Searchnu.com/406 looks like a search engine that can be used for the same purpose as Google, Bing or other search page. This domain belongs to the IAC Search & Media, Inc, which owns ask.com, search-results.com and other similar domains. However, a big part of security experts have started to include Searchnu.com/406 to the category of browser hijackers that tend to replace the default home page settings and cause annoying redirections to Searchnu.com/406 or other domains. Just like Searchnu.com, Searchnu.com/406 browser hijacker gets inside the PC as a bundle with other programs and goes straight to modify the settings of your browser. As a result, the default homepage is replaced with Searchnu.com/406 and almost every user's search ends on this domain.
This browser hijacker is usually downloaded in a package with other programs. Mostly, that's freeware applications that include components in their package and, if you forget to uncheck those programs, they can automatically be downloaded. On the moment you let Searchnu.com/406 inside, the browser gets modified and you will discover a new home page on your PC. According to victims, Searchnu.com/406 browser hijacker can't be stopped by simply uninstalling it from the Add/Remove programs list. If you have also found difficulties when trying to remove Searchnu.com/406 from your computer, follow our quick guide that should help you to remove your browser hijacker from the system.
Don't think that you can remove Searchnu.com/406 from PC by simply uninstalling the freeware, which downloaded it for you. Firstly, you should remove all the components and search engine providers from your computer. Before that, scan the PC with reputable anti-spyware program, which will eliminate browser hijackers from the system. Besides, you are also recommended to remove all the compoments of searchnu from all the browsers you are using. If your anti-spyware program has searchnu.com/406 included in its virus database, it will remove them automatically. We recommend using STOPzilla or SpyHunter anti-spywares.
To remove Searchqu Toolbar, follow these steps:
You can remove Searchnu.com/406 automatically with a help of one of these programs: SpyHunter, STOPzilla, Malwarebytes Anti Malware. We recommend these applications because they can easily delete potentially unwanted programs and viruses with all their files and registry entries that are related to them.
If you are using OS X, click Go button at the top left of the screen and select Applications.
Wait until you see Applications folder and look for Searchnu.com/406 or any other suspicious programs on it. Now right click on every of such entries and select Move to Trash.
Repeat steps that are given above with all browsers' shortcuts, including Internet Explorer and Google Chrome. Make sure you check all locations of these shortcuts, including Desktop, Start Menu and taskbar.
After uninstalling this potentially unwanted program (PUP) and fixing each of your web browsers, we recommend you to scan your PC system with a reputable anti-spyware. This will help you to get rid of Searchnu.com/406 registry traces and will also identify related parasites or possible malware infections on your computer. For that you can use our top-rated malware remover: SpyHunter, STOPzilla or Malwarebytes Anti Malware.
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Information added: 09/24/14 07:30;
information updated: 09/24/14 07:30