Every time I open my browser, it takes me to Speedial.com directly. It seems this Speedial Search has hijacked my homepage which should be Google before. Now I cannot reset my homepage to Google anymore. I went to my browser settings and typed in www.google.com to the homepage box, then clicked on Ok to save changes. But it just ignoredmy changes and still came up with this page. This issue is extremely annoying. How do I get rid of such a malicious browser hijacker?
Speedial.com Redirect/Hijacker Description:
Speedial.com (also called Speedial Search) is a browser hijacker threat that can open itself as a new tab or come automatically at the start up page on your browsers. It looks similar to Google originally so many PC users don’t take much notice when it is installed. However, as time goes by, they will find out the browser is going crazy as if it has a mind of its own. Being as a browser redirecting malware, it can be disguised as a toolbar or a plug-in installed together with freeware or shareware. Once downloaded, it can change web browser’s default home page and other settings without your permission. The first change you will find on your computer is the homepage modification. Whenever you open Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer or even Google Chrome, Speedial Search page pops up immediately taking over your homepage and refuses to let you reset the homepage back to the web pages you want. It sticks on your browser and forces you to use its corrupted search engine as your default search. Sometimes, the browser would be open for 10 or 15 seconds and then just close itself down again. It makes browsing experience extremely difficult.
The Screenshot of This Hijacker
Once people can see this Speedial.com in their browsers, they may be easily cheated by its interface because its search box is as similar as Bing or Google. But it is not the truth for Speedial Search is a spam search engine that usually attacks Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. If you really use it as your default homepage or search, you will get a lot of troubles on your computer. When you type in a keyword to perform a search, you will see many commercial information and sponsored links that can take you to malicious web pages in the result. In addition, many useless plug-ins can be added without user approval as well like Speedial Toolbar. In a word, browser hijacker like this one can do nothing helpful on your computer but just take control of your web browser and change your home page, redirect your search results to malicious sites, or hammer you with a barrage of popup ads. Hackers who design this browser hijacker just want to use those links to sell useless products, and increase some websites’ rank on the Internet. In addition, when people are lured to pay, their bank details or credit card information can be leaked out to remote hackers. That is what hackers want. Now research shows that running security tool is not able to detect an adware or browser hijacker, therefore PC users should get rid of Speedial.com hijacker manually and instantly.
The properties of Browser Hijacker
-Can not be detected by your anti-virus software, which makes it hard to uninstall from the computer.
-Once you open your browser, you will be redirected to some unknown websites.
-Can slow down the performance of the computer, or even blue screen.
-Can pop up many unwanted advertisements when you are doing something else.
-Can change your settings in your browser and it is not easy to change it back.
If you find any symptoms listed above showing on your computer, then your computer must be suffered with a browser hijacker that causes you keep being redirecting to Speedial.com. Welcome to contact YooSecurity Online PC Experts for manual removal guide. Also, we will provide a short removal guide below for computer literate.
NOTE: Being afraid to do any wrong operation during the process of removing this browser hijacker? Please contact YooSecurity Online PC Experts, we are here to help you:
Manual Removal Guide of Browser Hijacker (For Computer Literate)
There is a removal guide of Browser 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 redirect, 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 this Speedial.com, 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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Speedial.com is a browser hijacker threat considered as a form of online fraud and involves a malicious program taking over your Web browser. Once downloaded, it generally redirects your Internet searches and changes your Internet homepage to its own page without your permission. Also it may slow your computer, reduce your available system memory and disable your anti-malware programs. Since this threat is usually downloaded bundled with other programs. So if you want to avoid the installation of this tricky threat, you have to pay additional attention to your downloads from the Internet and avoid opening any emails that come from unfamiliar senders. And most importantly, you need to get rid of Speedial Search immediately once upon detection.
Suggestion: To follow removal guide that mentioned above, a level of computer knowledge is needed. Still can’t get out of Speedial.com? Contact online experts for help now!
Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on March 30, 2014 11:26 am