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How to Remove Start.search.us.com from IE, Firefox & Google Chrome? ( Browser Hijacker Removal Guide )

 

Your browser homepage has been redirected to Start.search.us.com? This symptom is caused by search.us.com redirected virus. Follow us, to complete the removal steps below to get rid of the infection immediately.

 

What is Search.us.com Redirect Virus

 

Search.us.com redirect virus is defined as browser hijacker, which infects your computer sneakily. It is bundled with different free software downloaded from websites such as download.com, softonic.com, CNET, Brothersoft, software.informer to infect your PC without your consent. As long as it invades your PC, it will modify your default browser settings–homepage will be redirected to Start.search.us.com.

Actually, this browser hijacker is designed to generate profits through displaying you relevant content or ads of what you are querying online. It attempts to mislead you to be the target of those internet sales. Your visit and purchase will bring network traffic or money to it. Meanwhile, in order to show you more related ads, it will collect your browsing habits and your personal information to achieve its purposes. So when you discover these redirects, you should remove Search.us.com right now.

Screenshot of Search.us.com redirect virus

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How to Avoid Being Infected by Search.us.com Redirect Virus

 

1: Be attentive when download free software from websites, such as download.com, softonic.com, CNET, Brothersoft, software.informer.

2: Always select Custom Installation instead of Recommended Installation and refuse any plugin during the process of installing such free software.

3: keep your antivirus software and other security protect applications up to data.

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How to Remove Search.us.com Redirect Virus

 

Step 1: Uninstall Search.us.com and other unknown programs installed recently from control panel

Step 2: Remove Search.us.com from IE, Firefox and Google Chrome

Step 3: Remove residual junk files and invalid registry entries from your PC using Cloud System Booster

Step 4: Block spam ads, malicious websites including phishing websites automatically via Anvi Ad Blocker

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Step 1: Uninstall Search.us.com and other unknown programs installed recently from control panel

 

Please note, Search.us.com browser hijacer is installed on your PC alongside different free software you download from the internet. So you are suggested to uninstall this free software. By the way, you’d better consider the recent installed program tracing back to time of the Start.search.us.com appearing.

Before uninstalling, please close all your browsers.

 

For Windows XP:

 

Click “Start“>”Control Panel“>”Add or Remove Programs“>”Programs and Features“>Look for Search.us.com and other unknown programs, select them and click Remove.

For Windows 7/Vista:

 

Click “Start” (“Windows Logo”)>”Control Panel“>”Uninstall a program“(under Program)>look for Search.us.com and other unknown programs, select them and click Uninstall/Change.

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For Windows 8:

 

Right-click on the screen’s bottom-left corner> “Control Panel” >”Uninstall a program“(under Program)> Look for Search.us.com and other unknown programs, select them and click Uninstall/Change.

 

 

Step 2: Remove Search.us.com from IE, Firefox and Google Chrome

 

If you are Internet Explorer users:

 

1. Go to Tools> Internet Options> General, change the malicious domain http://start.search.us.com/ 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 Tools> 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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If your are Firefox users:

 

1. 1. Go to Firefox KQ)0~}BED~G9HGB2Q_AL`BU, move to Help and then click on Troubleshooting information.

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Then, click on Reset Firefox to remove Start.search.us.com redirect.

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2. Click on the Firefox button button, and then click on Add-ons.

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3. Click on Plugins, and click on Disable to remove the plugins related to search.us.com or other unknown plugins.

 

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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. When Startup pages pops up, remove the malicious website by clicking X behind it. (sometimes, there is no malicious websites in the box, you need to click on Use current pages at the bottom of the box )

 

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

 

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However, the way that Search.us.com hijackers users’browsers in different way. Except changing your homepage, it may also change your search engine and add extension to your browsers. Therefore, when you meet these situations, please use Anvi Slim ToolBar to recovery or personalized your homepage and search engine as well as remove search.us.com from browsers easily.

 

1: Download and install Anvi Slim ToolBar.

 

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

Purchase link: 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 Search.us.com extension and others you what to remove, and then click Remove button to remove them.

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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 3: Remove residual junk files, invalid registry entries form your computer

 

There may exist some residual junk files and invalid registry entries in your computer system after uninstalling Search.us.com, other related potentially unwanted programs and resetting your browser settings. Thus, Cloud System Booster is required to clean up them and save your disk space so as to increase running speed of your computer.

 

Cloud System Booster free download link: http://dotfab.com/download_csb.html

Cloud System Booster purchase link: http://www.dotfab.com/csbupgrade.php

 

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

 

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

 

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Now, you have removed Search.us.com redirect virus completely.

 

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Recommended Tips

 

Though you remove Search.us.com redirect virus and other potentially unwanted programs successfully, your disk drives may still carry a heavy load. 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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