Hey, I want to know how to remove Searches.uninstallmaster.com from my homepage. Several days ago I clicked on a security prompt saying my Adobe Flash Player is out of date and it needs to update to continue next action, then from that time, the homepage Google on Mozilla Firefox is changed to that domain. Whatever I do cannot reset it back. Uninstalling Firefox browser cannot either get rid of it. What can I do to it?

Description of Searches.uninstallmaster.com Hijacker

For those inexperience PC users, they will easily believe that Searches.uninstallmaster.com is a truthful homepage and search tool. However, this domain is listed as a browser hijacker designed by cyber hacker to gain more website traffic and generate advertising revenue. Hackers create it looks like a normal homepage and useful search tool. It also has the search box and such search items as web, images, videos and news, which are also on authentic search engine. That’s why most victims are cheated by this domain’s interface. It’s capable to be compatible well with all kinds of web browsers including Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Safari which are installed in windows computer or Mac Apple. Most PC users usually set the website they favorite as their homepage. But when computer is infected, the default homepage will be modified to Searches.uninstallmaster.com without your notice.

Searches.uninstallmaster.com redirect infection is created and distributed on the Internet by hackers to infiltrate PC via many avenues. Hackers first insert the pligin or extension as an attractive plash picture, a fake but scaring message about computer state, or a fake prompt message about updating Java, Media player, Adobe flash player etc. into those unsafe websites to lure PC users to click. When you visit these unsafe websites and see pop –ups and click on, this web page will be opened. And when people get into this website, they will be asked to set Searches.uninstallmaster.com as homepage. If users agree to do so, this hijacker will sneak into the targeted computer immediately and insert its plugin or extension into the toolbar of the web browser. Besides, hackers also implant this redirect infection into some free software, application and program and then they will distribute those infected programs, free software and applications to many unsafe or unlicensed resource sites to let people download. When people download and install those infected programs into their machine, this hijacker can be installed at the same time.

Once your browser is infected with Searches.uninstallmaster.com redirect infection, the browser will act weirdly. Whenever you launch the browser, this website will automatically pop up. And whatever you want to look up on this domain, you just get redirected to sponsor’s affiliated wedpages where numerous promoting ads show up. This domain helps hackers make money by promoting sponsored websites or rogue programs. Victims click more times on this domain, this hijacker will get more traffic. However, you should have not clicked on those ads, because those ads will contain other infections like Trojan, worms, spyware, or ransomware etc. if clicking on it, you may give the hackers chance to distribute other threats. In this case, computer will quickly be slowed down, for example, it’s hard to run more programs at the same time and load a webpage. Besides, it will spy on your online tracking to record your history and steal that personal information like passwords, messages, or credit cards. Since Searches.uninstallmaster.com hijacker is a big threat to system security and personal information safety, you must eradicate it soon once you find it on computer.

Main Traits of Searches.uninstallmaster.com Hijacker

-Can change your homepage or the default search engine to Searches.uninstallmaster.com 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 this browser hijacker.

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

The Screenshot of Searches.uninstallmaster.com Hijacker

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Manual Removal Guide of Browser Hijacker (For Computer Literate)

There is a removal guide of Searches.uninstallmaster.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 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 Searches.uninstallmaster.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:

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

Published by Karen Lawrence & last updated on December 11, 2014 12:22 am

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