How to Remove www1.search-results.com redirect (Search Results Toolbar Removal Guide)

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How to Remove www1.search-results.com redirect (Search Results Toolbar Removal Guide)

Postby Sophia » 2013-04-16 4:07


Internet Explorer homepage currently changed to an unknown domain named www1.search-results.com? The redirects keep happening and annoying? Learn more in this post to follow the step by step instructions to get rid of www1.search-results.com redirects and search hijacking.

Description

www1.search-results.com is a domain that pops onto many computer screens recently. You may have seen this web site somewhere before and consider it as a common URL. However, PC attackers can take advantages of this site and turn it into a browsing issue that annoys many computer users nowadays. A browsing issue, also known as browser redirect, is a kind of computer virus that mostly targets at browsing applications including Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. By automatically changing the home page URL and redirecting PC users online to hacked sites, this browser redirect can help PC hackers benefit from valuable information collected among its victims.

A screen shot of this www1.searchresults.com redirect:
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Similar to many other redirect virus, www1.search-results.com is created in the form of a webpage which only contains an easy-to-follow search engine on it. Looking no difference than most web sites, it has tricked many computer users into searching online from this fake search engine because they have nowhere else to go. All they can get is this special webpage on their browsers. By forcing you to start online activities from its domain, www1.search-results.com redirect can help hackers record your browsing histories and also redirect you onto more hacked web sites where Trojans and malware could hide inside. Once you land there, Trojan viruses and other spyware could probably get into your computer that’s already vulnerable without your permission. By that time, your computer will suffer from more problems.

www1.search-results.com redirect can hide within online pornographic web sites. It can also come bundled with free programs you download from the internet. Once it’s brought inside, it will start to bring chaos by resetting the surfing environment first. You will notice this problem when it’s becoming your home page domain and you can’t change it back. By steadily staying on your home page, it forces you to use it for online activities. And once you start surfing online from this fake domain, you will experience consequences mentioned above.

To get rid of www1.search-results.com redirects, follow below removal guide:

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How to Remove Www1.search-results.com/mixidj.delta-search.com Redirects (I Feel Lucky Search Hijacking Removal Guide)

Www1.search-results.com Redirects and Search Hijackging Removal Guide Outlined:

    Step 1. Uninstall Www1.search-results.com related program through control panel
    Step 2. Repair modified Internet settings like hosts files and DNS settings
    step 3. Remove Www1.search-results.com and related malware infections using Anvi Smart Defender antimalware
    Step 4. Remove Www1.search-results.com from IE, Firefox and Google Chrome
    Step 5. Block redirects to Www1.search-results.com as well as pop up ads using Anvi Ad Blocker
    Step 6. Clean residing files, invalid registry entries and junk files using Cloud System Booster
    Step 7. System Restore (optional troubleshoot)

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Step1> Uninstall www1.search-results.com related program from Computer through Control Panel

Standard Uninstall

Windows 7/Vista users:
Click "Start" ("Windows Logo" in the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose "Control Panel". Locate "Programs and Features". Look for www1.search-results.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 Www1.search-results.com related program, select this entry and click Remove.

    Please note, www1.search-results.com related program may vary by name and you are suggested to uninstall any third party program that suspiciously related or unfamiliar. By the way, you'd better consider the recent installed program tracing back to time of the Www1.search-results.com redirects appearance.


Efficient Uninstall

    1. If you got difficulties in uninstalling Www1.search-results.com related program, you may make full use of Anvi Uninstaller which is integrated for free use in Cloud System Booster by Anvisoft. Cloud System Booster Official Download link: www.anvisoft.com/software/csb/

    2. Open the program and click Expert > Toolbox tab. Run Anvi Uninstaller.

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    3. Find Www1.search-results.com related program as mentioned above in the list of All Installed Programs tab and Uninstall the program. (By the way, you can check out the recently installed program under the Recent Installed for convenience. )

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Step 2> Repair Modified Internet Settings like DNS settings and Hosts files

Www1.search-results.com hijacking redirect may change your hosts files or DNS settings that make you unable to get rid of its hijacking and redirections. So you should always check out your DNS settings and hosts files and make it right. Below will detail you how to do this.

1. Check out hosts files and make it right.

This hosts settings information is from microsoft official website:

To repair the hosts files in Windows manually, please follow below instructions:

Click Start, click Run, type %systemroot% \system32\drivers\etc, and then click OK.

