Does your browser keep redirecting you to the websites you don’t want? Is your homepage already taken over by Native-search.com? If you are suffering from this trouble, please follow the manual removal steps below to get rid of this nasty hijacker now.
Native-search.com is affiliated with browser hijacker that poses itself as a genuine and protected web search tool. However, if you enter search query and start to make a search, you will see it only shows many sponsored websites and various advertisement. It hijacks your browser such as Internet Explorer, Google chrome, or Firefox and shows various unwanted symptoms such as redirecting your browser to other pages constantly, displaying crazy and annoying pop-up windows, adding unwanted wanted toolbars to interrupt your browsing activities. A lot of computer users don’t know about this malicious threat installed after it makes big difference on the Internet browser settings. This hijacker is responsible for taking over the vulnerable web browser to result in annoying browser redirection to doubtful websites. By using this way, criminals can boost traffic of the certain website and make a profit from click fraud.
If the web browser has been hijacked by any browser hijackers or adware, the PC user won’t be able to surf the net as usual. Every time you go to google to search up something, it lags and then when you click a certain link, it redirects you to a different site. Using this bogus search won’t give you any useful information except numerous sponsored web-links to commercial websites. In addition, Native-search.com can come up as a new tab as soon as browser is opened. It is really annoying to view these corrupted pages and ads again and again, at the cost of your time. This unwanted threat usually arrives bundled with freeware applications, such as shareware games or various video players. It runs high risk for your security as it could gather personal information of the computer user in order to display associated ads and sponsored search results and then divert PC users to doubtful commercial websites. Therefore, it is highly suggested users to remove Native-search.com virus as soon as possible.
Note: This website may display various advertisements to lure users to click on it. It may inform users that they are missing plugin to play video or telling that you are the winner of the day in you area and you need to fill out certain “sponsor offers” in order to claim you “free gift” or something like that. However, don’t click on any of the advertisements shown on Native-search.com. Otherwise you will open a backdoor to let other viruses invade your computer to ruin your system.
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 Native-search.com hijacker can’t be fixed 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 Native-search.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.
C:\Documents and Settings\LocalService\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\*.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\LocalService\Local Settings\*.*
Native-search.com arrives your computer bundled with other freeware, PDF creators, video recording/streaming, download-managers and etc. It masquerades itself as a legitimate search engine but in reality it won’t provide you any trusted search results. Instead, it displays disturbing pop-up ads, sponsored links in search results of any legal search system and may gather search terms from an affected computer user’s search queries. The virus hijacks Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome. It keeps displaying commercial pop-up ads and could trace browsing habits of the Internet user instead of giving protected and reliable search results they could rely on. It is suggested users not spend time trying to change browser to stop these attacks, since browser hijackers will corrupt the local DNS (or Domain Name System) entries to accomplish their hijackers. Therefore, these problems will remain embedded in your operating system even if you uninstall and reinstall all of your web browsers. And the worse part is no antivirus can detect or remove such hijackers. We highly recommend users to get rid of Native-search.com as quickly as possible.
Published by & last updated on November 6, 2013 4:36 am