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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

How to Get Rid of 4-you.net-Manual Removal Guide

Overview of 4-you.net Infection 

4-you.net is a browser hijacker that can take control of the browsers installed on an affected computer. Usually, the 4-you search engine will alter both the browser settings and homepage properties, via which it can redirect a user’s search result to its web, or affiliated page when he/she open the certain browser. For example, you may never get useful information using Google Chrome because your Google homepage and Google engine are modified to 4-you.net and 4-you Search seacretly by 4-you.net redirect virus.

There is another obvious symptom that you may encounter: receiving numerous pop ups along with the irritating redirecting. Please do not take the redirecting and popping up slightly. You will never know where you are going to be visit once you click the sponsored links on those pop ups-unknown website, advertising page, infected web flooded with malware, Trojan, or other virus, who knows? You find that your down loading is slow as a snail? Those annoying redirecting and popping up consume too much system resource and slow down computer speed significantly. 

Apart from these, you may be forced to face with both identity theft and financial loss since 4-you.net may be used by cyber hackers who want to get revenue from inexperienced users. Before 4-you.net browser hijacker arouses more damages to your computer and yourself, you are advised to get rid of it without hesitation.

Possible Harms of 4-you.net Infection

1) Your browser settings are altered by the malware 
2) Your homepage is replaced to the one you don’t like 
3) You are led to unfamiliar page constantly 
4) Tons of pop ups are displaying to interfere your surfing 
5) Other unknown add-on and unwanted programs appear on your machine

What Can We Learn From 4-you.net Infection?

Never treat a browser hijacker/redirect virus as a small thing that isn’t worthy of attention. An adware has the capability to transfer a redirect virus. The same goes without saying for other malware which may responsible for installations of all kinds of virus such as Trojan, ransom virus, worm, toolbar, fake antivirus programs and so forth. 

Get Rid of 4-you.net Infection

 Plan A: Remove 4-you.net Manually
 Plan B: Remove 4-you.net Automatically with SpyHunter

 Plan A: Remove 4-you.net Manually

A. Disable any suspicious startup items. 
Click Start menu -> click Run -> type: msconfig in the search bar -> open System Configuration Utility -> Disable all possible startup items including those of 4-you.net. 

B. Remove add-ons (take Mozilla Firefox as example): 
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 google.com under ‘General tab;  

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

D. Show hidden files and delete these files created by Spring Smart: 

• %System%\drivers\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].sys 
• %CommonPrograms%\Startup\Launch\[random].lnk 
• %AppData%\WhiteSmokeSetup\[random].ini • %Temp%\[random].exe 

E. Delete all registry values related to Spring Smart in your local hard disk C. 

• HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\TypeLib\[random] 
• HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\AppID\[random].dll 
• HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\[random]

Kind Reminder: If you need any help during the manual removal processes, you are welcome to carry out an automatic removal with SpyHunter.

 Plan B: Remove 4-you.net Automatically with SpyHunter

A: Download removal tool SpyHunter


B: Install SpyHunter after downloading

 C: Run SpyHunter and start a full scan

D: Show the scan result and then delete all detected item

Good to Know: Manual removal is an efficient way to get rid of 4-you.net popup. But if you are not familiar with manual operation, please feel free to start 4-you.net automatic removal with SpyHunter from here right now!