Search.hdvideobar.com has been confirmed to be a malicious browser hijacker which could secretly infect the targeted computer without awareness, and once it succeeded, it would brazenly replaced the original browser homepage with search.hdvideobar.com so as to simulate the default search service for the innocent users. Most of the Internet users could not notice the difference in the browser because the Search.hdvideobar.com had a confusing interface which is similar to the Google Chrome. For this reason, Search.hdvideobar.com had successfully gained trusts from the users so it could carry on its evil plan. Once the original search service had become Search.hdvideobar.com, users could suddenly became the victims for this vicious redirect virus. As the users could not debunk the conspiracy of the Search.hdvideobar.com hijacker, blindly using it for searching, since then, they would never be able to browse their favorite websites any more, because the malicious Search.hdvideobar.com would stealthily block the regular search results from the users and only provide those specified ones so as to achieve its evil purposes.
Most of the search results showed by Search.hdvideobar.com hijacker were concerning online shopping advertising. The Search.hdvideobar.com could be considered as a platform providing all kinds of pop-up ads to users, in order to draw their attention and lure them to click on those trap links. Those online shopping sites recommended by Search.hdvideobar.com were actually suspect fraud sites released by immoral cybercrimibal. As long as the innocent users got hooked on those special offers such as promotion sales, discounts, coupons, rewards, etc. Cybercriminals just took advantage of this occasion to defraud their money and make exorbitant profits. Because most of the users were lacking of precaution consciousness when seeing those tempting advertising, falling for the trap set up by Search.hdvideobar.com hijacker and those evil criminals, ending in unexpected losses and damages. Being cheated by those deceptive advertising was not the worst part, if the users decided to make transactions on those fraud sites, cybercriminals would take the chance to steal users’ confidential information of their online banking, causing the innocent users further losses.
Search.hdvideobar.com could cause bing plenty of safety hazards to the infected computer and the users. Since it hijacked the original browser homepage and reset the system settings without users’ consent, it would take the initiative to introduce more and more unwanted programs even malware into the computer without restraint. In that case, users could surprisingly find a mass of unknown extensions in the browser, since then, users would be put in misery by Search.hdvideobar.com virus. With all the unwanted add-ons running in the system background automatically, users could get nonstop pop-ups and links from unknown senders, and the webpage was constantly redirected to various strange websites without permission. Because Search.hdvideobar.com continued to add more and more unwanted invaders into the compromised computer, the resources were occupied immoderately and the system would easily crash down frequently. In that case, the computer performance would be decelerated radically and more and more system failure would occur one after another. In order to save the computer in a timely manner, users should remove Search.hdvideobar.com redirect virus then repair the corrupted system as soon as possible.
Please follow the instruction to complete the virus removal, if you encounter any trouble during the process, please feel free to click on the button and make a contact with the VilmaTech Online Experts.
1. Open the System Task Manager by pressing Ctrl+Alt+Del keys at the same time, click on Processes tab then find out all the running processes of Search.hdvideobar.com there, disable them one by one.
2. Launch the browser then reset the browser.
Click on Tools from the menu bar then select Internet Options from the drop-down list. In the pop-up Internet Options, click on the Advanced tab then click on Reset button.
Click on Firefox button then move the cursor to Help, click on Troubleshooting Information in the expanded menu, then find and click on Reset Firefox button.
Open the Chrome menu by clicking on the wrench icon and click on Settings. In the displayed page, click on the Show Advanced Settings link then click on Reset Browser Settings button.
3. Restart the browser once finished the resetting.
1. Reset the folder properties in the Folder Options.
Press the Windows key to open the Start menu, click on Control Panel to open it. In the pop-up Control Panel, click on Appearance and Personalization then click on Folder Options link. In the displayed window, locate View tab then choose Show hidden files and folders, and remove the check mark from the Hide protected operating system files(Recommended). Click on OK button to save the changes.
2. Find out the remaining files and folders of Search.hdvideobar.com virus from the computer then remove them completely.
1. Open the Run box from the Start menu, then type “regedit” in the displayed search bar. Click on OK button to start a searching for Registry Editor.
2. When the Registry Editor pop out, unfold its left side branches to search for all the registry entries of Search.hdvideobar.com virus then delete them carefully. To be on safe side, users should back up the registry file before deleting, just in case to remove any important file and cause more trouble.
3. Restart the computer as long as the Search.hdvideobar.com virus removal was finished.
Search.hdvideobar.com might have several variants on the Internet, so all the Internet users should learn to detect the infection timely. Once finding the default browser homepage has been replaced without consents, users should be vigilant and consider the computer was infected with some malware or virus, then run the installed antivirus to search for suspicious programs in the computer and remove them immediately. Furthermore, in order to avoid being scammed by those cyber crooks, users should learn to resist temptation and only shop on the official websites with credits. Once receiving compelling ads, users should make sure determine its authenticity before clicking on them, just in case to fall for the cyber traps and result in irreparable losses. Users could click on the button to have a chat with the VilmaTech Online Experts, learning more effective methods to prevent virus infections in the future.
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