I wrote this article to help you remove Kx778.com. This Kx778.com removal guide works for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.
Kx778.com is a malicious domain. It is a Chinese search engine but, trust us on this, it is not the search engine you want. First of all, this page only appears because a cyber infection is forcing it on you. A browser hijacker to be exact. The pest has managed to slither on your machine undetected and displaying the Kx778.com site is its way of revealing its presence. Don’t think even for a second that this parasite and Kx778.com are going to be beneficial to you. They are not going to improve your online experience. Quite the opposite. They are going to destroy it. You better act fast if you want to save yourself a ton of issues. As soon as you spot the Kx778.com page taking over your browsers, accept the fact that your machine harbors an infection and start looking for a way to get rid of it. The sooner, the better.
Once the hijacker is on board, it doesn’t waste time. It goes after your browsers immediately. It changes their settings behind your back and takes complete control over them. It also adds a pesky plugin which is perfectly compatible with Mozilla, Chrome and Internet Explorer so no matter which browser is your preferred one, it is still infected. You are no longer in charge. The hijacker makes all kinds of modifications and there is nothing you can do about it. It replaces your previous homepage and search engine with Kx778.com and every time you go online you get greeted by this page. It is everywhere but you should know that you cannot trust the results it shows you. They are highly unreliable.
Hackers use the hijacker to generate web traffic to specific pages and gain money via the pay-per-click mechanism. Each of your clicks fills their pockets but also puts you in danger. If you happen to click on the wrong link, you may download more infections on your machine. And the pest you currently have is more than enough. It effectively ruins your entire browsing experience. You get redirected to all kinds of shady pages all the time and you are bombarded with ads. Needless to say, the commercials you see serve the same purpose as the search results. They are also corrupted and equally dangerous.
Can you imagine getting any work done under such conditions? No. You suffer constant intrusions and you are always one click away from more malware. And to top all of this, your private life is no longer private as the hijacker spies on your and collects sensitive information. Then, it sends it all to hackers. Don’t let it. Use our removal guide below and clean your machine of this nasty parasite.
How did the hijacker enter? The thing about infections is that they are still programs and need to be installed properly. That’s why they need your permission to enter and they turn to trickery and deceit to get it since you would never give it if they ask straightforwardly. One of the most popular methods hijackers use to dupe you is called freeware bundling. Be careful when installing programs on your PC.
Hackers often attach malware to free applications and if you don’t pay attention during the installation process, you allow this malware to enter. To avoid that, take your time to carefully read what you are agreeing to. Read the Terms and Conditions/EULA and if you see anything suspicious, abort the installation. Also, opt for the Advanced settings in the Setup Wizard instead of the Basic ones as they allow you to see all additionally attached programs in the bundles as well as deselect them. After all, if you actually needed these apps, you would have downloaded them by now. Always be cautious and don’t let cybercriminals trick you.
Before starting the real removal process, you must reboot in Safe Mode. If you are familiar with this task, skip the instructions below and proceed to Step 2. If you do not know how to do it, here is how to reboot in Safe mode:
For Windows 98, XP, Millenium and 7:
Reboot your computer. When the first screen of information appears, start repeatedly pressing F8 key. Then choose Safe Mode With Networking from the options.
For Windows 8/8.1
Click the Start button, next click Control Panel —> System and Security —> Administrative Tools —> System Configuration.
Check the Safe Boot option and click OK. Click Restart when asked.
For Windows 10
Open the Start menu and click or tap on the Power button.
While keeping the Shift key pressed, click or tap on Restart.
Here are the steps you must perform to remove the hijacker from the browser:
Remove From Mozilla Firefox:
Open Firefox, click on top-right corner , click Add-ons, hit Extensions next.
Look for suspicious or unknown extensions, remove them all.
Remove From Chrome:
Open Chrome, click chrome menu icon at the top-right corner —>More Tools —> Extensions. There, identify the malware and select chrome-trash-icon(Remove).
Remove From Internet Explorer:
Open IE, then click IE gear icon on the top-right corner —> Manage Add-ons.
Find the malicious add-on. Remove it by pressing Disable.
Right click on the browser’s shortcut, then click Properties. Remove everything after the .exe” in the Target box.
Open Control Panel by holding the Win Key and R together. Write appwiz.cpl in the field, then click OK.
Here, find any program you had no intention to install and uninstall it.
Run the Task Manager by right clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Start Task Manager.
Look carefully at the file names and descriptions of the running processes. If you find any suspicious one, search on Google for its name, or contact me directly to identify it. If you find a malware process, right-click on it and choose End task.
Open MS Config by holding the Win Key and R together. Type msconfig and hit Enter.
Go in the Startup tab and Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.
Still can not remove Kx778.com from your browser? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.