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Saturday, September 14, 2013

How to Stop Pop-up – Browser Hijacker Virus Removal Browser Hijacker Description is a browser hijacker virus that attacks computer users’ browsers seriously. New tabs keep open whenever users launch their browsers and jump to It cannot be stopped which makes users mad. It hijacks the homepages and redirects users’ searching results. Users cannot use their browsers normally anymore. is bundled with free programs on the Internet. When users download or update programs from the Internet, it is installed together. Spam email attachments and malicious web sites will contain this kind of browser virus. All the browsers can be hacked by this browser hijacker virus of It generates malicious files and registry entries to the computer, and records users’ searching habits and private data such as bank account, credit card numbers and email passwords by reviewing the searching histories and cookies. So it is recommended to remove without any delay if the computer is infected with it. Is Not Friendly to Your Computer

1. It enters into the target computer forcibly and without any permission of users;

2. It causes browser problems such as homepage hijacker, searching results redirection;

3. New pages keeps popping up and jumping to;

4. It changes the default browser settings such as homepages and search engines;

5. It steals users’ private information.

How Can I Remove Browser Hijacker Virus?

If your anti-virus does not work, you can try to remove it manually from your computer. Here is the guide.

Step 1: stop the running process of this virus:

Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc to open the Task Manager window, then click on the Processes tab and end processes related to the virus.

Step 2: Remove add-ons:

Internet Explorer
1) Go to 'Tools' → 'Manage Add-ons';
2) Choose 'Search Providers' → choose 'Bing' search engine or 'Google' search engine and make it default;
3) Select 'Search Results' and click 'Remove' to remove it;
4)  Go to 'Tools' → 'Internet Options', select 'General tab' and click 'Use default' button or enter your own website, e.g. Click OK to save the changes.

Google Chrome
1) Click on 'Customize and control' Google Chrome icon, select 'Settings';
2) Choose 'Basic Options'.
3) Change Google Chrome's homepage to or any other and click the 'Manage search engines...' button;
4) Select 'Google' from the list and make it your default search engine;
5) Select 'Search Results' from the list remove it by clicking the "X" mark.

Mozilla Firefox
1) Click on the magnifier's icon and select 'Manage Search Engines....';
2) Choose 'Search Results' from the list and click 'Remove' and OK to save changes;
3) Go to 'Tools' → 'Options'. Reset the startup homepage or change it to under the 'General tab';

Step 3: Clear the cookies of the infected browsers:

Google Chrome:
Click on the "Tools" menu and select "Options".
Click the "Under the Bonnet" tab, locate the "Privacy" section and Click the "Clear browsing data" button.
Select "Delete cookies and other site data" and clean up all cookies from the list.

Mozilla Firefox:
Click on Tools, then Options, select Privacy
Click "Remove individual cookies"
In the Cookies panel, click on "Show Cookies"
To remove a single cookie click on the entry in the list and click on the "Remove Cookie button"
To remove all cookies click on the "Remove All Cookies button"

Internet Explorer:
Open Internet explorer window
Click the "Tools" button
Point to "safety" and then click "delete browsing history"
Tick the "cookies" box and then click “delete”

Step 4: Remove all the malicious files created by the virus:


Step 5: Delete the registry entries related to virus:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Command Processor "AutoRun" = "<malware path>\<random>.exe"
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "<random>.exe" = "<malware path>\<random>.exe"
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon "Shell" = "cmd.exe"

Note: if you cannot find all the files names listed above, please show hidden files before you search those files. Besides, you are welcome to contact professional experts 24/7 online to get immediate help.


  1. I don't understand... that file, the one in step 5, "(Default) - REG_SZ - (Value not set)" is the one I have to delete?? Everybody who explains how to remove this virus goes like: end processes that are related to the virus, but I don't know which are the ones that are related to the virus... besides I've been searching those files and they are not on my lap top or I haven't been able to find them, it's driving me crazy. Please HELP ME!!

  2. Very helpful post, thanks! I've tried to solve this prolem using some programs from, but it didn't help me, so the last chance was to delete it by myself and with a help of your guide it worked! Many thanks to you!