Searchab Virus - How To Remove?

Type: Browser Hijacker

Searchab virus is a browser hijacker that causes redirects to website and can also lead to other problems. The program tens to come bundled with other programs so it is not easy for the computer users to control that. is considered to be legitimate website, however, it is not really fair to promote it by hijacking the browser and forcing to visit it. If you have been constantly redirected there, you should consider removing Searchab virus as soon as possible.

Lets talk briefly about how you can get infected. Mainly all infections like that comes while you are downloading some free programs. Another option is visiting some hacked website which can easily transmit some infection to your computer. It is recommended to stay away from unknown websites and not download any unclear software. Besides, during installations, make sure you uncheck all unnecessary boxes.

Remove Searchab virus as soon as you notice its first symptoms on your computer.To fix this annoying problem, click the Start button and go to Control Panel. Look for an option to Add/Remove programs and look for any items related to Searchab. Aditionally, we recommend scanning your system with a reputable antispyware program, for example, spyhunter. This will ensure that every single malicious threat is removed.

Depending on what browser you are using, follow the instructions below to fix your browser settings:

For IE:

  • Open IE and go to ‘Tools‘ → ”Manage Add-ons’.
  • Choose ‘Toolbars and Extensions’ and uninstall everything related to from the list.
  • Choose ‘Search Providers’ → choose the search engine you used before 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, or other. Finally, click ‘OK’ to save the changes.

For Mozilla Firefox:

  • Open Mozilla Firefox, go ‘Tools’ → ‘Add-ons’.
  • Choose ‘Extensions’ → and click ‘Uninstall’.
  • Go ‘Tools’ → ‘Options’. Finally, reset the startup homepage or change it to

For Google Chrome:

  • Click on the icon ‘Customize and control Google Chrome’, select ‘Options’.
  • Choose ‘Basic’ Options and change Google Chrome homepage to or any other browser and then click the ‘Manage search engines…’ button.
  • Choose ‘Google’ and make it your default search engine.

Automatic Searchab virus removal tools

Note: Reimage trial provides detection of parasites and assists in their removal for free. You can remove detected files, processes and registry entries yourself or purchase a full version.  We might be affiliated with some of these programs. Full information is available in disclosure

Manual removal


Important Note: Although it is possible to manually remove Searchab 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 Reimage or other tools found on


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January 10, 2013 17:25, April 8, 2013 02:11

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