Friday, October 22, 2010

Remove browser hijacker is a misleading web site, which is associated with a program called Antivirus Action. This program is a rogue antispyware tool, because uses fake scan results and fake security warnings as a way to force you to purchase its full version.

When your computer is infected with Antivirus Action, then every time you try to open any website, instead you will be shown antispyway fake warning page.

Screen shoot of the misleading website below: - browser hijacker will offer to buy the full version of Antivirus Action. Most important do not purchase anything here. This misleading site is only one component of deceptive tactics that uses this fake security program to trick you.

If you find that your computer is infected with this malware and your browser is redirected to, then use the step by step removal guide here or the instructions below to remove it from your system for free.

How to remove 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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