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How to Remove Royal-Search.com Hijack? (Royal-Search.com Homepage Removal Guide)

 

If you are suffering from the strange browser home page http://www.royal-search.com bringing you bad internet experience, you should consider whether it is a virus or not and remove it.

 

No matter Royal-Search.com hijack or Royal-Search.com homepage or Royal-Search.com redirect virus, all of them refer to the Royal-Search.com browser hijacker. It hijacks your browser regardless of Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome and exhibits numerous malicious exhibits.

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The most obvious symptom of being infected with Royal-Search.com redirect virus is that the changes happen on your browser. With no difference from other browser hijacker like delta-homes.com, it changes your default homepage and search engine to Royal-Search.com and Royal Search respectively and redirects your start page and new tab to the malicious site at the same time.

However, modifying browser default settings is just the start. If you found the same item you queried online has a different search result compared with the one before? And some unknown sponsored links, spam ads start to occur among these various results? Even there are pop-up window promoting you to download software appear out of sudden? All is done by this browser hijacker. Since your browser has been hijacked it, it will monitor your internet activity and track your browsing cookies for related data and your browsing preference so that to deliver ads and sponsored links for those websites it benefits from. Revenue is not just from one way. By improving the rankings of certain website Royal-Search.com browser hijacker can still gain a return.

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And what the Royal-Search.com redirect virus will do to your windows system? It installs the related potentially unwanted programs and files on your disk, and implants its malicious registry. Furthermore, the browser hijacker may mislead you to visit malicious websites and make your PC be infected with virus again.

So how dose Royal-Search.com browser hijacker slip into your PC? Typically, it is bundled with those programs downloads from the internet to install on computer without permission and knowledge. And sometimes, you got this redirect virus when you just click an attachment or link in an email. The drive by downloads coming from the video or websites you open is also a source of the browser hijacker. Maybe you even download it from its website by yourself as you believe that Royal Search engine will offers you better browsing experience.

Without reasons should Royal-Search.com redirect virus be left on your browser and PC. It is suggested to get rid it totally and then read “How to Be Safe Online” for avoiding be infected with such kind of potentially unwanted program in future.

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How to Remove Royal-Search.com Hijack

 

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Step 1 Uninstall Royal-Search.com related programs from computer

 

Note: Actually, Royal-Search.com browser hijacker installs onto your PC along with many PUP such as Outfox.tv, Nation Zoom, Search Protected by Conduit, alnaddy.com, ect. So you are suggested to uninstall such browser hijacker and Toolbar that we called the PUP. In order to faciliate you to distinguish this kind of danger programs, you’d better consider the recent installed program tracing back to time of http://www.royal-Search.com malicious homepage appearing.

Even if there is no Royal-Search.com program on your PC, you need to remove all of suspicious and unknown applications as any one of them possibly the one support Royal-Search.com browser hijacker.

For Windows XP: Click “Start“>”Control Panel“>”Add or Remove Programs“>”Programs and Features“>Look for Royal-Search.com , and any dubious program, select them and click Remove.

 

For Windows 7/Vista: Click “Start” (“Windows Logo”)>”Control Panel“>”Uninstall a program“(under Program)>look for Royal-Search.com , and any dubious program, select them and click Uninstall/Change.

 

For Windows 8: Right-click on the screen’s bottom-left corner> “Control Panel” >”Uninstall a program“(under Program)> Look for Royal-Search.com , and any dubious program, select them and click Uninstall/Change.

 

–Alternative removal method

 

To easier remove Royal-Search.com program and related malicious applications installing on your PC, it available to use Anvi Uninstaller to get rid of them automatically. It detects all of suspicious apps and displayed them in the Recently Install tab.

Before uninstalling, please close all your browsers.

1. Install free version of Cloud System Booster( System maintenance and optimizing tool containing the small tool Anvi Uninstaller)

Download link: http://dotfab.com/download_csb.html

2. Uninstall Royal-Search.com , Outfox.tv. alnaddy.com, Nation Zoom, etc from computer.

After installing, open it and click ToolBox just below the interface, and then click Anvi Uninstaller to download it within several senconds; and then run it.