Rename the Hosts file to Hosts.old.

Create a new default hosts file. To do this, follow these steps:

Right-click an open space in the %WinDir%\System32\Drivers\Etc folder, point to New, click Text Document, type hosts, and then press Enter.

Click Yes to confirm that the file name extension will not be .txt.

Open the new Hosts file in a text editor. For example, open the file in Notepad.

Copy the following text to the file:

For Windows XP or for Windows Server 2003
Code: Select all
# Copyright (c) 1993-1999 Microsoft Corp.
#
# This is a sample HOSTS file used by Microsoft TCP/IP for Windows.
#
# This file contains the mappings of IP addresses to host names. Each
# entry should be kept on an individual line. The IP address should
# be placed in the first column followed by the corresponding host name.
# The IP address and the host name should be separated by at least one
# space.
#
# Additionally, comments (such as these) may be inserted on individual
# lines or following the machine name denoted by a '#' symbol.
#
# For example:
#
#      102.54.94.97     rhino.acme.com          # source server
#       38.25.63.10     x.acme.com              # x client host

127.0.0.1       localhost


For Windows Vista or for Windows Server 2008

Code: Select all
# Copyright (c) 1993-2006 Microsoft Corp.
#
# This is a sample HOSTS file used by Microsoft TCP/IP for Windows.
#
# This file contains the mappings of IP addresses to host names. Each
# entry should be kept on an individual line. The IP address should
# be placed in the first column followed by the corresponding host name.
# The IP address and the host name should be separated by at least one
# space.
#
# Additionally, comments (such as these) may be inserted on individual
# lines or following the machine name denoted by a '#' symbol.
#
# For example:
#
#      102.54.94.97     rhino.acme.com          # source server
#       38.25.63.10     x.acme.com              # x client host

127.0.0.1       localhost
::1             localhost


For Windows 7

Code: Select all
# Copyright (c) 1993-2006 Microsoft Corp.
#
# This is a sample HOSTS file used by Microsoft TCP/IP for Windows.
#
# This file contains the mappings of IP addresses to host names. Each
# entry should be kept on an individual line. The IP address should
# be placed in the first column followed by the corresponding host name.
# The IP address and the host name should be separated by at least one
# space.
#
# Additionally, comments (such as these) may be inserted on individual
# lines or following the machine name denoted by a '#' symbol.
#
# For example:
#
#      102.54.94.97     rhino.acme.com          # source server
#       38.25.63.10     x.acme.com              # x client host

# localhost name resolution is handle within DNS itself.
#       127.0.0.1       localhost
#       ::1             localhost


Save and then close the file.


2. Check out the DNS settings

Open your Internet Explorer, click Settings icon or Tools (as per the IE version), click the Internet Options in the dropped-down menu and then there comes up the window of Internet Options. Under the Connections tab, click LAN settings to open the LAN settings menu, ensure to uncheck the use a proxy server as your LAN..as shown in below picture. And then click OK to save the changes and close the winodw. Then retry the Anvi Smart Defender. If any question, please feel free to contact us.

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After doing so, you will get a righ internet connection and now you can remove Www1.search-results.com redirect and hijacking smoothly.


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Step 3> Remove www1.search-results.com/mixidj.delta-search.com redirects and related malware infections using Anvi Smart Defender antimalware

To make sure the computer is clean from Www1.search-results.com redirects and any potential malware infections related, you are supposed to use a trustworthy antimalware perform a full scan to remove any detected malware parts from the computer. And here we recommend you the Anvi Smart Defender antimalware and use it for demonstration.

Please download the recommended antimalware-Anti Smart Defender by clicking below download link.

Anvi Smart Defender Anti-Malware Software safe and direct download link: www.anvisoft.com/software/asd/


    1. Install the free or paid version of Anvi Smart Defender Anti-Malware software.

    2. Once Anvi Smart Defender is installed, open the program. If you are using the free version of Anvi Smart Defender you will be prompted to update the database, please do so. If you are using an existing version of Anvi Smart Defender on your computer, make sure you update the software by navigating to Settings > Update tab.

    3. On the second tab labeled “Scan” select the perform full scan option and click the Scan button to perform a full system scan. Anvi Smart Defender will automatically detect malware infecting the computer system.

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    4. Once the scan is over, Anvi Smart Defender will display the scan results. (Click Detail to see detailed results similar as shown in below). Click on Remove button to completely remove the malicious files from your computer.

