How to remove Destructsrv.com hijacker

What is Destructsrv.com?

The Destructsrv.com page is the page that should be avoided as it belongs to browser hijacker, which is a malware that is capable of interventing in your web activity. This intrusive actions include changing of default search engine and main page to destructsrv.com. Alongside with it the malware blocks the settings, so that a user won’t be able to do anything to improve the situation unless he manages to remove Destructsrv.com hijacker. The troubles caused by destructsrv.com also take in redirections to sources that pay the hijacker’s developers for promotion. The forwardings may be triggered by either clicks on random page, or by performing a search on the page, as it substitutes the relevant results with those of partners, and thus there is always a possibility of further infection.

Destructsrv.com page

How Destructsrv.com got installed on your computer?

To avoid upcoming malware infiltration, you should know the ways it gets into systems. For the most part, you need to take into close consideration every installation that you perform on your machine. Bear in mind that one of the most wide-spread distribution methods of malware is bundling the threat with a usual software, so that a user won’t feel suspicious about the setup and get a malware without noticing it. To prevent this from happening you should go for Advanced, or sometimes it is called Custom mode, and then see what programs you are offered. Check them on the Internet and deselect the ones that have negative reviews.

Symptoms of Destructsrv.com infection

  • First and the most striking proof of having a browser hijacker is change of the main page. Usually it is a search engine page that is designed so that user would believe in its legitimacy.
  • Generally, hijackers cause redirections when user makes a search query on its page or tries to reach a blocked site (usually another search engine or anti-malware sites)
  • Another indicator of hijacker infection is appearance of new programs, toolbars and browser extensions that you don’t remember installing and processes in start-up queue.
  • Also, you may notice the significant slowdown in the system operating, since running of the applications required for malware activity may consume a lot of CPU.
  • Besides, hijacker infection may as well negatively affect the speed of Internet connection.

How to remove Destructsrv.com?

To make sure that the hijacker won’t appear again, you need to delete Destructsrv.com completely. For this you need to remove the application from the Control Panel and then check the drives for such leftovers as Destructsrv.com files and registry entries.
We should warn you that performing some of the steps may require above-average skills, so if you don’t feel experienced enough, you may apply to automatic removal tool.

Download Norton

Performing an antimalware scan with Norton would automatically search out and delete all elements related to Destructsrv.com. It is not only the easiest way to eliminate Destructsrv.com, but also the safest and most assuring one.


Steps of Destructsrv.com manual removal

Uninstall Destructsrv.com from Control Panel

As it was stated before, more likely that the hijacker appeared on your system brought by other software. So, to get rid of Destructsrv.com you need to call to memory what you have installed recently.

How to remove Destructsrv.com from Windows XP

  1. Click the Start button and open Control Panel
  2. Go to Add or Remove Programs
  3. Find the application related to Destructsrv.com and click Uninstall

How to remove Destructsrv.com from Windows 7/Vista

  1. Click the Start button and open Control Panel
  2. Go to Uninstall Program
  3. Find the application related to Destructsrv.com and click Uninstall

How to remove Destructsrv.com from Windows 8/8.1

  1. Right-click the menu icon in left bottom corner
  2. Choose Control Panel
  3. Select the Uninstall Program line
  4. Uninstall the application related to Destructsrv.com

How to remove Destructsrv.com from Windows 10

  1. Press Win+X to open Windows Power menu
  2. Click Control Panel
  3. Choose Uninstall a Program
  4. Select the application related to Destructsrv.com and remove it

noteIf you experience problems with removing Destructsrv.com from Control Panel: there is no such title on the list, or you receive an error preventing you from deleting the application, see the article dedicated to this issue.
Read what to do if program won’t uninstall from Control Panel


Remove Destructsrv.com from browsers

Since some of hijacker threats use a disguise of a browser add-on, you will need to check the list of extensions/add-ons in your browser.

How to remove Destructsrv.com from Google Chrome

  1. Start Google Chrome
  2. Click on Tools, then go to the Extensions
  3. Delete Destructsrv.com or other extensions that look suspicious and you don’t remember installing them

How to remove Destructsrv.com from Internet Explorer

  1. Launch Internet Explorer
  2. Click on the Tools/Gear icon, then select Manage Add-ons
  3. Delete Destructsrv.com or other extensions that look suspicious and you don’t remember installing them

How to remove Destructsrv.com from Mozilla Firefox

  1. Start Mozilla Firefox
  2. Click on the right-upper corner button
  3. Click Add-ons, then go to Extensions
  4. Delete Destructsrv.com or other extensions that look suspicious and you don’t remember installing them

How to remove Destructsrv.com from Microsoft Edge

  1. Start Microsoft Edge
  2. Click the three-dot button in the upper right corner
  3. Choose Extensions
  4. Click the gear icon near Destructsrv.com or other extensions that look suspicious and you don’t remember installing them
  5. Choose Remove

Reset your browsers

How to reset settings in Google Chrome

  1. Click on the icon in the right-upper corner
  2. Choose Settings
  3. Click Show advanced settings
  4. Click the Reset Settings button

How to reset settings in Mozilla Firefox

  1. Click the icon in the upper right corner
  2. Choose Help
  3. Select Troubleshooting Information
  4. Click the Reset Firefox… button

How to reset settings in Internet Explorer

  1. Click on the Tools button
  2. Go to Internet options
  3. Go to the Advanced tab
  4. Click Reset

How to reset settings in Microsoft Edge

  1. Start Microsoft Edge
  2. Click the three-dot button in the upper right corner
  3. Choose Settings
  4. Under the Clear browsing data category select Choose what to clear
  5. Select everything and click Clear

Delete files and registry entries added by Destructsrv.com

Sometimes removal via Control Panel is not enough since the built-in application can leave some files that shortly will restore the hijacker. So, you need to find all of the following items and delete them

Remove Destructsrv.com files and folders:

C:\Windows\SecuredNet\
C:\Windows\SecuredNet\config.txt
C:\Windows\SecuredNet\default.action
C:\Windows\SecuredNet\default.filter
C:\Windows\SecuredNet\ie.vbs
C:\Windows\SecuredNet\Interop.SHDocVw.dll
C:\Windows\SecuredNet\mgwz.dll
C:\Windows\SecuredNet\netsecure.exe
C:\Windows\SecuredNet\netsecure.exe.config
C:\Windows\SecuredNet\oxy.exe
C:\Windows\SecuredNet\oxy.log
C:\Windows\SecuredNet\tbconfig.xml
C:\Windows\SecuredNet\tbinfo.xml
C:\Windows\SecuredNet\tblog.log
C:\Windows\SecuredNet\Trackerbird.Tracker.dll
C:\Windows\SecuredNet\Trackerbird.Tracker.xml
C:\Windows\SecuredNet\Trackerbird.x64.dll
C:\Windows\SecuredNet\Trackerbird.x86.dll
C:\Windows\SecuredNet\unins000.dat
C:\Windows\SecuredNet\unins000.exe
C:\Windows\SecuredNet\uninstall.bat

Remove Destructsrv.com registry entries:

HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\Secured Net "C:\Windows\SecuredNet\netsecure.exe"
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{636f706965-6466-726f-6d62-6373697465}_is1
HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\NetSecure
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\ProxyServer 127.0.0.1:8118

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *