The filestore72.info is a malicious application that comes under the category of browser hijackers. Once installed, it can change the settings of your browser and redirects you towards certain websites. Millions of computers are infected from this tricky browser hijacker since last few years, and it cause considerable damage to the computers as well as data of the users. The malicious search bars becomes visible on your computer once this infection hit your computer. By capturing most of the resources of your PC, it slows down the speed, and reduces the overall performance of the computer. The filestore72.info considered as a redirect virus that ends all your searches to the suspicious websites; therefore, it can cause major damage to your computer. Once this nasty browser hijacker installed on your computer, you cannot perform free browsing, besides that, you can see the unnecessary toolbars and add-ons on your browser. It has the ability to run useless pop-up ads on the screen of your PC which disturbs you while you are working on any important task.
Manual Removal of filestore72.info
The manual removal of filestore72.info is a complicated process for which you need to be an expert computer user. There are some automatic removal tools available to get rid of this dangerous malware within just a few clicks of your mouse, but if you are looking to remove this threat manually, following are the steps that you need to perform:-
Restart the Computer in Safe Mode
The first thing which you need to do is, restart your computer and choose safe mode from the boot menu options. You can use the F8 key in order to start the boot option menu while your computer is in restart process.
Kill the Malicious Processes
Once, the PC is started in the safe mode instead of normal mode, the next thing which you need to do is start task manager by pressing the Ctrl+Alt+Delete keys together, and choose Processes option where you can see all the running processes of your computer. You have to delete the associated processes of the filestore72.info.
Delete Associated Files
When you are done with malicious processes, the next step is removing the associated files. In this regards, you have to find and delete the following files:-
- %AppData%[trojan name]toolbarguid.dat
- %AppData%[trojan name]toolbarpreferences.dat
- %AppData%[trojan name]toolbarstats.dat
- %AppData%[trojan name]toolbarversion.xml
Remove Registry Entries
In the end you have to delete the registry entries that are created by this malicious application. You have to start the registry editor by running the “regedit.exe” command through start menu. Once the reghi9stry editor started, you have to find as well as delete the following registry entries:-
- HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\[trojan name]IEHelper.DNSGuardCurVer
- HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\[trojan name]IEHelper.DNSGuard
- HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar “[trojan name]”
When you finish removing the above mentioned corrupt registry entries, you have to close the registry editor, and restart the machine in the normal mode to see how effectively you removed this dangerous browser hijacker. You also need to update your antivirus program, and run a complete system scan.