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Friday, September 16, 2011

Seeearch.com Browser Hijacker (Uninstall Guide)

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Earlier this week, we received an email from our reader Anne, who lives up near Paris, and we thought others might be interested as well. Anne said that she had a hard time finding how to change home page in Internet Explorer because the home page box was grayed out. Her default home page was changed to seeearch.com.



Of course, she didn't know what exactly could have caused this and was struggling to find out what was the main culprit. After quite a bit of research, we found out that she installed a program called Mega Player from one of those free video streaming websites. We installed it too and confirmed that Mega Player changed the registry, there were settings disabling "HomePage" and "Start Page" registry keys.



There is no way to change your home page without editing Windows registry and we all know that not everyone is comfortable with firing up the Registry Editor and delving into its data. No wonder why seeearch.com is one of Alexa's Top 1000 ranking websites in France. In just the last month, the seeearch.com traffic has increased dramatically.



And here are some of the top search Queries for seeearch.com:
  • comment supprimer seeearch
  • comment enlever seeearch
  • desinstaller seeearch
  • supprimer seeearch
As you can see, there are a lot of unhappy people searching how to get rid of seeearch.com.

Mega Player changed the home page in Mozilla Firefox too. Google Chrome was not affected. You can't change the home page in Mozilla Firefox easily as well because there is a file user.js which restores the the home page back to seeearch.com once you restart your web browser, so you need to delete it manually.



To restore your default home page and remove seeearch.com web hijacker, please follow the instructions below. If you have any questions, please leave a comment below. Good luck and be safe online!


Remove seeearch.com in Internet Explorer:

1. Go to Start, type “registry” in the search box, right click the Registry Editor and choose Run as Administrator. If you are using Windows XP/2000, go to StartRun... Type "regedit" and hit enter.

2. In the Registry Editor, click the [+] button to expand the selection. Expand:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer

Select Control Panel and look on the list to the right for an item named “HomePage”. Double click on it and set its value to “0” (zero).



Then select Main (below Control Panel) and look on the list to the right for an item named "Start Page". Right click on it and select Delete. Close the Registry Editor.



3. Open Internet Explorer. Go to ToolsInternet Options. Select General tab and click Use default button or enter your own website, e.g. google.com instead of seeearch.com. Click OK to save the changes.


Remove seeearch.com in Mozilla Firefox:

1. Go to Start, type “%APPDATA%” in the search box and hit enter. If you are using Windows XP/2000, go to Start → Run... Type "%APPDATA%" and hit enter.

2. Go to Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].default folder. Delete file names user.js.



3. Open Mozilla Firefox. Go to ToolsOptions. Under the General tab reset the startup homepage or change it to google.com, etc. That's it.


Associated seeearch.com files and registry values:

Files:
  • %APPDATA%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].default\user.js
Registry values:
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Control Panel "HomePage"
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main "Start Page"
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21 comments:

Anonymous said...

And when there is no such file as "user.js", how do we do?

Xavier Nemo said...

Wow! 1000 thx guys! That was quick and effective even for a rookie like me! How does it feel to be life savers? ;-)
PS: I wish bad luck over 12 generations to F..g "seeearch.com"! May they never be "fooound" by anyone anymore and rot!

Anonymous said...

Thank you

Anonymous said...

Thanks, it really helped!!

Anonymous said...

thank you very much, it works 100%

Anonymous said...

helped a lot, thanks from France :)

Anonymous said...

No user.js file found. Can you please help?
Thanks

Anonymous said...

thanks bro!

Anonymous said...

Many thanks ! I am using an old W2000 computer. I followed your indications an successed to delete this malware from Firefox !

Cheers from Bittany

Anonymous said...

Thank You very much, now everything is how it was supposed to be

Anonymous said...

Another thankful reader here from Canada...

Anonymous said...

how do we do it under window 7

Anonymous said...

Hi! it was uselful, I have windows 7 and it's the same way.
Thankful from Colombia!!

Anonymous said...

For those who didn't find any user.js, on Windows 7, you might want to have a look at the following directory instead:

C:\Users\\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\.default/

I am running Firefox 7 and finally found the user.js file there instead. Once removed and Firefox restarted (home-page changed one last time). I am done!

Admin said...

Thanks for clarifying that :)

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the guide !

Anonymous said...

Merci chef

Anonymous said...

Hi,
It works very well ! 100...thanks !

Anonymous said...

worked like a charm....

Anonymous said...

Thank you its work 100%

Anonymous said...

Thank you guys ! Worked like a charm. I have also noticed the presence of "seeearch" in my installed programs. Uninstalled it as well.