Is your favorite home page on Internet Explorer suddenly changed to an unfamiliar web site called Search.us.com? Is this webpage a part of Internet Explorer? Why can’t it be changed or removed? Have you been annoyed a lot when surfing online after the appearance of this webpage? Apparently, your browser has been hijacked by a browser redirect virus!
Search.us.com seems to be a normal webpage showing up on your browser as a new home page. However, it is in fact categorized as a browser hijacker. This PC virus should not be underestimated. Generally, a browser hijacker or browser redirect virus will be dressed up like a common webpage which has a search engine on it. With no different look than other web sites, Search.us.com browser hijacker always gets its way of deceiving PC users and helps hackers damage or control the infected systems. So it is absolutely no fun to keep this browser hijacker inside your computer. Getting rid of it should be the first thing to do.
Have you got any idea of what this browser redirect virus can bring to your computer? How can it help remote hackers control the infected system? First of all, in order to be infected by Search.us.com redirect virus, the infected computer has been used to visit some hacked sites or forbidden content online. You may not notice the date. Once the infection is done, you will get blocked by this Search.us webpage while trying to get online as usual. You will notice at first that your home page is changed. Then when you try to get online, you’ll start to be redirected to other unwanted web sites and experience lots of pop up ads. Be careful! All these given sites and links contain more viruses including Trojans, malware and ransomware. With malicious codes injected by Trojans, remote hackers could be able to control the vulnerable computer distantly! Important files and precious data will then be collected by them to make a lot of benefits.
What is the best way to get rid of this Search.us.com browser redirect virus? Manual removal is believed to be the most efficient way among reinstalling browser or Windows or restoring system which might turn into a failure. Not 100% sure that you can get rid of this browser hijacker completely? To make sure all the important files are not damaged, please consider making a backup beforehand.
1. Press Ctrl+Alt+Del on your keyboard or right click on the bottom task-bar to open the Windows Task Manager; then scroll down to find [Search.us.com].exe and End process;
2. Open Folder Options from Control Panel, then click View tab to tick Show hidden files and folders and non-tick Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) then click OK;
3. Press Windows+R keys to open the Run window and then type in regedit to open Registry Editor;
4. Find out and delete all these associating files as below:
%Documents and Settings%\[UserN]\Application Data\[rnd]
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System “DisableRegedit” = 0
5. Go to Tools on top of Internet Explorer and select Internet Options; on Home page column, type favorite homepage address in the Home Page bar and click OK.
Even if there’s protection from anti-virus programs on your computer, vulnerability can still happen and let viruses like this Search.us.com browser redirect virus sneak inside to bring constant pain to PC owners. Why anti-virus tools fail to catch this virus? Are they out of date or not good enough? These are not the reasons for your computer to be infected. Even if your anti-virus works so well for the last couple months, hackers can still put this browser hijacker through because they are so good at software and computer. Besides, there isn’t a perfect software for every virus including the new ones and the old. Viruses like Search.us.com redirect virus can be created every single day. You should think of other ways to deal with this nasty browser hijacker. Thus, manual removal is suggested here as a helpful way.
Suggestion: The manual removal process is complicated, isn’t it? Contact Online PC Expert now for further removal assistance if you still suffer from this Search.us.com browser hijacker after trying all the above steps. Save your computer and precious data ASAP!
Published by & last updated on June 4, 2013 9:50 am