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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Remove Searchnu (Uninstall Guide)

Tell your friends:
If your web browser starts with Searchnu rather than Google then you've probably installed some sort of freeware without fully reading software license agreement. By not fully reading software license agreements, you may be in danger of installing potentially dangerous software on your machine. Searchnu.com is just a website that looks pretty much like Google's search page except it has some advertisements below the search box and it redirects users to search-results.com.



Both domains are owned by IAC Search & Media, Inc. (formerly Ask Jeeves, Inc.). This company owns some other popular domain names as well, for example Ask.com. Alexa traffic rank for this website is amazing. It's one of the most visited sites on the web, and for some reasons it's very popular in Africa. We have a feeling that this site will be in the Top100 most visited sites very soon.



A quick search on Google shows searchnu to be a relatively widespread problem. This really isn't surprising considering the fact that searchnu.com home page and search-results.com web search engine provider are both promoted through the use of numerous very popular freeware, including Ilivid and some well known mp3 converters that are featured on Cnet. Very often, users use the typical installation option to install downloaded software. However, recommended installation is not always the preferred one. If you don't want to install certain components then simply select custom installation and choose what you truly want to install. And if you can't then look for alternatives. Let's take Ilivid setup as an example:



Typical installation includes Searchqu toolbar, searchnu.com and search-results.com. It sets and keeps searchnu as your default homepage and changes your default web search engine. This can be easily avoided by selecting custom installation. Let's assume that you got it with the Ilivid software (it might be any other software thought). Simply uninstalling this software won't help you to solve the burning issue. You need to uninstall every single installed component manually, including offending web browser add-ons and search engine providers. Searchnu indeed might be a bear to remove, especially in Mozilla Firefox. It changes the keyword.URL preference that cannot be changed directly from Firefox settings menu. No wonder why many users says it's a browser hijacker or even a virus. However, it's not a virus. It is detected as potentially dangerous program by Dr.Web only. Other antivirus software vendors do not detect it as dangerous and there's probably a good reason for that. So, don't blame your antivirus software for not detecting or isolating this "malware" because Searchnu.com is not a virus.

For step-by-step instructions on how to remove Searchnu (currently Searchnu.com/406) from your computer, please read the directions below. Please note, Searchnu settings apply in Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome. If you need further assistance with this issue, please leave a comment below. Good luck and be safe online!

Added: Recent variants of Searchnu browser hijackers redirects users either to Searchnu.com/406 or Searchnu.com/421. I guess this is set using geo location tools, however, what's the difference between those two URLs isn't quite obvious. It is always best to read everything in the installation screens displayed by the software. This way, you can't miss the option where you can choose if you want toolbars or other junk or not. In addition, always read the Privacy Policy or UELA whenever installing a certain software. It may be tedious and time-consuming, especially if there is a wall of text with every page, but prevention is better than cure. Reading through each sentence is better than adding such clutter as Searchnu.com/421 to your browser.

If you have already accidentally installed toolbars or BHOs that you don't really want in the first place, regardless if you've done so consciously or not, you can still remove them. Unfortunately, not all software bundles with toolbars offer the option to uncheck these during installations.

http://deletemalware.blogspot.com


Searchqu Toolbar removal instructions:

1. First of all, download recommended anti-malware software and run a full system scan. It will detect and remove this infection from your computer. You may then follow the manual removal instructions below to remove the leftover traces of this browser hijacker. Hopefully you won't have to do that.





2. Go to the Start Menu. Select Control Panel → Add/Remove Programs.
If you are using Windows Vista or Windows 7, select Control Panel → Uninstall a Program.



3. Search for Searchqu Toolbar, iLivid and Search-Results toolbar in the list. Select the program(s) and click Remove button.
If you are using Windows Vista/7, click Uninstall up near the top of that window.




Remove Searchnu Toolbar in Internet Explorer:

1. Open Internet Explorer. Go to ToolsManage Add-ons.



2. Select Search Providers. First of all, choose Bing search engine and make it your default web search provider (Set as default).



3. Then select Search Results and click Remove to remove it.



4. Go to ToolsInternet Options. Select General tab and click Use default button or enter your own website, e.g. google.com instead of searchnu.com/406. Click OK to save the changes. And that's about it.




Remove Searchnu in Mozilla Firefox:

1. Open Mozilla Firefox. Click on the magnifying glass search icon as shown in the image below and select Manage Search Engines....



