My browser has been redirected to, how do i delete this redirect thing? Now I can’t surf the internet normally. Sometimes came up as a new tab as soon as I opened IE and Firefox. I did try many instructions online but they cannot stop this pop up, and all anti-virus programs installed on my computer didn’t pick up this pop up page. How do I get rid of this hijacker? Any help will be appreciated.

Infected With Hijacker – How to Remove?

The Hijacker virus is known as harmful browser hijacker to attack internet users’ browsers. The virus is bundled with some vicious programs or pop-ups which you may get it from some unsafe websites. Once your computer gets infected with this browser hijacker, it will freak you out for the constant redirection of your homepage every time. It will keep redirecting you to whenever you use your search engine or visit a certain website. The tricky hijacker will display plenty of unwanted commercial advertisements which are used to make some profits for the cyber criminals. And it also display unwanted pop-ups to bother users and interrupt their browsing activities but currently target users can do nothing to keep away from the annoyance because this threat cannot be detected by any kinds of antivirus programs.

The browser hijacker attacks computers including Windows operating system and Mac OS X all over the world. How do the victims get the virus? Actually the browser hijacker mainly intrudes computer via some freeware, shareware, adware, spam or junk emails. Thus, more attention should be paid when internet users attempt to install some freeware or software on the Internet. Opening or downloading an attachment from a spam email is an unwise behavior for computer users because they will face a risk of getting the hijacker virus in their computers.

The nasty virus aims at attacking Firefox, Chrome or Internet explorer and other browsers. When it is installed in your computer, the abominable browser hijacker modifies the default settings of browsers, redirects your search results to page and displays numerous pop-ups. If the victims don’t remove hijacker in time, the virus will spare no efforts to disable programs in the infected computers and then the victims will discover that they are unable to run their program well and normally. In addition, they will find their computers running slowly and even get crash. What’s worse, your privacy in the infected computer is also be a target of the dirty browser hijacker. It may steal your personal information such as bank information, password, online history, and leak those data out to cyber criminals who design the virus. Please remove hijacker virus quickly when you are aware of the existence of nasty browser hijacker.

Note: Manual Removal requires expertise and it is for advanced users, if you don’t have much experience in dealing with redirect virus. Contact YooSecurity Online PC Experts for removal assistance.

How Did You Get The Virus On Your Computer?

Now, a good question to be asked is how does this virus enter your PC and hijack your browser. The answer is that such viruses are result of improper usage of computer and internet. Many users claim that they never noticed that this particular virus has entered into their system. So, how could this have happened? It happens when you are installing any software or program and you let the process go automatically and even if there are additional gifts bundled to the said software, you let it download and install on your PC. Bundled packages contain malicious files many times and you may not be wise enough to go through the process and set it using custom install. The problem that can be solved by un-checking the download/install of any free gifts or goodies becomes huge because you are unaware of the fact that these gifts may be viruses. You just let the installer continue with everything as set by the developer and it is automatically set to install the infected files too. Other than this, you might get such a virus from infected e-mails generated from unknown sources. You may be tempted to check provided links and/or attachments but you overlook the associated risk factor here. You might end up getting this particular adware due to your curiosity too. If not, then the virus may be bundled with some type of file that you may access through external storage device. Given that you are not scanning the device or that your antivirus scanner is not able to detect this virus, your PC stands more chances of infection via such external devices.

Manual Removal Step by Step Instructions

Step A: Open Windows Task Manager to end process related to the 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.


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 to pull up Run box and type in regedit to open Registry Editor.


Step D: Delete all these associated files and registry entries with this Hijacker Virus in Registry Editor as below:

Step E: Change home page back from this unwanted hijacker on targeted browsers.

Video Guide On How to Remove Hijacker Virus From Regedit Manually:


In summary, the Hijacker virus is a notorious browser hijacker which targets to take over victims’ browsers and then do something harmful to ruin the infected computer. After being infected, you will be forced to go to without your approval. Perhaps, a search toolbar has suddenly appeared at the top of your browser and it won’t allow you to uninstall it. The main purpose of this hijacker is to advertise certain websites and to drive more traffic to the same websites. It is a serious threat as it could use your internet connection to send your private information to remote servers. Thus, cyber criminals can get your credit card information or other important data to make other profit. Consequently, you are supposed to get a total removal of the redirect as soon as possible once you are conscious of the virus in your computer.

Note: Have tried many methods but failed to get rid of Hijacker Virus? To avoid any mistakes, Please contact YooSecurity Online Experts in time to save your computer.

Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on October 11, 2013 11:26 am

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