Browser hijackers are a special kind of malware and there’s a special place in you know where for the people who make them. Usually, these programs piggyback in on some other software you install and cause all kinds of problems.
Prerequisites: Must be comfortable with command line, running as admin, booting in safe mode, and general knowledge of maintaining computer systems.
Difficulty Level: Member • Nerd • Platypus
Estimated Time: 30 minutes
Expected Outcome: Your browser is back working properly and doing as expected.
Tools Required: Malwarebytes, Internet Access
Steps to Perform
- Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware to your desktop.
- Double-click mbam-setup-version.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
- At the end, be sure a check-mark is placed next to the following:
- Enable free trial of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Premium
- Launch Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
- Then click Finish.
- If an update is found, you will be prompted to download and install the latest version.
- Once the program has loaded, select Scan Now. Or select the Threat Scan from the Scan menu.
- When the scan is complete, make sure that all Threats are selected, and click Remove Selected.
- Restart your computer when prompted to do so.
- If you are using Chrome, you may have to remove the Extension manually under Tools > Settings > Extensions. Remove the check mark and click on the bin behind the Name of the rogue entry.