Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Stop Pop up---Remove Browser Hijacker

A brief introduction about is really a very stubborn computer virus. It possesses the malicious traits of both adware and redirect. It will definitely mess up the infected computer after it infiltrating into the PC.

The most annoying behaviors of is that it keeps popping up with surveys when users open or close their browsers such as Google Chrome, Internet Explorer or Firefox. If users click on these surveys, virus may redirect you to its own website, to blank websites, to advertisements or even to malicious websites which will show the misleading information and let other computer viruses to attack your PC further.

Besides, adware also interferes with internet connection by using up bandwidth to retrieve advertisements. And it will install additional programs on your computer system, such as unwanted toolbars, add-ons or some start-up processes, which could lead to annoying website diversions. is not an infection that can easy deal with. Many people have run their installed antivirus to fix the issue of pop up ads from, however most of them failed. This is because is not only gluing its key components with the system files to confuse the detection of antivirus software, but also use random titles to name its key files which may add the difficulty during the automatically scan.

To completely get rid of, you have to use the manual removal guide, read this passage carefully and learn how to remove from your infected PC permanently. 

The screenshot of virus:

Two methods to get rid of browser hijacker - Manual removal guide and Automatic scan

Method one: manually get rid of

1.End all the running processes of this browser hijacker
Open task manager by pressing Alt+Ctrl+Del keys at the same time. Another way is to click on the Start button and choose Run option, then type taskmgr into and press OK.
 Stop all the malicious running processes.
 2. Remove malicious add-on and extensions from your web browsers.
Internet Explorer:
 (1). Click Start, type: Manage browser add-ons
 (2). Hit Enter on your keyboard
 (3). Click Manage add-on and disable all the suspicious add-on.

 (1). Click the Firefox menu and click Add-on
 (2). Click Extensions, select the related browser add-on and click Disable.

 Google Chrome:
 (1). Click the Customize and Control menu button →Tools→ click Extensions

 3. Disable any suspicious startup items that are made by this browser hijacker.
Windows Vista or Windows7: click start menu→type msconfig in the search bar → open System Configuration →Disable all possible startup items generated.

 4. Clean cookies
 Internet Explorer: Tools → Internet Options →the General tab, Delete the Cookies button can be directly seen in IE6, IE7 is to click the Delete Browsing History button then tick Cookies and click Delete.

 Firefox: Tools → Options → Privacy → Remove Individual Cookies → Delete corresponding cookies in the cookies showing box.

Opera: Tools → Preferences → Advanced → Cookies →Delete corresponding cookies in Management Cookies.

 5. Show all hidden files and clean all the malicious files about this browser hijakcer
(1).Click the Start button and choose Control Panel, clicking Appearance and Personalization, to find Folder Options then double-click on it. (2).In the pop-up dialog box, click the View tab and uncheck Hide protected operating system files (Recommended).

(3). Clean all the malicious files about this infection as below.
%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\
%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\random

6. Delete malicious registry entries related to this browser hijakcer.
Open Registry Editor by pressing Window+R keys together.(another way is clicking on the Start button and choosing Run option, then typing into Regedit and pressing Enter. )
Delete all the vicious registries as below:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Current Version\Run\random.exe"
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\random
HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run \Regedit32
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings “CertificateRevocation” = 0
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System “DisableTaskMgr” = 1

Method two: get rid of with Spyhunter automatic scan

If the manual guide is kinda difficult for you, please feel free to download automatic removal tool SpyHunter to drive the self-invited guest away.


Step 1: click the icon below to download automatic removal tool SpyHunter


Step 2: follow the instructions to install SpyHunter



Step 3: run SpyHunter to automatically detect and uninstall


Note: Manual removal of is a process of high complexity and should be performed with extreme caution, or mal-operation often results in loss of precious data even system crash. Therefore, if you're not familiar with that, it is suggested that you back up Windows registry first before carrying out the manual approach, or you can choose the automatic scan – download Spyhunter antivirus software here to get rid of quickly and completely.

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