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How can I remove the SearchAssist virus from my browser?

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My browser Firefox 23.0.1 is being affected by the SearchAssist virus. I need instructions on how to remove it manually.

My browser Firefox 23.0.1 is being affected by the SearchAssist virus. I need instructions on how to remove it manually.

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You need to remove the addon to remove it system wide.

Check for malware with ALL OF THE PROGRAMS DESCRIBED IN THE BELOW ARTICLE

Then reset search preferences

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Installed Plug-ins

  • Shockwave Flash 11.8 r800
  • The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in Web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.
  • Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape 11.0.04
  • Google Update
  • GEPlugin
  • Next Generation Java Plug-in 10.25.2 for Mozilla browsers
  • NPRuntime Script Plug-in Library for Java(TM) Deploy
  • SiteAdvisor
  • 5.1.20513.0
  • McAfee MSC FF plugin DLL
  • McAfee MSS+ NPAPI Plugin
  • The plug-in allows you to open and edit files using Microsoft Office applications
  • Office Authorization plug-in for NPAPI browsers

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:23.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/23.0

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Tyler Downer
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Please read [[Troubleshoot Firefox issues caused by malware]], then Reset Firefox [[Reset Firefox – easily fix most problems]], then update to Firefox 24 [[Update Firefox to the latest version]]
kobe 441 solutions 5048 answers

Chosen Solution

You need to remove the addon to remove it system wide.

Check for malware with ALL OF THE PROGRAMS DESCRIBED IN THE BELOW ARTICLE

Then reset search preferences

You need to remove the addon to remove it system wide. * SEE => [[Disable or remove Add-ons]] Check for malware with ALL OF THE PROGRAMS DESCRIBED IN THE BELOW ARTICLE * [[Troubleshoot Firefox issues caused by malware]] Then reset search preferences * SEE => [[Remove a toolbar that has taken over your Firefox search or home page]]
Flutterbug 0 solutions 2 answers

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Here is the ONLY way to get rid of it. first this thing is dl'd if you make a misclick on an infected website also from pop-ups. I just figured out how to get rid of it today and I have seen immediate improvement in my computer and browsers performance.

Attn people, Go through your program (add/remove is easiest) files looking specifically looking for a program called Sendori, made by Sendori Inc. if you have it you ARE at risk. this is a PUP (potentially Unwanted Program). This program is known also as a browser hijacker also classifies as adware and malware.

The symptoms of an infection are underlined words on web pages, slow and lagged web browsers. adds that popup on the pages when you mouse over the underlined words. this program is also known to exploit your firewall and open ports for potential viruses and hackers. it took me almost 6 months to pinpoint the infection and the "application" that it was downloaded with. Misclicks can cost you alot. if you have this program you need to remove it ASAP! also remove all registry entries with a trusted cleaner tool I personally use CCleaner (crap cleaner).

from there you NEED to reset your browser or it will come back and it will drive you insane. every browser has a specific way of doing it but they are all similar, you will loose your addons like scriptish and other things like that. you keep your favorites and cookies, but everything is reset. problem fixed. you win.

Here is the ONLY way to get rid of it. first this thing is dl'd if you make a misclick on an infected website also from pop-ups. I just figured out how to get rid of it today and I have seen immediate improvement in my computer and browsers performance. Attn people, Go through your program (add/remove is easiest) files looking specifically looking for a program called Sendori, made by Sendori Inc. if you have it you ARE at risk. this is a PUP (potentially Unwanted Program). This program is known also as a browser hijacker also classifies as adware and malware. The symptoms of an infection are underlined words on web pages, slow and lagged web browsers. adds that popup on the pages when you mouse over the underlined words. this program is also known to exploit your firewall and open ports for potential viruses and hackers. it took me almost 6 months to pinpoint the infection and the "application" that it was downloaded with. Misclicks can cost you alot. if you have this program you need to remove it ASAP! also remove all registry entries with a trusted cleaner tool I personally use CCleaner (crap cleaner). from there you NEED to reset your browser or it will come back and it will drive you insane. every browser has a specific way of doing it but they are all similar, you will loose your addons like scriptish and other things like that. you keep your favorites and cookies, but everything is reset. problem fixed. you win.