Title: SearchNet

Remove SearchNet
Removal instructions

 
Severity scale:SearchNet severity is 36  (36 / 100)
 
SearchNet is a browser hijacker that changes the Internet Explorer default search page and modifies related settings. It also attempts to corrupt and remove all installed web browser plug-ins. The parasite uses special tools to protect own files and registry keys, and therefore make its removal more difficult.

Related files: searchnet.exe, servehost.exe, serveup.exe, snhpr.dll, srvnet32.dll, [X].dll, anfad.sys, fad.sys, [X].sys

SearchNet properties:
• Changes browser settings
• Hides from the user
• Stays resident in background

Automatic SearchNet removal:

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SpyHunter is recommended remover to uninstall SearchNet. You should confirm using free trial that it detects current version of parasite.

Note: Manual assistance required means that one or all of removers were unable to remove parasite without some manual intervention, please read manual removal instructions below.

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SearchNet snapshot:

SearchNet manual removal:

Kill processes:
searchnet.exe, servehost.exe, serveup.exe
Delete registry values:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\cdnctr
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\SearchNet_Up
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\[X]
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Anfad
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Enum\Root\LEGACY_ANFAD
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\[X]
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Enum\Root\LEGACY_[X]
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\FAD
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Enum\Root\LEGACY_FAD
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Remote Log
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\IEHpr.InterCept
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\IEHpr.InterCept.1
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{2A0176FE-008B-4706-90F5-BBA532A49731}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{3CE496D1-1746-41CD-9489-3C0B93DF10E2}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\{52BEA5F9-7E3F-490A-B7E8-9BD5DDDEE5DF}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\{D1AFED83-9133-4660-8C8F-DAF1B4A3D5A8}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\TypeLib\{158919D3-4CAB-4109-9755-9AE794D5B2DE}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\TypeLib\{E8D3778F-47D3-4F1F-9245-3D46856936E4}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{2A0176FE-008B-4706-90F5-BBA532A49731}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{3CE496D1-1746-41CD-9489-3C0B93DF10E2}
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{2A0176FE-008B-4706-90F5-BBA532A49731}
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{3CE496D1-1746-41CD-9489-3C0B93DF10E2}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\SearchNet
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\ZSXZ
Delete files:
searchnet.exe, servehost.exe, serveup.exe, snhpr.dll, srvnet32.dll, [X].dll, anfad.sys, fad.sys, [X].sys
Delete directories:
C:\Program Files\SearchNet
Misc:
[X] is a random name.

Exact file location:
servehost.exe - C:\Windows\System, C:\Windows\System32 or C:\Winnt\System32
searchet.exe, serveup.exe, snhpr.dll, srvnet32.dll - C:\Program Files\SearchNet
[X].dll - C:\Windows\Downloaded Program Files or C:\Winnt\Downloaded Program Files
anfad.sys, fad.sys, [X].sys - C:\Windows\System\Drivers, C:\Windows\System32\Drivers or C:\Winnt\System32\Drivers

QR code for SearchNet removal instructions:

SearchNet qrcode
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 SearchNet 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 SearchNet right in your pocket.

Simply use the QR scanner and read removal instructions from mobile device.
Information added: 2006-07-20 08:42:26
Information updated: 2012-05-17 02:13:24

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Bart
thank you sooo much…..u saved me the trouble and time of taking my pc to the store……thnks a million….all ur steps work and did fix my problem!!



I have antivirus tool installed in my computer but then too I don’t know from where it has entered. Any one let me know about this???

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