Searchbrowsing.com has become your homepage somehow without your permission? Browser is keeps redirecting? Be attention this is a malicious hijacker that should be removed as soon as possible. Learn more here to completely get rid of this browser hijacker now!
Searchbrowsing.com is classified as a browser hijacker that can change web browser’s default home page to a particular web site without your permission. It is associated with browser hijackers and rootkit infections such as ZeroAccess rootkit, Google Results Hijacker, Google Redirect Hijacker, etc so that it runs high risk for the compromised computers. When you’re browsing the Internet, the virus will redirect your page requests to www.searchbrowsing.com and display fake errors on your computer screen. It’s prone to infect browsers like Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer. Thus, once you use a search engine includes Google, Bing or other engines, you may still get the results but when you try to open the site you want, it will be always redirected to searchbrowsing.com or other random sites. This domain is consist of a fake search engine which provides fake search results that include advertisements and other methods of driving affiliate-based money right back to the hacker. This hijacker tracks user’s web browsing habits, records addresses of visited sites and sends collected data to a remote server. Furthermore, it modifies essential web browser settings, decreases default security level and makes infected PC unstable. It is no doubt for you to get rid of this pesky hijacker immediately from your machine.
Homepage is changed without any permission.
Desktop background is gone somehow.
Browser setting is modified.
Browsers like IE and Firefox works slowly.
Registry files are corrupted.
1. Reboot your computer to safe mode with networking. As your computer restarts but before Windows launches, tap “F8” key constantly.
2. Show hidden files and folders.
Open Folder Options by clicking the Start button, clicking Control Panel, clicking Appearance and Personalization, and then clicking Folder Options.
Click the View tab.
Under Advanced settings, click Show hidden files and folders, uncheck Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then click OK.
3. Open Registry entries. Find out the malicious files and entries and then delete all.
Attention: Always be sure to back up your PC before making any changes.
a. Press the “Start” button and then choose the option “Run”. In the “Open” field, type “regedit” and click the “OK” button.
b. All malicious files and registry entries that should be deleted:
* %Program Files%\random
* %UserProfile%\Start Menu\Searchbrowsing.com.lnk
* %UserProfile%\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\Searchbrowsing.com.lnk
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\ Software\ Microsoft \Windows\ CurrentVersion
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System ‘DisableTaskMgr’ = ’1?
Manual removal of SearchBrowsing.com requires Expertise, Please take care before performing the steps. If you failed to remove this Malware, you are welcome to contact PC expert to fix the problem.
Published by Sarah Poehler, last updated on August 18, 2012 4:10 am | Browser Hijacker Removal Guide