Hey, there. A Somoto.com page replaced my original homepage. I don’t want it. But I can’t remove it there. And I know it’s called redirect virus after I searched something on google. But I have never found an effective way to remove it. Who can help me?
Information of Somoto.com Redirect
Somoto.com Redirect, no matter from appearance or essence, it’s not a good thing. It’s classified as a kind of redirect virus. It can easily replace your original homepage of your web browser such as Chrome. Insiders call this as a redirect virus. It has the same appearance as other famous search engine sites such as Google. It is really not a good one such as Google toolbar or some other legal ones. It’s indeed a browser hijacker which can definitely stop some normal functions of your web browser such as Internet Explorer or Firefox. If you are familiar with this Somoto.com Redirect, you may know that it also has it’s homepage. On its homepage, downloading some programs or clicking some links are well recommended. However, please don’t be taken in. It can make your computer performance worse and worse.
This Somoto.com Redirect will performs as if it will bring you much benefit such as it can make you be convenience to search something by using it. Don’t believe it! Once you click the links on it, your computer will be placed in very dangerous condition. Never think it only can do that harm to your computer. Almost the same as other web browser, Somoto.com Redirect virus will also import more and more other dangerous Trojan virus and malware to mess up your computer system until paralyze it. The main point is however hard you try to remove it by all sorts of anti-software, it seems the virus just takes root in your computer. Is there a good and safe way to kick it our from your computer? Yes, the only and best way to delete this redirect virus from your computer is manual way. However, if you are not familiar with this virus, you have to contact an expert to do that. Any mistake will cause data loss.
Key sentences to judge if your computer has been infected with Somoto.com
A. Your computer is something not normal as usual such as running very slowly.
B. When you open the Task Manager, you can find some strange progress which you never found before.
C. Every time you open your browser, you are redirected to some odd web pages.
D. Your browser runs more and more slowly.
E. It always pops up some irritating advertisements even if you don’t want.
Best Way to Remove Somoto.com Redirect Step by Step?
Step 1: Press CTRL+ALT+DEL or CTRL+SHIFT+ESC. Open the Windows Task Manager.
If that didn’t work, try another way. Press the Start button and click on the Run option. This will start the Run tool. Type in taskmgr and press OK. This should start the Windows Task Manager
Step 2: Within the Windows Task Manager click on the Processes tab. Find the process by name. random.exe. Then scroll the list to find required process. Select it with your mouse or keyboard and click on the End Process button. This will kill the process.
Step 3: Delete malicious registry entries related to Somoto.com Redirect browser hijacker virus.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Active Setup\Installed Components\random
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\“UninstallString” = “‘%AppData%\[RANDOM]\[RANDOM].exe” -u
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\“ShortcutPath” = “‘C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\5ATIUYW62OUOMNBX256.exe” -u’”
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce “5ATIUYW62OUOMNBX256” = “‘C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\RANDOM.exe’
Step 4: Remove malicious files of Somoto.com Redirect
Video of Key Steps on How to Modify or Change Windows Registry:
Above all, Somoto.com Redirect is really a very horrible virus which can finally destroy your computer system. And please don’t consider auto delete method since there is no such anti-virus can really remove Somoto.com Redirect completely. Don’t download free software to take a chance. This can only waste your time and bring in much more viruses. All the instructions above are prepared for those who have much computer knowledge and are familiar with this kind for virus. Before you start to do the removal work, please consider it seriously. On the other hand, all the instructions above aim at the common infection situation. As for Fast Address Bar, there are many variables according to different computers. What’s worse, as time goes by, Somoto.com Redirect may start its variation. Just like what is mentioned above, this virus infection is a cascaded infection. The related files may be changed. Unless you have much knowledge about this virus, it’s very hard for you to do the removal work.
Note:If you failed to remove Somoto.com Redirect with the method above, please consult YooSecurity certified professionals to remove it completely.
Published by Leo R. Oscar & last updated on April 20, 2013 9:39 am