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Remove Search.nunu-app.com virus (Free Instructions) - Chrome, Firefox, IE, Edge

removal by Alice Woods - - | Type: Browser hijacker

Why Search.nunu-app.com search appears in my browser everytime I launch it?

Search.nunu-app.com virus is another browser hijacker targeting Mac OS X users. If you think that Macs are not vulnerable to spyware and malware attacks, you are wrong – they are[1], but they haven’t become primary targets yet. Search.nunu-app.com browser hijacker is not a malicious program, but it acts like a potentially unwanted one (PUP[2]). Such programs are usually trying to change browser’s settings without user’s knowledge to start generating pay-per-click revenue[3]. Of course, all users notice changes in their browsers, especially because Search.nunu-app.com redirect virus alters the address in homepage settings. However, not all users rush to care about such changes, since the web page this hijacker promotes doesn’t look suspicious.

Search.nunu-app.comThis picture shows Search.nunu-app.com search engine, which appears in victim's browser when Search.nunu-app.com hijacks the computer.

Questions about Search.nunu-app.com virus

In fact, it looks like a very simple search engine, which can’t pose any threat to the computer. Sadly, it can. Although it doesn’t do damage to the computer system in a direct way, it provides a lot sponsored search results next to organic ones, and it is a well-known fact that authors of browser hijackers hardly ever endorse content their affiliates share on their websites. Therefore, Search.nunu-app.com redirects can take you to insecure places on the Internet, and you definitely do not want to go there. You can be asked to fill out surveys that require entry of personally identifiable information[4], asked to install shady third-party programs, or, in the worst case, fake software updated filled with malicious files[5]. So if you care about your safety on the Internet, better remove Search.nunu-app.com as soon as possible. Using a well-known and trusted search engine like Google or Yahoo is always a better idea. For Search.nunu-app.com removal, we highly recommend using ReimageIntego software, although you might also want to try SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner or Malwarebytes.

What can I do in order to avoid installing browser hijackers?

Browser hijackers, just like adware and other potentially unwanted programs spread along with other free applications. It means that these free applications suggest installing additional software alongside them. Although in most cases users have the opportunity to opt-out these additions, they do not do so because they simply do not notice suggestions to do so. These suggestions are typically written in fine print below Default or Standard installation options, but users tend to ignore such details and just proceed with the installation without modifying these settings first. You should switch the installation settings to Custom or Advanced option and then manually deselect all suggested programs. This way, you will prevent installation of unwanted programs and keep potentially unwanted programs away from your computer system.

How can I quickly remove Search.nunu-app.com?

Browser hijackers are not the worst computer pests in the world, but there is no doubt that they are not trustworthy and should stay away from your computer. If you have been infected with this hijacker, we recommend you to remove Search.nunu-app.com virus as quickly as possible. For that, we have prepared detailed Search.nunu-app.com removal instructions. You can use them if you want to uninstall this hijacker manually, but we highly recommend you to scan the system with anti-malware software afterward to see if there are any malicious files or programs on the system. You can scan the system absolutely for free.

You may remove virus damage with a help of ReimageIntego. SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner and Malwarebytes are recommended to detect potentially unwanted programs and viruses with all their files and registry entries that are related to them.

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To remove Search.nunu-app.com virus, follow these steps:

Eliminate Search.nunu-app.com from Mac OS X system

This browser hijacker mainly attacks Macs, so we highly suggest you to follow the provided instructions in order to clean your computer from unwanted applications. Of course, you must check every web browser for add-ons and extensions associated with Search.nunu-app.com.

If your macOS is displaying some infection symptoms, proceed with the following guide:

Remove Search.nunu-app.com virus from Applications folder:

  1. From the menu bar, select Go > Applications.
  2. In the Applications folder, look for Search.nunu-app.com virus-related entries.
  3. Click on the app and drag it to Trash (or right-click and pick Move to Trash)Uninstall from Mac 1

To fully remove Search.nunu-app.com virus, you need to access Application Support, LaunchAgents, and LaunchDaemons folders and delete relevant files:

  1. Select Go > Go to Folder.
  2. Enter /Library/Application Support and click Go or press Enter.
  3. In the Application Support folder, look for any dubious entries related to Search.nunu-app.com virus and then delete them.
  4. Now enter /Library/LaunchAgents and /Library/LaunchDaemons folders the same way and terminate all the Search.nunu-app.com virus-related entries.Uninstall from Mac 2

