Nefryhok.xyz is a type of computer infection classified as browser hijacker. The reason why it is called like this is because of the negative impact produced on search settings of the attacked browser, as well as its home page settings. In this guide you will find the step-by-step instructions that will help you get rid of nefryhok.xyz malware from your computer.
If you have your browser and its start page hijacked by nefryhok.xyz this means that whenever you open each new search tab nefryhok.xyz will be there, instead of the blank page or the one that was set initially by you, personally. No matter how many new search tabs you open – nefryhok.xyz will be there.
The search in a browser hijacked as explained above will be carried out via nefryhok.xyz. However, this is a very primitive search engine. In fact, it can’t be even considered as a search engine at all. What it does is simply stealing search results from other legitimate search giants, such as Google, Bing, Ask, etc.
The home page of your browser hijacked by nefryhok.xyz may be loaded with a lot of ads which contain links to some sponsored web-sites, or some products and services advertised. The same ads or sponsored links can bee seen in the search results which got redirected through nefryhok.xyz.
This hijacker can be typically brought to computers because of user downloading and installing some other application, primarily this relates to programs which are free of charge. When you download and install them you should carefully read what else you install. Make sure you don’t allow drive-by installation of potentially unwanted programs like nefryhok.xyz and other browser hijackers, adwares, etc.
Removal of nefryhok.xyz can be done automatically if you follow these step-by-step guidelines set forth below, which imply scanning your PC with GridinSoft Anti-Malware. Don’t forget to click “Apply” button at the end of scan and refer to the free utility called “Reset browsers settings” in the “Tools” menu, as clearly shown at the screenshots below.
Nefryhok.xyz hijacker automatic removal tool:
Nefryhok.xyz browser hijacker removal steps:
- Download GridinSoft AntiMalware and scan your PC with it.
- Click on “Apply” to remove all threats found after the scan is completed:
- Shut down all your available browsers.
- In GridinSoft AntiMalware click on “Tools” and then on “Reset browser settings“:
- Follow the instructions, select browsers you need to be reset, and click on “Reset” button. Finally, restart your computer to apply all made changes:
Video explaining how to reset your browser using GridinSoft AntiMalware:
How to prevent your PC from being contaminated with nefryhok.xyz hijacker again in the future.
GridinSoft AntiMalware offers excellent solution which may help to prevent your system from being contaminated with malware ahead of time. This feature is referred to as “Real-Time Protection”. By default, it is disabled once you install the software. To enable it, please click on “Protect” button and press “Start” as demonstrated below:
This options helps you to prevent execution of malicious programs and to avoid their installation ahead of time. When certain malware tries to install itself into your system, GridinSoft AntiMalware and its Real-Time Protection module will terminate this installation attempt ahead of time. You may click on “Confirm” button to continue blocking this malicious program, or to select “Ignore this file” and allow the malicious application to be installed (at your own risk):