Severity scale:  
  (9/100)

Remove Searchis-cng.ru virus (Chrome, Firefox, IE, Edge) - Easy Removal Guide

removal by Ugnius Kiguolis - - | Type: Browser hijacker

Everything you have to know about Searchis-cng.ru virus

Searchis-cng.ru virus is a potentially unwanted program (PUP)[1] which is classified as a browser hijacker. This program might alter browsers’ settings and shortcuts on the targeted computer. In other words, it takes full control over the web browser. However, it’s quite uncommon and strange example of PUP. Usually, hijackers replace browser’s homepage with a particular search engine. Though, Searchis-cng.ru browser hijacker does not force to use any shady search services. When users launch the affected browser, they open searchis-cng.ru domain which immediately redirects to the particular third-party website. People might be redirected to different sites every single time when they decide to browse the Web. For instance, when we have tested this program, we have been redirected to the Russian version of AliExpress, Internet Gazeta portal, suspicious advertisements, etc. The biggest problem is that any Searchis-cng.ru redirect might lead to the infected and dangerous website. Some of these sites might offer to fill particular surveys and in this way trick you into revealing personal information[2]. Also, you might end up on websites that urge to install software and fix various computer errors. What is more, you can easily visit online scam[3] sites where you might be tricked into calling fake tech support staff and so on.

Browser hijackers are not dangerous itself; however, Searchis-cng.ru virus might expose you to serious cyber threats. Visits to the infected websites might lead to the malware attack, data or money loss. It’s way more serious issue than being bothered or disturbed by redirects. Developers of this tool generate revenue from driving traffic to the sponsored websites. These sites might be trying to increase they ranking in Google or simply want to reach a bigger audience of potential victims of the cyber crimes[4]. Apparently, if you want to avoid causing damage to your computer, you should remove Searchis-cng.ru. However, we want to encourage you to perform this procedure immediately by saying that it might be able to track information about you. The majority of PUPs collect non-personally identifiable information[5] which often consists of the type of the used browser, operating system, device, visited websites, search queries, clicked ads, and other browsing-related information. Aggregated data might be used for delivering personalized commercial content; thought, it might be shared or sold to the advertising networks. Searchis-cng.ru removal will help to prevent of all the possible threats and an excessive amount of ads. Do not hesitate and scan your computer with ReimageIntego or other reputable anti-malware programs, and get rid of this cyber parasite.

Questions about Searchis-cng.ru virus

The image of Searchis-cng.ru virusSearchis-cng.ru virus is a browser hijacker that initiates redirects to various Russian websites.

When was my computer infected with the virus?

Browser hijackers travel and get inside the system in the software bundles as an optional component. Hence, Searchis-cng.ru hijack might have occurred when installing some new program downloaded from the Internet. The only way to be sure that you are installing only necessary software is opting for Advanced/Custom installation settings. They allow monitoring the process and deselecting all third-party apps that are prepared for the installation. Sadly, the majority of computer users rely on Quick/Standard settings. Bear in mind that using this setup you give indirect permission to install all additional apps.

What should I do after Searchis-cng.ru hijack?

As soon as you notice strange activities on your browser, you should scan your computer with reliable anti-spyware/anti-malware program. Your preferred program will locate and remove Searchis-cng.ru virus entirely. Potentially unwanted programs rarely spread alone; hence, if this cyber parasite got inside the system, there’s no doubt that other suspicious apps entered the system as well. For this reason, relying on security tools helps to save some time when cleaning your device. However, if you prefer you can get rid of it manually. You will find manual Searchis-cng.ru removal instruction at the end of the article. Please, follow them carefully and do not miss any of hijacker-related entries.

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.

Offer
do it now!
Download
Reimage Happiness
Guarantee
Download
Intego Happiness
Guarantee
Compatible with Microsoft Windows Supported versions Compatible with OS X Supported versions
What to do if failed?
If you failed to remove virus damage using Reimage Intego, submit a question to our support team and provide as much details as possible.
Reimage Intego has a free limited scanner. Reimage Intego offers more through scan when you purchase its full version. When free scanner detects issues, you can fix them using free manual repairs or you can decide to purchase the full version in order to fix them automatically.
Alternative Software
Different software has a different purpose. If you didn’t succeed in fixing corrupted files with Reimage, try running SpyHunter 5.
Alternative Software
Different software has a different purpose. If you didn’t succeed in fixing corrupted files with Intego, try running Combo Cleaner.

To remove Searchis-cng.ru virus, follow these steps:

Remove Searchis-cng.ru from Windows systems

Eliminating Searchis-cng.ru virus manually requires to be careful and attentive. It’s important to remove all hijacker-related components. Bear in mind that if you leave particular entry on the system or web browser, you may experience another hijack as soon as you reboot your PC.

