made me freaked out! I got this hijacker pop-up when I was opening an unknown email attachment. The redirect kept popping up even if I reinstalled the target Internet browser and ran full scans through my antivirus. Will the hijacker virus damage the computer terribly? How to remove the nasty browser hijacker from the computer? Manual removal tips below will enable users to handle with the redirect infection effectively.

Browser Hijacked by – How to Remove? is a hazardous browser hijacker distributed by cyber hackers to target computers and violate the users’ privacy on purpose. Many computer users are easy to be tricked by the interface of the redirect, as it supposedly offers functions for net users to browse web, news, images, videos and other online resources, the same way as licensed web pages do. Actually, the hijacker infection cheats users to take it as the default search engine and homepage, in order to further mess up the web browser and pilfer sensitive information for cyber criminals to carry out illegal activities. Computer users should not trust or leave the browser redirect in the computer too long, or they will come across unexpected damages caused by the redirect virus. All users need to do is to take actions to get rid of the hijacker infection completely and timely.

Soon as the redirect infection targets the computer, and it will add to the web browsers including Internet Explorer, Chrome and Firefox etc. It typically redirects users’ favorite websites to other unwanted web pages which display many pesky pop-up ads on the screen, annoying users during their online tasks very much. Besides, the hijacker is capable to modify the default homepage and other browser settings to make chaos to users. Even if users click on familiar web links, they still get redirected to other harmful web pages with pop ups, asking the users to download freeware and install ads-on to the computer. However, neither the redirected websites nor those pop-up ads can be trusted. Instead, this browser redirect must be removed from the affected computer completely.

Apart from targeting the web browsers, the hijacker infection affects the system and executable programs greatly. It degrades the system performance and disconnects the network frequently. Once the system is messed up, it gets stuck and frozen up easily during startup, shutdown and program launching processes. Many computer users find it surprised why their advanced anti-virus programs fail to catch the redirect virus. In fact, the redirect can block functions of the antivirus to make it malfunctioning, and it can’t seem to delete any computer virus entirely. Therefore, manual removal is better way for net users to get rid of the browser hijacker virus effectively.

For the sake of computer safety and privacy security, remove this malicious redirect with no hesitation. Contact YooSecurity Online PC Experts for assistance if you are not computer savvy and have no idea on how to remove this hijacker:

Troubles To Be Expected with Browser Hijacker

1. redirect can not only get on browsers without permissions, but reset default structures of affected browsers without letting you change them back;
2. Online sessions will be greatly interrupted by constant displaying ads or pop-up links;
3. Malware or spyware can be prompted by these unwanted popups and suspicious links;
4. The performance of the affected browsers will be incredibly slow down while unresponsive webs will be expected more often;
5. Users’ online info like usernames, passwords and other confidential data can be stolen by cyber criminals.

Browser Hijacker Manual Removal Instructions

As we learn that the browser hijacker is designed to bypass the detection of the antivirus, and it can’t be deleted via any antivirus. In this situation, manual removal will enable users to deal with the redirect properly and effectively. Manual removal basically requires enough expertise, as any mistake of deleting wrong computer files may trigger unexpected damages to the computer. It is necessary for users to be cautious when carrying out any removal steps. Also, manual removal instructions are given here will be helpful to computer users to deal with the browser hijacker entirely.

Step A: Open Windows Task Manager to end process related to the Redirect virus. To do that, press Ctrl+Alt+Del keys at the same time to pull up Window Task Manager; go to Processes tab on top and scroll down the list to find odd processes. Names of the processes can be different each time:


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:


Step C: Press Windows+R keys together to pull up Run box and type in regedit to open Registry Editor. Delete registry values associating with this redirect:


Step D: Change home page(s) on browsers back from and other unknown random URLs: (Google Chrome)



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Conclusion: is a pesky browser redirect virus that attacks computers and exploits the system leaks to bring additional threats to the target computer. Meanwhile, some unwanted plug-ins, ads-on and toolbar may install in the affected computer automatically without any permission. The redirect can redirect the Internet search results to malicious websites and changes the default browser settings at random. After getting this hijacker virus, the computer will perform very slowly and get frozen up every time users launch large programs and surf the net. Normal programs are also affected by the redirect virus to take effective. Thus, it is better for users to get rid of the browser hijacker in a manual way. Indeed, the hijacker virus must be removed from the computer completely and manually at an early time, as any delay of removing the virus may cause damages to the computer.

Note: Certain levels of PC skills will be needed during the manual removal process of this hijacker. Please contact YooSecurity Online Experts now to get further help if you have tried but failed time after time.

Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on November 22, 2013 11:00 am

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