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Switch to the Recently Installed tab to remove Royal-Search.com , Outfox.tv. alnaddy.com, Nation Zoom, etc any dubious programs. ( Please Skip “Create System Restore Points” when remove)

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Step 2 Remove Royal-Search.com malicious files and registry from computer

 

PUP.XXX including PUP.royalsearch.com refers to malicious files and registry of potentially unwanted programs like Royal-Search.com redirect virus remaining in your PC which can’t removed from control panel. You need to remove them. In addition, as Royal-Search.com hijack might mislead you to malicious websites containing virus infections, you need use antivirus software to scan and remove all of virus infections.

Please install Anvi Smart Defender(download:http://dotfab.com/download_asd.html,Purchase:http://www.dotfab.com/asdupgrade.php) firstly. And then run it for a quick or full scan

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Step 3 Remove Royal-Search.com Redirect from Google Chrome, Firefox and IE

 

Here we offer you 2 option to remove Royal-Search.com redirect from your browser.

Option 1Manually remove Royal-Search.com redirect from your browsers
Option 2Remove the redirect via Anvi Slim Toolbar(remove automatically with one click)


 

Option 1 Manually remove Royal-Search.com redirect from your browsers

 

For Google Chrome users
For Mozilla Firefox users
For Internet Explorer users


 

If you are Google Chrome users:

 

1. Go to wrench or three bar icon 0$5ZM`7WU4VNDP6(@_WU)I5, click on Settings, and then come to On startup tab, select Open the new tab pages and click Set pages.

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When Startup pages pops up, remove malicious url by clicking X behind it.

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2. Next, switch to the Appearance tab, click Show Home button and click Change, and then change the malicious domain into http://www.Google.com/ or any one you prefer.

 

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3. When the operation above is finished, come to Search tab, make sure that the content of the first bar is Google and then click Manage Search engines.

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Then remove malicious search engine by clicking X behind it and click Done.

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4. Go to wrench or 3 bar icon 0$5ZM`7WU4VNDP6(@_WU)I5(next to the address bar), click on Tools and then click on Extensions. Locate unknown extensions and then remove them by clicking the trashcan icon next to it.

Note: it is normal there isn’t any extension on your browser.

 

Next step–remove Royal-search.com malicious argument form Chrome shortcut


 

If your are Firefox users:

 

1. Go to Firefox KQ)0~}BED~G9HGB2Q_AL`BU, click on Options and switch to the General Tab. Then click on Restore to Default, hit OK to recovery your default homepage.

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2. Click the down arrow next to the search engine icon and select Manage Search Engines…, select the malicious web search and other unknown search engines and click Remove.

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3. Go back to Firefox, click Add-ons to removal all of extensions related to Royal-Search.com.

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Note: it is normal there isn’t any extension on your browser.

 

4. Open a new blank tab in your Firefox, and type about:config in the address bar to open a window as shown in below picture. And then Click I’ll be careful, I promise! to continue.

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Then, on the appeared window, type Royal-Search.com in the search box to find any items with value containing the keywords of the PUP from list there and highlight the item, right click on it to select Reset, one by one.

 

Next step–remove Royal-search.com malicious argument form Firefox shortcut


 

If you are Internet Explorer users:

 

1. Go to The gear icon B4JW7WO`5C[EBT{1(CYUCLR ( IE 9 and 10 ) or Tools ( IE 8 )> Internet Options> General, change Royal-Search.com url to the one you prefer, like http://www.msn.com/ and hit Apply and then click on OK.
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2. Go to The gear icon  B4JW7WO`5C[EBT{1(CYUCLR( IE 9 and 10 ) or Tools ( IE 8 )> Manage Add-ons>Toolbars and Extensions. And remove all of extensions related to Royal-Search.com.

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Note: it is normal there isn’t any extension on your browser.

Then switch to Search Providers, right click on Bing or others and select Set as default, and then right click on the malicious one, click on Remove. (the order for removing can’t be reversed absolutely)

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3. Go to The gear icon  B4JW7WO`5C[EBT{1(CYUCLR( IE 9 and 10 ) or Tools ( IE 8 )> Internet Options> General, find the Tabs area, click on Settings, click on the button under “When a new tab is opened, open:”, select A blank page and hit OK to complete the operation.

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Next step–remove Royal-search.com malicious argument form IE shortcut


 

Option 2 Remove Royal-Search.com rediect via Anvi Slim Toolbar

 

Because some of users feel it’s a little bit complicated to manually remove Royal-Search.com homepage from browsers one by one. Here, we recommend you a convenient browser management tool–Anvi Slim ToolBar. This tool is designed to remove browser add-ons and repair browser damages including homepage and search engine redirects. With one click to recovery your default browser settings.

