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Jun 19, 2012

How to Completely Uninstall Searchya.com Redirect Virus? (Browser Hijacker Removal Guide)

Firefox infected with Searchya.com virus? Have you got any idea of what a browser hijacker is? Is this unwanted webpage showing up again after every reboot of computer? Are you afraid that other browsers will also get infected by it? If you have failed to delete this webpage out from your computer, you will learn here on how to do it successfully.

Searchya.com Description:

Searchya.com is defined as a browser redirect virus that aims at innocent computer users from all over the world. It’s already been reported that lots of computer users have been infected by this browser hijacker. They are no longer allowed to change back the previous homepages and redirected to unwanted websites forcibly with lots of annoying pop-ups. Once you have found this virus in your computer, please be careful to use it even though it looks like a usual search engine to you. It is with this trustworthy appearance, this browser hijacker has successfully to trick many people and collect a lot of money.

Searchya.com virus sometimes appears on one or two browsers, but the rest will also get infected if there’s not an immediate removal. It is believed that this infection can be done when you are surfing some illegal websites or downloading some “free” unknown programs. Through social networks it can be quickly spread to a worldwide range. Here’s a brief introduction of how this browser hijacker works in your computer. First of all, it will change the default settings of browser and system as soon as it enters into your computer. By doing that, it can show up again when you think you have got it off from your computer. Next, when you are going to do some online search via Google Chrome or Internet Explorer, you will notice that the default homepage has been replaced to Searchya.com. Even if you have reset the browser settings trying to change your homepage back, you will not succeed. Furthermore, when you use it directly for your online researches, you will be provided fake links and websites instead of the actual results you are supposed to get. If you do not watch out, you will be facing numerous viruses and malware in your computer and you cannot do anything to stop these troubles from getting into your computer constantly. So it is without any doubt that you should get it removed out of your computer as soon as possible.

The following instructions require computer skills. If you’re not a Pro with computer and not sure how to manually removed Searchya.com virus, please live chat with YooCare experts now

Screen Shot of The Particular Hacked Webpage:

Potential Threats of This Infection:

I. It can bring more nasty viruses and programs to your computer to create more damages;
II. It keeps redirecting you to unwanted websites where lots of ads popping up constantly so as to disturb you while surfing the Internet or running an antivirus scan;
III. It can create security flaws or system vulnerabilities in your computer;
IV. It can drop infected files and install malicious programs in your computer without your permission;
V. It will help remote hosts to trace all your activities on this infected computer and collect important information out of them.

Step-by-step Instructions on Manual Removal:

As mentioned before that this Searchya.com browser hijacker cannot be 100% removed by antivirus programs, you need to manually remove it out of the computer. And in case that any mistake might occur and cause unpredictable damages, please spend some time on making a backup beforehand. Then follow these steps given below:

1. Reboot the infected computer and get into safe mode with networking. When you have pressed the restart button, please keep pressing F8 on your keyboard until a black screen with several commands appears. Then use the arrow keys to select Safe Mode with Networking and press E/ENTER;

2. Press Ctrl+Alt+Del keys on the keyboard to open the Windows Task Manager;

3. End these process: [Searchya.com] .exe

4. Delete all the following files:
%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\.dll
%AppData%\Protector-[ Searchya com].exe
%AllUsersProfile%\{ Searchya com }\*.lnk
C:\system volume information\_restore\[ Searchya com]
%Documents and Settings%\[UserName]\Application Data\[ Searchya.com]

5. Open Run window from Start menu and type Regedit;

6. Remove all these following registry entries:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “.exe”{Searchya.com}
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings “CertificateRevocation” = ’0?
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings “WarnonBadCertRecving” = ’0?
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Download “CheckExeSignatures” = ‘no’
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main “Use FormSuggest” = ‘yes’

7. Reboot the computer again to get into the normal mode and check if browsers work properly.

Video Shows You How to Safely Modify Windows Registry Editor:

Note: If you don’t have much computer background knowledge and are not able to remove Searchya.com virus by following the steps mentioned above, please contact YooCare Expert for a fast and full removal.

Published by & last updated on June 19, 2012 9:47 am

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