IT Security

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Secure Your Browser From Being Hijacked!


Browser Hijacker

The page is a sign of trouble. It indicates a severe problem with your PC. But, you see, the website is only part of that problem, you face. It’s like a front, a face, if you will, to the actual threat. It’s a clear warning there’s a hijacker on your computer. Once it takes over your screen, accept the presence of a cyber infection. The browser hijacker, using it as a front, invaded your PC. And, the page’s display is its way of announcing itself. Hijackers are notoriously invasive. They meddle all the time. So, it shouldn’t surprise you that a browser hijacker begins its escapades by messing with your browsing. It turns your online experience into an utter nightmare. The infection performs changes, you didn’t want or approve. It redirects you to sites, which aren’t trustworthy. It bombards you with pop-ups, which conceal more malware. And, as time goes by, the threats you face, grow. What begins as a browsing intrusion evolves into a severe security threat. The issues continue to pile up, and unless you act ASAP, the consequences are dire. How does The Blue Screen of Death sound? Or, strangers having access to your personal and financial data? Oh, yes. If you allow the hijacker to stay on your PC, those are valid outcomes that loom over you. Don’t take such unnecessary risks! Protect yourself and your system from the influences of a nasty cyber menace. Take the appearance of as the warning it is! Act on it ASAP! Find and remove the browser hijacker threat from your computer the first chance you get.

How did I get infected?

Hijackers don’t just show up one day. Sure, it seems that way to you. But that’s not the case. In actuality, hijackers need permission to enter. Your permission. They have to ask you whether you agree to install them. And, can only get in after receiving your okay. So, if plagues your browsing, you’re to blame. You were careless enough to allow a hijacker into your PC. That’s what got you. Your carelessness. Most, if not all, cyber threats rely on it to gain access. The more careless you are, the easier it is for them to sneak in. So, next time you’re installing a tool or update, be extra vigilant! Be thorough, and take the time to do your due diligence. Choose caution as it can save you a ton of headaches and problems. And, be extra wary when dealing with freeware, spam email attachments, and bogus-looking updates. Double-check everything! That way, you can avoid getting stuck with an infection, like the one causing you trouble now.

Why is this dangerous?

After the hijacker gets you to install it, it doesn’t waste time. Its programming kicks in ASAP, and your grievances begin! The program begins its meddling right away. The first aspect to suffer from its invasive influences is your browsing. But that’s no surprise. The infection forces the site on you constantly. Every time you open a new tab, it pops up. When you type in a search, it’s among the suggested results. It’s even in place of your default search engine and homepage. You don’t remember putting it there, but there it is! That’s because hijackers can implement various changes throughout your system. And, they don’t have to seek permission or inform you. Instead, they surprise you! And, imagine your surprise to one day find your PC brimming with malware. Oh, yes. That CAN happen. Hijacker are free to install as many more malicious programs as they choose. How much do you think your system can take before it gives up? How long before the dreaded blue takes over? Don’t wait to find out! Not to mention, the more time the hijacker spends on your PC, the bigger the chance your privacy gets exposed. Oh, yes. The nasty tool, lurking behind, spies on you. It starts to keep track of your online activities as soon as it sneaks into your system. And, it doesn’t just keep an eye on them. It also catalogs each move you make. Then, after it determines it has gathered enough data, it sends it to the people behind it. Strangers with agendas. Don’s allow these unknown third parties into your private life! Keep them out of your personal and financial details! Once pops up, take action! Find and delete the nasty hijacker threat ASAP! Remember! The sooner, the better.

How to Remove virus

The infection is specifically designed to make money to its creators one way or another. The specialists from various antivirus companies like Bitdefender, Kaspersky, Norton, Avast, ESET, etc. advise that there is no harmless virus.

If you perform exactly the steps below you should be able to remove the infection. Please, follow the procedures in the exact order.

         STEP 1: Track down in the computer memory

  • Open your Task Manager by pressing CTRL+SHIFT+ESC keys simultaneously.
  • Carefully review all processes and stop the suspicious ones.
  • Write down the file location for later reference.

        STEP 2: Locate startup location

        Reveal Hidden Files

  • Open any folder
  • Click on “Organize” button
  • Choose “Folder and Search Options”
  • Select the “View” tab
  • Select “Show hidden files and folders” option
  • Uncheck “Hide protected operating system files”
  • Click “Apply” and “OK” button

        Clean virus from the windows registry

  • Once the operating system loads press simultaneously the Windows Logo Button and the R. A dialog box should open. Type “Regedit”.
  • WARNING! Be very careful when editing the Microsoft Windows Registry as this may render the system broken.
  • Depending on your OS (x86 or x64) navigate to:[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run] or
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run] or
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run] and delete the display Name: [RANDOM]
  • Then open your explorer and navigate to: %appdata% folder and delete the malicious executable.

    Clean your HOSTS file to avoid unwanted browser redirection

    Navigate to %windir%/system32/Drivers/etc/host.

    If you are hacked, there will be foreign IPs addresses connected to you at the bottom.

         STEP 3: Clean traces from Chrome, Firefox and Internet                     Explorer

  • Open Google Chrome
  • In the Main Menu, select Tools then Extensions
  • Remove the top by clicking on the little recycle bin
  • Reset Google Chrome by Deleting the current user to make sure nothing is left behind
  • Open Mozilla Firefox
  • Press simultaneously Ctrl+Shift+A
  • Disable the unwanted Extension
  • Go to Help
  • Then Troubleshoot information
  • Click on Reset Firefox
  • Open Internet Explorer
  • On the Upper Right Corner Click on the Gear Icon
  • Click on Internet options
  • Go to Toolbars and Extensions and disable the unknown extensions
  • Select the Advanced tab and click on Reset
  • Restart Internet Explorer

         STEP 4: Undo the damage done by

This particular Virus may alter your DNS settings.

Attention! This can break your internet connection. Before you change your DNS settings to use Google Public DNS for, be sure to write down the current server addresses on a piece of paper.

To fix the damage done by the virus you need to do the following.

  • Click the Windows Start button to open the Start Menu, type control panel in the search box and select Control Panel in the results displayed above.
  • Go to Network and Internet
  • Then Network and Sharing Center
  • Then Change Adapter Settings
  • Right-click on your active internet connection and click properties. Under the Networking tab, find Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4). Left click on it and then click on properties. Both options should be automatic! By default it should be set to “Obtain an IP address automatically” and the second one to “Obtain DNS server address automatically!” If they are not just change them, however if you are part of a domain network you should contact your Domain Administrator to set these settings, otherwise the internet connection will break!!!

You must clean all your browser shortcuts as well. To do that you need to:-

  • Right click on the shortcut of your favorite browser and then select properties.
  • In the target field remove argument and then apply the changes.
  • Repeat that with the shortcuts of your other browsers.
  • Check your scheduled tasks to make sure the virus will not download itself again.



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