Default-search.net virus - How to remove?

 

Default-search.net virus is a browser hijacker that seeks to increase traffic of certain websites and make financial profit this way. The program can affect Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome browsers. It is not difficult to notice this application on your computer as once inside, it will alter your homepage and default search provider to Default-search.net.

The program is usually installed to computers together with other programs that you can download from the Internet. For this reason you should be very careful when getting any programs from the Internet that are free of charge. You can avoid installing unwanted applications by paying more attention to the installation steps of the programs that you are downloading from the Internet. If you see any options that are already selected for you and that indicate about installing unknown programs, you should always deselect them.

If your computer has already been affected by Default-search.net virus, your browsing experience will become completely unbearable. You will not be able to make any searches without interruptions. What is more, Default-search.net virus can collect information about your browsing habits and send it to the third parties which can use it for marketing in future.

To remove Default-search.net virus, go to Control Panel, Add/Remove Programs list and uninstall it from there. It is recommended to uninstall ALL programs installed on the same date as problems have appeared. Some versions of this virus install software that blocks browser settings from changing. To identify them, scanning with Spyhunter or other reputable antispyware tool might be useful. Then you can uninstall the extensions and reset settings in your browsers.

How To remove Default-search.net virus from Internet Explorer:

  1. Click arrow on the right of search box
  2. Do following: On IE8-9 choose Manage Search providers, On ie7 click change search defaults
  3. Remove Default-search.net from the list

How To remove Default-search.net virus from Firefox :

  1. Enter “about:config” in url bar. This will open settings page
  2. Type “Keyword.url” in the search box. Right click it & reset it.
  3. Type “browser.search.defaultengine” in the search box. Right click it & reset it.
  4. Type “browser.search.selectedengine” in the search box. Right click it & reset it.
  5. Search for ‘browser.newtab.url’. Right-click and reset. This will make sure that the search page won’t launch on each new tab.
  6. If the settings revert and scan with anti-malware programs are clean: Close Firefox, open file explorer and enter %AppData% in the address bar. enter user.js in search box. If this file exists, rename it and start Firefox again. You will have to repeat the steps above.

How To remove Default-search.net virus from Google Chrome:

  1. Click 3 horizontal lines icon on browser toolbar.
  2. Select Settings.
  3. Select Basics ->Manage Search engines.
  4. Remove unnecessary search engines from the list.
  5. Go back to settings. On Startup choose open blank page ( you can remove undesired pages from the set pages link too).

 

Automatic Default-search.net virus removal tools

 
  Download Spyhunter for Default-search.net virus detectionNote: Spyhunter trial provides detection of parasite like Default-search.net virus and assists in its removal for free. You can remove detected files, processes and registry entries yourself or purchase a full version.
 

Manual Default-search.net virus removal

 

Important Note: Although it is possible to manually remove Default-search.net virus, such activity can permanently damage your system if any mistakes are made in the process, as advanced spyware parasites are able to automatically repair themselves if not completely removed. Thus, manual spyware removal is recommended for experienced users only, such as IT specialists or highly qualified system administrators. For other users, we recommend using Spyhunter or other tools found on 2-viruses.com.

Processes:

It is impossible to list all file names and locations of modern parasites. You can identify remaining parasites, other Default-search.net virus infected files and get help in Default-search.net virus removal by using Spyhunter scanner. 

 

Default-search.net virus screenshots

 
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