Monday, October 7, 2013

Get Rid of Searchqu Virus/How to Remove

‘Each time I search Google I get redirected to another search engine called  I deleted all files with searchqu in the name, tried setting Google as my default search engine, downloaded several anti-virus type programs .... nothing works. Searching the internet shows many, many people are having this problem with’ – Quoted from one of its victims.

FAQ: Is a virus?

If so, why reputable anti-virus programs won’t detect searchqu as a virus? As an add-on, is not identified by any security utilities as a virus. For this reason, more hackers are prone to make such virus for large gravy by making searchqu nothing but an annoying program that takes over default homepage, search results, new tab and web search.

Though, is not taken as a typical type infection, it is capable of doing what a virus does:
  • Modify things in registry editor to further change settings without being rectified bac
  • Compromise a computer to form a backdoor/vulnerability to alleviate installations of other virus;
  • Read its codes to collect information regarding victims’ whereabouts and data victims once typed on the target machine.
In this case, is a virus, and there is always immediacy to get rid of it as soon as possible as the longer stays in a machine, the more infections one may encounter, among them can be popups like, additional search redirect virus like eazel search virus, Trojan or even lock down police virus.

Step to Get Rid of Searchqu Virus

Step one – End’s running process.

  • Windows 8
Start screen > type 'Task' > hit Enter key > select Process tab > search and select running process of > click on ‘End task’.

  • Windows 7/Vista/XP
Hold Ctrl, Alt and Delete key combination > select Process tab > search and select running process of > click on ‘End Process’.

Step two – Disable startup item to get rid of searchqu virus.

  • Windows 8
Task Manger > hit Startup tab > search and select startup items of > click ‘Disable’.

  • Windows 7/Vista/XP
Start Menu -> select ‘Run’ -> type ‘MSCONFIG’ -> check startup items of > click ‘Disable all’.

Step three – Manually rectify configurations on infected browser to remove searchqu virus completely.
  • IE
1.    Go to Tools.
2.    Select Internet option at the bottom of the drop down list.
3.    Select General tab to
  • empty browse history.
  • locate ‘Search’ section will bring you to ‘Manage Add-on’ window > check ‘Toolbars and Extensions’ and then ‘Search Providers.
  • locate ‘Tabs’ section brings to ‘Tabbed Browsing Settings’ > untick ‘Always switch to new tabs when they are created’ > press ‘OK’.
4. Go to Privacy tab to turn on ‘Popup Blocker’ if you are plagued by endless popup ads.

  • Mozilla Firefox
Tools menu > manage Add-ons -> modification should be made under Extensions tab and Plugins tab respectively.
  • Google Chrome
Click on ‘Customize and control’ Google Chrome icon -> select ‘Settings’ -> manage ‘Extension’.

One should remove searchqu virus in strict accordance with the above provided steps so as to avoid damages overtime and unexpected error messages. It is no need to be worried if one know little about computers. Online computer help is always reachable here.

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