Do a malware check with some malware scan programs. You need to scan with all programs because each program detects different malware. Make sure that you update each program to get the latest version of the database before doing a scan.
See also "Spyware on Windows": http://kb.mozillazine.org/Popups_not_blocked and What to do when searches take you to the wrong search website
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@cckate- 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 wish to uninstall Searchnu please follow the next instructions: Go to Control Panel > Add/Remove Programs > look for windows searchnu toolbar > Uninstall
Please let us know if you need any further info.
Thank you, The Searchnu Support Team
I tried to do this, found the file and removed it, but my default homepage STILL comes up as Searchnu...and i DONT WANT IT. I want to change it back to google as it was before
i hate these programs that go ahead and change your default setting and mess with your computer.
Has anyone else experienced that also AFTER uninstalling it, would appreciate a reply. Thank you.
Create a new profile as a test to check if your current profile is causing the problems.
See "Basic Troubleshooting: Make a new profile":
There may be extensions and plugins installed by default in a new profile, so check that in "Tools > Add-ons > Extensions & Plugins" in case there are still problems.
If that new profile works then you can transfer some files from the old profile to that new profile, but be careful not to copy corrupted files.
Someone else may have suggested this - I haven't checked - and there may be quicker ways. I had Google on my Mozilla Firefox page, and found that searchnu had replaced it. After looking at some othe replies, I clicked on Tools in the toolbar at the top of the page, then Options, which showed that www:searchnu.com continued to be listed as the Home Page. I simply replaced it by www.google.co.uk and hit OK, and there was Google, back again.
I have just found Searchnu and I don't want it. Many suggestions for removal tell us to uninstall it from Control Panel. Except that in my case it isn't there to remove. Nor can I find it with Search (Windows 7).
Any advice folks?