Yesterday, I installed some free programs downloaded from a forum. From then on, I keep being redirected to some sites that I have never heard of. When I watch online videos or play games, I get a lot of pop-up windows. I finally know that there is a program called SearchAdence adware in my computer, which I think is the source of all the problems. It is still in the computer though I have uninstalled it from the Control Panel. How can I get rid of it thoroughly?
SearchAdence adware is luring innocent computer users into visiting different advertising websites and spending money. Once it gets into your computer, it will display many pop-up ads uninterruptedly intending to force computer users to click on them with attractive low prices or coupons of new products. Most of the users who cannot resist the temptation and are unable to see through the adware will navigate the designated websites in order to know more.
In most cases, SearchAdence adware has the ability to enter the target computer imperceptibly. This intractable adware are usually mixed with free downloads for its developers often put it in some free programs covered with interesting functions. When you are installing these programs, it seizes the opportunity to persuade you to approve its installation requirement. Sometimes, it also hangs in some unsafe websites, waiting for a victim to browse the web pages. The malicious adware are also bundled with spam emails that are sent randomly to computer users. Once they open them, it will install to the computer system without asking for permission. It is not a wise choice to keep SearchAdence adware in the computer. You will face the risk of being cheated. After the cunning adware secretly stations to the browser, it will add unnecessary malware, viruses or Trojans to mess up the target computer. In this case, your important documents as well as data in the system will be threatened seriously. The network criminals may use this opportunity to steal your confidential information, such as passwords and online banking transaction details, which will lead to further loss. In order to avoid trouble, you should remove it promptly.
1. It is able to become the startup page of your web browser via modifying browser settings. No matter which browser you are using (Internet Explorer, Safari, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Opera), you can see the browser is occupied by it completely.
2. It may also install plug-ins, extensions and toolbars in the browser so as to record your search history as well as cookies.
3. You need to wait for a long time when visiting websites because the browser always gets stuck and is slow in reaction.
4. This annoying redirect may also result in unstable Internet connection and system freezes frequently.
5. You are forced to receive many advertisement windows when the computer is connected to the Internet.
SearchAdence adware has the ability to change the default browser settings and redirect you to random sites (usually sites playing unreliable advertisements or even containing virulent Trojan viruses, spyware and other infections). You may have noticed that most browser hijackers won’t be detected by antivirus programs. The same goes to this one. Its considerable visitor volume benefits numerous product manufacturers, freeware developers and website promoters, thus, they are willing to maintain long-term relationship with it. Actually, the main reason for the failure detection of antivirus programs is its successful disguise. Through making use of advanced technology, it maintains the ability to combine its components with system files or to generate fake system files, which confuses computer users as well as antivirus programs. They cannot identify it accurately and timely, let alone remove it thoroughly. Therefore, manual removal is the best choice to drive it away from your computer. In this case, you are advised to delete every file generated by it manually so as to spare all later trouble. The manual removal needs to be handled carefully so as to avoid any subsequent damages. Users can follow the manual guide here to have the hijacker removed instantly.
1. Clean Add-ons and Extensions
* Internet Explorer:
(1). Click Tools in the Menu bar and then click Internet Options
(3). Click Programs tab, click Manage add-ons and disable the suspicious add-ons
(1). Click Tools in the Menu bar and then click Add-ons
(2). Click Extensions, select the related browser add-ons and click Disable
* Google Chrome:
(1). Click Customize and control Google Chrome button → Tools → Extensions
(2). Disable the extensions of SearchAdence adware
2. End Relevant Processes
(1). Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc together to pop up Windows Task Manager, click Processes tab
*For Win 8 Users:
Click More details when you see the Task Manager box
And then click Details tab
(2). Find out and end SearchAdence adware’s processes
3. Show Hidden Files
(1). Click on Start button and then on Control Panel
(2). Click on Appearance and Personalization
(3). Click on Folder Options
(4). Click on the View tab in the Folder Options window
(5). Choose Show hidden files, folders, and drives under the Hidden files and folders category
(6). Click OK at the bottom of the Folder Options window
*For Win 8 Users:
Press Win+E together to open Computer window, click View and then click Options
Click View tab in the Folder Options window, choose Show hidden files, folders, and drives under the Hidden files and folders category
4. Delete Relevant Registry Entries and Files
(1). Delete the registry entries related to SearchAdence adware through Registry Editor
Press Win+R to bring up the Run window, type “regedit” and click “OK”
While the Registry Editor is open, search and delete its registry entries
(2). Find out and remove the associated files
SearchAdence adware is able to install to the computer through free programs from unknown sources. It keeps displaying annoying pop-up ads in the computer screen to encourage computer users to click on them. If you really do, it is able to force you to visit suspicious websites. It aims at promoting unreliable websites, products and services. It may also collect your browsing information and surfing habits. These data may be useful in display particular advertisements you are interested in. It can help various security infections pollute your computer. Therefore, you had better remove it as soon as possible.
The above manual removal is quite dangerous and complicated, which needs sufficient professional skills. Therefore, only computer users with rich computer knowledge are recommended to implement the process because any errors including deleting important system files and registry entries will crash your computer system. If you have no idea of how to process the manual removal, please contact experts from YooCare Online Tech Support for further assistance.
Published by & last updated on March 9, 2014 6:25 am