The Browser Hijacker is a malicious application that is classified as a browser hijacker with complete features of the redirect virus. After hijacking the default browser on the infected system, this nasty infection redirects the user towards hacked websites, and sponsored links. Once installed, the Browser Hijacker modifies the home page, and desktop. It is capable of harassing all the browsers including the Safari, Firefox, Chrome, and Internet Explorer. All the searches are manipulated and full of the sponsored links. After tracking your browsing preferences, this nasty infection sends you the targeted pop-up ads according to your browsing habits. It also deactivates important system utilities such as registry editor and windows task manager. You cannot detect this nasty browser hijacker through any antivirus program.

Removal of Browser Hijacker

After discovering this dangerous browser hijacker in your system, your objective is to clean the system completely after removing this browser hijacker. You can get rid of this infection either manually or by using any reliable automatic removal tool. The automatic method is fast, and convenient especially for the novice computer users. The manual method is a bit hard for someone who do not have experience of removing such stubborn infections before. The instructions for the manual removal are as under:-


Change the Mode of Operation from Normal to Safe Mode

The manual removal instructions can be carried out only if your system is running in the safe mode. Hit the F8 key repeatedly after restarting the system to access the boot options menu. Once the boot options are visible on the screen, select the safe mode option and press the Enter key to boot the system in the safe mode.
End the Malicious Processes

You have to start the windows task manager by pressing the Ctrl+Alt+Delete keys together and after accessing the task manager, select the processes tab to see the list of processes running in the background. Remove the following associated processes of the before closing the task manager window:-


Remove the Associated Data

Once the associated processes are removed successfully, you have to remove the following associated files of the by using the Delete key:-

  • %Desktopdir%\ Browser Hijacker.lnk
  • %Programs%\ Browser Hijacker\ Browser Hijacker.lnk

Reverse the Modification in the Windows Registry

The manual removal of this nasty browser hijacker is completed when you remove the modifications created in the windows registry. Open the registry editor by executing the Regedit command through Run option of the start menu. Once the registry editor is accessed, remove the following associated entries of the Browser Hijacker before closing the registry editor:-

  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\ Browser Hijacker\DisplayIcon %AppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe,0
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\ Browser Hijacker
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\ Browser Hijacker\UninstallString “%AppData%[RANDOM CHARACTERS][RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe” -u
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce\[RANDOM CHARACTERS] %AppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\ Browser Hijacker\ShortcutPath “%AppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe” -u
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\ Browser Hijacker\DisplayName Browser Hijacker

After completing the above mentioned steps, you have to access the system in the normal mode by restarting it.

How to Remove Browser Hijacker?

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