Have you been redirected lately when surfing the Internet to a certain webpage – search.etype.com? Browser not working very properly because of this redirecting issue? Why can’t you log on sites where you are used to be? Is this redirecting activity having something to do with a virus? But most importantly, how do we stop this annoying behavior?

search.etype.com Redirect Virus Description

search.etype.com is categorized as a browser hijacker or browser redirect virus that many PC users can come across on their browsers when they are infected. By forcibly changing your homepages and other default settings of your browser/browsers, it can show up every time when you try to log on other sites. One should be aware of this new unfamiliar site because it’s not friendly at all! The sites and links search.etype.com browser redirect virus redirect you to are actually full of other viruses including Trojans and malware. Most browser hijackers show on your browsers as common search engines which provide tons of online information for you. But the fact is, they are supported by remote hackers. So are the giving fake results!

Generally, a browser redirect virus like search.etype.com does not look different than other normal websites. This makes it harder for PC users to identify and tell the difference between a real web site and a browser hijacker. Here are some symptoms that you can notice and tell: 1) You cannot change homepage as your wills but keep staying on this eType.com webpage; 2) No matter where you go, you will get to some weird sites and pop up links constantly; and 3) Sometimes the purposes are quite obvious as you may be convinced or persuaded to download or install certain extensions, plugins or programs.

Screen Shot of This Browser Redirect Virus

In order to get infected by this search.etype.com browser hijacker, visiting hacked porn sites, opening suspicious links, downloading and installing unknown “free” programs online and sharing files attached with viruses can all be the reasons. Therefore, to save your computer from future damage, try to behave while you’re online. As for this browser redirect virus, you can get help from YooSecurity Online PC Expert now; or remove it following by the removal instructions given below.

Consequences You’ll Encounter with This eType Browser Hijacker

1. search.etype.com virus can change your previous homepages and redirect you to unwanted sites which are actually supported by remote hackers instead of real results;

2. There will be tremendous ads popping up your computer screen;
3. Other spywares will be installed without your approval;
4. It can create system vulnerabilities to bring more viruses, malware and spyware to damage your computer;
5. Personal privacy is in high risk of exposure to the open;
6. System stability and data store will also be threatened;
7. Infected files can be dropped into your computer to mess up with legitimate files;
8. It can also slow down the computer till it’s totally stuck.

A Step-by-step Manual Removal Guide

Step 1: Open Windows Task Manager to end [search.etype.com]. To do that, press Ctrl+Alt+Del keys at the same time or right click on bottom Task Bar.

Step 2: Go to Folder Options from Control Panel. Under View tab, select Show hidden files and folders and non-select Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) then click OK.

Step 3: Go to Registry Editor. Press Windows+R keys and then type regedit in Run box to search. Find out and delete all these associating files and registry entries as below:

%AppData%\Protector\””-[rnd].exe
%CommonStartMenu%\Programs\Users\-[random]-\
HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run Regedit32
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System “DisableRegedit” = “1/2/…”
HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\{rnd.exe}
HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\DisallowRun=”0”
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsNT\Current\Winlogon\”Shell” = “rnd”

Video on How to Modify or Change Windows Registry

Conclusion

Why didn’t your antivirus software catch this search.etype.com browser redirect virus in the beginning and so you have come through all these troubles? Do you have any idea of where this browser hijacker comes from and what does it do? Apparently it’s coming from the Internet since PC viruses can only be spread over the network. With the purpose of collecting and stealing information from owners of infected PCs, eType virus is specially created by hackers so that it can bypass protections from antivirus and sneak into your computer without approval. The first step is achieved; it will be able to carry on its infections. Consequences of infecting with this browser redirect virus have been described above. Computers do suffer a lot from this redirect virus and other nasty malware. It is an emergency to get rid of search.etype.com browser hijacker as soon as possible.

Still struggled with certain steps of the removal process? Cannot seem to get rid of this virus successfully? This happens to lots of PC users. Even though computer is a part of our daily life now, not every one of us is good at computer and software stuff. Get further assistance from YooSecurity Online PC Expert in removing this search.etype.com redirect virus.

Published by Karen Lawrence & last updated on June 6, 2013 4:32 am

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