Windows 10: Get rid of hijacker - CCleaner, Spybot S&D, Malwarebytes no help
Get rid of hijacker - CCleaner, Spybot S&D, Malwarebytes no help
Somehow I got one of those browser hijacker's on my windows 10 pro machine and this has happened once or twice before. In the past the steps were pretty much to go to the 'extensions' part of chrome and find it and disable/remove it and run ccleaner, Spybot S&D, and malbytes anti-malware and at least 1 of the 3 of those would fix it. However, I did those steps and it is still there. Present in Chrome and Edge.. limiting functionality and turning links into redirects.. Any help?
I also uninstalled the suspected program.
Please follow the steps here:
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Outside the Box
To get rid of browser hijacker.
Next time it appears open Task Manager, under Processes Tab highlight page and click on End Task, then shut down computer.
"Turn OFF router" to disconnect computer from internet.
If it is a page capturer, next time you fire up your router you will have got rid of it.
In addition to simrick's advice ....
Please download and run the following tool
Download Temp File Cleaner (TFC) by Oldtimer
- Save your work and close all open windows.
- Restart your machine in case there are any system operations pending
- Navigate to your Downloads folder
Right click on TFC
Select Run as administrator
- Press the start button in the TFC window
TFC begins cleaning up temporary files and folders.
!!!!! Do not work on other things while TFC is running !!!!!
Most applications use some sort of temporary files
- Restart your machine immediately after TFC completes
TFC is not a malware scanner, it simply cleans up known temp locations where malware might lurk. Think of it as a lightweight single purpose Disk Cleanup.
Once the temp locations are clean - the other tools simrick advised do the heavy lifting.
Not sure where this program came from --anybody got an idea what it is - easy enough to get rid of but am curious to know what it is.
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