Monday, June 9, 2014

Get Peppered with, Remove It Manually


  • Why security utilities will not prevent and remove
  • Something about browser hijacker
  • Be noted that can be potentially dangerous
  • Instruction is offered to help remove
  • Final

Why Is Anti-virus Program Not Preventing

Most PC users would deem the items like with the following arbitrary behaviors as virus and thus condemn security companies not preventing and removing them:
  1. pops up a lot and increases in frequency.
  2. The page-loading speed is degraded ever since mywebsearch appeared.
  3. The default homepage, search engine and some of the new pages will not restore back to the desirable one.
  4. Additional web applications ( has been detected) will be install without permission along with mywebsearch.
  5. The overall PC performance is much poorer than before.
Regardless of the unpleasant scenes, the installed anti-virus program stays still. Most people wonder why. The reason is very simple, is not a virus at all! Instead, it is no more than a browser hijacker.

Get to Know Browser Hijacker

Still, a majority of PC users do not know what browser hijacker is and why they keep hijacking browsers.

A browser hijacker is actually a web site created with slightly modified BHO and JS techniques. The BHO and JS techniques mainly helps the item to hook machines and modify DNS settings so that each time when opening a browser or clicking on certain links will open up or use to browser hijacker to do searching. Its ultimate purpose is money. Take a glance to see how makes money for its maker:
  1. By frequently hijacking browser, manages to intercept as much traffic as possible; the traffic can be directed to partners’ sites for commission or popularize itself to attract as many advertisings as possible.

  2. To frequently hijacking the browsers, is enabled to track down online whereabouts; in such case, the maker of can sell the information to online operators or online marketers in exchange for profitable money.

Knowledge supplement: actually, our online whereabouts have long been tracked down by applications makers and online marketers in many ways. By asking for registration, inserting some programming codes, our online whereabouts have been uploaded directly to the makers and marketers.

Potential Dangers from

Reports about have been informed that getting harassed by the browser hijacker could end up with hijacked email - over 150 emails of gibberish are sent in two minutes.

It should be made clear that can be easily targeted and exploited by infections due to its wide coverage, adopted techniques and loose structure. There are thousands of hundreds of browser hijackers alive on the Internet, when one dies, another restock. Browser hijacker like will not be strictly built simply because such item is created to make money within a short period of time rather than helping build a last-long brand. Thus bug can be easily identified and capitalized by infections.

With the loose structure, BHO and JS techniques can become threatening ones. Once they are taken advantage by infections
  1. The online navigation will be totally controlled.
  2. Online in-put information will be recorded, which would result in identity theft and money loss finally.

Follow Steps to Remove Browser Hijacker

To regain a perfect surfing experience and eradicate any possibility to get infections, it is recommended to remove as soon as possible. Below is the manual instruction.

Reset browser settings.

Internet Explorer
Tools menu > Internet Options > Advanced tab > Restore Defaults button > OK.

Mozilla Firefox
Firefox button > Help > Troubleshooting information > ‘Reset Firefox’ button.

Google Chrome
‘Customize and Control Google Chrome’ menu > ‘Options’ > ‘Under the Hood’ > ‘Reset to Defaults’ button.

Show hidden files and folders (see Step C) > navigate to "C:\Users\user_name\AppData\Roaming\Opera\Opera\" > remove Operapref.ini.

Safari menu > ‘Reset Safari’ > tick all given options > ‘Reset’ button.

Modify Hosts file to stop from hijacking.

Win+R key combination > type CMD > hit Enter key > type "ping" > Enter key > note down the IP address > navigate to C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc > click open Hosts file > paste the IP address to the last line > save file.
ping to stop its hijacking

Mac OS X
Finder launchpad icon > Utilities > Terminal > type "ping"  > Enter/Return key > note down the IP address > 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.

Remove all the Temp files under the following directories.

Windows 7/XP/Vista
Click open ‘Control Panel’ > search for ‘Folder Options’ > tap View tab > tick ‘Show hidden files and folders' and non-tick 'Hide protected operating system files (Recommended)’.

Windows 8
Start screen > open any folder > open Windows Explorer > select View tab > Tick ‘File name extensions’ and ‘Hidden items’ options.
navigate to the following directories and remove all the files and folders:
C:\Documents and Settings\[user name]\Local Settings\Temp
C:\Documents and Settings\[user name]\Local Settings\Temporary Internet File

Mac OS X
Finder > Utilities folder > terminal:
access Macs Terminal to clear up's temp files
  1. type
    cd ~/Library/Logs
    sudo rm -rf ~/Library/Logs/*
    and press Return button.

  2. type
    rm -rf ~/Library/Safari/Downloads.plist
    cd ~/Library/Caches
    sudo rm -rf ~/Library/Caches/*
    and press Return button.

Sometimes, can re-spawn. If victims have cleaned all the accompanied items altogether, follow good PC practice, will not able to stage back. Please understand that there’s no universal explicit instruction to help remove as the situation (the items dropped by and the directory settles in) can vary from OS to OS. Besides, depending on the Operating System installed, the images, directories displayed in this document might differ from what you observe when following these instructions on your computer. Therefore, an effective thread is offered herein and certain level of computer knowledge as well as skill is required to carry out the steps to move forward complete and thorough removal.

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