Searchformore.com is a malicious website with poor reputation which is affiliated with browser hijackers and the ZeroAccess Rootkit. It can infect a computer by exploiting security vulnerabilities. Although this website seems to be harmless, it provides no reliable search engine and only can show spam results to computer users. The website is associated with various malware threats.
When the virus is inside your computer, your security software may be blocked immediately. And the most important point is your web browser will start directing you to Searchformore.com and similar websites against your will. Your homepage will be changed without your permission and it is hard for you to change it back even if you reset your browser. Worse still, the nasty redirect virus tracks user’s web browsing habits, records addresses of visited sites and sends collected data to a remote server. All in all, this malicious virus should be eliminated as soon as possible.
Homepage is changed without any permission.
Desktop background is gone somehow.
Browser setting is modified.
Browsers like IE and Firefox work slowly.
Registry files are corrupted.
1. 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.
2. 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:
[random].exe in hard drive
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings: “ProxyEnable” = 0
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings: “ProxyServer” = :0
If you failed to remove this malware with the instructions above or need any assistant, you are welcome to contact YooCare experts to resolve all the problems completely.
Published by Sarah Poehler on June 20, 2012 | Browser Hijacker Removal Guide