What is Search.rr.com? Is it a resourceful search engine? How can it install to your computer without your permission? This post will show you the way to remove this redirect manually and completely from your computer.
Search.rr.com is classified as a browser hijacker, though claims itself being enhanced by Google which in fact has little to do with the world’s most popular search engine. It can easily escape from the installed security systems. There are two basic purposes of viruses like Search.rr.com. To start up, they are used to steal your personal information such as logins, banking and credit card details, browsing activities/interest. Then they are supposed to promote bogus website or deliver SPAM content. Besides, it can infect the system folder and registry by which it can be activated automatically every time whenever you start your computer. It is able to record your personal data and information and send to the third party cyber criminals and your information will be in high risk of exposure to public. As a result, your browser and internet settings will be changed and redirect your search results, you may see several commercial unwanted pop-ups and ads, your critical and valuable data might get stolen and send to cyber criminals and so on. Anyhow, it’s recommended to uninstall Search.rr.com redirect and all of its toolbar components before it leads to system massacre.
It can disable your firewall and invade your system without your consent.
It can slow down your system and mess up your browser gradually.
It can redirect users to unwanted websites and change the browser settings in the background.
It is capable of downloading other malicious programs, creating a backdoor in your PC security and creating advertisements.
Step 1: Open Task Manager and end the malicious processes related to this redirect
Use the following key combination: press CTRL+ALT+DEL or CTRL+SHIFT+ESC to open the Windows Task Manager.
Select “Processes” tab on the Windows Task Manager in order to view active processes. Find a malicious process by its name, select it and click the “End process” button to terminate it.
(Note: The name of the infected process can change randomly so that it can pretend as a legitimate process and escape from the detection of your antivirus programs. If you cannot figure out which one is the malicious process related to the virus, you can contact YooCare Online Expert for help.)
Step2. a. Show all the hidden files and then clear infected files creating by this pesky virus:
To show hidden files, just click on the Organize button in any folder, and then select “Folder and Search Options” from the menu.
Click the View tab, and then you should select “Show hidden files and folders” in the list.
Just select that, and click OK.
b. Delete the associated files of this threat as follow:
Step3. Delete all the malicious registry entries in Registry Editor
Click the Start menu
Type “regedit” and click Ok.
Once the Registry Editor is opened, find out the following registry entries and then delete them:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings “CertificateRevocation” = ’1′
Search.rr.com is categorized as a malicious browser hijacker redirect which always comes with lots of bundled malware, malicious spyware (FBI Online Agent virus), adware parasites to seriously harm a PC system that has no anti-malware or anti-virus installed. This redirect is able to affect all kinds of browsers including Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. It is strongly recommended to remove this redorect manually with expertise, because any mistake due to lacking of computer knowledge could lead to more damages till system goes crash down. In a word, this hijacker should be removed instantly once detect.
If you still cannot successfully get rid of this redirect by the above instructions, please contact YooCare 24/7 Online Expert now for a fast and professional help.
Published by Selina Lynmich & last updated on May 27, 2013 3:00 am