Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Remove Crackajacksearchsystem.com (Uninstall Guide)

Crackajacksearchsystem.com is a ZeroAccess/Sirefef rootkit-related browser hijacker that may redirect your web browser to a number of spam and misleading websites that usually returns sponsored search results, advertise dubious services, and distribute malicious software. It happens on both Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox. Sometimes, this rootkit displays blank web pages. In the bottom right it says Waiting for crackajacksearchsystem.com and after a couple of seconds redirects the browser to a sponsored website. Usually, internet users notice this issue when they do Google searches and sometimes the rootkit would send them to wrong web pages. ZeroAccess rootkit redirects Yahoo! and Bing searches too.

Popular anti-malware tools may not be able to find the issues and fix it. Besides, this rootkit is one of the most sophisticated malware out there. The owners of this rootkit and botnet may distribute whatever they want, fake AVs, spyware, adware and other malicious software. What is more, ZeroAccess rootkit blocks legitimate anti-malware software. It identifies security product and attempts to stop any processes associated with it. It may change user permissions as well. It's truly annoying. The rootkit starts a process with a very unique name with the following structure: numbers:numbers.exe, for example 35841384:36789843.exe. Just open up Task Manager and you'll see it.

To remove ZeroAccess rootkit and to stop crackajacksearchsystem.com redirect problem, please follow the steps in the removal guide below very carefully. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us or just leave a comment below. Good luck and be safe online!


Crackajacksearchsystem.com removal instructions:

1. First of all, download and run ZeroAccess/Sirefef/MAX++ removal tool. (works on 32-bit systems only, if you have 64-bit system proceed to the next step)

2. Then use TDSSKiller.

3. Finally, download free anti-malware software from the list below and run a full system scan.
It's possible that an infection is blocking anti-malware software from properly installing. Before saving the selected program onto your computer, you may have to rename the installer to iexplore.exe or winlogon.exe. Don't forget to update the installed program before scanning.

NOTE: if you get the following Windows Security Alert, please click on Unblock button. This alert is caused by ZeroAccess rootkit.

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