What is the Why do I see this page virus (Hijack)?
Has your internet browser redirecting you to a black screen that says Why do I see this page? If so, you are likely infected with malware including a browser hijacker that changed your internet browser settings, and possibly your DNS IP settings. The Why do I see this page virus is a term used for malware that infects Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer, in order to redirect unsuspecting victims to a website that says Why do I see this page or screen or window with the same content. The Why do I see this page virus screen often pops up while browsing popular websites such as Facebook, eBay, Myspace, Tumblr, Twitter, Google, YouTube, IMDB, and many more.
The Why do I see this page virus is essential malware that attempts to persuade internet users into believing they they’re “behaving unusually” (unusual activity), in order to spread malware or generate a revenue stream via third-party Cost-Per-Click programs, survey scams, and more. Cyber criminals and unethical individuals behind the Why do I see this page virus (black screen hijack) may generate revenue each time an advertisement is clicked, each time a third-party program is attached to the computer and/or browser, or may use unethical tactics to hack Facebook accounts and other social media profiles. Sometimes clicking the
Click Here to Verify button on the full screen page may prompt the installation of malware, or cause various other symptoms to occur, including ones already discussed.
Furthermore, the Why do I see this page screen may remain constant on the computer display and desktop, as well as simply redirect internet users to the Why do I see this page website while searching the internet using the address bar.
The Why do I see this page virus screen is often black and includes the text below:
Why do I see this page? We have noticed some unusual activity from You recently. Click here to Verify We're sorry to cause You any discomfort and hope You understand.
Why am I seeing Why do I see this page?
You are seeing the Why do I see this page page because your computer is infected with malware* that has affected your internet browsing experience. The issue may be resolved by repairing DNS settings or simply uninstalling unwanted software from your computer system and internet browser.
The Why do I see this page virus can be contracted by downloading content online such as freeware, shareware, torrents, and codecs. Browser hijackers such as add-ons, extensions, plugins, and toolbars are commonly bundled with software from suspected legitimate sources such as download.com.
The Why do I see this page virus may be a symptom of third-party malware infecting the computer system including adware, spyware, and even ransomware (ransomware pictured above). Why do I see this page malware has similarities with ransomware and even scareware, because the Why do I see this page virus utilizes social engineering to cause anxiety and shock in order to target and “trick” unsuspecting victims to terms they would otherwise never agree to, which may include the instillation of additional potential malware.
Infected with the Why do I see this page virus?
If you are infected with the Why do I see this page virus there are several options to remove the virus screen and/or stop your internet browser(s) from constantly redirecting to the Why do I see this page. Please see the options and instructions below to completely remove Why do I see this page from your computer.
How to remove the Why do I see this page virus
- Automatically remove Why do I see this page malware – Malware removal software
- Manually uninstall unwanted software – General uninstall procedures
- Manually remove Why do I see this page browser hijacker – Remove browrser add-on, extension
- Manually repair internet browser settings – General browser repair procedures
1. Automatically remove Why do I see this page malware
Use the instructions below to automatically remove Why do I see this page using reputable Malware Removal software (Anti-Malware) and automatically repair internet browser and start up settings.
1. Install the free or paid version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.
2. Once Malwarebytes is installed, run the program. If you are using the free version of Malwarebytes you will be prompted to update the database, make sure to do so.
3. On the first tab labeled “Scanner” select the Perform full scan option and click the Scan button to perform a full system scan. Malwarebytes will automatically detect malware infecting the computer system.
4. Once the malware scan is complete, Malwarebytes will prompt a notice stating malicious objects were detected. Select the malicious objects and click the Remove Selected button to completely remove the malicious files from your computer (the image below shows a file that is NOT selected).
CCleaner can be used to automatically repair internet browser settings, start-up settings, or uninstall pesky software. It’s one of our favorite pieces of software.
1. Install the free or paid version of CCleaner by Piriform.
2. Navigate to Cleaner > Windows/Applications and click the Analyze button. Afterwards, click the Run Cleaner button on the bottom right of the program interface.
3. Next, navigate to Tools > Startup and search through each tab starting from windows, internet explorer, etc., all the way to Content Menu, for additional suspicious entries and click Disable and Delete once anything is found.
4. To automatically uninstall unwanted software navigate to the Uninstall tab and search for the unwanted software in the list of installed programs and double click the program to uninstall it.
2. Manually uninstall unwanted software
Use the instructions below to uninstall unwanted software associated with the Why do I see this page virus.
Unwanted software and browser helper objects may install to the computer system and attach to the internet browser without permission of the computer user. This software may be the culprit behind the Why do I see this page redirect.
1. Access Windows Start Menu and navigate to the Control Panel.
2. Click Uninstall a program or Add and remove a program.
3. In the list of installed programs, locate any suspicious software and remove it. To uninstall a specific program, double click the program or highlight it and click the Uninstall button.
3. Manually remove Why do I see this page browser hijacker
Use the instructions below to remove the Why do I see this page browser hijacker, or browser attachments used to cause the internet browser to redirect to the black screen page.
The Why do I see this page virus may install as a standalone browser add-on and extension, bundled with third-party attachments, or inside third-party attachments.
1. Click on the Customize icon (wrench or 3 bar icon) next to the address bar and navigate to Tools > Extensions.
2. Search for any suspicious extensions and remove them by clicking the trashcan icon.
1. Type Ctrl+Shift+A.
2. On the Extensions and Plugin search for any suspicious add-ons and remove them.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
1. Click Tools and select Manage add-ons.
2. On the Toolbars and Extensions tab search for any suspicious add-ons and remove them.
4. Manully repair internet browser settings
Use the instructions below to repair your internet browser settings if they have been affected by the Why do I see this page virus, including the home page and internal search engine.
How to fix a hijacked home page
- In Mozilla Firefox navigate to Tools > Options or click Firefox in the top left corner and click Options > Options. Under the General tab remove the unwanted URL from the “Home Page:” field and replace it with your preferred home page URL.
- In Microsoft Internet Explorer navigate to Tools >Internet Options. Remove the unwanted URL from the Home Page field and replace it with your preferred URL.
- In Google Chrome click the customize icon (wrench or 3 bars) and navigate to Settings.Click “Set pages” under the On startup option. Remove the unwanted URL and replace it with your preferred URL.
How to remove unwanted search engines (Manually stop redirect)
- In Mozilla Firefox, click the small search magnify glass near the search box (not url/search field) and click “Manage Search Engines…”. Remove the unwanted search engine from the list of search providers by highlighting the selections and clicking remove.
- In Microsoft Internet Explorer navigate to Tools > Manage Add Ons > Search Providers and remove the unwanted search engine from the list.
- In Google Chrome, click the customize icon (wrench or 3 bars) and navigate to Settings > Manage search engines… click the X next to the unwanted search engine to remove it.
How to uninstall unwanted shortcuts
- Find the shortcut of particular browsers (IE, Firefox, Chrome) in all locations of the computer, including but not limited to the desktop;
- Right click and find “Option”;
- Delete the unwanted URL in “Target” field of on the “Shortcut” tab.