I thought Shop-Focus.com is a useful and reliable search engine when it comes into my Internet browser somehow, but now I feel it is fake one. This search tool gets on my computer and becomes the homepage and default search engine of Internet Explorer without my permission. And now pop ups are over there from this site. I don’t know how to stop that and cannot do any activities on the Internet. That is very annoying. Please help me remove this pesky infection!

Description of Shop-Focus.com Hijacker

Shop-Focus.com is not a reliable and useful search tool to install into your computer but a pesky browser hijacker to infect Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Safari in windows computer and Mac. After your computer gets this redirect infection, your computer will get many problems and troubles. It hijacks your web sites to its URL, redirects you to malicious websites and shows you unrelated and incorrect search result to whatever you look up via this search bar. Those malicious websites where this redirects you to are inserted into unknown threats. You may find some pop ups are from those sites, but don’t click on those pop ups, as they may carry unknown infection and if you click, the threat will activate and install into your computer soon. Besides, this redirect infection can change the DNS to block you access to the Internet. And it will make Internet speed run slow. You will find it hard to open new tabs and web browser often gets stuck and crashes down. In system, this browser hijacker will create many junk to take up more system capacity. What’s worse, this Shop-Focus.com redirect will exploit loophole in system to bring other threats into you infected system. at that time, you will find your computer’s performance slow down soon and often get stuck, even cannot run more programs at the same time, otherwise it will crash down. To avoid more damages on your computer, please figure out ways to remove it as soon as possible.

Shop-Focus.com hijacker is usually from malicious websites, free downloads, strange links and files from strange person, peer-to-peer files or shareware and so on. Anyway, this redirect infection is distributed online worldwide. Hackers insert the extension of this hijacker into those free downloading programs, and when online users download those programs, the extension of this redirect will also come into your computer with installing free software. Besides, when we randomly or carelessly open malicious website, we may see some strange message like updating Java, flash player, media player and so on or saying your computer is highly infected and need to be run the software offered by this website to delete, which are all fake and aim to mislead or scare some innocent PC users to click on those message. Once you click on those messages, the Shop-Focus.com redirect will also come. This browser hijacker together with other malwares is all spread online, and what we do is to keep an eye on our online behavior to decrease the chance of bringing malware.

Main Traits of Shop-Focus.com Hijacker

-Can change your homepage or the default search engine to Shop-Focus.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 Shop-Focus.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 Shop-Focus.com Hijacker

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Manual Removal Guide of Browser Hijacker (For Computer Literate)

There is a removal guide of Shop-Focus.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 Shop-Focus.com 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 Shop-Focus.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:

Shop-Focus.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 Shop-Focus.com 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 Shop-Focus.com hijacker? Contact online experts for help now!

Published by Karen Lawrence & last updated on April 26, 2015 3:25 am

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