Hello guys, few minutes ago, when I type a particular web page name in web address box, instead of getting start page, I keeps getting lots of creepy and sponsored pop-up update notifications affiliated with Pirokokin.xyz. I have no any clue about how these random pop-up stuffs appears in my default web pages every time. I have reset the settings of home page and remove extra unnecessary surfing histories, caches from the browsers, Pirokokin.xyz stills comes back on the computer screen each time. Such random web page usually comes out as an annoying new tab and severely infects the critical settings of my browsers. How can I get rid of Pirokokin.xyz from the system ?
What is Pirokokin.xyz?
Pirokokin.xyz looks so innocent and does not show any harm in its appearance, which has taken in lots of PC users all around the world. However, in fact, it is an evil pest that is related to the Google Redirect Virus family, which is fond of hijacking the victims’ browser. As soon as Pirokokin.xyz is installed on your system, it will quickly modify your Internet settings, which will make your browser perform poorly. To begin with, no matter when you open your browser, you will be rerouted to Pirokokin.xyz. And your favorite homepage on your browser will be also replaced by its domain page, which you cannot change back no matter how hard you try.
Moreover, looking something up with your search engine will not make any sense as well. That’s because every time you type your key words in search box and press Enter, the search results are all right, but when you select the most suitable one and click the link, the final page is totally wrong. Besides, you are likely to be disturbed seriously by thousands of commercial ads, which can freak you out during your work. All in all, Pirokokin.xyz is a threat to your machine, so you should remove it as soon as possible.
Since Pirokokin.xyz is a typical browser hijacker, it possesses all malicious features like other browser hijackers. It’s very easy to notice its infection, as it can immediately change the home page, start page and search engine of the infected browsers as soon as it’s active in your machine. Meanwhile, Pirokokin.xyz could display sponsored search results when you use it to search for information. And it also displays advertisements randomly to promote unwanted products. Your online activities are monitored by this nasty Pirokokin.xyz virus. Therefore, for sake of your privacy and peaceful life, it’s necessary for you to follow the removal steps and remove Pirokokin.xyz as soon as you can.
How Does Pirokokin.xyz Redirect Get into Your PC?
In most cases, Pirokokin.xyz redirect virus gets into your computer via freeware or shareware. These free programs are often bundled with installer of the redirect virus or other malware. If you download and install such programs on your PC, you also give the chance for this redirect virus to install itself. Besides, the redirect virus may enter your computer through spam email attachments. Opening attachments sent by unknown people runs the high risk of downloading malware Pirokokin.xyz redirect virus to your computer. In addition, this redirect virus can be distributed by the means of suspicious links, sudden pop-up ads and hacked websites. So, you’d better use extra caution when surfing online.
Dangers of Pirokokin.xyz
1.It can modify users’ browser settings and change the default homepage and search engine.
2.It can pop up many types of pop-ups on users’ browsers.
3.It can drastically decrease the entire system performance and slow down browser running speed.
4.It could bring other threats like adware, spyware and worm to the infected computer.
5.It can infect users’ browsers, monitor their online activities, tracing browser cookies and collect personal information like usernames and passwords.
How to Remove Pirokokin.xyz – Browser Hijacker Removal Guide
Pirokokin.xyz Hijacker hijacks your default browser to redirect your web search results and modifies your default homepage and browser settings. Manual removal is the most effective way to completely uninstall it from an infected computer’s operating system, for the season that this hijacker is so cunning and dangerous, antivirus programs cannot get rid of it permanently. Here are the manual guides for users to remove the annoying hijacker.
Select your default language and click on OK.
And the click on the INSTALL button to start the installation.
The installation task will get complete in less than a minute.
Click on FINISH button and SpyHunter will run automatically.
If you run this application for the first time, it will perform a quick scan for your system right away. You may need to close all your running programs and browsers for a full scan.
The time it takes to scan the computer depends on the system status. If your computer is in good condition and there are not much files and programs need to scan for virus, it will not take long.
Click on Fix Threats button to remove all detected threats on your PC.
