Search.real-desktop.de virus - How to remove?

 
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Search.real-desktop.de is not a high-quality platform for searching. This German sample is not a completely trustworthy tool for you to consider. It is possible that without your knowledge, browsers’ preferences are reorganized to load Search.real-desktop.de as much as possible, meaning that your home pages, default search providers and new tab pages will no longer transfer users to default or custom websites. Information that we managed to gather from the Search.real-desktop.de it is that this browser hijacker might be transmitted with Real Desktop application that allows users to have fun while managing their desktops. It is explained that users will be able to generate 3D rooms for every topic on their desktop and even design them according to their liking. Real Desktop freeware is not malicious and we have no problem with you downloading it for your entertainment. However, we are not so sure about the Search.real-desktop.de search platform that appears to display search results, or at least a part of them, from Google.

More details about Search.real-desktop.de virus

The main problem with Search.real-desktop.de search engine is that its presence in browsers might not be voluntarily selected by users. This network can be added to preferences without permission and people won’t be able to replace it with other websites. Despite showing search results from Google Custom Search, Search.real-desktop.de virus might reorganize the lists and make its partners more prominent. At some cases, only minor deviations might be noticed, but we should not disregard the fact that Search.real-desktop.de has the ability to promote rogue websites. Of course, this scenario might not always play out.

The Real Desktop program for Windows operating systems does not appear to be undertaking vile objectives. It seems like a standard application which should not cause trouble in a system. However, somehow, it or other freeware can bring Search.real-desktop.de browser hijacker which will bore users with its website, opening as home and new tab pages, main search engines. Furthermore, Search.real-desktop.de website does not have very important sections: EULA and Privacy Policy. These elements are crucial in order for a searching platform to be trusted.

Since there is not way of knowing how Search.real-desktop.de virus handles most of its operations, perhaps it would be more beneficial to remove it from a device. If it cannot be described as an extremely malicious infection, it should be clear that functions that Search.real-desktop.de offers are not equal to the ones that legitimate searching facilities provide. To secure your system, it would be best to execute search queries only through search networks that filter links and use other security measures to prevent scams, unreliable domains from being displayed to Internet surfers.

If there is a browser hijacker present in your system, you are obliged to remove it as fast as possible. For a very easy elimination process, you can install an anti-malware tool which will do all of the work for you. Reimage, Spyhunter or Hitman should be considered for the position as protectors from malware infections. Looking for a tutorial to remove a browser hijacker on your own? Scroll down to the very end of this article and find step-by-step guide.

How does Search.real-desktop.de virus arrive in a device?

Search.real-desktop.de virus could be distributed together with various freeware applications. Real Desktop program or a version that has bee modified by a third-party could bring this browser hijacker. However, if you install Real Desktop from its official website or buy the premium version, you should be fine. However, other sources might not be as reliable. In any case, you should always pick advanced/custom modes for installation processes and if Search.real-desktop.de is recommended to be your new home, tab page and default search provider, be prepared to refuse this offer.


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Manual removal of Search.real-desktop.de virus

How to remove real-desktop virus using Windows Control Panel

Many hijackers and adware like Search.real-desktop.de virus install some of their components as regular windows programs as well as additional software. This part of malware can be uninstalled from Control Panel. To access it, do the following.
  • Start→Control Panel (older Windows) or press Windows Key→Search and enter Control Panel (Windows 8);
    Control panel
  • Choose Uninstall Program;
    Programs and features
  • Go through a list of programs and select entries related to real-desktop virus .
    Remove toolbars
  • Click uninstall button.
    Uninstall
  • In many cases anti-malware programs are better at detecting related parasites, thus I recommend installing Spyhunter or Reimage to identify other programs that might be a part of this infection.
    Scan with spyhunter
This method will not remove some of browser plugins therefore proceed to the next part of the removal guide.
Removing Search.real-desktop.de virus from your browsers

  Top Remove shortcut hijack (all browsers) (optional): If your browser opens real-desktop virus page on startup only, try this:

  • Right click on your browser icon. Choose Properties;
    Shortcut properties
  • Open Short cut tab;
    Remove url
  • Delete real-desktop virus part from target field.

  Top How To remove Search.real-desktop.de virus from Google Chrome:

  • Click on the 3 horizontal lines icon on a browser toolbar and Select More Tools→Extensions
    Extensions
  • Select all malicious extensions and delete them.
    Remove extensions
  • Click on the 3 horizontal lines icon on a browser toolbar and Select Settings
    Open settings
  • Select Manage Search engines
    Manage search engines
  • Remove unnecessary search engines from the list
    Delete search engines
  • Go back to settings. On Startup choose Open blank page (you can remove undesired pages from the set pages link too).
  • If your homepage was changed, click on Chrome menu on the top right corner, select Settings. Select Open a specific page or set of pages and click on Set pages.
    Set pages
  • Delete malicious search websites at a new Startup pages window by clicking “X” next to them.
    Delete start pages

(Optional) Reset your browser’s settings

If you are still experiencing any issues related to real-desktop virus , reset the settings of your browser to its default settings.

  • Click on a Chrome’s menu button (three horizontal lines) and select Settings.
  • Scroll to the end of the page and click on theReset browser settings button.
    Resset settings
  • Click on the Reset button on the confirmation box.
    Reset approve

If you cannot reset your browser settings and the problem persists, scan your system with an anti-malware program.

