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Jun 11, 2012

Instructions on How to Permanently Get Rid of Scour.com Browser Hijacker (Manual Removal Guide)

Have you ever come across the situation with your Internet browser that you kept redirected all the time to the same webpage –Scour.com? Does it look like a normal search engine to you? Have you got any idea on how to get rid of it? If not, the following passage will tell you more information. Get started immediately and delete this unwanted website completely.

Description:

Scour.com is defined as a browser redirect virus similar to Findallnow.net. To make an illegal profit, this particularly hacked website is created to mess up with computer users, change their homepage settings and redirect them to unwanted results other than their actual needs. The number of its victims is increasing so you must watch out for it when doing online searching. Don’t let this virus get your money for free.

If you are still wondering how it gets into your computer, you will find the answers here: a) You may have accidentally open an illegal website containing lots of Trojan viruses; b) You may have downloaded a free unknown program to watch movies or upload pictures; c) Or you may have received a spam email with an ad title. Besides, your antivirus tool will not work well on Scour.com virus as it can escape from the detection of it. When you use Google Chrome or Firefox for online searching, this website pops up forcibly as a smart search engine to help you get more information on interesting topics. If you don’t be careful enough and click on it before thinking, it will redirect you to more hacked websites and links. Once you click on them, viruses and malware will sneak into your computer without your permission, and you will soon be facing numerous pop-up ads and fake security alerts. It is better to remove Scour.com fake search engine out of your computer before you are annoyed by its auto redirection and pop-up windows.

A Screen Shot of Scour.com:

Potential Threats:

1. The constant pop-up ads and alerts will interrupt you while using the computer and will also slow down the overall speed of computer;
2. Malware and spyware may be downloaded and installed automatically without your permission;
3. The Internet and even network settings will be changed or disabled so that you cannot access to the net;
4. Remote hosts are allowed to follow all your activities and collect valuable information out of them;
5. Infected files can be dropped everywhere in your computer and acting like legitimate files so as to avoid the antivirus software.

Guide to Remove Scour com Redirect Virus:

This manual removal process is for advanced computer users only. If you do not know exactly what to do, it is better to get help from experts. Before you start, please make a backup in case you may need to restore. Following are some steps for your consideration:

1. Reboot the infected computer and constantly hit F8 before the Start up screen shows, then use arrow keys to select Safe mode with networking and press E/Enter on the keyboard;
2. Press Ctrl+Alt+Del at the same time to open the Windows Task Manager window;
3. Find out [Scour.com] on Processes and select End process;
4. Find out and delete all these associating files and registry entries:
%AppData%\[Scour.com ].exe
%AppData%\result.db
%AllUsersProfile%\{Scour com}\
%AllUsersProfile%\{Scour com}\*.lnk
HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\{Scour com}
HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\DisallowRun
HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run Regedit32
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\Current\Winlogon\”Shell” = “{Scour com}.exe”
5. Reboot the computer and get into normal mode without pressing any keys this time.

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Note: If you have failed to remove Scour.com virus from your computer, please contact YooCare now for a fast help to save your computer.

Published by & last updated on June 11, 2012 5:41 pm

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