Getting rid of virus virus is a potentially unwanted application that lures its potential victims with supposedly useful and fun features but, in reality, aims to track their browsing habits, spam them with sponsored content and redirects to affiliate websites.

Though the virus developers try to keep all of these unauthorized activities discrete, it is impossible not to notice when the parasite enters the system. It immediately starts altering the browser’s setting by assigning as its default search engine and homepage.

Besides, just like it stealthily enters the computer, this browser hijacker does not ask for user’s permission when implementing these changes either. Thus, even the supposedly fun meme creation tool that this site offers by default may turn bitter when forced upon you, regardless of whether you wish to use it or not. So, if you are one of those unlucky people who got taken by this hijacker by surprise, don’t worry. This article will explain how to diminish further damage when infected, how to remove from the computer safely as well as how to avoid hijackers in the future.

The most obvious way to diminish the unpleasant symptoms of the hijack is to abstain from browsing the web entirely. However, even such radical measures will not hide the signs of malware presence on your computer.

The infected device may begin operating unusually slow and installed applications may stop working properly. If you must use your Internet browser at any cost, beware of the redirect issue. Do not interact with any of the results that you might be suggested by this search engine and while browsing on other domains, avoid pop-ups, banners or links which might potentially redirect you to unsafe parts of the Internet. These advertisements are most likely generated by the same browser hijacker which displays them to collect pay-per-click revenue.

If you come across such ads, do not try to close them or interact with them in any other way. Usually, they feature fake “Close” buttons which are linked to the same pages as the ads are. Close your browser and get yourself ready for the removal. The sooner this hijacker is banished from your PC the better.


Author: WITS Curators

Bo Washington is a Certified Computer Specialist and the owner and operator of Washington IT Solutions, a local Bartlesville computer repair company. He has been fixing computers since the late 90's and has clocked up thousands of hours performing hardware upgrades, system builds, software installations, virus and spyware removal using the most up to date techniques and general computer services.

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