Recently I have been having an annoying issue with firefox and I think my home page seems to have been hijacked. As soon as I open the browser, I’ll have multiple tabs up on one window and homepage was changed. Despite using the home page settings it continues to come up with Utorrent.inspsearch.com. I tried using the Reset Firfox and that hasn’t helped either. Is this website legit? Why do I keep redirecting to this page? How do I get rid of this annoying hijacker?
Utorrent.inspsearch.com Redirect/ Pop-up Description:
Your default home page as well as the default search engine will be replaced to be Utorrent.inspsearch.com without your permission.
Anti-virus program cannot detect or remove this infection.
You will keep receiving various pop-up ads on your browser whenever you go online.
Computer performance is decreased and you may get high CPU usage.
Potentially unwanted malware or adware can be installed on the system with the help of the hijacker.
Online activities and browsing histories of users can be collected and sent off to remote hackers for criminal usage later on.
How to remove Utorrent.inspsearch.com popup from browser completely?
Usually, antivirus removal doesn’t help much when dealing with this browser hijacker problem. Compared to this auto removal by programs, manual removal is much more effective. A manual removal process will be given in the following to help you get rid of Utorrent.inspsearch.com. Advanced computer skills are needed to follow the manual process. Deleting any important files with mistake could result in serious system problems such as BSOD or system crash down.
Utorrent Search Screenshot
* From the above screenshot we can see that the hijacker shows up as a regular search webpage which only contains a simple search engine on its home page. Usually, random pop-up ads will be displayed on the page as well to prompt certain scam ware.
Need help to get rid of Utorrent.inspsearch.com popups from home page?
A browser hijacker can also be viewed as a potentially unwanted search engine that combines with lots of misleading information online. This information can be showed directly on the home page of the hijacker or displayed in forms of popups. Net users are warned to stay away from these annoying popups which can direct you to online scam ware or other highly risky threats. Once the hijacker problem is fixed, these popups will be blocked.
Browser Hijacker Manual Removal Instructions
A guide to remove Utorrent.inspsearch.com hijacker popup manually from Firefox:
1. Windows Task Manager.
Press CTRL+ALT+DELETE or CTRL+SHIFT+ESC; or pull up Run box from Start menu to type in taskmgr
Click on Processes tab
End process of all Firefox items
2. Delete virus files and registries from system.
Click on Start button
Search for “folder options” on top right corner
Click on View tab
Show hidden files, folders, and drives
C:\Users\profile name here\AppData\-
* Files and registries of the hijacker can be changed or renamed time from time in order to keep the infection functioning longer. If you are not able to identify the related items, contact online experts for help instantly.
3. Reset Firefox.
Click on Tools – Options
Under General tab – reset home page on Firefox
Under Privacy tab – clear browsing histories
4. Close out all the windows and restart the system to take effects.
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Utorrent.inspsearch.com generally refers to a potentially unwanted program, adware or browser hijacker that can change your browser settings and mess up your browser. It provides shady search engine to trick computer users and shows search results that are filled with junk. It could display continuous pop-up advertisements, banner ads, text links and similar notifications that are filled with the seemingly-helpful information to attack users’ attention and let them click on those information again and again. In this way, bad guys behind this awful hijacker threat can use the artificial traffic to boost affiliate payments and promote online content. Just like many other potentially unwanted applications, this threat is spread with a help of free applications. Typically, it enters computers as a free addition of download managers, PDF creators and similar programs. Thus, it is suggested users to keep an eye on every installation process of the freeware and take immediate action to remove Utorrent.inspsearch.com as quickly as possible.
Published by Michael Myn & last updated on December 20, 2013 7:55 am