If you constantly see a page called Urdanoxim.com when you open your browser, it means that you have a nasty browser hijacker infection on your computer. This parasite takes control over every existing browser on your PC and alters their settings. You’ll notice that your homepage and search provider have been replaced with a custom page. In this case, the website is called Urdanoxim.com. Its purpose is to open numerous shady third-party pages in new tabs and windows.
The parasite is also programmed to generate multiple intrusive ads in many forms like pop-ups and banners, that seek to catch the attention of the user. This is possible thanks to its ability to monitor the user’s online activity and use this data to provide targeted adverts that the victim is more likely to click on. Such sponsored content is very beneficial to the creators of this hijacker, as well as the pages it will promote. But what users don’t realize is, that hijackers are not programmed to verify the displayed advertisements. Which means, that you may get rerouted to potentially dangerous sources that seek to infect your computer or steal valuable information.
The only way for a hijacker to infiltrate your computer is if you grant it access yourself. It is not an advanced parasite that can hack your device. So, as long as you do not give it permission to invade, your PC will be safe. Browser hijackers use different forms or distribution. The most common means for it to spread include spam email messages, email attachments and executable files, infected links, software bundles, torrent files, and fake update requests.
You need to understand that hackers rely on your naivety and carelessness, in order to trick you into installing dangerous software on your computer. In order to avoid such thing, you need to pay close attention to what you click on while online. Also, make sure to opt for a Custom installation, instead of a Quick one, whenever you’re dealing with software that you’ve downloaded from the internet. This will make any hidden software visible, so you can deselect it. Malware is known to hide as bonus programs and applications that will not be properly disclosed upon downloading.
Browser hijackers not only take full control over your web browsers but also seriously damage them. Having such an infection on your computer is a total breach in your security. Your privacy will be non-existent since the hijacker will be able to monitor every move you make online and collect data like browsing history, surfing habits and search queries. What’s more, sensitive information such as, but not limited to passwords, IP addresses, Login ID, bank account credentials, credit card numbers, etc. can easily fall into the hands of crooks that seek to share it with other people for profit. The only way for you to regain control over your browser and return to a secure and ad-free online experience is to remove this nasty browser hijacker from your PC.
Before starting the real removal process, you must reboot in Safe Mode. If you are familiar with this task, skip the instructions below and proceed to Step 2. If you do not know how to do it, here is how to reboot in Safe mode:
For Windows 98, XP, Millenium and 7:
Reboot your computer. When the first screen of information appears, start repeatedly pressing F8 key. Then choose Safe Mode With Networking from the options.
For Windows 8/8.1
Click the Start button, next click Control Panel —> System and Security —> Administrative Tools —> System Configuration.
Check the Safe Boot option and click OK. Click Restart when asked.
For Windows 10
Open the Start menu and click or tap on the Power button.
While keeping the Shift key pressed, click or tap on Restart.
Here are the steps you must follow to permanently remove from the browser:
Remove From Mozilla Firefox:
Open Firefox, click on top-right corner , click Add-ons, hit Extensions next.
Look for suspicious or unknown extensions, remove them all.
Remove From Chrome:
Open Chrome, click chrome menu icon at the top-right corner —>More Tools —> Extensions. There, identify the malware and select chrome-trash-icon(Remove).
Remove From Internet Explorer:
Open IE, then click IE gear icon on the top-right corner —> Manage Add-ons.
Find the malicious add-on. Remove it by pressing Disable.
Right click on the browser’s shortcut, then click Properties. Remove everything after the .exe” in the Target box.
Open Control Panel by holding the Win Key and R together. Write appwiz.cpl in the field, then click OK.
Here, find any program you had no intention to install and uninstall it.
Run the Task Manager by right clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Start Task Manager.
Look carefully at the file names and descriptions of the running processes. If you find any suspicious one, search on Google for its name, or contact me directly to identify it. If you find a malware process, right-click on it and choose End task.
Open MS Config by holding the Win Key and R together. Type msconfig and hit Enter.
Go to the Startup tab and Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.
Still cannot remove Urdanoxim.com from your browser? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.