Hey there! What should I do? My computer gets weird and it runs slowly. Why? This morning I just turned on my computer as usual. Then I opened my browser, I want to download software but I can’t get my usual homepage. I was redirected to Stg-234i23r9-hpw.com immediately. I don’t know what this site is. I have never seen it before. What should I do now? Why did I get redirect to this strange webpage? Is it a virus? Is it harmful? I don’t know how to get this off my computer. Please help me!
Stg-234i23r9-hpw.com – What is it?
When you open your browser, then you are redirected to Stg-234i23r9-hpw.com. Thus your computer has been infected by browser hijacker. This site belongs to browser hijacker that can mess up the infected computer. Once your computer gets infected by this browser hijacker, you should remove it from your computer without any hesitate. You may think that this site looks normal and harmless. But actually it is a malicious browser hijacker. It looks normal so that people will be willing to use. Hence, this browser hijacker could get its goal. So what can this browser do on your computer? Is it really harmful? And how can you remove it completely from your computer? Let’s see below.
What can this browser do on your computer? Once your computer gets infected by this browser hijacker, your browser’s settings will be changed by the browser hijacker and your default homepage will be altered to this browser hijacker. Every time you open your browser, you will get Stg-234i23r9-hpw.com this site immediately and you are unable to change it. Your search engine will also be changed, too. Each time you search something on this site, you will get many ads as the results. If you click on any one of the ads, your computer may get other virus because the ads may be other infections. In addition, you may find that there are many strange toolbars and extensions in your browser. These toolbars and extensions take up computer resources and they could make your computer get sluggish. If you don’t remove this browser hijacker immediately, your computer may crash down. What’s more, this browser hijacker has the ability to spy on your online activity and get your personal data like banking detail, email address and contacts.
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How does this browser hijacker infect my computer
You may get this browser hijacker in the following situations:
You received an unknown email telling you some weird messages and there is an attachment in this email. Due to the curiosity, you will click and download the attachment. But you never know that you have downloaded the browser hijacker at the same time.
When you surf on the Internet, you clicked on the pop-up ads accidently. After you clicked on the ads, you can get browser hijacker. The ads may contain the browser hijacker. Once you click on it, the browser hijacker will be downloaded to your computer silently.
You downloaded a freeware on the Internet, but you don’t know that the browser hijacker has been bundled with the freeware you downloaded. When you downloaded and installed the freeware to your computer, you will download the browser hijacker at the same time and you know nothing about it.
The characteristics of Browser Hijacker
– Install some strange add-ons and extensions to your browser.
– Slow down your browsed speed or even make your browser crash down
– Many annoying pop-ups are injected with the website you are visiting
– Other unwanted programs may be installed without your permission
– May record your browse habits and get your confidential information like banking detail, home address and phone number
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 this Stg-234i23r9-hpw.com. Welcome to contact YooSecurity Online PC Experts for manual removal guide. Also, we will provide a short removal guide below for computer literate.
The way to remove 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.
1st: Press “Ctrl + Alt + Delete” keys together to open Windows Task Manager, then end all Stg-234i23r9-hpw.com running processes. One of processes called random.
2nd: Please find Folder Option in Control Panel, tap View, then select Show hidden files and folders, non-tick Hide protected operating system files (Recommended). Then click OK.
3rd: Go back to desktop then click on Start, then click on Control Panel
Then click on Add and Remove Programs, and find the program related to the Stg-234i23r9-hpw.com browser hijacker then try to remove it.
4th: Change your homepage in your browser (Take Mozilla Firefox as an Example)
Click on the button which has tree lines, then click on Options
Then type the URL you want into Home page box and then close this Options tab.
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This browser hijacker now can infect many browsers. Once it infects one of browsers on your computer, the others will also be infected soon. Therefore, you’d better remove this browser hijacker once one of your browsers gets infected. Once your computer gets infected by this Stg-234i23r9-hpw.com browser hijacker, your browser homepage will be completely replaced by it then you can’t change it. Also when you make a search on this browser hijacker, many ads will pop up as the search engine has been altered. Moreover, this browser hijacker could slow down your computer. It could monitor your online activity and get your sensitive information as well. It is wise for you to get rid of the browser hijacker now.
Published by Karen Lawrence & last updated on December 14, 2016 5:43 am