Sunday, February 23, 2014 Virus Removal

My homepage has been replaced with without my permission. This annoying pop-up happened about 2 days ago. I thought it was associated with the plug-in I installed by accident, so I uninstalled it immediately. But this nasty page still appears. How to fix this browser problem?

What is Virus? Virus is categorized as an annoying browser hijacker which makes the search function unable to work normally. When virus is successfully running in your computer, just similar to other browser hijackers such as virus, virus and virus, this nasty threat will firstly hijack your Internet browser no matter you are using Internet Explorer, Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox. The default setting of your browser will be secretly adjusted without your permission to make it easier for this pesky hijacker virus to further control your browser. And then your homepage will be compulsively locked as Secondly, this virus will interfere with your online search navigation. As constantly blocks up your searches and keeps redirecting the search results to other irrelevant webpages, you can’t gather any useful and helpful information with this bogus search engine. Thirdly, virus is able to download and install many different viruses and malicious programs into your vulnerable system with the view of smashing your system security. In addition, you will find that numerous pop-ups and sponsored links continue to appear on your screen and distract you during the online session. And your computer performance will be degraded to a large extent. As Virus cannot be removed by antivirus software, you need to follow the manual removal instruction below to get rid of it. Virus Screenshot: Virus will do much harm to the infected computer:

1) Virus makes changes to the default settings of your web browser unknowingly.
2) Virus modifies your favourite homepage as well as the default search engine.
3) Virus invades your computer along with many other risky viruses and malware.
4) Virus gathers your search quaries and records your private data online.
5) Virus generates a large number of pop-ups when you are surfing the Internet.
6) Virus continues to redirect you to a variety of unfamiliar websites.
7) Virus makes the system crash frequently and causes the slow network speed.

How to Remove Virus from your PC?

1. Restart your computer and keep pressing F8 Key before Windows launches. Use the arrow keys to select the "Safe Mode with Networking" option, and then hit ENTER Key to continue.

2. Press Ctrl+Alt+Del at the same time to open Windows Task Manager and end process.

3. Go to Computer Control Panel from Start menu and open Folder Options. Click View and then tick “Show hidden files and folders” and uncheck “Hide protected operating system files (Recommended)”. Press OK.

4. Press Winkey+R together then enter “regedit” to start your registry editor. Delete the following registry keys.

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System "DisableRegistryTools" = 0
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\vir-help.exe
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe

5. Delete the following and related system files.

C:\Users\user account\Appdata\Roaming

Note: virus is rather stubborn and malicious. It requests certain computer skills when you dealing with it in manual way. Any incident action could lead your machine to a more terrible situation.

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