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Jan 7, 2015

Remove Search-Quick.com

Hey, there. Search-Quick.com is infecting my computer. I am keeping redirected when I start a new tab or begin to browse. .It is so annoying. It is not the search engine which I want. It will pop up automatically again and again when I start to browse. But how to get rid of it completely is a big problem for me. Does anyone can help me remove this pesky virus from my computer? I am so nervous now. Please help!

A Short Introduction Of Search-Quick.com

Search-Quick.com is classified to be a virus member of the family of the browser hijacker, which is created by cyber criminals for the purpose of attacking computer users’ computer system. This browser hijacker is a harmful redirect virus that shares the same look and design image as the most popular search engine like Google, Bing and Yahoo, etc.. However, what this browser does for people is not the same as a real one does, this may make lots of troubles for people by readdressing them to nasty domains or websites. Anyone who goes online should not trust this malicious search engine as it is not a good program at all. What’s more, this hijacker can get into your system secretly. You may not know when and how this virus comes into your computer until you are being redirected when you begin to go online Usually, this virus is associated with unsafe websites, spam e-mails attachments, freeware downloads like free players, download managers, PDF creators, and so on. So, you should be cautious when you are surfing the Internet.

Once Search-Quick.com installed on your computer, it may do lots of harm for you. If your computer gets infected, you can’t go online smoothly as you may be interrupted by this redirect all the time as it will keep redirecting you to many sponsored websites. Besides, when you use this browser to search something, you may not get the right search result from it as it may provide you some suspicious web links only. When you click on it, you may be redirected to some unsafe web page which may contain other viruses like Trojan, spyware, adware, malware, etc.. This virus may pilfer your crucial data like bank account information, log in account and password and so on. Then it may transfer them to remote hackers who may use your information in the illegal way. Additionally, the most important of this virus is that as soon as it gets into your system, your default home page and browser settings may be changed automatically without your permission. This is why you are always being redirected when you start to browse or open a new tab. To removing this virus is an urgent task when you find it on your computer.

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.

A Screenshot Of This Browser Hijacker

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Basic Symptoms and Potential Risks of Search-Quick.com

1. It can be added to Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome browsers without your notification.
2. You are rerouted to some unknown sponsored websites that you have never seen before when you surfing online.
3. You can get a bunch of popup ads show on the webpage which you are browsing.
4. It can be installed on your computer slightly.
5. This browser hijacker can introduce various infections and unwanted programs onto your system,
6. It can investigate your browsing behavior and gather your input information online.
7. It is also responsible for collecting computer user’s private information like IP address and online traces for unethical using of online marketing.

Note: If one of symptoms mentioned above is found in your computer, then you must know that your computer is being attacked by the browser hijacker. Since the browser hijacker is so dangerous, once your computer is infected, you should take actions to delete the hijacker. If you are not a computer expert, in case you lose your important data or damage your system, please welcome to contact Yoocare/Yoosecurity Online Expert for help now!

Manual Removal Guide:

Search-Quick.com hijacks your default browser to redirect your web search results and modifies your default homepage and browser settings. Manual removal is the most effective way to completely uninstall it from an infected computer’s operating system, for the season that this hijacker is so cunning and dangerous, antivirus programs cannot get rid of it permanently. Here are the manual guides for users to remove the annoying hijacker.

1. Clean Add-ons and Extensions

* Internet Explorer:

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

Tools in IE

(2). Click Programs tab, click Manage add-ons and disable the dubious 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 this virus

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 this hijacker’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 this browser hijacker 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_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Random HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings “CertificateRevocation” =Random

(2). Find out and remove the associated files

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

Conclusion

Search-Quick.com is so cunning and risky browser hijacker which you should remove immediately at the time you detected on your computer. Once this virus installs on your system, it may take control of your online activities immediately and then change your default browser to be its domain. As a result, it will keep you redirecting you to visit some malicious and unsafe websites. This vicious browser hijacker will distribute lots of ads and add malicious links into your computer system. All these ads and links will chock up your system. You may experience slow browsing speed, reduced computer performance etc.. It is definitely a nasty and annoying browser hijacker which should be removed from the computer without any hesitation. If you don’t know how to start, please start a live chat now to ask for help from Yoocare 24-hour online expert.

Suggestion: 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 January 7, 2015 12:10 pm

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