What is http://searchiu.com? Is your search engine redirected to Searchiu.com when surfing on the Internet? Have you been trying to get rid of this page you get automatically sent to as soon as you open your browser http://searchiu.com/?affil=141. Can’t get rid of the default browser? You can fix the problem here.

Searchiu.com Redirect Description

Searchiu.com (http://searchiu.com/) is a specially web site, but it will forcibly change your homepages and other default settings of your browser/browsers once controlled by hackers. Somehow, being cyber-attacked is a never ending story it seems. Probably every computer and internet user wonders that any of us can never find at least some respite from being haunted by those evil computer hackers, hijackers, identity thieves and some alike scum. No matter how hard any of us try, altogether with all that wonderful folks who design and develop protection software for our computers, we simply have to stumble against some malware, virus and anything in a similar fashion.

How do you get Searchiu.com Redirect? Virus? There are Avast, Avira, AVG, Kaspersky, NOD, Norton and great deal of other antivirus systems, antimalware systems, spyware doctors and alike. We have their working settings set perfectly. Sendboxes recognize the threats and suspicious bits and keep them away from our operating systems. Real-life shields are running 24/7 checking web, e-mail, computer files, P2P connections, network and IM connections, behavioral shield is also up. We do not even turn our firewalls off for a second and we configured our browsers to block any suspicious and mistrusted web site. You are aware of all of this and you wonder when you will be able to sit back and relax enjoying the benefits of your operating system and internet without having that nudging fear clawing at the back of your mind that you should keep all the guards up and behave responsibly. Isn´t that the feeling to hate?

To save your computer, you can manually remove Searchiu.com Redirect by the following manual steps (For Advanced Users Only). If you are not a computer Wiz, you are suggested to get help from YooSecurity Online Experts.

Searchiu.com redirect screen-shot

Searchiu-Redirect

How Searchiu.com Changes Your Homepage?

The latest kind of trouble invented by all those not so nice hackers is the hijacking malware which once it hacks into your operating system and infect it, it starts redirecting you all the time to the Searchiu.com web site whenever you try to browse the internet. And that is how you are going to recognize the moment of your operating system being infected.

Now, don´t get confused. The very Searchiu.com web site is not harmful at all. But the cyber criminals of every kind for some reason landed there as it is their new place of choice where to lurk from at the site visitors in order to attack them and infect their operating systems with malware.

This hijacking malware does this redirecting type of work by attacking your registry section of the operating system and once it is there it starts changing your registry parameters through infecting them. But that is not where the story ends. The role of this malware is to steal all of your confidential information stored in your system so the cyber criminals can steal your identity and misuse it in the internet sphere thus also misusing it in the real life. The simplest example is that they can steal all your money from your bank accounts if you ever used them for some internet shopping.

A Step-by-step Manual Removal Guide

Since your antivirus programs cannot deal with this Searchiu.com redirect virus completely, you will need to manually delete it by following these steps given as below. And in case any mistakes might happen during the process, please spend some time on making a backup before getting started:

Step 1: Restart the infected computer to Safe mode with networking. When you press the power button or restart it from Start menu, repeatedly hit F8 key; then use arrow keys to select Safe mode with networking and press Enter.

Step 2: Open Windows Task Manager to end [Searchiu.com]. To do that, press Ctrl+Alt+Del keys at the same time or right click on bottom Task Bar.

Step 3: Go to Folder Options from Control Panel. Under View tab, select Show hidden files and folders and non-select Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) then click OK.

Step 4: Go to Registry Editor. First press Windows+R keys and then type regedit in Run box to search.

Step 5: Delete all the following files related to Searchiu.com Redirect thing.
%AppData%\[rnd].exe
%AppData%\result.db
%AllUsersProfile%\{random}\

HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run Regedit32
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System “DisableRegedit” = 0
HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\{rnd }
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\Current\Winlogon\”Shell” = “{rnd.com }.exe”

Step 7: Reboot the computer again and let it get into normal mode this time.

Video on How to Modify or Change Windows Registry

Conclusion

Although you can greatly affect this malware through running the malware and virus checks which will remove them, you will have to remove some of it´s parts from your system manually. As it attaches to browsers you will have to through their Tool sections first remove all of the traces of the hijacking malware of this sort, then you will have to set your pages never again to be redirected to Searchiu.com.

Notice: If you are still not sure on how to completely remove Searchiu.com redirect or don’t want to mess up your files and damage your whole machine, please contact YooSecurity Expert now to safely resolve your problem and keep you from headache.

Published by Matt Johnston & last updated on January 29, 2013 7:28 am

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