I wrote this article to help you remove Searchudak.com. This Searchudak.com removal guide works for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.
If the page Searchudak.com has started appearing every time you open your browser and you constantly get redirected to it, your PC has been infected with a nasty browser hijacker. By displaying the page it is informing you that it has managed to find its way into your system without you realizing. The webpage is a sign, which you should not ignore.
Browser hijackers are very harmful infections and there is no place for them on your device. Once you see the Searchudak.com page, take immediate measures to get rid of this hijacker. If you don’t, you will later regret it. By allowing it to stay on your PC you are basically giving it permission to completely wreck your system. You will have to deal will a ton of problems some of which are incredibly risky. It is very important to act as soon as you notice the threat because the more time it has on board the more serious, and maybe irreversible, damage it can cause.
Once the Searchudak.com hijacker has settled it, it goes to work. The first thing it does is displaying its webpage. It will appear everywhere, you will be non-stop redirected to it, each time you open your browser or a new tab you will see it. Your old homepage has been replaced and your permission was neither needed nor required.
Apart from that unauthorized replacement, the hijacker also bombards you with numerous annoying pop-up ads. You will see then all the time and some of the may even look interesting to you. Do not click on any of them! They are unreliable and dangerous and so is the Searchudak.com website. All they can do is get you in more trouble. You may download a threat even with only one single click. For instance, you can get infected with much more serious malware, like a devastating Trojan or even a greedy ransomware.
Stay away from everything the hijacker generates and throws your way because it cannot be trusted. As a result from all this, your PC performance slows down a lot and your system starts crashing frequently. It is impossible to get any word done or enjoy surfing the Web in that situation. And luckily, you don’t have to. Remove this virus and keep yourself safe. However, all these issues pale compared to the security risk you are taking by letting this menace stay.
Hijacker jeopardizes you privacy and exposes it to strangers. These tools are programmed in a way to spy on you, monitor your every online move, gather sensitive information and send it to their crooks. Crooks with highly questionable intentions which can use your personal data as they see fit. Think about how dangerous that is, you may fall victim to a financial scam or even an identity theft. Use our removal guide below to clean your PC once and for all. Just follow the instructions in this exact order and your machine will be safe and hijacker-free.
How did you get stuck with the Searchudak.com browser hijacker? These nasty tools are very smart and masters in fooling you. However, they need something else as well. Your permission. If not given they cannot get it, so they will try tricking you in any way possible to get it. And the worse thing is that you have no idea when or how you gave your consent until it`s already too late.
Browser hijackers rely on the standard entering methods – freeware, spam emails, compromised pages/links, fake updates, etc. They trick you into thinking you are downloading something else while, in fact, you are welcoming a hijacker. The majority of users don’t bother to read the Terms and Conditions and just rush the installation process. That’s their mistake.
Hijackers rely on you being careless and naïve. They need that. Otherwise, they will be spotted on time and their installation terminated. Be more vigilant and check twice when installing programs unless you want to voluntarily invite threats like this one all the time. There is no such thing like “too careful” when it comes cyber security.
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 Searchudak.com 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 Searchudak.com from your browser? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.