How Can I Remove Glitterfun Web Search Virus?

Posted by Britt Duncan - August 13, 2013

I got this Glitterfun Web Search infection when I downloaded something from Internet. This browser hijacker has infected my Internet Explorer and Firefox. Each time if I want to go online, I will be redirected to Glitterfun Web Search. How can I get rid of it completely?

Glitterfun Web Search Virus Description:

Glitterfun Web Search is not a trustworthy website but a kind of browser hijacker virus that should be responsible for the malfunctions of your computer. It comes into with spam e-mail attachments, pirated movie torrents, corrupt websites and free software. If you are not cautious enough, the virus will get the chance to launch an attack.
In order to protect itself and lay the foundation for the following activities, Glitterfun Web Search secretly alters browsers settings and adds its codes to the Windows registry. As a result, your web browser is hijacked, and Glitterfun Web Search virus can activate and update itself automatically. The browser homepage is replaced by Glitterfun Web Search, and every time you boot up the system or click a new link, Glitterfun Web Search will show up without your consent. You need to take this virus seriously, because it will bring lots of troubles to you. It modifies search queries and forces you to visit unwanted websites. That is to say, it will be very difficult for you to get the expected information. Besides, Glitterfun Web Search generates a series of pop-up advertisements which take up a big part of system resources and seriously slow down computer running. Moreover, there are many strange icons appearing on the desktop. You have no idea about what they are and how they come into being. No matter how hard you try, you can’t easily delete them. In fact, these icons stands for the malware which are installed by Glitterfun Web Search virus on the sly. So, before eliminating Glitterfun Web Search virus and corresponding malware, you can’t wipe off those icons. Furthermore, the worst thing is that Glitterfun Web Search is able to monitor browsing activities and steal confidential data. Due to its furtive behaviour, you are likely to encounter financial losses, privacy exposure, data missing and other severe consequences.
In conclusion, taking consideration of Glitterfun Web Search’s negative effects, you need to get rid of it as soon as possible.

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Severe Consequences Caused by Glitterfun Web Search Virus

1. Some registry entries, browser settings are modified out of permission.
2. Every time you try to open you web search engine, you are redirected to Glitterfun Web Search.
3. Other computer threats like Trojan horse may be found on the computer as well.
4. Your homepage is replaced, you web search results are rerouted.
5. Computer performance is seriously decelerated.
6. Personal information stored on the computer may be captured.

Manually Get Rid of Glitterfun Web Search Virus

According to our research, we found that Glitterfun Web Search redirect is caused by its toolbar that often gets installed together with other free toolbar or programs. And its toolbar has made many changes to your computer system and web browsers. So, you should keep very patient and careful when you are following our removal steps and manually removing Glitterfun Web Search virus.

1. Please close all your web browsers before deleting Glitterfun Web Search malware.

2. Click Start button and then Control Panel

3. Click Add or Remove Programs

4. Locate and remove Glitterfun Web Search toolbar and other unknown software or toolbars

5. Run your Internet Explorer

6. Click Tools and then click Manage Add-ons option

7. Click Toolbars and Extensions to disable Glitterfun Web Search toolbar or other suspicious add-ons and then click Search Providers tab to remove unwanted search engine.

After uninstalling Glitterfun Web Search toolbar and reverting its changes to your browser, you need to go throught the following steps if you want to completely get rid of Glitterfun Web Search virus.

1. Search and delete the following registry entries of Glitterfun Web Search virus

HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\random
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\run\random
HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run |Regedit32

2. Search and remove the following malicious files of Glitterfun Web Search malware

%AllUsersProfile%\{random.exe\
C:\WINDOWS\system32\giner.exe

You should know that manually editing registry needs some computer know-how and is rather risky for computer newbie. Another fact is that Glitterfun Web Search virus is able to update its version frequently and change its file locations. So the manual removal can not gurantee a thorough removal of Glitterfun Web Search virus.

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