What to do if Browser is hijacked by Searchenger2016.com
Hey, I mistakenly download a browser hijacker Searchenger2016.com into my Asus laptop. Now this domain takes over my IE browser. I tried everything to get rid of this page, but it comes back again and again, and every time when I surf on IE, I always get interrupted by lots of different pop ups, obstructions and interruptions. I click on ‘X’ then another new one comes out soon. Google Toolbar on my IE seems to be disabled and isn’t working any more. Do you have any good ideas on cleaning out this browser hijacker?
Searchenger2016.com Hijacker Attacks Your Browser and can’t be removed completely?
Browser hijacker like Searchenger2016.com would usually sneak into a targeted computer without any permission from computer users. And it is hard to be detected by any antivirus program as browser hijacker is actually a kind of malicious extension or potential unwanted program. To illustrate in detail, browser hijacker is triggered by malicious extension, plugin, add-on attached into your web browser or some potentially unwanted program installed into system accidentally. Searchenger2016.com browser hijacker will change your start page and default search engine of the attacked web browser like Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox. Once it changes default homepage of browser, you have no way to change back the default settings of web browser in a regular way. So you have to live with this domain and use it to look up something via the search bar offered by this browser hijacker. However, what will drive you to be crazy is that you will be interrupted by endless pop-ups while browsing webpages. Some websites that you previously visited now can’t be accessed! You will just get such error message saying ‘This website is not available now’ or ‘This page can’t be dispalyed’. Of course, Searchenger2016.com hijacker will do some bad effect to internet speed, so it takes a long time to open a webpage, and browser often gets frozen, hang or unresponsive.
What’s worse, other malicious computer threats will take chance to access your computer by pop-ups created by this browser hijacker. In fact, Searchenger2016.com can be treated as a platform to promote sponsor’s various products even spread such threat risk as malicious programs, virus or malware etc. If you are not cautious and accidentally click some of those spam pop-ups, then some kind malware or virus will get access to your computer soon. That’s the reason why other malware and virus can come into computer when web browser is hit by browser hijacker. To get this browser hijacker is to open a backdoor for other computer infection to access system. That is very dangerous. Besides, you should know that Searchenger2016.com hijacker also has ability to monitor your online activities and record your important personal data like login password, online baking account details, and credit card info. Cyber hacker will get your important data by this browser hijacker. Hence, once you find this browser hijacker on your web browser, you should eradicate it as soon as possible.
What Searchenger2016.com Hijacker will do to Your computer?
-Can change your homepage or the default search engine and it totally prevents you from changing them back
-Can always redirect you to other websites
-Can pop up various advertisements and sponsored links randomly to interrupt your online activities
-Can create many junk files which occupy a lot of space in hard drive
-Can download other malicious programs into computer, which make further damage.
-Can collect and send data concerning your search history and other browsing activities.
-Your sensitive information can be tracked and stolen by hacker who can access to your computer with the help of browser hijacker.
NOTE: If you find any of these symptoms on your computer, that proves your PC is under attack and seriously infected with Searchenger2016.com hijacker. If you are not a computer savvy, Please contact YooSecurity Online PC Experts to remove this browser hijacker for you.
The Screenshot of Searchenger2016.com Hijacker
Manual Removal Guide of 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.
Step 1: Press CTRL, SHIFT and ESC these three keys together at the same time to pull up Windows Task Manager; click Processes tab on top and scroll down the list to find and end odd processes related to this Web-start.org hijacker. Names of the processes are random.
Step 2: Open Control Panel from Start Menu, then open Programs, click on Uninstall a program. Find suspicious programs or tool-bars related to the Searchenger2016.com hijacker. Right click on it and select Uninstall.
Step 3: Go to Folder Options in Control Panel, select the View tab, and then mark “Show hidden files, folders, and drivers” and unmark “Hide protected operating system files” (Recommended) and then click Apply or OK.
Step 4: Go to Registry Editor to delete the path of the related items with the browser hijacker.
Step 5: Clear all history, data and cookies of your infected web browser.
Searchenger2016.com hijacker has the ability to insert into web browser and spy on user’s online activities, so it is suggested to delete all history, data and cookies of the infected web browser before a complete removal. Take Internet Explorer for example:
a. From the “Tool” menu button in the upper-right corner of the Internet Explorer window, choose “Safety” > “Delete browsing history…“.
b. Then tick Cookie and website data and History, click Delete.
Step 6: Change your homepage of the infected web browser (Take Internet Explorer as Example)
From the Navigation toolbar in Internet Explorer, click Tools menu and select Internet Options, then click General tab, and input the URL you want into the Home page box and then click OK.
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Searchenger2016.com is not a normal webpage and a useful search tool. If you keep this fake search site a long time on your computer, many computer problems will happen in future. Your web browser first will perform improperly. Browser often gets stuck, hang or unresponsive. DNS server settings of some websites are changed and you’re blocked to access the site. Strange and unexpected toolbars, bookmarks, add-ons will stay on your web browser. When you’re browsing online, you will be disturbed by tons of endless irrelevant pop-ups. But you don’t click on any of them as your computer system can be attacked by more other virus or malware. Browser hijacker also has a bad effect on computer performance. It will slow down performance of computer, which will let computer run slower than before. Your computer may get hang or frozen for some time while you runs many programs or perform many tasks at the same time. even worse, this browser hijacker can assist cyber hackers to collect your personal information stored on the Internet and computer disk in order to gain more illegal benefits. Please get rid of this browser hijacker as soon as possible before any damages and data loss caused by it.
Suggestion: To follow removal guide that mentioned above, a level of computer knowledge is needed. Still can’t get out of Searchenger2016.com hijacker? Contact online experts for help now!
Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on October 18, 2016 11:10 am
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