Uk.search-results.com is a misleading website, which is associated browser hijackers that result in unwanted web browser redirects on the affected computer. Once a user accepts this hijacker installed, he or she will find the browsers are always redirected to this malicious domain against their will. This website pretends to be a legal and trustworthy search system but actually it doesn’t have any real search engine features. Once infected, it can change various browser settings, such as your proxy server usage and your designated homepage.
Uk.search-results virus often comes embedded with many download applications and installers. It is known to install itself into the following browsers: Firefox, Internet Explorer and Google Chrome. Many people believe that browser hijackers were designed for simple annoyance. Most hijackers redirect a page to force hits to their websites which contain ads. This then drives up the advertising cost for that website, thus profiting the site’s webmaster. Uk.search-results.com mainly hijacks search engine. If you open the browser, then try and search for something in the address bar (using as a search toolbar), you always can’t get the things you want because http://uk.search-results.com takes over the search. It is a highly dangerous threat that should be removed manually as quickly as you can.
Considering this malware can’t be fixed by any security tools, uses can use the manual guide below to fix this issue without any risk.
1. Clear all the cookies of your affected browsers.
Click on the “Tools” menu and select “Options”.
Click the “Under the Bonnet” tab, locate the “Privacy” section 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 button”
To remove all cookies click on the “Remove All Cookies button”
2. Remove all add-ons and extensions
Google Chrome: Wrench Icon > Tools > Extensions
Mozilla Firefox: Tools > Add-ons (Ctrl+Shift+A)
Internet Explorer: Tools > Manage Add-ons
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. Remove all the malicious files manually.
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page = C:\Windows\SysWOW64\blank.htm
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyOverride = *.local
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar,LinksFolderName =
Uk.search-results.com virus can be downloaded via malicious drive-by-download scripts from corrupted porn and shareware / freeware websites, installed through spam email attachments, media downloads and social networks or executed by other threats on system. It is able to compromise your web browser and change your default search engine and homepage. Though it seems to be a legitimate search engine with nice appearance, it is a spam engine that does nothing but delivers ads. If you want to search information by Google or Bing, you will find that the results will be rerouted to Uk.search-results.com and other dubious websites. Thus, you can’t go to the page you’re looking for straight away. If your PC is infected by this nasty virus, it is suggested to manually remove it so that the virus can be totally gone from your PC and it won’t come back to bother your PC again.
Published by Sarah Poehler & last updated on June 7, 2013 8:06 am