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Step 4> Remove www1.search-results.com Redirect search hijacking from IE and Firefox

Tips:
Usually, the standard repair browser settings step to remove browser hijacker or redirect virus comes with 4 mains parts including removing add-on, search engine related, repairing homage page and deleting browser data. However, many redirect viruses or browser hijackers install their add-on or search engine related and the name may be different a lot and this does perplex many users a lot. So to make it clear and more efficient, here we provide you with the universal way and also the most efficient way to repair browser settings all by set browser settings all default. Please note, if you do have some important personalized broswer settings, please make a backup and then repersonalized the browser settings when the problem is done.

Remove www1.search-results.com from Internet Explorer:

    1. Open Internet Explorer, click on the gear icon (Tools for Windows XP users) at the top (far right), then click again on Internet Options.

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    2. In the Internet Options dialog box, click on the Advanced tab, then click on the Reset button.

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    3. In the Reset Internet Explorer settings section, check the Delete personal settings box, then click on Reset.

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    4. When Internet Explorer finishes resetting, click Close in the confirmation dialogue box and then click OK.

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    5. Restart Internet Explorer to make the changes take effect.


Remove www1.search-results.com from Mozilla Firefox

    1. At the top of the Firefox window, click the Firefox button, go over to the Help sub-menu (on Windows XP, click the Help menu at the top of the Firefox window), and select Troubleshooting Information.

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    2. Click the Reset Firefox button in the upper-right corner of the Troubleshooting Informationpage.

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    3. To continue, click Reset Firefox in the confirmation window that opens.

    4. Firefox will close and be reset. When it’s done, a window will list the information that was imported. Click Finish

Remove www1.search-results.com from Google Chrome

    1. Click the Customize and Control Google Chrome button on the browser toolbar, select Tools -> Extensions.

    2. In the Extensions tab, remove (by clicking on the Recycle Bin button) Flash Player Update 11.0 and any other unknown or unwanted extensions.


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Step 4> Block Www1.search-results.com & mixidj.delta-search.com redirects and pop up ads using Anvi AD Blocker


To block www1.search-results.com/mixidj.delta-search.com and pop up ads, you can take all advantages of this ads blocking tool- Anvi AD Blocker, which is created to filter malicious websites, phishing websites, pop up ads/flash as well as other websites that you don't want.

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To block www1.search-results.com and mixidj.delta-search.com from your web browser, you can just add the urls: www1.search-results.com, to the blacklist of Anvi AD Blocker by clicking More-> Settings->under the blacklist tab, click the Add URL button->Enter www1.search-results.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. That's it.

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Now you can better enjoy your surfing online without any annoying pop ups or redirections to these two websites.

Anvi Ad Blocker is able to better protect the computer from various malware infections distributed via pop ups or malicious websites. Furthermore, it can even speed up the loading page when you are surfing online by filtering the needless ads. Buy it now.

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Step 6> Clean residing files, invalid registry entries and junk files using Cloud System Booster

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 below download link.

Cloud System Booster download link: www.anvisoft.com/software/csb/

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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Step 7> System Restore (Optional Troubleshoot)

Often, www1.search-results.com redirect and hijacking comes along with other toolbar or unwanted programs install, and so the complete www1.search-results.com removal also requires the removal of other related malware. If you also encounter such www1.search-results.com redirects come to concurrance with other redirects, hijacking or other forms of infections, that is to say, the case comes to be more complicated, to handle such, you'd better leave your detailed situation by starting a new thread in Malware Removal Assistanceor just complete a reply below and our online help team will be at your services.

--or--

You can just perform a system restore to restore your computer to a pervious healthy state to heal the complicatedly infected system.

Perform a system restore to an automatic restore point created by Window’s each week and during system updates. A system restore can be used to remove new installments of unwanted software.

-System Restore Instructions-

System Restores can be used to remove entire installments without harming your computer or removing any data including documents, images, and videos.

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Malware Prevent Tips

Beside that the above mentioned ad blocker which can considerably reduce risks of malware infections by filtering and blocking malicious websites and pop up ads that are usually used to distribute malware, trojans and the like,

You can also keep the antimalware Anvi Smart Defender onto your computer for protection and turn on Safe Browser Features:Instructions to Turn on Security Features of IE, Firefox and Google Chrome. for more secured surfing online.

You may interest: PC security tips for free


Good luck and be safe online.
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