The Frameseek is a malware which comes under the category of a browser hijacker. The basic purpose of the creation of this malicious application is to increase traffic to certain websites. Once this malicious application installed on your computer, whatever you try to search through Google or any other search engine, it will redirect you towards malicious web pages. This malicious application has the ability to change your browser settings completely along with the privacy settings. The Frameseek has the ability to display pop-up ads continuously on your screen, besides that, this virus slows down the speed of your computer by capturing most of the resources.
Manual Removal of Frameseek Malware
The manual removal of the Frameseek virus is possible, but for the novice users it is recommended that they choose an automatic tool to get rid of this dangerous browser hijacker. The manual removal method of Frameseek is too complicated for the new users, however advanced level computer users and professionals can try these steps to remove this virus completely from your computer.
Reboot Your Computer in Safe Mode
The first thing which you need to do is, you have to reboot your computer to safe mode instead of the normal mode. Just press F8 key while restarting your computer, and choose safe mode when you can see different boot options on your screen.
End the Processes
After rebooting the computer in safe mode you have to start the windows task manager by pressing Ctrl+Alt+Delete keys, to end the malicious process running in the background. Once the task manager started, you have to click on the Processes, tab, and delete the processes related to the Frameseek.
Delete Files and Folders
After ending the Frameseek associated processes, you have to open the file explorer and look for the following associated files.
- %Program Files%\Frameseek Virus\Frameseek Virus.exe
- %UserProfile%\Desktop\Frameseek Virus.lnk
- %UserProfile%\Start Menu\Frameseek Virus\Frameseek Virus.lnk
- %UserProfile%\Start Menu\Frameseek Virus\Help.lnk
- %UserProfile%\Start Menu\Frameseek Virus\Registration.lnk
- %UserProfile%\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\Frameseek Virus.lnk
Once these files are located, you have to remove them as soon as possible.
Clean the Windows Registry
After deleting the associated files, and folders of the Frameseek, you have to clean the registry section of the windows. In this regard just click on the start button, select Run, and write RegEdit in the box before pressing the OK button. This will start the registry editor where you need to find the following suspicious registry entries associated to the Frameseek.
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “13376694984709702142491016734454?
After finding these entries through registry editor, you have to delete them quickly, and close the registry editor. You have to restart the computer to see the changes you have made are effective enough or the threat is still available in your computer. Once you are completely satisfied, you have to install a new antivirus program, or update your current antivirus program to avoid the attacks of such malicious applications in future. Besides that, you also have to avoid unsafe browsing, and be careful in accepting online offers.