2. Choose Search Results from the list and click Remove to remove it. Click OK to save changes.



3. Go to ToolsOptions. Under the General tab reset the startup homepage or change it to google.com, etc.



4. In the URL address bar, type about:config and hit Enter.



In the filter at the top, type: keyword.URL



Double click keyword.URL. Delete search-results.com and replace it with http://www.google.com/search?ie=UTF-8&oe=utf-8&q=




Remove Searchnu in Google Chrome:

1. Click on Customize and control Google Chrome icon and select Settings.



2. Click Set pages under the On startup.


Remove searchnu.com by clicking the "X" mark as shown in the image below.



3. Click Manage search engines button under Search.



4. Click Show Home button under Appearance. Then click Change.



Select Use the New Tap page and click OK to save changes.



5. Select Google from the list and make it your default search engine.



6. Select Search Results from the list remove it by clicking the "X" mark as shown in the image below.



7. Click on Customize and control Google Chrome icon. Go to ToolsExtensions.

8. Select iLivid New Tabs and click on the small recycle bin icon to remove the extension.



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134 comments:

Anonymous said...

4/19/12 -- This was VERY helpful, thank you!! I have IE and Mozilla and the instructions worked perfectly. I'm going to continue to scan for malware.

Hopefully it hasn't done any more harm than being a giant pain in the a--.

ramabhat said...

I tried to enter http://www.google.com/search?ie=UTF-8&oe=utf-8&q= in place of http://dts.searchresults.com in keyword.URL. However many times I tried , I found that this was impossible. The http://dts.searchresults.com entry refused to go away.
Any tips on this problem would be highly appreciated.

Anonymous said...

Thank YOU! So much "help" out there that is actually more booby traps. This was great!

Anonymous said...

Thank you very, very much. This took care of the problem and was easy to follow.

Anonymous said...

Thank you so so much I don't know how , but I did it!!!

Appreciate the Help! said...

thanks so much, this worked for me for both firefox and IE. Simple and easy to understand!

Nice I didn't have to install anything.

thanks a lot!

Anonymous said...

For Firefox, how do you get to "tools" to set your homepage?

Farhan Sayeed said...

I really don't have words to thank you, searched all over the net to get rid of this problem but just wasn't finding a solution, couldn't have done it without your help, once again thanx a millionnnnnnnnnnnnnn

Anonymous said...

Brilliant and clear. Thank-you.

Anonymous said...

Thankyouthankyouthankyou! Hooray!

reason8 said...

Only site I found that explains exactly what the problem is and provides a FREE and very easy solution to the problem of this involuntary download.

We must all take more care when downloading software and particularly in accepting default settings that are not immediately obvious as to their effect.

I still think that the owners/authors of searchnu are guilty of sneaky tactics, which may not be strictly defined as spreading a virus but are certainly causing a lot of unnecessary pain for the average computer user.

Allan Jeffcoatt said...

I have tried to follow the instructions but have 2 issues that prevent me. Firstly searchnu does not appear in my list of installed programs so I can't delete it from there.
Secondly the instructions tell me to open Internet Explorer but because searchnu has taken over I can't. What am I doing wrong please?

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much. It helped me to rid of it for Firefox and IE.

alex-m-g said...

Thank you for sharing! I hate when I accidentally download something with a hijacker or malware.

Anonymous said...

The program to uninstall is "Windows Ilivid Toolbar".
This help guide is Very well done, easy for me to follow and did the trick for all three browsers.
Thank You

Anonymous said...

thank you so much...I appreciate!

Anonymous said...

thank you, really helped!

gervas from uruguay

Anonymous said...

This is absolutely fantastic and useful! I managed to clean up all three browsers!

Anonymous said...

Aww man..that little booger was hard to get rid of, I had uninstalled iLivid and that didn't work..thx for the steps, had to do it several times, but that did it..

Anonymous said...

Thank you soooo much! This help cleared things up. I was only trying to get some math equation templates for my 7 year old. Who would have thought downloading lividit can be problematic.

rob said...

This worked at first, but when i rebooted my computer it all came back. i am running malware bytes because someone said it worked for them

rob said...

malware bytes didn't detect anything. maybe because i had previously gone through these steps. i'm not sure why, but the homepage and keyword.url reverted back to searchnu when i rebooted my computer. however i changed them again and this seems to have fixed the problem (didn't revert back when i rebooted). maybe i just didn't confirm the change to the keyword.url or something.

thanks so much for your help!

