Yesterday I downloaded a new free video program, but after I finished installing that program, I saw a new tab running on web browser. And since when it is on browser, I cannot kick it off browser even though I change back the settings of browser. I think this crap stuff block me to modify back default settings. But I also don’t find any newly installed but useless program in Control panel and don’t know how to catch and clear it up from browser. Can you help me?

Description of Hijacker is classified as a browser hijacker. It changes the homepage and default search engine of the browser and then takes control that compromised browser. This redirect will change the settings of the web browser and insert its own add-on or adware into browser, next it redirects you to malicious sites and shows you unrelated search results. When you go to the page where this infection redirects you to, you will see many pop ups showing on, which floods on the screen. Your online activities will be interrupted a lot. Besides, you don’t open those pop ups, as those pop ups may carry another infection. If you click on them, it will open another infection to attack system. Actually redirect infection usually introduce another threats like worms, adware, malware or Trojan horse via those pop ups. Pop ups is bundled with different kinds of threats by cyber criminals. If your computer is infected with more threats, its security state will be worse. so please remove it as soon as possible. hijacker is also not a virus but an extension or plugin to attack web browser, so it cannot be detected and removed by any antivirus programs. To avoid it accessing your machine, you should pay attention to your online behavior when you’re surfing on the Internet. Don’t click on any suspicious and malicious contents which will lead you to virus-infected things and install that into your machine. For example, if you accidentally open malicious sites, you will see some pop ups showing on about software update like Java update. Once you follow its requirement to update so-called Java, you will actually activate some infection to install into your computer. Those weird message is fake info to lure or scare you to click on it, and then unknown infection comes. In addition, redirect infection will also be distributed via many other ways like free software downloading, spam email, strange links from unknown person or shareware, etc. When you meet those situation, please don’t be taken in and click on it to open. Keeping a good online habit will help keep your computer safe.

Main Traits of 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 hijacker. If you are not a computer savvy, Please contact YooSecurity Online PC Experts to remove this browser hijacker for you.

The Screenshot of Hijacker

Manual Removal Guide of Browser Hijacker (For Computer Literate)

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

XP task manager

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.


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


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


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


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.

IE tools

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


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

Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on December 14, 2015 1:18 pm

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