Cannot get rid of Www.search-guru.com redirect from IE, Firefox or Google Chrome? Why your homepage and default search are changed without your permission? Please follow the manual guide here to get rid of this browser redirect virus now.
Www.search-guru.com is affiliated with browser hijacker or adware that can redirect your Google search queries and change your homepage to its own website which provides bogus search box filled with various advertisements. It corrupts your browsers such as Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome, alters the search page of your browsers and keeps redirecting the web user to its own page. When this hijacker affects the target computer, it will make big headache for web users because it is difficult for users to surf Internet and search information online as Www.search-guru.com can automatically open as a new tab showing on the browser window along with other ads pop-up window.
This type of virus can be extremely annoying and frustrating. It keeps redirecting users to a deceptive website which pretends to be a legitimate search engine but actually it will not provide you any reliable search results related to your queries. The purpose of this redirect thing is to promote malicious program and get you to click on any advertisements displayed on the fake search result so that the person who created the virus can make money from that. Browser redirecting to Www.search-guru.com often occurs while you are attempting to use the infected browser’s address bar to search the web. It redirects even when specific URLs are inputted into the address bar. Remember this page doesn’t provide the results that a trustworthy search engine would offer. Such unwanted threat usually arrives bundled with freeware applications, such as shareware games or various video players. To stop being redirecting to any unwanted pages, it is recommended users to delete Www.search-guru.com quickly from the computer.
1. It can redirect you to malicious websites with numerous pop up ads to interrupt and stop you from doing anything on your computer;
2. It can turn your computer to run slowly and pose sudden death;
3. It can introduce more unwanted viruses and ransomware to do further harms;
4. It can help cyber criminals track your online activities and capture significant personal data to cause you a loss of value.
5. It can change your default DNS configuration and block you accessing your favorite sites.
6. It forcibly customizes the default homepage, search engine and bookmarks of your computer.
Considering Www.search-guru.com hijacker cannot be removed by any security tools, uses can use the manual guide below to fix this issue.
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 Www.search-guru.com 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.
Www.search-guru.com makes an effect to hijack any web browsers installed on the PC and it is mainly programmed to hijack Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, and Mozilla Firefox browsers. This search engine claims to display reliable search results. However, if you have a closer look, you will notice that on top of its results it shows a list with sponsored links. Once attached, you will see new toolbars or favorites are installed that give you icons and links to web pages that you don’t want. Don’t regard this issue as a tiny issue. This hijacker may track user’s web browsing habits, record addresses of visited sites and send collected data to a remote server. Furthermore, it modifies essential web browser settings, decreases default security level and makes infected PC unstable. You should have it deleted immediately.
Published by & last updated on October 20, 2013 8:35 am