I wrote this article to help you remove Search.viewsearch.net. This Search.viewsearch.net removal guide works for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.
Search.viewsearch.net is not a reliable domain and it is not a reliable search engine for sure. It is a malicious website which indicates the presence of a browser hijacker in your system. You have probably heard how incredibly annoying hijackers are and how they ruin your online experience. Well, it is all true and if you don’t take measures on time you will have the chance to experience all the issues yourself. Trust us when we say that you don’t want to deal with this pest once it goes out of hand and, eventually, it will.
The more time the hijacker spends on board, the worse your predicament gets. So, as soon as you spot the Search.viewsearch.net page taking over, accept the fact that your PC is infected and start looking for a way out. Search.viewsearch.net is the parasite`s way of informing you of its presence. It uses the site as a front but you should take its appearance as a warning. The sooner you understand that, the better.
Once the hijacker is on your machine, you are no longer in charge of your browsing experience. The pest takes over all of your browsers forcing them to serve crooks` purposes, aka money. Yes, unsurprisingly, this program was not developed to enhance your online experience. It promises to generate safe and accurate search results but it doesn’t deliver. What it does it generating web traffic to particular pages and helping hackers make profits via the pay-per-click method. This is why your browsers are injected with countless ads and this is why your homepage and search engine have been replaced without your permission. You just open your browser one day only to find the Search.viewsearch.net page in their places. All of a sudden this site is everywhere and it effectively ruins your web surfing. For starters, you cannot find anything you are searching for online as you are constantly flooded with questionable links.
Also, anytime you try loading another page, you get redirected to another shady one. And don’t forget about the ads. You are bombarded with ads on daily basis. Banners, discounts, coupons, offers, deals, video ads, pop-up ads, and so on and so forth. All these links are dangerous. As we said, crooks use them to make effortless money and you are becoming their sponsor only by keeping the hijacker on board. But not only that. You are also one click away from more infections all the time. Nothing the pest generates can be trusted. Of course, there are some safe links displayed but there is no way of telling which is which without clicking. But if you click on the wrong one you automatically download more infections on your already messed-up machine.
Are you trying to compromise your PC further? No. It is already underperforming because of this one infection. It is sluggish. It crashes. Your browsers freeze occasionally. The last thing you need is to get five more. You need to remove the hijacker now! It is also jeopardizing your privacy by spying on your every online move. It keeps on gathering information and when it decides it has enough it send it all to the crooks. There is no need of telling you what could happen if these hackers get their hands on your personally identifiable and financial details. Don’t take this risk. Use our removal guide and get rid of the intruder immediately. If you don’t, it won’t be long before you regret it.
How to prevent infections in the future? Well, in order to prevent an intruder from entering you need to know how they enter in the first place. The thing is that all infections need your inactive cooperation to succeed. They need your haste and distraction. You would never give them the approval they are seeking so they turn to tricks to get it. Tricks like freeware/shareware bundles, spam emails, corrupted links/pages/torrents, fake program updates, malicious third-party ads, etc.
A hijacker can hide behind any of the above-mentioned and if you are not careful it sneaks in. Always double-check what you agree to. Don’t open emails from unknown senders. Stay away from illegitimate torrents and unverified sources. When installing a bundle always opt for the Custom settings in the Setup Wizard as they give you complete control over the installment. Don’t skip the Terms and Conditions/EULA unless you want to agree to something you are totally against. Be vigilant all the time while online. Infections are lurking from everywhere and you are the one responsible for keeping them out of your machine.
Before starting the real removal process, you must reboot in Safe Mode. If you know how to do this, skip the instructions below and proceed to Step 2. If you do not know how to do it, here is how to reboot in Safe mode:
For Windows 98, XP, Millenium and 7:
Reboot your computer. When the first screen of information appears, start repeatedly pressing F8 key. Then choose Safe Mode With Networking from the options.
For Windows 8/8.1
Click the Start button, next click Control Panel —> System and Security —> Administrative Tools —> System Configuration.
Check the Safe Boot option and click OK. Click Restart when asked.
For Windows 10
Open the Start menu and click or tap on the Power button.
While keeping the Shift key pressed, click or tap on Restart.
Please, follow the steps precisely to remove Search.viewsearch.net from the browser:
Remove From Mozilla Firefox:
Open Firefox, click on top-right corner , click Add-ons, hit Extensions next.
Look for suspicious or unknown extensions, remove them all.
Remove From Chrome:
Open Chrome, click chrome menu icon at the top-right corner —>More Tools —> Extensions. There, identify the malware and select chrome-trash-icon(Remove).
Remove From Internet Explorer:
Open IE, then click IE gear icon on the top-right corner —> Manage Add-ons.
Find the malicious add-on. Remove it by pressing Disable.
Right click on the browser’s shortcut, then click Properties. Remove everything after the .exe” in the Target box.
Open Control Panel by holding the Win Key and R together. Write appwiz.cpl in the field, then click OK.
Here, find any program you had no intention to install and uninstall it.
Run the Task Manager by right clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Start Task Manager.
Look carefully at the file names and descriptions of the running processes. If you find any suspicious one, search on Google for its name, or contact me directly to identify it. If you find a malware process, right-click on it and choose End task.
Open MS Config by holding the Win Key and R together. Type msconfig and hit Enter.
Go in the Startup tab and Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.
Still can not remove Search.viewsearch.net from your browser? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.