How can I remove Searchfog.com from my laptop completely? Since I found the redirect virus on my computer I keep getting countless pop ups of ads and other kinds of items each day. I never mean to get a page but it just gives me. I cannot stop my browser from being redirected to another page when I want to visit a specific website. An obvious thing I can realize is that my computer is in trouble and it works abnormally. I have to wait for more time when I am going to visit a site. And along with the site open there would be a new tab displaying other contents which I didn’t mean to get. How can I get rid of it?
Browser Hijacked by Searchfog.com – How to Remove?
Searchfog.com redirect virus is one of browser hijacker item. It has a quite clean, tidy, simple and nice appearance and many people have believed it to be a good search engine similar to Google and Yahoo. However, don’t be fooled by its appearance. If you use it to search something you may be given a seemingly fine answer page but in fact those search results are not as safe as what you get from a legal search engine. Most of them are related to the redirect virus and they sponsor each other to get profits. The fake search engine searchfog will not give you regular search results to your search queries. If you pay more attention to those results you can realize that they are either trying to let you download some free and “useful” software or make you visit some unsafe contents.
Opening of new tabs when you go online is just part of the effects searchfog.com redirect virus brings to a computer. The redirect virus occupies much system resource and leaves less to regular programs to run. So some of your software will not run properly or even cannot run at all. The browser hijacker can cause secret download tasks when you are surfing the internet. Thus you may get strange programs that you don’t mean to download. There will be more and more plugins on your computer which make it run quite slowly. It takes more time to open a normal site or let a regular program run. Because of the effects of the browser hijacker virus other online spread viruses will get access to your system which has become vulnerable after the infection of the redirect virus.
Screenshot of Searchfog.com Hijacker
For the sake of computer safety and privacy security, remove Searchfog.com redirect 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 hijacker:
Troubles To Be Expected with Browser Hijacker
1. Searchfog.com redirect can not only get on browsers without permissions, but reset default structures of affected browsers without letting you change them back;
2. Online sessions will be greatly interrupted by constant displaying ads or pop-up links;
3. Malware or spyware can be prompted by these unwanted popups and suspicious links;
4. The performance of the affected browsers will be incredibly slow down while unresponsive webs will be expected more often;
5. Users’ online info like usernames, passwords and other confidential data can be stolen by cyber criminals.
Browser Hijacker Manual Removal Instructions
Since the advanced anti-virus software can’t take effectively to get rid of the browser hijacker, 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 Searchfog.com browser hijacker:(Be cautious when dealing with different system files and entries)
Step A: Open Windows Task Manager to end process related to the 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 odd processes. Names of the processes can be different each time:
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 together to pull up Run box and type in regedit to open Registry Editor. Delete registry values associating with this Searchfog.com 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.
Step D: Change home page(s) on browsers back from Searchfog.com and other unknown random URLs: (Google Chrome)
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Searchfog.com redirect virus can cause backdoor download when your computer is connected to the internet. That makes it reasonable why you get more and more strange software installed on the machine. Hence your computer will run slowly and many of regular software will not act properly. Besides, your antivirus program will not catch this redirect virus as a threat because it pretends to be a normal web page. But later on you get popping ups and your antivirus begins to give you safety alerts. Those alerts are not for this original virus but for those it leads to your computer after it got there. In other words, this redirect virus makes your computer get more and more vulnerable and there will be other threats invade it if you don’t get the first threat off.
Note: Certain levels of PC skills will be needed during the manual removal process of this hijacker. Please contact YooSecurity Online Experts now to get further help if you have tried but failed time after time.
Published by Michael Myn & last updated on November 28, 2013 12:44 pm