How to remove Search.tube-bar.com from windows 8? When I open my browser it appears as my homepage and my former one has gone. I never want to make changes to my browsers as I need to work online. Besides, when I am trying to find some bookmarks I’ve set. They disappear. I need them back but I just cannot find them anymore. And, another thing I couldn’t bear is that it always redirects to some links I didn’t mean to visit. How can I get my browser normal as before?
Browser Hijacked by Search.tube-bar.com—How to Remove It?
Even though at the first glance, Search.tube-bar.com seems quite the same as a normal and legitimate website, it is actually a potential threat to computers with no doubts. It has a common look as a search engine such as Yahoo, Google, Bing and many others, thus computer users are very likely to be cheated and believe it is a good and regular site. The first hint you could get to verify if your PC has been infected with such redirect virus is to check whether it has become your homepage. Also if you ever reset your homepage it might disappear from your browser but its effects are still there. For example, you are still being redirected to its domain sites; there appear different and strange bookmarks in your bookmark list and some never-seen icons occur on your desktop. Those can also be clues that the browser hijacker is still on your machine, and deep in your system.
Tricks this browser hijacker can do are countless. Some best known characters of infection with this Search.tube-bar.com are here to help you diagnose if your machine has been affected by this hijacker. The virus can cause numerous new tabs opening without your permission. If you pay enough attention to those popping ups you can realize that most of them seem to have relationship with this Search.tube-bar.com. They are either sponsored sites of the virus or some sites that promote its spread. Net users are usually confused how it could be that they get this virus while they never try to download it or do anything abnormal. Nowadays, viruses have enlarged their ways to spread over the internet. Cyber criminals have updated their methods to spread such kinds of viruses all over the web world. They put the feeds of viruses into some packages of normal and popular programs then upload the programs to some sites which provide free download. Computer users may go to those sites and download the software they like because they never notice if the files they download are fine or suspicious.
Interface of Search.tube-bar.com Browser Hijacker
Common Symptoms of Redirect Virus Infection :
1. Your homepage, search provider, desktop backgrounds are changed;
2. Constant pop ups and new tabs of ads occur often;
3. It works badly when you try to run some usual software or programs;
4. Unknown websites are listed in the bookmarks without your intention or notice;
5. Folder options, task manager, registry editing tools are disabled.
6. Advertisements from stranger companies start to appear out of nowhere.
7. The browser behaves unusually such as URL/link redirects will occur.
8. Unwanted and unknown Plug-in/extension or add-ons have been attached to the browsers.
9. Useless shortcuts are on desktop or creepy websites are added to favorites/bookmarks without your knowledge.
Computer users often get this redirect virus when they open the attachments of some unknown or strange mails. You need to take care when you install or download any soft ware online. Be careful when you are going to click on back links on a page. You may also realize that the promote part under the search bar changes all the time. What it displays there is trying to lead you to click on it and redirect you to a unsafe page. And on those pages you are never careful enough because they are full of unstable factors and unsafe contents.
Note: Manual Removal, though is the most effective way to remove the virus, requires expertise and which is for advanced users, if you don’t have much experience in dealing with redirect virus. Contact YooSecurity Online PC Experts for removal assistance.
Your computer might infect this virus via unsafe freeware, shareware or advertising-supported programs such as various browser add-ons or toolbars. Once it enters in your computer.
Manual Removal Step by Step Instructions
Step A: Open Windows Task Manager to end process related to the Opti-page.com redirect Virus. 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.
Step B: 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.
Step C: Press Windows+R keys to pull up Run box and type in “regedit” to open Registry Editor.
Step D: Delete all these associated files and registry entries with this browser hijacker in Registry Editor. 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: Change home page back from this unwanted Opti-page.com redirect virus on targeted browsers.
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Search.tube-bar.com will begin to change your system settings once it gets settled down onto a target PC. In most cases, it causes changes to the browser settings. For instance, it replaces your default search engine to its own; it messes up your bookmark list; it modifies your default settings on the browser and it keeps causing popping up of new tabs while you are using the browser. It is quite disturbing to have pop-ups when we are surfing the internet. Browsers will crash out of nowhere as a result. Some normal programs cannot run or get stuck all the time. If given enough time, Search.tube-bar.com can also pilfer your personal information and send them to the promote sites. To protect your privacy you need to throw this redirect virus away as early as possible.
Published by Michael Myn & last updated on October 26, 2013 6:44 am