Steps for Removing Pirokokin.xyz Manually
You can also choose to eliminate this browser hijacker on your own, but please note that the manual method is better for advanced computer users who are computer literate. Those steps require sufficient computer knowledge and skills to complete as a computer beginner could make unexpected mistakes during the process and bring further problems. You need to identify the malware and change computer settings which are associated with core system files. Computer system may crash due to human error, thus the removal tool is strongly recommended.
Step 1 Restart Your Computer in Safe Mode
Press the Windows + R keys together on your keyboard. Then, enter “msconfig” in the text field and press Enterkey.
When the System Configuration window shows up, select Boot tab and check the box before Safe boot. Click on OK to execute the order.
The four options of Safe modes are explained below:
Minimal: Typical Safe Mode without network connection (typically for general home users)
Alternate Shell: Safe Mode with the Command Prompt (advanced power user option)
Active Directory Repair: This is for restoring a server Domain Controller (home users don’t need to worry about this one)
Network: Safe Mode with a network connection (allows users to use the Internet and connect other devices on the network)
Here you can simply choose Minimal that is the default option.
Select Restart to restart the computer shortly.
Please remember to uncheck the Safe boot option after you complete all removal steps, if not, your computer will always be in safe mode.
This method applies to both Windows 10, 8 and 8.1. As to other version of Windows, you can visit another postof our site.
Step 2 Show hidden files and folders
Open File Explorer ( or any folder/disk) , select View tab and check Hidden items.
Click Start icon, choose Control Panel and Appearance and Personalization.
Click on Show hidden files and folders under Folder Options.
Select View tab, mark Show hidden files, folders, and drives option.
Uncheck the option of Hide protected operating system files( Recommended). The malware program could hide in the system files in order to avoid being deleted.
Click on OK.
Step 3 Remove Pirokokin.xyz from web browsers
Remove Pirokokin.xyz from Internet Explorer
Open Internet Explorer browser, click Tools and choose Internet Options from the list.
In General tab, edit the home page by typing another web address to replace Pirokokin.xyz and then click OK.
Click Tools and select Manage add-ons.
Look at the Add-on Types, select Toolbars and Extensions firstly.
Find any extension associated with Pirokokin.xyz and disable it.
Next, move to the types of Search Providers.
Select the unwanted search engine and click on Remove.
Close the browser and restart it.
Remove Pirokokin.xyz from Mozilla Firefox
Open Mozilla Firefox, click Menu and select Options
In General tab, delete the link of Pirokokin.xyz and enter a new home page link instead.
Switch to Search tab, choose the Pirokokin.xyz search engine and click on Remove.
Click on Menu and choose Add-ons.
Choose Extensions tab, click on Remove button to uninstall the unwanted browser extension.
Choose Plugins tab, choose Never Activate to stop the malicious plug-in from running.
Close the browser and restart it.
Remove Pirokokin.xyz from Google Chrome
Open Google Chrome, click on Menu icon and select Settings.
Click on Change under Appearance
You will see that the homepage as well as new tab page are occupied by the web address of the browser hijacker.
Delete it and input a new web address you like and click on OK.
Click on Manage search engines… under Search section.
When Startpage Home is your default search engine, you should make another search website as your new default search engine first or you can’t delete the current one.
Click on the Delete mark to remove the unwanted search engine.
If you see there is more unwanted search engine related with Pirokokin.xyz in the list of search engines, you can directly delete it.
- Close the browser and restart it
It is not much help if you clear your browsing data like browsing history and cookies because your Internet activities are not the main target of this browser hijacker. Though the browsing data have close relation with your privacy, it does not seem to help with removing malware files. As long as you get rid of the dangerous program, your data will be safe on your PC. The malware and its components have already been inside on the system and cannot be removed with this operation. All users should know full well that what they click on and what they are going to download and install on their computers.
Anyway, please know that not to let a mistake installed the adware on your computer. Pirokokin.xyz pop-up is a miserable program. For it may cause many issues to your system, including slow your searching speed, collapsing your browser, and altering the settings of your system. So please try to uninstall it from your computer, and if you cannot remove it manually, please try to uninstall it automatically with SpyHunter.