Hey, I got into a scam trap. Yesterday I checked my gmail and found an interesting email saying I won a $500 gift, so I clicked to read all email and next I clicked on a given link, but I felt something quickly flashing and then disappearing. I actually didn’t know what would be. But after that I know it is a scam and I got nothing. Since then, I saw this Searchudak.com page on my Chrome, and it has replaced my original start page Google. Tons of strange pop-ups keep displaying on webpage. I can’t stop them! What can I do now?
Searchudak.com Hijacker Attacks Your Browser and can’t be removed completely?
Searchudak.com has been classified as a browser hijacker which usually takes over victims’ web browser, changes its start page and search engine and redirects users to different strange and irrelevant page. If your web browser is attacked by this browser hijacker, you will find your favorite homage is disappeared, search tool has been altered, some unknown bookmarks and add-ons are added. You have to use the given search bar on this Searchudak.com as you’re not allowed to change back default homepage. But whatever you want to look up via this search bar, you will be just redirected to unrelated search results, strange URL links or malicious sites. Different popups will keep showing on the webpage, which will interrupt you a lot. Browser hijacker Searchudak.com uses cookie to track your online activities and embeds specific ads according to what you usually browse on the internet. However, ad popups are not safe as some popups would carry malicious program even virus. One click will soon activate and install the malicious thing. Since tons of popups take up too much internet resources, you will find browser runs slowly, some sites can’t be displayed, or web browser crashes down.
Searchudak.com hijacker will cause many computer problems. Potentially unwanted programs would be installed into your Control panel when this browser hijacker accessed your machine. Potentially unwanted program will have bad effect on other normal programs or files, for example, it may corrupt Microsoft Office documents like Word, Excel or Powerpoint, or it has the ability to disable system files, or some files can be automatically created and implanted into every folders but can’t be deleted. Even worse, this Searchudak.com hijacker can bring other computer threats like malware,ransomware or Trojan virus. If there are many computer infection accessing your computer, computer performance will slow down and security state will become poor. To avoid this Searchudak.com hijacker or other virus, you should keep cautious to your online activities. When you download program or software, you should choose customized installation. You can check if there is unwanted program trying to download by customized installing. Besides, don’t visit unsafe sites, open spam email or click on malicious links, or you will get computer threats installed into system.
What Searchudak.com Hijacker will do to Your computer?
-Can change your homepage or the default search engine and it totally prevents you from changing them back
-Can always redirect you to other websites
-Can pop up various advertisements and sponsored links randomly to interrupt your online activities
-Can create many junk files which occupy a lot of space in hard drive
-Can download other malicious programs into computer, which make further damage.
-Can collect and send data concerning your search history and other browsing activities.
-Your sensitive information can be tracked and stolen by hacker who can access to your computer with the help of browser hijacker.
NOTE: If you find any of these symptoms on your computer, that proves your PC is under attack and seriously infected with Searchudak.com hijacker. If you are not a computer savvy, Please contact YooSecurity Online PC Experts to remove this browser hijacker for you.
The Screenshot of Searchudak.com Hijacker
Manual Removal Guide of Browser Hijacker (For Computer Literate)
There is a removal guide of Searchudak.com hijacker provided here; however, expertise is required during the process of removal, please make sure you are capable to do it by yourself.
Step 1: Press CTRL, SHIFT and ESC these three keys together at the same time to pull up Windows Task Manager; click Processes tab on top and scroll down the list to find and end odd processes related to this Searchudak.com hijacker. Names of the processes are random.
Step 2: Open Control Panel from Start Menu, then open Programs, click on Uninstall a program. Find suspicious programs or tool-bars related to the Searchudak.com hijacker. Right click on it and select Uninstall.
Step 3: Go to Folder Options in Control Panel, select the View tab, and then mark “Show hidden files, folders, and drivers” and unmark “Hide protected operating system files” (Recommended) and then click Apply or OK.
Step 4: Go to Registry Editor to delete the path of the related items with the Searchudak.com browser hijacker.
Step 5: Clear all history, data and cookies of your infected web browser.
Searchudak.com hijacker has the ability to insert into web browser and spy on user’s online activities, so it is suggested to delete all history, data and cookies of the infected web browser before a complete removal. Take Internet Explorer for example:
a. From the “Tool” menu button in the upper-right corner of the Internet Explorer window, choose “Safety” > “Delete browsing history…“.
b. Then tick Cookie and website data and History, click Delete.
Step 6: Change your homepage of the infected web browser (Take Internet Explorer as Example)
From the Navigation toolbar in Internet Explorer, click Tools menu and select Internet Options, then click General tab, and input the URL you want into the Home page box and then click OK.
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Searchudak.com is not a normal webpage and a useful search tool. If you keep this fake search site a long time on your computer, many computer problems will happen in future. Your web browser first will perform improperly. Browser often gets stuck, hang or unresponsive. DNS server settings of some websites are changed and you’re blocked to access the site. Strange and unexpected toolbars, bookmarks, add-ons will stay on your web browser. When you’re browsing online, you will be disturbed by tons of endless irrelevant pop-ups. But you don’t click on any of them as your computer system can be attacked by more other virus or malware. Searchudak.com hijacker also has a bad effect on computer performance. It will slow down performance of computer, which will let computer run slower than before. Your computer may get hang or frozen for some time while you runs many programs or perform many tasks at the same time. even worse, this browser hijacker can assist cyber hackers to collect your personal information stored on the Internet and computer disk in order to gain more illegal benefits. Please get rid of this browser hijacker as soon as possible before any damages and data loss caused by it.
Suggestion: To follow removal guide that mentioned above, a level of computer knowledge is needed. Still can’t get out of Searchudak.com hijacker? Contact online experts for help now!
Published by Leo R. Oscar & last updated on October 22, 2016 5:20 am