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Jan 13, 2015

Searchboxlistings.com Removal Guide

Your homepage in the Google Chrome browser is changed to Searchboxlistings.com? You cannot change the homepage to the site you want? You even cannot go to the accurate places when surfing the Internet because it controls your browser? Your computer obviously has been infected with a browser hijacker. You need to manually remove Searchboxlistings.com as soon as possible.

More Details about Searchboxlistings.com:

Searchboxlistings.com can be classified as a browser hijacker which is able to take over computer user’s browser completely. It appears in your browser as the default homepage as well as search engine, remains steadily in your computer and brings you a lot of troubles constantly. Searchboxlistings.com has the ability to redirect all search results without your approval to some unreliable web sites, some of which are corrupted. Once you land into those corrupted sites, many malicious viruses will be automatically downloaded into the computer and you even do not know that.

By showing in your browser as the new default homepage, Searchboxlistings.com pretends to be a smart search engine which provides rich contents for you. There are many search engines in the Internet world, so you won’t give enough attention when it appears in one of your browser. But if you use its page to start your online activities, you will be redirected to unnecessary web sites promoted by it. In addition, this browser hijacker can also create loopholes in the system which may indirectly help dangerous viruses and ransomware sneak into your computer, through which the cyber criminals are able to access your computer furtively and collect all of your personal information for illegal use. To preserve your computer from more damages, you had better get rid of this Searchboxlistings.com browser hijacker as soon as possible! It is said that you can easily suffer from it if you visit a hacked site, download an unidentified “free” program or open a spam email attachment. Some computer users do the above activities even if they are aware of the risk because they think the famous legitimate antivirus program installed in the computer can take care of all kinds of threats. But in fact, the creators of this Searchboxlistings.com hijacker are very familiar with the functions of antivirus tools, so they make it be able to avoid the virus detection and removal of most antivirus programs. Therefore, it is best to be careful even if there is an antivirus program in 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.

Screenshot of the Searchboxlistings.com Browser Hijacker:

Searchboxlistings.com

Primary Symptoms and Potential Risks:

1. Searchboxlistings.com 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:

As mentioned above, the creators of Searchboxlistings.com are good at computer skills, so they have the ability to make it smart so as to avoid the antivirus programs. That is why your antivirus program fails to remove it. You can manually delete it by following the steps given below:

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 Searchboxlistings.com

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 Searchboxlistings.com’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 Searchboxlistings.com 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

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

(2). Find out and remove the associated files

%AllUsersProfile%\random.exe

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

%Temp%\random.exe

%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\random

%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:

Searchboxlistings.com appears to be a normal search engine that can provide useful information. But the fact is that all of the search results are unsafe. In other words, you will get false results rather than what you really need if you use it to search. If you click on those false results, you may accidentally download a virus into the computer! Why is your antivirus program unable to capture the hijacker? That is because it is specially designed by the developers to bypass most antivirus programs. Therefore, to get rid of Searchboxlistings.com completely, manual removal is regarded as the most effective method.

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 13, 2015 8:16 am

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