Thursday, February 13, 2014

SafeSear.ch, How to Remove Www.safesear.ch Hijacker










Recently, there are complaints about homepage being hijacked by safesear.ch. Such browser hijacker can be deemed as one of the variant/incarnation of safesearch.net. People want to remove safesear.ch so bad simply because they don’t want it to be default homepage without realizing the potential dangers imposed by it. Therefore, VilmaTech Online Support would like to inform wide range of PC users of relevant aspect.

Dangers You Should Concern

It has been found that SafeSear.ch is a tool to help with broader promotion programmed with BHO and JS technique. By taking advantage of web vulnerability at the first stage, safesear.ch manages to stick to a target machine to accumulate traffic. With more traffic being collected, the browser hijacker manages to piggyback on third-party program freely as the program want broader promotion, which also helps safesear.ch to get onto many more machines.

If one pays attention to its interface and the search results, ads can be easily detected. Such advertising web page or widgets are usually programmed with small HTTP that cannot support most of surfing standard. Being led to those pages will consume a lot of CPU to deal with debased language. On the occurrence of overloaded recourse, browser will crash and computer may freeze.

Apart from mechanical issues, there are security problems caused by safesear.ch. When safesear.ch is finally placed onto a machine and sticky to a machine, its service and entries have been implanted deep, which generates web vulnerability. It has been widely known that web vulnerability can be easily exploited by infections. Once being exploited, BHO will be utilized to load down and install vicious executable files and JS technique will turn to malicious side and redirect PC users to spam sites. What’s worse, JS technique, once saved the trouble of re-typing log-in credentials, will help attackers to learn the information. As a consequence, accounts will fall into attacker’s disposal without authorization to spread vicious code or empty out bank card.

Below is the instruction to assist in removing SafeSear.ch offered by Global PC Support Center. Immediate removal is always recommended so as to stop further harms. Follow the instruction and help yourself. If you come across unexpected issue and you are not able to overcome, please feel free to consult one of specialized technicians and get on-demand help.
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Manual Method - How to Remove Www.safesear.ch Hijacker


One - end service 

Windows 8
  1. Open Windows Explorer and select Administrative tools. 
  2. Click open Services to remove/disable safesear.ch.
Windows7/vista/XP
  1. Hold Win key and R key to type “services.msc” in the pop-up text box.
  2. Hit Enter button to remove/disable the service named safesear.ch.
Mac OS X
Enter Finder to select “Services”.
Select “Services Preferences” then to remove safesear.ch service under “Services”.


Two - remove safesear.ch extension

Internet Explorer
Open Internet Explorer > click Tools > click on Manage add-ons > find safesear.ch in ‘Toolbars and Extensions’ respectively > go to ‘Search Providers’ and replace safesear.ch with others.

Mozilla Firefox
Open Mozilla Firefox > click Tools > click Options > click on ‘Add-ons’ > select ‘plugins’ panel > disable safesear.ch.

Google Chrome
Open Google Chrome > click on the spanner icon > select "Tools" > go to ‘Extensions’ > find remove safesear.ch.

Opera

Opera menu > Extensions > Manage Extensions > uninstall/remove www.safesear.ch.

Safari
Unfold 'Safari' menu > select 'Preferences' > tap 'extensions' tab > remove safesear.ch > back to 'Safari' menu > Help > select Installed Plug > open Ins & list > remove safesear.ch.

Three - remove safesear.ch's values

For Internet Explorer users:
navigate to Explorer Bars, Extensions respectively under the below entry and remove safesear.ch's value.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\ Microsoft\Internet Explorer\ 

For Google Chrome users:
navigate to Clients, ClientState and ClientStateMedium respectively under the below entry and remove safesear.ch's value.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Google 

For Mozilla Firefox users:
navigate to Extensions under the below entry and remove safesear.ch's value.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\ Microsoft\Mozilla\ Firefox

For Opera users:
Browse to the below entry and remove safesear.ch's value.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Opera Software



Summary Plus

Category: browser hijacker
Complete URL: http://www.safesear.ch/?type=20140127-180-ch
Harms: give rise to security risk and mechanical problems
Dissemination routine:
1)drive-by download
2)attack web vulnerability
Symptoms:
1)homepage being replaced by www.safesear.ch.
2)default search engine being changed to SafeSear.ch.
3)browser becomes slow in displaying web page.
4)CPU being ridiculously consumed.
5)more processes running in the background.


Be noted that the above instruction is exclusively applicable to SafeSear.ch. Should there be additional vicious items implanted into your machine without knowledge, you are welcome to get further instruction by starting a live chat window for exclusive help.
http://www.vilmatech.com/who-we-are.html


Reference: http://blog.vilmatech.com/safesearch-net-virus-guide-remove-safesearch-net-redirect-virus/
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