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Monday, November 4, 2013

THE HIGHJACKER TOOL BAR

On the 27th October I was trying to free download latest version of Java from the internet.  I searched it on the Google and started to download Java from an unknown site. After completion of the download, I clicked on the Google Chrome. To my utter amazement, I saw one unknown toolbar & search engine on the screen. I became horrified after seeing the following message at the bottom of the screen.
Your computer will crash in a few minutes. Please click on OK to fix the problem.
First I decided impulsively to click OK. But I decided against it within fractions of second since the message looked unusual & ominous. I searched Google again restlessly and found that actually one highjacker toolbar was somehow downloaded in my computer while free downloading Java from an unofficial site. This nasty toolbar was trying to divert me to some malicious site. I was very puzzled. I racked my brain to find a solution and opened control panel to uninstall the programme. But I found it very difficult to uninstall it. I shut down the computer and restarted it. After that I could uninstall the devious highjacker toolbar.
 I again clicked on the Google Chrome Icon and found to my dismay that the nasty highjacker toolbar and search engine was present even now. So I decided to fully scan my computer with the antivirus already installed in my computer.  One spyware was also detected.  The antivirus cleaned the spyware.  I uninstalled Google Chrome also. After that I downloaded Java from www. java.com and re-downloaded Google Chrome afresh from official site.
  The problem was finally solved. Then I took a vow that I will never download any software from an unofficial site. 

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