I wrote this article to help you remove Search.searchvfr.com. This Search.searchvfr.com removal guide works for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.
Do you see the Search.searchvfr.com page every time you browse the Internet? Do you get redirected to it non-stop? If yes, there we have bad news for you. Your machine harbors an infection. A browser hijacker, to be exact. The constant appearance of Search.searchvfr.com is proof of that. Accept it as the warning it actually is, and heed it. This hijacker may not be the most dangerous parasite out there but it is not harmless either.
We haven`t encountered an innocuous infection yet, and the chances are you haven`t either. This is simply because there is no such thing. Each cyber threat causes harm, some more than others, and each one eventually goes out of control. The hijacker you are stuck with will also get out of hand if you don’t take immediate measures against it. The more time you grant it in your system, the more time it has to cause you problems. And it will. Some of the damage may even turn out to be irrevocable and with serious consequences. As soon as you spot the Search.searchvfr.com site, act. Find where the nasty hijacker is lurking and remove it on the spot. It will never be beneficial to you in any way. On the contrary. That’s why it has to go!
Once the pest enters, it immediately replaces your homepage and search engine with its own domain. Search.searchvfr.com becomes your online shadow. Every time you so much and touch one of your browsers, the site is there to greet you. Did you approve this switch? No! You weren’t even informed of it being implemented. That’s how the hijacker works. It doesn’t need your permission. It acts as it sees fit. But you are the one to suffer from it. Aside from Search.searchvfr.com being your constant online companion, you are also bombarded with numerous ads. Even the pages which used to be ad-free are now heavy on banners, coupons, deals, offers, etc. Surfing the web normally becomes an impossible task. These irritating adverts are incredibly intrusive and they grow in numbers which each passing day. However, there is more.
Now that the hijacker controls your browsers, you are always exposed to malware risk. Nothing can be trusted. You see tons of malicious pages, links, and ads and you cannot tell which are safe and which are not. A single click on a corrupted ad, for instance, may result in more malware entering your machine. But as we said, you cannot tell them apart. This leaves you with two choices: risking infecting your machine even more while being constantly interrupted or not using it at all. Neither of them sounds good, does it? Here is one choice which not only sounds good but is also the right one. Remove the hijacker and regain control over your online activities. Once you get rid of the pest, everything will get back to normal. Don’t procrastinate. Follow our removal guide at the end of this article and clean your PC for good.
How did the hijacker enter? The most plausible scenario is that the infection arrived bundled into another program. The bundling technique is so effective and popular because most users tend to throw caution to the wind when installing programs. Don’t make that mistake. Always read the Terms and Conditions before accepting them. Don’t rush into clicking “Yes” or “I agree”. Careless is what hackers pray for the most. Don’t provide it. Don’t make yourself an even easier target by being negligent. Do your due diligence. Opt for the Custom settings which give you full control over the installation process and you are able to see if there are some “extra” apps which you didn’t mean to install. If there are, deselect them. Then, you can still finish installing the program you originally planned to set up.
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.searchvfr.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 Search.searchvfr.com from your browser? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.