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much! I got searchnu yesterday when I downloaded ilivid and I had no idea that I downloaded it. This was very clear and i had no trouble following this. :)

Anonymous said...

Thanks a lot. The only useful link I found on this issue. God bless you.

Anonymous said...

Ramabhat:

I had the same trouble with the "http://dts.searchresults.com" entry reappearing (instead of the google URL replacement). Here's what worked for me:

1. Save your bookmarks in Firefox (do an "export" to .html).

2. Uninstall Firefox. Maybe a complete uninstall is necessary: when you're prompted, don't save any personal settings and customizations. You can try the incomplete install first to see if that's enough to fix the problem, but i doubt it since the 'keyword.URL' setting seems to be a customization.

3. Probably it's good to reboot after the uninstall.

4. Finally reinstall Firefox and import those bookmarks you saved in the first step.

I found this to be a relatively easy way to take care of the Firefox 'keyword.URL' issue.

Anonymous said...

Thanks mate.

Anonymous said...

yeaaa! thanks thanks :D

Anonymous said...

you are a legend thank you :-)

Anonymous said...

thanks very much!

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much! Very helpful!

Anonymous said...

These instructions were very clear and worked beautifully on Google Chrome. THANK YOU!

Dorothy said...

Thank you for this! It did the job. What I cannot understand is why when I went to download ilivid, Norton Security gave the go-ahead (a "safe" note for ilivid in a little window on the bottom of the screen). Then, when I called Norton (in India!) to get help to get rid of searchnu and all the other garbage that slipped in with ilivid, they wanted to charge me a fee to clean up the mess. When I explained that their own system said ilivid was "safe," they basically called me a liar. So I told them to forget about it, that their help was no help at all and then I found this site! What is the point of Norton Security? If it wasn't for the fact that it came free with Comcast, I would dump it.

ermin said...

Thanks, it worked!

Anonymous said...

Thanks Very Very much! You guys rock.
As other mentioned, Norton doesnt catch it. In my opinion, anything that hijacks a browser is in the malware category, so how can Norton call it safe?
ILIVID is a piece of junk. They write on several forums to fool people, that its perfectly safe, while its NOT. I did a Whois.net search on Searchnu.com and it came up with some restaurant address in Scottsdale AZ.

Everyday BBW said...

Thanks so much! I have been desperate to get rid of this.

Skylar said...

This seemed to work fine for everything except my Google Chrome. It's not in the browser options anymore but when i open Chrome it's still there. Help!

Ryan Hart said...

Excellent and fully accurate instructions! worked first time - and screenshots,too! WELL DONE

Anonymous said...

Another big thank you! This worked uninstalling searchnu. Should I also try and uninstall livid? i am scared to do anything else!

Roseanne said...

Thank you thank you thank you. I spent the best part of an hour and a half trying to work out how to get rid of this. I uninstalled the program but was still seeing this everytime I went into any browsers. I managed to get rid of it from IE by searching the registry and removing a reference to it there but these instructions, when I found them, were invaluable as I now know I have correctly removed everything. I thought I'd also got rid of it by resetting my home page on firefox but, by following your instructions, I saw there were still some settings that required to be changed. The problem now seems to be solved and this site is now in my bookmarks should I ever somehow manage to make the same mistake again.

Anonymous said...

Skylar, try going back to the Chrome Settings, make sure that the "On Start Up" option is set to "Open the New Tab page" option, or if you want a specific pag to open make sure you edit that. I found my specific page had been changed to searchnu.

Anonymous said...

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Serkan said...

Thanks a lot! Really appreciated.

Anonymous said...

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IT'S GONE!!! I AM ETERNALLY GRATEFUL TO YOU GUYS!!! I thought it would NEVER BE GONE!!! So again, THANK YOU!!!=D

INDIANAPACER said...

THANKS ALOT THIS SHIT REALLY HELPED! MY COMPUTER FEELS MORE SECURE! RIGHT ON!

Anonymous said...

Excellent instructions, truly helpful. Thank you!

Anonymous said...

Absolutely helpful and easy to do!! Thank you very much. Excellent sharing!

