My Firefox browaer starts with searchnu rather than Google. When I try to reset it it says that the searchnu tool bar has not allowed the change to take place. How do I step by step remove this malware program. My pc tools won't remove it
Additional System Details
Every time Firefox opened
This started when...
- Google Update
- Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape 10.1.1
- HP Product Detection Plugin
- Office Live Update v1.5
- Photosynth 2.110.317.1042
- User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:10.0.2) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/10.0.2
I tried pc tools malware removal to no effect.
Go to control panel, get rid of the iLivid software. Then go to the Firefox menu and uninstall the searchnu.com toolbar. Afterwards set your desired homepage.
I found that was not enough. You have to go to about:config>keyword.URL> and remove the user set string or it just comes back, you should know that.
replace the user set string that is
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I am just posting what applies for people who have my case
Simply use Revo uninstaller( free version) followed by one quick scanning by malwarebytes if you feel.
I watched several of these videos on removing this virus, and all of the other advice on posts. I restored IE, and my home page in Firefox. But when I open new tabs in FF, it still took me to Searchnu. I figured out the answer.
In the Firefox url, type "about:config" Click through the warning In the search filter, search on "searchnu" When a result came up, Iooked closely at the directory path to the result, and it went to C:/Program Files(x86)/Searchnu
I deleted this folder. Now everything works fine, and my new tabs take me where I want to go..
I woke up this morning and found this piece of garbage on my computer. How it got there, I don't know, because I didn't install anything new. I removed it via the Control Panel, uninstalling the Searchqu Toolbar. I also noticed a shortcut on my desktop, for some emoticons that I didn't install. I got rid of that too. I ran CCleaner afterwards, and all seems to be well. I also had to switch my homepage back to what I normally use.
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