Hello, what will you usually do if you’ve got hijacked by Search.adlux.com? Yesterday I went into a website to free download a new kind of video player, but after I installed that video player, a new tab about this page showed on my Firefox soon. I thought it’s a webpage about setup wizard for the video player, but this morning when I open Firefox again, this webpage becomes the start page! My Bing Search page is gone. I don’t know how this happen. can you help me remove this browser hijacker?

Description of Search.adlux.com Hijacker

When you see Search.adlux.com on your web browser as the start page, your web browser is actually hijacked by a redirect infection. Search.adlux.com is not a reliable webpage like Google, Yahoo or Bing, instead it is a kind of browser hijacker or redirect infection. Browser hijacker can easily change homepage and search engine of your web browser when it is on your machine. So every time when you open your web browser, you will see this page showing on as the start page. And meanwhile, this browser hijacker can insert unknown and unwanted add-on or extension into web browser; for example, it can add some adware to display different kind of ads to disturb your online activities. if you enter your favorite URLs, you will be just redirected to another webpage. This Search.adlux.com hijacker can throw different kind of pop-up things on the webpage you’re reviewing about. Those pop-up things can’t be stopped at all. Internet speed is slow down by many popups which take up too much internet resources. Web browser will always get stuck and crash down when you open many tabs at the same time. Anyway, you need to get rid of this browser hijacker as soon as possible.

Search.adlux.com hijacker also can open backdoor for other virus, malware or spyware to get into system to mess up computer. So usually when browser hijacker gets on web browser, other infection will also come. When computer has many other infections, it will get stuck or run in a very slow way. The performance will be degraded. And even worse, other infections would have the ability to hijack and control your whole computer and let remote hackers to log into your computer to steal or get what remote hackers want. Search.adlux.com infection will be a threat to your personal information safety. To prevent this Search.adlux.com browser hijacker from getting on your computer, you should keep an eye on what you perform online. Please don’t go to malicious websites to bring this kind of infection. Malicious sites are usually controlled by those remote hackers and they spread virus and malware there. When you visit those sites, the virus thing will get into system. Also don’t open spam email attachments which would contain virus thing, and when you click on attachment, the malware infection will get onto your computer. Therefore, you need to be careful with online activities to protect computer.

Main Traits of Search.adlux.com Hijacker

-Can change your homepage or the default search engine 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 browser hijacker.

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

The Screenshot of Search.adlux.com Hijacker

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Manual Removal Guide of Browser Hijacker (For Computer Literate)

There is a removal guide of Search.adlux.com 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 Search.adlux.com hijacker, the name of the process of it is random.

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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.

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Step 3: Click on Start button at the right lower corner, then click on Control Panel

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Then you will come to the Control Panel windows, click on Add and Remove Programs

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Then try to find the program which relates to Search.adlux.com hijacker, highlight it and choose Remove, the program’s name is random.

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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.

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Then type the URL you want into the Home page box and then click OK

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Conclusion:

Search.adlux.com 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 Search.adlux.com redirect infection is not as harmful as those stubborn viruses like Trojan horse, ransomware, worms, since this Search.adlux.com 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 Search.adlux.com hijacker? Contact online experts for help now!

Published by Leo R. Oscar & last updated on January 28, 2016 5:34 am

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