Thursday, March 6, 2014

How to Clean Updatersoft.dom Redirect Virus from Browsers

Know about Updatersoft.dom
Updatersoft.dom is a browser hijacker which can come into your computer along with free programs such as music players, video recorders, download managers and so on which you can download from internet. Once installed, it has the ability to changes your browser settings so when you open your browsers, Updatersoft.dom will jump out automatically. If you try to open a new tab, you still will be redirected to it or other websites which are related to Updatersoft.dom.

This program was designed to promote certain applications and it can help the cyber criminals to get money by increasing the traffic. So every time it pops out and asks you to download some applications to optimize your computer better. If you are careless about this and you do download something from Updatersoft.dom, later you have to deal with bigger problems. With this hijacker program and other applications which are supported by it, they consume most of the CPU memory so that your computer running speed slows down greatly.

Moreover, if you search something, you also will notice that your search results include lots of strange sponsored links. Updatersoft.dom also allows overwhelming ads pop out on your computer to interrupt your internet activities terribly. The worst thing is Updatersoft.dom will collect the sensitive data in your computer and expose it to hackers. Therefore, you really should remove it from your computer completely for protecting your computer and your privacy.
Updatersoft.dom Screenshot
Bad Sides of Updatersoft.dom
1. It can appear on all of your browsers and change the settings.
2. It hijacks your homepage and you can't reset.
3. It always redirects you to websites which are related to itself.
4. It displays lots of unwanted pop-up ads on screen.
5. It introduces many useless malicious programs in your computer.
6. It can bypass the antivirus and hide deep in system.
Updatersoft.dom Removal Guide
Before the removal, please first back up your system! You should be extremely careful when deleting any file, because any mistake may lead to system crashes and other severe consequence.
METHOD 1. Manual Removal
Step One:
Reboot the computer and before Windows interface loads, hit F8 key repeatedly. Choose “Safe Mode with Networking” option, and then press Enter key. System will load files and then get to the desktop in needed option.
Step Two:
Open Windows Task Manager and end virus processes. There are three ways to launch the Task Manager
① Press keys Ctrl+Alt+Del.
② Press keys Ctrl+Shift+Esc.
③ Press the Start button→click on the Run option→Type in taskmgr→press OK.
Step Three:
Click “Start” button and open the “Control Panel”, then double-click “Folder Options”. When the Folder Options window shows up, please click on the “View” tab, tick “Show hidden files and folders” and unmark “Hide protected operating system files(Recommended)” and then press OK. 
Step Four:
Open Start menu and click on the “Search programs and files” box. Then delete Updatersoft.dom files: 
C:\Program Files\
Step Five:
Open Registry Editor by pressing Windows+R keys, type in regedit and click “OK” to launch the Windows Registry. Then delete all Updatersoft.dom registry entries and keys.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main "Defaul_Search_URL" = "http://www.<random>.com/web/?type=ds&ts=&from=tugs&uid=&q={search terms}"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main "Search Page" = "http://www.<random>.com/web/?type=ds&ts=&from=tugs&uid=&q={search terms}" 
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main "Start Page" = "http://www.<random>.com/?type=hp&ts=&from=tugs&uid=" 
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search "CustomizeSearch" = "http://www.<random>.com/web/?type=ds&ts=&from=tugs&uid=&q={search terms}"   

METHOD 2. Automatic Removal 
To completely delete Updatersoft.dom, you need to know that the manual removal above may not be able to remove virus  completely, because the creators of virus are always updating the virus version.Besides,any tiny mistake during the manual removal process may lead to severe consequences. Therefore,to ensure a complete and safe virus removal, it’s recommended that you get rid of virus with Automatic Updatersoft.dom Removal Tool.                                                                                   


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