Now let's check the Windows
the registry editor by going to 'start/run' and typing 'regedit.'
From here, open the 'edit'
menu and click 'find.' Now type in the URL of the web page you are redirected to
by the browser hijacker. If you find an entry, delete it and press F3 to
continue searching through the registry. Delete all matching registry entries,
but first make a note of their contents, looking for any keywords. You can do
successive registry searches on these words if your problem is not fixed.
Now empty the recycling bin
again for luck and restart the computer. Check to see if your problem has gone.
If it has not, there are likely settings in the registry which you missed. Try
all three manual searches again. Using the above methods should
quickly make your browser hijacking a thing of the past.
your computer is clean again,
please be careful. Increasingly, the dark corners of the Internet are a
dangerous place to surf. Be sensible, follow our tips and keep your guard up. Note
that browser-hijacking programs are constantly emerging and changing, just like
computer viruses, so it pays to keep your scanning programs updated. Scanning your
computer weekly for spyware and viruses is always a great idea too.
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browser hijackers and other spyware a personal crusade. If they worked for you,
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