What is Search3o.com？If you found it replaces your homepage one day, then this adware is certainly present on your computer. This nasty virus bundled with adware program that disguises as needed tool. From this post you will know how to get rid of it completely and safely.
Search3o.com is adware and spyware referred as a browser hijacker due to its sneaky installation and persistent redirections. It distributed and published as freeware by WEB PICK – INTERNET HOLDINGS LTD. Search3o.com also bundles with other malware applications which can multiply the affects of malformed internet browser settings.
Generally speaking, browser hijackers are very annoying and also risky as it may leave a backdoor for other malware and virus infections. Search3o.com malware is similar to other browser hijackers distributed as freeware such as MP3 Tube Toolbar and Browser Seek Toolbar. These malicious programs are provided for free but bundle with malicious third party applications in which their terms os use state they hold no responsibility for. Moreover, it will block antivirus program and access targeted computer without any permission and may install other sorts of spyware or adware which result in slowing down your computer performance. Sometimes it looks as if it is some types of Yahoo or Dealio search bar providing internet search capability along with ebay, radio and some of coupon deal buttons. Each of these buttons could lead to an unwanted site.
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 virus
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′
Search3o.com can infect computer systems whom do not suspect that it is malware because their website and other third party distributors give the option to install the Search3o.com browser helper objects voluntarily. This is because Search3o.com claims their (malware) application allows internet users to add custom gadgets and internet settings, alike most malicious adware applications do, such as Funmoods and Road Runner.
Special Tips: It is strongly recommended to remove this virus manually with expertise, because any mistake due to lacking of computer knowledge could lead to more damages till system goes crash down. And if you still cannot successfully get rid of this virus by the above instructions, please contact YooCare 24/7 Online Expert now for a fast and professional help.
Published by Vinson J.Porche & last updated on June 7, 2013 4:10 am