Load05.biz Virus


Load05.biz

Load05.biz is a browser hijacking program that aggressively displays various pop-up ads and redirect messages during web browsing sessions. In order to operate, Load05.biz normally attaches itself to the main web browser (Chrome, Mozilla, Edge, etc.) and uses its screen to promote different commercials.

Load05.biz

The Load05.biz virus will display pop up ads and messages

If you have recently started to see way too many intrusive ads, pop-up notifications and banners while you surf the web, or your browsing sessions are frequently being interrupted by automatic redirects to random promotional pages, chances are that Load05.biz is operating in your browser. Another sure sign that you are dealing with this piece of software is the replacement of certain browser key elements with different ones. For instance, you may detect that your search engine has been changed, or the homepage address is no longer the one that you have set like Fastcaptchasolver. You may also detect new toolbars like iStart Search Bar, buttons and menus inside your browser’s taskbar which you have not installed or approved in any way. All these changes are hard to ignore and can easily give you a reason to believe that you must have been infected with some nasty virus which is now making unauthorized changes to your machine. Fortunately, this time you don’t have to deal with a dangerous Trojan, Ransomware or some pesky malware because Load05.biz is not a virus but a browser hijacking program which is rather harmless.

Typically, Load05.biz looks like a browser add-on but instead of operating like one it usually affects the operation of the system’s main web browser (by changing its homepage, the search engine, the new tab page, etc.) and broadcasts ads, banners, pop-ups and page-redirect messages during browsing sessions. The activities of this program may be really irritating for most users, but you should know that none of them is aimed ad harming your computer directly. This is what distinguishes Load05.biz from viruses and malware programs.

Browser hijackers, in general, are not dangerous pieces of software – they exist mainly to promote specific websites and their related products, services and software. The developers of browser hijackers typically earn revenue from the clicks on the sponsored ads and links that their software displays. This explains why a piece like Load05.biz will literally bombard your browser with pay-per-click advertisements and will use various tactics to make you click on them. For instance, the program may place its sponsored links on top of the search results or it may cover the content of every page that you are visiting with full-screen banners and notifications that cannot be removed unless you click on them.

In conclusion, these software components may not encrypt your files like a ransomware cryptovirus or damage your system like a Trojan horse but they easily may become the most irritating pieces of software to keep on your computer. That’s why, if they are causing you a disturbance and inconvenience, you have all the rights to uninstall them.

In fact, the purpose of this article is to explain the main features of the browser hijackers and to help you to remove Load05.biz from your computer in case that you currently have this software in your system. The removal guide that you will find below contains instructions for manual uninstallation of the unwanted program but if you need quick professional assistance, feel free to use the automatic Load05.biz removal tool that you can find on this page.

SUMMARY:

Name Load05.biz
Type Browser Hijacker
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Remove Load05.biz Virus

To try and remove Load05.biz quickly you can try this:

  1. Go to your browser’s settings and select More Tools (or Add-ons, depending on your browser).
  2. Then click on the Extensions tab.
  3. Look for the Load05.biz extension (as well as any other unfamiliar ones).
  4. Remove Load05.biz by clicking on the Trash Bin icon next to its name.
  5. Confirm and get rid of Load05.biz and any other suspicious items.

If this does not work as described please follow our more detailed Load05.biz removal guide below.

If you have a Windows virus, continue with the guide below.

If you have a Mac virus, please use our How to remove Ads on Mac guide.

If you have an Android virus, please use our Android Malware Removal guide.

If you have an iPhone virus, please use our iPhone Virus Removal guide


Step1

Some of the steps will likely require you to exit the page. Bookmark it for later reference.

Reboot in Safe Mode (use this guide if you don’t know how to do it).

Step2

WARNING! READ CAREFULLY BEFORE PROCEEDING!

Press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC at the same time and go to the Processes Tab (the “Details” Tab on Win 8 and 10). Try to determine which processes are dangerous.

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Right click on each of them and select Open File Location. Then scan the files with our free online virus scanner:

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    After you open their folder, end the processes that are infected, then delete their folders.

    Note: If you are sure something is part of the infection – delete it, even if the scanner doesn’t flag it. No anti-virus program can detect all infections.

    Step3

    Hold together the Start Key and R. Type appwiz.cpl –> OK.

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    You are now in the Control Panel. Look for suspicious entries. Uninstall it/them.

    Type msconfig in the search field and hit enter. A window will pop-up:

    msconfig_opt

    Startup —> Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer or otherwise look suspicious.

    Step4

    Hold the Start Key and R copy + paste the following and click OK:

    notepad %windir%/system32/Drivers/etc/hosts

    A new file will open. If you are hacked, there will be a bunch of other IPs connected to you at the bottom. Look at the image below:

    hosts_opt (1)

    If there are suspicious IPs below “Localhost” – write to us in the comments.

    Open the start menu and search for Network Connections (On Windows 10 you just write it after clicking the Windows button), press enter.

    1. Right-click on the Network Adapter you are using —> Properties —> Internet Protocol Version 4 (ICP/IP), click Properties.
    2. The DNS line should be set to Obtain DNS server automatically. If it is not, set it yourself.
    3. Click on Advanced —> the DNS tab. Remove everything here (if there is something) —> OK.

    DNS

    Step5

    • After you complete this step, the threat will be gone from your browsers. Finish the next step as well or it may reappear on a system reboot.

    Right click on the browser’s shortcut —> Properties.

    NOTE: We are showing Google Chrome, but you can do this for Firefox and IE (or Edge).

    browser-hijacker-taskbar-properties

    Properties —–> Shortcut. In Target, remove everything after .exe.

    Browser Hijacker Removal Instructions

    ie9-10_512x512 Remove Load05.biz from Internet Explorer:

    Open IE, click IE GEAR —–> Manage Add-ons.

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    Find the threat —> Disable. Go to IE GEAR —–> Internet Options —> change the URL to whatever you use (if hijacked) —> Apply.

    firefox-512 Remove Load05.biz from Firefox:

    Open Firefox, click mozilla menu ——-> Add-ons —-> Extensions.

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    Find the adware/malware —> Remove.
    chrome-logo-transparent-backgroundRemove Load05.biz from Chrome:

    Close Chrome. Navigate to:

    C:/Users/!!!!USER NAME!!!!/AppData/Local/Google/Chrome/User Data. There is a Folder called “Default” inside:

    Rename the Folder to Backup Default

    Rename it to Backup Default. Restart Chrome.

    Step6

    Type Regedit in the windows search field and press Enter.

    Inside, press CTRL and F together and type the threat’s Name. Right click and delete any entries you find with a similar name. If they don’t show up this way, go manually to these directories and delete/uninstall them:

    • HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—–Random Directory. It could be any one of them – ask us if you can’t discern which ones are malicious.
      HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—-Windows—CurrentVersion—Run– Random
      HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—Internet Explorer—-Main—- Random

    If the guide doesn’t help, download the anti-virus program we recommended or try our free online virus scanner. Also, you can always ask us in the comments for help!

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    About the author

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    Lidia Howler

    Lidia is a web content creator with years of experience in the cyber-security sector. She helps readers with articles on malware removal and online security. Her strive for simplicity and well-researched information provides users with easy-to-follow It-related tips and step-by-step tutorials.

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