How to Uninstall Start.search.us.com--Search.us.com Browser Hijacker Removal Guide

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How to Uninstall Start.search.us.com--Search.us.com Browser Hijacker Removal Guide

Postby Frances » 2013-08-20 3:22


Your browser homepage is changed to Start.search.us.com(http://start.search.us.com/v/2/?guid={95759BA0-6A3B-42A7-9455-32D08D41FDF6}&serpv=5), and your default search engine is changed to Search.us.com together? How that happened? This post shows you many details about this browser hijacker, continue to read.

What is Start.search.us.com and Search.us.com?

Start.search.us.com and Search.us.com are categorized as browser hijackers for they usually come into users computer via free downloads. Once installed, Your browser homepage is changed to Start.search.us.com(http://start.search.us.com/v/2/?guid={95759BA0-6A3B-42A7-9455-32D08D41FDF6}&serpv=5), and your default search engine is changed to Search.us.com without your consent. Whenever you launch your browser you will be redirected to this Start.search.us.com.

Actually Search.us.com is not a genuine search engine although it provides multiple search services about web, images, videos, news, etc. You may find that Start.search.us.com is ads supported and the search results are full of advertisements and sponsored links.

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Keep the Start.search.us.com hijacker on your computer may not safe for your computer itself and also your personal data, because ads links or sponsored links may have malicious computer virus hidden in and browser hijackers are capable of using cookies to collecting your private information for unethical usage. You are not recommended to keep this Start.search.us.com hijacker in your system.

How your computer gets infected with Start.search.us.com?

Usually Start.search.us.com comes bundled with free applications from the internet, such as free softwares, videos, system utilities. When you download and install these free applications you may agree to make the Start.search.us.com as your default search engine and homepage. For example when you download and install FLV Player from Internet you may agree to get Search.us and other unknown programs(like LinkSwift) installed together if you just keep click on the I Agree or Accept button during installation setup.


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Computer users should pay more attention on their online activity and should always be thoughtful and careful when they install something. Always remember that you should download them from its official site. On the other hand when you install them, keep in mind the Advanced or Custom installation should be your first choice and do not select anything that is not familiar to you.

Start.search.us.com is potentially unwanted considering its behavior shown above. If you already get infected with this redirect virus, you should remove it as soon as possible. Follow this step by step removal guide below to do that.


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Start.search.us.com--Search.us.com Browser Hijacker Removal Guide Overview

    Step 1. Uninstall Search.us.com related or unfamiliar and suspicious program from Computer
    Step 2. Remove unfamiliar extensions and reset your browsers
    Step 3. Clean residual files, invalid registry entries and junk files using Cloud System Booster
    Malware Prevention Tips


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Step 1 Uninstall Search.us.com related or unfamiliar and suspicious program from Computer

Windows 7/Vista users:
    Click "Start" ("Windows Logo" in the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose "Control Panel". Locate "Programs", "Uninstall a Program". Look for Start.search.us.com related program, select this entry and click Uninstall.

Windows XP users:
    Click "Start", choose "Settings" and click "Control Panel". Locate and click "Add or Remove Programs". Locate "Programs and Features". Look for Start.search.us.com related program, select this entry and click Remove.

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    Please note, Start.search.us.com related program may vary by name and you are suggested to uninstall any suspicious or unfamiliar third party program.

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Step 2. Remove unfamiliar extensions and reset your browsers

* For Internet Explorer

    1. Click Tools and select Manage add-ons.
    2. On the Toolbars and Extensions tab search for any unwanted add-on and remove it if located.

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    3. Click on Search providers, remove the Search.us.com from the list.

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    3. Go to Tools> Internet Options> General > Replace http://start.search.us.com/v/2/?guid={95759BA0-6A3B-42A7-9455-32D08D41FDF6}&serpv=5 with a desired domain like www.google.com> Click Apply to complete the operation.

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* For Mozilla Firefox

    1. Type Ctrl+Shift+A.
    2. On the Extensions and Plugin search for the any unwanted add-on extensions and plugins and remove or disable it.

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    3. Enter “about:config” in url bar. This will open settings page.
    4. Type "Keyword.url ",“browser.search.defaultengine”,then “browser.search.selectedengine”, "browser.newtab.url" in the search box,Right-click and reset. This will make sure that the Search.us.com won’t launch on itself.
    5. Go to Tools> Options> General> Replace http://start.search.us.com/v/2/?guid={95759BA0-6A3B-42A7-9455-32D08D41FDF6}&serpv=5 with a preferred domain> Click OK to complete the change.

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*For Google Chrome

    1 Click on Wrench or 3-Bars icon next to the address bar and navigate to Tools > Extensions,disable or uninstall unwanted extensions .

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    2 Go to ‘Wrench or 3-Bars icon’ > ‘Settings’ > ‘Appearances’> ‘Show Home button’, click on the Change button to change http://start.search.us.com/v/2/?guid={95759BA0-6A3B-42A7-9455-32D08D41FDF6}&serpv=5 to www.google.com.

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    3 Go to ‘Wrench or 3-Bars icon’ > ‘settings’ > ‘Manage search engines'. Click on the Make Default option to make google.com as your default search engine and then click on the X to remove Search.us.com.

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Step 3. Clean residual files, invalid registry entries and junk files using Cloud System Booster

    After the Start.search.us.com program has been removed from your system, some residual files maybe still in there. To remove the invalid registry entries as well as any leftovers, including cache, cookies and junk files, of this virus, please download and install the system cleaner tool Cloud System Booster by clicking download link below:


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    After the download and install, please click the Boost button on the main screen to run a full scan. Once the scan completes, there will come out a result screen, click clean button there to remove these junk files, malicious registry entries, etc to make sure the computer system is clean. (You may also click the numbers to view detailed results.)

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Malware Prevention Tips (IMPORTANT)

    To make sure the computer is clean from Start.search.us.com and any potential malware infections, you are highly recommended to use Anvi Smart Defender antimalware to protect your computer.

    Anvi Smart Defender is a brand new anti-malware software designed to protect your PC from being infected with computer virus and malware. Featuring with the powerful Cloud Scan Technologies and daily updated database, Anvi Smart Defender can detect, block and remove latest malware threats including Trojan, ransomware, worms, backdoors and malicious adware. Anvi Smart Defender is devote to providing advanced Internet security solution for computer users.



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    Important Tips: To block pop up ads and any unwanted or malicious website, you can take advantage of this ads-block tool--Anvi AD Blocker(which is available and free in Toolbox of Anvi Smart Defender Pro, the picture shown above). Anvi AD Blocker is designed to automatically filter and block malicious websites, phishing sites, pop-up ads, etc. to build a solid browser hijacker defense to your system. Please click the “Free Download” picture below to download this tool directly.

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    For instance, to block the Start.search.us.com from your web browser, you can just add this Start.search.us.com to the blacklist of Anvi AD Blocker by clicking More-> Settings->under the blacklist tab, click the Add URL button->Enter start.search.us.com in the appeared window->click Add button to add the url and close the add url window-> click Apply on the settings menu to make it and click X to close the window and save the change.

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Good luck and be safe online.
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