Anonymous said...

Thank you very much for the very, very useful help !
Followed the instructions and it went very well for IE.
In the future I will read the acceptingagreements more carefully before downloading !

Anonymous said...

Your instructions helped me with both Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer, thank you so much! To say you were helpful would be a vast understatement. THANK YOU!!! THANK YOU!!! THANK YOU!!! :)

Anonymous said...

If you're ever in Ireland, I owe you a few drinks! Thank you, this was really helpful.

Anonymous said...

Without visible reason, CorelDRAW X5 failed to start with error 'Cannot load CorelDrw.dll'. I could not find the reason, but while looking for any unusual features, found Searchnu that occupied Mozilla. Of course, I was far from suspecting it in disrupting CorelDRAW. However, as soon as I removed Searchnu by instructions given here, CorelDRAW restored normal work! I agree that 'after' is not the same as 'because', but since I did nothing else to restore CorelDRAW, now I suspect Searchnu of that malicious influence.

Anonymous said...

I really love it when I can understand the directions and it actually works! Hurray!

Anonymous said...

Pls add my thanks to all the above. It was a relief to see the old good Google page up in front without any highjacker on top.

Anonymous said...

Thank you very much!!!!!!!!!! Great help!!!

Anonymous said...

very helpful
Thanx a lot.
Rija from Madagascar

Anonymous said...

thank you for the help!

Anonymous said...

You are a wonderful human being for posting this <3

Anonymous said...

Thanks a lot for your help.It is so nice of you!

sea of glass said...

Thank u, your instructions helped me get rid of the searchnu.com/413. thanks for showing me how i accepted (searchnu)by clicking 'typical install'.--i've also kept your webpage for future reference and will pass it on to my friends. Thanks, -seaofglass

mm images said...

Awesome ! Clear and easy to understand. I know we should all read the license agreements but sometimes we don't, and then we get caught out. The worrying thing about this program was not only that it took over every search engine, but also, when I asked to view my passwords in this searchnu, they were all shown, for all to see !! Very dangerous.. Thanks for your advice.

Anonymous said...

THANK YOU SOOOO MUCH!!! This is exactly what I needed & it was written exactly how it is to be done!! It cleared up the problem I have been having for over a year!! You did a GREAT job & it was FREE!!! I am using Mozilla.

Anonymous said...

Brilliant.

Anonymous said...

THANK YOU ! clear, easy to follow instructions - very much appreciated :D

isaac said...

hi I'm trying to remove this problem from chrome but when I click 'manage search engines' the box that opens is completely blank. Nothing shows up under default search engines so I can't delete searchnu from that list and it doesn't allow me to simply add google as an other search engine either. Any help would be appreciated, I have already uninstalled the program using control panel and reset home page, it's just the search box/address bar in chrome which is the problem now. Thanks

Anonymous said...

I'm having the same exact problem as that guy ^

Mary Ellen said...

This was the best, clearest, most concise help I have ever gotten online for a problem. I am thrilled and I thank you many times over!

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for this helpful advice. I looked up so many search engines, but to no avail found no resolution. I was so close to taking a sledgehammer to my computer screen. Once again thank you for this blog! You are awesome!

Marian Boyer said...

After two days we finally found the solution on this site, thank you SO VERY much, you saved the rest of our holidays!

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much, this actually worked!!

Francesco Masetti (Bologna - Italy) said...

Thank you very much from Bologna (Italy) you are very kind and good with these useful informations!

Anonymous said...

Thank you!!!! it really works :)

Anonymous said...

Instructive and efficient. Great work!

Anonymous said...

Gracias desde España. Adiós al bastardo virus.

Anonymous said...

Just wanted to thank you for your excellent and helpful instructions.

Very Glad that there are people like you on the net protecting us from deceitful people like those who peddle the Ilivid software and the like.

Anonymous said...

Finally got rid of searchnu on Google thanks to your instructions. There is various help out there but yours is the only one that worked. I intend to be much more cautious with installs from now on and will only use Custom install. Well done and thanks from Dublin.

Anonymous said...

Very helpful guide. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Thank you very much...It was really helpful..

Anonymous said...

Muito obrigado, foi muito útil não sabia mais o que fazer...
paulo brasil

Anonymous said...

