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The browser hijacker may be unintentionally installed because it is bundled with various free downloadable programs. And those programs may include a variety of pdf applications which include, readers, converters and pdf creators. The Search.ueep browser hijacker may also be bundled with video players and other similar programs available for download from Cnet, Softsonic and also Brothersoft.

Once the browser hijacker has been installed on your computer, it modifies your webrowser's home page and default search provider settings to Afterwards, you will experience browser redirects, sponsored advertisements and also unwanted pop-ups.   

You will need to download a couple of programs to remove the browser hijacker from your computer. You should be able to download the programs in "Safe Mode with Networking" on the computer that has the browser hijacker installed. But if you run into problems doing so, just download the needed programs on a clean computer and then transfer them to the compromised computer via a flash drive or burned cd/dvd.

You'll need to download a copy of:

  1. RKill
  2. TFC (Temp File Cleaner)
  3. Adwcleaner
  4. Shortcut cleaner
  5. Emsisoft Emergency Kit

How to remove the browser hijacker

  1. First, restart the compromised computer into "Safe Mode with Networking" by pressing the function F8 key at system start up. And then afterwards, download the needed utilities listed above.

  1. Next, after you have successfully downloaded the programs above execute the copy of "TFC" to clear your temporary files.
  2. After "TFC" has completed execute the copy of "Adwcleaner". When you start the application click on "Search".

  1. Once it has made it's initial scan, and displayed it’s log file, click on "Delete" to remove the unwanted programs that it has located on your computer. After it finishes removing the potentially unwanted programs it may reboot your computer. Make sure that you restart your computer back into "Safe Mode with Networking" if Adwcleaner reboots your system.

  1. Next, execute the copy of “Temp File Cleaner” to remove your temporary files.
  2. Next, once the “Temp File Cleaner” has completed, extract the copy of "Emsisoft Emergency Kit" by double clicking on it's executable. Make sure that you decompress the files to an easily accessible location on your computer, such as the desktop. Once the kit has been decompressed, execute it by clicking on "Start.exe" in it's newly created folder.
  3. Once the Emergency Kit opens, click on "Emergency Kit Scanner".

  1. Then click on "Update Now" to update the kit's definition files.

  1. Next, perform a deep scan of your computer and remove any malicious files that the "Emergency Kit Scanner" detects on your computer.

  1. Next, start the copy of  the “Short cut Cleaner” to remove any malicious short cuts that were created by the Search.ueep browser hijacker.

  1. Afterwards, open your web browser. (We'll be using Internet Explorer for this example since it is still so popular unfortunately).
  2. Once the browser is open, click on the "Tools' drop down menu.
  3. Then click on "Internet Options".

  1. Next select the "Advanced" tab at the top.
  2. And then click on "Reset".

  1. After the browser reset, it may be necessary to close and then reopen the web browser.
  2. Next return to the “Internet Options” area by clicking on the “Tools” drop down menu in the browser and then click on the "Programs" tab.
  3. Next, click on "Manage Add-Ons".
  4. Then click on "Search Providers" and then afterwards remove any unwanted search provider add-ons, especially anything related to

  1. Next, click on the "General" tab and change your home page settings back to what you want it to be and then click okay.

  1. Afterwards, close Internet Explorer and restart your computer normally.

At this point the browser hijacker removal procedure is complete and your computer's web browser should be back to normal.

Smith Technical Resources makes no guarantees or claims that the information contained in this article will help you completely remove the above listed malicious program(s) from your computer.  There are several variations of each particular virus in the wild . And the procedure listed above may not be adequate for the specific version of the virus that your computer has been compromised by.

If you feel uncomfortable performing any of the procedures that we've listed on this page, please contact a professional computer repair company in your area and have them complete the needed repairs on your computer. Smith Technical Resources takes no responsibility for any possible damage that could result from your use of the above instructions.

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