Search here.com is a tricky website which looks like a normal and real search system. However, it will not help you go to the website you search on it. This hijacker virus is known to attack Firefox, Chrome and Internet Explorer, and can hijack the normal function of these browsers in most versions of Windows, including Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7. It can make your computer become slower and slower, and it will change your homepage to “Search here”. What is more, it will add a lot of shortcut icons on the search page. Don’t be naive, if you click these icons, then you will open some odd websites, which have lots advertisements and illegal links, then your computer may become much more slower and it may make you crazy when you are surfing on the Internet, because of the popping of the advertisements’ windows.
The worst thing is that you can not change your homepage to what you used before if you get this tricky virus. Your computer will run slowly since the virus has rooted in your computer. Don’t just stay and it will waste of your time, it may destroy your computer completely.
1 Your computer is becoming slower and slower than ever before.
2 Your browser needs more time to open a web page.
3 Every time when you open your browser, you are redirected to some odd web pages such as “Search here” page.
4 It always pops up some advertisement and illegal links.
5When you open your task manage, you will find some strange process.
1. Open the Windows Task Manager
You can press Ctrl + Shift + ESC together or Ctrl + Alt + Delete together.
If it dose not work, Click the Start button, click the run option, type taskmgr and press OK. The Windows Task Manager should open.
2. In the Windows Task Manager, find out the process of ”Search Here” by name random.exe. Then scroll the list to find required process. Select it with your mouse or keyboard and click on the End Process button. This will end the process.
3. Delete malicious registry entries related to ”Search Here” browser hijacker virus.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Active Setup\Installed Components\random
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\“UninstallString” = “‘%AppData%\[RANDOM]\[RANDOM].exe” -u
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\“ShortcutPath” = “‘C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\5ATIUYW62OUOMNBX256.exe” -u’”
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce “5ATIUYW62OUOMNBX256” = “‘C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\5ATIUYW62OUOMNBX256.exe’
4.Remove malicious files of ”Search Here” virus
Search here.com is classified as a web browser hijack virus, which can escape from your antivirus program and access your computer without your permission and consent. It can be installed by hazardous free applications, ad-supporting programs or shareware, which include a variety of browser plug-ins and toolbars. It can slow down your browser or even your computer, because of the Search here.com, when you are surfing on the internet, you may encounter various pop-ups like advertisements or links and you can’t get to the correct web page. And it also can invite risky Ransomware such as Computer crime and intellectual property section or PCEU VIRUS to your computer which is able to lock your computer and prevent you from accessing desktop anymore. To sum up, this virus is designed to offer fraudulent search results and force your web browser to Search here.com constantly so as criminals can use the artificial traffic to boost affiliate payments. If you want to end this annoying situation, it is necessary for you to delete all the malicious files related to this malware manually.
Published by Selina Lynmich, last updated on May 28, 2013 8:23 am | Browser Hijacker Removal Guide