How to delete the automatically loading Searchnu.com definitly in my Firefox webadres at start-up
Since the weekend I always, whan starting up Firefox find searchnu.com in the adress. Googling this problem did not solve it. It only happens when starting up Sirefox, not with I.E. Is this a virus, or...? How to remove it?
Additional System Details
- Shockwave Flash 11.2 r202
- Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape 10.1.3
- Picasa plugin
- Google Update
- iTunes Detector Plug-in
- The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in Web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.
- NPRuntime Script Plug-in Library for Java(TM) Deploy
- Office Plugin for Netscape Navigator
- User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:12.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/12.0
I did not download new progs as far as I know.
I have Windows 7 and a system with Core i5 precessor
I'm protected by Avast and Comodo firewall.
Several scans by other programms as Marwar anti-bites and SUPER-antispyware didn't solve the propblem.
I hope that this is only an altered start page setting, so please take a look at this article: How to set the home page
See also these threads and pages about searchqu/searchnu:
Hi, I'm a member of the Searchnu Support Team. I'm here to help :)
@SLeer- When the software was installed onto your pc it offered two basic installs, typical installation, which lists the add-on features such as searchnu default search, and Custom installation, which allows you to select the add-ons that you wish to install. There's no need to worry if you did the typical install - this isn't a virus, nor malware, and there's no need to Perform a virus scan against it.
If you want to uninstall Searchnu please follow the next instructions:
Go to Control Panel > Add/Remove Programs > look for windows searchnu toolbar > Uninstall
If you followed the instructions and still can't find a solution to the issue, please don't hesitate to let us know and we will walk you through it :)
Thank you, The Searchnu Support Team
In the Add/Remove Programs there was no Windows searchnu toolbar. So I could not uninstall it that way, nor with Ccleaner. It wat not a toolbar, but the www.searchnu.com adress was always filled in in the adress bar at startup firefox, not at startup I.E. However it was not visible in de windows internet-options, were I always choose about:blank. So I think it was malware, although none of the malware scanners could detect it. Since I have de-installed firefox and all the adds and the favorite and then re-installed firefux and some of the adds, the problem seems to be solved.
You may find that the toolbar is for some reason called 'searchqu toolbar' instead of nu. Don't ask me why, but removal solved this irritating issue.
Removing was indeed very difficult but I succeeded, by de-installing Firefox as well as all the ads and all teh favorites. Then I re-installed firefox and some ads and te problem seems to be solved. It must bij malware since I never asked for it en it was also very difficult to remove.
I did exactly what you described I was able to uninstall the programme you referred but when I entered Chrome again the malware web address appeared again. I am going to report it as a virus because it is something I did not install I don't want to have and I can't remove