Wednesday, March 27, 2013

How to Remove Hijacker Virus hijacker virus is indeed a PC risk that you should not overlook or live with. hijacker virus would affect all your browsers and bother your Internet search severely. Most people pick up hijacker virus after downloading free programs from unreliable sites. hijacker virus would make changes to Host files, default browser settings and thus, keep redirect your Internet traffic to sites that you have no expectation to visit. Besides, additional add-on, plug-in, or other potentially unwanted programs and browser helper objects will be installed to your computer, leading to system sluggish or crash. Apart from the random redirections, tons of advertisements and fake security notifications will be flooded to your screen whenever you surf the Internet.

The removal of hijacker virus could be a tedious and frustrated process due to the fact that it cannot be deleted by anti-virus programs. And hijacker virus is able to add startup items and well concealed its existence, which explains why uninstalling affected browsers and re-installing won’t help get rid of hijacker virus at all. To remove hijacker virus once and for all, you need to manually locate and delete all infections.

Manual Removal Guide to Remove Hijacker Virus

Step one- Boot your computer into Safe Mode with Networking

To perform this, please restart your computer. -> As your computer restarts but before Windows launches, tap “F8″ key constantly. -> Use the arrow keys to highlight the “Safe Mode with Networking” option and then press ENTER. -> If you don’t get the Safe Mode with Networking option, please restart the computer again and keep tapping “F8″ key immediately.

Step two- Reset your Internet Explorer Open your Internet Explorer -> click Tools -> choose Internet Options -> click Advanced -> choose Reset option -> click Yes to save the change.

Step three- Disable any suspicious startup items that are made by infections. For Windows Xp: Click Start menu -> click Run -> type: msconfig in the Run box -> click Ok to open the System Configuration Utility -> Disable all possible startup items generated. For Windows Vista or Windows7: click start menu->type msconfig in the search bar -> open System Configuration Utility -> Disable all possible startup items generated.

Step four- open your Task Manager by pressing Ctrl+Alt+Delete keys and then stop the viruses and Trojans processes The infections will use random names or fake system processes name so you need to check each process on Task Manager carefully and see which one does not belong to Windows system or which one uses a system process name but in the wrong system location.

Step five - remove any suspicious system files in your Local disk C hard drive

C:\Program Files\random name].exe

C:\Users\User name\AppData\[random name]. exe

C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\[random name].sys

Step six- open your Registry Editor program by navigating to Start Menu, type in Regedit, and then click OK. When you have been in Registry Editor, please check the following registry location and see whether there are any malicious registry entries:

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\ HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\_VOIDd.sys HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\4DW4R3 HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar\WebBrowser\ HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServicesOnce (Note:

If you haven’t sufficient expertise in dealing with program files, processes, .dll files and registry entries, it may lead to mistakes damaging your system permanently. If you are not very good at computer, you are recommended to ask help from an online professional expert here to avoid false operation of crashing your computer or from some friends who are very familiar with manual virus removal.

1 comment:

  1. Hi, I followed every instruction to remove Qvo6 in IE, Chrome & Firefox, even their shortcut targets,and uninstalled programs in control panel but still Qvo6 remains every time I click internet explorer. Please could you help me remove it permanently?