How to Get Rid of Searchmd.com Virus

Posted by Britt Duncan - August 16, 2013

Infected with Searchmd.com? Homepage and default search engine are redirected to Searchmd.com? How it comes to the computer without your permission? This post will tell you more details.

Searchmd.com Virus Description:

Recently, a newly released browser hijacker virus has attacked thousands of computers, called Searchmd.com. You need to pay attention to this virus, because once gets installed, Searchmd.com will cause a series of problems.
At the very beginning, Searchmd.com not only alters browser and DNS settings on the sly, but also adds its malicious codes to the Windows registry. As a result, your homepage is changed to Searchmd.com and every time you open the web browser, this site will show up automatically. So, before eliminating Searchmd.com virus, it will be difficult for you to restore the previous start page. Hackers usually take advantage of Searchmd.com virus to enhance the Internet traffic of certain websites, so when you become one of its victims, you will be constantly forced to visit unwanted websites which contain lots of annoying advertisements. Besides, displaying continuous pop-up ads is another way that is used by hackers to make money. Most of the ads are fake and bogus, so you should never trust them. Searchmd.com is a fraudulent search engine, and it can’t provide any useful search results for you. If you keep it in the system, it may introduce other malware, as well as steal your confidential data. So, for the good of yourself, we suggest you removing Searchmd.com virus immediately.

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Searchmd.com Virus Screeshot :

Potential Risks of Having Searchmd.com Virus

1. Some registry entries, browser settings are modified out of permission.
2. Every time you try to open you web search engine, you are redirected to Searchmd.com.
3. Other computer threats like Trojan horse may be found on the computer as well.
4. Your homepage is replaced, you web search results are rerouted.
5. Computer performance is seriously decelerated.
6. Personal information stored on the computer may be captured.

Manually Get Rid of Searchmd.com Virus

According to our research, we found that Searchmd.com redirect is caused by its toolbar that often gets installed together with other free toolbar or programs. And its toolbar has made many changes to your computer system and web browsers. So, you should keep very patient and careful when you are following our removal steps and manually removing Searchmd.com virus.

1. Please close all your web browsers before deleting Searchmd.com malware.

2. Click Start button and then Control Panel

3. Click Add or Remove Programs

4. Locate and remove Searchmd.com toolbar and other unknown software or toolbars

5. Run your Internet Explorer

6. Click Tools and then click Manage Add-ons option

7. Click Toolbars and Extensions to disable Searchmd.com toolbar or other suspicious add-ons and then click Search Providers tab to remove unwanted search engine.

After uninstalling Searchmd.com toolbar and reverting its changes to your browser, you need to go throught the following steps if you want to completely get rid of Searchmd.com virus.

1. Search and delete the following registry entries of Searchmd.com virus

%AllUsersProfile%\Programs\{random thing}\
%CommonStartMenu%\Programs\Users\””
HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Regedit
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “[RANDOM]”
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “[RANDOM].exe”

2. Search and remove the following malicious files of Searchmd.com malware

%AppData%\Protector\ [rnd].exe
%CommonStartMenu%\Programs\Users\[random]\.dll

You should know that manually editing registry needs some computer know-how and is rather risky for computer newbie. Another fact is that Searchmd.com virus is able to update its version frequently and change its file locations. So the manual removal can not gurantee a thorough removal of Searchmd.com virus.

Video of How to Delete a Virus from Registry:

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