MetaSearch is a browser hijacker that works for rerouting users to these domains that seek to collect the bigger amount of their visitors. Basically, they are connected to this browser hijacker and pay the money for these services. As soon as MetaSearch virus gets inside the system, it changes the default start page and starts redirections to quickmetasearch.com or linkshelper.com domains. Of course, you can also find yourself on other pages and sites that will be different from your expected ones. The parasite runs on every Windows startup and contacts predefined web servers. It has the ability to update itself via the Internet.
MetaSearch doesn't spread and must be manually installed. Once executed, it creates two directories, drops its files in them and modifies the registry and the DNS settings. Once these changes are done, user starts suffering from constant redirections to various domains, including quickmetasearch.com or linkshelper.com. If your Internet Explorer home page and search page are replaced by others every time Windows restarts, you must chack your PC for MetaSearch Adware.
To delete Registry values, click Start -> Run; Type in regedit and click OK. Then navigate to and detele its Rwegistry entries shown below.
To restore the default settings in IE, Click Start > Settings > Control Panel. Now select 'Internet Options' > 'Programs' tab > click 'Reset Web Settings' and OK.MetaSearch properties:
QR is short for Quick Response. They can be read quickly by the mobile phones. QR codes can store more data than
standard barcodes, including url links, geo coordinates, and text.
The reason we add QR code to the website is that parasites like MetaSearch are really hard to remove on infected computer. you can quicly scan the QR code with your mobile device and have manual removal instructions to uninstall MetaSearch right in your pocket.
Simply use the QR scanner and read removal instructions from mobile device.
Information added: 2012-11-07 05:10
Information updated: 2012-11-07 05:10