Well, yesterday I found my homepage was taken over by a uncertain stuff thing called Securepaynet.net. It is very crazy and frequent to redirect me to this page. I tried to change my homepage in Google Chrome setting, but it didn’t work at all. And I wonder if my computer is infected with some virus, so I run antivirus scanner to have a check, but it didn’t report anything suspicious. Tons of advertisements continuously pop up especially I made online shopping, and no matter what I search, I didn’t get the right search result but access another page instead. It is very annoying and frustrates me a lot. Can someone help me please? Thanks in advance here!
Description of Securepaynet.net Redirect
Securepaynet.net is classified as browser hijacker. It is a fake search page which may contains adware, unwanted malicious programs. When it enters into your computer, it will first take over web browsers to change your homepage or your default setting to Securepaynet.net. Therefore, whatever you want to search online, it only shows you some inaccurate search results and the webpage you access is full of advertisements or unknown links. It is good at redirecting you to unknown websites where annoying ads, flash sex picture, message banner pops up continuously and strange links occupy the results page. Besides, It may even collect your search histories, track your browsing habits and steal your personal information like e-mail, credit card, or paypal details etc which will cause your financial loss. This hijacker also helps install unwanted browser extensions, toolbars and browser plugins to your system. It can make everything on your computer disorder.What’s worse, since it could control the computer and bring other dangerous adware or malware like Trojan, which may take up lots of system capacity, so your PC will run slower and slower. Finally, Securepaynet.net redirect and other malicious infections will weaken or even crash down your computer. Please remove it right now in order to keep your computer safe.
It is hard to detect Securepaynet.net redirect because it is not a virus technically, so most antivirus program has no ability to detect and remove it. And most of time, it enters through bundling in those free application or software programs. Therefore, you must pay much attention to the installation process, otherwise you can easily get a browser hijacker or some other unwanted program. During the installation process , there are some application agreement or plugin or accessory installation notification turns up. Usually we just quickly click those agreement without reading all the details of the installation message, but this Securepaynet.net redirect or other malware may be bundled in those free software or applications you download. This is one of the methods how this kind of hijacker redirect and other malicious infections get into users’ computers. Secondly, it may hide as a link, a flash sex picture or a pop-up ad on the malicious websites, because hackers often embed it into those rubbish and fake websites. If you click links, flash pictures and so on, you will get this hijacker or other virus to mess up your computer. Thirdly, it may hide in a spam e-mail as a link. Hackers or cyber criminals can get your e-mail information through different illegal way and then pretend themselves to be a legit company and send you an e-mail telling you something attractive. For example, you win a prize for attending some online competition. If you want to know the detail information, you will be led to click a link inserted in this e-mail. Next if you really click such link, you may activate Securepaynet.net hijacker or other malware or open another unknown malicious website.
Main Traits of Securepaynet.net Redirect
-Can change your homepage or the default search engine to Securepaynet.net and it totally prevents you from changing them back
-Can always redirect you to other websites
-Can pop up various advertisements and junk 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
NOTE: If you find any of these symptoms on your computer, that proves your PC is under attack and seriously infected with Securepaynet.net redirect. If you are not a computer savvy, Please contact YooSecurity Online PC Experts to remove this browser hijacker virus for you.
Manual Removal Guide of Browser Hijacker (For Computer Literate)
There is a removal guide of Securepaynet.net redirect 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.
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 Securepaynet.net 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.
Then type the URL you want into the Home page box and then click OK
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If your homepage or default search engine is changed to Securepaynet.net, it is very likely that your browser is hijacked by a redirect virus. This browser hijack also prevents you from changing them back. Thus it can redirect you to the malicious sites you don’t want to access in order to cheat you to install more malicious program to weaken your computer. Even it blocks you to visit legit website about how to get virus removal help. Besides, it can steal your important and sensitive information, which may cause your financial loss. This hateful hijacker redirect must be remove it as quickly as possible, otherwise it will do further harm to your computer.
Published by Matt Johnston & last updated on August 6, 2014 6:59 am