What Is Search.ueep.com?
This article should not be mistakenly taken as being associated, affiliated, sponsored or owned by search.ueep.com creators or distributors. However, VilmaTech technicians consider it necessary to correct cognition of search.ueep.com that it is technically not a virus and serving as a traffic exchanging site working on the margins of the law to help with Internet marketing.
FAQ1 – If search.ueep.com is not a virus, then how it manages to hijack homepage and will not be removed by conventional means?
Just as what has been said in the preceding paragraph that search.ueep.com works on the margins of the law. It employs legit technologies to run maliciously. The technologies are usually BHO, ActiveX and Script technologies. BHO is created to preload web applications’ code into system configuration so that it won’t take away plenty of CPU whenever the applications are launched to work; ActiveX is made to help control search destination and Script is used to track down online whereabouts for the analysis of PC users’ preference so that improvement can be made to the Internet marketing. With the three major techniques working jointly, removing related items unilaterally will not drive away search.ueep.com browser hijacker. More steps are required to be involved.
FAQ2 – If search.ueep.com dangerous when it keeps hijacking?
Let’s firstly take a look at the common search.ueep.com affection symptoms before get details on the dangers.
- Computer becomes tardy in response, so does browsers (IE/Chrome/Firefox/Opera/Safari).
- It takes longer to load an intended web page.
- More web applications, toolbar and adware particularly, are caught to be installed without knowledge.
- Unknown website would sometimes pop up when surfing the Internet.
Once being attacked, the legit technologies will be utilized maliciously to collect log-in credentials and other confidential details. Besides the information security, one should also know that explorer.exe is always called by search.ueep.com when it is doing its work. To achieve more aggressive promotion, additional web applications will be introduced in, which will increase the burden of explorer.exe to result in browser crash and more running processes such as dllhost.exe.
Below is the removal thread to follow up. If you are a rookit and cannot find a way to carry out the steps correctly and successfully, it is advisable to contact Global PC Support Center and get exclusive help from their senior technicians.
Removal Thread to Remove Search.ueep.com Browser Hijacker from Browsers
Step1. Remove the extensions created on the day when search.ueep.com was firstly detected.
Tools > Manage add-ons > ‘Toolbars and Extensions’ > remove search.ueep.com's extension > ‘Search Providers’ > remove search.ueep.com's extension.
Tools > Options > ‘Extension’ > remove search.ueep.com's extension > ‘Plugins’ panel > remove search.ueep.com's extension.
Spanner icon > "Tools" > ‘Extensions’ > remove search.ueep.com's extension.
Opera menu > Extensions > Manage Extensions > remove search.ueep.com's extension.
Safari Menu > Preferences > extensions tab > remove search.ueep.com's extension.
Step2. Restore the homepage from search.ueep.com.
‘Search Providers’ > select desirable search engine > press “Set as Default” button.
Options > General tab > "homepage" > type your desirable URL.
Spanner icon > "Settings" > Search section > click dropdown menu to select desired search engine.
Opera menu > Settings > Preference > General tab > "Home Page" > set your desirable homepage.
Safari Menu > Preferences > General tab > Default Search Engine > set desirable search engine.
Step3. modify host file to remove search.ueep.com.
Win+R key combination > type CMD > hit Enter key > type "ping search.ueep.com" > Enter key > note down the IP address for search.ueep.com > navigate to C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc > click open Hosts file > paste the IP address to the last line > save file.
Mac OS X
Finder launchpad icon > Utilities > Terminal > type "ping search.ueep.com" > Enter/Return key > note down the IP address for search.ueep.com > shift+command+g key combination > type “etc” (/private/etc/hosts) > Enter/Return key > click open Hosts file > paste the IP address to the last line > save it to modify host file.
If one gets additional infections because of search.ueep.com hijacking issue, one should pay attention to the explorer.exe, winlogon.exe and the like. Should there be any cases that the system processes are taken advantage, one should get solutions to fix and repair. Explicit steps are shown in virus reservoir.
If no additional infection is found, it is also recommended to remove all the items generated by search.ueep.com in an attempt to wipe out any possibility to get error message due to conflict in the future or sluggish PC performance due to fragments scattered in the local disk randomly.
[Effective Removal] Search.ueep.com Hijacks IE/Firefox/Opera/Chrome/Safari
Browser hijacker – Wikipedia
ActiveX – Wikipedia