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Thursday, October 15, 2015

Hijackware - how to remove it

Hijackware - it's a term used for the nastiest and cruelist type of malware program. It alters your computer's browser settings so that you are redirected to Web sites that you had no intention of visiting. Sometimes it will appear that you have a virus, however your system is actually clean. This threat shows up in the form of ‘Fake’ antivirus software and you won't be able to remove it until you click the link and download the product.

Hijackware advertisement

“Fake Antivirus” software is somewhat difficult to remove, but it can be done. Here are the steps I recommend.

1. First boot into Safe Mode Using Network Connection (CTL-F8). this will prevent background processes from starting keep the adware/hijack ware from starting as well.
2. Get on line and download and install 

MALWAREBYTES from WWW.Malwarebytes.org OR

This is a very good anti-spyware/malware program which will remove the hijackware from your hard drive directory as well as remove the entries from the registry.
3. Install the Malwarebytes program and run a FULL system scan. (the average time takes 20-40 min depending on your system)
4. After the scan has finished, click "Show Results", then click "Remove Selected"
5. After you have removed the hijackware, you'll have to restart you computer. Afterwards I would recommend downloading and installing AVG, Avira or another Antivirus software as well.

 
 
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