Does your browser keep redirecting you to Searchab.com against your will? Recently a lot of people get such annoying issue that when they bring up Google to do a search, before the Google url comes up, the url searchab.com briefly comes up. If you are suffering from this trouble, please follow the manual guide below to delete this hijacker completely.
Searchab.com is a browser hijacker which often comes embedded with many download applications and installer. This website is with poor reputation and it may be associated with various malware threats. After it successfully sneaks into target computer, it can cause annoying redirection and make computer unstable.
If you want to search information by Google or Bing, you will find that the results will be rerouted to Searchab.com URL and other dubious websites. Thus, you can’t go to the page you’re looking for straight away. Searchab.com comes bundled with many other suspicious application such as Privitize VPN and internet browser objects like toolbars which prevent you from simply deleting it from control panel. In addition, whenever your computer is connected to Internet, you maywill be bombarded with hundreds of pop-up advertisements. To stop this annoying redirection, please use the manual way to delete it quickly and safely.
When the hijacker is inside your computer, your security software may be blocked immediately and your homepage will be changed without your permission. In addition, it degrades overall web browser stability and performance as it wastes too much computer resources. The most irritating feature of this redirect virus is that it will keep redirecting you to various harmful websites against your will. If you try to search something from Google, Bing or other search page as your preferred, you will be redirected to Searchab.com page. Thus, this issue should be fixed as soon as possible.
Searchab.com hacks your browser to redirect your web search results and changes the homepage and browser settings. To completely uninstall it from an infected system, manual removal is the first choice. Because sometimes antivirus software cannot pick up the exact computer threat timely or remove it permanently. Users can follow the manual guide here to have this virus removed instantly.
1. Clear all the cookies of your affected browsers.
Click on the “Tools” menu and select “Options”.
Click the “Under the Bonnet” tab, locate the “Privacy” section and click the “Clear browsing data” button.
Select “Delete cookies and other site data” to delete all cookies from the list.
Open Internet explorer window
Click the “Tools” button
Point to “safety” and then click “delete browsing history”
Tick the “cookies” box, then click “delete”
Click on Tools, then Options, select Privacy
Click “Remove individual cookies”
In the Cookies panel, click on “Show Cookies”
To remove a single cookie click on the entry in the list and click on the “Remove Cookie button”
To remove all cookies click on the “Remove All Cookies button”
2. Remove all add-ons and extensions
Google Chrome: Wrench Icon > Tools > Extensions
Mozilla Firefox: Tools > Add-ons (Ctrl+Shift+A)
Internet Explorer: Tools > Manage Add-ons
3. 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.
4. Remove all the malicious files manually.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings “WarnonBadCertRecving” = ’0?
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\ActiveDesktop “NoChangingWallPaper” = ’1?
Searchab.com is a redirect virus that can alter the search page of your browsers such as Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome and redirect the user to its own page. When it hijacks a system, it uses browser helper objects and third party malware including sponsored adware and spyware platforms to change your homepage and modify your browser settings without your permission. Thus, it causes internet searches inputted into the browser address bar redirecting to Searchab.com randomly. Malware associated with Searchab.com will often also include a rootkit component designed to conceal the presence of this malware as well as disable any legitimate security programs that it detects on the infected computer. Thus, it is impossible for you to detect or remove the virus by running a security scan. It is suggested users to manually remove it so that the virus can be totally gone from your PC and it won’t come back to bother your PC again.
Published by & last updated on January 4, 2013 11:22 am