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How To remove Search.real-desktop.de virus from Firefox:

  • Click on the menu button on the top right corner of a Mozilla window and select the “Add-ons” icon (Or press Ctrl+Shift+A on your keyboard).
    Select add-on
  • Go through Extensions and Addons list, remove everything Search.real-desktop.de virus related and items you do not recognise. If you do not know the extension and it is not made by Mozilla, Google, Microsoft, Oracle or Adobe then you probably do not need it.
    Remove add-on
  • If your homepage was changed, click on the Firefox menu in the top right corner, select Options → General. Enter a preferable URL to the homepage field and click Restore to Default.
    Restore default

(Optional) Reset your browser’s settings

If you are still experiencing any issues related to Search.real-desktop.de virus, reset the settings of your browser to its default settings.

  • Click on the menu button on the top right corner of a Mozilla Firefox window. Click on the Help button.
    Help button
  • ChooseTroubleshooting Information on the Help menu.
    Troubleshooting
  • Click on theReset Firefox button.
    Refresh firefox
  • Click on the Reset Firefox button on the confirmation box. Mozilla Firefox will close and change the settings to default.
    Refresh firefox approve

(Optional) Steps for older Mozilla Firefox versions:

  • Enter “about:config” in URL bar and hit enter. This will open the settings page
    Abou config
  • Type “Keyword.url” in the search box. Right click and reset it.
    Reset Keyword.url
  • Type “browser.search.defaultengine” in the search box. Right click and reset it.
  • Type “browser.search.selectedengine” in the search box. Right click and reset it.
  • Search for “browser.newtab.url”. Right-click and reset it. This will make sure that the search page won’t launch on every new tab.
  • If the settings revert and the scan with anti-malware programs is clean: close Firefox, open file explorer and enter %AppData% in the address bar. Enter user.js in the search box. If this file exists, rename it and start Firefox again. You will have to repeat the steps above.
    Remove user.js
If the problem persists, scan your system with an anti-malware program to identify malicious entries.

  Top How to remove Search.real-desktop.de virus virus from Internet Explorer:

How to remove Search.real-desktop.de virus virus from Internet Explorer (older versions):

  • Click on the arrow on the right of the search box.
  • Do the following: on IE8-9 choose Manage Search providers, on IE7 click Change search defaults.
  • Remove the real-desktop virus from the list.

How to remove Search.real-desktop.de virus from IE 11:

  • Click on the Settings icon (top right) → Manage Addons.
    Add-on
  • Go through Toolbars and extensions. Remove everything related to real-desktop virus and items you do not know that are made not by Google, Microsoft, Yahoo, Oracle or Adobe.
    Disable add-ons
  • Select Search Providers.
    Set search engine
  • If any of these search providers is not available, follow “Find more search providers” in the bottom of the screen and install Google.
    Find search engines
  • Close the Options.
  • If your homepage was changed, click on the Gear icon on the top right corner to open the Internet Explorer menu, select Internet options and choose General tab. Enter a preferable URL to the homepage field and click Apply.
    Restore home page

(Optional) Reset your browser’s settings

If you are still experiencing any issues related to Search.real-desktop.de virus, reset the settings of your browser to its default settings.

  • Gear icon→Internet Options.
    Internet options
  • Choose the Advanced tab and click on the Reset Reset settings
  • Select Delete personal settings checkbox and click on the Reset button.
    Reset approve
  • Click on the Close button on the confirmation box, then close your browser.
    Reset

If you cannot reset your browser settings and the problem persists, scan your system with an anti-malware program.

How to remove Search.real-desktop.de virus from Microsoft Edge:  Top


Resetting Microsoft Edge setting (Method 1)

  • Open Microsoft Edge and click on More actions button (three dots at the top right corner of the screen), then choose Settings.
    Open settings
  • In the Settings window, click Choose what to clear button.
    Choose clear
  • Select everything that you want to remove and click Clear.
    Clear browsing data
  • Right click on Start and choose Task manager.
    Open task manager
  • In the Processes tab right click on Microsoft Edge and select Go to details.
    Go to details
  • In the Details look for entries named Microsoft Edge, right click on each of them and select End Task to end these entries.
    End Edge task

If the first method didn't work for you, follow the steps of advanced method below. Make sure you backup your data before completing these steps.

Resetting Microsoft Edge setting (Method 2)

  • Navigate to the following folder: C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe Select all of the entries in this folder, right click on them and select Delete.
    Delete files
  • Click Start button and type in “Windows power”. Right click on the Windows PowerShell entry and choose Run as administrator.
    Open powershell
  • When Administrator: Windows PowerShell window appears on your screen, paste in this line after PS: cd C:\WINDOWS\system32 and press Enter: Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml" -Verbose}
    Run command
Once you finish these steps, Search.real-desktop.de virus should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

  Top How to remove Search.real-desktop.de virus from Safari:

Remove malicious extensions

  • Click on Safari menu on the top left corner of the screen. Select Preferences.
    Open preferences
  • Select Extensions and uninstall real-desktop virus and other suspicious extensions.
    Extensions
  • If your homepage was changed, click on Safari menu on the top left corner of the screen. Select Preferences and choose General tab. Enter preferable URL to the homepage field.
    Reset homepage
(Optional) Reset your browser’s settings(older versions)

If you are still experiencing any issues related to Search.real-desktop.de virus, reset the settings of your browser to its default settings.

  • Click on Safari menu on the top left corner of the screen. Select Reset Safari…
    Choose reset
  • Select which options you want to reset (usually all of them come preselected) and click on the Reset button.
    Reset

If you cannot reset your browser settings and the problem persists, scan your system with an anti-malware program.

 

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