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Jun 10, 2014

Earching.info Redirect Removal Guide

My computers has been infected by Earching.info redirect virus while installing a free program online, each time when I want to go online, Internet Explorer will be redirected to this site automatically. I try to get rid of it by my own but have no idea how to do it and security tools don’t detect the virus infection as well. How can I remove this browser hijack redirect virus completely from my browser? Will it attack my Firefox too? Any help will be appreciated.

What is Earching.info Redirect Virus :

Earching.info redirect virus is a fake search engine webpage which is created by the cyber criminals for their malicious purposes. Usually PC users will suffer this virus infection while installing the infected program or opening unsafe links, once the browser hijack redirect has been installed to the browsers, Earching.info virus is able to attack the infected PC by passing through the security program like firewall and anti-virus program. Earching.info redirect virus has the ability to make chaos by messing up system files, it is strongly suggested that PC users should remove it as soon as possible to avoid further damage.

In general, Earching.info redirect virus is able to infect all the browsers on the whole computer, the infected computers will suffer slow performance since the redirect virus will keep taking up high resource of the CPU, PC users have to spend more time opening a website or viewing an E-mail, the infected browser will open malicious site randomly due to this nasty browser hijack redirect as well. Earching.info browser hijack redirect virus has the ability to cause terrible virus infection on the infected computer, it needs to be removed immateriality and completely to keep the computer safe.

The following instructions require certain levels of computer skills. If you’re not sure and are afraid of making any critical mistakes during the process, please live chat with YooCare Expert now.

The Screen shot of the Earching.info Redirect

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Symptoms of Infection:

Once the infected computer is infected by the browser hijack redirect virus, it will cause terrible virus infection. The infected computer will run much slower than before, PC users will have to spend more time opening a webpage or watching a video. Sometimes the browser can crash frequently which makes PC users annoyed, the browser hijack virus is able to redirect the infected PC to visit other malicious website with different viruses and threats on it, and lots of the popping-up webpage will appear while surfing on the Internet. In a word, the browser hijack redirect virus can cause chaos and problems on the infected computer.

How Can This Virus Attack the Computer?

How did you get Earching.info virus on your computer? Usually these kinds of the viruses will be planted to some programs especially free programs, .exe, .bat or other executable processes and unsafe links. The computer will get the virus infection when the PC users install, open or click on these infected files. Sometimes the virus can even attack the computer by the files on the USB stick as well. Most of the unsafe website and forum will contain the virus infection, the computer can be infected while visiting these webpages.

Manual Removal Guides:

The browser hijack redirect virus is an extremely dangerous threat on the infected computer. Registry and other system settings can be modified by it completely, that is the reason the nasty redirect virus can escape the tracking of the security tools like anti-virus program or firewall. It is strongly suggested that PC user should get rid of this redirect virus in a manual way to uninstall it. Learn more from the manual removal guide below.

1. Clean cookies

* Internet Explorer: Tools → Internet Options →the General tab, Delete the Cookies button can be directly seen in IE6, IE7 is to click the Delete Browsing History button then tick Cookies and click Delete.

* Firefox:Tools → Options → Privacy → Remove Individual Cookies → Delete corresponding cookies in the cookies showing box.

* Opera:Tools → Preferences → Advanced → Cookies →Delete corresponding cookies in Management Cookies.

2. Clean add-ons and extensions

* Internet Explorer:

(1). Click Start, type: Manage browser add-ons

(2). Hit Enter on your keyboard

(3). Click Manage add-on and disable all the suspicious add-on.

* Firefox:

(1). Click the Firefox menu and click Add-on

(2). Click Extensions, select the related browser add-on and click Disable.

* Google Chrome:

(1). Click the Customize and Control menu button →Tools→ click Extensions

(2). Select the related Extension and click Disable.

3. Show hidden files and folders.
a. For XP: Press Win+E together, click on Tools, then choose Folder Options

For Vista, 7 and 8: Press Win+E together, click on Organize, then choose Folder and search options.
b. 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. Open Registry entries. Find out the malicious files and entries of the virus and then delete all.

Attention: Always be sure to back up your PC before making any changes.

a. Press Win+R to get the Run window. In the “Open” field, type “regedit” and click the “OK” button.

Run

regitry editor

b. All malicious files and registry entries that should be deleted:

%AllUsersProfile%\random.exe

%AppData%\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Templates\random.exe

%Temp%\random.exe

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion

(2). Find out and remove the associated files of this browser hijacker virus.

Video Shows You How to Safely Modify Windows Registry Editor:

Summary

Earching.info is totally a fake search engine which can not help PC user go online, PC users may get irrelevant results  if they search some keywords on it. What is more, the browser hijack redirect virus can install a backdoor process on the infected PC so that the cyber criminals are able to record your information on the browsers and even the whole PC. Anyway, browser hijack redirect virus needs to be removed as soon as, or the infected PC will face an extremely dangerous situation.

If you are not sure which files are related to malware, please contact experts from YooCare Online Tech Support for further help.

Published by & last updated on June 10, 2014 12:41 pm

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