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5/18/14

Hijacked by Pcspeedboost.com – Browser Hijacker Removal Guide

I Got Pcspeedboost.com Pop-up


Pcspeedboost.com web site pops up when users browse the Internet. It usually replaces your homepages, or redirects search results, asking users to download Pcspeedboost to remove potential threats in their computer, or to optimize their computer system. It also displays various commercial ads or coupon codes. Users are not recommended to download or click anything from this web site because Pcspeedboost.com can be classified as a browser hijacker infection, and is able to inject other infections or viruses into your computer in this way.

Pcspeedboost.com pops up automatically when users are surfing the Internet. Actually, it changes your default browser settings, and installs malicious toolbar and add-ons to your browsers to mess up your browser functions. Malicious toolbar and add-ons will be injected to your system as soon as it is installed. What is worse, it is able to collect sensitive information saved on browsers. In this way, your personal information such as email passwords or bank accounts might be revealed by cyber criminals. Users have to remove Pcspeedboost.com browser hijacker as soon as you can to protect your computer and your personal information.

Pcspeedboost.com is usually installed when users download or update share programs from the Internet, or when users click spam email attachments or hacked web sites. Let’s see what we can to do to get rid of Pcspeedboost.com browser hijacker.


Problems Caused by Pcspeedboost.com Browser Hijacker


1. It is bundled with share programs on the Internet, and is installed sneakily without your permission;

2. It injects its own files to your system;

3. It installs malicious toolbar and add-ons to your browsers;

4. It is able to inject other infections to your computer;

5. It is able to review your sensitive information.


Hijacked by Pcspeedboost.com – Browser Hijacker Manual Removal Guide


Step 1- Open Windows Task Manager and close all running processes.
( Methods to open Task Manager: Press CTRL+ALT+DEL or CTRL+SHIFT+ESC or Press the Start button->click on the Run option->Type in taskmgr and press OK.)

Step 2- Show all hidden files
Open Control Panel from Start menu and search for Folder Options. When you’re in Folder Options window, please click on its View tab, check Show hidden files and folders and uncheck Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then press OK.

Step 3- Remove these associated Files on your hard drive such as:

%Desktopdir%\pcspeedboost.com.lnk
%Programs%\pcspeedboost.com\pcspeedboost.com.lnk

Step 4- Reset Internet Explorer by the following guide (take IE as an example):
Open Internet Explorer. Click on the Tools menu and then select Internet Options. In the Internet Options window click on the Advanced tab. Then click on the Reset, check Delete personal settings. Then click Reset.

Step 5- Restart your computer normally to check whether there is still redirection while browsing.

Hijacked by Pcspeedboost.com – Browser Hijacker Automatic Removal Guide


Step one: Download SpyHunter antivirus program on your computer by clicking the icon.

Step two: Install SpyHunter on your computer step by step.

Step three: To find out every threats in your computer, you need to do a full canning with spyhunter. (It takes a while which depends on size of files in your computer)
Step four:After that select every threats caused by Pcspeedboost.com browser hijacker and remove them completely.

Attention: The two methods provided to you are useful to remove Pcspeedboost.com browser hijacker, but manual removal has a higher requirement than automatical removal with SpyHunter. If you are not specialized in computer, I strongly recommend you to  download and install SpyHunter antivirus program to remove Pcspeedboost.com browser hijacker. SpyHunter, convenient and powerful antivirus program, not only can help you with the current problem, but also can take precautions against other virus in the future.