Homepage is hijacked by Zpk200.com redirect virus in all my browsers (Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome). Every click on webpage will be redirected to other malicious sites. Have tried many ways to get it off but it persists. Help!

What is Zpk200.com Redirect Virus, How to Remove?

Zpk200.com is a nasty browser hijacker that is able to modify the web browser settings without asking you for permission and cause redirect issues constantly. Computer users that are less experienced may be easily infected with this browser hijacker. Generally speaking, it will appear in your computer if you visit malicious websites that are taken controlled of by the cyber criminals, open spam email attachments or installing some nasty applications without unmarking the box of installing Zpk200.com together.

Zpk200.com has the ability to occupy your web browser, change your favorite default homepage and stop you from changing back by modifying browser settings, DNS settings and HOST files. Besides, it keeps redirecting you to its own website or some other weird websites promoting some unreliable ads from which its developers can earn money or containing dangerous Trojans and malware that will seriously damage the computer. Your computer will run very slowly in starting up and the running programs may shut down suddenly without any omen. Since Zpk200.com is active in the backdoor, you will receive many pop-up ads constantly when you are working on the computer with Internet connection. What is more terrible, it may drop spyware or keylogger into the computer, which allows the evil cyber criminals to collect your computer using traces. And they can steal your individual privacy for illegal use and install more threats into your computer. Therefore, it is highly recommended to remove Zpk200.com virus as early as possible before more damages and losses.

Zpk200.com has a rootkit component which is to conceal its existence in the computer and bypass the removal of various antivirus programs. So most antivirus programs always fail to remove Zpk200.com virus completely. Manual removal can be the best to get rid of it

Note: Manual Removal requires expertise and it is for advanced users, if you don’t have much experience in dealing with redirect virus. Contact YooSecurity Online PC Experts for removal assistance.

How to Identify Browser Hijacker?

    1. Your browser settings and browser home page will be changed by it.
    2. It may show numerous undesirable and annoying pop-ups.
    3. This browser redirect will connect to the internet without your permission.
    4. The browser hijacker keeps track of your internet browsing data and sends your browsing history data to remote location servers, owned by hackers that use this information to advertise their products via numerous pop-ups and hijacked browser homepages, new icons.
    5. The browser redirect can install unwanted programs to a victim’s computer without user’s knowledge and consent. This can make your computer slower in performance and stability.
    6. The hijacker may produce many fake alert warnings, stating that your PC is infected with Trojans or other malware that do not actually exist.

How to Safely Remove Browser Hijacker?

Step 1: Press CTRL+ALT+DEL or CTRL+SHIFT+ESC. Open the Windows Task Manager.
If that didn’t work, try another way. Press the Start button and click on the Run option. This will start the Run tool. Type in taskmgr and press OK. This should start the Windows Task Manager

Step 2: In the Windows Task Manager click on the Processes tab. Find the process by name. random.exe. Then scroll the list to find required process. Select it with your mouse or keyboard and click on the End Process button. This will kill the process.

Step 3: Delete malicious registry entries related to Zpk200.com redirect.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Active Setup\Installed Components\random
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\run\random
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Installer\Products\YOHLDF296OO0 “(Default)”=”1?
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\“UninstallString” = “‘%AppData%\[RANDOM]\[RANDOM].exe” -u
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\“ShortcutPath” = “‘C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\YOHLDF296OO0.exe” -u’”
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce “YOHLDF296OO0” = “‘C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\random.exe’

Step 4: Remove malicious files of Zpk200.com redirect

C:\WINDOWS\assembly\GAC_64\Random.exe
C:\Windows\assembly\GAC_32\Random.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Random.exe

Video of Key Steps on How to Modify or Change Windows Registry:

Conclusion

Zpk200.com is a horrible redirect virus that is able to get into the computer without letting you know and start to perform malicious tasks right away. It is a phishing site that has many fake programs and unreliable advertisements. What is more, you are not allowed to reach the wanted web pages when you are surfing the Internet because Zpk200.com always redirects you to its own domain or some other websites containing many unreliable advertisements or even dangerous viruses. So it is quite important to remove Zpk200.com immediately.

Note: Have spent too much time in fixing the problem but failed? To avoid any mistakes, Please contact YooSecurity Online Experts in time to save your computer.

Published by Matt Johnston & last updated on August 13, 2013 10:52 am

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