2 weeks ago I took my laptop to DISCOUNT ELECTRONICS because the power jack was broken,(they are very unprofessional) and they returned it with this virus. I was in the middle of the process to remove it and a window opened telling me that my computer was protected against any "accidental" changes. I could not continue.
Can you help me?

Anonymous said...

thanks much.

Anonymous said...

Thank you! This has helped "big time". My ATT&T home page powered by Yahoo would not let me open the "today's highlights." Att&T got me only a short way in being able to open, by using Mozilla Firefox, but that was short-lived as soon as Seachnu saw what I was doing. I followed your instructions and there still must be some issues with IE 8, but that is okay, now I can open the highlights with Firefox. Thanks for all the help. So nice for people like yourselves to reach out and help others!

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for this, I thought I wouldn't be able to find a useful guide. :)

Wai said...

Thank you so much for your guidance. It works and the malware found in my laptop has been removed!

madhat said...

Thanks so much for your removal instructions. They are very helpful. I have one remaining problem in that when I open a second tab in Firefox, searchnu returns in the URL.
I have changed the home default to google, I thought.
Any suggestions on where it is hiding?
Again, much appreciation for your clear instructions.

Anonymous said...

Thank, very very godd

Anonymous said...

thank you so much!

Anonymous said...

it worked once, but came back as soon as i re-opened google chrome! what do i do??

Nescio said...

This didn't work for me, but looking in Program Files I found a SearchNu folder that had an uninstall program in it. Running that worked to completely remove this irritating hijacker.

neelam gupta said...

OMG !What a relief! It was sticky.Thanks a lot.I will be careful in future what I freedownload. BTW it was ilivid ,newly downloaded on my pc.Thanks again.

Riju Menon said...

thank you so much. Ws very useful for a novice like me

Anonymous said...

Many thanks - very helpful.

Anonymous said...

Thanks!!!

jaybeehaitch said...

QUOTE: "it worked once, but came back as soon as i re-opened google chrome! what do i do??"

Solution: There is an option in settings called On start-up, which will be set to 'Open a specific page or set of pages'. You need to change this, either by selecting one of the other options, or changing the URL to that of your homepage.

Mike Samuels said...

Thanks for your excellent and easy to follow help.
'Livid' made me just that, I now know to check before I download.
Mike

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for this info! It worked perfectly and removed it from my computer and web browser.

Anonymous said...

There is no such a word would be sufficient to tell you, you are the man.....Thanks from Derby

Anonymous said...

It didn't help me!! :(
I have Google Chrome and I followed the instructions... but I don;t have basics in my "Settings", Is that a problem??
Can anyone help me uninstall this pain in the a**??

Anonymous said...

TTTTHHHHHHHAAAAAAAAAAANNNNNKKK UUUUU!!!

Anonymous said...

Ah ha! THANKS VERY MUCH!

Anonymous said...

THANK YOU SOOOOOOO MUCH :D

Anonymous said...

i didnt realise and did it on internet explorer first and it worked but i carred on reading and realised there was one for google chrome, i have done it twice but it hasnt worked help me please??

Anonymous said...

Thank you so, so, so much. This is about a hundredth of the headache I was expecting to deal with!

Boogs said...

THANKS SIR,YOU ARE THE BEST, was able to remove that annoying searchnu :) THanks

Anonymous said...

Thank you!!! This was fabulous! Only thing I can't get back to is that with IE 9, when I clicked on a new tab, it showed me blocks with recent internet activity (google, facebook, etc.) and now I don't have that and I liked it:-( But at least I don't have searchnu:-) Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!! Great, clear instructions!!!

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much!!! the IE instructions were so clear.

Cassandra Vankeuren said...

Google Chrome
Click on the wrench
Then click settings
Under start up
click Open a specific page or set of pages. Set pages
Under set pages delete search results and select www.google.com
the follow the instructions about manage search engines.
This should help!

Anonymous said...

dammit,
i cant do that !
please hack my computer and delete that ! :TrollFace:

Anonymous said...

I have followed all these google chrome instructions, and this malware still exists when a new tab is opened.

What can be done now?

Leon Victor said...

Thanks for sharing nice information for Searchqu Toolbar removal instructions and how to settings apply in Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome.

Anonymous said...

it's still showing up when I click on a new tab in Firefox. Help! Thanks!

TS said...

now every time I load Firefox about-config comes up with the list. why?

Anonymous said...

