Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Antivirhand.com browser hijacker removal

Antivirhand.com is web site created to spread a program called Security Suite. The program is a rogue antispyware tool because it lists a lot of false infections and displays numerous fake security alerts and nag screens with one purpose to trick you into buying the software.

When your computer is infected with Security Suite, it will redirect you from sites that you want to visit on antivirhand fake warning page. The page states:

Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage.:
Internet Explorer Warning - visiting this web site may harm your computer!

Most likely causes:
* The website contains exploits that can launch a malicious code on your computer
* Suspicious network activity detected
* There might be an active spyware running on your computer

What you can try:
Purchase for secure Internet surfing (Recommended).
Check your computer for viruses and malware.
More information

Screen shoot of the malicios website below:

antivirhand.com - fake warning page

Of course, all that you will be informed on the site is a fraud. Do not trust this information, just ignore it, as well as that Security Suite will show you (fake warning and a list of found infections).

As mentioned above, and antivirhand.com site, and Security Suite designed with one purpose - using deception and threats to force you to open your wallet and pull out the money. Instead, use the removal guide here or the instructions below to remove antivirhand.com browser hijacker and any other infections you may have on your computer for free.

How to remove antivirhand.com browser hijacker/virus

Reboot your computer in Safe mode with networking.

Reset proxy settings of your browser (this malware hijacked them) by doing: run Internet Explorer, Click Tools and select Internet Options. Select Connections Tab and click to Lan Settings button. Uncheck “Use a proxy server” box. Click OK and click OK again.

Download Malwarebytes Anti-malware. Double click mbam-setup.exe to install the application. When installation is complete, make sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish. If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version.

Once the program has loaded you will see a screen like below.

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware

Select "Perform Quick Scan", then click Scan. When the scan is done, click OK, then Show Results to view the results. You will see a list of malware that  Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware found on your computer. Note: list of malware may be different than what is shown in the screen below.

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware - lists of malicious software

Make sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected. Once disinfection is finished, a log will open in Notepad and you may be prompted to Restart.

If the instructions does not help you, then ask for help in the Spyware removal forum.

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