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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

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Hi nlmiles,

We've got a Search and Home page troubleshooting section that I think you might be interested in. There is information in there specifically about searchnu that should be of use.

Hopefully this helps!

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Additional System Details

This happened

Every time Firefox opened

This started when...

last week

Installed Plug-ins

  • Google Update
  • 4.1.10111.0
  • GEPlugin
  • 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
  • np-mswmp


  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:10.0.2) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/10.0.2

More Information

I tried pc tools malware removal to no effect.

MozillaFirefox1125 0 solutions 5 answers

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.

MozillaFirefox1125 0 solutions 5 answers

Very welcome!

MozillaFirefox1125 0 solutions 5 answers


AnnaZed 1 solutions 12 answers

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.

AnnaZed 1 solutions 12 answers

replace the user set string that is

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MozillaFirefox1125 0 solutions 5 answers

I am just posting what applies for people who have my case

amitabha222 0 solutions 1 answers

Simply use Revo uninstaller( free version) followed by one quick scanning by malwarebytes if you feel.

Johnparri 0 solutions 1 answers

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..

Mominator 0 solutions 7 answers

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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huynguyen059 0 solutions 1 answers

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