How to Remove (Browser Hijacker Virus Removal Guide)

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How to Remove (Browser Hijacker Virus Removal Guide)

Postby Autumn » 2012-09-07 4:09

This post mainly introduces removal guide to help you get rid of this annoying browser redirect virus. Learn more here and remove it from your computer thoroughly!

======================================================================================================================================================= is categorized as browser hijacker virus which can redirect your search queries (search engines such as Google, Yahoo and Bing) to its by modifying DNS settings as well as browser internet setting. is able to affect all kinds of browsers including Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. It keeps redirecting you to when you try to open any other websites. Once slipped into a PC, it can modify or delete system files, which may make irrevocable damage to computer.

A screenshot of

Most commonly, installs itself on a computer without computer user's knowledge or consent. Pretending itself to be a legitimate website, actually contains rootkit and Trojans which can automatically record your online behaviors in order to steal personal information and confidential data such as bank account information, credit card information, social security number. These confidential information then be transferred to remote server. It's not a surprising thing when you receive some weird messages with your detailed information and photo to frighten you pay money.

It's really an annoying thing to get infected with and to keep being redirected to this website. You're highly encouraged to remove this redirect virus as soon as possible if you have faced such problems mentioned above. This step-by-step manual removal guide will tell you how to do it. Learn more here and remove from your computer thoroughly.

======================================================================================================================================================= Manual Removal Guide

Important Note: 1) Before you start to remove, please make sure you have saved all files and backed up system files. 2) You may also need to print this page out since you need to shut down your PC during the removal process. (If you have alternative device, please disregard this tips)

Step 1> Boot/Restart your computer into "Safe Mode with Networking".


Step 2> Download and install Anvi Smart Defender (Highly Recommended) to fully scan your computer and remove all malicious files.


Step 3> Reset homepage. Open Internet Explorer->select Tools->Internet Option->General.

You have two options. One is to set homepage as a blank page. The other is to set a certain website (Just type a website into the address box) as the homepage. Then click OK to save the change.



Step 4> Check the LAN settings of your browser. may alter your Internet settings to block you from accessing other security websites, so you need to change the settings back first.

Open your Internet Explorer> click on Tools(gear bar if you’re using IE9)> select Internet Options> click on Connections> click on LAN settings and check whether the check box under “Proxy server” option is checked, if yes, uncheck it and click OK to complete.


Step 5> Check your hosts file and remove any malicious entries. Hosts file locates on C:\Windows\System32\Drivers\etc\hosts. Then there will come out hosts files and hosts backup files. Open both of them in the form of notepad and then make sure the hosts file is in accordance with the hosts backup file.


Should there is no backup host files in your computer, please open Host Files with Notepad. The default host files should be only one line: localhost in Windows XP and localhost ::1 in Windows Vista, if there're more lines, please delete all of them and save the change.

Step 6> Check DNS (Domain Name Server) settings

To do this, you need to go to Control Panel->Network Connections->Local Area Connection->Right-click Local Area Network icon and select Properties->Select Internet Protocol(TCP/IP) and Click Properties once again. A window showed below will display:



Select “Obtain an IP address automatically” and “Obtain DNS server address automatically”.


Step 7> Check IE add-ons. To do this, you need to open Internet Explorer->Tools->Manage Addons->Disable all unverified addons.


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Re: How to Remove (Browser Hijacker Virus Removal Guide)

Postby starbucks » 2012-09-10 20:52

Hi Autumn,

Thank you for guiding me to this article. It helped me a lot. Although it's very difficult to do it, I successfully removed it from my browser in the end.

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