How to remove Searchnu.com/409 redirect from Google Chrome, Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox? Why your homepage is replaced and your browser is redirected to Searchnu.com/409? Follow the guides below to find out an effective manual way and completely remove this nasty redirect virus.
Searchnu.com/409 is categorized as a browser hijacker virus as similar as Searchnu.com/421 and Searchnu.com/410. All of these hijacker viruses can pose a serious risk to your information and system. Even though it seems to be a search engine, but it has no beneficial purposes and shouldn’t remain on your computer as it is a horrific redirect virus that changes your homepage and browser settings to interrupt your browser activities terribly. This hijacker is able to alter the search page of your browsers such as Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome and redirect the user to its own page.
Searchnu.com/409 redirect can add new toolbar, change your homepage and default search provider. Bear in mind this is a phony search engine designed to redirect web users and show them spam search results. It displays advertisements more than search results you want. Furthermore, it takes control of all your web search and often redirects the browser to unknown web pages and you will notice a seemingly endless barrage of ads popping up on your screen. Apart from the mentioned annoyances, this hijacker can also cause harm the system and compromise your computer because it is capable of monitoring web browsing habit on the computer. It can track your search terms and visited web pages. Since the hijacker is suspected of collecting users’ personal information to distribute advertisement or for commercial use. Therefore, you must remove Searchnu.com/409 redirect as quickly as you can.
It is said that you can easily get infected with this redirect virus when you visit illegal websites, download porno movies and other unidentified programs and open spam emails. You may still do these above activities even if you are aware of their dangers because you think your legitimate antivirus software can take care of the threats. But as a matter of fact, the creators of this browser redirect virus are so familiar with the functions of antivirus tools that they can make it escape from the detection and removal of any virus protectors. Thus, it is suggested users to follow the manual guide to delete Searchnu.com/409 redirect.
Considering Searchnu.com/409 hijacker can’t be fixed by any security tools, uses can use the manual guide below to fix this issue without any risk.
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. End the malicious process from Task Manager.
Once this dangerous redirect is installed, computer user may notice that CPU usage randomly jumps to 100 percent, slowing down the computer. If your system’s CPU spike is constant, users should check from Task Manager and see if there is a suspicious process occupying the system resources and then end it immediately.
(The name of the virus process can be random.)
Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc at the same time and it will open up task manager directly. Then change to “Processes” tab.
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.
Searchnu.com/409 is a typical browser hijacker that mainly attacks browsers such as Firefox, Chrome and Internet Explorer. It aims to hijack your web browsers and perform malicious tasks to interrupt your browsing activities. Once it is downloaded, it keeps redirecting you to the website you don’t want. And it slows down your computer, freezes your security program and changes the settings of your browser. Your homepage can be replaced by Searchnu.com/409 or it comes up with a new tab automatically and you can’t close it or change it back. This hijacker can affect all the browsers you have installed such as attack Firefox, Chrome and Internet Explorer and can function in most versions of Windows, including Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8. Thus, you must get rid of it as soon as you detect it on your computer.
Published by & last updated on June 27, 2013 5:42 am