So, I let my cousin borrow my computer for about an hour, he told me this thing popped up when he was watching a porn video from an unlicensed website, since then the homepage on Internet explorer is changed to be this website totally and cannot change back, also the search engine is its tool, this website also pops up different unwanted ads, which almost take up the whole screen. I cannot get rid of it and cannot find it in control panel. So I looked up information about how to get rid of it. Any tips? And this is starting to make me angry. Please help. My Father told me this can do harm to my computer.

Description of Hijacker is vicious and annoying browser hijacker to attack web browser like Internet Explorer, Chrome Google, Mozilla Firefox and Safari and so on. it takes control your web browser and change the homepage to be this website, replaces the default search tool with this redirect’s search tool. So whatever you want to search by using this search tool, it will just give the wrong search results or redirect you to malicious websites or unknown and strange links. Once you click on those link or visit those malicious websites, you may bring another new threat on computer, because where this redirect infection lead you to may be contained new infections. What’s worse, this browser hijacker can create many damages to system. it enters system and creates many junk files to mess up and occupy system capacity, which will make computer run very slow. Internet speed will suddenly slow down. It will take a long time to open a new tab or cannot open more tabs as usual to surf on the Internet; otherwise computer will get stuck, and web browser will crash down immediately. And this browser hijacker can use those system loopholes to bring more and more other threats into infected system and at that time computer will perform in a malfunctioned way. Computer will run slowly and crash down often, even get a blue screen of death. In a word, is not a reliable website and it just brings bad effects on computer, please remove this crap as soon as possible.

Well, many victims will thought how this hijacker get on their computers without any notice since they all have advanced antivirus programs on computer. Actually this redirect infection can sneak into computer by bypassing the detection of antivirus programs, because it’s technically not a virus but an extension to insert into system. The malicious extension of this browser hijacker can be inserted into malicious website by remote hackers who are also qualified with computer knowledge. When PC users visit their malicious websites, and then do something wrong accidentally, this browser hijacker will drop onto their computers. The second main way by which it infects targeted computer is those free downloading applications. This browser hijacker is also added into some free downloading applications online. Then it comes when you install the free application you need. In addition, you need to pay attention to those spam email attachments. These attachments may also have this browser hijacker, if you click it to open, then this redirect infection will immediately activate to install into your computer. Anyway, this redirect infection is spread online, and you have to be careful while surfing on the Internet.

Main Traits of Hijacker

-Can change your homepage or the default search engine to and it totally prevents you from changing them back

-Can always redirect you to other websites

-Can pop up various advertisements and sponsored links randomly to interrupt your online activities

-Can create many junk files which occupy a lot of space in hard drive

-Can download other malicious programs into computer, which make further damage.

-Can collect and send data concerning your search history and other browsing activities.

-Your sensitive information can be tracked and stolen by hacker who can access to your computer with the help of this browser hijacker.

NOTE: If you find any of these symptoms on your computer, that proves your PC is under attack and seriously infected with hijacker. If you are not a computer savvy, Please contact YooSecurity Online PC Experts to remove this browser hijacker virus for you.

The Screenshot of Hijacker

Manual Removal Guide of Browser Hijacker (For Computer Literate)

There is a removal guide of 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 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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Conclusion: hijacker is a harmful redirect infection to the computer. It changes the homepage and search engine totally and prevents online users from changing back, redirects them to its URL or other malicious websites, steals their personal data and displays endless pop-ups on the screen to prevent them from getting online normally and smoothly. Don’t think this redirect infection is not as harmful as those stubborn viruses like Trojan horse, ransomware, worms, since this redirect can also bring those harmful viruses to infect the computer, which will greatly slow down PC and make it run as a snail and further harm to mess up system files and damage system severely.

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

Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on February 28, 2015 12:42 pm

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