How to Remove/ Uninstall Centrix Search Browser Hijacker Virus and Fix Chaos

Posted by Britt Duncan - November 5, 2013

Is your web browser taken over by Centrix Search browser hijacker? Do you receive many sponsored search results? Are you driving crazy at constant redirects and popups? Does the machine perform much slowly? Have a look at this post and step by step get rid of Centrix Search browser hijacker and relevant problems.

Is Centrix Search a dangerous virus?

Centrix Search is a malicious and stubborn program which will hijack all your web browsers such as Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. Usually, when you click suspicious links, visit insecure websites, or open spam e-mail attachments, Centrix Search browser hijacker will intrude in your machine without asking for any permission and approval.

After its successful invasion, Centrix Search browser hijacker attacks your web browser and makes changes to some browser settings. After then, it replaces the original start page and search provider with its domain. But you’ll receive lots of sponsored links other than useful search results when trying to search something. When you click any of the provided search results, Centrix Search hijacker will automatically download some useless and even malicious programs. Day by day, your machine will run more and more slowly. In addition, the screen will be full of various advertisements when you are browsing the web. Under such circumstance, you’ll not be able to work as usual.

Apart from causing chaos and inconveniences, Centrix Search hijacker will violate your privacy. It keeps record of your keystrokes and online actions to collect valuable information like login account data and bank account details. You cannot imagine what illegal activities those web criminals will carry out with your private data. Thus, it is highly advised to remove Centrix Search browser malware immediately to prevent further damage.

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Disadvantages and risks of Centrix Search Virus:

1. It adds malicious files to the Windows registry and activates itself on Windows start-up
2. It modifies the browser settings and attacks Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox
3. It changes the homepage and search provider to unfamiliar web page
4. It causes frequent web redirects to wrong websites and displays lots of unwanted ads
5. It records online activities and collects Personal user information especially the credit card data
6. It may introduce many other computer threats like Trojans, spyware, and malware
7. It takes up high system resources and degrades he whole PC performance greatly

Manually Get Rid of Centrix Search Virus

According to our research, we found that Centrix Search redirect is caused by toolbar that often gets installed together with other free toolbar or programs. And 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 Centrix Search virus.

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

2. Click Start button and then Control Panel

3. Click Add or Remove Programs

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

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

1. Search and delete the following registry entries of Centrix Search virus

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “Inspector”

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\“UninstallString” = %AppData%\[RANDOM]\[RANDOM].exe” -u

2. Search and remove the following malicious files of Centrix Search malware




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

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