Have you ever come across this awkward situation that your browsing software is not working properly which makes you impossible to surf the net? By not working properly, you may always get redirected to unfamiliar web sites online or get annoyed by constant pop up ads. Despite from the browser, the system is running unstably as well. All these phenomena are telling you that your computer is infected by a browser hijacker! And Searchab.com unfriendly webpage is believed to be one of them.

Searchab.com Redirect Introduction

Searchab.com can be categorized as a browser hijacker which is quite a popular PC virus nowadays. As long as your computer is connected to the net, risks to be infected by such browser hijacker exist no matter how good your PC protection tools are. Why is that? A browser hijacker like Searchab.com, also known as browser redirect virus, is specially created by criminal PC hackers with the purposes of collecting properties from PC owners all around the world. Hackers are somehow qualified with advanced computer knowledge. They can deal with computers and software well. Therefore, whenever there’s a chance, Searchab.com redirect will sneak into the vulnerable systems without getting caught by antivirus tools and bring constant pain to PC users.

Chances for this Searchab.com redirect to infect your computer only occur when inappropriate online activities have been behaved by people who use the computer. In other words, in order to get infected by this browser hijacker, you (or somebody else) may have visited unfriendly web sites online, watched or shared forbidden content or installed malicious programs using the infected system. You may not do these on purpose. But viruses like Searchab.com will seize the chances when system becomes vulnerable because of these non-behaved actions. Once the infection is already done, you will notice it as soon as you try to go online as usual. Your favorite home page will be changed to Searchab.com; Internet access can be cut off; or you won’t be able to access any community web site. Unlike other real web sites, this Searchab will draw your attention by different actions. Those are very common consequences when computer is infected by a browser hijacker.

Do not want to experience all these negative effects? Since your antivirus programs have failed to catch this Searchab.com redirect, manual removal way is suggested here. Contact YooSecurity Online PC Expert if you are not familiar with this concept. The manual removal process will require advanced PC skills and lots of knowledge to deal with changeable files and .exe programs. Any mistaken step during the process can lead to unpredictable problems.

Lists of Consequences Due to Searchab Redirect Infection

1. Searchab.com hijacker will forcibly change your default home page and redirect your online researches to other unfriendly web sites.
2. It will reset browser configuration and structure to make its stay as long as possible.
3. Lists of web sites given by this browser redirect virus are not real as well. Trojans and other malicious software could be hidden inside of them.
4. PC hackers could be able to hack inside of the infected system remotely with the assistance of this browser hijacker.
5. Personal properties and privacy will be threatened.
6. System stability and data storage will also be affected.

Steps on How to Remove Searchab.com Manually

Open Windows Task Manager to end Processes related to Searchab.com redirect. To do that, press Ctrl+Alt+Del keys at the same time to pull up Task Manager.
taskmanager

Open Control Panel from Start menu and search for Folder Options.
ControlPanel-Folder Options(Win7)

Under View tab on Folder Options, tick Show hidden files and folders and non-tick Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then click OK.
FolderOptions

Press Windows+R keys to pull up Run box and type in regedit to open Registry Editor.
Run+regedit

Delete all these associating files and registry entries in Registry Editor as below:

%AppData%\Protector\””[rnd]
%AllUsersProfile%\Programs\{random}\
%CommonStartMenu%\Programs\Users\””
HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunRegedit32
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System “DisableRegedit” = “”[rnd]
HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Settings\{.exe}
HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\DisallowRun=””

Reset home page back to favorite web sites. Go to Tools option on relevant browsers to proceed.
Internet Explorer
internet-explorer-internet-options

Mozilla Firefox
mozilla-firefox-options

Google Chrome
google-chrome-homepage

Video on How to Modify or Change Windows Registry

Conclusion

Browser redirect virus is a major PC issue to many netizens in these days. Usually, common PC users don’t have much computer knowledge to deal with various viruses. When we come to nasty viruses like this Searchab.com, we won’t be able to get rid of it with the help of antivirus software. There are viruses out there on the networks that cannot be removed by PC protection programs. These viruses are created and used by computer hackers to deceive money. Hence they have been given the abilities to bypass most antivirus protection and sneak inside of vulnerable computer systems to bring constant troubles to PC owners. They can be such a pain in the ass! It’s better to get rid of such nasty browser hijacker as soon as possible if you don’t want to lose more information. Will reinstall browsers or restore system work? Some may wonder. Other than manual removal, there are still a few ways to deal with this Searchab.com. But manual removal is believed to be the most guaranteed way to completely get rid of this browser redirect virus.

Suggestions: Still getting redirected by Searchab.com after the manual removal? Then it’s not completely removed yet. Please contact YooSecurity Online Expert now for a complete removal assistance to save all your files ASAP!

Published by Karen Lawrence & last updated on June 3, 2013 6:42 am

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