Hey, there? I apparently have infected with the Need4search.com. I really need help from your professional guys. Now I can’t find my old search engine. It was Google search engine I often used. The present engine looks good. But I learn from the internet that it is a virus. I am very scared because I signed in my facebook account during the infection. I don’t whether my facebook is safe or not. Anyway, I should remove it completely right now. You guys can help, right? Please help! Really appreciated!
The Need4search.com is actually a browser hijacker that is similar to those we have analyzed before. After infection with the Need4search.com, the first symptoms you will see are the alternations made to your web browser. Your default search engine, homepage, new tab page and error page will be changed to Need4search.com or relevant domains. To change the preference settings of the web browser is the first step completed by this nasty parasite to serve its final and wicked purpose. After the browser settings have been successfully modified to their own domains, the Need4search.com will go on to work hard to promote the third-party content by injecting tons of suspicious ads or sponsored links into the result page it provides. That is why many users whose computers have been infected with the Need4search.com report that many advertising links or sponsored links appear on the result page. What is worse, it is pointed out that the reliability and reality of the content is not reviewed, examined and controlled by the designers of the virus. They try to shake off the accountability for the content by saying that they do not originally intend to endorse the visitation or purchase of the promoted products, sites or services. And according to reliable reports, some advertising or sponsored links on the result page of a browser hijacker like the Need4search.com are dangerous or risky. The reports say these links may direct the user to a malware-laden website and play a trick to fool him into downloading and installing a malware into his system. This is considered to be the worst problem involved with a browser hijacker like the Need4search.com.
Since the Need4search.com is so dangerous or risky, how to keep away from such a malicious program naturally become the most important issue for computer users. There are many ways to prevent your computer from being infected with a virus like the Need4search.com. Some are really complicated and are not easy for common users to understand and master. But the methods mentioned in this part are thought to be some of the most effective and efficient methods that are easily to master for both common users and experts. First, suspicious websites like a gambling site are of high risk. You should never go and visit such websites. Secondly, it is strongly recommended not to download and install a shareware or freeware into your computer. If you have to use such applications, then never forget to check if there is an unwanted program like the Need4search.com bundled during the installing process. Finally, it is good to establish yourself a good habit of using a computer.
Need4search.com hijacks your browser to redirect your web search results and changes the homepage and browser settings. To completely uninstall it from an infected system, manual removal is the first choice because sometimes antivirus software cannot pick up the exact computer threat timely or remove it permanently. Now most browser hijackers are quite similar to spyware and adware threats and therefore cannot be removed with the help of popular antivirus products. Users can follow the manual guide here to get rid of this browser hijacker completely.
1. Clear all the cookies of the Need4search.com from your affected browsers.
Click on the “Tools” menu and click the “Clear browsing data” button.
Select “Delete cookies and other site data” to delete all cookies from the list.
Open Internet explorer window
Click the “Tools” button
Point to “safety” and then click “delete browsing history”
Tick the “cookies” box, then click “delete”
Click on Tools, then Options, select Privacy
Click “Remove individual cookies”
In the Cookies panel, click on “Show Cookies”
To remove a single cookie click on the entry in the list and click on the “Remove Cookie”
To remove all cookies click on the “Remove All Cookies” button
2. End the malicious process of the Need4search.com from Task Manager.
Once Need4search.com hijacker is installed, computer user may notice that CPU usage randomly jumps to 100 percent. At any time Windows always has many running processes. A process is an individual task that the computer runs. In general, the more processes, the more work the computer has to do and the slower it will run. If your system’s CPU spike is constant and remain at a constant 90-95%, users should check from Task Manager and see if there is a suspicious process occupying the system resources and then end it immediately.
(The name of the virus process can be random.)
Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc to quickly bring up Task Manager Window：
3. Show hidden files and folders.
Open Folder Options by clicking the Start button, clicking Control Panel, clicking Appearance and Personalization, and then clicking Folder Options.
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. Delete all the malicious files related to Need4search.com hijacker manually.
C:\Documents and Settings\LocalService\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\*.exe
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main StartPage
The Need4search.com is a browser hijacker which is said to come from the ClientConnect Ltd., a company that is well-known in a negative way for creating a lot of notorious browser hijackers. Many people know that a browser hijacker is malicious program that will cause a great many inconveniences and problems for the computer user. As one member of this virus club, the Need4search.com is no exception. After infection, your web browser settings will be altered to serve a wicked purpose by the virus. Your search efficiency will be greatly reduced because to advertise their questionable products and services, they will replace the search results you desire with their advertising links. The more serious issue is that some those links are reported not safe and may cause greater damages. So, anytime you find the Need4search.com on your system, you should remove it completely without any delay.
Note: If you have little knowledge about computer and do not know how to operate the removal, please contact experts from YooCare Online Tech Support for further help.
Published by & last updated on November 21, 2016 3:27 am
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