Threat Database Browser Hijackers

By GoldSparrow in Browser Hijackers

Is Your Internet Browser Repeatedly Taking You to

If your Internet browser is forcing you to visit over and over again, this is a definitive symptom that your computer system has become infected with a browser hijacker., in particular, is one of the many malicious websites associated with the Google Redirect Virus, a very common browser hijacker that goes by many different names. If your online activity is being rerouted in any way against your will, ESG PC security researchers strongly recommend running a full scan of your hard drives, in order to remove any malware that may be present. In the event of these kinds of browsing issues, it is almost certain that your computer has become infected with browser hijackers associated with

Steps You Should Take in the Event of a Infection

If your computer system has become infected with a browser hijacker associated with, ESG security researchers recommend following these simple steps:

  1. Start up your computer system in Safe Mode. This will prevent any malware associated with from running automatically in the background.
  2. Use a reliable and fully-updated anti-malware application to scan your hard drives.
  3. Remove any malware that you find, reboot your system and scan again.

While it is possible to remove malware manually, ESG PC security researchers recommend using a reliable anti-malware program for automatic removal. To remove manually, it requires making changes to the Windows Registry and to the system settings. It also involves removing certain files and requires precise instructions, expert assistance or more than basic computer knowledge. Manual removal of also has the disadvantage that, if you do not do it right, you may harm your computer system or simply fail to remove this malware threat.

Preventing Browser Hijacker Infections in the Future

The best thing you can do to prevent malware infections associated with is adopting safe browsing habits. Using a real-time anti-malware scanner and a firewall is also a positive step towards making sure that any browser hijacker infections do not resurface in the future. However, to avoid downloading and installing Trojans associated with, there are some behaviors that you can adopt:

  1. Never open unknown email attachments.
  2. Avoid high-risk websites, such as adult video galleries or file sharing communities.
  3. Only download reputable software and updates directly from the manufacturer, never from third-party websites.

File System Details may create the following file(s):
# File Name Detections
1. %AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\[random name].exe
2. %System%\drivers\UAC[RANDOM CHARACTERS].sys
3. %System%\uacinit.dll
4. %AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\[random name].dll

Registry Details may create the following registry entry or registry entries:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System "DisableTaskMgr" = '1'
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\Search Bar=[site address]
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings "WarnonBadCertRecving" = '0'
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Attachments "SaveZoneInformation" = '1'
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\CustomizeSearch=[site address]
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings "CertificateRevocation" = '0'
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Associations "LowRiskFileTypes" = '/{hq:/s`s:/ogn:/uyu:/dyd:/c`u:/bnl:/ble:/sdf:/lrh:/iul:/iulm:/fhg:/clq:/kqf:/`wh:/lqf:/lqdf:/lnw:/lq2:/l2t:/v`w:/rbs:'
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search\CustomizeSearch=[site address]
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run ".exe"


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