This post mainly introduces Search.us.com manual removal guide to help you get rid of this annoying browser redirect virus. Learn more here and remove it from your computer thoroughly.
Search.us.com is a malicious browser redirect virus that can change your browser internet setting as well as the default homepage. It keeps redirecting you to Search.us.com when you try to open any other websites. Once slipped into a PC, it can modify or delete system files, which may make irrevocable damage to computer.
A screenshot of Search.us.com:
Most commonly, Search.us.com installs itself on a computer without computer user's knowledge or consent. Pretending itself to be a legitimate website, Search.us.com actually contains rootkit and Trojans which can steal personal information and confidential data such as bank account information, credit card information, social security number.
It's really an annoying thing to get infected with Search.us.com and to keep being redirected to this website. You're highly encouraged to remove this redirect virus as soon as possible if you have faced such problems mentioned above. This step-by-step manual removal guide will tell you how to do it. Learn more here and remove Search.us.com from your computer thoroughly.
Search.us.com Manual Removal Guide
Important Note: 1) Before you start to remove Search.us.com, please make sure you have saved all files and backed up system files. 2) You may also need to print this page out since you need to shut down your PC during the removal process. (If you have alternative device, please disregard this tips)
Step 1> Boot/Restart your computer into "Safe Mode with Networking".
Step 2> Download and install Anvi Smart Defender (Highly Recommended) to fully scan your computer and remove all malicious material.
Step 3> Reset homepage. Open Internet Explorer->select Tools->Internet Option->General.
You have two options. One is to set homepage as a blank page. The other is to set a certain website (Just type a website into the address box) as the homepage. Then click OK to save the change.
Step 4> Check the LAN settings of your browser.
Search.us.com may alter your Internet settings to block you from accessing other security websites, so you need to change the settings back first.
Open your Internet Explorer> click on Tools(gear bar if you’re using IE9)> select Internet Options> click on Connections> click on LAN settings and check whether the check box under “Proxy server” option is checked, if yes, uncheck it and click OK to complete.
Step 5> Check your hosts file and remove any malicious entries. Hosts file locates on C:\Windows\System32\Drivers\etc\hosts. Then there will come out hosts files and hosts backup files. Open both of them in the form of notepad and then make sure the hosts file is in accordance with the hosts backup file.
Should there is no backup host files in your computer, please open Host Files with Notepad. The default host files should be only one line:127.0.0.1 localhost in Windows XP and 127.0.0.1 localhost ::1 in Windows Vista, if there're more lines, please delete all of them and save the change.
Step 6> Check DNS (Domain Name Server) settings
To do this, you need to go to Control Panel->Network Connections->Local Area Connection->Right-click Local Area Network icon and select Properties->Select Internet Protocol(TCP/IP) and Click Properties once again. A window showed below will display:
Select “Obtain an IP address automatically” and “Obtain DNS server address automatically”.
Step 7> Check IE add-ons. To do this, you need to open Internet Explorer->Tools->Manage Addons->Disable all unverified addons.
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