I have this WebDiagnosis.com on my Mozilla and it seems hard for me to get it off. I tried a full scan with Norton but no luck to get this thing detected. Though it seems to be a legitimate site it disturbs my normal use of my own computer thus I don’t want it to be there. What can I do to remove or delete it? It cannot be uninstalled since it does not show up on the program list. Nor can I find any process with it. Is there an easy way to get it off?
Description on WebDiagnosis.com Browser Hijacker
WebDiagnosis.com is definitely a browser hijacker virus since it acts exactly the same as a redirect virus. At the first place, it set its own page as your homepage and your previous default page has disappeared unless you type in the address and hit Enter to visit. Secondly, this browser hijacker virus takes changes to your browser settings. Obvious changes can be found when you are viewing some normal sites you usually visit. They may go away from your bookmark list and you can see many new and strange ones are saved. Also, your browser will be flooded with countless popping ups of meaningless pages or windows. None of them is useful. They are just sponsored sites of WebDiagnosis.com. They cooperate with this browser hijacker and gain illegal profit from the flow rate when computer users click on the links related to their site.
WebDiagnosis.com is spread in general ways which most viruses have tried. It can be bundled with some good-looking programs and even the programs are fine in the very beginning, they have been modified by people who upload them with the virus files. The infective files will settle down onto your computer along with the installation of the program you downloaded. Because of the installation files are in the same drive as your operating system is in this WebDiagnosis.com browser hijacker will be able to access your system files such as your using histories, your remembered database and your personal files. It has been enabled by its creator, the cyber criminals to collect the data on a target machine and send them to remote third party secretly when the compromised machine is connected to the internet. The virus will also make chaos in your system and as a result, more and more programs you have cannot run properly. They will stop running randomly or give you no response messages. The whole speed of your computer is extremely slow.
Common Symptoms of Browser Hijacker Infection :
1. Your homepage, search provider, desktop backgrounds are changed;
2. Constant pop ups and new tabs of ads occur often;
3. It works badly when you try to run some usual software or programs;
4. Unknown websites are listed in the bookmarks without your intention or notice;
5. Folder options, task manager, registry editing tools are disabled.
6. Advertisements from stranger companies start to appear out of nowhere.
7. The browser behaves unusually such as URL/link redirects will occur.
8. Unwanted and unknown Plug-in/extension or add-ons have been attached to the browsers.
9. Useless shortcuts are on desktop or creepy websites are added to favorites/bookmarks without your knowledge.
Computer users often get this redirect virus when they open the attachments of some unknown or strange mails. You need to take care when you install or download any soft ware online. Be careful when you are going to click on back links on a page. You may also realize that the promote part under the search bar changes all the time. What it displays there is trying to lead you to click on it and redirect you to a unsafe page. And on those pages you are never careful enough because they are full of unstable factors and unsafe contents.
Note: Manual Removal, though is the most effective way to remove the virus, requires expertise and which is for advanced users, if you don’t have much experience in dealing with redirect virus. Contact YooSecurity Online PC Experts for removal assistance.
Your computer might infect this virus via unsafe freeware, shareware or advertising-supported programs such as various browser add-ons or toolbars. Once it enters in your computer.
Manual Removal Step by Step Instructions
Step A: Open Windows Task Manager to end process related to the WebDiagnosis.com 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.
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 browser hijacker in Registry Editor. The registry files are listed randomly. Besides, you need to delete the infection files of the redirect virus from your system files to prevent it from coming back. Those files are named randomly also but may be different on different operating systems.
Step E: Change home page back from this unwanted WebDiagnosis.com redirect virus on targeted browsers.
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To summarize, WebDiagnosis.com , taking the same tricks as other browser hijacker virus, pretends to be a normal web page but actually it has gained the characteristics of a redirect virus. It not only affects the normal using of a computer by giving the net user non-stop new tabs of advertisements. And it can make your system more and more vulnerable with time passing by. In that way, it gives other online threats possibility to get into your system. In other words, it puts your computer into a more dangerous environment under which more and more damages may happen to it. What is more, this redirect virus will also cause privacy reveal. If you have found any spam mails or auto-sent mails in your mailbox it is very possible that your personal information has been pilfered. To avoid more and further troubles, it is wise to get WebDiagnosis.com off from your machine.
Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on October 29, 2013 4:36 am