Wednesday, June 26, 2013

How to Get Rid of Gifthulk Search?

What I Know about Gifthulk Search:

Gifthulk Search is a malicious program that has its harmful abilities just like a browser hijacker. It is invented by cyber hackers on the Internet aim to attack victim’s browser. Once it access into your browser successfully, a terrible disaster is going to happen in your computer like these. First, your homepage can be modified to Gifthulk.com for no reason, and the weird thing is that you cannot change it back no matter how many times you have tried. Second, this malicious program can also start a backdoor downloading with lots of Trojan horse, spyware, and other malicious program into your computer just like a tsunami of infection into your computer. What’s worse, since this program can add some spyware application into your computer, your computer will be completely monitored remotely by cyber hackers and the significant information on your computer can also be collected randomly for malicious or illegal usage.
Based on what I have stated above, dangerous and annoying as this program is, you should never even hesitate to spend a little time to get rid of it at your first time.  To be frank, manual removal is the best way to get rid of stubborn infection like this Gifthulk Search. Here, I’m going to show you how to do this manual removal step by step.

Damages of This Gifthulk Seach:

1 Your computer is acting slowly. This web browser slows down your system significantly. This includes starting up, shutting down, playing games, and surfing the web.
2 Searches are redirected or your homepage and desktop are settings are changed. This is an obvious symptom of this infection.
3 The cyber threat will shut down your other anti-virus and anti-spyware programs. It will also infect and corrupt your registry, leaving your computer totally unsafe.
4 You are getting pestered with lots of pop ups. The hijacker virus infects your registry and uses it to launch annoying pop up ads out of nowhere.

Spyhunter is a popular and useful antivirus program designed for cleaning up computer threats and infections. Meanwhile, it is also a trust-worthy guard for your computer. Check out how to remove infections with Spyhunter:
1. Download Spyhunter into your computer by clicking this icon; 
2. After you finished installation, you need to run a full scan with it;
3. Select all threats on the list and choose to remove.

Manual Removal Guide Step by Step:

To manually get rid of Gifthulk Search virus, it’s to end processes, unregister DLL files, search and uninstall all other files and registry entries. Follow the removal guide below to start.

1: Stop Gifthulk Search running processes in Windows Task Manager first.

( 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.)

2: Go to the Registry Editor and remove all Gifthulk Search registry entries listed here:
HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Regedit
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System “DisableRegedit”
HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Settings\{.exe}

(Steps: Hit Win+R keys and then type regedit in Run box to search)

3: All Gifthulk Search associated files listed below need to be removed:
%AppData%\[rnd]
%AllUsersProfile%\Programs\{random}\
%CommonStartMenu%\Programs\Users\””

4: Open Control Panel in Start menu and search for Folder Options. When you’re in Folder Options window, please click on its View tab, tick Show hidden files and folders and non-tick Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then press OK.

5: Clear your internet history records, internet temp files and cookies.
Note: If you haven’t sufficient expertise in dealing with program files, processes, .dll files and registry entries, it may lead to mistakes damaging your system permanently after you delete crucial computer files by mistake. Here, I suggest you to download Spyhunter antivirus program to deal with this issue.