Please help! I have a problem related to the Search.real-desktop.de thing. I find it on my Chrome today. I am not sure how it come into my computer. I have no impression that I ever installed it. Anyway, I try to delete it and restore my homepage. But when I restart the PC, it comes back again. No matter how many times I try, it sticks annoyingly all the time. I am tired. Please help me!
Search.real-desktop.de may sneak into the PC when you are using a free program on your system. Free programs are said to be the most common method that a browser hijacker likes to use to distribute itself. For instance, while you are installing a free music player on your computer, it is possible that the Search.real-desktop.de is attempting to sneak into your system right now. However, there is effective and efficient way to stop the virus from corrupting your devices even when you have to use a free software on your system. Many experts agree that the user can protect themselves from being infected with many viruses by selecting the “Advance” or “Custom” during the installation of a free application. This mode will allow you to kick off most malicious programs out of your system.
The virus 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 Search.real-desktop.de 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 Search.real-desktop.de from Task Manager.
Once 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 Search.real-desktop.de hijacker manually.
C:\Documents and Settings\LocalService\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\*.exe
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main StartPage
If you are looking for a trustworthy searching tool, Search.real-desktop.de should never become the one for you to consider. The program will cause such browsers’ preferences as homepage domain, new tab page, default search engine being changed without your permission to load itself as much as possible. It means every time you start your web browser or open a new tab, you will be presented with something that is related to the Search.real-desktop.de. Your homepage button will no longer direct you to your designated website or favorite website. The Real Desktop application itself is not a malicious program. If anyone likes it, he can download the application for his entertainment. It is reported that the Search.real-desktop.de might be distributed through the Real Desktop application. It works to be a search facility to display search results from Google. It is hard to say how reliable or safe the program is. So, when you find the Search.real-desktop.de on your web browser, it is suggested to remove it completely at once.
Published by Sarah Poehler, last updated on March 20, 2017 4:23 pm | Browser Hijacker Removal Guide