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Threat's profile Threat indicator: HIGH

Name of the threat:Hijacker

Command or file name:(*.*)

Threat type:Hijacker

Affected OS:Win32/Win64 (Windows XP, Vista/7, 8/8.1, Windows 10)

Affected browsers:Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari

Some Hijacker options are able to pilfer user passwords, bank account details and other buyer individual data. However, it also changes default home and search pages and Modifies essential Internet Explorer settings. Most Hijackers turn buyer's usual WWW surfing into a real night-hag. Some respected programs and browser plug-ins may be also injured by Hijacker action. Betweentimes even a spyware remover can fail to get rid of a specific Hijacker. As it was said above most Hijackers are quite resembling to malware and advertisement bugs and therefore cannot be deleted with the help of popular antivirus programs.


Hijacker intrusion method

Usually Hijacker comes bundled with freeware downloads. During installation you can be offered to change default homepage and search engine to Hijacker. Hijacker copies its file(s) to your hard disk. Its typical file name is (*.*). Then it creates new startup key with name Hijacker and value (*.*). You can also find it in your processes list with name (*.*) or Hijacker. Also, it can create folder with name Hijacker under C:\Program Files\ or C:\ProgramData. If you have further questions about Hijacker, please ask below. You can use programs to remove Hijacker from your browsers below.


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    • Removes all files created by Hijacker.
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    • Fixes browser redirection and hijack if needed.
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How to remove Hijacker manually

This problem can be solved manually by deleting all registry keys and files connected with Hijacker, removing it from startup list and unregistering all corresponding DLLs. Additionally missing DLL's should be restored from distribution in case they are corrupted by Hijacker.

To get rid of Hijacker, you should:

1. Kill the following processes and delete the appropriate files:

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Warning: you should delete only those files which checksums are listed as malicious. There may be valid files with the same names in your system. We recommend you to use WiperSoft Antispyware Malware Remediation Tool for safe problem solution.

**Trial version of Wipersoft provides detection of computer viruses for FREE. To remove malware, you have to purchase the full version of Wipersoft.

2. Delete the following malicious folders:

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3. Delete the following malicious registry entries and\or values:

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Warning: if value is listed for some registry entries, you should only clear these values and leave keys with such values untouched. We recommend you to use WiperSoft Antispyware Malware Remediation Tool for safe problem solution.


Uninstall Hijacker related programs from Control Panel

We recommend you to check list of installed programs and search for Hijacker entry or other unknown and suspicious programs. Below are instructions for different version if Windows. In some cases adware programs are protected by malicious service or process and it will not allow you to uninstall it. If Hijacker won't uninstall or gives you error message that you do not have sufficient rights to do this perform below instructions in Safe Mode or Safe Mode with Networking or use WiperSoft Antispyware Malware Remediation Tool.


Windows 10

  • Click on the Start menu and choose Settings
  • Then click on System and choose Apps & Features in the left column
  • Find Hijacker under in the list and click Uninstall button near it.
  • Confirm by clicking Uninstall button in opened window if necessary.

Windows 8/8.1

  • Right click on the bottom left corner of the screen (while on your desktop)
  • In the menu choose Control Panel
  • Click Uninstall a program under Programs and Features.
  • Locate programs that can be connected with Hijacker or other related suspicious program.
  • Click Uninstall button.
  • Wait until uninstall process is complete.

Windows 7/Vista

  • Click Start and choose Control Panel.
  • Choose Programs and Features and Uninstall a program.
  • In the list of installed programs find entries related to Hijacker
  • Click Uninstall button.

Windows XP

  • Click Start
  • In the menu choose Control Panel
  • Choose Add / Remove Programs.
  • Find Hijacker related entries.
  • Click Remove button.

Remove Hijacker related extensions from your browsers

Hijacker in some cases can be accompanied with browsers extension. We recommend you to use free option Toolbar Remover under Tools in Stronghold AntiMalware to remove unwanted browser extensions related to Hijacker. We recommend you to perform scan your PC with Removal Tool or Stronghold AntiMalware. To remove extenions from your browsers manually do the following:

Internet Explorer

  • While in Internet Explorer click cogwheel icon in the top right corner
  • In the menu choose the Manage Add-ons
  • Select Toolbar and Extension tab.
  • Choose add-on possibly related to Hijacker or other related adware BHO.
  • Click Disable button.

Warning: This option will only disable unwanted plugin. For effective Hijacker removal use WiperSoft Antispyware Malware Remediation Tool.

Google Chrome

  • Start Google Chrome.
  • In the address bar type chrome://extensions/
  • In the list of add-ons find related to Hijacker and click recycle bin icon.
  • Confirm Hijacker removal.

Mozilla Firefox

  • Open Firefox
  • In the address bar type about:addons
  • Click Extensions tab.
  • In the list of extension locate ones related to Hijacker.
  • Click Remove button near it.

Reset browsers search and homepage settings

Hijacker can affect your browsers which results in browser redirection or search hijack. We recommend you to use free option Reset Browsers under Tools in Stronghold AntiMalware to reset all the browsers at once. Mention that you need to remove all files and kill all processes belonging to Hijacker before doing this. To reset your browsers manually and restore your homepage perform the following steps:

Internet Explorer

  • If you use Windows XP, click Start, and then click Run. Type the following in the Open box without quotes, and press Enter: "inetcpl.cpl"
  • If you use Windows 7 or Windows Vista, click Start. Type the following in the Search box without quotes, and press Enter: "inetcpl.cpl"
  • Click the Advanced tab
  • In Reset Internet Explorer settings, click Reset. Click Reset in opened window again.
  • Select Delete personal settings checkbox to remove browsing history, search providers, homepage
  • After Internet Explorer finishes resetting, click Close in the Reset Internet Explorer Settings dialog box

Warning: In case this option will not work use free option Reset Browsers under Tools in Stronghold AntiMalware.

Google Chrome

  • Go to the installation folder of Google Chrome: C:\Users\"your username"\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\User Data.
  • In the User Data folder, look for a file named as Default and rename it to DefaultBackup.
  • Launch Google Chrome and a new clean Default file will be created.

Warning: This option might not work if in Google Chrome you use online synchronization between PCs. In this case use free option Reset Browsers under Tools in Stronghold AntiMalware.

Mozilla Firefox

  • Open Firefox

  • Go to Help > Troubleshooting Information in menu.
  • Click the Reset Firefox button.
  • After Firefox is done, it will show a window and create folder on the desktop. Click Finish.

Warning: This option will also clean all your account passwords for all websites. If you don't want it use free option Reset Browsers under Tools in Stronghold AntiMalware.


Here are the descriptions of problems connected with Hijacker and (*.*) we received earlier:

Problem Summary: been hijacked since 2008 and it keeps telling me we share tv

i want out

Problem was successfully solved. Ticket was closed.

Problem Summary: been hijacked since 2008 and it keeps telling me we share tv

i want out

Problem was successfully solved. Ticket was closed.

Problem Summary: goes to a different website then the one I click

I click a website to go to and it goes there then it clicks by itself and goes to a different website

Problem was successfully solved. Ticket was closed.

Problem Summary: Web search not working

My yahoo and google web search is not working??? nothing appears when i type on the web search tab and press search. but i can go directly when i type a site on the address bar.

Help!!!

Problem was successfully solved. Ticket was closed.

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