Can’t get rid of Software Education hijacker? I usually use Firefox and yesterday I noticed that Firefox kept being redirecting to http://sftwred.info giving a Software Education search engine. I tried Google Chrome and Internet Explorer then and found they all had the same problems. How to remove Software Education hijacker even if your antivirus can’t detect it?

Software Education Hijacker Details. How Do You Remove It Completely?

Software Education Hijacker is a browser hijacker that will badly disturb your browsing activity. Most of time you may get this virus from unsafe freeware, shareware or advertising-supported programs such as various browser add-ons or toolbars. As soon as it invades the target computer, it adds a plug-in or add-on so that it can run every time when the victimized computer user uses the targeted web browser. It can affect all of the Internet browsers used, such as Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome.

Software Education Hijacker is known to change homepage to http://sftwred.info. This is done without computer user’s consent. Like other hijackers, it changes the default setting of your browser, takes over your browser and blocks you from accessing a certain website. Software Education Hijacker enters your computer without your permission and then performs tons of malicious activities on your machine especially for interrupting your browsing sessions. For example, you will receive a bunch of ads that are very annoying and disturbing while you are browsing online. And unwanted toolbar is added to your computer without your approval. Even if you have reinstalled your browser, the same issue still existed. Thus, it is suggested users to remove Software Education Hijacker manually by using the step-by-step guide below.

Do not want to lose more data and personal information to this redirect thing? Cannot uninstall it from Control Panel? Contact YooSecurity Online PC Expert now for removal assistance if you are not familiar with any virus removing process.

Screenshot of Software Education Hijacker

Software Education Hijacker

How Do I Suffer From The Software Education Hijacker?

File Download Sites: Hackers are well known for embedding their viruses into files that they then spread all over file sharing sites. The user thinks that they are getting a free version of software or a free music CD download, but the files are corrupted with the Software Education Hijacker instead. This is a reason these pirated sites are such a risk. The user can never be sure that the files are safe to download, so it is always best to just avoid these sites and purchase the files and programs instead.

Email Attachments: One of the most common ways the browser hijacker virus is contracted is by opening email attachments that contain the virus. This is also the easiest way for the hackers to spread the virus to millions of people with a single spam email blast. When they hide the virus in downloads or links they must wait for a user to land on the page and actually click on the link. When they place an attachment containing the Software Education Hijacker in a email they can send it to millions of email addresses every hour and there will be a much better chance of some unsuspecting consumers opening the email and infecting their computer.

Visiting Hacked Websites: Sometimes they will infect other websites and when a visitor visits the site their browser will pick up the virus and install the browser redirect script. They will typically target sites with little to no security or a very weak barrier. This will then continue to infect users until the site owner realizes the security has been compromised and removes the virus from the site.

Illegal Video Streaming Sites: Video streaming sites are becoming increasingly popular and computer users are flocking to them in record numbers. From watching live event to watching new TV programs, there are several reasons why they have become popular. Hackers have taken notice and these are very popular places for them to drop malware such as the Software Education Hijacker.

How to Remove the Browser Hijacker Without Coming Back?

To successfully and completely remove the whole trace of this browser hijacker that hide deep in your system, first of all you need to stop the running processes through the Task Manager. Next manually get rid of Software Education Hijacker from the registry editor. It will require better computer skills to do that. Any lack of experience could lead to unpredictable problems. Also, a backup of necessary files and programs is suggested if you don’t want to mess around with important data.

Step A: Open Windows Task Manager to end process related to the domain. To do that, press Ctrl+Alt+Del keys at the same time to pull up Window Task Manager.
taskmanager

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.
FolderOptions

Step C: Press Windows+R keys to pull up Run box and type in regedit to open Registry Editor.
Run+regedit

Step D: Delete all these associating files and registry entries of this browser hijacker in Registry Editor as below:

%AppData%\[rnd]
%AllUsersProfile%\Programs\{random}\
%CommonStartMenu%\Programs\Users\””
HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Regedit
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System “DisableRegedit” = “”.exe.dll
HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Settings\{.exe}
HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\DisallowRun=””

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Summary

The virus facilitates the cyber criminals to access to the infected computer without letting you know, which means they are able to check all your files and data and implant other malware or key-logger to collect your computer using traces. Your personal information, including email accounts, social contacts and financial details is not safe with this hijacker in your computer. It is highly recommended to remove Software Education Hijacker as quickly as possible and manual removal is the best way to get rid of it completely. To protect your computer in time, please don’t hesitate to get instant help from YooSecurity PC experts.

Note: Still having problems with Software Education Hijacker after the manual removal following all the above steps? Have no idea on how to get rid of this browser hijacker as it changes fast? Please contact YooSecurity Online Expert now to save your computer from all the troubles and future consequences.

Published by Matt Johnston & last updated on March 27, 2013 12:45 am

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