  1. Click Start Control Panel Programs and Features (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs). Click 'Start -> Control Panel -> Programs and Features' (if you are 'Windows XP' user, click on 'Add/Remove Programs').
  2. If you are Windows 10 / 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 'Windows 10 / 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'.
  3. Uninstall Searchis-cng.ru and related programs
    Here, look for Searchis-cng.ru or any other recently installed suspicious programs.
  4. Uninstall them and click OK to save these changes. Right click on each of suspicious entries and select 'Uninstall'
  5. Remove Searchis-cng.ru from Windows shortcuts
    Right click on the shortcut of Mozilla Firefox and select Properties. Right click on browsers' icon and select 'Properties'
  6. Go to Shortcut tab and look at the Target field. Delete malicious URL that is related to your virus. Select 'Shortcut' tab and delete 'http://isearch.babylon.com...' or other suspicious URL

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.

Erase Searchis-cng.ru from Mac OS X system

Follow the instructions below to remove the virus and fix Mac after Searchis-cng.ru hijack.

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

Remove Searchis-cng.ru from Applications folder:

  1. From the menu bar, select Go > Applications.
  2. In the Applications folder, look for Searchis-cng.ru-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 Searchis-cng.ru, 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 Searchis-cng.ru and then delete them.
  4. Now enter /Library/LaunchAgents and /Library/LaunchDaemons folders the same way and terminate all the Searchis-cng.ru-related entries.Uninstall from Mac 2

Uninstall Searchis-cng.ru from Internet Explorer (IE)

Make sure that you remove all hijacker-related components from the Internet Explorer. These instructions will help you to reset the browser and get back to the normal browsing again.

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 Searchis-cng.ru 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 Searchis-cng.ru removal.Reset Internet Explorer

Get rid of Searchis-cng.ru virus from Microsoft Edge

Follow these steps to reset 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 Searchis-cng.ru-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

Eliminate Searchis-cng.ru from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

From the list of extensions remove all questionable applications, and reset Mozilla’s settings as shown below. Once you complete Searchis-cng.ru removal from the browser, you will be able to set your preferred homepage address.

  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 Searchis-cng.ru 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 Searchis-cng.ru removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times

Delete Searchis-cng.ru from Google Chrome

Google Chrome is one of the most targeted web browsers. Hence, you may find some unknown and suspicious extensions installed without your knowledge. Get rid of them in order to prevent from another Searchis-cng.ru hijack.

  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 Searchis-cng.ru 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 Searchis-cng.ru removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal

Remove Searchis-cng.ru from Safari

After the hijack, follow these instructions to fix and reset Safari.

  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 Searchis-cng.ru 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 Searchis-cng.ru, 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 Searchis-cng.ru removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

Do not let government spy on you

The government has many issues in regards to tracking users' data and spying on citizens, so you should take this into consideration and learn more about shady information gathering practices. Avoid any unwanted government tracking or spying by going totally anonymous on the internet. 

You can choose a different location when you go online and access any material you want without particular content restrictions. You can easily enjoy internet connection without any risks of being hacked by using Private Internet Access VPN.

Control the information that can be accessed by government any other unwanted party and surf online without being spied on. Even if you are not involved in illegal activities or trust your selection of services, platforms, be suspicious for your own security and take precautionary measures by using the VPN service.

Backup files for the later use, in case of the malware attack

Computer users can suffer from data losses due to cyber infections or their own faulty doings. Ransomware can encrypt and hold files hostage, while unforeseen power cuts might cause a loss of important documents. If you have proper up-to-date backups, you can easily recover after such an incident and get back to work. It is also equally important to update backups on a regular basis so that the newest information remains intact – you can set this process to be performed automatically.

When you have the previous version of every important document or project you can avoid frustration and breakdowns. It comes in handy when malware strikes out of nowhere. Use Data Recovery Pro for the data restoration process.

About the author
Ugnius Kiguolis
Ugnius Kiguolis - The mastermind

If this free removal guide helped you and you are satisfied with our service, please consider making a donation to keep this service alive. Even a smallest amount will be appreciated.

Contact Ugnius Kiguolis
About the company Esolutions

References

  1. Agnessa says:
    March 7th, 2017 at 5:35 am

    I was so scared by these redirects… Thanks for the instructions. The virus is gone now.

  2. Grigori says:
    March 7th, 2017 at 5:36 am

    My colleague has caught this virus, and fortunately, we managed to delete it during the lunch break!

  3. anna says:
    March 7th, 2017 at 5:37 am

    i have no clue how this virus infected my computer…

Your opinion regarding Searchis-cng.ru virus