How to Remove Search.lphant.net Redirect Virus

Posted by Britt Duncan - September 11, 2013

If your antivirus can not help you remove Search.lphant.net hijacker, this article will help you fix your browser redirect problem.

Is Search.lphant.net a dangerous virus?

According to our research, Search.lphant.net is identified as a nasty browser hijacker virus that should not be trusted at any time. Once it is downloaded in your system, it will make your online activities become a disaster. Through modifying system settings and downloading its components stealthily, Search.lphant.net will bring lots of troubles to you.

First of all, whenever you open a movie file, Search.lphant.net box will show up in the middle of the screen and no matter how hard you try, you can not remove it. In addition, there will be numerous advertisements keeping popping up on your screen, which usually connects to unreliable webpages. Moreover, Search.lphant.net is too stubborn to eliminate, and most antivirus programs can’t completely terminate it easily.

Furthermore, due to Search.lphant.net, your web browser cannot work as proper as usual. For instance, your favorite homepage is replaced by Search.lphant.net without your knowledge and all your search results are rerouted to irrelevant websites which contain many pornographic information.

What’s worse, Search.lphant.net has the ability to install other malware on the sly, such as ransomware, adware, Trojan and rogues. As a result, your PC will be at the edge of a breakdown and your privacy is in great danger. In a word, Search.lphant.net is a horrible infection and you must take immediate action to remove it right now.

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Search.lphant.net virus Screeshot :

Disadvantages and risks of Search.lphant.net Virus:

1. It changes your browser settings, including IE, Firefox and Chrome
2. It constantly displays annoying advertisement popups
3. It results in constant browser redirects to unknown websites, hijacks search results
4. It keeps monitoring your browsing behaviors
5. It steals your personal information for malicious purposes
6. It may bring more unwanted adware programs that do more harm to your privacy and PC
7. It makes your browser become slow, uses a big part of system resources

Manually Get Rid of Search.lphant.net Virus

According to our research, we found that Search.lphant.net 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 Search.lphant.net virus.

1. Please close all your web browsers before deleting Search.lphant.net malware.

2. Click Start button and then Control Panel

3. Click Add or Remove Programs

4. Locate and remove Search.lphant.net 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 Search.lphant.net toolbar or other suspicious add-ons and then click Search Providers tab to remove unwanted search engine.

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

1. Search and delete the following registry entries of Search.lphant.net virus


HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings “CertificateRevocation” =Random

2. Search and remove the following malicious files of Search.lphant.net malware

%AllUsersProfile%\random.exe

%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\.dll

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

Video of How to Delete a Virus from Registry:

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