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Oct 10, 2014

Spidersearch.net Browser Hijacker Removal

Every time you start the web browser (Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome), you are forced to go to Spidersearch.net? Why is this happening? Is it a useful search engine? How can it control the browser without allowing you to make any change? You want to delete it with some antivirus software, but they can’t even detect it? Is there a good way to get rid of the pesky browser hijacker?

More Details about Spidersearch.net:

Spidersearch.net is a browser hijacker containing a fake search engine that can cause many annoying browser issues. It is a potential threat to your personal information. The most popular browsers including Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox can easily be affected by it. The hijacker makes full use of the security defects in the system to enter the computer without letting you know. It is usually hidden in some free software from unsafe sources or spam email attachments.

Once Spidersearch.net completes the installation in your computer, it begins to modify your browser settings, DNS settings, host settings as well as important system settings. You will find that the default homepage and search engine are changed to its domain. All of your search results will be redirected to some unnecessary sites. Some of those sites show a lot of unreliable ads designed by spammers to make money. Some others even contain dangerous Trojan viruses and malware. More importantly, Spidersearch.net will also reduce the performance of your computer significantly. It will make you feel that your computer is running slow as a snail. What is worse, it can be used by some virus makers to implant spyware in the computer. Therefore, they can monitor your online behaviors and collect your sensitive data including financial details and social contact numbers. Hence, you should remove the hijacker as soon as possible. So far, no antivirus program can handle Spidersearch.net browser hijacker, because it uses complex technique to hide deep in your computer. Manual removal is the most effective way to get rid of it completely. But please note that manual removal needs professional knowledge. You should be more careful during the removal process so as to prevent errors that will destruct the system.

Processing manual removal is supposed to have a certain level of computer literacy. If you are not sure how to start and are afraid of making any critical mistakes damaging the computer system, please live chat with YooCare Expert now.

Primary Symptoms and Potential Risks:

1. Spidersearch.net 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.

Manual Removal Guide:

Spidersearch.net should be removed as soon as possible to avoid any adverse consequences. Because the antivirus software cannot help you delete it, manual removal is suggested here. Any errors in the removal process may lead to unpredictable problems which will damage the system seriously. It is recommended that you make the necessary backups in advanceand then begin to remove the unwanted Spidersearch.net through the following steps:

1. Clean Add-ons and Extensions

* Internet Explorer:

(1). Click Tools in the Menu bar and then click Internet Options

Tools in IE

(3). Click Programs tab, click Manage add-ons and disable the suspicious add-ons

* Firefox:

(1). Click Tools in the Menu bar and then click Add-ons

Tools in Firefox

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

* Google Chrome:

(1). Click Customize and control Google Chrome button → Tools → Extensions

Customize and control Google Chrome button

(2). Disable the extensions of Spidersearch.net

2. End Relevant Processes

(1). Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc together to pop up Windows Task Manager, click Processes tab

Windows Task Manager

*For Win 8 Users:

Click More details when you see the Task Manager box

Win 8 Task Manager

And then click Details tab

Details Tab in Win 8 Task Manager

(2). Find out and end Spidersearch.net’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

View in Computer Window

Click View tab in the Folder Options window, choose Show hidden files, folders, and drives under the Hidden files and folders category

View Tab in Folder Options Window

4. Delete Relevant Registry Entries and Files

(1). Delete the registry entries related to Spidersearch.net 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

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

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run ‘Random’

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings “CertificateRevocation” =Random

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\Explorer\run\Random.exe

(2). Find out and remove the associated files

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

%Temp%\random.exe

%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\~random

%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\.dll HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Random “.exe”

Video Shows You How to Safely Modify Windows Registry Editor:

Spidersearch.net is a notorious browser hijacker which will continue to affect your web browsing experience. When you open the web browser, it will pop up as the default homepage. If you use its search box to search for anything, you cannot get accurate search results, but some strange websites contain unreliable ads and even dangerous viruses which bring more troubles to the computer. Cyber criminals can use the hijacker to access the computer and record your personal information for the purpose of making money. Therefore, it is annoying and dangerous. You had better take some measures to get rid of Spidersearch.net.

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 October 10, 2014 9:59 am

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