Got many unwanted pop-ups on browsers associating with this specific URL? Are browsers hijacked by these constant pop-ups? How to stop these annoying pop-ups and re-gain full privileges on browsers? Can Anti-virus help fix this kind of browser issue? What is the best way to remove a browser hijacker? Pop-ups – How to Remove is believed to be an unfriendly domain that contains lots of misleading information to deceive ordinary PC users into all kinds of cyber scams. Due to its characters and abilities, this specific URL popup can be categorized as a browser hijacker which is a major problem for browsers on Windows OS. A browser hijacker, or browser redirect virus, can usually hijack Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox and cause difficulties for PC users to surf the Internet. By greatly affecting users’ online sessions, it can actually help online third-parties collect confidential data from its victims. And because of the fact that most Anti-virus programs cannot help prevent such browser problems, one should be watching out for unfamiliar pop-ups on browsers and avoid clicking on any suspicious ones.

Unlike many browser hijackers which often pretend to be regular search tools, this redirect associates with many random links and pop-ups. Once it’s successfully got on browsers, it will automatically modify the default structures of the browsers to change users’ online sessions. To be more specific, each time you launch the affected browsers, this unwanted redirect virus will pop up and stop you from getting online by displaying lots of pop-up ads and misleading information. These ads can include pop-up surveys, quizzes, questionnaires with luring awards and fake security alerts. Hidden malware or spyware can be prompted by these pop-ups once you click on them. If a timely hijacker removal cannot be done, computers can face more threats than this browser redirect virus. To completely remove this hijacker and stop all the unwanted pop-ups on browsers, a manual removal process is suggested as the most efficient way.

To avoid all the potential risks caused by the redirect virus, contact YooSecurity Online PC Experts for help now if you are not computer savvy:

Browser Hijackers Are Potentially Risky

Usually, computer users don’t know when and how they get into this hijacker scam, especially when they have authentic Anti-virus protections on the PCs all the time. As a matter of fact, this redirect cannot be prevented or picked up by Anti-virus. Similarly, these browser redirect viruses can get on browsers via bundling with online freeware or spam ware without consent. Soon as it arrives, the hijacker will:

– Change default settings on browsers and make itself the welcome page always;
– Keep displaying constant ads and misleading information to deceive its victims and interrupt their online sessions;
– Help other malware or spyware sneak into the compromised systems;
– Greatly slow down the performance of the affected browsers;
– Help online third-parties collect users’ confidential data including user names, passwords and other login components ect.

Browser Hijacker Manual Removal Instructions

To manually remove this redirect virus out of the PCs, expertise will be required during the process as the associating files or registries you are about to deal with can be named differently on different computers:

Step A: Open Windows Task Manager by hitting Ctrl+Alt+Del keys at the same time; go to Processes tab on top and scroll down the list to ‘End Process’. Names of the processes may not show exactly the same on each PC:


Step B: Open Control Panel and go to Uninstall a program session; scroll down the list to uninstall this unwanted extensions associating with this redirect virus:


Step C: 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 D: Press Windows+R keys together to pull up Run box and type in regedit to open Registry Editor. Delete registry values associating with this hijacker:


Step E: Change home pages back from or related random URLs: (Mozilla Firefox)


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Browser hijackers can not only pretend to be regular search tools, but show up as unwanted pop-ups. This redirect virus is the second type that can generate constant pop-ups to annoy users’ online sessions and even help prompt malicious programs. But similarly, it’s also able to help cyber criminals benefit from users’ private information. The pay-per-click technique can also be used in this case to help computer hackers scam innocent computer users. To conclude, it’s not safe to have this browser hijacker on PCs and a complete removal should be done through manual steps as soon as possible.

Note: Having hard times deleting associating files and registry values? Contact YooSecurity Online Experts to get further help to complete a removal of this browser hijacker safely:

Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on October 6, 2013 7:33 am

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