Infected with Searches.vi-view.com virus? Are you redirected to the page of this site lately for no reason? Does this redirect thing seem to be a regular search engine? Do you begin to have non-stopping popping ups on your computer since the main browser has been taken over by this website? Is it safe to keep or should we remove it for the computer good?
Learn More about Searches.vi-view.com Hijacker
Searches.vi-view.com is defined as a browser hijacker which firstly shows up on the browsers of an infected computer. It does bring numerous problems to the infected system after it has gained the access to the computer. By taking control of the browsers, it makes itself as the domain search engine on the PC and will modify the search results and makes them unreliable. In order to get more sponsor, this redirect item puts its sponsored to the top place in the search result page. Those are not friendly webpages to computers. PC users can get more and more troubles when they are visiting the websites given by the search redirect. They can be mislead to install some programs that they don’t have to and those software can have been modified with adware.
As to ways the hijacker infects computers, there have been many that reported by victims. Some people say they don’t download any programs but still get the virus. They only use the computer to browse. It is believed to hide after some super links on some websites. When computer users click on those links they are redirected to another site and the redirect page gets way to access their computers by secret installing. Some email attachments take responsibility for the infection too because they may include malicious links inside. Despite the ways the browser hijacker invades a computer, it also puzzles people that no antivirus can pick it up after all kinds of scans. People have attempted to get rid of the hijacker by click on the Uninstall/Remove button but they soon failed because it won’t even show up in the program list.
Screenshot of the Browser Hijacker
For the sake of computer safety and privacy security, remove the Searches.vi-view.com with no hesitation. Contact YooSecurity Online PC Experts for assistance if you are not computer savvy and have no idea on how to remove this :
Typical Symptoms of Browser Infection
- Unexpected popping ups appear when you are searching online;
- New and strange bookmarks occur in your bookmark list;
- Some unfamiliar programs show up in program list from programs and features;
- Unfamiliar programs are listed in start menu after you expand all programs;
- The computer will not perform correctly when you try to open a new tab or visit a regular web site;
- Random stuck will happen to some normal programs which usually work perfectly before.
Browser Manual Removal Instructions
Since the advanced anti-virus software can’t take effectively to get rid of the browser , then manual removal will be highly required. Generally speaking, manual removal is a complicated and difficult process which requires enough computer skills. To make it easier, basic manual removal steps have been given in the following to help one get rid of the browser . ( Be cautious when dealing with different system files and entries of the redirect.)
Step 1: Open Windows Task Manager to end process related to the Searches.vi-view.com . We will need to put end to the running of the redirect first. 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 odd processes. Names of the processes can be different each time:
Step 2: Open Program List, Find doubtful programs or tool-bars which may come from the browser . Right click on it and select uninstall.
Step 3: 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:
After that we need to check in program files to see if the Searches.vi-view.com leaves any files on the machine.
Step 4: Press Windows+R keys together to pull up Run box and type in regedit to open Registry Editor. Delete registry values associating with this redirect. 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.
Go to Registry Editor to delete the path of the related items with the Searches.vi-view.com to stop it from coming back.
Step 5: Reset the Browser once to get rid of any left setting set by the redirect. Change home page(s) on browsers back from the browser and other unknown random URLs: Here take Internet Explorer as example.
To reset the browser, you need to click on the gear icon at right top corner of the browser page. Then you will get Internet Options window and move to Advanced tab.
And to set the homepage back from Searches.vi-view.com please open general tab under Internet Options.
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Searches.vi-view.com belongs to one of the nasty browser hijackers. As soon as it is installed to the infected computer it take over the control of the browsers. It not only sets itself as the domain page but also causes constant popping ups. And one should not be cheated by its appearance. Do use the hijacker for searching activities. The results it provides are not trustworthy. Oppositely, the visitors may begin to have some unexpected troubles after they have come to those websites. Unknown programs can show up on their control panel. Strange processes are in windows task manager. Computer performance will be bad with time passing by. It is better to get rid of the redirect before some serious damages brought to the computer.
Note: Certain levels of PC skills will be needed during the manual removal process of this . Please contact YooSecurity Online Experts now to get further help if you have tried but failed time after time.
Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on May 28, 2014 5:55 am