Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Sticky Search Bar – How to Remove mocaflix Hijacker Effectively?

You are forced to do search with websearch.mocaflix search bar shown below?

You once thought that you were able to live with it until one day you realize that what you get from the search bar has no relation to the search key words and even the search results are related, the URL is ended with mocaflix. What’s more, websearch. mocaflix seems like to hack other engines, and you are restricted to mocaflix search bar. To get out of the trouble, please follow the steps offered by Tee Support experts 24/7 online after you finish the post.

How Do I Get Infected with mocaflix Hijacker?

You may be surprised at its appearances as it starts seemingly all of a sudden on your PC? Such cause for unexpected appearances of the odd url is a browser infection that has a range of surreptitious download routes to outwit your firewall and other protection devices on your PC and install onto your working station without your consent to moderate your browsing experience. 

Here are the dissemination routes summarized by online computer experts 24/7:
  • Sprawls through web server infection.
  • Spreads via spam email messages including illegitimate video or text content.
  • Distributes via spam email attachments received from unknown sources or other malware infections..
  • Propagates through drive-by download or free software downloaded from unidentified website.
  • Disseminates when browsing unrecognized porn films and video.
  • Suspicious programs that you have downloaded from unknown websites and installed. Such programs may be related to multimedia, browser enhancement, and free tools.

Why websearch.mocaflix Is So Sticky and Hard to Be Removed?

websearch.mocaflix is created to trace down your datum related to online surfing habits, ID and Passwords of your accounts, bank account is included of course. Therefore, it has no reason to be made that weak to be removed easily. Mocaflix contains hidden files that are pivotal for itself and inserts bunch of registry keys to corrupt and modify the systematic ones. Thus, most of the secure programs are just confined to quarantine it but not delete it. Besides, abortive removal is ascribed to incomplete steps. Thus, follow the removal package offered by Tee Support online technicians hereinafter to make mocaflix virus gone for good. Should you have any question, you are welcome to get professional help by starting a live chat here.


Manual Instruction to Remove websearch.mocaflix Hijacker Step by Step

1. Get into the Safe Mode with Networking
Step: Reboot your computer. As the computer is booting but before Windows launches, tap the "F8 key" continuously which should bring up the "Windows Advanced Options Menu" as shown below. Use your arrow keys to highlight "Safe Mode with Networking" option and press Enter key.


Step2. Disable any suspicious startup items that are made by infections from websearch.mocaflix.
For Windows XP:

Step: Click Start menu -> click Run -> type: msconfig in the search bar -> open System Configuration Utility -> Disable all possible startup items generated from browser hijacker. 

Step3. Remove add-ons:  

Internet Explorer:
1) Go to Tools -> ‘Manage Add-ons’;
2) Choose ‘Search Providers’ -> choose ‘Bing’ search engine or ‘Google’ search engine and make it default;
3) Select ‘Search Results’ and click ‘Remove’ to remove it;
4) Go to ‘Tools’ -> ‘Internet Options’; select ‘General tab’ and click website, e.g. Click OK to save changes.    

Google Chrome
1) Click on ‘Customize and control’ Google Chrome icon, select ‘Settings’;
2) Choose ‘Basic Options’;
3) Change Google Chrome’s homepage to or any other and click the ‘Manage Search Engines…’ button;
4) Select ‘Google’ from the list and make it your default search engine;
5) Select ‘Search Result’ from the list to remove it by clicking the ‘X’ mark.

 Mozilla Firefox
1) Click on the magnifier’s icon and select ‘Manage Search Engine…’;
2) Choose ‘Search Results’ from the list and click ‘Remove’ and OK to save changes;
3) Go to ‘Tools’ -> “Options”. Reset the startup homepage or change it to under ‘General tab.

Step4. Show hidden files 
step: a) open Control Panel from Start menu and search for Folder Options;


 b) under View tab to tick Show hidden files and folders and non-tick Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then click OK;


Step5. Open Windows Task Manager and close all running processes.

Step: Use CTRL+ALT+DEL combination to open Task Manager

Please stop all the following processes.

Step6. Delete all related files and registry values in your local hard disk C.

step: Hold down the Windows key on your keyboard and press the "R" button. Type in "regedit" and hit "Enter" to gain access to the Registry Editor.



%AppData%\ \ [3 digit number].exe
C:\Documents and Settings\admin\local settings\temp\random.exe
%Documents and Settings%\[UserName]\Application Data\[random]
%CommonStartMenu%\Programs\ .lnk

Registry values:

HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\{random}
HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run Regedit32
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\Current\Winlogon\”Shell” = “{random}.exe”


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Please be noted:  
  1. websearch.mocaflix is so tricky that it uses random file names in same system directories or even its mutating versions will use different directories to escape various security tools' detection and add more difficulty to manual removal.
  2. 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.
  3. Want to safely and completely remove this perky mutating mocaflix browser hijacker but you cannot figure out a way since various security tools failed to remove it? Contact Tee Support's 24/7 online Computer Expert to remove any stubborn computer threat manually!

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