I found a strange tab “Search Here” when I open my Internet Explorer. I once clicked it to search something, however, it directed me to some porn sites and advertisement pages. It’s very irritating. I just want to get rid of it but I can’t do that myself.

“Search Here” Discription

“Search Here” is a tab or button which will be added on your web browser if your web browser gets infected some hijack viruses such as Trojan malware. Just the same as other redirect viruses, this “Search Here” redirect virus will hijack the normal function of your browser such as Internet Explorer, Firefox or Bing. Your homepage will be replaced by “Search Here” page with a different interface, search box and operating buttons. Don’t think it can really replace your original search engine. It can only bring you much trouble. It will add more shortcut icons on the search page as if these icons can save your time. In fact, when you click these icons, you will open some odd web sites with a lot of advertisements and illegal promoting links. What is worse, when you open your web browser next time, you will find that your original homepage is completely changed to other sites including “Search Here” page.

The most intolerable thing is that you can’t modify your homepage back to the original one any more if your computer gets such virus. You might find some solution and uninstall it from control panel, but the virus just takes root there and you may find since your computer got such virus, it runs more and more slowly. Don’t wait for any longer time, otherwise your computer will be completely destroyed.

To make your computer healthy, Live Chat with YooSecurity Expert Now, or you can follow the manual removal guide below to get your problem fixed. (For advanced computer users)

Key sentences to judge if your computer has been infected with “Search Here” Redirect Virus

A. Your computer is something not normal as usual such as running very slowly.

B. When you open the Task Manager, you can find some strange progress which you never found before.

C. Every time you open your browser, you are redirected to some odd web pages such as “Search Here” page.

D. Your browser runs more and more slowly.

E. It always pops up some irritating advertisements even if you don’t want.

“Search Here” Re-director has hijacked my home page in Google chrome, Firefox, internet explorer. How do I fix this?

Downloaded “Search Here” Redirect Virus somehow when trying to download something for mine-craft now I can’t get rid of it and the windows security kit has been of no help. The virus is still fresh it hasn’t been on for more than an hour. What should I do first? It seems many people got the “Search Here” virus when you download some programs, which were bundled with “Search Here” page. Then they will try to remove “Search Here”, a browser hijacker that they think is causing numerous problems in windows. Lately the victims have been getting recurring messages that data manager and RunDLL32.exe have stopped working and they think this may be connected (although it might also be simply a botched installation of an Adobe update). How to get rid of the virus? The manual removal guide is below.

Best Way to Remove “Search Here” Search Redirector Step by Step?

Step 1: Press CTRL+ALT+DEL or CTRL+SHIFT+ESC. Open the Windows Task Manager.
If that didn’t work, try another way. Press the Start button and click on the Run option. This will start the Run tool. Type in taskmgr and press OK. This should start the Windows Task Manager

Step 2: Within the Windows Task Manager click on the Processes tab. Find the process of “Search Here” by name random.exe. Then scroll the list to find required process. Select it with your mouse or keyboard and click on the End Process button. This will kill the process.

Step 3: Delete malicious registry entries related to “Search Here” browser hijacker virus.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Active Setup\Installed Components\random
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\run\random
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Installer\Products\5ATIUYW62OUOMNBX256 “(Default)”=”1?
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\“UninstallString” = “‘%AppData%\[RANDOM]\[RANDOM].exe” -u
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\“ShortcutPath” = “‘C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\5ATIUYW62OUOMNBX256.exe” -u’”
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce “5ATIUYW62OUOMNBX256” = “‘C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\5ATIUYW62OUOMNBX256.exe’

Step 4?Remove malicious files of “Search Here” virus
C:\WINDOWS\assembly\KYH_64\Desktop.ini
C:\Windows\assembly\KYH_32\Desktop.ini
C:\WINDOWS\system32\giner.exe

Video of Key Steps on How to Modify or Change Windows Registry:

As what you can see, “Search Here” is really a very horrible virus which can finally destroy your computer system. And please don’t consider auto delete method since there is no such anti-virus can really remove “Search Here” completely. Don’t download free software to take a chance. This can only waste your time and bring in much more viruses. All the instructions above are prepared for those who have much computer knowledge and are familiar with this kind for virus. Before you start to do the removal work, please consider it seriously. On the other hand, all the instructions above aim at the common infection situation. As for “Search Here”, there are many variables according to different computers. What’s worse, as time goes by, “Search Here” may start its variation. Just like what is mentioned above, this virus infection is a cascaded infection. The related files may be changed. Unless you have much knowledge about this virus, it’s very hard for you to do the removal work.

Note:If you failed to remove this virus with the method above, please consult YooSecurity certified professionals to remove it completely.

Published by Leo R. Oscar & last updated on June 3, 2013 3:10 am

5 Responses to “How to get rid of “Search Here” tab on my browser?”

  1. Bruce St.Hilaire says:

    I tried removing the “search here” virus and when removing all the processes associated with it in the task manager, they would just keep popping back… i gave up.. tried restoring to the last Windows update and it wouldnt let me stating a anti-virus software was running..i dont think one was.. i gave up again..
    anyways.. i KNOW how i got it… i put a another VGA card in and a pal thought he could find a better driver than the one windows auto loaded… booom! somewhere while he looked for the driver he accidently loaded the virus… can you help.. ?

  2. jocelyn says:

    i tried from your guide above to get rid of the “search here” yet it keeps popping up in the task mgr. pls can you help.. thank you

  3. Pritam says:

    The “search here” is by www mysearchresults com

    Here is how you get rid of it:

    – Go to your control panel, then to uninstall programs.

    – Scroll down and look for “DefaultTab” by Search LLC

    – Uninstall/Remove and you are now done!!

    TRY this and let me know ……post comments if this solves problem

    Pritam Deuskar

  4. joe says:

    Thank you Priam it seems to work

  5. Makava says:

    I have tried in vain to get the “search here” virus off of my wifes computer with no luck, she is using the Windows 7 operating system and I do not find the “DefaultTab” by Search LLC in her list of programs, I cant find any program listed there that does not belong there, can you help me?

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