It seems that hackers really like to play tricks on people’s Internet browsers. The main reason is that it’s really a weak place that can be attacked without your defense. In fact, hackers can succeed in invading people’s PCs mostly due to themselves since such virus only has one way to make an incursion: when you carelessly click something dangerous or visit some malicious pages. Has been infected by Search.freecause.com browser hijacker? Follow this article to do something!

How does Search.freecause com work?

Search.freecause.com is installed by a covert browser hijacker that changes MS Windows hosts file and redirect/hijack Internet explorer, Firefox and chrome web browsers. Such virus has family members: EasyA-Z.com, Isearch.babylon.com and Accurately-Locate.com. Search.freecause.com may spread through free music and movie downloads or via suspicious porn related web site links. Search.freecause.com may alter Windows registry files, decrease the computer and transmit your private information to remote servers.Some specific features of Search.freecause.com will be stated below. Firstly, it can hijack your Internet browser, which means it can change the default setting of your browser to occupy the browser’s authorization, alter your home page without your permission. What’s worse, it will affect the web search navigation. Secondly, you will fail to get access to certain web resources, since Search.freecause.com block up your search. Thirdly, it may install other sorts of spyware/adware to mess your PC system up. In addition, it will redirect your search results to Search.freecause.com or its related malicious websites when you use your search engine like Google, Bing. At the show up page, there are numerous ads pop-ups, unsafe links and floored with mal-ware. As a result, it will slow down you PC performance. So we should be careful in our web activities and keep the antivirus permanently updated. Be cautious while browsing!  Ways to be infected with it are a lot as long as you are surfing the illegal websites or downloading unidentified files and programs, you will be exposed to numerous risks. A browser hijacker as Search.freecause.com will change your home page without any permission and you cannot change it back to what you want. All the other settings such as favorites or bookmarks will be different. Furthermore, when you are searching for online resources with the search engines that are familiar to you, this malicious hijacker will stop you from accessing to those pages you want to see and redirect the searching results to other websites that are related to Search.freecause.com and containing thousands of viruses and malwares. If you do not take fast actions to remove it, the general speed of the operating system may go slower as time goes by. For the worst part, it might download and install some other rogues to further damage your computer. Get it off your computer once found it. 

To save your computer, live chat with YooSecurity experts now, or you can follow the manual removal guide below to get your problem fixed. (For advanced computer users)

Search.freecause ScreenShot


Why My Antivirus Didn’t pick up Search.freecause.com Google Redirect Virus?
Search.freecause.com is a nail browser hijacker, it resets your computer settings and changes registry entry.Search.freecause.com is definitely a trouble to PC users; since it can escape from security tool and much antivirus software recommended online don’t work, so you need to find an effective way to manually remove it. If you intend to remove the hijacker yourself, you need to possess some computer troubleshooting skills. Sometimes you cannot guarantee a full removal of it during this high complex procedure. The instruction below may be of great help in your removal.

  1. Press Ctrl+Alt+Del keys together and stop Search.freecause.com processes in the Windows Task Manager.

  1. Let’s open the Registry Editor, search and remove related Search.freecause.com registry entries
  2. All Search.freecause.com associated files should be removed.

Video Tutorial On How to Modify or Change Windows Registry:

Registry Entries That Generated By The Search.freecause Redirect Virus

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce\*andom things
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServicesOnce
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce\random things
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServicesOnce\*random things

If you were failed to remove the Search.freecause.com virus, please contact with computer experts Online for help to safely and completely remove it.

Published by Leo R. Oscar & last updated on November 9, 2012 12:56 pm

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