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Oct 28, 2015

How to Remove Searchingrightnow.com Virus

Hey, there. Did you keep getting pop-ups and ads from an unknown website? Did you always get into Searchingrightnow.com when you started your computer? Why? What is this web about? Is it a good web? You did a research about this web? It is a malicious browser hijacker virus? How to get rid of it? You don’t have any clue about how to do? Take it easy! Here is a post on how to get rid of this pesky virus by manual. It will be a great help for removing this infection completely.

Learn More Information About Searchingrightnow.com Virus

Searchingrightnow.com Virus is malicious browser hijacker which may get into your computer through the unsafe programs from the widely used Internet. This virus used to sneak into your computer by associating with third party applications. You may get this virus while you are downloading unsafe programs from unauthorized websites, such unsafe programs, porn videos and pdf files and so on. This virus may penetrate onto your system while you are responding to spam emails or reading its attachments. Besides, the most common way is that you are visiting unfamiliar websites like porn web. Of cause, there are still other ways for virus to get into your computer. If you don’t want to be infected by this virus, you should pay more attention to your online behaviors.

You should know that if the virus gets into your computer, you may not do anything normal on the compromised computer system. Once Searchingrightnow.com added into your computer, it may secretly replace your regular search provider and force you to use its domain instead on all your browsers, such as Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and even Safari browsers. The most significant symptom of this virus is that you will be redirected to its domain again and again no matter you start the web or add a new tab. Besides, you can’t even use this web to search your things normally. This fake web cannot provide reliable search results. Instead it lists sponsored pages even if they do not correspond to your search query. Searchingrightnow.com is not a good web at all. You should take measure to get rid of it if you find it at your system. If you don’t remove this pesky virus in time, it has the ability to mess up your whole system and do more damage for you.

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 Searchingrightnow.com Hijacker

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Basic Symptoms and Potential Risks of Searchingrightnow.com Infection

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:

Searchingrightnow.com Hijacker 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”

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Conclusion

Searchingrightnow.com virus was created by malicious cyber hackers to promote various sponsored websites, improve their traffic and make money from affiliate marketing. This virus may get into your computer from the unsafe free programs from the Internet. So you should keep an eye on your online actions. Once your computer gets infected, it is capable of recording your online data and collecting your private information like credit card information, bank account, log-in user names and passwords as well as other personal information. Later, this information may be sent to remote hackers who may use it for making extra money or doing illegal things. In addition, if you click on the search result it provides, you will help creators of this hijacker to make some easy affiliate profit. Things may go worse that these result links may contains other infections such as Trojan, warm, malware, adware and spyware and so on. Therefore, to protect your personal information as well as your computer, we recommend removing Searchingrightnow.com virus before it makes more troubles for you.

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 October 28, 2015 6:44 am

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