is also known as Searchnu.com/406 redirect
| Type: Browser Hijackers
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.
HOW CAN I GET INFECTED WITH Searchnu.com/406 REDIRECT VIRUS?
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.
HOW CAN I REMOVE SEARCHNU.com/406?
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:
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Uninstall Searchnu.com/406 and related programs
Click Start → Control Panel → Programs and Features (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs).
Here, look for Searchnu.com/406 or any other recently installed suspicious programs.
Uninstall them and click OK to save these changes.
If you are Windows 8 user, then right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once Quick Access Menu shows up, select Control Panel and Uninstall a Program.
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.
Remove Searchnu.com/406 from Windows shortcuts
Right click on the shortcut of Mozilla Firefox and select Properties.
Go to Shortcut tab and look at the Target field. Delete malicious URL that is related to your virus.
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.
Remove Searchnu.com/406 from each of your web browsers
Remove dangerous add-ons
- Open Internet Explorer, click on the Gear icon (IE menu) on the top right corner of the browser and choose Manage Add-ons
Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Here, look for Searchnu.com/406 and other suspicious plugins. Disable these entries by clicking Disable:
Reset Internet Explorer
Click on the gear icon (menu) on the top right corner of the browser and select Internet Options. Stay in General tab.
Here, remove malicious URL and enter preferable domain name. Click Apply to save changes.
Remove dangerous extensions
Click on the gear icon (menu) again and select Internet options. Go to Advanced tab.
Here, select Reset.
When in the new window, check Delete personal settings and select Reset again to complete Searchnu.com/406 removal.
Open Mozilla Firefox, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Add-ons → Extensions.
Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
Here, select Searchnu.com/406 and other questionable plugins. Click Remove to delete these entries.
Reset Mozilla Firefox
Click on the menu (top right corner), choose Options → General.
Here, delete malicious URL and enter preferable website or click Restore to default.
Click OK to save these changes.
Click on the Firefox menu on the top left and click on the question mark. Here, choose Troubleshooting Information.
Delete malicious plugins
Now you will see Reset Firefox to its default state message with Reset Firefox button. Click this button for several times and complete Searchnu.com/406 removal.
Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Tools → Extensions.
Change your homepage and default search engine if it was altered by your virus
Here, select Searchnu.com/406 and other malicious plugins and select trash icon to delete these entries.
Click on menu icon and choose Settings.
Here, look for the Open a specific page or set of pages under On startup option and click on Set pages.
- Now you should see another window. Here, delete malicious search sites and enter the one that you want to use as your homepage.
Click on menu icon again and choose Settings → Manage Search engines under the Search section.
Reset Google Chrome
When in Search Engines..., remove malicious search sites. You should leave only Google or your preferred domain name.
Click on menu icon on the top right of your Google Chrome and select Settings.
Scroll down to the end of the page and click on Reset browser settings.
Remove dangerous plugins
Click Reset to confirm this action and complete Searchnu.com/406 removal.
Open Safari web browser and click on Safari in menu at the top left of the screen. Once you do this, select Preferences.
Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
Here, select Extentions and look for Searchnu.com/406 or other suspicious entries. Click on the Uninstall button to get rid each of them.
Open your Safari web browser and click on Safari in menu section. Here, select Preferences as it was displayed previously and select General.
Here, look at the Homepage field. If it was altered by Searchnu.com/406, remove unwanted link and enter the one that you want to use for your searches. Remember to include the "http://" before typing in the address of the page.
Open Safari browser and click on Safari in menu section at the top left of the screen. Here, select Reset Safari....
Now you will see a detailed dialog window filled with reset options. All of those options are usually checked, but you can specify which of them you want to reset. Click the Reset button to complete Searchnu.com/406 removal process.
What is browser hijacker?
Browser hijacker is a malicious program, usually a web browser plug-in or add-ons, which modifies web browser settings in order to change default search page, home page, new tab or error page. After that, it starts unwanted redirects to undesirable Internet sites. A browser hijacker also can record all web pages the user visits and send gathered information out through a background Internet connection.
Practically all browser hijackers are created for commercial, advertising or marketing purposes. However, there are lots of malicious versions of these programs that similarly to spyware or adware threats can be installed on the system without user's consent and often hide deep inside the system for avoiding their removal.
Symptoms showing that your computer was infected by Searchnu.com/406:
• Changes in homepage and/or default search engine
• Redirects to websites that are unknown and suspicious
• Appearance of new tabs
• Unknown sites in Bookmarks and Favorites list
• Decreased speed of every Internet browser
Geolocation of Searchnu.com/406
This map reveals the prevalence
of Searchnu.com/406. Countries and regions that have been affected the most
are: United States.
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Information added: 2014-09-24 07:30
Information updated: 2014-09-24 07:30
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