1: Download and install Anvi Slim ToolBar.

 

Download: http://www.dotfab.com/downloads_ast.html

Purchase: http://www.dotfab.com/astupgrade.php

 

2. Remove toolbars from browsers

 

After installing Anvi Slim ToolBar, please open it(if you use trial version, click wwwat the right bottom of box; if you use pro version, input your license key in the blank box), and click on Manage to detect toolbars in your browsers. When the result is displayed, select unknown extensions and others you what to remove, and then click Remove button to remove them.

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 Note: it is normal there isn’t any extension on your browser.

3. Repair hijacked homepage and modified search engine.

 

In Anvi Slim ToolBar box, please click on Browser Repair. IE, FF and Google Chrome are listed in the left; you can select any of them to change its homepage and search engine. When you choose customize homepage or customize search engine, please input the one you prefer.

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Then click on Repair button to repair hijacked homepage and modified search engine and click on OK.

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Step 4 Remove Royal-search.com malicious argument from the shortcuts of browsers

 

The removal guide below is available for Internet Explorer, FireFox and Google Chrome. We take Internet Explorer as an example.

1. Right click the shortcut of the browser and click Properties. (take IE as an example) 12

 

2. When below window appears, switch to Shortcut tab, then remove Royal-search.com malicious argument from the Target and click OK to finish the operation.

 

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Step 5 Remove junk files of Royal-Search.com hijack and optimize your PC

 

The residual junk files, error and invalid registry entries of Royal-Search.com hijack and other viruses, which are not malicious but slow down your PC speed must be clean up. Because the excess leftovers will crash down your running program easily and do harmful to your PC. Here the system maintenance and optimization tool Cloud System Booster is recommended.

Download link of Cloud System Booster: http://www.dotfab.com/download_csb.html

 

2. After you install the program, please open it, click on Quick Clear button on the main screen to run a quick and full scan.

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3. Once the scan completes, there will come out a result screen, please click Clear button there to remove these junk files, invalid registry entries, etc to make sure the computer system is clean.

 

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Note: Because some users had thier computers been infected with Royal-Search.com Hijack via malicious websites. In order to reduce the chance that the adware gets onto PC again when you visit malicious sites in your browsing history by accident, please follow us to clean up you browser cookies.

Back to Could System Booster Homepage→click Disk Cleaner→scroll over and opt for Internet Explorer Cookies, Firefox Cookies and Google Chrome Cookies→Click Start Clean to remove them.

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Except this system cleaning, please clean up junk files and other system junk regularly to keep your PC in a healthy state.

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Give your disk a depth cleanup

 

After computer working for a long time, your disk drives will carry a heavy load. What’s more, due to the infection of this browser hijacker or even other more malicious malware, there will be some of file system errors and junks and invalid fragments in your disk drives. it is necessary to install a repair and clean tool like Anvi Ultimate Defrag to help you fix bug and errors of files in your disk drives, clean up junk files, rearrange fragmented data in the disk as well as optimize the performance of your disk drives.

Free download: http://www.dotfab.com/downloads_aud.html

Purchasehttp://www.dotfab.com/audupgrade.php

After install it, please select the disk drive you want to repair and clean and operation you would like to run ( Repair, Clean, Defrag and Optimize ), then click on Start.

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Tips for Being Safe Online

 

To ensure be safe on in the further, we need to adopt necessary measures to get free from virus infections. Here we offer you some effective prevention tips and these tips are applied to all of browser hijacker, redirect virus, adware, toolbar and PUPs that share the common with distribution.

1. Be attentive to visit websites, especially those unknown and with strange looking. It is highly recommended to install a protective tool like Anvi AD Blocker for blocking malicious websites and popups, for details, please read Easy Ads-free Surfing with Anvi Ad Blocker; and you’d better make sure whether you have turned on security features of internet browsers for safer surfing online for blocking malicious websites by your browser itself automatically.

2. Always keep an eye on what you click and download, including music, movies, files, browser plug-ins or add-ons. When you do install software, make sure you’re getting the software from a trusted source.

3. Even if you have to install a necessary software, please always select Custom Installation instead of Recommended Installation and refuse any plugin by opting for Decline or Skip or other means during the process of installing such free software.

4. Keep your antivirus software and other security protect applications up to data.

5. Delete internet browsing history including the history of the websites you have visited and the history of the downloads you’ve performed to prevent you from getting malicious infections again.