Uninstall Search.nunu-app.com from Internet Explorer (IE)

Remove dangerous add-ons:

  1. Open Internet Explorer, click on the Gear icon (IE menu) on the top-right corner of the browser
  2. Pick Manage Add-ons.
  3. You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Here, look for Search.nunu-app.com virus and other suspicious plugins. Click on these entries and select Disable.Remove add-ons from Internet Explorer

Change your homepage if it was altered:

  1. Open IE and click on the Gear icon.
  2. Select Internet Options.
  3. In the General tab, delete the Home page address and replace it by your preferred one (for example, Google.com).
  4. Click Apply and then select OK.Reset IE homepage

Delete temporary files:

  1. Press on the Gear icon and select Internet Options.
  2. Under Browsing history, click Delete…
  3. Select relevant fields and press Delete.Clear temporary files from Internet Explorer

Reset Internet Explorer:

  1. Click on Gear icon > Internet options and select Advanced tab.
  2. Select Reset.
  3. In the new window, check Delete personal settings and select Reset again to complete Search.nunu-app.com virus removal.Reset Internet Explorer

Get rid of Search.nunu-app.com virus from Microsoft Edge

Delete unwanted extensions from MS Edge:

  1. Select Menu (three horizontal dots at the top-right of the browser window) and pick Extensions.
  2. From the list, pick the Search.nunu-app.com virus-related extension and click on the Gear icon.
  3. Click on Uninstall at the bottom.Remove extensions from Edge

Clear cookies and other browser data:

  1. Click on the Menu (three horizontal dots at the top-right of the browser window) and select Privacy & security.
  2. Under Clear browsing data, pick Choose what to clear.
  3. Select everything (apart from passwords, although you might want to include Media licenses as well, if applicable) and click on Clear.Clear Edge browsing data

Reset MS Edge if that above steps did not work:

  1. Press on Ctrl + Shift + Esc to open Task Manager.
  2. Click on More details arrow at the bottom of the window.
  3. Select Details tab.
  4. Now scroll down and locate every entry with Microsoft Edge name in it. Right-click on each of them and select End Task to stop MS Edge from running.Reset MS Edge

If this solution failed to help you, you need to use an advanced Edge reset method. Note that you need to backup your data before proceeding.

  1. Find the following folder on your computer: C:\\Users\\%username%\\AppData\\Local\\Packages\\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe.
  2. Press Ctrl + A on your keyboard to select all folders.
  3. Right-click on them and pick DeleteAdvanced MS Edge reset 1
  4. Now right-click on the Start button and pick Windows PowerShell (Admin).
  5. When the new window opens, copy and paste the following command, and then press Enter:

    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\\AppXManifest.xml” -VerboseAdvanced MS Edge reset 2

Instructions for Chromium-based Edge

Delete extensions from MS Edge (Chromium):

  1. Open Edge and click select Settings > Extensions.
  2. Delete unwanted extensions by clicking Remove.Remove extensions from Chromium Edge

Clear cache and site data:

  1. Click on Menu and go to Settings.
  2. Select Privacy and services.
  3. Under Clear browsing data, pick Choose what to clear.
  4. Under Time range, pick All time.
  5. Select Clear now.Clear browser data from Chroum Edge

Reset Chromium-based MS Edge:

  1. Click on Menu and select Settings.
  2. On the left side, pick Reset settings.
  3. Select Restore settings to their default values.
  4. Confirm with Reset.Reset Chromium Edge

Erase Search.nunu-app.com from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

  1. Remove dangerous extensions
    Open Mozilla Firefox, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Add-ons Extensions. Click on menu icon and select 'Add-ons'
  2. Here, select Search.nunu-app.com and other questionable plugins. Click Remove to delete these entries. Select 'Extensions' and look for malicious entries. Click 'Remove' to get rid of each of them
  3. Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
    Click on the menu (top right corner), choose Options General.
  4. Here, delete malicious URL and enter preferable website or click Restore to default.
  5. Click OK to save these changes. When in 'General' tab, delete malicious URL from 'Home Page' section or click on 'Restore to Default' button. Click 'OK' to save changes
  6. Reset Mozilla Firefox
    Click on the Firefox menu on the top left and click on the question mark. Here, choose Troubleshooting Information. Click on menu icon and then on '?'. Select 'Troubleshooting Information'
  7. Now you will see Reset Firefox to its default state message with Reset Firefox button. Click this button for several times and complete Search.nunu-app.com removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times

