How to Remove/ Uninstall Default-Search.net Redirect Virus Completely

Posted by Britt Duncan - December 25, 2013

Is your home page changed to Default-Search.net without any approval? Are you forced to search on Default-Search.net? Do you receive lots of pop-up ads or windows? Cannot scan anything with installed security tools? If your machine is accidentally affected by Default-Search.net browser hijacker, read this post and get effective and detailed guide to completely solve the problem.

Is Default-Search.net a dangerous virus?

Default-Search.net is considered as a notorious browser hijack virus that causes great havoc in the contaminated computer. In general, this harmful redirect virus gets into your Windows system when you visit some videos or play games on unreliable websites.

Sneaky pest Default-Search.net normally alters the system DNS at first so that it is able to bring a lot of redirections on your browser. Also, this abominable hijacker replaces your homepage without your permission. Though you reset browser settings repeatedly, Default-Search.net hijacker keeps leading you to other unfamiliar websites. Besides, this unexpected program can modify search results on diverse browsers like IE, Chrome and Firefox. These search results will mislead you into entering a number of sponsored webpages. Actually, Default-Search.net malware carries out such annoying activities for a malicious intention: collecting network traffic for certain websites.

Default-Search.net redirect virus is not only irritating but also dangerous. If you don’t seek a way to stop these redirections, your computer will get infected with extra viruses like adware, worms and Trojan horses. What is more, Default-Search.net works as a thief in the affected Windows. It tracks your browser histories and gathers your sensitive information like login usernames, passwords, credit card information and so forth. For protecting your crucial privacy, you should delete Default-Search.net browser hijacker immediately.

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Disadvantages and risks of Default-Search.net Virus:

1. It could change your system registry settings and activate itself on Windows start-up
2. It modifies browser settings and system DNS settings to attack IE/Chrome/Firefox
3. It replaces default home page and search provider and adds lots of sponsored search results
4. It redirects visits to unfamiliar sites frequently and generates numerous pop-up advertisements
5. It records online activities and collects important information especially the credit card data
6. It may introduce many other computer threats like Trojans, spyware, and malware
7. It occupies most of the CPU usage and slows up the whole computer performance

Manually Get Rid of Default-Search.net Virus

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

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

2. Click Start button and then Control Panel

3. Click Add or Remove Programs

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

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

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

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\ Default-Search.net \DisplayIcon %AppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe,0

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\ Default-Search.net

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

C:\Users\user account\Appdata\Local

C:\Users\user account\Appdata\Local\Temp

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

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