I’m facing a problem on my browser that I can’t handle by my own. I have Firefox as my main browser. It worked fine, but 3 days ago, I got a page called Zquirrel.com loaded when I clicked something unknown by mistake. After that, I noticed that it always comes up when I open my browser. I can’t get rid of it as I don’t know where it hides on my machine. What do I do?
Brief Introduction to This Page
Zquirrel.com looks like a normal web page when people have it opened for the first time. However, what it is can be really opposite to people’s judgment. Even though there is nothing more on it except it a search box, it is still an evil product created by cyber hackers. It is called browser hijacker or redirect infection which can attack browsers installed on the target machines, so that it can assist cyber criminals to achieve illegal benefits from innocent computer users. Not only affecting the browsers, this hijacker can also damage the whole system by helping other computer infections to come and make the situation even worse. To make the condition worse, cyber hackers can make it not to be a computer virus so that it can sneak into target computers without being known.
The Screenshot of This Hijacker
Cyber hackers can forge this Zquirrel.com as a potentially unwanted program or an optional program implanted into other programs like movie player, PDF reader or something else. So when people download and install the corrupted programs to their computers, this hijacker can infiltrate the machines at the same time. Anti-virus programs cannot be able to detect it for users as it is not a computer virus. That can be really hard for users to realize that there is a severely dangerous browser hijacker on their systems.
When people got this Zquirrel.com hijacker on their computers, they will have the performance of their computers worse and worse. Once this hijacker goes to the systems, it will change all the browsers installed on the machines. Default homepages and search engines can be controlled by it so that whenever people open the infected browsers, they will be redirected to this Zquirrel.com page. What’s worse, if people use the infected browsers to go online, they can be get more problems as a lot of irrelevant pop-ups can be generated by this hijacker. It is not safe for PC users to click those links as that can lead many other viruses be downloaded automatically.
The properties of Browser Hijacker
-Can not be detected by your anti-virus software, which makes it hard to uninstall from the computer.
-Once you open your browser, you will be redirected to some unknown websites.
-Can slow down the performance of the computer, or even blue screen.
-Can pop up many unwanted advertisements when you are doing something else.
-Can change your settings in your browser and it is not easy to change it back.
If you find any symptoms listed above showing on your computer, then your computer must be suffered with a browser hijacker that causes you keep being redirecting to this Zquirrel.com. Welcome to contact YooSecurity Online PC Experts for manual removal guide. Also, we will provide a short removal guide below for computer literate.
NOTE: Being afraid to do any wrong operation during the process of removing this browser hijacker? Please contact YooSecurity Online PC Experts, we are here to help you:
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: Find Ctrl, Alt, and Delete these 3 keys and then press them together to open task manager to end the process related to this hijacker, the name of the process of it is random.
Step 2: Try to find Folder Options in Control Panel, select the View tab, and then tick Show hidden files and folders and non-tick Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then click OK.
Step 3: Click on Start button at the right lower corner, then click on Control Panel
Then you will come to the Control Panel windows, click on Add and Remove Programs
Then try to find the program which relates to this browser hijacker, highlight it and choose Remove, the program’s name is random.
Step4: Change your homepage in your browser (Take Internet Explorer as an Example)
From the Navigation toolbar in Internet Explorer, click Tools and select Internet Options.
Then type the URL you want into the Home page box and then click OK
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Zquirrel.com is a fake search engine that lures people to keep on their machines. When it is saved on the target computers, it can make plenty of problems to the infected machines. The system can be messed up as this hijacker can add its dangerous data to the registry, also, other settings in the registry can be changed arbitrarily. In this case, people can get a lot of problems when they get the systems loaded. With the hijacker’s help, cyber hackers can be capable to collect privacy information from the infected computers. In order to avoid further problems and losses, computer users must try to get rid of it in time.
Suggestion: To follow removal guide that mentioned above, a level of computer knowledge is needed. Still can’t get out of Zquirrel.com? Contact online experts for help now!
Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on October 7, 2015 5:54 am