How can I get rid of completely? It has been controlling my browsers for quite some time. I could not find it from the program list and nor can I uninstall it in this way. It keeps popping up when there is a browser window open. There are a lot of other ads pages occur on my machine too. I don’t know if they are sponsored sites of this redirect thing. I just don’t want to be misled by it to do any unwanted downloads any more. How can delete it from my PC and prevent it from coming back?

Learn More about Browser Hijacker

The site is not a reputable site by all means. It is a nasty site which was created by some cyber hackers to make some sponsored links or web pages popular. It displays advertisements on its main page. Often this site can be got from some unsafe sites that you are not very familiar with. In other cases, it is also possible to come from some unsafe package installers. Different from some popular browser hijacker such as snapdo, qvo6 and nation zoom this is not a search engine but a page full of ads contents. That makes it more possible to mislead net users to click on by mistake. They ways it uses to promote itself and its sponsored sites are not reputable at all. It is actually a browser hijacker item to computers. It brings unwanted changes to browser settings and causes others to a infected computer.

Since this is not a search engine but a simple page which tries to develop any programs or sites it will certainly direct computer users to some sites they don’t want to go to. Besides, it will cause many popping ups on the browser. It may infect only one browser but if you do not get it off the computer in time other browsers you have on the same machine will begin to have the same problems. And as part of its effect, your computer will work somehow slowly than it usually does. The reason is that the browser hijacker causes too much new tabs open on the computer, as well as some secret downloads at back door thus it occupies much system resource. The web page itself is not dangerous but the consequence it may bring to your computer is beyond your imagination. It will recommend you some plug-ins or toolbars though you may not appreciate that. If you refuse to download or use what it advises it may download them automatically. It has a process which given by its creator to do that.

Screenshot of Popping Up redirect

Voice from Victims Who Ever Had This Browser Hijacker Issue

Many people may regard this redirection or browser modification as a tiny thing because apparently it doesn’t damage the system too much, it is just an annoying program. But if a hijacker is installed your computer, it can bring Trojan, Backdoor and other malware inside your PC without your knowledge. In that case, it could record all web pages you visit and send gathered information out through a background Internet connection. Considering that hijacker puts your personal information at risk so it should be deleted immediately once upon detection.

You can’t imagine how hard I tried to remove this It is really tough work for me to do that. I checked the program list and it is not there but I did see some a little bit similar programs there. However since I’m not sure if they are its related things I don’t have the dare to delete them worrying that my computer may be damaged by any mistake. Well, it’s driven me mad.

Ah, I thought I was a senior computer user. But the fact that I failed removing this ff02 I felt I was a loser. It annoyed me by sending me too many new tabs. Sometimes they were its own page and sometimes are some different. I don’t have a clear idea on how it hacked my computer since I have a perfect antivirus.

For the sake of computer safety and privacy security, remove the redirect with no hesitation. Contact YooSecurity Online PC Experts for assistance if you are not computer savvy and have no idea on how to remove this hijacker:

Troubles To Be Expected with Browser Hijacker

1.  A browser hijacker can not only get on browsers without permissions, but also reset default structures of affected browsers without letting you change them back;
2. Online sessions will be greatly interrupted by constant displaying ads or pop-up links;
3. Malware or spyware can be prompted by these unwanted popups and suspicious links;
4. The performance of the affected browsers will be incredibly slow down while unresponsive webs will be expected more often;
5. Users’ online info like usernames, passwords and other confidential data can be stolen by cyber criminals.

Browser Hijacker Manual Removal Instructions

Since the advanced anti-virus software can’t take effectively to get rid of the browser hijacker, then manual removal will be highly required. Generally speaking, manual removal is a complicated and difficult process which requires enough computer skills. To make it easier, Basic manual removal steps have been given in the following to help one get rid of the browser hijacker. ( Be cautious when dealing with different system files and entries)

Step A: Open Windows Task Manager to end process related to the Redirect virus. We will need to put end to the running of the redirect first. To do that, press Ctrl+Alt+Del keys at the same time to pull up Window Task Manager; go to Processes tab on top and scroll down the list to find odd processes. Names of the processes can be different each time:

Step B: Open Program List, Find doubtful programs or toolbars which may come from the browser hijacker. Right click on it and select uninstall.

programs and features

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:

After that we need to check in program files to see if the web site leaves any files on the machine.
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  redirect. The registry files are listed randomly. Besides, you need to delete the infection files of the redirect virus from your system files to prevent it from coming back. Those files are named randomly also but may be different on different operating systems.


Step E: Reset the Browser once to get rid of any left setting set by the redirect. Change home page(s) on browsers back from the browser hijacker and other unknown random URLs: Here take Internet Explorer as example.

To reset the browser, you need to click on the gear icon at right top corner of the browser page. Then you will get Internet Options window and move to Advanced tab.

Internet Options

And to set the homepage back from the browser hijacker please open general tab under Internet Options.

homepage set

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The web page will take the control of the browser once it infects it. It changes the homepage to itself or to its sponsored web site. As a common effect of browser hijacker infection, there will be many popping ups after its installation on a machine. Usually it is windows machine that can be affected by the redirect. It is enabled to get on different browsers including Firefox, Google Chrome, and others. The dangerous thing the hijacker can take to a target computer is downloading other unsafe programs by itself. The reason why a webpage is a browser hijacker thought it may seem normal is that it always does actions on a computer without the agreement of users. Thus we need to get them off if we find our computers have any.
Note: Certain levels of PC skills will be needed during the manual removal process of this hijacker. Please contact YooSecurity Online Experts now to get further help if you have tried but failed time after time.

Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on December 7, 2013 1:21 am

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