Please help me. Since yesterday whenever I try browsing the Internet, it always redirects me to Safebrowsing.biz. I have a suspicion that it all started after I have downloaded a video player. The computer said program was already removed from the PC but still Internet browser keeps on redirecting to this strange webpage. I have also scanned the computer with a number of anti-virus programs like ad-aware and AVG but to no avail. In fact, no virus was identified on my laptop. I also have checked for adware plug-in but I can see that browser is clean. No suspicious program either on add/remove when I go to control panel. Please help me, I am running out of solutions.
Brief introduction of Safebrowsing.biz browser hijacker
Safebrowsing.biz is known as a malicious browser hijacker which is able to mess up your computer. This browser hijacker should be removed immediately as it can change the browser settings and take over the browser. The browser default homepage can be changed to the browser hijacker and you can’t even do any changing. Also, this browser hijacker can change the search engine without your permission. Due to the changing of the search engine, when you make a search on this Safebrowsing.biz browser hijacker, you will see many ads websites. There is a possibility that those ads websites contain virus like Trojan virus, malware and spyware.
Screenshot of this Safebrowsing.biz browser hijacker
As we can see, this browser hijacker also has a search bar and many popular websites’ shortcuts. In the address bar, it says safe browsing, but actually it is unsafe. When you browse on this webpage, you will get many ads which are easy to access and may contain virus. This Safebrowsing.biz browser hijacker has the ability to infect many browsers including Google chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet explorer and Safari. If the infected device has two browsers, once one of browser is infected, the other one will be infected soon, too. So it is necessary to remove the browser hijacker as soon as you can. Except the above I mentioned, the Safebrowsing.biz browser hijacker can get your personal data like banking detail, contracts and email. Why this browser can get your personal data. It is because this browser hijacker is able to make a record of your browse habit and online activity. So for your finance safety, you’d better remove this browser hijacker as soon as possible.
How does this Safebrowsing.biz browser hijacker infect your computer
You may get this browser hijacker in the following situations:
You received an unknown email telling you some weird messages and there is an attachment in this email. Due to the curiosity, you will click and download the attachment. But you never know that you have downloaded the Safebrowsing.biz browser hijacker at the same time.
When you surf on the Internet, you clicked on the pop-up ads accidently. After you clicked on the ads, you can get browser hijacker. The ads may contain the browser hijacker. Once you click on it, the browser hijacker will be downloaded to your computer silently.
You downloaded a freeware on the Internet, but you don’t know that the Safebrowsing.biz browser hijacker has been bundled with the freeware you downloaded. When you downloaded and installed the freeware to your computer, you will download the browser hijacker at the same time and you know nothing about it.
The characteristics of Browser Hijacker
– Install some strange add-ons and extensions to your browser.
– Slow down your browsed speed or even make your browser crash down
– Many annoying pop-ups are injected with the website you are visiting
– Other unwanted programs may be installed without your permission
– May record your browse habits and get your confidential information like banking detail, home address and phone number
If you find any symptoms listed above showing on your computer, then your computer must be suffered with a browser hijacker that causes you keep being redirecting to this Safebrowsing.biz. Welcome to contact YooSecurity Online PC Experts for manual removal guide. Also, we will provide a short removal guide below for computer literate.
NOTE: Being afraid to do any wrong operation during the process of removing this browser hijacker? Please contact YooSecurity Online PC Experts, we are here to help you:
The way to remove Browser Hijacker (For Computer Literate)
There is a removal guide of Safebrowsing.biz Browser Hijacker provided here; however, expertise is required during the process of removal, please make sure you are capable to do it by yourself.
1st: Press “Ctrl + Alt + Delete” keys together to open Windows Task Manager, then end all Safebrowsing.biz running processes. One of processes called random.
2nd: Please find Folder Option in Control Panel, tap View, then select Show hidden files and folders, non-tick Hide protected operating system files (Recommended). Then click OK.
3rd: Go back to desktop then click on Start, then click on Control Panel
Then click on Add and Remove Programs, and find the program related to the Safebrowsing.biz browser hijacker then try to remove it.
4th: Change your homepage in your browser (Take Mozilla Firefox as an Example)
Click on the button which has tree lines, then click on Options
Then type the URL you want into Home page box and then close this Options tab.
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This Safebrowsing.biz browser hijacker is very malicious as it can alter the browser settings, default homepage and search engine. When you make a search on this browser hijacker, you will get many ads websites and I would remind you that don’t access those ads websites or you will get more infections. As this browser hijacker can infect other browsers once one of your browsers is infected, you should remove it instantly. Except this Safebrowsing.biz browser hijacker is able to take over the browser, it also can get your personal data as it can record your browse habit and online activity. It is unsafe for your finance, so you do need to take an immediate action to remove this browser hijacker from your computer.
Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on August 30, 2016 2:49 pm