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How to Remove Browser Hijacker – Fake Update Alert Remove

What Is

“You are currently browsing the web with Firefox and your Video Player might be outdated. Please update to the latest version for better performance. Please update to continue.” 

Have you got a warning message like this? Don’t believe it because it is a scan. This message provided by is a fake one, which lures users to download malware or other viruses into your computer. That is because can be classified as a browser hijacker virus that aims to download malware into target computer by showing fake warning alerts to users. Actually, it changes default browser settings, and installs malicious toolbar and add-ons to the infected browsers once installed, which explains why users cannot use their browsers as before. replaces homepages frequently. It sometimes redirects your search results. Besides, some users get various ad pop-ups. It implants its own files and registry entries into your system when it is installed. Users are not recommended to download or update anything from this site, or you will suffer many other computer problems. What is worse, it is able to collect sensitive information by reviewing search histories and cookies, or by monitoring your keystroke. Users are recommended to remove browser hijacker infection as soon as possible. Is Not Friendly to Your Computer

1. sneaks into your computer with share programs or games that users downloaded from the Internet;

2. changes default browser settings;

3. installs malicious toolbar and add-ons to the infected browsers;

4. slows down system running speed and degrades your computer performance;

5. is able to inject other infections or malware into your computer, and to collect sensitive information.

How to Remove Browser Hijacker – Fake Update Alert Remove 

Method one: Manually remove browser hijacker.

Step 1- 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 2- Disable any suspicious startup items that are made by infections from 

For Windows Xp: Click Start menu -> click Run -> type: msconfig in the Run box -> click Ok to open the System Configuration Utility -> Disable all possible startup items generated from

For Windows Vista or Windows7: click start menu->type msconfig in the search bar -> open System Configuration Utility -> Disable all possible startup items generated from

Step 3- Remove add-ons:

Internet Explorer
1) Go to 'Tools' → 'Manage Add-ons';
2) Choose 'Search Providers' → choose 'Bing' search engine or 'Google' search engine and make it default;
3) Select 'Search Results' and click 'Remove' to remove it;
4)  Go to 'Tools' → 'Internet Options', select 'General tab' and click 'Use default' button or enter your own website, e.g. Click OK to save the changes.

Google Chrome
1) Click on 'Customize and control' Google Chrome icon, select 'Settings';
2) Choose 'Basic Options'.
3) Change Google Chrome's homepage to or any other and click the 'Manage search engines...' button;
4) Select 'Google' from the list and make it your default search engine;
5) Select 'Search Results' from the list remove it by clicking the "X" mark.

Mozilla Firefox
1) Click on the magnifier's icon and select 'Manage Search Engines....';
2) Choose 'Search Results' from the list and click 'Remove' and OK to save changes;
3) Go to 'Tools' → 'Options'. Reset the startup homepage or change it to under the 'General tab'.

Step 4- 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 5- 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 6- Remove these associated Files on your hard drive such as:


Step 7- Open the Registry Editor and delete the following entries:
(Steps: Hit Win+R keys and then type regedit in Run box and click on OK)

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “3948550101″
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\ekrn.exe “Debugger” = ‘svchost.exe’

Method two: Automatically remove browser hijacker with SpyHunter.

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 browser hijacker and remove them completely.

Attention: The two methods provided to you are useful to remove browser hijacker, but manual removal has a higher requirement than automatical removal with SpyHunter. That is because manual removal need the operators have the ability to select registry entries, deal with other unexpected problems showing up during the operation as well. If you are not specialized in computer, I strongly recommend you to  download and install SpyHunter antivirus program to remove 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.