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Sunday, February 9, 2014

How to Get rid of Hijacker? infects your computer? It replaces your homepage and default search engine? No worries, removal guide will be found in this post.

Description of

Type: browser hijacker

Alert level: Severe

Targeted Browsers:Internet Explorer, Firefox, Google Chrome, and so on.

Targeted OS: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8. is a redirect virus that will hijack web browsers for vicious purposes. It is distributed via various unfair means, for example, via spam email attachments, various unfamiliar web sites even those legitimated ones but hacked, freeware or shareware that are easily to be downloaded from the Internet, Internet pop ups or unknown links, and on on. Usually, it comes not alone. It may bring with other bad programs, toolbars, even other kinds of viruses.

By modifying browser settings, will be able to replace your homepage and default search engine to be its own one. Every time you open your web browser or do searches on it, will show up and reroute search results to websites that are unrelated to search quarries. Lots of time, it may insert in multiple pop-up ads in web sites you visit, which is really annoying. It even may be able to spy on your browsing habits for showing ads for products similar to what you like. Hence, you may be lured to buy something unworthy, but advertised with charming features. It is wise to remove such a hijacker or it will cause more and more damage even disable your web browser in the end.

Threats of


1. It enters to computers and compromises web browsers against your will.
2. It may come along with lots of other bad stuffs even viruses.
3. It changes your homepage and search engine out of permission.
4. It changes browser settings, registry entries, DNS, and adds some corrupt files.
5. It slows down computer performance.
6. It may insert in lots of ads in websites you visit.
7. It may help hackers remotely perform scam actions like steal personal information stored on the computer.

How to Remove

Method 1: Using manual way to remove

1. Press CTRL+ALT+DEL keys to open Windows Task Manager for ending all running processes.

2. Search for and remove all files related to

%AppData%[ ]toolbardtx.ini
%AppData%[ ]toolbaruninstallIE.dat
%AppData%[ ]toolbarversion.xml
3. Open the Registry Editor to delete all Registry Entries relevant to
Click Start button> click “Run” > Input “regedit” into the Run box and click ok)
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\MpUXSrv.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\msseces.exe

Method 2: Using automatic way to remove

1) Download the SpyHunter by clicking the following button.


2) Start the installation by double-clicking the download file.

3) Now you need to click the “Run” button to continue the installation.

4) Next you should accept the License Agreement and click the “Next” button.

5) You need to wait until the whole installation finishes. In this process, you are not allowed to click the “Cancel” button, otherwise the executing will stop.

6) Now the installation finishes.

7) After finishing the installation, now you should click “Malware Scan” button to have a quick or full scan on your computer.”

8) Tick the “Select All” and choose the “Remove” button to eliminate the detected threats on your computer.

Conclusion is a browser hijacker. Usually, it redirects your homepage to unreliable web pages when you install freeware. Once installed, will cause a lot of inconvenience and becomes a reason of your headache. If you just neglect it, without taking any action, it will produce greater effect. So once you find installing on your PC, you should remove it as soon as possible.

The above manual removal is quite dangerous and complicated. And it also needs sufficient professional skills. Therefore, manual removal is a risky job. If any mistakes are made in the process, you may damage your computer immediately. So I recommend you to download and install the Anti-Malware program SpyHunter. It is easy, efficient and automatic. What’s more, it won’t damage your computer. It serves not only a role of removing the malware program, but also a role of protecting your computer from threats in the future.

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