How to remove Searchqu
Searchqu is browser hijacker that soon will make you regret for letting it inside your computer. You can get it by one of the simplest ways – together with freeware or shareware applications. It is designed to start doing what it wants immediately after successful installation, so if you have Searchqu on your computer, you should have noticed its toolbar installed without any yours permission. In addition, user is surprised by the new search engine which is called Web Search and homepage searchqu.com which is set instead of usual homepage. According to some of its victims, Searchqu may also initiate continuous redirections to the same searchqu.com. If you have been suffering from redirections, read this guide: How to fix Google Redirect Virus (browser hijacker) problem.
As of now (2014), SearchQu toolbar installs one of several search engines to display results. This depends on how much search engines pay for bringing new users and how aggressive marketers are accepted.
As you can see, Searchqu becomes especially aggressive software when in manages to convince you that you need to install it on your PC. However, you shouldn’t be scared that it will install additional malware – according to our experts it is not related to it. However, users find difficulties when they try to uninstall it because it can’t be seen on the programs’ list. If you also can’t restore web browser’s default settings, like search engine and home page, and you are not able to remove Searchqu from your PC, try following these steps:
How to remove Searchqu from IE:
- Open IE and go to ‘Tools ‘→ ”Manage Add-ons’.
- Choose ‘Toolbars and Extensions’ and uninstall everything related to Searchqu from the list: Searchqu toolbar, UrlHelper Class, etc.
- Choose ‘Search Providers’ → choose ‘Bing’ search engine and make it your default search provider. Additionally, select ‘Web Search’, click ‘Disable suggestions’ to disable it.
- Go ‘Tools’ → ‘Internet Options’ and select ‘General’ tab. Click ‘Use default’ or enter your own website name, google.com or other instead of searchqu.com. Finally, click ‘OK’ to save the changes.
How to remove Searchqu from Mozilla Firefox:
- Open Mozilla Firefox, go ‘Tools’ → ‘Add-ons’.
- Choose ‘Extensions’ → ‘Searchqu’ Toolbar and click ‘Uninstall’.
- Go ‘T ools’ → ‘Options’. Finally, reselt the startup homepage or change it to google.com instead of Searchqu under the ‘General’ tab.
- Enter about:config. Search for search, newtab and reset these settings if they reference searchqu or unwanted search engines.
How to uninstall Searchqu from Google Chrome:
- Click on the icon ‘Customize and control Google Chrome’, select ‘Options’.
- Choose ‘Basic’ Options and change Google Chrome homepage to google.com or any other browser and then click the ‘Manage search engines…’ button.
- Choose ‘Google’ and make it your default search engine.
- Finally, select ‘Web Search’ from the list and remove it by clicking the “X” mark.
Automatic Searchqu removal tools
Manual Searchqu removal
Important Note: Although it is possible to manually remove Searchqu, 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.
It is impossible to list all file names and locations of modern parasites. You can identify remaining parasites, other Searchqu infected files and get help in Searchqu removal by using Spyhunter scanner.