupak.com Pop-up

Once you open your browser, you will get many pop-ups from Vlcplayer.blupak.com. That means you have got infected with browser hijacker, and Vlcplayer.blupak.com is an annoying browser hijacker to attack browsers like Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. This browser hijacker associates with PUP, adware and malware, which can be treated as a nasty adware to cheat users to install harmful software. Once this browser hijacker installs on the computer, it will change homepage and default search engine, redirect you to unknown and virus-infected websites. Whatever you want to search and what favorite website URL you enter, you will not get the desired results and reach expected websites. However, in the new tab, you will find many pop-ups like ads, fake update notification, flash picture and sex video occupying the whole webpage. Vlcplayer.blupak.com hijacker mainly displays such fake update notifications as asking you to update Media Player, flash player, Java or PDF etc. These fake updates contain malicious files or applications. If you click “update”, then your computer will get more malicious infections. How does this hijacker come to your computer? It main comes bundled in freeware, shareware or application that you download online. Besides, it may come from malicious websites and spam e-mails. Cyber criminals can insert malicious infection link into freeware, application, malicious websites and spam e-mails. Therefore, you need keep a good habit of surfing on the Internet in order to prevent computer from getting infected infections.

It is hard to detect such browser hijacker because it is not a virus technically, so most antivirus program has no ability to detect and remove it. Once Vlcplayer.blupak.com enters into your computer, it may change desktop background and change your homepage or your default setting to this hijacker’s website. when you are online, it even can monitor your internet activities and use cookies to collect users’ online traces and then steal personal sensitive information like search histories, e-mail or banking details etc. What’s worse, Vlcplayer.blupak.com hijacker helps other dangerous adware or malware to mess up your computer. Then your computer will be infected by more infections, which may take up lots of system capacity, so your PC will performs slower than usual, browser may crash over and over. It may disable folder options, task manager, registry editing tools. In the end, this Vlcplayer.blupak.com hijacker and other malicious infections will weaken your computer even crash the operating system down. Therefore, once you find your browser is hijacked by this redirect, you must remove it as soon as possible to avoid more damages on the computer system.

Main Traits of Vlcplayer.blupak.com Pop-up

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

The Screenshot of This Hijacker

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Manual Removal Guide of Browser Hijacker (For Computer Literate)

There is a removal guide of Vlcplayer.blupak.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 XP-start-control-panel

Then you will come to the Control Panel windows, click on Add and Remove Programs xp-add-remove-icon

Then try to find the program which relates to Vlcplayer.blupak.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:

If your homepage or default search engine is changed to Vlcplayer.blupak.com, and there are various update notification ads popping up within this webpage, it can be proved that your browser is hijacked by a redirect. This browser hijack can also insert unknown plugin or extension to your browser, then strange websites automatically open frequently. It also redirects you to the malicious sites you don’t want to access in order to cheat you to install more malicious programs to weaken your computer. Besides, it can steal your important and sensitive information, which may cause your financial loss. This hateful hijacker redirect must be remove it as quickly as possible, otherwise it will do further harm to your computer.

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

Published by Leo R. Oscar & last updated on November 4, 2014 11:49 pm

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