How To Remove IASK123.com Redirection Virus, IASK123 Hijacker Removal Steps

What is IASK123.com?

IASK123.com is a malicious search engine that attempts to disguise itself, or promote user comfort by displaying a “Search” logo that appears similar to Google’s logo. But IASK123.com is not similar to Google. IASK123.com is dangerous, results from IASK123.com are not sufficient, and/or will redirect users to malicious websites and links. This is why IASK123.com is referred to as a redirection virus and malware, categorized as a browser hijacker. The ASK123.com virus affects internet browser helper objects such as Home Page and Provided Search Engines causing internet browsers to direct to IASK123.com upon start up and internet searches to redirect to IASK123.com and/or related websites. The IASK123.com virus may cause browsers to redirect to a series of malicious websites hosting malware.

IASK123 Virus

If your ineternet browser settings have been infected by IASK123.com without your consent you are most likely infected with malware, which may or may not be associated with IASK123.com (third party). Often a first sign of a severe computer infection is a browser redirection (nice rhyme).

Detecting malware, removing malware, and repairing your browser’s home page and provided search engines per each browser installed on your system is strongly suggested.

If you are affected by IASK123.com and the infection (whatever caused IASK123.com to affect your system) is not removed the IASK123 virus can result in a complete loss of computer functionality as well as a slue of cyber criminal activity projected against you concerning identity theft, credit theft, and other malicious activities.

Why is my Home Page IASK123.com?

If your internet browser’s home page has changed to IASK123.com or other websites without your consent you are most likely infected with malware, viruses, and/or Trojans. IASK123.com hijacks internet settings causing home pages to direct to IASK123.com upon start up.

Remove IASK123 Virus Home Page

This infection may have been contracted from visiting a malicious site hosting malware, drive by download sites, and other cyber criminal phishing techniques such as spam mail and remote access involving rogue software.

Why are internet searches and URLs redirecting to IASK123.com?

If your internet browser’s provided search engine has changed to IASK123.com or other search engines without your consent you are most likely infected with malware, viruses, and/or Trojans. IASK123.com hijacks internet settings causing internet searches and URLs typed into the browser address bar to redirect to IASK123.com and other malicious websites.

IASK123.com Redirection Virus

This infection may have been contracted from visiting a malicious site hosting malware, drive by download sites, and other cyber criminal phishing techniques such as spam mail and remote access involving rogue software.

How to remove the IASK123.com virus

  1. Anti-Malware Software – If necessary, scan, detect, and remove malware.
  2. System Restore  – Restore system to a date and time before infection.
  3. Repair Home Page – Remove IASK123.com, etc as your home page.
  4. Repair Provided Search Engine – Stop redirecting to IASK123.com, etc.

1. Anti-Malware Software (Remove Malware)

Malwarebytes is the most recommended Antivirus – Anti-Malware software used to scan, detect, and remove malware including browser hijackers. View other Antivirus recommendations.
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2. System Restore  (Troubleshoot Malware)

Perform a system restore to an automatic restore point created by Window’s each week or during system updates.

Windows Recommended Restore And Choose A Restore Point

3. Repair Home Page

To remove IASK123.com as your Home Page follow the instructions per each browser installed on your system.

Mozilla Firefox

1. Click Tools and select Options.

2. On the General tab, click Restore to Default or add you preferred URL.

Microsoft Internet Explorer

1. Click Tools and select Internet Options.

2. On the General tab click Restore to Default or add your preferred URL.

Google Chrome

1. Click on the Wrench or 3 bar icon next to the address bar and select Settings.

2. Under the On startup section click Set pages.

3. Click the X next to IASK123.com to remove it and add your preferred home page URL.

Remove IASK123.com Google Chrome Home Page

 

4. Repair Provided Search Engines

Use the instructions below to remove IASK123.com (etc) as your provided search engine for each internet browser installed on your system. This is what generally causes redirection toIASK123.com and/or associated websites.

Google Chrome

1. Click the 3 bar or wrench settings icon and select Settings.

2. In the Search section select the Manage search engines… button.

3. Remove IASK123.com and/or related search engines by selecting the X next to the URL upon clicking on and highlighting the website(s). If  IASK123  is set to default, chose another search engine such as Google as your default engine by highlighting details and clicking “make default” in a transparent blue box next to the legitimate engine. This will allow you to remove the malicious I ASK 123 search engine.

Mozilla Firefox

1. Click the small search arrow or magnify glass near the search bar at the top of the internet browser.

2. Select Manage search engines…

3. Highlight IASK123.com and/or related search engines and click remove. The search engine may be a default search engine or listed under “Other search engines”.

Microsoft Internet Explorer

1. Click Tools and select Manage add-ons.

2. Navigate to the Search Providers list.

3. Search for IASK123.com and/or related search engines and click the Remove button.


Sean Doyle

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Sean Doyle is an engineer from Los Angeles, California. Sean's primary focuses include Internet Security, Web Spam, and Online Marketing.

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