What is Searchek.com? Is it really a legitimate search engine? Can you really get the useful information you want from Searchek.com? Cannot get rid of it although you have tried various antivirus? How to remove it completely?
Searchek.com is a malicious browser hijacker virus which disguises as a legitimate and professional search engine to cheat users. It can take over your browser and then considerably damage your computer system. Searching for something via this fake search engine or clicking links on its website can lead to its automatic installation into your computer. Besides, you may also get Searchek.com virus from downloading unknown “free” software, opening unknown e-mail attachments or visiting malicious websites. It makes full use of your careless operations and the security bugs of your computer system.
Once Searchek.com virus infiltrates into your computer totally, it can modify the browser settings to change your default homepage and search engine and prevent you from changing back to your favorite. You may find that you have troubles when you are using the browser to reach some sites or to search for something you want. Though Searchek.com pretends to be a legitimate search engine, it cannot provide you any reliable search results you want except redirecting you to some malicious websites containing deceptive advertisements, Trojan virus or malware. Furthermore, Searchek.com can corrupt Windows Registry and other important windows system files. Your computer will run very slowly, which makes you feel like your computer gets stuck. What is worse, Searchek.com infections is bundle with other Trojan virus, which can be used by the hackers to monitor your computer using trace and collect your important information for illegal use. Therefore, Searchek.com is a serious threat for your computer system and privacy. We strongly recommend you to eliminate it from your computer as soon as possible instead of ignoring it. For Searchek.com virus can hide itself deep in your system, antivirus cannot pick it up and even could be shut down by it. So it needs and only can be removed manually so that it is completely kicked off from your computer. Please note that manual removal is a cumbersome procedure. If you haven’t sufficient expertise in dealing with computer issues, it may lead to some mistakes damaging your system.
Searchek.com is a high-risk browser hijacker which will change the homepage and browser settings, and redirect your web search results to random sites containing lots of illegal advertisements, even Trojan, rootkit or other malware virus. Sometimes the antivirus software cannot identify the computer threat accurately and timely or remove it permanently, therefore, manual removal is the best choice to uninstall it completely from your computer. Users can follow the manual guide here to have this virus removed instantly.
1. Clean cookies
* Internet Explorer: Tools → Internet Options →the General tab, Delete the Cookies button can be directly seen in IE6, IE7 is to click the Delete Browsing History button then tick Cookies and click Delete.
* Firefox: Tools → Options → Privacy → Remove Individual Cookies → Delete corresponding cookies in the cookies showing box.
* Opera: Tools → Preferences → Advanced → Cookies →Delete corresponding cookies in Management Cookies.
2. Clean add-ons and extensions
* Internet Explorer:
(1). Click Start, type: Manage browser add-ons
(2). Hit Enter on your keyboard
(3). Click Manage add-ons and disable all the suspicious add-ons.
（1）. Click the Firefox menu and click Add-ons
(2). Click Extensions, select the related browser add-ons and click Disable.
* Google Chrome:
(1). Click the Customize and Control menu button → Tools → click Extensions
(2). Select the related Extension and click Disable.
3. Show hidden files
(1). Click on the Start button and then on Control Panel
(2). Click on the Appearance and Personalization link
(3). Click on the Folder Options link
(4). Click on the View tab in the Folder Options window
(5). Choose the Show hidden files, folders, and drives under the Hidden files and folders category
(6). Click OK at the bottom of the Folder Options window.
4. Delete virus files
Find out and remove the associated files of this browser hijacker virus.
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In a word, Searchek.com is a malicious website containing a fake search engine. Once your computer gets infected by it, whenever you try to search for something in the Internet, you will be redirected to some weird websites instead of the information you want. Searchek.com can also disable the antivirus and implant other viruses into your computer to damage your system. Hackers can intrude your system via it to steal your sensitive information including banking account information. So we suggest it should be removed immediately before more damages and losses.
Published by & last updated on November 28, 2012 12:41 pm