Remove Search.nunu-app.com from Google Chrome

  1. Delete malicious plugins
    Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Tools Extensions. Click on menu icon. Select 'Tools' and 'Extensions'
  2. Here, select Search.nunu-app.com and other malicious plugins and select trash icon to delete these entries. Look for malicious entries and delete each of them by clicking on the Trash bin icon
  3. Change your homepage and default search engine if it was altered by your virus
    Click on menu icon and choose Settings.
  4. Here, look for the Open a specific page or set of pages under On startup option and click on Set pages. After clicking on menu and 'Settings', select 'Set pages'
  5. Now you should see another window. Here, delete malicious search sites and enter the one that you want to use as your homepage. Click 'X' to remove malicious URLs
  6. Click on menu icon again and choose Settings Manage Search engines under the Search section. When in 'Settings', select 'Manage search engines...'
  7. When in Search Engines..., remove malicious search sites. You should leave only Google or your preferred domain name. Click 'X' to remove malicious URLs
  8. Reset Google Chrome
    Click on menu icon on the top right of your Google Chrome and select Settings.
  9. Scroll down to the end of the page and click on Reset browser settings. When in 'Settings', scroll down to 'Reset browser settings' button and click on it
  10. Click Reset to confirm this action and complete Search.nunu-app.com removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal

Delete Search.nunu-app.com from Safari

Safari browser is one of Search.nunu-app.com’s targets, so do not forget to clean this browser. We have explained how you can do it on your own. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to ask our support team via ‘Ask Us’ page.

  1. Remove dangerous extensions
    Open Safari web browser and click on Safari in menu at the top left of the screen. Once you do this, select Preferences. Click on 'Safari' and select 'Preferences'
  2. Here, select Extensions and look for Search.nunu-app.com or other suspicious entries. Click on the Uninstall button to get rid each of them. Go to 'Extensions' and uninstall malicious add-ons
  3. Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
    Open your Safari web browser and click on Safari in menu section. Here, select Preferences as it was displayed previously and select General.
  4. Here, look at the Homepage field. If it was altered by Search.nunu-app.com, 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. When in 'General', delete malicious URL and enter your desired domain name
  5. Reset Safari
    Open Safari browser and click on Safari in menu section at the top left of the screen. Here, select Reset Safari.... Click on 'Safari' and select 'Reset Safari...'
  6. 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 Search.nunu-app.com removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

Protect your privacy – employ a VPN

There are several ways how to make your online time more private – you can access an incognito tab. However, there is no secret that even in this mode, you are tracked for advertising purposes. There is a way to add an extra layer of protection and create a completely anonymous web browsing practice with the help of Private Internet Access VPN. This software reroutes traffic through different servers, thus leaving your IP address and geolocation in disguise. Besides, it is based on a strict no-log policy, meaning that no data will be recorded, leaked, and available for both first and third parties. The combination of a secure web browser and Private Internet Access VPN will let you browse the Internet without a feeling of being spied or targeted by criminals. 

No backups? No problem. Use a data recovery tool

If you wonder how data loss can occur, you should not look any further for answers – human errors, malware attacks, hardware failures, power cuts, natural disasters, or even simple negligence. In some cases, lost files are extremely important, and many straight out panic when such an unfortunate course of events happen. Due to this, you should always ensure that you prepare proper data backups on a regular basis.

If you were caught by surprise and did not have any backups to restore your files from, not everything is lost. Data Recovery Pro is one of the leading file recovery solutions you can find on the market – it is likely to restore even lost emails or data located on an external device.

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  1. Lari says:
    January 30th, 2017 at 8:58 am

    Did anyone actually install this piece of crapware by their wish? I cant believe that somebody would want to use this weird search engine.

  2. Trisha_i says:
    January 30th, 2017 at 8:59 am

    Hello, I have removed Search.nunu-app.com from all browsers, thank you very much! Keep up the good work.

  3. fabrio says:
    January 30th, 2017 at 9:00 am

    I cant stand browser redirect viruses! I thought I could forget them when I bought Mac. Well it seems that there is no way to escape this problem.

  4. Reiiss says:
    January 30th, 2017 at 9:00 am

    lol. just get a good security program, thats the solution.

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