How to Remove Searchnet.com Virus Completely

Posted by Britt Duncan - August 7, 2013

Infected with Searchnet.com? Homepage and default search engine are changed to Searchnet.com without your consent? How it comes to the computer and how to remove this virus? This post will tell you more details.

What Is Searchnet.com Virus?

According to its infection symptoms, Searchnet.com has been classified as a browser hijacker virus that can sneak into your PC via some stealthy ways. Normally, Searchnet.com is bundled with spam e-mail attachments, pirated movie torrents, corrupt websites and freeware installation packages. So that to avoid this infection, you need to be more careful when surfing the Internet.

Depending on the weird symptoms of your PC, you can judge whether the computer is attacked by Searchnet.com virus or not. In the following part, we are going to discuss the infection symptoms and the negative effects of Searchnet.com virus.

To begin with, Searchnet.com alters browsers and DNS settings, so as to take over your web browsers. As a result, your homepage and default search engine are replaced by Searchnet.com without your permission. And no matter when you boot up the system, the malicious site will show up automatically. Secondly, you can’t get any useful information from Searchnet.com, even though it looks like a functional search engine. When you type in the search queries and press Enter, you will be rerouted to suspicious websites that contain many advertisements and little relevant information. Thirdly, there are numerous pop-up advertisements appearing on your screen. You can’t stop them, not to mention deleting them. These pop-ups are created by Searchnet.com virus, and in most cases, they are harmful, too. So, to protect your PC, you should not click on those ads. The worst thing that Searchnet.com does to you is stealing confidential data via monitoring surfing processes. Hence, apart from system problems, Searchnet.com also causes financial losses, data missing and other severe results.

To sum up, in the light of Searchnet.com virus’ disadvantages, you should take immediate action to get rid of this virus.

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Searchnet.com Virus Screeshot :

Harmful Properties of Searchnet.com Virus

1. Searchnet.com virus attacks system without any permission.
2. Searchnet.com virus has a bad online reputation and rating.
3. Searchnet.com virus hijacks, redirects and modifies your web browsers.
4. Searchnet.com virus installs other sorts of spyware/adware/malware on the sly.
5. Searchnet.com virus violates your privacy and compromises your security

Manually Get Rid of Searchnet.com Virus

According to our research, we found that such redirect is caused by Searchnet.com 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 Searchnet.com virus.

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

2. Click Start button and then Control Panel

3. Click Add or Remove Programs

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

After uninstalling Searchnet.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 Searchnet.com virus.

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

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Random “.exe”HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\Current\Winlogon\”Shell” = “{random}.exe”

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

%UserProfile%\[random].exe

%AppData%Local[random].exe

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

Video of How to Delete a Virus from Registry:

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