Safebrowsing.biz stands for a new nasty hijacker infecting many browsers today. The attack of this hijacker is quite simple. It modifies Desktop and Quick Launch items related to attacked browsers by adding certain attributes to the path to their main executables. Hence, when users start their browsers they will be immediately redirected to safebrowsing.biz page.
Attack of safebrowsing.biz is primarily directed at Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Opera and Mozilla Firefox. To look for information through safebrowsing.biz hijacker will not provide you with any reliable or relevant search results. Instead, you may be redirected to all kinds of other dangerous places in the web, through which your system may become contaminated with plenty of other junk programs.
Installation of safebrowsing.biz hijacker may take place when users download and install some free applications. By default, users may be suggested to make some other additional applications the part of their PCs, including this particular hijacker. This means that we all need to be extremely careful when we deal with cost-free programs today. It is important to carefully read the EULAs (End User License Agreements) related to all cost-free programs of your choice. Do not permit any hidden installations to take place without your permission or approval.
In order to get rid of safebrowsing.biz hijacker you are strongly advised to perform a complex scanning of your system with a decent anti-malware application called GridinSoft Anti-Malware. You will need to remove the infections it finds and to reset your browsers with its help as suggested in the rest of the tutorial below.
Anti-malware software necessary to delete safebrowsing.biz automatically.
Detailed automatic removal milestones:
- Download GridinSoft Anti-Malware using the download button (above).
- Install the software and scan your system with it.
- At the end of scan click “Apply” to remove all infections related to this hijacker:
- Important! It is also very important that you reset your browsers using GridinSoft Anti-Malware after you delete safebrowsing.biz. Shut down all your available browsers right now.
- In GridinSoft Anti-Malware click on “Tools” tab and select “Reset browser settings“:
- Select which particular browsers you would like to be reset and choose the reset options:
- Finally, Click on “Reset” button.
- You will receive the confirmation windows about browser settings reset successfully.
- Reboot your system now.
Note! GridinSoft Anti-Malware is a free scanner to identify malware traces in your computer. This means that its 15-day free trial version is only able to detect infections and remove 2 sole malicious items from your infected PC. If the computer is deeply contaminated with viruses, you need to purchase its full version to delete them.
Video explaining how to reset your browser using GridinSoft Anti-Malware:
Instructions to prevent your system from being contaminated with safebrowsing.biz again:
GridinSoft Anti-Malware renders an excellent tool to prevent malicious applications from being started in your computer ahead of time. By default, this feature is disabled after you install GridinSoft Anti-Malware. To enable the Real-Time Protection mode click on the “Protect” button and hit “Start” as demonstrated below:
As soon as this feature is enabled, your PC will be protected against all possible malware targeting your computer and attempting to launch and install itself. You may click on the “Confirm” button to continue blocking this infected file from being started, or you may ignore this warning and launch this file.