Is Enhanced-Search.com safe to use? It became my default search result yesterday without any notice. I cannot use Google search any more. Is it a good search engine to use? If I want to delete it, how can I do so? Can I use antivirus to get rid of it? If not, how I can find an effective removal instruction?
Enhanced-Search.com Redirect (also known as Enhanced-Search.com) is an annoying search engine which makes you angry when encounter with this redirect and should be avoided in the very beginning. People will consider it as a real search engine which is a kind of newly created product from new company. No, don’t trust it. This is not a real useful search engine. It may not be classified as a computer virus at the moment, but it is malicious file that would damage system and make the confusion of the online activities. It would replace your default homepage and search engine so that every time you open the victim browser you will get nothing but its website. You can only use its search engine to search online. In a word, it may harm your computer.
To be noticed, on the beginning of browser infection, this browser redirect will appear in the browser. It interrupts normal Internet activities such as redirecting the webpage to unknown website, taking your webpage to unknown malicious website, pointing search results to irrelevant results, slowing Internet speed and connecting you to hacked server. By using it, you can’t get the original home page and the default search engine back. They will all be replaced by malicious domain. And you need to know that no matter how normal it looks and how close it looks to the Google, you should be very careful. Don’t let it into your computer.
The search engine such as Google or Yahoo will be redirected to its domain and your homepage will be modified to unknown resources. Your computer is responding slowly in every process and the responding process makes you feel like it stuck. You will be annoyed about the budges of pop-ups and adware that accompany with it. You have to wait for more time than usual while opening a new webpage on the infected browser because it takes more time to load process. You are always being redirected to some unsafe links or malicious websites.
Manual removal is a complicated and risky process, so please back up all important data before making any changes on your computer. Here are some instructions to handle with the Trojan horse manually, and be cautious when going through the following steps.
1 Clear all the cookies of the affected browsers.
* Google Chrome: Click on the Tools menu → select Options → Click “Under the bonnet” tab → locate “Privacy” section → browsing data” button → “Delete cookies and other site data” to delete all cookies from the list.
* Internet Explorer: Click “Tools” → Click “safety” → “delete browsing history” → Tick “cookies” box and click delete
* Firefox:: Click “Tools” → Click “Options” → Click “Privacy” → Click “remove individual cookies”
2 Remove all the add-ons and extensions.
* Google Chrome:
(1). Click the Customize and Control menu button →Tools→ click Extensions
(2). Select the related Extension and click Disable.
* Internet Explorer:
(1). Click Settings → Click Manage Add-ons
(2). Click Programs tab → Click Manage Add-ons → Disable all the suspicious add-ons.
（1）. Click the Firefox menu and click Add-ons
(2). Click Extensions, select the related browser add-ons and click Disable.
3. Show Hidden Files
(1). Press Win+R to get run option
(2). Type in Control Panel and hit enter to get Control Panel
(3). Click on Appearance and Personalization link
(3). Click on Folder Options link
(4). Click on View tab in Folder Options window
(5). Tick Show hidden files, folders, and drives under Hidden files and folders tab
(6). Click Apply to effect， then click OK at the bottom of the Folder Options window.
4 stop virus processes in the Windows Task Manager.
(1). Press Ctrl+Alt+Del keys together to get Windows Task Manager
(2). Click More details
5. Remove all the malicious files registry entries through Registry Edit.
*Enhanced-Search.com Redirect is a high-risk browser hijacker which will change the homepage and browser settings, and redirect your web search results to random sites containing lots of illegal advertisements, even Trojan, rootkit or other malware virus. Sometimes the antivirus software cannot identify the computer threat accurately and timely or remove it permanently. Therefore, manual removal is the best choice to uninstall it completely from your computer. Users can follow the manual guide here to have this virus removed instantly.
(1). Using Registry Editor to delete all the related registry entries.
*Guides to open Registry Editor:
Press Win+R key together then Registry Editor will pop up.
(2). Find out and remove the associated files of XX.
When you search for some help to remove it, tool may not be able to remove it completely. Enhanced-Search.com Redirect is a browser redirect that is created for virus infection and webpage redirection. You will find out that many customers are in trouble when dealing with browser hijacker. It is difficult to remove because it has changed your browser settings to take effect of malicious activities. Even if some of the related files are removed by security tools successfully, there are still remains exists in the victim browser, it could return to change the search results, bring you to unknown websites because of its setting is still effective. If you want to avoid untrusted infection of browser redirect, please use more well-known search engine. In addition, remove it as soon as possible. If you don’t know how to do this, you can read this article to learn manual removal guide.
Published by & last updated on May 5, 2014 12:21 pm