Thanks a lot for you. Now i can get rid searchnu from my browser...

:)

Anonymous said...

google chrome appears no longer w/"wrench"....now 3 horizontal lines in a button...this path is explained in "help home>get started>new to chrome?" ...tree

The very minor misfires in the original super post have been picked up in the comments, illustrating the importance of reading clear through to the end...
thank you everyone!!!

Anonymous said...

many thanks guys...

Anonymous said...

Thank you! Wonderful guide. May the sun and moon beam rainbows and health and prosperity onto you and your children and their children for all eternity.

Anonymous said...

Thanks very much, normally don't get caught out by this sort of thing. Cheers again.

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much that was big help

Anonymous said...

大変よくできました!どうもありがとう!助かりました、本当に!

Nika Bjork said...

You are so AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you very, very MUCH. :) @>

Anonymous said...

Great!At last it's gone!
Very clear steps...U r just superb!
Thanks a ton :):)

Zsuzsa Szűts said...

Thank you, this was a correct and clear solution, I am grateful!

Anonymous said...

Brilliant. Thanks for helping with this.

JohnWShoemaker said...

Very helpful...

Thought I would pass on what worked for me to help save the frustrations this causes.

1) I tried doing all the uninstalls and still not working...when I opened a new tab in chrome..it gave me an error message and didn't open up the normal page...something was wrong.

2) When I went to settings.. Open a specific page or set of pages. Set pages...and clicked on there...it gave another place to check what was running...I clicked on "Use Current Pages" listed..and it showed Searchnu was still live in there...erased it..it reset itself...so i erased it...and reset page as a google page. Still didn't work. Point is it was still showing as an active page even though I had removed it elsewhere.

3) Went and installed Malware Bytes..ran it..came up with 7 problems..corrected them..and I was good.

Thanks to all who kept this to a minor aggravation...

John

Anonymous said...

I deleted this searchnu from programs and now all I get when i turn on cpu is blue screen. What do I do know?? Please help

Anonymous said...

ramabhat said...
I tried to enter http://www.google.com/search?ie=UTF-8&oe=utf-8&q= in place of http://dts.searchresults.com in keyword.URL. However many times I tried , I found that this was impossible. The http://dts.searchresults.com entry refused to go away.
Any tips on this problem would be highly appreciated.

Hi ramabhat,

I had the same problem. You first have to go to Control Panel > Uninstall A Program > find the Search-Results or Searchnu program [it will show as installed on the same date as the other junk software installed (iLivid, etc.)] and uninstall it. Then return to the About:Config, Keyword.url page and enter the google string again. This time it should work.

Good Luck!

Anonymous said...

thank you so much. i struggled with this for days. very helpful and very appreciated.

Anonymous said...

i did everything in the instructions but some of the things arent even ther to delete, and ive still got
searchnuD:
PLEASE HELP!!!!! D:

Anonymous said...

THANK YOU SO MUCH! It worked perfectly for IE and firefox!

auschuck said...

Bless You for your help. I did as you suggested - BINGO! It got rid of that 207.232.22.60 IP that was driving me crazy (short trip). In the process I got rid of a ton of other crap that was nesting in my computer. One of the most beneficial things that I read and did in addition to your suggestions was to run a boot time scan with Avast. It found a ton of other junk that had managed to find it's way "in". Now the computer runs like a new OS reinstall!! A MILLION THANK YOU'S!!

Uma said...

Thank You very much for the detailed and simple instructions. They helped in removing the malware from IE,Firefox and Chrome. First i thought of reinstalling the OS. Then i came across this wonderful site. Thank You again.

rst said...

i followed every step, everything ok, but when i open a new tab, searchnu still appears (mozilla) ..what about that?!

Anonymous said...

Thank you! Awesome instructions.

Anonymous said...

I just had Norton put on my system and spyware cleaned off at a very hefty $230 price!!!
Only three days later the searchnu as well as some other malware is again on my machine. These programs do not even SHOW UP in my uninstall programs files. Nowhere to be seen, so all this isn't helping me really.

THANK YOU said...

This was so helpful!!!! I couldn't figure out why my Chrome browser wouldn't let me search anything! My malware program was instantly blocking anything from that dumb scam search engine. THANK YOU!!!

Anonymous said...

thank you I think I cleaned all 3 browsers, but wouldn't have found half of those without this help.